Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Instant Shout

A couple of samples from recent auctions which may have escaped your notice...

On February 11th, 1970, John performed his new single "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)" on Top Of The Pops. His vocals were sung live on top of a prerecorded backing mixed from the multitrack single master - here are some excerpts from an acetate purporting to contain that mix:

Six years earlier to the day, John sang "Twist And Shout" as the closing number of The Beatles' first U.S. concert in Washington DC. The song was cut short on the surviving kinescope of the performance, but the original videotape was auctioned a few years back, giving us these precious few seconds from the previously-unavailable final verse:

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