The Chill Room, 14 August 2015 at 1030pm PDT on killradio.org
256k VBR, 36 minutes, brief but intense
Call this a quick deep listen. This tape recording from a Hamburg bar is the only way to hear The Beatles without the sound of thousands of screaming fans while they do historic earth shaking rock (and even girl group pop) songs. You may think you know everything about their music, but then, you may be surprised.
Set list: All performances by The Beatles, last week of December 1962 at the Star Club in Hamburg Germany. Introduction / I Saw Her Standing There (#1), Red Hot, Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey, I Saw Her Standing There (#2)>To Know Her Is to Love Her>Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby, Mr Moonlight, Ask Me Why, Twist and Shout
New edit, brighter sound. With thanks to Mark Lewisohn and his book Tune In, and thanks to Sandra and Michael and my live listeners, and to killradio, the Internet Archive, podomatic and wfmu.org. The image is of the Beatles at the Star Club performing Mr Moonlight! This was one portion of a three hour program. For complete shows, join the private list, drop me an email to email@example.com. Commenting encouraged.