Thursday, November 18, 2010

Get Thee To ITunes

I can't embed it here, and I can't even find a way to make a link; but ITunes has the video of the Beatles playing their first US concert (at the Washington DC Coliseum in February of 1964).  You can watch it for free on the ITunes site.  It's unbelievably poignant to watch - the youth of the singers, the innocence and excitement of the audience, it's all just incredible and so long ago.  All 4 Beatles are wearing suits and ties, for heaven's sake.  The close-ups of Ringo playing the drums and of the teen girls in their plaid skirts and cardigan sweaters and cat's-eye eyeglasses screaming in the audience make it worth watching, never mind the rest of it.

And FREE - did I mention that?  Get on over to ITunes and type in Beatles - you won't regret it.

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8 comments:

  1. I must show this to my son. He's a Beatlemaniac. He's 8. I love my kid and, by extension, iTunes.

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  2. My husband & I were appalled to discover recently that some of our kids could not name a single Beatles song. Excusable for the 5th grader, but downright WRONG for the teenagers. Honestly, we have not been holding out on them! I'll be sure to share this link with them.

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  3. Absolutely all of my children know the Beatles tunes, much to the horror of my husband. Just wait until he sees the bill from i-tunes, which I have never even perused before!

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  4. There's a sweetness to that level of enthusiasm.

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  5. My Son and his crowd LOVE the Beatles, which I find somewhat hilarious considering they are 18. I will be sure to share this with them, even if it makes me feel really really old...

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  6. I just saw this over at NPR and immediately thought of you. You should submit a photo of YOUR fridge! : )

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2010/11/18/131424214/fridge

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  7. I guess I missed the Free stuff. :(

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  8. No, I think it is free until the end of the month.

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