The Beatles Live at The Hollywood Bowl – Part 1

So Dandy Classic finally goes there. At long last we dedicate 2 entire episodes to the Fab Four,TheBeatles!


And in true contrarian style we don’t go for any of their acknowledged masterpieces, a la ‘Revolver’, ‘Sgt. Pepper’ or ‘Abbey Road’. Nope, not us. We swerve and go track-by-track on an out-of-print live album not even available domestically (at least not via Capitol Records) on CD!

Not to fear though Dandy fans it’s still an inspired choice as we get to discuss some of the finer aspects of what is known culturally as ‘Beatlemania’ and how the “Live at the Holiday Bowl” almost never saw the light of day at all before finally hitting store shelves in 1977, a full seven years after John, Paul, George and Ringo called it quits. We discuss the pains George Martin went through to save the master tapes of the shows used from 1964 and 1965 as well.

What we ultimately got as fans though was pretty darn good, given the quality, or lack thereof, of the original recordings. It captures, rather succinctly the movement, and the moment of when The Beatles were the biggest musical act of the rock n’ roll era. So join us as we delve into the magic that we can hear. From the raucous “Twist & Shout” to the moody “Things We Said Today”, and into the jangly “Ticket To Ride” and the sheer power of “Boys” we hope you give it a listen!

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