Musical palate cleanser, pass the audition edition

I’m not sure what exactly caused me to pull this clip up, but I still enjoy watching it as much as ever.

Three things in particular:

  • For a bunch who hadn’t played live for a while, these guys were tight.  (Ringo has to be one of rock’s most underrated drummers.)
  • It’s the end days for the group, and yet there’s still palpable energy between them.  They’re clearly enjoying playing together.
  • Their sense of humor remained intact ’til the end.

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17 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, pass the audition edition

  1. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    and sadly Saville Row has never been the same.

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      What do you mean?

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      • Bulldawg Bill

        Saville Row was the Men’s fashion center of London, where “gentlemen” went to have their suits, mostly traditional(boring), custom made.

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        • Hogbody Spradlin

          I’m a bit of a dandy and wouldn’t mind a Savile Row suit or two. They’re about $7500. Hans Gruber had a couple.

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      • ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

        Savile Row is where that rooftop concert took place.
        Sad because that was the last live beatles performance -iirc.

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        • Hogbody Spradlin

          Oh, I see. That being 1969, I bet the Beatles, multimillionaire revolutionaries themselves, picked the location to prick the proverbial establishment.

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  2. aucarson

    Imagine being one of the cops who shut them down. One year later, you’re the guy who stopped the Beatles’ last concert.

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  3. RangerRuss

    This clip has been popping up on my feed as of late. Glad you highlighted it. Coincidentally, Ringo being a great drummer was a recent topic over drinks. His steady, unobtrusive drumming keeps the Beatles tight.
    I’ve been a McCartney fan as long as I can remember. It seems he is a perfectionist and that can get tiresome. He was also a cheap bastage paying his Wings mates scale.
    Gotdam hippies.

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  4. gotthepicture

    Thanks for sharing. I like and respect the Beatles, but I enjoy some of their contemporaries more, but this was a really good performance.

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  5. Scotty King

    I would have played in Wings for free….. Or his other band.

    I personally like the Rubber Soul/Revolver period best.

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  6. Salty Dawg

    I just gave a listen to ‘Abby Road’ last night and noticed Ringo’s drumming in particular. That album, back in the day, was a make out staple in my book. Good times!

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  7. Russ

    Can’t wait for the Peter Jackson movie to come out. I watched this clip last week and yeah, they still had it. Shame they couldn’t play live more (and actually hear themselves).

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  8. Muttley

    Mark Lewisohn, who catalogued and listened to every existing Beatles session tape, estimated that the Beatles broke down thousands of times in seven or so years of recording, and Ringo caused fewer than a dozen of them.

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  9. BuffaloSpringfield

    Truly Amazing, in some regards under appreciated. You can almost see in the clip that George is introverted. Paul was the best guitar picker of the group and most intelligent. Also he owned the largest ego, which lead to the feud w/John and George. Ringo was at odds end because things were so decisive at this point he knew things would never be the same. Apple was falling apart, John’s drinking and drugs along with the intrusive Yoko frayed everyone’s sense of being.
    Rome was burned down in a day, their fire will never burn out.
    Can you name the three Beatles still alive today?

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