Song: Glad All Over
Artist: The Beatles
Album: Live at the BBC
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The Beatles - “Glad All Over” - Live at the BBC

Broadcast: 20 August 1963, on Pop Go The Beatles 

George on lead vocal for this cover of a Carl Perkins song, recorded for Pop Go The Beatles in 1963.

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"I didn’t want to be anything because I was at school. I used to get my guitar out at night - and I used to neglect my work at school because of the guitar. The only thing I wanted to do was be able to play a guitar and go onstage. And as luck would have it, that’s what I was able to do."
— George Harrison, in response to Larry Kane’s question, "George, before The Beatles ever came about, what ambitions did you have? Did you want to be a doctor or a lawyer?, Las Vegas, 20 August 1964
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Eric Idle and George Harrison

"I was on an island somewhere when a man came up to him and said, ‘George Harrison, oh my God. What are you doing here?’ And he said, ‘Well, everyone’s got to be somewhere.’" - Eric Idle

Eric Idle and George Harrison

"I was on an island somewhere when a man came up to him and said, ‘George Harrison, oh my God. What are you doing here?’ And he said, ‘Well, everyone’s got to be somewhere.’" - Eric Idle

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20 August: On this day in 1964, The Beatles performed two shows at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

'At 1 am The Beatles' chartered plane touched down at Old McCarran Field in Las Vegas, and they were promptly driven to the Sahara Hotel where, despite a curfew, 2,000 fans were waiting to scream a welcome. The fans were dispersed by police using dogs. They spent the morning in their penthouse suite on the 18th floor of the hotel while fans attempted to scale the walls, climb the garbage shoot and use the freight elevator. The group left for the 8,000-seater Convention Center at 2:30 for a sound check. The afternoon show opened at 4 PM but it was not until 5:30 that The Beatles took the stage to the usual screams, shrieks and showers of jelly babies.

After the concert the police used brutal tactics to force the fans away from backstage when The Beatles made their exit. One reporter had her foot run over by a police motorcycle, another girl was bruised in the ribs by a cop’s night stick. The Beatles made $30,000 for their trouble. The police were concerned that underage fans would enter gambling casinos if The Beatles visited them so they were requested to stay away. The Beatles had two slot machines in their rooms, but otherwise did no gambling.’ - The Beatles - A Diary

George: ‘Before LA we went and played in Las Vegas, where Liberace visited us. I think the first four rows of that concert were filled up by Pat Boone and his daughters. He seemed to have hundreds of daughters.’ - The Beatles Anthology

A news report about the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ visit to Las Vegas can be viewed on YouTube.

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The Beatles performing at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, 19 August 1964 (images found via Record Mecca)

Photos: Proctor Jones

19 August: On this day in 1964, The Beatles performed at San Francisco’s Cow Palace.

"…with The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, The Righteous Brothers and Jackie DeShannon. The group’s standard set for the tour was: "Twist and Shout", "You Can’t Do That", "All My Loving", "She Loves You", "Things We Said Today", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Can’t Buy Me Love", "If I Fell", "I Want To Hold Your Hand", "Boys", "A Hard Day’s Night" and "Long Tall Sally". Sometimes they would open with "I Saw Her Standing There" and close with "Twist and Shout".

[…] The Cow Palace was nearly filled by 7 PM, an hour before show time. When The Beatles appeared the girls screamed for a solid four minutes forty-five seconds. The San Francisco Examiner reported: “As soon as they left, the screaming stopped abruptly.”

Fifty fans were hurt and two arrested, fifty more were forcibly prevented from climbing on stage. At the end of the set, The Beatles dropped their instruments on stage, ran for the waiting car and were gone before the audience knew they had finished playing.

In the 15th floor of the hotel, 35 girls were rounded up all together trying to sneak past the guards. Some of the girls were dressed as maids. The Beatles did not stay to party, but flew straight to their next venue instead.” - The Beatles - A Diary

Footage of the concert can be viewed on YouTube; and this article features some fan accounts of The Beatles’ Cow Palace performance: CBS.

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Song: Don't Bother Me
Artist: The Beatles
Album: With The Beatles
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The Beatles - “Don’t Bother Me” - With The Beatles

Don’t Bother Me. The first song that I wrote - as an excercise to see if I could write a song. I wrote it in a hotel in Bournemouth, England, where we were playing a summer season in 1963 - I was sick in bed - maybe that’s why it turned out to be Don’t Bother Me.

I don’t think it’s a particularly good song, it mightn’t even be a song at all but at least it showed me at all I needed to do was keep on writing and then maybe eventually I would write something good. I still feel now ‘I wish I could write something good.’ It’s relativity. It did, however, provide me with an occupation.” - George Harrison, I Me Mine

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Song: Don't Bother Me (demo)
Artist: George Harrison
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George Harrison - “Don’t Bother Me” (demo)

"This incredible tape of George Harrison working on Don’t Bother Me, his first song for The Beatles, was made by their chauffeur Alf Bicknell (on the reel-to-reel recorder given to him by John Lennon) during the group’s six-night summer season at the Gaumont in Bournemouth from 19 to 24 August 1963.

Struck down with a heavy cold (you can hear him coughing and spluttering) and confined to his room at the Palace Court Hotel, George later said he passed the time writing a song as an exercise just to see if he could.
Bill Harry, founder-editor of the Merseybeat newspaper in Liverpool, says he had been trying to get George to write a song for ages and this was the young Beatle’s response to his encouragement. In fact, George had written before - co-writing In Spite Of All The Danger with Paul McCartney in their days in The Quarrymen. It was recorded as a demo in 1958 with a version of Buddy Holly’s That’ll Be The Day. [George also has a co-writing credit on Cry For A Shadow, the Harrison-Lennon instrumental recorded in Hamburg on 22 June 1961.]” - The Beatles & Bournemouth blog [x]

Don’t Bother Me. The first song that I wrote - an excercise to see if I could write a song. I wrote it in a hotel in Bournemouth, England, where we were playing a summer season in 1963 - I was sick in bed - maybe that’s why it turned out to be Don’t Bother Me.

I don’t think it’s a particularly good song, it mightn’t even be a song at all but at least it showed me that all I needed to do was keep on writing and then maybe eventually I would write something good. I still feel now ‘I wish I could write something good’. It’s relativity. It did, however, provide me with an occupation.” - George Harrison, I Me Mine 

The album version, from 1963’s With The Beatles, can be heard here.

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19 August: On this day in 1964, The Beatles performed at San Francisco’s Cow Palace.

'…with The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, The Righteous Brothers and Jackie DeShannon. The groups standard set for the tour was: “Twist and Shout”, “You Can't Do That”, “All My Loving”, “She Loves You”, “Things We Said Today”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, “Can't Buy Me Love”, “If I Fell”, “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, “Boys”, “A Hard Day's Night” and “Long Tall Sally”. Sometimes they would open with “I Saw Her Standing There” and close with “Twist and Shout”.

[…] The Cow Palace was nearly filled by 7 PM, an hour before show time. When The Beatles appeared the girls screamed for a solid four minutes forty-five seconds. The San Francisco Examiner reported: “As soon as they left, the screaming stopped abruptly.”

Fifty fans were hurt and two arrested, fifty more were forcibly prevented from climbing on stage. At the end of the set, The Beatles dropped their instruments on stage, ran for the waiting car and were gone before the audience knew they had finished playing.

In the 15th floor of the hotel, 35 girls were rounded up all together trying to sneak past the guards. Some of the girls were dressed as maids. The Beatles did not stay to party, but flew straight to their next venue instead.’

Footage of the concert can be viewed on YouTube.

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— Quote from The Beatles - A Diary
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George Harrison playing a Fender Jazz Bass during the Abbey Road sessions, 1969
Photo: Linda McCartney

George Harrison playing a Fender Jazz Bass during the Abbey Road sessions, 1969

Photo: Linda McCartney

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George Harrison and Paul Simon, Saturday Night Live, New York City, 19 November 1976 - photographed by Richard E. Aaron


“I loved George. It’s like what everybody says in the documentary [Living in the Material World]: everybody loves him. He was really loveable. He just was. He was a Beatle all the time, you know, but he had a sense of modesty. You just sort of knew he’s really special. So I watched it [the documentary], and you know… I thought to a degree they caught it, and then to another degree I thought, well, I don’t know…” - Paul Simon in response to the question, "You were really close to [George Harrison],", Orange County Register, 15 October 2011 [x]

George Harrison and Paul Simon, Saturday Night Live, New York City, 19 November 1976 - photographed by Richard E. Aaron

“I loved George. It’s like what everybody says in the documentary [Living in the Material World]: everybody loves him. He was really loveable. He just was. He was a Beatle all the time, you know, but he had a sense of modesty. You just sort of knew he’s really special. So I watched it [the documentary], and you know… I thought to a degree they caught it, and then to another degree I thought, well, I don’t know…” - Paul Simon in response to the question, "You were really close to [George Harrison],", Orange County Register, 15 October 2011 [x]
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