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Here’s how the Beatles (almost) met Doctor Who

Here’s how the Beatles (almost) met Doctor Who

Remembering when Doctor Who unveiled his Time and Space Visualizer, only to find the Beatles performing on a now-lost episode of ‘Top of the Pops.’

The Beatles – On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2 (2013)

The Beatles – On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2 (2013)

Despite their enormous popularity, the Beatles released few live recordings. The closest the group ever came to releasing a live album was in 1977, when Live at the Hollywood Bowl made its debut.

The Beatles: The BBC Archives, by Kevin Howlett (2013): Books

The Beatles: The BBC Archives, by Kevin Howlett (2013): Books

Some of the best Beatles performances were, for many years, not officially available anywhere. From 1962-1965, the group played live on 53 BBC radio programs

Deep Beatles: “Nothin’ Shakin’ [But the Leaves on the Trees]” (BBC version, 1963)

Concluding our three-week look at select BBC performances, Deep Beatles focuses on a memorable George Harrison performance: “Nothin’ Shakin’ (But the Leaves on the Trees),” a rocker the Beatles had performed since their Hamburg days.

‘People put the two things together’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his one-legged flute stance

‘People put the two things together’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his one-legged flute stance

Who isn’t familiar with the iconic image of Jethro Tull’s frontman standing on one leg, playing the flute? Ian Anderson shares the unusual beginnings of that signature move.

Deep Beatles: “Honey Don’t” (BBC, 1963)

For the next few columns, Deep Beatles shines a spotlight on their BBC performances. Before incessant screaming and the rigors of touring took their toll, the Beatles had become one of the most polished live bands on the road.

Curved Air – Air Waves (2012)

Featuring eight live tracks recorded by Curved Air’s initial incarnation for the BBC in 1970-71, and then five more from a 1976 lineup that featured Stewart Copeland, Air Waves is an opportunity to examine both eras of this underrated prog-rock group.

Rory Gallagher – BBC Sessions (1999; 2011 reissue)

Rory Gallagher could have been blues music’s long-lost savior, so vibrant, complex and original was his personality — both as a guitar player and (importantly) as a composer.

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