Monday, April 27, 2015

Those famous drums


This is a pretty interesting photo....you see Ed Sullivan as the MC and Edyie Gorme and someone else I can't make out and Ringo's famous drums in the background.    This was the opening "acts" for the Beatles charity concert at the Paramount Theater in 1964!

4 comments:

  1. It's more than likely Steve Lawrence, her hubby and singing partner.

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  2. That is so funny that Steve and Eydie would be opening for The Beatles!! On the other hand, it wasn't ALL teenagers at this show, so I suppose it does make sense after all.

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  3. Yep. That's absolutely Steve Lawrence shown with Eydie Gorme. In 1969, there was a short-lived ABC-TV show called "The Music Scene" and it was hosted by comic David Steinberg. The program featured some of the top music acts of the day, including Janis Joplin, CSN&Y, Three Dog Night and many others. In one show I watched, Steve and Eydie did a campy version of "Can't Buy Me Love" where they changed the lyrics to "Buy you a diamond ring, my friend, like the one that Dick bought Liz" (of course, referring to Elizabeth Taylor and her then-husband Richard Burton). I remember doing a simultaneous head-shake and eyeball roll.

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  4. I was at this show. It was on Sept. 22, 1969 at ABC Studios in Hollywood, CA for The Music Scene. A friend invited me to go, and I ended up right by the stage (As the camera pans out at the start of the song, I am sitting in front of Stills in the long sleeve yellow shirt). Turns out no one in the audience brought a camera but me. I lost some of the photos I took, but was able to hang on to most of the black & white ones. If you go to - cacheagency.com/scripts/IF/if.cgi?direct=Contributors/Jeff_Allen&img=50 you can view some of the photos I took at this event. You can scroll to the bottom of each page to click to the next page.

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