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The Beatles - 1964 - The Beatles And Jimmy Nicol
When Ringo Starr collapsed from tonsillitis early on jure 3, 1964, the day before The Beatles were to embark on the first leg of their summer world tour, Beatles manager Brian Epstein quickly decided to bring in a substitute drummer and continue with the tour (over George Harrison's objections). Producer George Martin suggested 24-year-old Cockney drummer Jimmy Nicol, who had played on a recent Georgie Fame and his Blue Flames session and also had played on a soundalike album of Beatles hits. Nicol auditioned rehearsed for a couple of hours that afternoon at Abbey Road with the other three Beatles and was hired. After arriving the next day in Copenhagen, where more rehearsals were held. Nicol debued with the band in concert that night From all reports, he was a fine fill-in on the drums, and while Nicol was self-conscious about not having much of a Beatle fringe (he used lotion to try to stimulate its growth while on tour with the group) the other Beatles included him in all of the group's public appearances and press conferences. After Copenhagen, Nicol played with The Beatles in Holland, Hong Kong and on the first four shows of the Australian tour, in Adelaide. When the band was rejoined by Starr in Melbourne, a historic five-Beatle press conference was held and then Nicol was sent home. (A poignant photo shows him sitting alone in the airport lounge waiting for his flight - just hours after he was part of some of the largest crowd scenes ever in Australia.)
Tracks 3-8 & 18: Recorded Live at the Cafe-Restaurant Treslong, Hillegom, Holland.(Vara TV), 5.6.64. Tracks 9-17: Recorded Live in Copennagen, Denmark, 4.6.94. Track 19: Extract from the live recording made by AVRO radio, Hillversum. Either 4.6.64 or 5.6.64. Tracks 20-23: Recorded live in Blokker, 6.6.64. Holland. Tracks 24-29, Recorded Live at Adelaide, 12.6.64.Australia.
01 - Abbey Road Rehearsal 02 - Pathe News (Arrival In Amsterdam) 03 - She Loves You 04 - All My Loving 05 - Twist And Shout 06 - Roll Over Beethoven 07 - Long Tall Sally 08 - Can't Buy Me Love 09 - I Want To Hold Your Hand 10 - All My Loving 11 - She Loves You 12 - Till There Was You 13 - Roll Over Beethoven 14 - Can't Buy Me Love 15 - This Boy 16 - Thanks To Jimmy 17 - Twist And Shout 18 - Extract From Interview (5.6.64) 19 - I Saw Her Standing There 20 - I Saw Her Standing There 21 - I Want To Hold Your Hand 22 - All My Loving 23 - She Loves You 24 - I Saw Her Standing There 25 - All My Loving 26 - She Loves You 27 - Till There Was You 28 - Roll Over Beethoven 29 - Can't Buy Me Love 30 - Farewell To Jimmy