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Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" in new Jennifer Aniston movie

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 Sunny is featured (first song heard) in the new Tim Robbins, Jennifer Aniston movie, Life of Crime.  Theatrical release 
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Also, Sunny was also featured in Sunday night's Season finale of Ray Donovan on Showtime.

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On August 30th, 2014 at Club Bohemia the manager performed "Sunny" before editor Joe Viglione got onstage.

Mickey Bliss will be performing "Sunny" in September at Club Bohemia.  

Friday, September 12, 2014 11 PM Mickey is performing at Club Bohemia.  He has his own arrangement of "Sunny."  I'll videotape and have it up on YouTube

Review references "SUNNY"


"Thought I Was not Ready" recalls initially at Bobby Hebb's "Sunny", but seems much more sentimental and harmless to. For groovy "END" can be omitted geschwoft. Before the mind's eye see you put in old dance school hours. The appropriate song for Disco Fox would have parquet sure well filled. 


From an online  magazine:

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Rare Bobby Hebb photo from Yugoslavia Pavilion in MOntreal

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 00:20 


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August 29, 2014 Candlestick Park - 48 years ago today

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:14
The Beatles Make History With 'All You Need Is Love': A Minute-by-Minute Breakdown (from Rolling Stone Magazine)

The Beatles did 33 takes on June 14th, picked take 10 as the best, and in the following days, overdubbed vocals, piano (played by producer George Martin) and banjo (Lennon), plus guitar and some orchestral passages. Only on June 24th, the day before the broadcast, did they decide that they would release "All You Need Is Love" as a single – meaning that the world would be watching them cut their next record.

Bobby Hebb and Beatles Recorded in Toronto August 17, 1966

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:48
48 years ago, August 17, 1966, the Beatles and Bobby Hebb were recorded in Toronto


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MAPLE LEAF GARDEN Fifty Years Of History , Hardcover, 1981, includes photos, dj IN ROUGH SHAPEj IS TAPE REPAIRED Stan Obodiac, Director of Publicity for Maple Leaf Gardens and the Toronto Maple Leafs, has drawn on over twenty-three years of anecdotes and memories to assemble a book that shines with personalities, showmanship and just plain fun. Remember "He shoots! He scores!" By, i93i, Poster Hewitt's distinctive play-by-play broadcast' of Maple Leaf games had so stirred Toronto's hockey-crazy fans that the Leafs' old rink couldn't hold the crawds. It was the height of the Depres- sion, and it was estimated that a new arena would cost $L5 million. Conn Smythe, the team's en- terprising managing director, 'gambled that he could find the money to build a new sports pal- ace. He found it, construction began on May i, I93h and the Gardens stood completed five months later. The Leafs played their first game on Nov- ember is and carried off their first of many Stan- ley Cups that season. Maple Leaf Gardens takes a fascinating look at the ,personalities and events that have made the Gardens Canada's most famous building. It is~ the interesting story of the building of the Gar- dens and of the hockey greats who have played there. It is also, in many ways, the story of pop- ular entertainment in Canada from i93i to 98i. ,OVer ioo million people have been entertained by ballet, opera, circuses, skating extravaganzas and concerts of all sorts, in addition to almost every kind of sporting event from boxing and tyres- fling tq,. bicycle racing. The arena has also been the site of political and religious rallies, benefits in support of ti e war effort, community events such as Brownie and Boy Scout pageants, and service club fund-raisers. This nostalgic book will remind sports fans of the Leafs' h„~h-scoring Kid Line, of George Chuvalo going the distance with Muhammad Ali or of Vitas Gerulaitas defeating Bjorn Borg. Rock fans will remember attending an Elvis P'resley con- cert, or waiting hours in line for Beatles' tickets. Still others will recall dancing at a Simpson's~ Teen-Town Time dance, or thrilling to a Metro- politan Opera performance of Aida. For those who have not been to the Gardens, it will provide a fun-filled journey down memory lane. Maple Leaf Gardens contains a detailed chronol- ogy of the the history of the Gar• dens for the trivia b~ and is lavishly illustrated with over I75 bl and white, and 22 colours photographs_

"The Beatles 1966 Concert Ticket" - Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto, Canada August 17, 1966This is a quality Reproduction Unused Concert Ticket. The full, unused ticket measures 2" x 5" and is for the Maple Leaf Gardens (Toronto, CAN), August 17, 1966 show at 4:00pm. The ticket cost was $4.00 in 1966 and is for East Seating. This ticket is laminated and the back of this ticket is black.

Live: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada4:00pm, Wednesday 17 August 1966
The sixth date of The Beatles' final tour took place at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. It was their only Canadian stop on the tour.
Two concerts took place. The first took place at 4pm and was seen by 15,000 people, and the second began at 8pm and was attended by 17,000. The Beatles had played at Maple Leaf Gardens on two prior occasions, on 7 September 1964 and 17 August 1965.
Support acts for the tour were The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. The Beatles' standard set throughout the tour consisted of 11 songs: Rock And Roll Music, She's A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Baby's In Black, I Feel Fine, Yesterday, I Wanna Be Your Man, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer and I'm Down. During the tour they occasionally substituted the final song with Long Tall Sally.

After the show The Beatles spent the night in Toronto before flying to Boston on 18 August 1966.

ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW: On August 17th 1966, the Beatles and their entourage flew from Philadelphia to Toronto as the 6th stop along their 1966 North American tour. This was the Beatles' return to Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, appearing for two performances on this day. The following press conference was held at King Edward Sheraton Hotel between the afternoon and evening concerts. At the time of this press conference, the Beatles' Revolver was the #1 album.
Following their August 17th shows, the Beatles would stay overnight in Toronto, leaving on the afternoon of the 18th for Boston where they would perform for one show at Suffolk Downs.

                                          - Jay Spangler, 

TONY BARROW: (yelling) "May we please have quiet before we start with questioning!"
Q: "First question for John. This tremendous enthusiasm of youth, if it were channelled into good causes, would have a tremendous effect. How about the Beatles starting a 'Feed The World's Hungry' fund through the United Nations?"
JOHN: "Well, you know. It's an idea. We can't just say yes or no now."
Q: "And the second positive question -- What are some of the positive elements of Christianity at its best that you feel you can support?"
JOHN: "The basic ideas of Christianity. We suport that."
Q: "Would you recommend them to young people?"
JOHN: "I'd recommend them for anybody. Old people as well, you know."
PAUL: "Especially!"
JOHN: "Especially, yeah."

Bobby Hebb's Concert Performance with The Beatles show

1)Crazy Baby (Bobby Hebb)
2)For You (Van McCoy)
3)Good Good Lovin (Mann/Weil)
4)Got My Mojo Working (Preston Foster, made famous by Muddy Waters)
5)Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
backed up by Barry & The Remains on all songs
The Beatles Set List

Heroes & Legends created an interesting Beatles collectible concerning the Maple Leaf Gardens show

Paul McCartney at Candlestick Park

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 01:13
The grand finale of Candlestick Park, where Bobby Hebb and the Beatles performed to close-out the Beatles final tour!Almost 48 years from August 29, 1966, on August 14, 2014 Paul McCartney returned to perform some of the Beatles songs he played "all those years ago." Paul McCartney is Candlestick Park's closing act CANDLESTICK POINT, Calif. — Sir Paul McCartney last played Candlestick Park on Aug. 29, 1966, with some guys named John, George and Ringo.

The Beatles' last concert was at the Stick that afternoon, a tidy 11-song, 35-minute performance largely drowned by the din of screaming teenagers and their admiring parents.

On Thursday night, it was Candlestick's swan song with Sir Paul at the mike. For 2½ hours, he played a mix of songs from his latest album, New, and hits from Wings and The Beatles. The set included songs such as Paperback Writer, Day Tripper and Yesterday from the Candlestick show in 1966. He even trotted out the last song of that show, a cover of Little Richard's Long Tall Sally. 

Let It Be Demolished: Paul McCartney Shuts Down Candlestick Park San Francisco's Candlestick Park is a perfect American landmark, grand and flawed. It's the former home of Super Bowl champions and World Series victors. Everyone from the Stones to Jay Z have played there. The 1989 earthquake that ravaged the Bay Area and disrupted the A's/Giants series? The nation watched that play out at the 'Stick. The place is ugly, decrepit, remote, freezing—quite possibly the most logistically unfriendly stadium in the country. For all those reasons and more, San Franciscans love the place. Naturally, we're about to tear it down.
First, SF tragically lost one of its favorite sons,
Perfectly Imperfect: Saying Goodbye To Robin Williamand on Thursday night, the city, as led by Sir Paul, marked the end of an era with the final anything at Candlestick, before the place is literally blown to bits. McCartney hadn't played there since the last full Beatles concert ever, back in, oh, 1966. It's nearly impossible to make any of this sound more momentous than it already is. But hey, let's try.Let It Be Demolished: Paul McCartney Shuts Down Candlestick Park


  1. Farewell to Candlestick: Paul McCartney delivers touching Jose Mercury Newsby Jim Harrington - 2 days ago - Farewell to Candlestick: Paul McCartney deliver touching goodbye to venue.  Paul McCartney wanted to savor the moment.
    "This is such a cool event," he said to the 50,000 fans assembled before him at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on Thursday. "I'm just going to take a minute for myself just to drink it all in." There was certainly much to absorb, most notably the undeniable sense that we were witnessing history. For this was not just another concert, but rather the final one to ever be performed at the equally storied and maligned venue.
     Paul McCartney performs the final concert and public event at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. The park was the home for the San Francisco Giants and 49ers and it was the last venue for the Beatles to perform a concert together in Aug. 29, 1966. The grand finale ...

Hebb/Beatles tour Day 4 and Day 5 1966 / August 15 - Washington DC / August 16 Pennsylvania

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 01:09
Watch the Beatles in 1966 in Philadelphia
August 16, 2014  "I Feel Fine"
The Beatles live at JFK Stadium August 16,1966 Philadelphia, Pa.
Published on Aug 16, 2013 20:04 seconds from the Beatles concert I attended on August 16, 1966 . About 10 seconds of "I Feel Fine" . To the best of my knowledge , it is the only film in existence of this particular show. George & his White socks was the topic of the week following the show. No One wore white socks in the summer of 66....but George did & he flaunted them , making a firm statement about the perception of what cool is & being a nonconformist.
Beatles' Set List in Philadelphia 8/16/66
7 show in 5 days
5TH STOP, 7th Show / August 16, 1966 BEATLES at JFK 17, 2013 - ... Show on the Tour Beatles, The Cyrkle, The Ronettes, Bobby Hebb and The Remains! J.F.K. Stadium, Philadelphia - August 16, 1966August 15, 1966 Washington DC, 6th Beatles' Show, 4th date

Bobby Hebb with the Beatles in 1966
Day 4
Show #6
Washington DC 

August 14, 1966 Bobby Hebb and the Beatles in Cleveland

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:42

Live: Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, OhioAfter the concert The Beatles stayed in Cleveland. The following day they flew to Washington, DC.

Cleveland Stadium, also known as Lakefront Stadium and Cleveland Municipal Stadium, was normally used for baseball and American football matches. It was demolished in 1995 and the Cleveland Browns Stadium was built on the site.

The Beatles in Cleveland 

The Beatles in Cleveland: Memories, Facts and Photos about the Notorious 1964 and 1966 Concerts
  • Dave Schwensen,
  • Bill Harry (Foreword by) 
  • OverviewFor teenagers, the world changed when Ed Sullivan introduced The Beatles. The 1964 Beatles’ tour filled auditoriums with screams of delight, excitement, and full-blown fan hysteria. This was the case in Cleveland, Ohio, where police stopped the show, ordered the Beatles off the stage, and banned them from the city. In August 1966, the group launched their final tour, but the innocence from two years earlier was missing as controversy over John Lennon's remarks about Christianity made safety more of a concern than ever before. A scheduling change brought them to Cleveland Stadium where thousands of fans crashed through police. It was obvious The Beatles could no longer be protected. The Beatles In Cleveland brings to life two of the wildest concerts in Beatles history. Catch the excitement through eyewitness accounts and never-before published photos.

    Product Details
    • ISBN-13: 9780979103001
    • Publisher: North Shore Publishing OH
    • Publication date: 4/22/2007
    • Pages: 188
    • Sales rank: 0


Meet author Dave Schwensen at The 2014 Chicago Fest For Beatles Fans!! Hyatt Regency O'Hare   Friday, August 15 at 5:30 pm - Grand Ballroom Saturday, August 16 at 9 pm - The Abbey Ballroom Sunday, August 17 at 4:15 pm - The O'Hare Ballroom   Makin' The '60s Fab will be presented on Saturday at 9 pm!!
For program information visit BeatlesProgram.com
 Author Dave Schwensen interviewed Bobby Hebb for this book and was kind enough to give us the audio of the interview!
Friday, November 07, 2008
August 14, 1966 - Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
Taped: Sunday 14 August 1966

Two sets to 20,000 fans. When 2,500 fans got into the arena area, the show was stopped midway through a performance of "Day Tripper," and The Beatles retired backstage for about 20 minutes until order was restored.

Radio station KLUE in Longview, Texas, was taken off the air the day after their Beatles records bonfire when a lightning bolt struck their transmission tower, destroying electronic equipment and knocking their news director unconscious.
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A clear, 3 x 4 inch by 1/4 inch thick, plastic holder containing an actual piece of wood taken from a salvaged wood seat from Cleveland Stadium. The seat was there on 14 August, 1966 when thousands Beatles fans watched them perform in concert. This also has an actual film frame showing the Beatles performing on stage during their 1964 movie "A Hard Day's Night." This display comes with a free display stand and laminated COA cards on both the wood section and the film frame. We cannot give you a big piece of seat/wood at this price. However, it is a real piece of seat and real piece of film, all at a very special price.Now you can own a piece of early Beatles history from a 1966 Beatles concert. Here's your chance to get both a vintage Beatles item and a real piece of Beatles history at the same time. Ideal for display at home or work. Unique and well received as gifts for all special occasions.
The Beatles performed at the Cleveland Municipal Stadium on August 14, 1966. This was the last tour the B
eatles ever did and only the 2nd time they performed in Cleveland as they were banned by the mayor of Cleveland for their 1965 tour after the near riot that happened during t stop in '64.

Cleveland Municipal Stadium opened in 1931 as the home of the NFL Cleveland Browns and MLB Cleveland Indians. In addition to sporting events the stadium hosted a number of other events including many memorable concerts including The Beatles in 1966 and two concerts in 1984 by The Jacksons. It also hosted the rock festival "The World Series Of Rock" from 1974-80 which featured many big name acts such as Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones. It also hosted the Inaugural Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Concert in September 1995. It closed it's doors in December 1995.
This beautiful high quality print has been reproduced for this classic Cleveland area concert. The print size is 11" X 17" in dimension and is in brand new, mint condition. This poster is a great piece of art for any media room, rec room, office, or den.  __________________________________

Oral history of Beatles at Candlestick - final night of the tour, August 29, 2014
Last month, The Big Event and the San Francisco Chronicle started searching for readers who went to the Aug. 29, 1966, The Beatles show at Candlestick Park. The concert, the last commercial show for the Beatles, is arguably the most famous musical event in Bay Area history.
More than three dozen came forward, many with heartfelt and funny stories. Some are returning to see Paul McCartney’s Farewell to Candlestick event this Thursday.
Aidin Vaziri, editor Sue Adolphson and I put together a very cool package in today’s Sunday Datebook about the 1966 show, filling the Pink section with trivia, a set list, images by rock photographer Jim Marshall and memories from several fans who were there.

Below is a longer oral history of the event with more of their words and less of mine. 

Ron Howard Beatles Documentary / Bobby Hebb Live in Detroit August 13, 1966

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:24

Here's our Beatles/Bobby Hebb post from 2013   In Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens on August 17, 2014, Bobby performed 5 songs. They are listed here
Bobby Hebb's Concert Performance with The Beatles show

1)Crazy Baby (Bobby Hebb)
2)For You (Van McCoy)
3)Good Good Lovin (Mann/Weil)
4)Got My Mojo Working (Preston Foster), made famous by Muddy Waters
5)Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
After performing a Preston Foster' song (made famous by Muddy Waters) entitled "Got My Mojo Working", Bobby Hebb says to the crowd "Thank you very much. This is a song you made possible..." and when Barry Tashian and The Remains begin the opening chords there's pandemonium from the audience on a scale equal to the response The Beatles were receiving. Of all the opening acts on the bill, only Bobby Hebb had the timing perfect - his song riding the top of the charts just as he's touring with The Fab Four, and his uptempo creation with its good-feel modulation and extended vamp here, as superb a daylight as if The Beatles themselves were singing “Good Day Sunshine”, the song McCartney say was inspired by listening to The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Daydream”. That the song has snow-balled since garnering that applause equal to John, Paul, George and Ringo – probably a thousand covers 44 years after its first recordings in 1965 (vibraphonist Dave Pike in America, Mieko “Miko” Hirota in Japan…songs recorded before Jerry Ross produced Bobby’s hit version) - indicates that Hebb could write a song on par with John and Paul and without the Beatles machine behind it to launch it; but a song that could benefit The Beatles tour and stand on the same platform as “Yesterday”, “Let It Be”, “Revolution” and “Day In The Life”.Bobby Hebb's Concert Performance with The Beatles show

1)Crazy Baby (Bobby Hebb)
2)For You (Van McCoy)
3)Good Good Lovin (Mann/Weil)
4)Got My Mojo Working  (Preston Foster)
5)Sunny (Bobby Hebb)    Beatles Photos  The Blog Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors
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Become a fan I write for the New York Times and the Funny Times. August 13, 1966. The Beatles. Detroit's Olympia Stadium. I Was There! Posted: 08/05/2014 8:42 am EDT Updated: 08/05/2014 12:59 pm 
So when my friend Gail told me that her uncle, who owned a parking lot near Olympia Stadium, had managed to get his hands on a pair of tickets to the Beatles sold-out show on August 13, , I was over-the-moon thrilled. I was a serious piano student, and my parents took me often to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. But the Beatles weren't Beethoven. This, I knew, would be very different.
So what do I actually remember about that long-ago show, 47 years ago?

Live: Olympia Stadium, DetroitThe second date of The Beatles' final North American tour saw them perform two shows, at 2pm and 7pm, before a total of 28,000 fans at Detroit's Olympia Stadium. They had previously performed at the venue on 6 September 1964.
The Beatles arrived in Detroit at 11am, and left by Greyhound bus immediately after their second show. Their destination was Cleveland, Ohio, where they arrived at 2.30am the following morning.

Stations say NO to Beatles discs

NEW YORK — The radio ban against playing Beatles’ records, which was begun last week by Tommy Charles and Doug Layton, WAQY, Birmingham, Alabama, has spread across the country, with dozens of stations refusing to program or play recordings by the British group.


Ron Howard to direct Beatles concert documentaryBy Todd Leopold, CNNupdated 7:52 AM EDT, Thu July 17, 2014

Apple Corps, the Beatles' business organization, and director Ron Howard are teaming up for a documentary on the Fab Four's touring years, according to a statement released by the principals.
Are these songs British or American?
Beatles photographer shares iconic pics
Ringo Starr and the British Invasion
The film will chronicle the rise of Beatlemania, which coincided with the group's relentless touring of England, continental Europe, North America and parts of Asia from 1964 to 1966 -- a punishing schedule of frantic audiences, challenging security and occasional political difficulties that eventually prompted the group to withdraw to the studio, with small exceptions, until its 1970 breakup.

Among the group's trailblazing concerts were the New York Shea Stadium shows in 1965 and 1966, a performance at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan in 1966 and a show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park in 1966 -- the group's final American concert.

August 12, 1966 Chicago, Bobby Hebb & The Beatles performed two shows at the start of the tour!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:32

Evening show ticket for sale on eBay

Bobby was right handed, not left-handed
someone reversed the photo on this 45 RPM
Notice in our Top 5 that last year's blog
August 12, 2013  is #2 in page views! today!

Bobby Hebb Sheet Music Imagery / GALLERY OF SUNNY ...Feb 16, 2014Chicago - the first date of the Beatles/Bobby Hebb...Aug 12, 2013Eve of August 12, 48th Anniversary of Beatles Fina...Aug 11, 2014Remembering Bobby August 3, 2010 - August 3, 201...Aug 3, 2014, 1 commentSUMMER 1966: "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb Written by Gu...Aug 1, 2014
This year we are exploring other articles we haven't looked at before regarding this historically significant tour


Fri, August 12th, 1966  The Beatles perform two shows at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois. This is the first stop on what will turn out to be The Beatles' final US tour. Support acts are the Remains, Bobby Hebb, the Cyrkle, and the Ronettes. Although they'd just released a new album, The Beatles didn't bother rehearsing any new songs, using the same repertoire as they'd used on their tour of West Germany, Japan, and the Philippines.
ON THIS DAY – AUGUST 12 – ALICE COOPER, THE EAGLES, THE POLICE, THE COMMODORES, KYU SAKAMOTO & MOREPublished August 12, 20141966, The Beatles performed two shows at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois. This was the first stop on what would turn out to be The Beatles’ final US tour. Support acts were the Remains, Bobby Hebb, Cyrkle, and the Ronettes.1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at The Ambassador Theatre, Washington D.C.__________________________________________
Photos of the stadium
CONCERT TOUR BOOK on eBay from 1966
by Greg Kot

The Beatles at the Chicago Amphitheatre
The Beatles' Chicago debut must have been a blur for John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr; on their first major North American tour, the quartet would travel 22,000 miles in 29 grueling days. But for their fans in that first summer of Beatlemania in America, it was a thrill they would never forget.
A few hours after their 4:30 p.m. landing on this date at Midway Airport--where a crowd of 5,000 greeted them-- the Beatles performed a concert at the International Amphitheatre typical of their whirlwind visit.

For $30,000, they played 34 minutes to a screaming audience that made the effortless melodies and lovelorn lyrics of the 11 songs--from "I Want to Hold Your Hand" to "Can't Buy Me Love"--virtually an afterthought.
about the 
Chicago International Amphitheater

On September 5, 1964 and August 12, 1966, The Beatles performed at the Amphitheatre. The 1966 show was the first show on their last tour.

Ticket from a night before the end of the tour

Days in the LifeChapter One
Luckily they had an entire month at home to recuperate before heading to the States for another concert tour, starting with a show at the International Amphitheater here in Chicago on August 12th. . .for which I had acquired a ticket the minute they went on sale weeks earlier. There was no way I was going to miss seeing them again like I had back in ‘64, and that little slip of paper with second-row seats listed in black ink guaranteed me another close-up glimpse of my idols. I was even going to bring Claire with, but my mother balked at the idea. Claire was furious that my mother wouldn’t let her go to the show. But there was little I could do about that once I bought that five-dollar slip of paper; come hell or high water, I was going to see the Beatles live and in person again!

  1. Rock and Roll Music (Chuck Berry cover)
  2. She's a Woman 
  3. If I Needed Someone 
  4. Day Tripper 
  5. Baby's in Black 
  6. I Feel Fine 
  7. Yesterday 
  8. I Wanna Be Your Man 
  9. Nowhere Man 
  10. Paperback Writer 
  11. Long Tall Sally (Little Richard cover)

____________________________________________________Where were the Beatles just a month earlier in July?   Try MANILA!

The Rolling Stones have a bootleg from a performance at this venue,1159412,1901292

Here's an intriguing eBay item

This is a yellow vinyl LP containing interviews with members of the Beatles made during their 1966 USA Tour. Interviewer is Ken Douglass. Ownership of this material was originally donated to "Ring Around The Pops", a
Braille Quarterly published in Louisville, KY.  Original pressings were used for various fund-raising efforts bythe School for the Blind in Louisville. 
Contents:  Side 1:                       Contents: Side 2:1. John-Religion and Movies        1. Paul-Impressions2. Paul-Songwriting                     2. Jim Stagg-Tour Planning3. Ringo-Home Life                     3. Jim Stagg-Beatle Hobbies4. George-Hamburg Beginnings   4. Jim Stagg-Future Plans
The original pressings of this LP were on thick black vinyl.  This yellow vinyl re-issue, as well as red and blue copies, turned up in Nashville in the mid-80s and soon disappeared.  I found several boxes  unclaimed in a pressing plant in about 1988.  I now have less than 25 copies to sell.They are 100% new & unplayed, have never been in any shop or collection.  I put them in white (no-hole) sleeves and have stored them judiciously to avoid warping and cupping.  They are guaranteed to be mint, undamaged and playable.  The copy you receive will be exactly like the pictured copy.
Buyer will receive an additional Beatle item as a free bonus.  (This will be a common title in lesser condition) (If you don't want the freebie, tell me when you pay.)


The Beatles Live Anthology Vol 3 USA Tour of America 1965-1966

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Vintage issue of EBONY Magazine  With articles and information relating to celebrities, fashion, political issues, sports, health, family and love topics of the time.  Magazine is LARGE sized and is in good overall vintage condition, with possible mailing labels, minor edge wear/creases.

Eve of August 12, 48th Anniversary of Beatles Final Tour, Ringo-less Beatles Rare Photo up for Auction

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 21:13

The Beatles' 1966 US tourForty-Eighth Anniversary of Bobby Hebb/Beatles tour
Beatles Final Tour August 12, 1966 - 2014
The Beatles' 1966 US tour

The Beatles' 1966 USA TourTour by The BeatlesStart date12 August 1966End date29 August 1966Legs1Shows19

 Bobby Talks about the Beatles tour with

Q - How did you get the tour with The Beatles? Were you approached by Brian Epstein?

A - No. Sid Bernstein. That's who did that. Sid did that for me.

Q - Where did you go with The Beatles?

A - The U.S. tour. The last tour that they made. We opened up in Chicago and I think we ended in 'Frisco.

Q - How were you received by The Beatles audience? Were they screaming for The Beatles?

A - Oh, no. They listened to me.

Q - That's impressive.

A - Well, that was one of the highlights of my entire career, to have 50,000 people there and actually being heard. I loved the audience. They loved me very much and I'm very happy over that. That was one of the greatest things that I felt during my whole career.

Q - Had you ever performed before 50,000 people before?

A - Not 50,000, but with Roy Acuff And The Smokey Mountain Boys, there were some large crowds of people.

Q - How did touring with The Beatles help your career?

A - Well, it gave me a little encouragement and motivation on things that I thought I needed to do to continue correctly, even though I wasn't as strong as I wanted to become in certain areas. But once again, no one would listen to me. They wanted me to do what John Doe was doing.

Q - You can never be like the next guy.

A - That's true. That's an old Biblical statement there. Did so and so die for you? You must be yourself.

Q - What did you follow up "Sunny" with?

A - "A Satisfied Mind".

Q - After The Beatles tour, you went on tour with who?

A - Gary Lewis And The Playboys. And I did something with Gary four or five years ago. I'm a good friend of Gary's. He's always been a hard worker. I did something with Chuck Jackson. The Temptations.  

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The Beatles' 'rare pic' without Ringo Starr set for auctionBy ANI | ANI – 15 hours ago
August 11, 2014

London, Aug 11 (ANI): The Beatles rare picture including John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best and excluding Ringo Starr is up for sale that could fetch around 1,000 pounds. 
The picture, taken at Liverpool's Cavern Club 1961 was clicked a year before Pete Best was replaced by Ringo Starr, the Mirror reported.

A look at the International Amphitheater of Chicago  (photo from Wikipedia) - the first stop of the Bobby Hebb / Beatles Tour 

August 12, 1966
Location4220 South Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois 60609Opened1934Closed1999DemolishedAugust 3, 1999 (began)OwnerUnion Stock Yard and Transit Company (until 1983)Construction cost$1.5 million
($26.4 million in 2014 dollars[1])Capacity9,000TenantsChicago Packers (NBA) (1961-62)
Chicago Bulls (NBA) (1966-67)
Chicago Cougars (WHA) (1972-75)
Loyola-Chicago (1984-87).The International Amphitheatre

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Bobby Hebb in the news

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:02
  1. Popsongs und Jazz begeistern BesucherMittelbayerische-Jul 29, 2014Mit dem größten Hit des US-amerikanischen Sängers und Songwriters Bobby HebbSunny“ aus dem Jahr 1966 eröffnete Andrea Feldmeier im ...

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The biggest hit of the US-American singer and songwriter Bobby Hebb "Sunny" from the 1966 field Andrea Meier opened the concert in the packed engine shed. It followed then famous titles such as "Fields of barly" by Sting and the wistful love song "The closest thing to crazy" in which Katie Melua describes the madness of love.

Andrea Meier sings field also since 2008 when Heinrich-Schütz-Ensemble Passau and has participated in many competitions and trips abroad, the last led at Easter to Sri Lanka. From 2010 to 2012, she made ​​a private study in pop and jazz singing with Lucy Frank, one of the most famous jazz singers of Regensburg. She is currently completing a study of pop and jazz choral conducting at the Federal College Wolfenbüttel.

Host and hostess Monika Frank was also called her husband Gerd welcome visitors and was glad "that so many have found their way here." Whether the sweltering heat they gave them the tip: "If you hold very still, you can endure it." During the break, the guests had a dip in the cool garden with a glass of wine or water.

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Remembering Bobby August 3, 2010 - August 3, 2014 Four Years

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 18:46
Please post a nice thought on Bobby's "Sunny" twitter site in memory of his artistry 

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Bobby Hebb

US singer-songwriter whose greatest hit – much recorded by others – was Sunny
  • The Guardian, Thursday 5 August 2010 13.13 EDT
First recorded in 1965 by a Japanese singer, Mieko Hirota, it was also featured on an album by the vibraphonist Dave Pike that year before Hebb was finally persuaded to record it by his producer, Jerry Ross. "It was done as the last thing on the session, when we only had a few minutes left," Hebb told Goldmine magazine. The result went to No 2 in Billboard's top 40 pop charts and No 12 in the British hit parade, where it fought off competition from Georgie Fame's instant cover version. Later, in 1966, Hebb joined the Beatles' third tour of the US, their final live appearances, sharing the bill with the Ronettes, the Cyrkle and the Remains. Hebb never managed to repeat the magic of Sunny, although some of his subsequent singles, including A Satisfied Mind, Love Me and Love Love Love, became favourites with northern soul fans in the UK. One further hit came his way as a composer when A Natural Man won a Grammy for Lou Rawls in 1971.

Bobby Hebb dies at 72; writer and singer of '66 hit 'SunnyAugust 4, 2010 By Associated Press, Associated PressObituaries
Bobby Hebb, a musician and songwriter whose 1966 hit "Sunny" about a smiling girl became a pop music classic, died Tuesday of lung cancer at a Nashville hospital. He was 72.

"Sunny" was recorded by many other singers, including Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Frank Sinatra and Jose Feliciano. Hebb's version reached No. 2 on the Billboard pop charts.

The song's key lines:
Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain.
Sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain.
The dark days are gone and the bright days are here.
My sunny one shines so sincere.
Sunny one so true, I love you.

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After 10 years, the Night Train to Nashville keeps rollin'

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:54

Ten years ago, soul singer and longtime Nashville banker Frank Howard found himself at the Country Music Hall of Fame in some stellar company. "I was over there for a special dinner, and I was sitting with Bobby Hebb and Eddy Arnold," Howard says. In between discussions of Hebb's 1966 Top 10 R&B and pop hit "Sunny," which Country Music Hall of Famer Arnold covered in 1968, Howard had the chance to express his appreciation to one of his earliest musical heroes.
"I could not believe that I was sitting there," Howard says. "I said, 'Mr. Arnold, I used to listen to you all the time. I grew up on country music. I'd come out of the field with my grandfather at noon every day, and we'd go home and listen to you on the Purina Chow radio show while we ate.' "

SUMMER 1966: "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb Written by Gunda Bartels

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:14
SUMMER 1966: "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb

A summer hit, carrying the sun in the text as in the title. An evergreen, which is one of the most covered pop songs of the last century. Boring? Of motion. Not when it comes to the wonderful song "Sunny" by Bobby Hepp. I own a lot in duplicate - two great samplers that appeared a few years ago at Roof Music. And whenever I listen to it to me, the same thing happens. I sum with, will easily'll be glad, and at some point I find myself thinking: "Hey, what's coming next, probably for a great song"

Well, what is there already big come on a "Sunny" samplers, "Sunny".
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But because there is no "Sunny" are alike, which are mixed cleverly vocal and instrumental versions, Wilson Pickett makes a bluesy sigh it, Leonard - Mr. Spock - Leonard Nimoy a curious country song and Nancy Wilson an elegant swing number, the 1966 published song shows no wear effect. Cher, Dusty Springfield, Paul Kuhn, Boney M., Stevie Wonder, Cro - the delicate melancholy rotating in radiant sunniness soul classics she enlightens all. Just wanted to that of 2010 in his hometown of Nashville late Bobby Hebb: he has "Sunny" written in 1963, to twist the grief of two deaths - the John F. Kennedy and his older brother, who died in a knife. "Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain." And tomorrow there will perhaps be the same again. And if so. There is only one life and only this summer.    

Written by Gunda Bartels

"Sunny" Live Fluch der Karibik und Zug der Zwerge

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:10

Fluch der Karibik und Zug der Zwerge REUTLINGEN/ENINGEN

Filigree and groovy
Following the Guitar AG worked for more varied sound moments, grab their newest members just under a year in the strings and "Au claire de la lune" and "Joy, beautiful spark of the gods" gave the best. The group of advanced guitarist played a very intricate and yet very groovy version of the classic "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb, before this appearance in Nino Rota's "Love Theme" from the movie "The Godfather" culminated. The topic has been interpreted in this piece beautifully by Bastian Reinhardt on the violin.

Iñaki Arakistain Saxual Edita Youkali Music, 2014

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:00

SUNNY  featuring Jorge Vera
Iñaki ArakistainIñaki ArakistainSaxual

Temas [ Track List ]

Red Star
Blame It on the Boogie
Rock With You
Jewish Incognita
Nocturnal Beings
Black Samba

Edita Youkali Music, 2014

Iñaki Arakistain
  Among the versions, the disc includes "Rock With You" Michael Jackson unforgettable   success, "Blame It On The Boogie" by the Jackson Five;   "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb and "Countdown" by John Coltrane,   perhaps his most successful review because its sullen   dressing gives good counterpoint to an album where the warmth dominates.

Happy Birthday Bobby Hebb July 26, 2014

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:38
Happy Birthday Bobby Hebb. 

Bobby would have been 76 years young today. 

Celebrate the birth of the legendary Bobby Hebb, 

July 26, 1938-August 3, 2010. 
Happy Birthday, Bobby

In the Navy with his friend Bill Root, Bobby Hebb performed with the Pine Island Pirates.

After the passing of Johnny Kidd - of "Shakin' All Over" fame, Johnny Kidd's Pirates backed up Bobby Hebb for a tour of Europe.

Nick Simper has a wonderful essay about the tour

RIP Bill Root, guitarist with Bobby Hebb's Pine Island Pirates

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:58

Bill Root was a guitarist with Bobby Hebb when they were both in the navy.  They performed as the Pine Island Pirates for Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Madame Chiang

Bobby Hebb sings in "Proud Soul Heritage" that his mom and dad taught him guitar, but it was Bill Root who helped Bobby play rock guitar.   Here's our interview on Visual Radio with Bill Root from August 16, 2012

Visual Radio with Bill Root

Here's an e mail from Bill's wife:

July 23, 5:24 PM Eastern Time

Hello friends and family,

It is with happy yet sad heart that we can celebrate knowing that Bill is in glory with our eternal Father.  He died peacefully at 18:30 last evening (22July).  He was so very ready to leave this world and his earthly body with the pain he has bravely endured over the last 7 1/2 months.  We were priviledged to share the past 6 weeks with me at home, between employment.  Next week Monday I begin my new venture at the Veterans Administration.  Bill knew it was time to go because we talked about what would happen with me going back to work and him needing private duty care in the home, which he really wasn't looking forward to having strangers caring for him.
Join me in praising the Lord for a wonderful man, his life, and his legacy that I was able to share the past 14 years.  He truly was a remarkable man!!
         Let us Celebrate a Painter and Musician passing through 
          William E. Root    12.28.1934 to 7.22.2014                               love to all, Betty Kloosterman Root

Bill Root and Bobby Hebb performed for

Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Madame Chiang (Soong May-ling)

Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975. He is known as Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Chieh-shih, 蔣介石) or Jiang Zhongzheng (Chiang Chung-cheng, 蔣中正) in Standard Chinese

With the attack on Pearl Harbor and the opening of the Pacific War, China became one of the Allied Powers. During and after World War II, Chiang and his American-educated wife Soong May-ling, known in the United States as "Madame Chiang", held the support of the United States' China Lobby, which saw in them the hope of a Christian and democratic China.

Madame Chiang