beatles http://wknofm.org en The Beatles In Memphis http://wknofm.org/post/beatles-memphis <p>For the grand sum of $5.50, Memphis residents could have attended the only local performance of the Beatles. As one of only 14 stops during their summer tour, the Beatles scheduled two shows at the Mid-South Coliseum for August 19, 1966.</p><p>The Memphis engagement lives large in the lore of the Beatles for the controversy surrounding the concert. A month before the Memphis shows, a controversial article appeared in the magazine <em>Datebook</em> in which John Lennon was misquoted as he attempted to describe the hysteria surrounding the band’s fame.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:43:00 +0000 Steve Pike 35766 at http://wknofm.org The Beatles In Memphis Beatles Bomb In Memphis http://wknofm.org/post/beatles-bomb-memphis <p>Elvis Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, went into the mid 1960’s with a strategy.&nbsp; He repositioned Elvis from a singer who made movies to a movie star who made records.&nbsp; This simple distinction successfully locked in millions of dollars in upfront movie money, and successfully detached Presley from depending on the fickle whims of the demographics which drove disc sales.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:37:01 +0000 Rob Grayson 25687 at http://wknofm.org Beatles Bomb In Memphis Four Fabs Honor One Rockin' Cat http://wknofm.org/post/four-fabs-honor-one-rockin-cat <p><span lang="EN">Worlds collided in 1965 when the Beatles, on tour in the states, had a meeting with Elvis Presley in LA. But other than memories and conflicting stories about what did and didn&rsquo;t occur&hellip;</span></p><p><span lang="EN">John Lennon: &ldquo;We all plugged in what was ever around and we all played and sang.&rdquo;</span></p><p><span lang="EN">George Harrison: &ldquo;I never jammed with Elvis at all.&rdquo;</span></p><p><span lang="EN">Paul McCartney: &ldquo;No.&rdquo;</span></p> Tue, 08 May 2012 12:22:50 +0000 Rob Grayson 13297 at http://wknofm.org Four Fabs Honor One Rockin' Cat The Battle Of The Bands And The War Of '64 http://wknofm.org/post/battle-bands-and-war-64 <p><span lang="EN"><span lang="EN">In 1964, British invaders did, with guitars, drums and hair, what their 1812 predecessors with bayonets, guns and war ships couldn&#39;t. They laid siege to the hearts and minds of the colonists, and took charge of a great part of commerce. And this time they didn&#39;t have to burn down the White House. </span></span></p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:37:45 +0000 Rob Grayson 12551 at http://wknofm.org The Battle Of The Bands And The War Of '64