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This is an Original 22" x 28" UNUSED Poster of the Fab 4 themselves, THE BEATLES This poster has storage wear from beinf rolled for year.It features the rock and roll groupin a promo poster to promote on videocassette the 1964 comedy musical motion picture,A Hard Day's Night Director:Richard LesterScreenplay by Alun Owen The Beatles starring in their first full-length, hilarious action-packed film ! A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs. "A Hard Day's Night" captured Beatlemania as it was happening, and more than four decades later, it remains a peerlessly zesty rock 'n' roll fable. Director Richard Lester's jump cuts now seem exhilarating as Jean-Luc Godard's, John Lennon's wisecracks as well timed as Groucho Marx's. Yet this original Fab Four movie is innocent in a way no other later rock 'n' roll film could be, and much of the credit must go to the thousands of screaming teenage girls in the audience--the ones who's lips form such magical words as "John!" and "Paul!" and "George!" and "Ringo!" while tears stream down their cheeks. When John Lennon and Paul McCartney shake their mop tops in unison after the line "She loves you, and you know you should be glad!" it sends the audience into hyperspace. Watching The Beatles getting their first taste of audience frenzy, you understand why the '60s had to happen. The entire cast included: John Lennon... JohnPaul McCartney... PaulGeorge Harrison... GeorgeRingo Starr... RingoWilfrid Brambell... John McCartney - Paul's GrandfatherNorman Rossington... NormJohn Junkin... ShakeVictor Spinetti... Richard - T.V. DirectorAnna Quayle... MillieDeryck Guyler... Police InspectorRichard Vernon... Man on TrainEdward Malin... Hotel Waiter (as Eddie Malin)Robin Ray... T.V. Floor ManagerLionel Blair... T.V. ChoreographerAlison Seebohm... Dolly - Simon's Secretary. This poster has never been hungGreat for the true Beatles fan! More info on the Beatles: The most successful pop group of the 1960s, it consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, who replaced original drummer Pete Best Both Ringo Starr and George Harrison were singled out for praise for their performances in the first Beatles movie, A Hard Day's Night (1964); manager (and former drama student) Brian Epstein predicted that Starr would turn out to have considerable acting ability. He did indeed begin a second career in movies as the Beatles broke up, while bandmate Harrison first befriended the Monty Python comedy troupe, then became a movie producer after he financed the Pythons' Life of Brian (1979). (John Lennon and Paul McCartney had briefer movie careers, with Lennon appearing in How I Won the War (1967) and McCartney making Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984).) After the Beatles stopped giving live performances in 1966, instead of appearing live on TV to promote their latest singles, they made "promos" - a forerunner of music videos - and the promotional clips played in their place. (Individual Beatles sometimes popped up on TV to give interviews, but not to perform as a group.) Their initial 1962 recording contract with Parlophone Records in England (a division of EMI) was for a series of singles, at a minimal royalty rate. After "Please Please Me" became a hit, EMI gave them a full five-year contract for singles and albums, and better royalties. Brian Epstein negotiated a new contract for them in 1967 just before he died; with its basic terms fulfilled by late 1969, Allen Klein was able to renegotiate with EMI, and got the band the highest royalty rate ever paid to a recording artist or group up to that time - a whopping 69¢ per album. (John Lennon had already effectively quit the Beatles, but agreed to keep mum about it until the deal was complete; Paul McCartney announced his departure a few months later, as his first solo album debuted.) Their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show actually wasn't the first time the Beatles had been seen on American television. A film clip of them performing in England had run earlier on _"Jack Paar Show, The" (1957)_ , but Ed Sullivan gave them first live TV appearance in America. George Harrison nearly missed their first Ed Sullivan show, because he'd come down with the flu. He spent much of their rehearsal time sick in bed at the hotel, and only made the show after a doctor came to their suite with enough medications to get him through the performance. Their infamous "butcher cover" for the "Yesterday and Today" album came about from the Beatles' disdain for photo sessions, and also the way Capitol Records in America tended to "butcher" their British LPs in repackaging. (Capitol's habit was to skim tracks off two or three albums, add a stereo mix of their newest single, and issue the results as their "latest album", ignoring the work the Beatles and producer George Martin had put into crafting the earlier ones.) Protests from fans, parents, and radio DJs over the cover forced Capitol to change the photo - and soon after, they changed their issuing policy. "Saturday Night Live" (1975) had a running joke in the 1970s, where producer Lorne Michaels would appear on camera, and invite the Beatles to reunite for one more set on the show, for the handsome sum of $3200 (later upped to $3500). The joke spoofed both the grandiose offers made by Sid Bernstein and other promoters to the Beatles to perform again through those years, and the relatively small budget SNL was given to bring on top musical acts. On one show night, John and Paul (who was visiting John in New York) happened to be watching, and nearly rode down to the studio, just for a laugh. George Harrison did appear on another night; a mock argument happened on camera when he was told he couldn't collect the whole fee, since the offer was only for the whole band. Three of the Beatles married their wives because they became pregnant: John (to Cynthia Lennon, mother of Julian Lennon) in 1962, Ringo (to Maureen Starkey, mother of Zak Starkey) in 1965, and Paul (to Linda McCartney, mother of Mary McCartney) in 1969. George married Pattie Boyd in 1966; they were hoping to have a child together, but couldn't. (He later married second wife Olivia Harrison, a month after the birth of their son Dhani Harrison in 1978.) One of the reasons their 1968 "White Album" (whose formal title was simply "The Beatles") was a double album with thirty-three songs was because the band had misinterpreted their 1967 contract renewal. Since the deal with EMI was for a minimum of seventy recorded songs within nine years (either as a group or as solo artists), they sought to deliver those seventy recordings as early as possible, then look for another deal. Allen Klein, their manager, pointed out to the band that however early those songs were delivered, each member was still under exclusive contract to EMI until 1976. The fact that they had submitted the required number of songs (between the "White Album", "Abbey Road", the in-progress "Let It Be", recent singles, and solo projects) by the fall of 1969, however, gave them a bargaining chip for renegotiations. In mid-1957, John Lennon formed a band called "The Quarrymen". Paul McCartney joined shortly after and George Harrison joined in February 1958. In the fall of 1959 they changed their name to "Johnny and the Moondogs". In January of 1960 Lennon's friend Stuart Sutcliffe joined. They changed their name to "The Beatals", then "The Silver Beetles", then "The Silver Beats" and later "The Silver Beatles". In August 1960, Pete Best joined and the band finally settled on "The Beatles". In 1963 the CBS Evening News did a segment on popularity of The Beatles in England. 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