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    That's THE most adorable "video vixen" who has ever appeared in any of EC's music videos! Now we have our very own EC.com rendition of Happy Birthday to time our COvid hand washing, and we can gladly repeat as often as needed. Happy Birthday, sweet Remy!!! 🐾♥️🐶🎂
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  4. Steve Priest (Sweet) dies

    He was part of a great band. They got belter when they got rid of Chapin and Chin
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  7. What the Hell Happened to Eric Carmen? He looks nothing like he used to. Its' also sad to hear about his career post 80's. The industry dropped him like a rock. see offsite link on youtube.com —Anonymous 31 views 37 posters 50 replies 10/26/2018 Transitioning? —Anonymous reply 1 10/26/2018 He looks like June Allyson! —Anonymous reply 2 10/26/2018 I can see that [R2]. I was going to say Olivia de Havilland. —Anonymous reply 3 10/26/2018 He claims that this is one of his best songs - but the vocal is SO weak. see offsite link on youtube.com —Anonymous reply 4 10/26/2018 I was think more along the lines of Rose Marie, may she rest in peace. see offsite link on abcnews.com —Anonymous reply 5 10/26/2018 Yeah he looks like a woman who has had bad plastic surgery. [ troll 5533 ] —Anonymous reply 6 10/26/2018 He was always odd looking and the way he dressed was bizarre - and don't say "It was the 70s!" - he looked odd then. see offsite link on youtube.com —Anonymous reply 7 10/26/2018 That's not Eric Carmen. That's his mother. —Anonymous reply 8 10/26/2018 I legit thought this said "Eric Cartman" at first. —Anonymous reply 9 10/26/2018 Looks like Manilow’s heftier cousin and sounds like Ralph the piano-playing dog on The Muppet Show. —All by myself on a Friday night reply 10 10/26/2018 He’s been struggling with alcoholism for decades. Let’s all pile on and ridicule his appearance! —Anonymous reply 11 10/26/2018 Isn’t that what we’re doing? —Anonymous reply 12 10/26/2018 He was 'emo' long before that term was invented. I wonder if it's occurred to him that when you tour and sing about being stuck in a 'town full of desperate fools' you've essentially cast your audience in the role of the fool. —Not a winning strategy. reply 13 10/26/2018 I guess this is why he sold out to Applebee's. —Hungry Eyes reply 14 10/26/2018 Weird ass —Anonymous reply 15 10/26/2018 He was a joke starting out in Cleveland. The 70s outfits made people think he was gay--more of a matter of fact judgement than a putdown. I think his father owned a meat market, but he had an aunt who played for the Cleveland Orchestra, so there was music in the family. He finally married at 70 which makes me think gay, gay, gay. —Anonymous reply 16 10/26/2018 Loved "I Wanna Be With You" and "Go All The Way" when he led the Raspberries. I guess his big solo hit was "All By Myself", but he had another hit based on some classical piece...I'm drawing a blank... —Anonymous reply 17 10/26/2018 I always got him confused with Gino Vaginelli. —Anonymous reply 18 10/26/2018 Seriously, he must have a hormonal problem. His testosterone may be low or he has a petuitary gland issue. —Anonymous reply 19 10/26/2018 For you OP see offsite link on google.com —Anonymous reply 20 10/26/2018 What happened to singer Eric Carmen? He simply got old/older which is a sin in show business. Not his fault and it happens to all of them. —Anonymous reply 21 10/26/2018 Eric back in the day with Clive Davis. He is now 69. see offsite link on twimg.com —Sporting his fluffy trademark hairdo. reply 22 10/26/2018 I loved the Raspberries and feel they were underrated. Eric got very schmaltzy as a solo act. I have his first solo album but never bought another one. But he was very talented musically I think. He reminded me of Billy Joel in the fact that they both grew up with some classical training and you can always hear their classical training come out in lots of their earlier music. Still, I have always wondered what became of him. I'm a bit afraid to watch this video as I don't want to feel bad for him. I remember watching the Raspberries on Bandstand. —Anonymous reply 23 10/26/2018 TOO GAY —Anonymous reply 24 10/26/2018 He's alright, don't worry. yes, some of the songs were based on famous classical pieces. —Anonymous reply 25 10/26/2018 @[R17] . I forgot that he was the singer for The Raspberries. 'Go All the Way' was indeed a great song. —Anonymous reply 26 10/26/2018 He looks like Jane Fonda in [R22]’s pic. —Anonymous reply 27 10/26/2018 Eric Carmen as the years go on. see offsite link on awfulplasticsurgery.com —Anonymous reply 28 10/26/2018 Handsome, classic gayface. see offsite link on lst.fm —Anonymous reply 29 10/26/2018 I liked a few of his songs - he seems like a closeted gay man. ONJ covered his "Boats Against the Current" song on the "Totally Hot" album - not a memorable song —Anonymous reply 30 10/26/2018 This is one of my favorites which happened to be his last hit. The best song Billy Joel never wrote. see offsite link on youtube.com —Anonymous reply 31 10/26/2018 Not just "any" classical pieces - RACHMANINOV. Gay, gay, gay. —Anonymous reply 32 10/26/2018 All By Myself and Never Gonna Fall in Love Again are 2 of the best Carpenters songs not written or sung by Carpenters. —Anonymous reply 33 10/26/2018 No love for 1985's "I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips"...?? see offsite link on youtu.be —Anonymous reply 34 10/26/2018 OMG, some of you are too much. He just looks like a typical effeminate looking guy, like, I dunno, Little Richard? The way everyone was reacting, I thought this was on the level of that one heavy metal guy (forgot his name) who goes around wearing pant suits and lipstick. —Anonymous reply 35 10/26/2018 Raspberries best song was "Let's Pretend". Paul McCartney said that was the song he had always tried to write. —Anonymous reply 36 10/26/2018 [R36] Paul McCartney wrote too many shitty songs in later years. —Let's Pretend he didn't write them. reply 37 10/27/2018 [R36] Let’s Pretend and McCartney’s With a Liitle Luck sound familiar. —Anonymous reply 38 10/27/2018 Wait, Eric Carmen is a straight man? —Anonymous reply 39 10/27/2018 Gay gay gay gay gay gay gay [ troll 5594 ] —Anonymous reply 40 10/27/2018 I know him. He's not gay he just has no personality. He has a lot of $$$. Just got married for the 2nd time a few years ago to a cotton-candy blonde. He looks frightening in person. Wears make-up sometimes. —Anonymous reply 41 10/27/2018 Talk about hungry eyes. —Anonymous reply 42 10/27/2018 I stumbled across his name while googling someone else and wondered -- and still wonder -- who in the hell is Eric Carmen? I'm old enough to know who other flaming closet cases are -- like Neil Sedaka and Wayne Newton -- but Eric Carmen? As someone above said, he looks like a cross between June Allyson and Rose Marie. No way this guy is straight. see offsite link on showbiz411.com —Anonymous reply 43 05/01/2020 [R29] you have a very, very strange idea of "handsome." [R35] get your eyes checked, that is not a "typical effeminate-looking guy." When I scrolled past the pic in OP I honest to God thought that it was a dumpy middle-aged Frau. —Anonymous reply 44 05/01/2020 He's a very handsome guy, but he needs to leave his eyebrows alone...but god damn, otherwise he's handsome as fuck. —Anonymous reply 45 05/01/2020 LOL at the poster who made the Rose Marie comparison. It's dead on. —Anonymous reply 46 05/01/2020 Rose Marie yes, but with a little Shirley Temple Black rolled in. —And I DO mean rolled... reply 47 05/01/2020 Too late [R45]. Waaaay too late. Oh, and by the way, get your prescription checked. see offsite link on pinterest.com —Handsome as fuck? reply 48 05/01/2020 He’s a giant Trumptard. Fuck him. —Anonymous reply 49 05/01/2020 A drag queen is a Trump fan? That's interesting —Anonymous
  8. Article on EC...365 days of power pop...

    The song "Brand New Year" (2014) was Eric's last song that he did.
  9. Steve Priest (Sweet) dies

    Steve Priest, guitarist for British glam rock group The Sweet ("Little Willy", "Blockbuster", "Ballroom Blitz", "Fox On The Run", "Action" & "Love Is Like Oxygen") has died at 72 years old. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Priest
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    It's not much, but it's Eric (and Amy, and Remy):
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  12. Eric Carmen and ‘365 Days of Power Pop’ When Eric Carmen first heard The Byrds’ debut album, he knew his budding classical music career was over. “I loved the Beatles, of course, but I actually liked the Rolling Stones better,” the Cleveland native says, “but it’s The Byrds that got me into rock ‘n’ roll. One day, I was listening to the radio and I clearly remember hearing ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ for the first time and those harmonies and that 12-string Rickenbacker. “Then I went home that same day and turned on the TV to see ‘The Lloyd Thaxton Show,’ and who was the musical guest? The Byrds. They did ‘Mr. Tambourine Man.’ That was it. It was all rock ‘n’ roll for me after that.” The classically trained pianist bought a Beatles chord book and taught himself how to play the guitar. His goals were ambitious – he wanted to join [easyazon_link identifier=”B077ZK3XLV” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]The Choir[/easyazon_link], one of Cleveland’s biggest garage-rock bands in the 1960s. They had a huge regional hit with “It’s Cold Outside” in 1967, but it was only modestly successful nationwide. “The Choir, they were my heroes, they were our Beatles,” Carmen says. “They were playing all the right chords, they knew how to deconstruct a song, they played like no one else in our area. And I felt like their guitarist, Wally Bryson, was the yang to my ying.” Carmen managed to hold The Choir’s attention long enough for an audition, but they passed on him. He went home despondent but undeterred; he joined another local garage-rock group, Cyrus Erie. As luck would have it, The Choir started to fall apart. Carmen recruited Bryson, and when Cyrus Erie dissolved, they teamed with Bryson’s former Choir bandmates Jim Bonfanti (drums) and Dave Smalley (guitar) to form … the Raspberries. They would, along with Big Star, become the definitive power-pop band of the 1970s. For four years (1970-74), they cornered the market on melodies and harmonies, prominent guitar riffs and three-minute, radio-friendly pop-rock gems like “Go All the Way,” “I Wanna Be With You,” “Tonight” and “Let’s Pretend.” The Raspberries were exactly what they were intended to be: a return to the pop/rock basics of The Beatles, The Who and The Small Faces. “I think I first heard the phrase ‘power pop’ back in the mid to late ’60s,” Carmen says. “I used to read Rave Magazine. I would read about The Who and The Small Faces, before they even made it big in the States. I was just as interested in their fashion sense as much as the music. “Pete Townshend was interviewed in like ’67 and was asked to describe The Who’s music. He said they were a pop band but they were powerful. And that just stuck: power pop.” Carmen theorizes that he, Alex Chilton (of Big Star) and Badfinger’s Pete Ham, without knowledge of each other, simultaneously got turned off by what radio was playing in the late ’60s. “Instead of The Beatles and The Who, FM was playing Uriah Heep and Jethro Tull, playing 20-minute flute solos, and Traffic’s 12-minute keyboard solos,” he says, with a laugh. “I was bored by it. I longed for the days of Pete Townshend jumping 5 feet in the air and winding his arm around. “We were guys that liked melodies and songs. Power pop became the name of the genre, but it’s very broad. It could encompass a lot of sounds.” Carmen found his Townshend in Bryson, and together they sought to put the pop back in rock. “Stoner music was starting to get big in the early ’70s, and everybody had long hair,” he says. “I wanted to do the opposite. We wanted to give people joy like the early Beatles records. ‘Beatles For Sale’ and the pre-‘Tommy’ Who, they were my test period. “We wanted to play with the power of The Who but sing like the Beatles and the Beach Boys, but also have an image. We made Wally cut his hair twice before he joined the band. He was very unhappy about it. We wanted no jeans, no beards or mustaches. I hoped it would differentiate us from the others.” It worked, mostly, up until they sported white suits on the cover of their second album, “Fresh” (1972). “That was a nightmare,” Carmen says, laughing. “I just remember how miserable we were, wearing those suits and how hot it was that day. And the photos turned out terrible. “And it didn’t help that Capitol Records didn’t understand who we were. They didn’t even understand our name. It was a twist on ‘blowing a raspberry,’ a Bronx cheer. We were sticking it to the eye of prog rock. Capitol thought, ‘What are they, the Osmonds?’ They marketed us to teen magazines, who were asking us questions like ‘What type of girls do you like?’ That’s exactly what you should notdo if you want to be taken serious.” By 1974, frustrations overflowed and the group disbanded, with “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record),” oddly enough, being its final chart hit. Carmen went solo and his early classical influences surfaced in his first two hits, “All By Myself” and “Never Gonna Fall in Love Again.” “When I was in the Raspberries, I wrote to tailor the strengths of the other guys,” he says. “When that was gone and there were no boundaries, it opened up a whole new world for me. I had my power-pop moments, but Arista wanted the ballads. They wanted the ‘Son of ‘All By Myself.’ “ The 1980s were lean for Carmen until 1987 when the Raspberries’ producer, Jimmy Ienner, asked him to sing “Hungry Eyes” for the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack album. The movie’s sleeper success led to another Carmen hit, “Make Me Lose Control” (1988). Both went Top 5. These days, it takes a lot to get the 64-year-old Carmen excited, but he’s genuinely elated about “The Essential Eric Carmen,”released on March 25. The two-CD, 30-song set covers his time in Cyrus Erie, Raspberries and on his own. “It’s the best package I’ve ever been involved in,” he says. “I’ve never plugged any compilation before, but I’ve been telling everyone that this is the one to buy. Mark Wilder, who is a Grammy-winning engineer, did a magnificent job with it. “I am my harshest critic, I always knew where all the mistakes were in the songs. But I can honestly say that whoever buys this set, they will feel that these songs sound brand new. And I have Mark Wilder to thank for that.”
  13. List of the 100 Greatest actors/actresses

    My #2 would be the same as their #2. My #1, however, is #33- Anthony Hopkins. Not a bad actor in the rest, although my list would have a few different choices.
  14. Lew, you look cool, like a badass, but cool and handsome Oh, and I called your Mom a little bit ago, told her the stuff you´re posting, stuff against James etc.. She´s going to put you over her knee, and as is clear in the photo, she´s got character and you thus won´t be enjoying your paddling. Then she said shé´s going to call Bernie to congratulate him on his decision to not make you a moderator. But seriously, great pic, thanks for sharing. James
  15. List of the 100 Greatest actors/actresses

    Fun to go thru that list, thanks Lew. P.S. Hedy Lamar should have made the list, if only for her role as Delilah in Samson & Delilah. Would have also chosen Mary Pickford.
  16. 100 greatest actors & actresses of all time by Matt_Dammit | created - 23 May 2013 | updated - 25 Oct 2017 | Public New list: 2017 Best Movies Old list Best Movies of All Time 21st Century Greatest Movies Greatest Director Sort by: List Order Date Added View: 100 names 1. Katharine Hepburn Actress | The Lion in Winter Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was ... 2. Jack Nicholson Actor | Chinatown Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received an Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through ... 3. Laurence Olivier Actor | Sleuth Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927. Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High ... 4. Meryl Streep Actress | Out of Africa Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ... 5. Humphrey Bogart Actor | Casablanca Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy ... 6. Audrey Hepburn Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was of a Dutch descent, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian ancestry. After her parents' divorce, ... 7. Robert De Niro Actor | Cape Fear One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr.His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, English, Dutch, German, and French. He was trained ... 8. Bette Davis Actress | All About Eve Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but... 9. Cary Grant Actor | Charade Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I." Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years... 10. Marlon Brando Actor | Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ... 11. James Stewart Actor | Anatomy of a Murder James Maitland Stewart was born on May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he ... 12. Ingrid Bergman Actress | Casablanca Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with ... 13. Marilyn Monroe Actress | Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, comedienne, singer, and model. She became one of the world's most enduring iconic figures and is remembered both for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol and her tragic personal and professional struggles within the film industry. Her life and ... 14. Al Pacino Actor | Serpico Alfredo James "Al" 'Pacino established himself as a film actor during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies. He was born April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi)... 15. Grace Kelly Actress | Rear Window On November 12, 1929, Grace Patricia Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to wealthy parents. Her girlhood was uneventful for the most part, but one of the things she desired was to become an actress which she had decided on at an early age. After her high school graduation in 1947, Grace ... 16. Orson Welles Actor | Citizen Kane His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was six) he traveled the world with his father. He was orphaned at 15 after his father's death and became the ward of Dr. ... 17. Sidney Poitier Actor | In the Heat of the Night A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (although born, two months prematurely, in Miami during a visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (nee Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to... 18. Paul Newman Actor | The Hustler Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Arthur Sigmund Newman (died 1950) and Theresa Fetsko (died 1982). His elder brother was , Arthur S. Newman Jr., named for ... 19. Spencer Tracy Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the ... 20. Greta Garbo Actress | Ninotchka Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Anna Lovisa (Johansdotter), who worked at a jam factory, and Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer. She was fourteen when her father died, which left the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and ... 21. Alec Guinness Actor | Star Wars Alec Guinness was an English actor. He is known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence... 22. Charles Chaplin Writer | The Great Dictator Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ... 23. Joan Crawford Actress | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1906, in San Antonio, Texas, to Anna Belle (Johnson) and Thomas E. LeSueur, a laundry laborer. By the time she was born, her parents had separated, and by the time she was a teenager, she'd had three stepfathers. It wasn't an easy life; ... 24. Henry Fonda Actor | 12 Angry Men Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish. Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater ... 25. Faye Dunaway Actress | Network An icy, elegant blonde with a knack for playing complex and strong-willed female leads, enormously popular actress Faye Dunaway starred in several films which defined what many would come to call Hollywood's "second Golden Age." During her tenure at the top of the box office, she was a more than ... 26. Lillian Gish Actress | The Night of the Hunter Lillian Diana Gish was born on October 14, 1893, in Springfield, Ohio. Her father, James Lee Gish, was an alcoholic who caroused around, was rarely at home and left the family to more or less fend for themselves. To help make ends meet, Lillian, her sister Dorothy Gishand their mother, Mary Gish ... 27. Gregory Peck Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only ... 28. Vivien Leigh Actress | A Streetcar Named Desire If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time ... 29. Claudette Colbert Actress | It Happened One Night One of the brightest film stars to grace the screen was born Emilie Claudette Chauchoin on September 13, 1903, in Saint Mandé, France where her father owned a bakery at 57, rue de la République (now Avenue Général de Gaulle). The family moved to the United States when she was three. As Claudette ... 30. Dustin Hoffman Actor | Tootsie Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, ... 31. Tom Hanks Producer | Cast Away Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ... 32. Elizabeth Taylor Actress | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked ... 33. Anthony Hopkins Actor | The Silence of the Lambs Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, ... 34. Barbara Stanwyck Actress | Double Indemnity Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley (1965), wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys (1985). But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the ... 35. Olivia de Havilland Actress | The Heiress Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her ... 36. Yul Brynner Actor | The Ten Commandments Exotic leading man of American films, famed as much for his completely bald head as for his performances, Yul Brynner masked much of his life in mystery and outright lies designed to tease people he considered gullible. It was not until the publication of the books "Yul: The Man Who Would Be King" ... 37. James Cagney Actor | Angels with Dirty Faces One of Hollywood's preeminent male stars of all time, James Cagney was also an accomplished dancer and easily played light comedy. James Francis Cagney was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, to Carolyn (Nelson) and James Francis Cagney, Sr., who was a bartender and amateur ... 38. Jack Lemmon Actor | The Apartment Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Lankford Noel and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers ... 39. Denzel Washington Actor | Fences Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ... 40. Joan Fontaine Actress | Rebecca Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to ... 41. Sophia Loren Actress | Una giornata particolare Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and ... 42. Peter Sellers Actor | Being There Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born Richard Henry Sellers to a well-off acting family in 1925 in Southsea, a suburb of Portsmouth. He was the son of Agnes Doreen "Peg" (Marks) and William "Bill" Sellers. His parents worked in an acting company run by his ... 43. Judy Garland Actress | The Wizard of Oz One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals. She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in ... 44. Kate Winslet Actress | Titanic Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut... 45. Gary Cooper Actor | High Noon Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper. Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa (then called Iowa College). His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a ... 46. Edward G. Robinson Actor | Double Indemnity Emanuel Goldenberg arrived in the United States from Romania at age ten, and his family moved into New York's Lower East Side. He took up acting while attending City College, abandoning plans to become a rabbi or lawyer. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him a scholarship, and he began ... 47. Marlene Dietrich Soundtrack | Witness for the Prosecution Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator ... 48. Charles Laughton Actor | Witness for the Prosecution Charles Laughton was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, to Eliza (Conlon) and Robert Laughton, hotel keepers of Irish and English descent, respectively. He was educated at Stonyhurst (a highly esteemed Jesuit college in England) and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal). ... 49. Mae West Actress | I'm No Angel Mae West was born 1892 in Queens, New York, to "Battling Jack" West and Matilda Doelger. She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested. Though her first movie role, at age 40, was a small part in Night After... 50. Diane Keaton Actress | Annie Hall Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ... 51. William Holden Actor | Stalag 17 William Holden was born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois, to Mary Blanche (Ball), a schoolteacher, and William Franklin Beedle, Sr., an industrial chemist. He came from a wealthy family (the Beedles) that moved to Pasadena, California, when he was three. In 1937, while studying ... 52. Daniel Day-Lewis Actor | There Will Be Blood Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (pseudonym Nicholas Blake), Poet Laureate of the U.K., and his second wife, actress Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon, an important figure in the history of British cinema and ... 53. Jodie Foster Actress | The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster started her career at the age of two. For four years she made commercials and finally gave her debut as an actress in the TV series Mayberry R.F.D.(1968). In 1975 Jodie was offered the role of prostitute Iris Steensma in the movie Taxi Driver (1976). This role, for which she received ... 54. Julia Roberts Actress | Pretty Woman Julia Fiona Roberts never dreamed she would become the most popular actress in America. She was born in Smyrna, Georgia, to Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, and is of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. As a child, due to her ... 55. Lauren Bacall Actress | To Have and Have Not Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a ... 56. Fred Astaire Soundtrack | Funny Face Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Johanna (Geilus) and Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer. Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. ... 57. John Wayne Actor | True Grit John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry. Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, ... 58. Rita Hayworth Actress | Gilda Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino on October 17, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York, into a family of dancers. Her father, Eduardo Cansino Reina, was a dancer as was his father before him. He emigrated from Spain in 1913. Rita's American mother, Volga Margaret (Hayworth), who was of mostly ... 59. Toshirô Mifune Actor | Yôjinbô Toshiro Mifune achieved more worldwide fame than any other Japanese actor of his century. He was born in Tsingtao, China, to Japanese parents and grew up in Dalian. He did not set foot in Japan until he was 21. His father was an importer and a commercial photographer, and young Toshiro worked in ... 60. Clark Gable Actor | It Happened One Night William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to Adeline (Hershelman) and William Henry Gable, an oil-well driller. He was of German, Irish, and Swiss-German descent. When he was seven months old, his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle ... 61. Shirley Temple Actress | Captain January Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in ... 62. Buster Keaton Actor | The General Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ... 63. Judi Dench Actress | Skyfall Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with the ... 64. Deborah Kerr Actress | The King and I Deborah Kerr was born on 30 September 1921 in Helensburgh, Scotland, the daughter of Captain Arthur Kerr-Trimmer. She was educated at Northumberland House, Clifton, Bristol. She first performed at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London. She subsequently performed with the Oxford Repertory ... 65. Maureen O'Hara Actress | The Quiet Man In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made... 66. Michael Caine Actor | The Prestige Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean ... 67. Gloria Swanson Actress | Sunset Blvd. Gloria Swanson went to public schools in Chicago; Key West, Florida; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her film debut was as an extra in The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket (1915). From the following year on, she had leading roles in pictures for Keystone, then a year with Triangle, and, in... 68. Kirk Douglas Actor | Spartacus Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. ... 69. The Marx Brothers Actor | Duck Soup The Marx Brothers, Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo are a group of actors known for Duck Soup (1933), Animal Crackers (1930) Horse Feathers (1932) A Night in Casablanca (1946) A Day at the Races (1937) and A Night at the Opera (1935). They began their careers in Vaudeville, before becoming stars in ... 70. Susan Sarandon Actress | Thelma & Louise Susan Sarandon was born Susan Abigail Tomalin in New York City, NY, to homemaker Lenora Marie (Criscione) and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, an advertising executive. She is of Italian descent on her mother's side and English, Irish, Welsh, and German on her father's. After the 1968 Democratic convention ... 71. Gene Hackman Actor | The French Connection Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After ... 72. Natalie Wood Actress | Rebel Without a Cause Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938 in San Francisco, California, USA as Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko. She was an actress, known for Rebel Without a Cause (1955), West Side Story (1961) and Splendor in the Grass (1961). She was married to Richard Gregson and Robert Wagner. She died on November ... 73. Jean Arthur Actress | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna ... 74. Morgan Freeman Actor | Se7en With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman... 75. Peter O'Toole Actor | Lawrence of Arabia A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a ... 76. Ben Kingsley Actor | Sexy Beast Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during ... 77. Susan Hayward Actress | With a Song in My Heart Susan Hayward was born Edythe Marrener in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1917. Her father was a transportation worker, and Susan lived a fairly comfortable life as a child, but the precocious little redhead had no idea of the life that awaited her. She attended public school in Brooklyn, where she... 78. Setsuko Hara Actress | Banshun Setsuko Hara became one of Japan's best-loved stars over her 30-year film career. Her signature character type, variations on a daughter devoted to her parents and home, inspired the nickname that stayed with her until retirement: the Eternal Virgin. To some extent, reality mirrored her roles in ... 79. Robert Mitchum Actor | Out of the Past Robert Mitchum was an underrated American leading man of enormous ability, who sublimated his talents beneath an air of disinterest. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Ann Harriet (Gunderson), a Norwegian immigrant, and James Thomas Mitchum, a shipyard/railroad worker. His father died in a ... 80. Burt Lancaster Actor | From Here to Eternity Burt Lancaster, one of five children, was born in Manhattan, to Elizabeth (Roberts) and James Henry Lancaster, a postal worker. All of his grandparents were immigrants from Northern Ireland. He was a tough street kid who took an early interest in gymnastics. He joined the circus as an acrobat and ... 81. Robert Redford Actor | The Natural Charles Robert Redford, Jr. was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Martha (Hart), from Texas, and Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, who was originally from Connecticut. He is of English, Scottish, Cornish, and Irish ancestry. Robert's mother died in 1955,... 82. George C. Scott Actor | Patton George C. Scott was an immensely talented actor, a star of screen, stage and television. He was born on October 18, 1927 in Wise, Virginia, to Helena Agnes (Slemp) and George Dewey Scott. At the age of eight, his mother died, and his father, an executive at Buick, raised him. In 1945, he joined the... 83. Jane Fonda Actress | Klute Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and Ontario-born New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was ... 84. Ellen Burstyn Actress | Requiem for a Dream Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of Irish, French/French-Canadian, Pennsylvania Dutch (German), and Native American ancestry.. She worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a ... 85. Charlton Heston Actor | Ben-Hur With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As ... 86. Max von Sydow Actor | Flash Gordon Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He was the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his partial German ancestry. ... 87. Barbra Streisand Soundtrack | Funny Girl Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,... 88. Kevin Spacey Actor | The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in... 89. Clint Eastwood Actor | Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a bond salesman and later manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school ... 90. Ava Gardner Actress | The Night of the Iguana Ava Lavina Gardner was born on December 24, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, to Mary Elizabeth (née Baker) and Jonas Bailey Gardner. Born on a tobacco farm, where she got her lifelong love of earthy language and going barefoot, Ava grew up in the rural South. At age 18, her picture in the window ... 91. Robert Duvall Actor | The Apostle Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a ... 92. Sean Connery Actor | The Rock The tall, handsome and muscular Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for being the original actor to portray the character of James Bond in the hugely successful movie franchise, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983. Some believed that such a career-defining role might leave him ... 93. Luise Rainer Actress | The Great Ziegfeld Luise Rainer, the first thespian to win back-to-back Oscars, was born on January 12, 1910 in Dusseldorf, Germany, into a prosperous Jewish family. Her parents were Emilie (Königsberger) and Heinrich Rainer, a businessman. She took to the stage, and plied her craft on the boards in Germany. As a ... 94. Richard Burton Actor | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Probably best-remembered for his turbulent personal life with Elizabeth Taylor (whom he married twice), Richard Burton was nonetheless also regarded as an often brilliant British actor of the post-WWII period. Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in 1925 into a Welsh (Cymraeg)-speaking family in ... 95. Nicole Kidman Actress | Moulin Rouge! Elegant blonde Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas. Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and ... 96. Cate Blanchett Actress | Carol Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ... 97. 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  17. Beatles concert attendance figures-1966

    Safe to say that the Beatles cut from the U.S. tour was in the neighborhood of 1.5 million?
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  19. Did the Beatles sell out in 1966? No. The tour made money, but ticket sales did decline relative to 1965. The tour — first Germany, Japan, The Philippines, then, starting Aug. 11, 1966, the US — was a financial success (meaning all venues but one made money — the Beatles' fee at each venue was either set or was a percentage of ticket sales, so The Fabbers were making out no matter what), but ticket sales did decline compared to the group's previous visit, in August 1965. Why? Mainly because a controversy erupted just as The Beatles were about to begin the tour in summer 1966 -- 'the John saying they’re more popular than Jesus controversy' ... (see below) ... and that did affect ticket sales in the US. Here are the US Tour-Stop Venues ... Attendance vs Seating Capacity The US tour included several outdoor stadium venues, including Cleveland Stadium, RFK Stadium in DC, JFK Stadium in Philly, Cosley Field in Cinci, Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Cleveland Stadium, Dodger Stadium in LA, as well as Suffolk Downs Racetrack in Boston. In Chicago, The Lads played two nights at the Chicago Amphitheater, and about 500 seats went unfilled each time from the 13,500 capacity. In Detroit, at Olympia Stadium hockey arena, 30,000 fans attended the two nights there ... which I'd assume was capacity (15,000). At Cleveland Stadium, the attendance was 20,000 ... I don't know how many seats went up for sale, but that was not 'baseball capacity'. At RFK Stadium in DC, attendance was 32,164 ... again, not baseball capacity tho I don't know how many seats were put up for sale. At JFK Stadium in Philly, attendance was 20,000 ... less than half of the stadium's capacity (tho, again, I don't know how many seats were put up for sale.) At Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the two shows had attendances of 15,000 and 17,000. At Suffolk Down in Boston, attendance was 25,000 (again, I don't know how many seats were put up for sale.) In Memphis' Mid-South Coliseum, which seats 13,300, the two shows were attended by 7,589 and 12,539 (down because of the Jesus-controversy … see below) The CInci show at Crosley Field was postponed to noon the next day, due to heavy rain (I don't know the final attendance). The Busch Stadium show in St. Louis had heavy rain as well, but the show went on ... 23,143 attended again, I don't know how many seats were put up for sale). Then the Fab Four returned to Shea Stadium in New York on August 23rd, where they performed to an audience of 45,000, compared with the 56,000 world record attendance they had achieved the previous year (still, the Beatles made more money from this appearance than they did their previous Shea concert, receiving $189,000 – which was a 65 per cent cut of the $292,000 gross ... that $189k equals roughly $2mil in today's dollars). At the Seattle Coliseum, the 3 pm show had an attendance of just 8,200 seats in a 15,000-seat arena. The evening show, however, was a sell-out -- with the gross gate for both shows reported at $118,071 – then “the biggest single day’s gross ever in (Seattle’s) entertainment history,” according to the show's producer. Of that amount, the Beatles received some $73,717.81 for the two shows. At Dodger Stadium in LA, a full capacity of 45,000 attended the show.
  20. List of The Top Selling Beatle Songs of All Time

    In a lot of countries, and in England where this list was compiled, YESTERDAY was never released as a single...That accounts for its underdeveloped sales ranking...
  21. Would have thought Yesterday was higher than that.
  22. And the journey begins..Connecticut/New York/New Jersey...

    Thanks for getting me in trouble with my mother James...She called to yell at me, just as we were entering Mexico, because I forgot to come by her house for her birthday...June 1...So, I had to quickly fly back, scoop up Bundles Jr., and take Senorita Bundles and Jr. to lunch... You know what they say, the camera adds 30 pounds... But, now that this celebrations is over, Lester, Clara Bell, and I are a comin’...
  23. Here are the Top 26 best-selling Beatles Singles ... from The Telegraph: (ONE INTERESTING THING: Love Me Do, the band's first chart hit, only reached number 17 on its initial release, but went on to outsell the number two hit which immediately followed it, Please Please Me, as well as later number ones such as The Ballad Of John And Yoko. 1. She Loves You 2. I Want To Hold Your Hand 3. Can't Buy Me Love 4. I Feel Fine 5. Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out 6. Hey Jude 7. From Me To You 8. Help! 9. Hello Goodbye 10. Get Back 11. Paperback Writer 12. All You Need Is Love 13. Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby 14. Ticket To Ride 15. Magical Mystery Tour EP 16. A Hard Day's Night 17. Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever 18. Lady Madonna 19. Love Me Do ... initially charted at #17! 20. Please Please Me 21. The Ballad Of John And Yoko 22. Let It Be 23. Free As A Bird 24. Something/Come Together (not released in the UK as a single until 1976) 25. Beatles Movie Medley 26. Yesterday
  24. Most Beatle’s covered songs

    The Lists So ... here's the Beatles tunes on the list of the Top 50 Covered Songs of All-time ... and denoting where the song stands on the List of "The Top 26 Best Selling Beatles Singles" 1. Yesterday ... the 26th best-selling Beatles single (DID YOU KNOW: The Beatles met - and revered — Elvis of course, who kind've dismissed them when The Fabbers visited him in his Cali home on their ’56 Tour ... but even The King covered this great song {and at least one other … see the clip below}) 2. Eleanor Rigby ... the 13th best-selling Beatles single (DID YOU KNOW: somehow, Alice Cooper covered this song) 3. And I Love Her ... Not one of the Top 30 best-selling Beatles songs (DID YOU KNOW: somehow, Kurt Cobain decided to cover this song) 5. Michelle ... Not released as a single in the US or UK (tho it went to #1 in several EU countries) (DID YOU KNOW: Paul sang it, in person, to Michelle Obama, upon Paul’s receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.) 7. Blackbird ... Not released as a single (DID YOU KNOW: CSNY did a cover of this song, in 1991) 8. Here There, and Everywhere ... Not released as a single (DID YOU KNOW: Perry Como did a cover of this song) 9. Imagine (counting it as a Beatles tune …) ... Not one of the Top 30 best-selling 'Beatles' songs (CAN YOU IMAGINE: Willie Nelson did a cover of this song ... I can) 10. Norwegian Wood ... Not released as a single in the US or UK (it went to #1 as an Aussie single) ... (DID YOU KNOW: Hank Williams Jr. did a version of this song) 12. Let It Be ... the 22nd best-selling Beatles single ((DID YOU KNOW - Aretha Franklin released a cover version before the Beatles released 'the original'!) 13. Hey Jude ... the 6th best-selling Beatles single (DID YOU KNOW: Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald both covered it, as well as Elvis {see below}) 14. Here Comes The Sun ... Not released as a single (DID YOU KNOW: Paul Simon and George Harrison teamed up for a performance of the song on “Saturday Night Live!” in 1976) 18. Something ... the 24th best-selling Beatles single (of course, Frank Sinatra covered it, and called it the Best Love Song ever written -- tho he thought it was written by Lennon/McCartney lol ... but DID YOU KNOW: it was also covered by Norah Jones, Ravi Shankar's daughter) 20. In My Life ... Not released as a single in the US, so Not one of the Top 30 best-selling Beatles songs (DID YOU KNOW - Johnny Cash’s 2002 cover of the song is ranked ninth best Beatles cover of all time, according to Paste Magazine. 22. A Hard Day's Night ... the 16th best-selling Beatles single (DID YOU KNOW: Count Basie did a big band version, and Ella Fitzgerald covered it as well) 23. The Fool On The Hill ... Not released as a single (DID YOU KNOW: in 1968, Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 recorded a cover version of the song that reached the top ten in the US … it’s a very cool version BTW) 25. With a Little Help From My Friends ... Not released as a single until a decade later in the UK, so not one of the Top 30 best-selling Beatles song (DID YOU KNOW - Count Basie did a big band version) 26. Come Together ... Not released as a single until a decade later in the UK, but the 24th best-selling Beatles single as the B-side to "Something" (DID YOU KNOW - Count Basie weighed in with a cover of this one as well) 39. Can't Buy Me Love ... the 3rd best-selling Beatles single (DID YOU KNOW - Peter Sellers covered this one … huh?) 42. All My Loving ... Not released as a single in the US or UK (DID YOU KNOW - our favorite Mickey Mouseketeer, Annette Funicello, covered this song in 1964!) 43. While My Guitar Gently Weeps ... Not released as a single (DID YOU KNOW - it was covered by The Muppets!) 46. The Long and Winding Road ... Not one of the Top 30 best-selling Beatles songs, even tho it went to #1 in 1970 (DID YOU KNOW: Paul had Ray Charles in mind while composing the tune — and, yes, Ray covered it) 50. Help! ... the 8th best-selling Beatles single (CAN YOU SEE Dolly Parton covering it? How about Karen Carpenter?)

    If I close my eyes, and don't look at Miley, it's pretty good.
  26. Hi Lew (and gross companions)...it´s me, your friend, James!! ....and by my expert calculations, I´ve projected you to have just arrived in the nation of Haiti. I feel happy for you. You must feel so relieved to have finally entered a land where, relative to the land from which you came, there is strong law and order. Your Friend, James

    BUT.....I´m still backing Bundles / Trusk 2020 on November 4th!! : )

    Click on it, James...Miley plays a small role.....it’s bueno...(but she almost ruins it when she starts to sing an octave above the melody line)...but at the end, when she starts to “make out” with Joan, it’s GREAT...
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