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Episode 94- Shake It Up Baby!- The Beatles and 1963 with Ken McNab (Part 2 of 2)

Glass Onion: On John Lennon

Release Date: 09/26/2023

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Ken McNab and I complete our discussion about his new book 'Shake It Up Baby!: The Rise of Beatlemania And The Mayhem of 1963' and the general atmosphere and events of that breathless year. This time round, we cover the second half of the year as our four intrepid musical explorers continue their furious work rate and have their first proper brushes with the British establishment. They also record and release their second album and yet more seminal singles, and slowly set their sights on the ‘land of milk and honey’ across the Atlantic while conquering their homeland completely and...

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Ken McNab and I complete our discussion about his new book 'Shake It Up Baby!: The Rise of Beatlemania And The Mayhem of 1963' and the general atmosphere and events of that breathless year. This time round, we cover the second half of the year as our four intrepid musical explorers continue their furious work rate and have their first proper brushes with the British establishment.

They also record and release their second album and yet more seminal singles, and slowly set their sights on the ‘land of milk and honey’ across the Atlantic while conquering their homeland completely and finding time to record the first of their special Christmas messages for their growing number of fan club members…

Links to Ken’s work can be found below

 

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links to Ken’s 1963 book and his other work

https://books.telegraph.co.uk/Product/Ken-McNab/Shake-It-Up-Baby--The-Rise-of-Beatlemania-and-the-Mayhem-of-1963/28593694

https://www.waterstones.com/author/ken-mcnab/1270697

Ken’s previous appearances on Glass Onion

https://glassoniononjohnlennon.com/episode-17-and-in-the-end-with-ken-mcnab-part-1-of-2

https://glassoniononjohnlennon.com/episode-18-and-in-the-end-with-ken-mcnab-part-2-of-2

https://glassoniononjohnlennon.com/episode-54-john-lennon-albums-ranked-with-kit-otoole-ken-mcnab-part-1-of-2

https://glassoniononjohnlennon.com/episode-55-john-lennon-albums-ranked-with-kit-otoole-ken-mcnab-part-2-of-2

 

episode links

Beatles 1963 timeline

https://dmbeatles.com/history.php?year=1963

The Beatles at the London Palladium (October 1963)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eBdUjrkCZ4

The Fabs rock out on Swedish TV!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYpVNpXCAls

The Beatles’ ‘rattle yer jewellery’ Royal Variety Show performance (colourised and sound-enhanced)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRr5uCSBvhw

The Beatles Come To Town (Manchester 1963)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-_hRHRtN8Q

The Beatles Xmas Record 1963

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzm8o3ytoRk

Beatles Studio Outtakes (funny!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZupFJVh2dS0