To­day in Mu­sic His­tory

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

IN 1963, the Bea­tles ap­peared on British tele­vi­sion’s pre­miere va­ri­ety show­case, Satur­day Night at the Lon­don Pal­la­dium. The crowds of scream­ing teenage girls in the streets out­side the the­atre forced sev­eral in­ter­rup­tions in re­hearsals, and po­lice were called in to con­trol the mob. The in­ci­dent was heav­ily re­ported in the British news me­dia, which dubbed the ra­bid fan re­ac­tion “Beatle­ma­nia” and the Bea­tles them­selves the “Fab Four.” An es­ti­mated 15 mil­lion view­ers saw the show.

Bass­sist Chris­tian McBride per­forms tonight as part of the Izzy Asper Jazz

Per­for­mances se­ries.

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