Original 1966 Beatles Audio Recording at Auction Aug. 29 A previously unknown audio example of the entire Toronto concert as a 2 hour and 20 minute documentary detailing one family's experience at the final concert appearance of the Beatles in Canada.
Century nearly 40 years later.
The set comprises almost entirely of song segments from the “Sunny” album, one notable exception being
“Mojo Workout”, a staple of Hebb’s act during his New York City club dates with “Sylvia” (of “Mickey &
Sylvia” fame). According to Hebb himself the song was never recorded in studio, making this live version
its only known documentation. An extended and complete version of “Sunny” rounds out the set with
easily the most powerful performance and enthusiastic reception short of The Beatles. The sound quality
throughout the 11 minutes of Bobby Hebb’s section is easily the best of the music portions of The Amos
Tape. “How do you like the show so far?” asks the stage host at around the 45 minute mark. He continues
to vamp waiting for the next act, Brian Epstien’s only American group, The Cyrkle.
The Cyrkle set: Red Rubber Ball intro-Money (65 seconds) / Unknown (20 seconds) / I Get Around-This
Diamond Ring-Big Girls Don’t Cry-medley (2:35) / Turn Down Day (complete, 2:24) / Hushabye (complete
2:31) / Red Rubber Ball (complete 2:10) / Stay (complete 1:26). The folk-rocking Cyrkle were riding high off their huge, Paul Simon penned “Red Rubber Ball” single and it’s successful follow-up “Turn Down Day”, which had been released only this week. Sandwiched in between are a selection of covers revealing this underrated group’s influences. Teasing the enthusiastic crowd with the opening riff of “Red Rubber Ball”, the band launch into the Motown standard “Money”, then a track I can’t identify, and then an inventive medley of Beach Boys/Playboys/Four Seasons big hits. Perhaps the most beautiful of all is an ethereal reading of the Beach Boy’s “Hushabye”, complete with an “Our Prayer”-like acappella intro. Simply lovely! The monster hit “Red Rubber Ball” follows, and the set finishes with a heartfelt cover of Maurice Williams’ “Stay”. The Cyrkle got a great crowd reaction and they deserved it! At just over the 60 minute mark, the stage host welcomes The Remains return to the stage (to the audible displeasure of “Dad”) to back the “eye candy” for this evening’s male audience...The Ronettes. Sans Ronnie Spector (Phil wouldn’t allow her on this tour),
The Ronettes were the penultimate act of The Beatles ‘66 North American concerts. Nedra Tally and Estelle Bennett were joined by cousin Elaine for what turned out to be the final public appearances by this seminal girl group. Interesting to note, the Remains “rockier” instrumental underpining recalls the Pre-Spectorized sound of the Ronettes debut album on Colpix.
The Ronettes set: Shout (complete 3:27) / Be My Baby (complete 2:40) / Will You Love Me Tomorrow
(complete 3:23) / Land of 1000 Dances (cut, 1:50) / Walking In The Rain (complete 3:02) / What I’d Say
(cut, 4 seconds). While still an enjoyable listen, the Ronettes’ set sounds noticeably more muffled on this
transfer than the previous acts. The phase issue (due to improper azimuth adjustment) seems more
pronounced as well...a pity because the Ronnie-less Ronettes handle their