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Just Rattle Your Jewelry, Queen Mum

| November 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

On November 4, 1963 the Beatles performed at the Royal Variety Performance in London attended by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. And the Fab Four’s arrival drew more attention than the arrival of the Royal Family. The Beatles, who were seventh on the bill of 19 acts, wowed the upscale crowd with “She Loves You,” “Till There Was You,” “From Me To You” and “Twist and Shout.” Prior to ripping into a rousing rendition of their closing rocker, Lennon said, “For our last number I’d like to ask your help. Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry.” John had intended to drop the f-bomb right before the word “jewelry,” but Paul McCartney and the group’s nervous manager Brian Epstein talked him out of it. Odds are, however, the crowd would have simply been charmed.

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  1. Rosemary K Waldron says:

    Lydia,thanks so much for this gem! Be sure and check your Facebook page to view what I wrote on 12/06/11 under your post Of The Beatles/John Lennon. (about seeing “John” & The “BEATLES” in 1964, LIVE, on two occasions!) I also asked you a question pertaining to that as well. I am so appreciative of your labor of love and so inspired to hear how your “Dream” manifested into “Lydias’ Performing Songwriter.” I’ll be awaiting the answer to the “Beatles” question I posed. Thanks again!

  2. Len Jaffe says:

    What a time warp!

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