On Friday, March 29, Le Musée de la Pointe-à-Callière in Montreal will launch a new exhibit relating the events surrounding the Montreal Beatles show of 1964. From early 60s Quebec groups, to Lennon's fantastic psychedelic Rolls Royce, the exhibit will please fans and visitors with over 350 items relating the events of September 8, 1964. The many items presented at the show were lent by various well known Beatles collectors including Gilles Valiquette (singer/song writer/producer), and Pierre Marchand (owner of the Archambault group). Gilles Valiquette was involved in the development of this project from the very start, and has been the cornerstone allowing to build a great exhibit about the few hours that carved Montreal's history books forever.
The Montreal show was unfortunately not the high point of the Beatles' North American tour, with death threats to Ringo and a nervous limo driver burning red lights on their way to the Forum, but of course, the city went absolutely crazy went they heard the Fab Four were coming to town. Interestingly, the exhibit is not just a factual lineup of 60s memorabilia, but is rather meant to place the visitor right at the center of the indescribable anticipation felt in 1964, Meaning the visitors should re-live the excitement felt a few days prior to the show, all the way to the actual Montreal show, digitally transferred from a fan-recorded audio reel-to-reel tape. Needless to say, it is definitely an exhibit we will not miss, and we hope to see you there as well.
You can find The Beatles in Montreal at the Mariners’ House of the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archeology and History, 165 Place D’Youville at Place Royale in Old Montreal, starting March 29, 2013, to March 30, 2014. For information on opening hours and admission prices, please visit the official museum website:
Paul White turned 80 years young last week. Still going strong... All very best wishes and long may you run, Paul.
And Paul was recently featured in The Toronto Star as follows:
Happy Birthday / Bonne Fete !
Just a quick work to remind you that we are now offering our Matrix Booklet in digital downloadable format for a very low price, simply email us for details or click on the link at the left CLICK HERE TO ORDER to email us your book order. Our other previously released books will also enter the digital age in the weeks to come - perfect for home viewing on your computer, or on the go on any mobile device!
Also, we still haven't found a right answer for the Annual Beatles Contest, so keep looking for this Beatles Forever display box, they are out there, and with the right answer (the exact dimensions of the box), you win a fantastic prize autographed by the illustrious Paul White!
You have guessed it, it is this time of the month again! Dave Clark Five starts the list with his Hits Of The Dave Clark Five selling for 25$, followed by Cliff Richard with It's All In The Game that sold for 32$. Meanwhile, the ever so popular Yardbirds saw their Canadian 6000 series albums reach sky high prices last month, like their classic Having A Rave Up selling for a respectable 60$ for a stereo copy, and an impressive 555$ for a mono copy! The Little Games album also reached 138$ in an 18 bid battle, while their first album Heart Full Of Soul reached 94$. Finally, the withdrawn Animals LP House Of The Rising Sun reached 81$ for a VG copy.
We keep saying it, but it is still true: Beatles albums are always very popular when it comes to recorded sales. Reissue LPs seem to be regaining some interest among collectors, especially the retro rainbow albums. Let It Be sold for 18$, while the sought after UK format A Hard Day's Night from the CLJ reissue series sold for 22$. Otherwise, a brackets stereo reissue copy of the Sing A Song With The Beatles sold for 32$ and an odd RCA pressing of the Tan label A Hard Day's Night reached 75$! Finally, a hard to find mint copy (literally) of the mono brackets reissue of The Beatles Story sold for 155$.
It is no mystery that our unique Canadian Beatles singles from the 72000 series are more and more popular, and this month's sales prove it once again, especially when it comes to the two last ones of the series that never saw any second pressing. Do You Want To Know A Secret reached a staggering 500$, and Sie Liebt Dich sold for 114$ and 97$. A rare first 1963 pressing of She Loves You made from a master dubbed from the UK 45 (and not the UK master tapes used for the Twist And Shout album) sold for 53$. Non Capitol label 45s also remain quite popular, with the Atco single Ain't She Sweet selling for 10$, the yellow MGM My Bonnie for 18.50$ and the hard to find yellow MGM Why for 31$.
Beatles sell well on vinyl, but they also sell on other formats from time to time. A set of three 8-track including Meet The Beatles sold for 15$, A UA 45 by George Martin titled A Hard Day's Night sold for 43$, and the unique Canadian Ringo LP Old Wave sold for 36$. An interesting fantasy item also showed up online last week, and it was a Canadian sleeve for All My Loving. This had been rumored to exist, and the sleeve is quite convincing, but we are sorry to disappoint you, this is an counterfeit item - although still very cool! Finally, a very rare Capitol promotional card for Twist And Shout sold for 40$.
We are proud to announce that we now have available for you our first eBook title "Matrix Chart For Beatles Records 1962-1971 Booklet" available for download for a fraction of the price. As of today, you can order the complete 60 page matrix chart booklet in the form of a personalized PDF for only 7.35$ (7$ + 5% HST on books for Canadian buyers)!
This digital booklet is viewable on any platform, from your computer to your cell phone or tablet, and it contains all the information required in order to help you determine when your original Canadian Beatles 45 or LP was pressed in Canada and where.
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Other installments of our library will soon become available in digital format as well, stay tuned!