This year’s holiday-timed Beatles release On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 — the sequel to 1994’s Live At The BBC — is focused exclusively on the teeny-bopping, moptopping 1963-64 era. So the video for Buddy Holly cover “Words Of Love” naturally zeroes in on the peak of Beatlemania, before psychedelics and facial hair entered the picture. There’s also some zany animation. Watch below and marvel that this stuff happened 50 years ago.
(via Rolling Stone)
On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 — all 63 tracks of it –is out now via Capitol. Also of note, the Grammys are producing a two-hour special to air this February celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles’ legendary appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.