Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Tonight Show, The" (series) by The Beatles – ****

First released: 1962

"The Tonight Show" actually started in 1954, but it wasn’t until the 1962 version starring Johnny Carson that concerns Beatles fans. The Beatles made their US TV debut on Jack Paar’s show but it wasn’t his version of "The Tonight Show" (1957-1962) that this happened. That was on Paar’s subsequent show from 1962-1965.

During Carson’s reign from 1962-1992, The Beatles appeared exactly twice and it wasn’t all four of them. In 1968, John and Paul appeared to discuss the formation of Apple and in 1984, Paul appeared on Johnny Carson’s birthday to discuss "Give My Regards to Broad Street".

In 1992, Jay Leno took over as host, and since then Ringo has appeared a few times in performance. Maybe Paul, too.

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