• Short Summary

    PARIS GREETS THE BEATLES.. GIVING THEIR GALA PREMIERE TONIGHT (THURSDAY) AT THE OLYMPIA THEATRE. IT?

  • Description

    PARIS GREETS THE BEATLES.. GIVING THEIR GALA PREMIERE TONIGHT (THURSDAY) AT THE OLYMPIA THEATRE. IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS FOR BRITAIN'S TOP "POP" GROUP WITH THEIR FAMOUS "MERSEY SOUND" DRAWING THE FANS IN THEIR HUNDREDS.

    HAVING ALREADY STOPPED THE TRAFFIC WHEN STROLLING DOWN THE CHAMPS ELYSEES, THE BEATLES TONIGHT POSED YET ANOTHER PROBLEM FOR SCORES OF POLICE MOBILISED TO CONTROL THE CROWDS AS THEY ARRIVED. INSIDE THE BUILDING THE GENDARMES EVEN HAD TO BATTLE WITH A DOZEN PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS FORCING THEIR WAY INTO THE GROUP'S DRESSING ROOM.

    THE BEATLES WERE TO GIVE THREE ENCORES IN THEIR 25-MINUTE PERFORMANCE. AFTERWARDS THEY COMMENTED: "NOT BAD FOR A START". THEY HAD GONE ON TO THE STAGE ELATED BY THE NEWS THAT THEIR DISC," I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND", HAD REACHED THE TOP IN THE AMERICAN HIT PARADE: THE FIRST BRITISH VOCAL GROUP TO DO SO. THEIR SUCCESS COULD NOT HAVE COME AT A BETTER TIME FOR NEXT MONTH THEY FLY TO NEW YORK FOR TELEVISION APPEARANCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA47KXYMBEIM4PEFZ4KFB1OFK70
    Media URN:
    VLVA47KXYMBEIM4PEFZ4KFB1OFK70
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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