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Pete Best Band - Levitt Shell, Memphis - levittshellarchive video #55
Seeded by levittshell on 16 Mar 2017
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Author: Levitt Shell
In an international exchange program of the roots of Rock n Roll, the Beatles' original drummer brought his own band to the Memphis venue where Elvis Presley discovered the power he could have over an audience. This tune: Besame Mucho is one Best played often with the original Beatles during their most formative gigs in Liverpool and Hamburg. The historic Overton Park Shell was built in 1936 and was the site of Elvis' now-legendary appearance on July 30, 1954 when he "stole the show" from country star Slim Whitman. The amphitheater was renamed as the Levitt Shell in 2008 following a million dollar renovation thanks to a grant from the Mortimer Levitt Foundaiton.
Presenter: Levitt Shell