- The Beatles were excited and confident to make their American debut
- Frank Sinatra Didn’t Think New York Would Take The Beatles
- The Reported Exclusive Frank Sinatra/Beatles Collaboration That Never Saw the Light of Day
In 1964, The Beatles were huge in England. And they were starting to make waves in America as well. But they hadn’t made it overseas yet. When the band was invited to play The Ed Sullivan Show And at Carnegie Hall, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were nervous but reassured. Frank Sinatra, on the other hand, was not so sure that The Beatles would be well received in New York.
How did The Beatles feel about playing in America for the first time?
The Beatles didn’t get much excited in 1964. He developed a malleable attitude as a “defense mechanism” to deal with all the big things that happen in life. It was his way of dealing with fame. But when the band was invited to play in America, they couldn’t help but be over the moon. Harrison wrote about the experience in his 1964 column for the Daily Express (with the help of Daily Express writer Derek Taylor). He said the group was concerned but resolved to do their best – that was all they could do after all.
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was playing on the agenda The Ed Sullivan Show (where Elvis Presley sent the band a telegram wishing the boys a good run) and several big concerts, including one at Carnegie Hall – “that’s what we’re really looking forward to,” Harrison wrote.
The response he got was far better than he had ever imagined. Beatlemania arrived in the States with Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr.
Frank Sinatra Didn’t Think New York Would Like The Beatles
People all over America took to The Beatles, even New Yorkers. This surprised Sinatra. At the end of Harrison’s Daily Express column about the journey, a footnote by the “My Way” singer was printed.
“I thought the Beatles would die in New York,” it read. “I was very surprised by their reception. Maybe I was mistaken.”
Just a few years down the road, Sinatra would cover The Beatles. First, he sang his rendition of “Yesterday” by McCartney and Lennon, and then “Something” by Harrison, which he called “the greatest love song of the past 50 years.”
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Apart from a few covers here and there, The Beatles and Sinatra didn’t really collaborate. But Starr asked Sinatra to help with a surprise for his wife Maureen in 1968. IB Times. For his wife’s 22nd birthday, Starr approached (or approached someone else) to create a special version of “The Lady Is a Tramp” for Maureen, who was a huge Sinatra fan. The singer must have been touched by the request as “Maureen Is a Champ” was born. With lyrics like “She married Ringo, and she could have found Paul”. That’s why the lady is a winner” and “Although we haven’t met, I believe she’s a gem, I’m just FS, but for me she’s the big M,” recordings are truly a special piece of history. It’s unknown That’s what happened to the original recording of “Maureen Is a Champ”, but there is a copy of the recording on YouTube, a link to which can be found in the IB Times story.