Great new photo of the Beatles' 1964 LA party

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Photos and video of the charity fundraising party held in Brentwood during the Beatles first trip to Los Angeles in August 1964 have been slowly emerging. Now Alison Martino has posted perhaps the most fun picture yet, at her Vintage Los Angeles page on Facebook. The photo is from her friend Bonnie Cowan Fleming, whose father Warren Cowan did the PR for the Beatles trip, Martino says. She named seventeen of the guests, including John, Paul, George and Ringo and members of the entourage such as Brian Epstein and Neil Espinall.

See it bigger on Facebook.

There has been a lot of media electrons expended on Sunday night's 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearing for the first time on "The Ed Sullivan Show." I heard mixed reviews of the CBS special tonight — it didn't attract me, that's for sure. Couple of walks down memory lane to check out:


  • The LA Times Framework blog has a gallery of fun images from the Beatles' first few trips to Los Angeles, including the 1964 visit. Gallery

  • Bob Eubanks, the KRLA deejay who produced the Beatles' concerts in Los Angeles, talks to ZevWeb with photos from the time.

  • Ken Levine on his blog

Previously on LA Observed:
Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for beatles-color-beck-telegrap.jpgBeatles party in 1964: now more video
Confirmed: '64 Beatles photo is from LA
Rare color photos of Beatles in LA to hit auction *
'Just sitting in for Deirdre O'Donoghue'
Hanging in L.A. with the Beatles in 1974 *


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