This popped up on YouTube a few weeks ago: The Beatles playing live in St. Louis, circa 1966. The video is rather dark and spotty, but the sound is pretty good. It's rather haunting watching this clip, in a very hard-to-define way. For some reason it reminds me of flipping through old family photo albums After the jump, compare with a video from the band's 1966 Cleveland show, which shows the hysteria at these shows. (My parents were at that one, I believe, although I can't see them in the clip. I don't think. Mom? Dad?)
Coincidentally enough, I posted this right before I saw that Wired's music blog is reporting that "A Beatles-branded interactive music game along the lines of Rock Band and Guitar Hero will give gamers and music lovers a chance to play songs from every stage of the Beatles' storied career, from the sweet simplicity of "Please, Please Me" to more sophisticated fare like the songs on Abbey Road."
-- Annie Zaleski