the-cosmic-empire: My voice wasn’t the same f…

the-cosmic-empire:

My voice wasn’t the same for a long time after; every time I swallowed, it was like sandpaper.

[John, 1976]

Early scenes of Beatlemania at the Astoria Ballroom, Oldham on 12th February 1963. Having recorded Twist and Shout in the studio the day before and already suffering from a bad cold, John struggled to sing and most of the singing for this gig was shared between George and Paul. 

Pics: Oldham Evening Chronicle / Unknown