Monday, June 2, 2014

The British are coming!

TCM's prime time lineup for tnoight focuses on the British Invasion, when British music bands came onto the scene in the United States and really shook up the music world. If you want a good example of how the music world needed to be shaken up, get a copy of It's Trad, Dad. Chief among these were the Beatles, of course, and it's fitting that TCM is able to bring us the TCM premiere of A Hard Day's Night at 8:00 PM. It's not a documentary, but it seems more or less based on what life behind the scenes must have been like for John, Paul, George, and Ringo (playing themselves). Along for the ride is Paul's "grandfather" (not his real-life grandfather, but actor Wilfrid Brambell). It's light in tone and incredibly fun.

The rest of tonight's lineup:

Go Go Mania at 9:45 PM, which is a concert compilation movie, I believe, not having seen it before;
The Dave Clark Five in Having a Wild Weekend at 11:15 PM;
Herman's Hermits in Hold On! at 1:00 PM; and
A double feature of Herman and those Hermits in Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter at 2:45 AM.


Anonymous said...

Your last 10 (at least) posts have no comments. Is that because a) You're really boring; b) Nobody cares about TCM; c) Bloggers are never as interesting as they think they are; d) All of the above.

Tom said...

I leave comments.