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#68 The Fifth Beatle

Released Tuesday, 24th August 2021
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In early 1964, on the eve of The Beatles’ first international tour, Ringo Starr fell ill. To avoid cancelling the shows at the height of Beatlemania, they hired Jimmie Nicol as a temporary replacement. The stand-in drummer serves as a case study in what happens to a human psyche when propelled from relative obscurity to worldwide fame (and back again…) all in the span of a few months. 

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  • It Was a Town by Brocker Way
  • Mr. Rogers Day by Jonathan Kirkscey
  • School Day by Chuck Berry
  • Rave On by Buddy Holly
  • Last Days of Disco by Yo La Tengo
  • Yea Yea by Vince Eager
  • Twenty Flight Rock by Colin Hicks & His Cabin Boys
  • Drum Diddley by The Spotnicks
  • Buzz, Buzz, Buzz by Vince Eager
  • Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran
  • I Saw Her Standing There by The Silver Beatles
  • Night Train by The Shubdubs
  • Practicing by Justin Hurwitz
  • Dismissed by Justin Hurwitz
  • Do What You Are Doing by Dexter Britain
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles
  • The Horse by Cliff Nobles & Co.
  • A Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles
  • Can’t Buy Me Love by The Beatles
  • Love Me Do by The Beatles
  • Frances & Her Friends by Francis Faye
  • Long Tall Sally by The Beatles
  • Humpty Dumpty by The Shubdubs
  • On the Green Tape by Musette
  • Last Date by The Spotnicks
  • Three King Fishers by Gabor Szabo
  • Getting Better by The Beatles

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