"I'll Be Back"
"Drive My Car"
"Every Little Thing"
"And Your Bird Can Sing"
"Good Day Sunshine"
"A Hard Day's Night"
"I Want to Hold Your Hand"
This show was used heavily in the later years of ShowBiz (from the traditional reel-to-reel format to the updated video-enhanced Cyberstar format). The show consists of several Beatles songs all spliced together in a medley format. The show is actually a chopped down version of the original medley performed and released by the disco-era cover group known as the Stars on 45.
Stars on 45
- The band Stars on 45 was a disco-era group that was famous for putting together segued songs together to a danceable disco backbeat. The version performed by the Rock-afire is a shortened version of the original medley which was nearly sixteen minutes in length. Aside from the Stars on 45 jingle, songs not included in the Rock-afire's version include: "Do You Want to Know a Secret", "We Can Work It Out", "I Should Have Known Better", "Nowhere Man", "You're Going to Lose That Girl", "Ticket to Ride", "The Word", "Get Back", "Eight Days a Week", "It Won't Be Long", "Wait", "My Sweet Lord", "Here Comes the Sun", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Things We Said Today", "If I Fell", "You Can't Do That", "Please Please Me", and "From Me to You".
Cybervision & Reel
- As many people know, the Cyberstar system utilized both audio and video. During the transitional phase to convert all ShowBiz stores to this new system, different variations of tapes were made to fit a store's current needs. So this particular show also exists on reel
, and there's even a version that exists on Cybervision - the earliest prototype version of Cyberstar. The difference between the two is basically that the earliest Cybervision only has footage of the stage without all the crappy animated effects spliced into it.
Watch the Cybervision version in our Video Archive: Beatles Medley
Watch the Cyberstar version in our Video Archive: Beatles Medley
-4 out of 5 Tokens-
I've always enjoyed this medley, especially its cohesiveness from start to finish. The Rock-afire did an amazing job on the vocals and music which is probably why this track was used so heavily in the later years of ShowBiz. I would have never assumed this was originally a disco track by the way it's performed by the Rock-afire - yeah the backbeat (claptrack) stayed intact, but the instrumentals are more traditionally played. The characters (except Rolfe) all have major singing parts which made this show an exciting performance from one stage to another.