Sunday, August 21, 2011

31. The BEATLES in MANILA, Philippines (Memorabilia)

The Beatles songs were my favorite during my elementary days.  I really like the Beatles medley on the Stars on 45 Album record.   I would listen to this song play over and over in the radio and we bought a cassette tape and my mom would play it every day.

Ten years (2001) ago my interest on the Beatles grew more, maybe because I have more information about the Fab Four through the internet.  I would download their photos, songs and would read articles about them.   Although there are a lot of Beatles memorabilia worldwide, I concentrated on Filipiniana Beatles.   I would collect anything about The Beatles Concert in Manila in 1966, Beatles records that were Philippine-pressed and other memorabilia that was made here.

It was a pity what happened to the Beatles when they were bullied at the airport on their way back, for snubbing the invitation of Imelda Marcos to play in Malacanang.  Most Filipinos love the Beatles and do not share Imelda’s sentiment. 

Here are some of the items I collected over the years.

BEATLES CONCERT TICKET on July 4, 1966 - P 30.00 Grand Ringside
8:30 P.M.
BEATLES CONCERT TICKET on July 4, 1966 - P 20.00 Field Reserved
4:00 P.M
Reverse side of ticket: The Concert was sponsored by
Cathay Pacific Airlines, Pepsi Cola and Mirinda Orange.
Souvenir Program during the concert
Inside page of souvenir program
Original Concert Flyer
Original Promotional Concert Stickers.  Counterfeits have yellow paper at the back of sticker
Photos during the visit of the Beatles.

Photos inside the yacht in Manila Bay

Photos during the press conference
RARE Sticker promoting the BEATLES concert in ARANETA COLISEUM. The original venue was the Araneta Coliseum but the organizers changed the venue to Rizal Memorial Stadium because the fans would not fit the Araneta Coliseum
 BEATLES ARANETA COLISEUM concert stickers come in red, yellow,blue, green and orange.
Advertisement on Newspaper
Prices of seats during the concert
Promotional photo released by DYNA Records
Beatles Coin to commemorate the Beatles Concert in Manila.
I guess it was made during the 90s
FROM YEH YEH TO GO GO article by Quijano de Manila from FREE PRESS. July 16, 1966


FREE PRESS article about Beatles' mishap during the Manila concert. Down down goes a Beatle Manager hit by the mob, photo below




Beatles pomade bottle were made during the mid 60s.
Manufactured by H.H. Chemical & Ind. Mfg. San Juan Manila - Found at the rim of lid.   Measures approx. 1 3/4" in diameter.


Beatles pomades were made during the mid 60s and up to the late 90s.  The original die used for printing were used up to the early 90s, the manufacturer kept on producing these pomades until it shut down. The first time it was sold on eBay, it fetched $3,300 USD.



1968 Song and Shows Comics Magazine featuring the Beatles

1968 Song and Shows Comics Magazine featuring the Beatles' YELLOW SUBMARINE
Shellac 78 rpm Beatles Record. The Philippines is one of the few countries to have issued records in this format. This is quite scarce because shellac records easily breaks.


The Beatles local cassette tapes

Philippine BEATLES Coin Purse. " I Should Have Know Better " one of Beatles smash hit in 1964

Philippine BEATLES Autograph Book (Slam Book)

Inside page of Autograph Book (Slam Book)


ROMANTIC MELODIES and SONGHITS MOVIE TV TIME Local Music Magazines



Some of my Beatles memorabilia were featured on ROGUE Magazine, January - February 2011 Issue.  The magazine ran out of copies because KC Conception was on the cover. I am glad I was able to get the last copy from this hidden magazine stand in Shangrila mall. 


 
It was featured on  RAUL RODRIGO's article -
How the BEATLES WERE BULLIED Out of Manila




35 comments:

  1. I believe no Beatle had ever returned to the Philippines since 1966..maybe Paul and Ringo still have a chance.

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    1. Paul McCartney declined an interview from a local journalist/researcher when he learned that this journalist/researcher was Filipino. That says a lot.

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  2. These are all awesome collections! Do you have photos during their concert in RMFS?

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  3. Hi JR, I do have 2 photos during the concert. I will post them later.

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  4. Hi Pinoy Collector!

    Do you have an e-mail address we can send a media request to? :) I work for a international magazine and we are interested in publishing some of these photos and memorabilia.

    I hope for your soonest reply!

    Thank you!

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  5. Hi Miguel,

    Email me at lumang.gamit@yahoo.com

    Ed

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  6. Sir binebenta mo ba yung souvenir program or mayroon kang kilala na nagbebenta?? salamat po..raymund : monandsev1203@yahoo.com

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    1. sir meron po ako non souvenir progrm ng the beatles. txt nu na lng po aq sa no. q pangasinan area.

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    2. I am interested on the Beatles program email me at lumang.gamit@yahoo.com

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  7. Meron bang video ang Beatles sa kanilang concert sa Rizal Football Stadium noong 04 Jul 1966, either afternoon or evening performance?

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    1. I would like to see one, but have not seen a video of their Manila concert.

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  8. Pero merong video ang Beatles sa kanilang concert sa Budokan Stadium / Arena noong Jul 1966,

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  9. meron ako slum book ng beatles graduation gift to my aunt by my grandparents nung 1965. nagsign yata dito lahat ng classmates nya noon. saka mga vinyl singles ng beatles philippine pressed nung 60's. naiwan lang dito nung pumunta na sya sa US. ako na lang nagtago.

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    1. Meron din akong slum book, I would share it one of these days.

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  10. In the 60s & 70s, there's also The Beatles biscuit or cookies on plastic pack.. I think its price was only 5 centavos.

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    1. I have heard about it but have not have seen one. Please share if you have, I would love to see one.

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  11. sir, may alam ka bang nagbebenta ng stickers ng The Beatles?

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  12. I have this old card with all 5 beatles on it and I'm wondering what it was worth

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  13. I was born and raised in Quezon City and was 12 years old when the Beatles came in 1966. I did not see the concert but as a fan, I fanatically clipped photos from wherever I could find them. I left the country in 1983 and now reside in the USA. Today at 61, I still have in my possession several items I have kept and treasured from my childhood. Among them are several rare Sunday Magazine clippings of the Fab Four on Stage at the Rizal Stadium and at the Airport after being mobbed. I would gladly share scanned copies with you if you are interested. Just let me know how i can email them to you.

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    1. Sure, please do share the clippings, email it to lumang.gamit@yahoo.com. Thanks PK

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  14. You have an impressive collection that brings back memories. Many thanks! :)

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  15. HELP! WE NEED SOMEBODY! IS YOUR FATHER, MOTHER, AUNTIE, UNCLE, LOLO, OR LOLA A PART OF THIS EVENT 50 YEARS AGO? DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO CAN BE OUR RESOURCE PERSON? DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORABILIAS IN YOUR HOUSE CONNECTED TO THIS EVENT? DO YOU HAVE ANY ORIGINAL MUSIC WITH YOU THAT SOUNDS LIKE THE BEATLES BUT IS NOT EXACTLY A BEATLES SONG? IF YOU KNOW OR HAVE ANY, PLEASE TEXT 09267454554. HELP! WE NEED SOMEBODY! NOT JUST ANYBODY! YOU KNOW WE NEED SOMEONE! HELP!

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  16. I'm just 19 but I can honestly say that I'm a big fan of the fab four. Too bad I was born way too far from when their music hit charts or when they performed live. All i had were videos and documentaries and glimpses of what they used to be. I fell in love with their music. Not too loud, not too upbeat, but not too soft either. And its nice to see things like this. Some evidences of how great the band was. I also would love to have my own collection but I gotta admit it'd take hard work and lotsa money. Anyways, is there a museum or place in Manila which displays all stuff about The Beatles? I think it'd be great to have one. After all, despite the controversy which happened during their one and only performance in the Philippines, they're iconic. Who couldn't love the Beatles? ��

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    1. SAME!! Feeling ko talaga maling pinanganak ako ng 2001 tapos ung crush na crush ko 73 years old na(PAUL MCCARTNEY) HAHAHA

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  17. thank you for sharing your beatles collection im an avid fan of the beatles since I was in grade 1 that was in 1963 by the way the name of the yacht that they came aboard was m/y marima ,owned by elizalde family , I started my news clipping collection when I was in grade 3 .too bad all my news clipping collection is gone due to flash flood brought by typhoon milenyo.

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  18. Meron ako 2 relo na Beatles. Baka may interesado jan kasi wala naman nang beatles fan sa bahay. 09472897226

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  19. Hi everyone! I'm selling my Beatles Anthology book, Beatles Complete Scores and Beatles Yellow Submarine toys. If anyone is interested you can contact me at 09164444598.

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  20. i have a cd collection ng beatles, THE BEATLES Singles Collection 27x7" Box Set. if
    interesado kayo eto number ko, 09161100513

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  21. Hello, My name is SHINICHI FUMA. I am a book maker in Tokyo, Japan. Sorry for my broken English. I have a great interest in this article. Especially I have a interest in a visual image of PHILIPPINES FREE PRESS. I want this image in a bigger data for posting to my book. And I want to know a publisher of this magazine. Anyway, Can I asked you to send an e- mail ? My mail adress is : fmws2013(a)ae.auone-net.jp ...Thank you.

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  22. Hi, tga bacoor cavite po ko. meron po ko 4 n plaka ng beatles in good condition. 3 philippine made at 1 US. With tony sheridan. Lahat po sila gawa nun 60s. Kung interesado po kayo, txt n lng po.
    09267057060

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  23. Hi everyone, meron din akong mga Beatles cassette tapes at marami pang cassette tapes & CD's ng ibang artists. Bake interesado po kayo just email me at rafambay@yahoo.com. Thanks.

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  24. HI, I'M ALSO A BEATLES FAN SINCE HIGH SCHOOL (1992-95) & HAVE JINGLE SONGHITS FOR BEATLES... UNFORTUNATELY, IT WAS LOST...

    BTW, DOES SOMEBODY STILL HAS A COPY OF THIS BEATLES SONGHITS?

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  25. sticker po ba ang ticket nang araneta colesium? o nasa parang carton ang print?

    ty sa makakasagot

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  26. Cool collection sir! Saan po kaya nakakabili ng ganyan? I'm a solid fan like you sir. Pero i lack

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