Beatles TOTP June 1966 Jul 5, 2016 22:10:03 GMT
Post by simonwells61 on Jul 5, 2016 22:10:03 GMT
I quoted a guy earlier in this thread (Nik33 of the Steve Hoffman forum) who says he has seen it.
Yes I know that's anecdotal but I'm familiar with his posts on that forum, and he knows his stuff on surviving Beatles footage. He's also very quick (sometimes too quick I think) to shoot down rumours of material that in his option doesn't exist. (for instance, I've had a several arguments with him about the possibility of Hamburg footage existing - he argues point blank that no Hamburg footage exists, I argue it's impossible to prove a negative etc etc) so he doesn't strike me as the type to fudge details or blow a memory out of proportion - as far as I can tell he's a well connected uber Beatles fan who knows the right people and has seen this footage.
Other evidence is - press reports that the footage was offered to Apple for Anthology, but rejected due to poor quality, and the fact that the Hollies and Kinks appearances from the same show just happen to have turned up in collector circles.
I imagine if it does indeed exist, it will be on the quality scale of the Kinks clip. That said, I will need to see a few screen grabs to fully confirm that it does exist. And in saying that, where does a screen grab compromise the rarity of the piece? I think whoever has a copy owes that much to the volume of comments made as to its survival.