'A Hard Day's Night' At 50; Puss N Boots Plays Live; Miles Davis On WNYC In 1950

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night was released in 1964. The Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night was released in 1964.

In this episode: A Hard Day’s Night cemented The Beatles as a cultural as well as musical force; now, to commemorate its 50th anniversary, the groundbreaking 1964 comedy is being re-released nationwide this week. Matt Zoller Seitz -- editor-in-chief at and New York Magazine writer reflects on about the film’s importance to the Beatles legend as well as its innovative technique.

Then: Puss n Boots -- the all-star cowboy boot-clad trio comprised of Sasha Dobson, Norah Jones and Catherine Popper -- performs music from its debut album, No Fools, No Fun.

And: In 1950, WNYC broadcast Miles Davis playing live at the American Music Festival, live from Birdland. Listen back to the recording from that festival with jazz historian and professor Ashley Kahn – who helps us place this performance within the timeline of Miles Davis’ career.


Norah Jones, Ashley Kahn, Puss N Boots and Matt Zoller Seitz

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