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Subject: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/07/14 at 6:10 pm

I'm shocked no one has made a thread for this yet.

Shame. Shame on you all! May the wrath of thunder strike upon you all!  ;D ;D ;D


I bought their 1's album from 2000 in 2000, and was hooked ever since.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/07/14 at 6:25 pm

I’m a huge Beatles fan, they are my favorite. I like them so much, that my 2nd favorite band/artists is miles behind them. No one has ever sounded like them.  They had magic.  They made great music, they were all witty and personable. John & Paul (to me) are the gods of rock and roll and the gods of pop music.

Their music is pretty much liked or loved by everyone.

They have the most #1 songs ever, and sold the 2nd most albums worldwide (after Elvis), and they did that basically in only a 7-year period.  Unmatched.

http://assets-s3.rollingstone.com/assets/images/embedded/1000x595/2e76b29da002e58a18b357d85a67a91ae0a2392a.jpg

My parents always watched Ed Sullivan and I was in diapers when I saw them on Ed Sullivan 50 years ago., so I have no memory of it.

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/16/20/43/16204370979b1654a305de4cc7d8090a.jpg

I could listen to the Beatles 24 hours a day & I’d be happy.  :)

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/07/14 at 6:33 pm


I’m a huge Beatles fan, they are my favorite. I like them so much, that my 2nd favorite band/artists is miles behind them. No one has ever sounded like them.  They had magic.  They made great music, they were all witty and personable. John & Paul (to me) are the gods of rock and roll and the gods of pop music.

Their music is pretty much liked or loved by everyone.

They have the most #1 songs ever, and sold the 2nd most albums worldwide (after Elvis), and they did that basically in only a 7-year period.  Unmatched.

http://assets-s3.rollingstone.com/assets/images/embedded/1000x595/2e76b29da002e58a18b357d85a67a91ae0a2392a.jpg

My parents always watched Ed Sullivan and I was in diapers when I saw them on Ed Sullivan 50 years ago., so I have no memory of it.

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/16/20/43/16204370979b1654a305de4cc7d8090a.jpg

I could listen to the Beatles 24 hours a day & I’d be happy.  :)


I don't believe the whole 'they sold 1 billion records' thingy, but I do believe they have sold more than ANYBODY in music history! The REAL sales is

1) The Beatles 400 million albums and singles worldwide
2) Elvis 330+ million records worldwide
3) Michael Jackson 310 to 320 million records worldwide

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/07/14 at 6:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgU6foVr-wY

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/07/14 at 6:46 pm

My parents didn't like the Beatles, or any rock and roll artists at all. They said all rock and roll artists are drug addicts, the girls prostitutes and they were all hoodlums and thieves, etc...    ::)

But when the music of the 80s and 90s came around, they told me that the Beatles and Elvis were fantastic and "miles above" any artist of those decades.  Once I tried playing a rap song to my mom, she hit me  ;D  She said music went downhill since the days of Sinatra and Bing Crosby, but at least over the last 10 years she can tolerate the Beatles and Elvis. 

At least I can say I watched them on Ed Sullivan that first night in Feb 1964. (while gagging on baby food  ;D ;D )


Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/07/14 at 6:52 pm


My parents didn't like the Beatles, or any rock and roll artists at all. They said all rock and roll artists are drug addicts, the girls prostitutes and they were all hoodlums and thieves, etc...    ::)

But when the music of the 80s and 90s came around, they told me that the Beatles and Elvis were fantastic and "miles above" any artist of those decades.  Once I tried playing a rap song to my mom, she hit me  ;D  She said music went downhill since the days of Sinatra and Bing Crosby, but at least over the last 10 years she can tolerate the Beatles and Elvis. 

At least I can say I watched them on Ed Sullivan that first night in Feb 1964. (while gagging on baby food  ;D ;D )


Cool story about your parents' perspective!

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/07/14 at 6:53 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgU6foVr-wY


I can tell from your avatar you like them!  ;D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/07/14 at 7:04 pm


I can tell from your avatar you like them!  ;D


It's the first thing written in my high school yearbook, graduation year...below my picture. "Loves the Beatles"

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: snozberries on 02/07/14 at 11:04 pm


looking forward to the special CBS is airing Sunday...I have a friend who went to the concert - famous singers covering beatles songs-  he said it was 3 hours of great music....they managed to cut it down to a 90 min special  :-\\  still it should be good.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 02/08/14 at 3:02 am

I still don't rightly know how it happened, but I was bitten HARD just as I turned 13 (about six months prior to Lennon's murder, in fact!)

We had no records of theirs in the house, oddly - but one of my relatives had plenty and after a lot of cajoling, I was allowed to loan them! I vividly remember looking at the back of their first (British) LP going through the members' names thinking 'I've heard of these guys!' never once suspecting that they were all in a group together!

The old saying goes that they were greater than the sum of their parts...definitely true, in this case! A certain 13 year old thought so and never looked back...

Sadly, as this 50th anniversary milestone passes, will they start to eventually drift from the public's collective memory? I sure as hell hope not...

Given the benefit of hindsight, their phenomenal legacy will NEVER happen again...ever!

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: gibbo on 02/08/14 at 3:47 am

I remember flipping over the song 'Back in the USSR' when I heard it on the radio in the mid 70's. I loved it and wanted to find out who the band was. I was bowled over when I found it was not a new song and was from the Beatles!  I went and looked further into their repertoire after that.

I loved the 'Rubber Soul' album prior to that as my elder brother bought it.  I only discovered the joys of Revolver, Sgt Peppes and The White Album much, much later (all because of Back in the USSR)!

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/08/14 at 7:23 am



Sadly, as this 50th anniversary milestone passes, will they start to eventually drift from the public's collective memory? I sure as hell hope not...



I doubt people will forget the Beatles (or Elvis's music), ever. I have never met anyone (so far..in 50+ years) who hates Beatles music. Even my parents (born in the 1920s) grew to like some of their songs...and my parents cringe at most pop/rock music made since the mid 1950s. 

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 02/08/14 at 7:46 am


I doubt people will forget the Beatles (or Elvis's music), ever. I have never met anyone (so far..in 50+ years) who hates Beatles music. Even my parents (born in the 1920s) grew to like some of their songs...and my parents cringe at most pop/rock music made since the mid 1950s.


You see, this is what worries me a bit - it's VERY rare, even on most oldies stations, to hear a pre-1960 recording by Elvis being played on a regular basis. The Beatles (at present) seem to be the 'ground zero' - nothing before appears to be relevant to the radio stations' ears - but how long will THAT continue?  :-\\

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: snozberries on 02/08/14 at 7:49 am


I doubt people will forget the Beatles (or Elvis's music), ever. I have never met anyone (so far..in 50+ years) who hates Beatles music. Even my parents (born in the 1920s) grew to like some of their songs...and my parents cringe at most pop/rock music made since the mid 1950s.


sadly... before the beatles revival in the mid 90s I'd actually met a few people in the late 80s early 90s.... people who recently graduated High School (say 89-92) who had no idea who the beatles were... never heard their name nor their music...had it been just on person I would've considered it an anomaly but there were quite a few who fell into this category.  :-\\

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/08/14 at 7:55 am


sadly... before the beatles revival in the mid 90s I'd actually met a few people in the late 80s early 90s.... people who recently graduated High School (say 89-92) who had no idea who the beatles were... never heard their name nor their music...had it been just on person I would've considered it an anomaly but there were quite a few who fell into this category.  :-\\


That's interesting because I never met people who never heard of the Beatles (not counting pre-teens). Maybe it's a Canada thing.  ;D
Just like Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Sinatra...I think people will remember the Beatles.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/08/14 at 8:08 am


You see, this is what worries me a bit - it's VERY rare, even on most oldies stations, to hear a pre-1960 recording by Elvis being played on a regular basis. The Beatles (at present) seem to be the 'ground zero' - nothing before appears to be relevant to the radio stations' ears - but how long will THAT continue?  :-\\


Even when oldies stations began popping up in the mid 1980s...you rarely heard "50s" songs. Most of the songs were 1963-64ish and after.  As you said "The Beatles (at present) seem to be the 'ground zero' - nothing before appears to be relevant to the radio stations' ears "  Been like that for 30 years already. How long will it continue? Don't know.

Paul McCartney is still out there, making albums and public appearances. His last album wasn't bad (even if his voice is shot to hell)  It will be interesting when Paul and Ringo pass away...after their names are out of the public eye...will you her less Beatles songs? Who knows...Elvis died 35+ years ago and you still hear his music. Ah..it's all speculation anyways.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: snozberries on 02/08/14 at 8:14 am


That's interesting because I never met people who never heard of the Beatles (not counting pre-teens). Maybe it's a Canada thing.  ;D
Just like Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Sinatra...I think people will remember the Beatles.


Bach  (the candy?)
Beethoven (the giant dog in that movie?
Tchaikovsky  (who?)
Sinatra (Nancy, these boots were made for walking, Sinatra???)


:P


:D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/08/14 at 8:17 am


Bach  (the candy?)
Beethoven (the giant dog in that movie?
Tchaikovsky  (who?)
Sinatra (Nancy, these boots were made for walking, Sinatra???)


:P


:D


Yes!  ;D

Tchaikovsky  (who?)  -> Bram Tchaikovsky  (British singer, quasi popular late 70s early 80s) :D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/08/14 at 1:44 pm


looking forward to the special CBS is airing Sunday...I have a friend who went to the concert - famous singers covering beatles songs-  he said it was 3 hours of great music....they managed to cut it down to a 90 min special  :-\\  still it should be good.


That's cutting it in half!!  8)

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/08/14 at 3:07 pm


It's the first thing written in my high school yearbook, graduation year...below my picture. "Loves the Beatles"


Did you like The Beatles when they broke up the band?

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/08/14 at 3:10 pm

Paul McCartney is still out there, making albums and public appearances. His last album wasn't bad (even if his voice is shot to hell)  It will be interesting when Paul and Ringo pass away...after their names are out of the public eye...will you her less Beatles songs? Who knows...Elvis died 35+ years ago and you still hear his music. Ah..it's all speculation anyways.

The Beatles were a legacy and if they do pass away, let's hope the legacy continues.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/08/14 at 3:11 pm

Do you think The Beatles could've racked up a few more hits if they hadn't broken up in 1970? ???

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: snozberries on 02/08/14 at 3:22 pm


The Beatles were a legacy and if they do pass away, let's hope the legacy continues.


If they pass away? Two already have...but maybe the other two will last forever.  :D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/08/14 at 3:30 pm


Did you like The Beatles when they broke up the band?


Not sure what you mean here. Did I still like them after they broke up? Yes


Do you think The Beatles could've racked up a few more hits if they hadn't broken up in 1970? ???


Since John, Paul, George and Ringo had quite a few songs in the top 40 during the 1970s (esp 1970 to 1975) ...umm..yes!
Wings was one of the more popular groups during the 1970s as well. Imagine adding John, George and Ringo to that.

There were points during the 1970s when each of them (all 4 of them) were in the top 40 at the same time. So...yes again!

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/08/14 at 5:09 pm


If they pass away? Two already have...but maybe the other two will last forever.  :D


I'm saying if and when the time comes....

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: snozberries on 02/08/14 at 6:26 pm


I'm saying if and when the time comes....


I don't think if really applies here Howard. They will definitely die...eventually.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: loki 13 on 02/08/14 at 6:46 pm


That's interesting because I never met people who never heard of the Beatles (not counting pre-teens). Maybe it's a Canada thing.  ;D
Just like Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Sinatra...I think people will remember the Beatles.


Ah, Bach!

Another M*A*S*H reference.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/08/14 at 7:05 pm


Ah, Bach!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYSG8AQO3tw

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/08/14 at 10:19 pm


You see, this is what worries me a bit - it's VERY rare, even on most oldies stations, to hear a pre-1960 recording by Elvis being played on a regular basis. The Beatles (at present) seem to be the 'ground zero' - nothing before appears to be relevant to the radio stations' ears - but how long will THAT continue?  :-\\


I agree. The earliest years they play on the radio now is the early 60s, maybe even not until the mid 60s.

What's funny is back in 1997 you could hear 1950s music everywhere on the oldies station in my city, now it's 70s and 80s music, but mostly 70s. Kinda scary!  :-\\

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/08/14 at 11:33 pm

I Loved the Beatles since I was a little girl  :D

Here's why:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9OD4ksZoU8

I was only an impressionable five year old then.  It's just not fair  ::)  ;)    ;D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/09/14 at 10:38 am


Did you like The Beatles when they broke up the band?


I recall being saddened by the whole "broke up" event.  It's as if they let us down.  :-\\

I recall feeling angry with them about it for a hot minute - until the ex-Beatles' solo efforts began to woo me back...  :-*

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/09/14 at 12:32 pm

I don't think that there will ever be another band like the Beatles. To me, they were the greatest group/band EVER!!!! They have influenced music for the last 50 years and will probably influence it for the next 50 and probably beyond. And I do agree that their music will still be played centuries from now-just like Bach, Mozart, & the rest of the classical composers music is.

But, you can't talk about the Beatles without talking about THEIR influence-Buddy Holly. They even took their name from Buddy Holly's group-the Crickets.


BTW, I TOTALLY got the M*A*S*H reference. In fact, whenever I say Bach, I usually say it, "Ah, Bach," with the hand.  ;)



Cat

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/09/14 at 1:26 pm

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/12415880555_ca409ceae0_o.jpg

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/09/14 at 1:34 pm


I don't think that there will ever be another band like the Beatles. To me, they were the greatest group/band EVER!!!! They have influenced music for the last 50 years and will probably influence it for the next 50 and probably beyond. And I do agree that their music will still be played centuries from now-just like Bach, Mozart, & the rest of the classical composers music is.



Agreed.

They are the best band, musical act...ever for me as well. No one even comes close for me.  The Rolling Stones are a very distant 2nd for me.

The Beatles hit lightning in a bottle.  They were musical geniuses, and I can't say that about anyone since.  They could sing well, but were not the most talented singers ever. They were not the most talented guitar players ever, and they didn't have the most talented drummer ever. They just put everything together and made it sound so good. 

In junior pro sports when a player is that good, they move him (or her) up to a higher league. The Beatles belonged in a higher league.  A league of their own.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/09/14 at 1:38 pm

To me fate had a hand in them breaking up, and no I'm not talking about Yoko Ono.

I think had they lasted until 1980 they might have overstayed their welcome, I don't know. Their music might have been stale and gotten terrible by then.

I can see them lasting until 1975 though, but I'm too biased because I know they broke up in 1970. So it may be better they broke up, they left when they were still fresh and revered.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: nally on 02/09/14 at 2:15 pm


Agreed.

They are the best band, musical act...ever for me as well. No one even comes close for me.  The Rolling Stones are a very distant 2nd for me.

The Beatles hit lightning in a bottle.  They were musical geniuses, and I can't say that about anyone since.  They could sing well, but were not the most talented singers ever. They were not the most talented guitar players ever, and they didn't have the most talented drummer ever. They just put everything together and made it sound so good. 

In junior pro sports when a player is that good, they move him (or her) up to a higher league. The Beatles belonged in a higher league.  A league of their own.

Absolutely. O0

btw, This morning I was listening to them on the radio, which played the audio from their broadcast on Ed Sullivan 50 yrs ago.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/09/14 at 2:24 pm


To me fate had a hand in them breaking up, and no I'm not talking about Yoko Ono.

I think had they lasted until 1980 they might have overstayed their welcome, I don't know. Their music might have been stale and gotten terrible by then.

I can see them lasting until 1975 though, but I'm too biased because I know they broke up in 1970. So it may be better they broke up, they left when they were still fresh and revered.



Look at the Stones. They are STILL touring to sold out crowds. Sir Paul is still going strong. You don't think the Beatles would still have their magic? I think their music would have evolved just like it did from when they first entered the scene to when they broke up. Who knows in what direction it would have gone in if they remained together.


I find it interesting how their music AFTER the Beatles, reflect on that time:

George's tribute to John:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqNLL3-CToE



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsyfvYyxjp8


Ringo's tribute to George:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PjnOdHq-T8



Cat






Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/09/14 at 3:05 pm


I agree. The earliest years they play on the radio now is the early 60s, maybe even not until the mid 60s.

What's funny is back in 1997 you could hear 1950s music everywhere on the oldies station in my city, now it's 70s and 80s music, but mostly 70s. Kinda scary!  :-\\


just like WCBS-FM a long time ago they played oldies from the 1950s era and now they're playing more 1980's.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/09/14 at 3:08 pm


I Loved the Beatles since I was a little girl  :D

Here's why:



I was only an impressionable five year old then.  It's just not fair  ::)  ;)    ;D


Who did the voices for the cartoon?  ???

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/09/14 at 3:10 pm


I recall being saddened by the whole "broke up" event.  It's as if they let us down.  :-\\

I recall feeling angry with them about it for a hot minute - until the ex-Beatles' solo efforts began to woo me back...  :-*



http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070711041424/beatles/images/7/7b/Let_it_be.jpg

Wasn't this their last album?

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/09/14 at 3:11 pm


To me fate had a hand in them breaking up, and no I'm not talking about Yoko Ono.

I think had they lasted until 1980 they might have overstayed their welcome, I don't know. Their music might have been stale and gotten terrible by then.

I can see them lasting until 1975 though, but I'm too biased because I know they broke up in 1970. So it may be better they broke up, they left when they were still fresh and revered.


The Beatles if they had stayed together, could've made some disco music.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/09/14 at 3:19 pm


The Beatles if they had stayed together, could've made some disco music.


Beatles...disco music?  (gags to death.....)
 

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

http://24.media.tumblr.com/b30da8726527766d1f6b7e3778c70286/tumblr_mj5823ohgL1ru74s4o1_500.jpg

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: whistledog on 02/09/14 at 3:46 pm


The Beatles if they had stayed together, could've made some disco music.


NO

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Katluver on 02/09/14 at 3:47 pm


The Beatles if they had stayed together, could've made some disco music.


Are you kidding?! That would have destroyed them!

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: annimal on 02/09/14 at 4:14 pm

I'm too busy listening to the Beetles on my sterio to type this

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/09/14 at 4:14 pm


Beatles...disco music?  (gags to death.....)
 

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

http://24.media.tumblr.com/b30da8726527766d1f6b7e3778c70286/tumblr_mj5823ohgL1ru74s4o1_500.jpg


Yeah I guess you're right, it wouldn't sound good.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: snozberries on 02/09/14 at 4:48 pm


Howard's got a point....a disco version of come together could've worked.  :D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/09/14 at 7:46 pm



Look at the Stones. They are STILL touring to sold out crowds. Sir Paul is still going strong. You don't think the Beatles would still have their magic? I think their music would have evolved just like it did from when they first entered the scene to when they broke up. Who knows in what direction it would have gone in if they remained together.


I find it interesting how their music AFTER the Beatles, reflect on that time:

George's tribute to John:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqNLL3-CToE



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsyfvYyxjp8


Ringo's tribute to George:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PjnOdHq-T8



Cat


Maybe they would've still had their magic. Who knows.  :P :P

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/09/14 at 9:36 pm


Howard's got a point....a disco version of come together could've worked.  :D


Sacrilege!!!  :D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: gibbo on 02/09/14 at 9:41 pm


Howard's got a point....a disco version of come together could've worked.  :D


You never know! But, generally, .... NO!

I heard an Earth, Wind and Fire version of " I've Got To Get You Into My Life" ... and it wasn't too bad at all.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/09/14 at 9:46 pm


You never know! But, generally, .... NO!

I heard an Earth, Wind and Fire version of " I've Got To Get You Into My Life" ... and it wasn't too bad at all.


oh god I hated that version, I thought it was the shyts.
Sorry gibbo.  :-\\

Then again, I don't really like Earth wind and fires stuff.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/09/14 at 11:52 pm

I would rather The Beatles take a break 1976 to 1980, then come back circa 1981, better than Disco Beatles!  8-P 8-P

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Katluver on 02/10/14 at 4:20 am


I would rather The Beatles take a break 1976 to 1980, then come back circa 1981, better than Disco Beatles!  8-P 8-P


lol, i'm still trying to imagine how they would make disco hits. perhaps use older hits like "i want to hold your head" with chimes added in----lol!  :D

anyway, i've got to agree that i like listening to the beatles myself. i normally don't buy cd's anymore except for the beatles. and i'll probably start buying the old original records once i finally get a record player...

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/10/14 at 6:55 am


Howard's got a point....a disco version of come together could've worked.  :D


But the thing is, how would it sound? It probably would have to be upbeat.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/10/14 at 7:01 am


I would rather The Beatles take a break 1976 to 1980, then come back circa 1981, better than Disco Beatles!  8-P 8-P


Funky Beatles!  ;D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/10/14 at 7:03 am

lol, i'm still trying to imagine how they would make disco hits. perhaps use older hits like "i want to hold your head" with chimes added in----lol!


Kat, don't forget the funky trumpet.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/10/14 at 7:11 am

Howard, adding "Funk" or "Disco" to Beatles music would be like spraying the Mona Lisa with mustard and ketchup.
Totally ruins and wrecks it.

Anyone watch the film "A hard days night"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70QfHtKdh_0

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/10/14 at 7:20 am


I would rather The Beatles take a break 1976 to 1980, then come back circa 1981, better than Disco Beatles!  8-P 8-P


There were lots of great rock albums done between 1976-80, it wasn't all disco. As I mentioned in other threads, pretty much everyone at my high school totally despised disco...and I was in high school during disco's peak years.  People liked disco at my school as much as people on inthe00s like Bieber. It's true.

Disco almost destroyed rock music. I recently watched a video (history of rock and roll, maybe?) where lots of 70s music artists just totally thrashed disco music, they hated disco with a passion. They all said disco sucked, no creativity, no talent required, no instrumentation, just that same annoying beat repeated in a zillion other disco songs.

The only way the Beatles would have even considered doing a disco song, was if John found some way to totally make fun of it. But even that is a stretch.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 02/10/14 at 7:24 am


Who did the voices for the cartoon?  ???


I can't recall off-hand (the net should be able to tell you), but the attempts (especially John's) were terrible!


The Beatles if they had stayed together, could've made some disco music.


Quelle horreur!

Dig out your copy of Starsound/Stars On 45/whatever they were called and imagine the car crash for yourself...



http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070711041424/beatles/images/7/7b/Let_it_be.jpg

Wasn't this their last album?


The last officially released album when the group existed...yes. But not the last one recorded - that was 'Abbey Road'. 'Let It Be' was held up for months due to bitter disputations within the group (see the film for the whole sorry story) - given these circumstances, it's a wonder 'Abbey Road' ever got recorded at all!

'Let It Be' did have some overdubs recorded after 'Abbey Road', but that can't count as an entire LP...

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 02/10/14 at 7:26 am


I would rather The Beatles take a break 1976 to 1980, then come back circa 1981, better than Disco Beatles!  8-P 8-P


The Beatles were the sixties - they provided the soundtrack! Best that things came to a natural (if bitter) end when they did...

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/10/14 at 8:10 am

Dig out your copy of Starsound/Stars On 45/whatever they were called and imagine the car crash for yourself...

I loved Stars On 45.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/10/14 at 1:28 pm


Funky Beatles!  ;D


;D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/10/14 at 1:32 pm


There were lots of great rock albums done between 1976-80, it wasn't all disco. As I mentioned in other threads, pretty much everyone at my high school totally despised disco...and I was in high school during disco's peak years.  People liked disco at my school as much as people on inthe00s like Bieber. It's true.

Disco almost destroyed rock music. I recently watched a video (history of rock and roll, maybe?) where lots of 70s music artists just totally thrashed disco music, they hated disco with a passion. They all said disco sucked, no creativity, no talent required, no instrumentation, just that same annoying beat repeated in a zillion other disco songs.

The only way the Beatles would have even considered doing a disco song, was if John found some way to totally make fun of it. But even that is a stretch.


Good thing it didn't!  8)

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: annimal on 02/10/14 at 2:29 pm

love love them do    and par o dy through

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: whistledog on 02/10/14 at 3:12 pm


Howard's got a point....a disco version of come together could've worked.  :D



Disco Beatles actually already proved successful.  It wasn't the actual Beatles, but good sound-a-likes from Holland and it swept the globe ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bGQ1-Gmoso

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/10/14 at 3:20 pm


Disco Beatles actually already proved successful.  It wasn't the actual Beatles, but good sound-a-likes from Holland and it swept the globe ...
Stars on 45.


The first 2 times I heard that song, I didn't mind it. I found it cute. The next 3647 times I heard that song, I turned the radio dial.  :D

Now Paul did have a song called "Goodnight tonight" which was disco, 1979 I think it was. Good base line. Paul was cashing in on disco like other rock and roll artists of the time. It's one of the disco songs I don't dislike. 

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/10/14 at 3:33 pm

For some strange odd reason, I have had the song "Fixing A Hole" in my head for the past week or so. Hmmm, I wonder why.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/10/14 at 3:45 pm


For some strange odd reason, I have had the song "Fixing A Hole" in my head for the past week or so. Hmmm, I wonder why.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Soon, there will be stuff "Here, there and everywhere" and if the door lock  doesn't work, hope it won't be "She came in through the bathroom window". And when you get the bill for this, it won't be "taxman" and by the time you move in, it won't be "When I'm 64"
:D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/10/14 at 4:28 pm


Soon, there will be stuff "Here, there and everywhere" and if the door lock  doesn't work, hope it won't be "She came in through the bathroom window". And when you get the bill for this, it won't be "taxman" and by the time you move in, it won't be "When I'm 64"
:D



When we do move, I won't be saying, "She's Leaving Home" but will be saying, "There's A Place" and "When I get Home." On moving day, we have to Carry That Weight With A Little Help From My Friends. I know by the end of the day I am going to say, "I'm So Tired" but it would just be a Day In The Life.


Cat

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/10/14 at 6:53 pm



When we do move, I won't be saying, "She's Leaving Home" but will be saying, "There's A Place" and "When I get Home." On moving day, we have to Carry That Weight With A Little Help From My Friends. I know by the end of the day I am going to say, "I'm So Tired" but it would just be a Day In The Life.


Cat


She said, she said. I dig it, The end.

I think Cat and I just conjugated the Beatles.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Foo Bar on 02/10/14 at 10:06 pm


Are you kidding?! That would have destroyed them!


http://beatlesblogger.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/beatles-discomania-front.jpg

Just kidding, it's a 50-year commemorative biography ;)

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/14 at 3:47 am


I'm shocked no one has made a thread for this yet.
I was not available to make this subject as a topic, for I was away from all froms of computers over the last few days. I did see reports on the news.


Did you like The Beatles when they broke up the band?
I was too young to appreciate The Beatles ( only like the music they sang and played) and since then I always thought it was Yoko Ono that broke up The Beatles. The film "Let It Be" provides some glimpses into would lead to the Beatles' break-up.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 02/11/14 at 6:15 am


Now Paul did have a song called "Goodnight tonight" which was disco, 1979 I think it was. Good base line. Paul was cashing in on disco like other rock and roll artists of the time. It's one of the disco songs I don't dislike.


Yes, tapping shamelessly into the disco thing as a few rock acts did at the time, but worthwhile - I think this was among the last batch of releases under the Wings name.

(Let's ignore what came next - 'Wonderful Christmastime', indeed!)

He went even further left-field the following year with 'McCartney II' - incorporating new wave into the mix - and apparently inspiring Lennon to record again - too bad he slipped back into mediocrity with 'Tug Of War' after that...

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 02/11/14 at 6:19 am


It wasn't the actual Beatles, but good sound-a-likes from Holland and it swept the globe ...


And inspired by Canada! I'll never let you forget this!  ;)

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/14 at 6:25 am


Yes, tapping shamelessly into the disco thing as a few rock acts did at the time, but worthwhile - I think this was among the last batch of releases under the Wings name.

(Let's ignore what came next - 'Wonderful Christmastime', indeed!)

He went even further left-field the following year with 'McCartney II' - incorporating new wave into the mix - and apparently inspiring Lennon to record again - too bad he slipped back into mediocrity with 'Tug Of War' after that...
Ignoring "Mull of Kintyre" too!

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/11/14 at 6:28 am


;D


I think if The Beatles added the word "funky" to their name they would probably think of it as an insult. Anyone agree?

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/11/14 at 6:31 am


Disco Beatles actually already proved successful.  It wasn't the actual Beatles, but good sound-a-likes from Holland and it swept the globe ...



Was it popular in the U.S.?

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 02/11/14 at 6:38 am


Was it popular in the U.S.?


Reasonably...#1, I think!

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/11/14 at 6:45 am


I think if The Beatles added the word "funky" to their name they would probably think of it as an insult. Anyone agree?


I think if any band added the word "funky" to their name, it would probably be an insult.  :P

:D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: whistledog on 02/11/14 at 1:33 pm


Was it popular in the U.S.?


Like Paul said, it was a #1 hit in the US, so I am not surprised you do not recognize it :D:D :P

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/11/14 at 7:22 pm


Reasonably...#1, I think!


I think the song was popular in 1981?  ???

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/11/14 at 7:23 pm


Like Paul said, it was a #1 hit in the US, so I am not surprised you do not recognize it :D:D :P


I recognize it.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: nally on 02/11/14 at 7:23 pm


I think the song was popular in 1981?  ???

Yep, I believe it was.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Foo Bar on 02/12/14 at 1:38 am


Disco Beatles actually already proved successful.  It wasn't the actual Beatles, but good sound-a-likes from Holland and it swept the globe ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bGQ1-Gmoso


http://i.imgur.com/N769f7Q.jpg

ePHpxFI1xWE
  - DBM's Discobeatlemania, aka "The Beatles Go Disco", 1977, beat the Stars on 45 by four years.

I knew I was googling the wrong thing last night but was so pleased with the accidental result that I posed it anyways. My brain was actually working tonight, and although I was somewhat terrified of what would happen when I listened to this track, I can safely declare it pretty damn catchy. Any Beatles fan who sorta enjoyed the Stars on 45 experience of listening to a dozen songs in a few minutes should find something to sorta enjoy in this. It's a worthy predecessor to the Stars and has to be one of the earliest megamixes/remixes created, even though they're covering the songs rather than sampling them.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 02/12/14 at 5:34 am


http://i.imgur.com/N769f7Q.jpg

  - DBM's Discobeatlemania, aka "The Beatles Go Disco", 1977, beat the Stars on 45 by four years.

I knew I was googling the wrong thing last night but was so pleased with the accidental result that I posed it anyways. My brain was actually working tonight, and although I was somewhat terrified of what would happen when I listened to this track, I can safely declare it pretty damn catchy. Any Beatles fan who sorta enjoyed the Stars on 45 experience of listening to a dozen songs in a few minutes should find something to sorta enjoy in this. It's a worthy predecessor to the Stars and has to be one of the earliest megamixes/remixes created, even though they're covering the songs rather than sampling them.


Miniscule hit for us in Britain - even I don't recall ever hearing it!

The previous year, the Beatles' back catalogue was repromoted, but I don't know whether that had a bearing on this being concocted -  I think it may have done much better on the continent, Henk should be able to tell us...

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/12/14 at 6:39 am


http://i.imgur.com/N769f7Q.jpg

  - DBM's Discobeatlemania, aka "The Beatles Go Disco", 1977, beat the Stars on 45 by four years.

I knew I was googling the wrong thing last night but was so pleased with the accidental result that I posed it anyways. My brain was actually working tonight, and although I was somewhat terrified of what would happen when I listened to this track, I can safely declare it pretty damn catchy. Any Beatles fan who sorta enjoyed the Stars on 45 experience of listening to a dozen songs in a few minutes should find something to sorta enjoy in this. It's a worthy predecessor to the Stars and has to be one of the earliest megamixes/remixes created, even though they're covering the songs rather than sampling them.


This song is great.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/12/14 at 6:59 am

Moving away from the **facepalm** of disco Beatles.

Many of the Beatles songs were about love.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-pFAFsTFTI

It was first performed by the Beatles on Our World, the first live global television link. Watched by over 150 million in 26 countries, the programme was broadcast via satellite on 25 June 1967.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 02/12/14 at 9:44 am


Many of the Beatles songs were about love.


And even if they weren't, they still managed to sound...well, just about as awesome as a non-love song could get!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xL1ffMlzKY

Jaw-dropping (Ringo's laconic drumming, especially!) Just think, not four years had passed since 'Love Me Do'!



It was first performed by the Beatles on Our World, the first live global television link. Watched by over 150 million in 26 countries, the programme was broadcast via satellite on 25 June 1967.


Two days before I came into this world - what an entrance!  ;)

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/14 at 10:04 am


Moving away from the **facepalm** of disco Beatles.

Many of the Beatles songs were about love.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-pFAFsTFTI

It was first performed by the Beatles on Our World, the first live global television link. Watched by over 150 million in 26 countries, the programme was broadcast via satellite on 25 June 1967.
My parents let me stay up to watch that.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/12/14 at 11:01 am

One of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4zaofnVhps

Sir Paul was just totally stoned in this video.


Cat

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: whistledog on 02/12/14 at 6:41 pm

I love 'Let it Be'.  In 1987, Paul recorded a new version of it with a host of then popular UK singers under the name Ferry Aid as a charity single to aid victims' families of the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster.  It was a really good version, one of my favourite cover songs (though can it be considered a cover song as Paul appears on it?) ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86Y-2m-HQRM

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/12/14 at 7:26 pm


Moving away from the **facepalm** of disco Beatles.

Many of the Beatles songs were about love.



It was first performed by the Beatles on Our World, the first live global television link. Watched by over 150 million in 26 countries, the programme was broadcast via satellite on 25 June 1967.



this song is great.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/12/14 at 7:29 pm


One of my favorites:



Sir Paul was just totally stoned in this video.


Cat


Is that why he grew his facial hair?

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/12/14 at 7:29 pm

Some of John's humor.  He was a character.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLQa4fM-fPQ

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/12/14 at 7:31 pm


Is that why he grew his facial hair?


Are saying that Paul grew facial hair because he was baked?


Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: nally on 02/12/14 at 7:32 pm


Some of John's humor.  He was a character.


Hee hee! :D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/12/14 at 8:25 pm


Some of John's humor.  He was a character.




;D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/12/14 at 8:25 pm


Are saying that Paul grew facial hair because he was baked?


Yes.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/12/14 at 8:30 pm


Yes.


Let me ask you this then: Do you think men in general grow  facial hair because they are stoned?

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/14 at 1:10 am


Let me ask you this then: Do you think men in general grow  facial hair because they are stoned?

No, I have facial hair and I am not stoned!

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/13/14 at 6:14 am


No, I have facial hair and I am not stoned!


Exactly! But I was waiting for an explanation from Howard, because I don't understand what he meant.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/13/14 at 7:09 am


Let me ask you this then: Do you think men in general grow  facial hair because they are stoned?


No,I was just thinking maybe cause he was lazy and tired.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/14 at 11:37 am


No,I was just thinking maybe cause he was lazy and tired.
Once again, I have a facial hair and I am not lazy and tired!

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 02/13/14 at 12:48 pm


Once again, I have a facial hair and I am not lazy and tired!


I'm lazy and tired and am clean shaven!

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/13/14 at 1:42 pm


I'm lazy and tired and am clean shaven!



Me, too.


Cat

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/13/14 at 2:14 pm


Once again, I have a facial hair and I am not lazy and tired!


It was just an observation.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/13/14 at 2:17 pm

http://cdn3.openculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/beatles_rooftop.jpg

Who remembers The Rooftop Concert? And why did the police have to stop them? ???

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/13/14 at 2:47 pm


http://cdn3.openculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/beatles_rooftop.jpg

Who remembers The Rooftop Concert? And why did the police have to stop them? ???


because the police had a message in a bottle to give to the Beatles that they were the next band up.

Seriously... It was because of noise disturbance and potential traffic nightmare and chaos when people found out they were performing there.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/13/14 at 2:56 pm


No,I was just thinking maybe cause he was lazy and tired.


My favorite period for music was from about 1966 until disco came. You can probably make a case that many of the great rock and roll songs of that period ( and all time) were written or created while the rock star was stoned, baked... Whatever you want to call it.  Pot will relax you but also make you giggly, creative and ... Have the munchies... And write creative rock and roll songs too.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/13/14 at 3:24 pm


My favorite period for music was from about 1966 until disco came. You can probably make a case that many of the great rock and roll songs of that period ( and all time) were written or created while the rock star was stoned, baked... Whatever you want to call it.  Pot will relax you but also make you giggly, creative and ... Have the munchies... And write creative rock and roll songs too.



You sound that you know that from personal experience.  ;)


Cat

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/13/14 at 4:05 pm



You sound that you know that from personal experience.  ;)


Cat


Nah, I think I read that from Marie Osmond's website, right beside her demonstration video of "How to do heroin 8-balls with a crack pipe."
:D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/14/14 at 7:12 am


because the police had a message in a bottle to give to the Beatles that they were the next band up.

Seriously... It was because of noise disturbance and potential traffic nightmare and chaos when people found out they were performing there.


But couldn't they have performed in an inside venue like Madison Square Garden, that way they wouldn't have caused a disturbance?

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/14/14 at 7:13 am


Nah, I think I read that from Marie Osmond's website, right beside her demonstration video of "How to do heroin 8-balls with a crack pipe."
:D


;D

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Foo Bar on 02/25/14 at 12:09 am


Moving away from the **facepalm** of disco Beatles.


...and dragging us **RIGHT BACK DOWN TO HELL AGAIN**

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJTzTQgsS-4

  - Raffaella Carra, The Beatles - Hits Medley, ca. 1978

Shocking the Vatican, Italian dancer Raffaella Carra was the first television figure to show her belly button on camera.  She also did this on Italian TV in 1978, shocking every Beatles fan for the next 35 years.  I have no idea if it ever made it to vinyl. 

Come for the WTF, stay for the first three minutes in where the guys with inappropriately-located elephant costumes sing O-bla-di... and resign your mind to the next four minutes and whatever comes next, this medley makes I Am The Eggman make perfect sense by comparison. 

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/25/14 at 7:55 am

Let's say for example if The Beatles were around in the 80's, how would their style of music sound like?

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/25/14 at 7:58 am

Raffaella Carra, The Beatles - Hits Medley, ca. 1978

I like it.  :)

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/25/14 at 8:04 am


Let's say for example if The Beatles were around in the 80's, how would their style of music sound like?


I have two opinions on this.

1) It's very hard to say because their music changed/evolved all the time. Look at "She loves you" and "I wanna hold you hand" from 1963.  Look at "Tomorrow never knows" which was remarkably different, just 3 years later in 1966. Look at "Revoltuyion" or "Helter Skelter" just 2 years after that (1968). Their music changed so much.

2) Their music in 1980 would sound a little like John Lennon's "Double fantasy" in 1980 (Songs like "Starting over, Woman, Watching the wheels"), mixed in with some stuff with McCartney II from 1980 (Coming up, waterfalls) and Back to the egg by Wings (1979) Songs like "Getting Closer" and "Arrow through me"

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/25/14 at 8:06 am


...and dragging us **RIGHT BACK DOWN TO HELL AGAIN**

  - Raffaella Carra, The Beatles - Hits Medley, ca. 1978



Yeah, that was terrible  ;D  People who put Beatles music into disco versions need to have nasty thing happen to them. They must be punished for the horror they created.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/25/14 at 4:04 pm


Yeah, that was terrible  ;D  People who put Beatles music into disco versions need to have nasty thing happen to them. They must be punished for the horror they created.


I thought it was kind of clever.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Katluver on 02/27/14 at 6:53 pm


Yeah, that was terrible  ;D  People who put Beatles music into disco versions need to have nasty thing happen to them. They must be punished for the horror they created.


Speaking of disco, Paul McCartney did have a few hits that had a bit of a disco/funk sound including:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRT3V-q_gBI
(the audio's a little off so it's not coming off so clearly)

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 02/28/14 at 5:38 am


...and dragging us **RIGHT BACK DOWN TO HELL AGAIN**


Saints preserve us...

Shocking the Vatican, Italian dancer Raffaella Carra was the first television figure to show her belly button on camera.  She also did this on Italian TV in 1978, shocking every Beatles fan for the next 35 years.  I have no idea if it ever made it to vinyl. 

To my eyes, it looks like a TV-only skit (thank heaven!) and I shouldn't think anyone would dare let it loose on the public, but such was the Fabs' legacy that this kind of thing was probably more common than we remember. The only other thing I could think of that would be worse would be Lawrence Welk trying to 'get with it' and doing the same sort of thing!  ('Helter Skelter' accordion freakout, anyone?)

(James Last, on the other hand, is uber-cool and when he does something like this, you can 'feel' the cheese!)

Come for the WTF, stay for the first three minutes in where the guys with inappropriately-located elephant costumes sing O-bla-di... and resign your mind to the next four minutes and whatever comes next, this medley makes I Am The Eggman make perfect sense by comparison.


I came, I saw, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry...never mind the Vatican, how did that 'elephant' scene ever get past the censors?  :o

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 02/28/14 at 5:44 am


Let's say for example if The Beatles were around in the 80's, how would their style of music sound like?


No one will ever know for sure and that's how it should be!

Popular opinion normally states that ELO's early stuff (from the early 70s) was intended to pick up the baton where 'I Am The Walrus' left off. Good as ELO was, I can never quite envisage them as Beatles' copyists.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 02/28/14 at 12:04 pm

Nice site for Beatles fans

"Today in Beatles history"

http://beatles-history.blogspot.ca/2010/02/feb-28-today-in-beatles-history.html

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/28/14 at 3:31 pm

No one will ever know for sure and that's how it should be!

You definitely have a point there Paul.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 02/28/14 at 3:32 pm


Nice site for Beatles fans

"Today in Beatles history"

http://beatles-history.blogspot.ca/2010/02/feb-28-today-in-beatles-history.html


very interesting.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 02/28/14 at 6:20 pm


Nice site for Beatles fans

"Today in Beatles history"

http://beatles-history.blogspot.ca/2010/02/feb-28-today-in-beatles-history.html


Another one in more or less the same vein...

http://www.beatlesbible.com/

It wouldn't surprise me if someone eventually comes up with a site with such info as, 'Ringo went to the toilet on this day in...'  ::)

But once again, such is the power of their legacy, still resounding after all these years!

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Foo Bar on 02/28/14 at 11:12 pm


I came, I saw, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry...never mind the Vatican, how did that 'elephant' scene ever get past the censors?  :o


It was Italy.  Their censors were lax even by European standards. Meanwhile, in America...

THE WTF MYSTERY TOUR IS COMING TO TAKE YOU AWAY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmOvoqlmZE
  - Rolling Stone, A Day in the Decade, 1977

Glitter, neon, some frickin' lasers, meditating hippies in fields of psychedelic strawberries, Richard Nixon, and a seizure-inducing birthday ending featuring the predecessors of breakdancing moves.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 03/01/14 at 3:23 pm


It was Italy.  Their censors were lax even by European standards. Meanwhile, in America...

THE WTF MYSTERY TOUR IS COMING TO TAKE YOU AWAY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmOvoqlmZE
  - Rolling Stone, A Day in the Decade, 1977

Glitter, neon, some frickin' lasers, meditating hippies in fields of psychedelic strawberries, Richard Nixon, and a seizure-inducing birthday ending featuring the predecessors of breakdancing moves.


This was pretty good.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 03/02/14 at 9:02 pm

For Beatles enthusiasts. If you are familiar with most of side two of Abbey Road called "The Abbey Road Medley", Here's only the "vocal" part from it.
I enjoyed it.

The Beatles - Abbey Road (Medley)  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrAdX4O1m4M

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 03/05/14 at 6:23 am

Was it true that Yoko was responsible for The Beatles breaking up?

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/05/14 at 12:24 pm


Was it true that Yoko was responsible for The Beatles breaking up?



I would say that she was one of the factors. There were several things going on and Yoko's presence didn't make things any easier.



Cat

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/14 at 12:30 pm


Was it true that Yoko was responsible for The Beatles breaking up?


I was too young to appreciate The Beatles ( only like the music they sang and played) and since then I always thought it was Yoko Ono that broke up The Beatles. The film "Let It Be" provides some glimpses into would lead to the Beatles' break-up.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 03/05/14 at 7:10 pm



I would say that she was one of the factors. There were several things going on and Yoko's presence didn't make things any easier.



Cat


maybe it was her screaming?

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 03/05/14 at 7:10 pm


Was it true that Yoko was responsible for The Beatles breaking up?


No. But like Cat said, lots of factors involved

There was tension in the band. It started after Brian Epstein died in 1967. The Beatles went to India. John & George stayed longer, Ringo & Paul left earlier. From 1967-1970, they weren't in the studio always at the same time recording songs. When it came to selecting a new manager (after Epstein died) , 3 of the Beatles wanted Allen Klein. Paul wanted Lee Eastman (his father in law)

They were getting older too, getting wives, wanting to start families.... John was spending time with Yoko and she was always around.  Paul was very controlling and demanding in the studio when they made records, which you could see in the "Let it be" film Philip mentioned.  Lots of factors involved.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 03/27/14 at 1:43 pm

Lennon/McCartney did get together again to perform in 1974..with others stars (such as Stevie Wonder, Harry Nilsson)

It's just a unrehearsed jam, not planned really.  John was on something..maybe more things than just something...lol
This is part one. Not much there worth listening too, I'm afraid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0n-ahD8TUw

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 03/28/14 at 5:17 am


Lennon/McCartney did get together again to perform in 1974..with others stars (such as Stevie Wonder, Harry Nilsson)

It's just a unrehearsed jam, not planned really.  John was on something..maybe more things than just something...lol
This is part one. Not much there worth listening too, I'm afraid.


The fabled 'Get Back' tapes were pretty much like this too - yet when they were first unleashed onto slavering bootleggers, they all pretty much wet themselves!

Best not to remember them this way...

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 03/28/14 at 1:47 pm


The fabled 'Get Back' tapes were pretty much like this too - yet when they were first unleashed onto slavering bootleggers, they all pretty much wet themselves!

Best not to remember them this way...


Not sure if those tapes are the same as (or part of what went into) the 'Let it be" film. Not a pleasant film to watch. You could tell something wasn't quite right. I think i saw the film in 1979 (and that's a guess) and yeah...best not to remember them this way.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 03/28/14 at 2:49 pm


Not sure if those tapes are the same as (or part of what went into) the 'Let it be" film. Not a pleasant film to watch. You could tell something wasn't quite right. I think i saw the film in 1979 (and that's a guess) and yeah...best not to remember them this way.


Yes, they were...literally everything was filmed and recorded in those early 1969 sessions - day after painful day! But things were just SO strained by then, that it was pretty obvious things weren't going to work. The tapes themselves, although fascinating, are nothing but half-baked ideas, jams and attempted oldies singalongs. Quite how they pulled 'Abbey Road' out of the hat after this debacle is nothing short of incredible!

But then, that just shows everyone what legends they were!

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 03/28/14 at 3:19 pm


Not sure if those tapes are the same as (or part of what went into) the 'Let it be" film. Not a pleasant film to watch. You could tell something wasn't quite right. I think i saw the film in 1979 (and that's a guess) and yeah...best not to remember them this way.


How was the film?

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/14 at 2:39 am


How was the film?
It has been some while since I have seen the film. Seeing the songs being sung was interesting but the whole film has the underlying of sadness.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/14 at 4:38 am

April 4th 1964 – The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: nally on 04/04/14 at 12:36 pm


April 4th 1964 – The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

Amazing!!

Those songs, in order, btw, from 1 through 5:

Can't Buy Me Love
Twist And Shout
She Loves You
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Please Please Me

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 04/04/14 at 3:15 pm


April 4th 1964 – The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.



wow, that's great! :)

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/05/14 at 6:16 am

April 5th 1964 - The Beatles filmed the opening sequence for A Hard Day's Night on this day at London's Marylebone Station.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/14 at 2:03 am

April 23rd 1964

The Beatles started filming "A Hard Day's Night" at Thornbury Fields in Isleworth, London.

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Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 04/24/14 at 7:00 am


April 23rd 1964

The Beatles started filming "A Hard Day's Night" at Thornbury Fields in Isleworth, London.

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Are they playing football?

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/14 at 7:03 am


Are they playing football?
They are running on an athletic track. The football here is different to your football.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/14 at 7:07 am


April 23rd 1964

The Beatles started filming "A Hard Day's Night" at Thornbury Fields in Isleworth, London.

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Are they playing football?

They are running on an athletic track. The football here is different to your football.
Check the video at 1:01

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=venzPNvge18

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/14 at 7:08 am


They are running on an athletic track. The football here is different to your football.
"Sorry we hurt your field mister!"

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Katluver on 04/24/14 at 4:52 pm


Check the video at 1:01

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=venzPNvge18


Love that video!

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 04/24/14 at 5:44 pm


They are running on an athletic track. The football here is different to your football.


I saw it, thanks.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/14 at 2:54 pm

April 29th 1964:

Morning. Photographic session with Beatles' wax figures at Madame Tussaud's.
Evening. Concert in Edinburgh.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Paul on 04/29/14 at 4:36 pm


April 23rd 1964

The Beatles started filming "A Hard Day's Night" at Thornbury Fields in Isleworth, London.


Although the film itself amounts to nothing as such, it WAS groundbreaking in a way...if you've seen some filmic attempts by some previous British pop stars prior to this, you'll soon see why! Terry Dene, Cliff Richard, et al very much based their performances on the US model - the idea of AHDN was basically to show off the Fabs' sense of humour, which it did to a degree...

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/14 at 6:52 am

May 13th 1964

'Please Please Me' LP, 60th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 25th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love', 8th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/14 at 2:29 am

May 14th 1964:

Arlington Road (at Rosslyn Road), St Margaret's, Twickenham, Middlesex. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night': traffic jam scene (deleted from film).

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/14 at 2:02 am

May 20th 1964

'Please Please Me' LP, 61st and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 26th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love', 9th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Recording of BBC Light Programme 'Let's Find Out'. Brian answers teenager's questions.
Evening: Brian appears on Southern TV programme 'For Art's Sake'.

Long Distance Films Limited, film production company, is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors, alongside Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz and other important film industry moguls.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: hot_wax on 05/29/14 at 1:02 am

This is a nice fun movie on how it was like when the Beatles came to NYC for their first time in the USA to do a live show on Ed Sullivan Show. What's strange about the story behind the show is that 90% of this story is what happen to my friends that night,as if they sold their story and made this movie about it, even locations mentioned are very close to the actual locations in real life. If you can rent it, do so, it's so on target with how us kids were at that time and night with the Beatles in the 60's.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: hot_wax on 05/29/14 at 1:11 am


This is a nice fun movie on how it was like when the Beatles came to NYC for their first time in the USA to do a live show on Ed Sullivan Show. What's strange about the story behind the show is that 90% of this story is what happen to my friends that night,as if they sold their story and made this movie about it, even locations mentioned are very close to the actual locations in real life. If you can rent it, do so, it's so on target with how us kids were at that time and night with the Beatles in the 60's.


Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 05/29/14 at 7:42 am


This is a nice fun movie on how it was like when the Beatles came to NYC for their first time in the USA to do a live show on Ed Sullivan Show. What's strange about the story behind the show is that 90% of this story is what happen to my friends that night,as if they sold their story and made this movie about it, even locations mentioned are very close to the actual locations in real life. If you can rent it, do so, it's so on target with how us kids were at that time and night with the Beatles in the 60's.


I didn't know there was a film.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/14 at 7:48 am


This is a nice fun movie on how it was like when the Beatles came to NYC for their first time in the USA to do a live show on Ed Sullivan Show. What's strange about the story behind the show is that 90% of this story is what happen to my friends that night,as if they sold their story and made this movie about it, even locations mentioned are very close to the actual locations in real life. If you can rent it, do so, it's so on target with how us kids were at that time and night with the Beatles in the 60's.
I know of the film, it was produced by Steven Spielberg, and is one I have still yet to see.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: warped on 05/29/14 at 1:07 pm

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/225/3/4/funny_george_motivator_by_beatlesbug-d46fsk1.jpg

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/14 at 3:57 am

June 6th 1964 The Beatles Concert at the Blokker Exhibition Hall, Amsterdam, with Jimmy Nicol on drums.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/14 at 4:39 am

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On the 12th June 1964, The Beatles arrive in Adelaide, Australia and are met with huge rapturous crowds on an unprecedented scale. It was reported that over 300,000 people waved and welcomed the band as they took a convertible car ride to the city centre. They played four concerts at the Adelaide Centennial Hall, performing to packed audiences of those lucky fans who got tickets.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 49 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/14 at 5:41 am

On this day in 1965, The Beatles were at #1 with 'Help!'

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/15 at 3:54 am

On this day in 1965: Ticket To Ride' number 1, 5th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart).

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/15 at 3:54 am

On this day in 1965: Last day of 'Help!' shootings, at Twickenham Studios, London.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 05/12/15 at 2:15 pm


On this day in 1965: Last day of 'Help!' shootings, at Twickenham Studios, London.


How long did the shootings take? ???

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/15 at 2:26 pm


How long did the shootings take? ???
The film "Help!" began filming in the Bahamas on 23 February 1965.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 4:52 am

July 16th 1965 - The plan by Brian Matthew and Brian Epstein to build a new theatre in Kent, the Pilgrim Theatre, comes to an end when the Estates Committee of Bromley Borough Council refuses to give planning permission.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/15 at 6:31 am

July 17th 1965 - ABC-TV broadcasts a part of `Help!'.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/15 at 6:58 am

July 17th 1965 - US single release: `Help!'/`I'm Down'.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/15 at 4:11 am

1965 - The Beatles' UK single release: `Help!'/`I'm Down'.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/15 at 4:17 am

July 24th 1965 - Ringo Starr buys `Sunny Heights', at St George's Hill Estate, Weybridge, Surrey.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/15 at 8:11 am

July 29th 1965 - The Beatles second feature film 'Help!' had its UK premiere at The Pavilion in London. The Beatles later said the film was shot in a "haze of marijuana". According to Starr's interviews in The Beatles Anthology, during the Austrian Alps film shooting, he and McCartney ran off over the hill from the "curling" scene set to smoke a joint.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/15 at 8:40 am


July 29th 1965 - The Beatles second feature film 'Help!' had its UK premiere at The Pavilion in London. The Beatles later said the film was shot in a "haze of marijuana". According to Starr's interviews in The Beatles Anthology, during the Austrian Alps film shooting, he and McCartney ran off over the hill from the "curling" scene set to smoke a joint.
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Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/15 at 1:21 pm

August 5th 1965 - The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Help!' The group's eighth consecutive UK No.1 single. John Lennon later stated he wrote the lyrics of the song to express his stress after the Beatles' quick rise to success. "I was fat and depressed and I was crying out for 'Help'."

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/15 at 4:11 am

August 6th 1965 - The Beatles released their fifth album and soundtrack to their second film ‘Help!’ which included the title track, ‘The Night Before’, ‘You've Got to Hide Your Love Away’, ‘You're Going to Lose That Girl’, ‘Ticket to Ride’ and ‘Yesterday’.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/15 at 3:31 am

August 12th 1965 - Brian Epstein and Johnny Hamp of Granada TV meet to discuss arrangements for a programme based on the music of Lennon and McCartney.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/15 at 7:06 am

August 13th 1965 - The Beatles and Brian leave for the second North American tour. Beatles' meeting with Bob Dylan at their rooms at the Warwick Hotel, New York.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/15 at 3:29 am

August 14th 1965 - The Beatles taped an appearance for CBS-TV's The Ed Sullivan Show at Studio 50, New York City. They performed ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘I'm Down’, ‘Act Naturally’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, ‘Yesterday’, and ‘Help!’ Also today, The Beatles fifth album 'Help!' started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK charts.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/15 at 8:05 am

August 15th 1965 – The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, an event later regarded as the birth of stadium rock.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/15 at 5:28 am

August 27th 1965 - On the last day of a five-day break from their North American tour, The Beatles, attended a recording session for The Byrds. Later that afternoon, The Beatles met Elvis Presley at his mansion in Beverly Hills. It was an awkward meeting, leaving The Beatles with the impression that Presley's personality was decidedly "unmagnetic". John Lennon remarked soon after, ‘Where’s Elvis’ It was like meeting Engelbert Humperdinck.’

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 8:33 am

September 6th 1965 - Brian Epstein announces he has signed the Moody Blues to a management and agency contract with NEMS Enterprises.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/15 at 6:13 am

September 9th 1965 - Broadcast of a performance of The Beatles recorded for the Ed Sullivan Show.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/15 at 8:24 am

September 22nd 1965 - A show called `Brian Epstein's Evening of Popular Music' is presented at the Commonwealth Arts Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London. The Moody Blues are in the bill, being their first major engagement since Brian is their manager. The concert is presented as `Pop From Britain'. The compere is Brian Matthew.

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: GH1996 on 10/21/15 at 9:32 pm

Both of my aunts saw them live at empire stadium in Vancouver (1964)  8)

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: Howard on 10/23/15 at 7:21 am


Both of my aunts saw them live at empire stadium in Vancouver (1964)  8)


Did they enjoy themselves?

Subject: Re: The Beatles: 50 years ago

Written By: GH1996 on 10/23/15 at 2:06 pm


Did they enjoy themselves?


Oh they definitely did

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