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Subject: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 06/24/19 at 11:26 pm

This thread is everything Beatles!  There's already a thread for this day in Beatles history http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=53081.0
but this is for anything else - stories, vignettes, memories, song or video posts, images, you name it!  If it relates to the Beatles post it here.

Welcome topics are the Beatles (of course), Beatles music, Beatles-related concerts, movies, TV or TV specials, radio, streaming Beatles, Beatles as a pop culture phenomenon, Beatle-bands, Beatlefests, ex-Beatles (John, Paul, George or Ringo), Beatle-penned songs, Beatle song covers, Apple records, or anything about the group.

Song posts are encouraged.  Your Beatles (or ex-Beatles) favorite song, your favorite on a particular album or in a specific era, or just one you're feeling right now.

If needing suggestions, you could start with one of the following questions (choose one or more):

- What was the context when you first heard about the Beatles?

- What was the context that you first heard Beatles music being played?  Who was playing it?  Where?

- What do you think of the Beatles' place in rock music history?

- Did you ever see any Beatles' movies?

- Your favorite Beatles song or Top Ten or Top however many or favorite Album(s)?

- Do you or did you ever have a favorite Beatle?

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: nally on 06/24/19 at 11:32 pm

Where should I begin?

I have seen their movie Hard Day's Night a number of times... most recently in 2014 in a cinema (as a 50th anniversary celebration of the film's original release). It had some great moments.

All-time favourite songs? I probably have several.

I will make more replies later; I'm just getting some of my thoughts out now. :)

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 06/24/19 at 11:57 pm

A great tune for the beginning of summer (I've loved blasting this in my car with the windows down) -

Good Day, Sunshine - from their 1966 Revolver album...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws6CF4S82nY

                                  8)

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Lizardmatum on 06/25/19 at 4:11 pm

-First heard about them when my dad (who was a teen in the 60's) sang yellow submarine to me as a child and then proceeded to mention it was from a band called the Beatles he also mentioned that the narrator of Thomas the Tank Engine (which was one of my favorite preschool shows) was Ringo Starr, one of the members of the band.

- I first heard a song by them when I sang she loves you and I wanna hold your hand in a choir that I was apart of in my teens. I listened to it over and over on CD in order to get familiar with it. this was 2012 it wouldn't be until 2017 when i started to delve into their songs more.

-They are legends. So creative and diverse in their music, and absolutely deserve their place in rock music history. Hopefully people will continue to discover how great their music is just as I have.

-Only saw Magical Mystery Tour and the documentary 8 days a week. Still have yet to see Let it Be, hard days night, yellow submarine and Help!

-Honestly I love them all so much I cant rank either the songs or the albums but if I had to pick one song that I think is most representative of the genius of the band its 'A Day In The Life'.

- I love John Lennon's songwriting the most but I think my favorite Beatle personality-wise is Ringo. He just seemed the most humble back in the day and got along with everyone else easily too!

What an awesome Band! My favorite ever by Far!

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 06/25/19 at 11:19 pm


-First heard about them when my dad (who was a teen in the 60's) sang yellow submarine to me as a child and then proceeded to mention it was from a band called the Beatles he also mentioned that the narrator of Thomas the Tank Engine (which was one of my favorite preschool shows) was Ringo Starr, one of the members of the band.

- I first heard a song by them when I sang she loves you and I wanna hold your hand in a choir that I was apart of in my teens. I listened to it over and over on CD in order to get familiar with it. this was 2012 it wouldn't be until 2017 when i started to delve into their songs more.

-They are legends. So creative and diverse in their music, and absolutely deserve their place in rock music history. Hopefully people will continue to discover how great their music is just as I have.

-Only saw Magical Mystery Tour and the documentary 8 days a week. Still have yet to see Let it Be, hard days night, yellow submarine and Help!

-Honestly I love them all so much I cant rank either the songs or the albums but if I had to pick one song that I think is most representative of the genius of the band its 'A Day In The Life'.

- I love John Lennon's songwriting the most but I think my favorite Beatle personality-wise is Ringo. He just seemed the most humble back in the day and got along with everyone else easily too!

What an awesome Band! My favorite ever by Far!


O0 awesome!

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: nally on 06/25/19 at 11:35 pm

I have another bit of info to share. (I knew I would!)

Pete Best, as many of you probably know, was the original drummer for the Beatles, serving in the early 1960s: from August 1960 until being dismissed from the group in August 1962.

In October of 2017, I was on a repositioning cruise (from Vancouver to L.A.), when, on one of the sea days, it was announced that Pete Best himself was on board the ship, and during a special event he sat down with the cruise director to discuss his time with the Beatles! (As well as his upbringing and how he eventually joined the band.) A number of people attended the presentation, including me, so I got to learn some interesting info. In fact, I am attaching a photo of the presentation in which he stood on stage to address the audience. (A large picture of him can be seen on the screen on the back of the stage.)

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 06/26/19 at 6:06 am


I have another bit of info to share. (I knew I would!)

Pete Best, as many of you probably know, was the original drummer for the Beatles, serving in the early 1960s: from August 1960 until being dismissed from the group in August 1962.

In October of 2017, I was on a repositioning cruise (from Vancouver to L.A.), when, on one of the sea days, it was announced that Pete Best himself was on board the ship, and during a special event he sat down with the cruise director to discuss his time with the Beatles! (As well as his upbringing and how he eventually joined the band.) A number of people attended the presentation, including me, so I got to learn some interesting info. In fact, I am attaching a photo of the presentation in which he stood on stage to address the audience. (A large picture of him can be seen on the screen on the back of the stage.)


I would've loved hearing what Pete Best had to say!  :D

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 06/26/19 at 11:02 pm

I posted this story couple years ago, but it bears repeating.

I attended a Chicago "Beatlefest" event in (I think) summer 1983 with my brother.  My third.  Among other awesomeness, Beatlefest featured a Beatles cover band, Liverpool, and had a dance floor set up in their close proximity.  Fun!  I was dying to hear the band play a specific Beatles tune but had no way to communicate it.  So I got creative.  I got a plain white oversized T, had "Little Child" emblazoned in bold red letters on the back, split the T down the front and piped it in red (I sew) to make it a cute "tie front", and donned that over a red ribbed tank with a white cheerleader style skirt and dance-able summer sandals.  I donned this proudly on the dance floor hoping it would get my song played.  Sadly, it didn't.  It may have had influence, though, as here's that very same band in 2007:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keAp0AtTYFA

                                      :D

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: randyripoff on 06/30/19 at 1:25 pm

There was a book called Paperback Writer that was a parody of their history. One of the chapters covered their first meeting with Bob Dylan and how he wrote his songs, and I recall it being quite funny. In short, it wasn't exactly deep thoughts driving Dylan's lyrics.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 12:06 pm

Back in the 1960s my influence of the Beatles came from my elder sister, she had friends and shared the records, and I could not help overhearing the sounds from her bedroom!

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 6:36 pm

It was on this day in 2001, that Liverpool Airport at Speke was renamed John Lennon Airport. Yoko Ono was present to unveil a new logo that included the late Beatle's famous self- portrait and the words, 'Above Us Only Sky' taken from his 'Imagine' album. Someone once wrote of portrait (in the baggage hall) "Imagine no possessions"...

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/05/19 at 12:56 pm

When I was kid, my oldest sister went to Atlantic City with some friends of hers and brought me back a gift. She left the gift over at her friend's house and I went with her to retrieve it. Her friend's mother was looking through a closet to find it. The mother said, "Is is Paul?" My sister said, "No, Ringo?" She looked at me and smiled. At that time I had no idea who Paul or Ringo were until, Mrs. Stone pulled out my Ringo.


https://i.imged.com/beatles-blow-up-doll-ringo-starr-vtg-authentic-original.jpg

Man, I wish I still had that. I'm sure it is worth a lot more than my sister paid for it.


Cat

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/06/19 at 9:10 am


When I was kid, my oldest sister went to Atlantic City with some friends of hers and brought me back a gift. She left the gift over at her friend's house and I went with her to retrieve it. Her friend's mother was looking through a closet to find it. The mother said, "Is is Paul?" My sister said, "No, Ringo?" She looked at me and smiled. At that time I had no idea who Paul or Ringo were until, Mrs. Stone pulled out my Ringo.


https://i.imged.com/beatles-blow-up-doll-ringo-starr-vtg-authentic-original.jpg

Man, I wish I still had that. I'm sure it is worth a lot more than my sister paid for it.


Cat


That is awesome!  :D  I recall seeing things like this being sold at Beatlefest for a pretty penny...

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Redhairkid on 07/06/19 at 9:56 am

My nephew is 36 and has been a Beatle fan since his youth.

My older cousin David got me into the Beatles, he was always playing their songs. Their music will endure forever.

What I particularly like about them is the fact that they were all genuine down to earth people from modest backgrounds rather than from more affluent background who have everything handed to them on a plate and think they are entitled.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/06/19 at 10:16 pm

Normally I'm not quoting the "...History" threads as I mentioned earlier - but here's a clear exception:


July 6th 1957: John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.


The fate of the Rock and Roll kingdom turned that day, and we Beatles' fans can be forever grateful  :D

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: nally on 07/06/19 at 11:16 pm


Normally I'm not quoting the "...History" threads as I mentioned earlier - but here's a clear exception:

The fate of the Rock and Roll kingdom turned that day, and we Beatles' fans can be forever grateful  :D

Hey, that's fine. After all, it is a key moment in the band's evolution. :)

And the date was also a Saturday July 6th, just like today.


And I'm sure I will have something more to contribute to this thread.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: whistledog on 07/07/19 at 11:07 am

I love talking about songs that Beatles members wrote that were hits for other artists.  One of my favourites was called On the wings of a nightingale.  It was a comeback hit in 1984 for The Everly Brothers and it was written especially for them by Paul McCartney

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Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 07/07/19 at 11:29 am


I love talking about songs that Beatles members wrote that were hits for other artists.  One of my favourites was called On the wings of a nightingale.  It was a comeback hit in 1984 for The Everly Brothers and it was written especially for them by Paul McCartney



Jackie Lomax
"Sour Milk Sea"
1969
written by George Harrison

Jackie Lomax – vocals
George Harrison – acoustic guitar, lead guitar 
Eric Clapton – lead guitar
Nicky Hopkins – piano
Paul McCartney – bass (or possibly Klaus Voorman)
Ringo Starr – drums
uncredited – Hammond organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEJBItLnw5I

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: whistledog on 07/07/19 at 11:32 am

In 1987, Paul assembled a host of then popular British singers and musicians to record a new version of Let it be under the name Ferry Aid, to help aid families who lost loved ones in the infamous Zebrugge Disaster.  This version is really good and Paul himself sings the opening verse 

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Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: whistledog on 07/07/19 at 11:35 am


Jackie Lomax
"Sour Milk Sea"
1969
written by George Harrison


That is a really good song.  It was a Top 30 hit here in Canada back in 1968

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 07/07/19 at 11:51 am


That is a really good song.  It was a Top 30 hit here in Canada back in 1968


And there was this one.

God Save Us
Bill Elliot & The Elastic Oz Band
written by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
1971

A benefit single for the Oz magazine defense fund.

Bill Elliot: vocals
John Lennon: electric guitar
Klaus Voormann: bass guitar
Phil Kenzie, Geoff Driscoll: tenor saxophone
Dave Coxhill: baritone saxophone
Diane: keyboards
Ringo Starr: drums

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8uzrLHrttI&list=RDr8uzrLHrttI&start_radio=1

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/07/19 at 4:14 pm

Happy Birthday to Ringo Starr, born July 7, 1940  :D

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 3:33 am


Happy Birthday to Ringo Starr, born July 7, 1940  :D
He now claims that he is too busy to sign autographs to his fans.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Howard on 07/09/19 at 7:36 am


He now claims that he is too busy to sign autographs to his fans.


Why is he too busy?

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 7:38 am


Why is he too busy?
That is the big question, I will try and look it up.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 10:28 am


Happy Birthday to Ringo Starr, born July 7, 1940  :D

He now claims that he is too busy to sign autographs to his fans.

Why is he too busy?

That is the big question, I will try and look it up.
Back in 2008, the former Beatles drummer has posted a message on his website telling fans that anything sent to him after October 20 will be thrown in the bin. Peace and love!

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/oct/13/ringo-too-busy-autographs

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/09/19 at 11:29 am


When I was kid, my oldest sister went to Atlantic City with some friends of hers and brought me back a gift. She left the gift over at her friend's house and I went with her to retrieve it. Her friend's mother was looking through a closet to find it. The mother said, "Is is Paul?" My sister said, "No, Ringo?" She looked at me and smiled. At that time I had no idea who Paul or Ringo were until, Mrs. Stone pulled out my Ringo.


https://i.imged.com/beatles-blow-up-doll-ringo-starr-vtg-authentic-original.jpg

Man, I wish I still had that. I'm sure it is worth a lot more than my sister paid for it.


Cat



After thinking about this for the last couple of days, I think I made a booboo. It was Paul that she gave me.

https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/264296840971_/BeatlesVintage-Paul-McCartney-Lux-Soap-Blow-Up-Rubber.jpg

I do remember the guitar and not the drum.


Cat

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 12:32 pm



After thinking about this for the last couple of days, I think I made a booboo. It was Paul that she gave me.

https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/264296840971_/BeatlesVintage-Paul-McCartney-Lux-Soap-Blow-Up-Rubber.jpg

I do remember the guitar and not the drum.


Cat
Definitely Paul with his left handed guitar, and his caricature.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Howard on 07/09/19 at 2:12 pm


Back in 2008, the former Beatles drummer has posted a message on his website telling fans that anything sent to him after October 20 will be thrown in the bin. Peace and love!

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/oct/13/ringo-too-busy-autographs


That isn't right!

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 2:17 pm


That isn't right!
I would think he lost several fans on his decision?

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/09/19 at 7:54 pm


https://i.imged.com/beatles-blow-up-doll-ringo-starr-vtg-authentic-original.jpg



https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/264296840971_/BeatlesVintage-Paul-McCartney-Lux-Soap-Blow-Up-Rubber.jpg


Um, I'll take one of each, please!  ;)    ;D    :D

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/19 at 12:37 am


Um, I'll take one of each, please!  ;)    ;D    :D


...and the others?

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles: The Beatles' first contract sells for £275k

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/19 at 2:26 am

The Beatles' first contract with Brian Epstein sells for £275k

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-48927802

The Beatles' first contract with manager Brian Epstein has sold for £275,000 at auction.
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and original drummer Pete Best, signed the document on 24 January 1962, before achieving fame. It gave Epstein responsibility for finding the band work, and managing their schedule and publicity. The document was the first of two contracts drawn up between Epstein and The Beatles.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/10/19 at 9:00 pm


...and the others?


Why yes, of course!  :D

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/10/19 at 10:22 pm

Any fans of George Harrison's Concert For Bangladesh?  I have the DVD - it is fantastic!  So many amazing gems to savor.  The concert likely raised the profile of some featured artists, for one perhaps Billy Preston, plus the following artist who co-led this gem with George:

George Harrison w/ Leon Russell - live - Beware Of Darkness  :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7jN08RQGnM
from the Concert for Bangladesh (August 1971)

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 07/10/19 at 10:56 pm


Any fans of George Harrison's Concert For Bangladesh?  I have the DVD - it is fantastic!  So many amazing gems to savor.  The concert likely raised the profile of some featured artists, for one perhaps Billy Preston, plus the following artist who co-led this gem with George:

George Harrison w/ Leon Russell - live - Beware Of Darkness  :)

from the Concert for Bangladesh (August 1971)


I've got the DVD too. I love it and the documentary that comes with it. Before that I had to make do with the VHS of it I taped from MTV the night before the Live Aid concert in 1985. MTV broadcast the Bangla Desh movie (with commercials) as a sort of lead-up to Live Aid, the Bangla Desh concert being the first all star charity concert, so to speak. I also saw the movie in a theater when it was brand new in March, 1972.  Its hard to imagine in this instantaneous age how things used to be back then. The concert took place in August, 1971. The album came out in December 1971 and the movie came out in March 1972. And that was faster than Woodstock. The Woodstock movie came out a year after the event.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/10/19 at 11:18 pm


...Its hard to imagine in this instantaneous age how things used to be back then. The concert took place in August, 1971. The album came out in December 1971 and the movie came out in March 1972. And that was faster than Woodstock. The Woodstock movie came out a year after the event.


So true!  Plus, anything we missed back then, we were generally SOL, unless the TV gods were kind enough to suggest to some TV station honcho that they should televise it.  :-\\  We couldn't look it up on YouTube...

In regards to the Concert for Bangladesh, the one act I would've loved to see more of was Badfinger.  It was terrific having Pete Ham accompany George in Here Comes The Sun, but a Badfinger tune would've been a fine addition to the show IMO.

On the other hand, Dylan was rockin' it - loved his set!

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: nally on 07/11/19 at 11:21 pm

Last August, I went to a show at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, presented by Bob Eubanks... in which he discussed the Beatles' 1964 and 1965 concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. He helped produce the events, having been a California-based disc jockey for much of the 1960s. It was quite an interesting presentation. At various points in the presentation, an onstage cover band performed various Beatles songs.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/12/19 at 1:05 pm

I was listening to the album Sgt Pepper this morning.


Cat

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/16/19 at 6:31 am

Anybody else love the Beatles' early years sound?  I do I do!  :D

I just stumbled onto this live BBC radio recording.  It's definitely worth posting...

The Beatles - Ask Me Why - on air, live at the BBC, September 1963
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unnCU1JeGkA

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/19 at 9:01 am


I was listening to the album Sgt Pepper this morning.


Cat
That was the album I brought on my wages from my from first job.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/23/19 at 12:16 pm


That was the album I brought on my wages from my from first job.


Abbey Road was my first Beatles album. I think it was given to me-by my dad. I could be wrong. Or I was listening to my dad's album when I was living with him (age 14). After I stopped living with him (age 15), I had to get the album for myself. I really can't remember. I just know that Abbey Road was my first Beatles album. I now have all of them on CD.


Cat

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/31/19 at 10:49 pm


Abbey Road was my first Beatles album. I think it was given to me-by my dad. I could be wrong. Or I was listening to my dad's album when I was living with him (age 14). After I stopped living with him (age 15), I had to get the album for myself. I really can't remember. I just know that Abbey Road was my first Beatles album. I now have all of them on CD.


Cat


O0 Abbey Road - awesome!

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/31/19 at 10:53 pm

My early Beatles-related memory.  It was likely late summer 1964 - I was 4.  People around me had been buzzing about this new phenomenon, the Beatles, not to mention what I'd seen on TV.  I didn't know then to like the group - their name sounded creepy crawly (I heard "beetles").  So at nursery school, we were approaching "graduation" time, of sorts - certain kids about to peel off for Kindergarten, my brother being one of them.  So I don't know what precipitated this, but one of the boys rushes into the basement playroom where the rest of us were, exclaiming "let's be the Beatles!"  In a flash, several (including my brother) had grabbed mops or brooms for guitars, put the mop heads on their heads, and jumped up and down on the daybed singing "she loves you YEAH YEAH YEAH" and "I wanna hold your hand hand hand!".  This impromptu concert was about as much giggly euphoria as a four year old girl could take.  :D

I think they got in the bulk of three songs in before the headmaster came down to break up the ruckus.  My mind changed about the Beatles that day - never to look back...

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/19 at 6:53 am

It was 50 years ago today...

Now today is one day I wished to be at the Abbey Road Crossing, for it is the 50th anniversary of when photographer Iain Macmillan took the iconic photo that becomes the cover image of the Beatles' album Abbey Road. I know it will crowded.

It looks like the webcam is slow! I cannot access it at the moment.

blob:https://www.abbeyroad.com/35011cf5-2b1d-4a6c-a410-23045a323718

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 11:20 am

Over the years I always felt that John Lennon wrote better lyrics than Paul McCartney, and vice versa with melodies. Reflecting on that Paul wrote "Yesterday" entirely on his own.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: violet_shy on 08/20/19 at 4:49 pm

Has anyone ever dreamed with a Beatles song while sleeping?

Happened to me last night. I kept hearing "If I fell" as I dreamed. Can't remember the dream just the song. Weird.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 4:52 pm


Has anyone ever dreamed with a Beatles song while sleeping?

Happened to me last night. I kept hearing "If I fell" as I dreamed. Can't remember the dream just the song. Weird.
First thing to note, the tune for "Yesterday" came to Paul McCartney in a dream, and over the initial weeks he was playing it to friends, and musicians, asking is this tune already famous. It turned out not to be, and the rest is history.

Personally, I have dreamed of the Beatles and various songs. over my many years. 

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 4:54 pm


Has anyone ever dreamed with a Beatles song while sleeping?

Happened to me last night. I kept hearing "If I fell" as I dreamed. Can't remember the dream just the song. Weird.

First thing to note, the tune for "Yesterday" came to Paul McCartney in a dream, and over the initial weeks he was playing it to friends, and musicians, asking is this tune already famous. It turned out not to be, and the rest is history.

Personally, I have dreamed of the Beatles and various songs. over my many years. 
Of which reminds me, I must see the movie "Yesterday".

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 08/20/19 at 7:54 pm


First thing to note, the tune for "Yesterday" came to Paul McCartney in a dream, and over the initial weeks he was playing it to friends, and musicians, asking is this tune already famous. It turned out not to be, and the rest is history...


O0 Pretty awesome!

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 08/20/19 at 7:55 pm


Has anyone ever dreamed with a Beatles song while sleeping?

Happened to me last night. I kept hearing "If I fell" as I dreamed. Can't remember the dream just the song. Weird.


I don't need much coaxing... 

The Beatles - If I Fell    :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcOTExcE2dM
(from 1964's A Hard Day's Night movie & album)

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: nally on 08/20/19 at 10:06 pm


I don't need much coaxing... 

The Beatles - If I Fell    :D

(from 1964's A Hard Day's Night movie & album)

O0

I have seen that film several times, as noted earlier in this thread!

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/19 at 6:42 am


First thing to note, the tune for "Yesterday" came to Paul McCartney in a dream, and over the initial weeks he was playing it to friends, and musicians, asking is this tune already famous. It turned out not to be, and the rest is history.

O0 Pretty awesome!
If ever I get to met Paul McCartney, I wish to ask him is this true, and is there anymore he can add to this.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 11:23 am

Back in 1964 Liberty Records released an album "The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles" it sold well, but who here has heard it?

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 08/24/19 at 10:24 pm


Back in 1964 Liberty Records released an album "The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles" it sold well, but who here has heard it?


I believe I may have "heard of" it.  I recall years ago listening to a radio program about the Beatles, and if I remember right they played a clip from that album.  As far as the album, I can't say I've "heard" it.

It might be pretty interesting - on the other hand, I wouldn't likely be too thrilled if it's not well done...

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/19 at 7:27 am


I believe I may have "heard of" it.  I recall years ago listening to a radio program about the Beatles, and if I remember right they played a clip from that album.  As far as the album, I can't say I've "heard" it.

It might be pretty interesting - on the other hand, I wouldn't likely be too thrilled if it's not well done...


I have heard tracks myself before, but now I do not wish to...

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/19 at 6:28 am

How closely does any member here listen to "Hey Jude" (released in 1968), for...

Quoting from Wiki

"...at At 2:58 of the song on the single version, someone can allegedly be heard to say, "F___ing hell!" There is some dispute as to who said this, and whether it was really exclaimed at all. Sound engineers Ken Scott and Geoff Emerick claim the exclamation came from McCartney and that it was Lennon's idea to leave the mistake in the final mix. "'Paul hit a clunker on the piano and said a naughty word,' Lennon gleefully crowed, 'but I insisted we leave it in, buried just low enough so that it can barely be heard. Most people won't ever spot it ... but we'll know it's there.'" However, in the Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew book Recording the Beatles, discussing the recording processes behind the Beatles' sessions, engineer Malcolm Toft recalls, "Barry Sheffield engineered 'Hey Jude', but I mixed it ... John Lennon says a very rude word about halfway through the song. At 2:59 you will hear a 'Whoa!' from him in the background. About two seconds later you will hear, 'F___ing hell!' This was because when he was doing a vocal backing, Barry sent him the foldback level too loud and he threw the cans on the ground and uttered the expletive. But, because it had been bounced down with the main vocal, it could not be removed. I just managed to bring the fader down for a split second on the mix to try to lessen the effect." Others argue that the voice is Ringo Starr's."

I hear it every time.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 08/31/19 at 9:22 pm


How closely does any member here listen to "Hey Jude" (released in 1968), for...

Quoting from Wiki

"...at At 2:58 of the song on the single version, someone can allegedly be heard to say, "F___ing hell!" There is some dispute as to who said this, and whether it was really exclaimed at all. Sound engineers Ken Scott and Geoff Emerick claim the exclamation came from McCartney and that it was Lennon's idea to leave the mistake in the final mix. "'Paul hit a clunker on the piano and said a naughty word,' Lennon gleefully crowed, 'but I insisted we leave it in, buried just low enough so that it can barely be heard. Most people won't ever spot it ... but we'll know it's there.'" However, in the Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew book Recording the Beatles, discussing the recording processes behind the Beatles' sessions, engineer Malcolm Toft recalls, "Barry Sheffield engineered 'Hey Jude', but I mixed it ... John Lennon says a very rude word about halfway through the song. At 2:59 you will hear a 'Whoa!' from him in the background. About two seconds later you will hear, 'F___ing hell!' This was because when he was doing a vocal backing, Barry sent him the foldback level too loud and he threw the cans on the ground and uttered the expletive. But, because it had been bounced down with the main vocal, it could not be removed. I just managed to bring the fader down for a split second on the mix to try to lessen the effect." Others argue that the voice is Ringo Starr's."

I hear it every time.


Whoa - first time I heard that  ;D  I couldn't exactly make out what was being said, but that fits...

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 08/31/19 at 9:38 pm


Whoa - first time I heard that  ;D  I couldn't exactly make out what was being said, but that fits...


Another hidden thing you may not have noticed is that at 1:44 on Ringo's "It Don't Come Easy" the background singers (members of Badfinger) sing "Hare Krishna". It's clearly there but it's barely noticeable. But once you hear it you will never NOT hear it again. This is a holdover from when George (the main author of the song) cut it  himself and sang the lead vocal. He instructed the Badfinger singers to chant "Hare Krishna". It's MUCH more pronounced on the unreleased Harrison version (which can be found on Youtube). The backing track of the Harrison version was later used for the version Ringo sings.

Listen for it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCD0fPSsdBA

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 09/01/19 at 6:03 pm


Another hidden thing you may not have noticed is that at 1:44 on Ringo's "It Don't Come Easy" the background singers (members of Badfinger) sing "Hare Krishna". It's clearly there but it's barely noticeable. But once you hear it you will never NOT hear it again. This is a holdover from when George (the main author of the song) cut it  himself and sang the lead vocal. He instructed the Badfinger singers to chant "Hare Krishna". It's MUCH more pronounced on the unreleased Harrison version (which can be found on Youtube). The backing track of the Harrison version was later used for the version Ringo sings...


Wow cool!  :D  It's definitely easier to hear in the George Harrison version

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 11:53 am


Another hidden thing you may not have noticed is that at 1:44 on Ringo's "It Don't Come Easy" the background singers (members of Badfinger) sing "Hare Krishna". It's clearly there but it's barely noticeable. But once you hear it you will never NOT hear it again. This is a holdover from when George (the main author of the song) cut it  himself and sang the lead vocal. He instructed the Badfinger singers to chant "Hare Krishna". It's MUCH more pronounced on the unreleased Harrison version (which can be found on Youtube). The backing track of the Harrison version was later used for the version Ringo sings.

Listen for it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCD0fPSsdBA
I known the song well over the years but never noticed that before.

BTW, happy birthday to his son Zak for today.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 11:58 am

Good news for Beatles fans:

Strawberry Field site opens as tourist attraction

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/12396/production/_108764647_theiconicredgatesatstrawberryfield.jpg

The children's home that inspired The Beatles' famous song Strawberry Fields Forever is to open its gates as a tourist attraction and youth centre.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-49674883

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Howard on 09/13/19 at 1:43 pm


Good news for Beatles fans:

Strawberry Field site opens as tourist attraction

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/12396/production/_108764647_theiconicredgatesatstrawberryfield.jpg

The children's home that inspired The Beatles' famous song Strawberry Fields Forever is to open its gates as a tourist attraction and youth centre.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-49674883


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtUH9z_Oey8

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 1:48 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtUH9z_Oey8
I have been twice to Liverpool, but do wish to go again to the Beatles tour.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Howard on 09/13/19 at 1:56 pm


I have been twice to Liverpool, but do wish to go again to the Beatles tour.


and cross Abbey Road?

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 2:04 pm


and cross Abbey Road?
Many a time, with photos somewhere.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Howard on 09/14/19 at 2:57 pm


Many a time, with photos somewhere.


Does Abbey Road have stop signs?

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/19 at 3:07 pm


Does Abbey Road have stop signs?
It is a pedestrian crossing, similar to the below image

https://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/uploads/3/2/9/2/3292309/rule-19-zebra-crossings-have-flashing-beacons_orig.jpg

No stop signs, but traffic does have to stop if someone is crossing.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Howard on 09/14/19 at 3:29 pm


It is a pedestrian crossing, similar to the below image

https://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/uploads/3/2/9/2/3292309/rule-19-zebra-crossings-have-flashing-beacons_orig.jpg

No stop signs, but traffic does have to stop if someone is crossing.


Isn't that dangerous?

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/19 at 3:38 pm


Isn't that dangerous?
It can be if the cars are approaching too fast, but is in the rule book of the road driving "The Highway Code" too slow down.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/19 at 1:40 pm

Just three words...

"Is Paul Dead?"

The clues are out there!

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 09/17/19 at 7:44 pm


Just three words...

"Is Paul Dead?"

The clues are out there!


        :D

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 09/17/19 at 8:12 pm

Regarding vinyl releases, "USA" releases differed from "UK" releases.  Who saw that a problem?  The Beatles did!  That is why they came up with the idea of the infamous "butcher cover" for the album "Yesterday and Today".

(The Butcher Cover - recommend not to look at this while eating  8-P ):
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRaHghiA2up8Jp3OJhNLkqRElzbVwAzmCvbs_stvGot3T3Dsdba

This distasteful album cover was a way for the Beatles to protest what Capitol records was doing to the American album releases.  You see, "Yesterday and Today" was never supposed to be an album - at least in the minds of the Beatles.  In essence, whereas the UK releases generally contained 14 songs apiece, Capitol records culled different combinations of songs from these to make the US versions, which generally contained only 11 songs (or less).  The Beatles used the Butcher cover to protest Capitol's greedy behavior.  However, the public wasn't happy with the cover and so Capitol had to recall the early released Yesterday and Today albums and paste a "boring" cover on top of it (ironically any album having the butcher cover today commands a pretty penny, as it is a collector's item).

Once Sgt. Pepper hit, the practice of making different albums for "USA" and "UK" stopped.

Any thoughts about the different album configurations?  I will add personally that whereas I say my favorite Beatles album is Rubber Soul, it is the "USA" version of the album I refer to...

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Howard on 09/18/19 at 2:45 pm


Just three words...

"Is Paul Dead?"

The clues are out there!


He is still touring.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 09/20/19 at 3:24 pm


Regarding vinyl releases, "USA" releases differed from "UK" releases.  Who saw that a problem?  The Beatles did!  That is why they came up with the idea of the infamous "butcher cover" for the album "Yesterday and Today".

This distasteful album cover was a way for the Beatles to protest what Capitol records was doing to the American album releases.  You see, "Yesterday and Today" was never supposed to be an album - at least in the minds of the Beatles.  In essence, whereas the UK releases generally contained 14 songs apiece, Capitol records culled different combinations of songs from these to make the US versions, which generally contained only 11 songs (or less).  The Beatles used the Butcher cover to protest Capitol's greedy behavior.  However, the public wasn't happy with the cover and so Capitol had to recall the early released Yesterday and Today albums and paste a "boring" cover on top of it (ironically any album having the butcher cover today commands a pretty penny, as it is a collector's item).

Once Sgt. Pepper hit, the practice of making different albums for "USA" and "UK" stopped.

Any thoughts about the different album configurations?  I will add personally that whereas I say my favorite Beatles album is Rubber Soul, it is the "USA" version of the album I refer to...


Both the Beatles and the Stones had "American" and "UK" album releases. This was due to the fact that UK albums traditionally had fourteen or so songs in the early days while American LPs traditionally had twelve and later ten. "Flowers" was to the Stones what "Yesterday and Today" was to the Beatles. A collection of the songs that didn't make it onto the American albums.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: AmericanGirl on 09/22/19 at 3:42 pm


Regarding vinyl releases, "USA" releases differed from "UK" releases...


Perhaps among the worst examples of this was the U.S. version of the album "Help!".  It contains the following seven outstanding Beatles cuts, a collection whose quality is second to none:

Help!
The Night Before
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
I Need You
Another Girl
Ticket To Ride
You're Going To Lose That Girl

It also contains five more songs, instrumentals from the Help! movie soundtrack:
Another Hard Day's Night
In The Tyrol
Me To You Fantasy
The Bitter End
The Chase

I'm not criticizing the dozen or so people who love those instrumentals equally to the Beatles' cuts.  But WHY did Capitol interleave the songs together, so that if you put the LP album on and let it play, your euphoria with the awesome Beatles' songs is repeatedly interrupted by instrumental filler?  WHY WHY WHY?!?!?!?!?

>:(

BTW the Help! album, to my knowledge, cost the same price as the others...

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: nally on 10/04/19 at 12:49 pm


Perhaps among the worst examples of this was the U.S. version of the album "Help!".  It contains the following seven outstanding Beatles cuts, a collection whose quality is second to none:

Help!
The Night Before
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
I Need You
Another Girl
Ticket To Ride
You're Going To Lose That Girl

It also contains five more songs, instrumentals from the Help! movie soundtrack:
Another Hard Day's Night
In The Tyrol
Me To You Fantasy
The Bitter End
The Chase

I'm not criticizing the dozen or so people who love those instrumentals equally to the Beatles' cuts.  But WHY did Capitol interleave the songs together, so that if you put the LP album on and let it play, your euphoria with the awesome Beatles' songs is repeatedly interrupted by instrumental filler?  WHY WHY WHY?!?!?!?!?

>:(

BTW the Help! album, to my knowledge, cost the same price as the others...


Hmmm, that is interesting...

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/19 at 5:43 am

The Beatles' Abbey Road returns to number one 50 years on

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49931789

The Beatles' Abbey Road has returned to number one in the UK, 50 years after it first topped the album charts. The Fab Four reclaimed the top spot with an expanded anniversary edition. The feat also sees the album set a record - the gap of 49 years and 252 days since its initial chart-topping run ended in early 1970 is the longest gap before returning to number one. "It's hard to believe that Abbey Road still holds up after all these years," tweeted Sir Paul McCartney on Friday. "But then again it's a bloody cool album," he added.

The new version features original tracks such as Here Comes The Sun and Come Together as well as previously unheard material from the recording sessions.

The previous record for longest gap between number one appearances by the same album was held by (yup, you guessed it) The Beatles again, for their seminal 1967 record, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The sprawling psych-rock masterpiece returned to number one in 2017 courtesy of another anniversary re-release - a mere 49 years and 125 days after its previous spell at the top.

Subject: Re: Everything Beatles

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/19 at 11:06 am

From another topic:

Back in October 2013, we visited Strawberry Fields, the memorial to John Lennon in Central Park, New York, located near the Dakota Building, his residence and site of the fateful shooting. All the time I was there I was getting a strange shiver down my spine, I feeling I have always had where something is spooky happening. I asked our host to check something on the Google on her phone and it turned out it was October 8th, one day before the birthday of John Lennon. We then walked to Times Square, via Fifth Avenue, I think (passing Trump Tower), and spent time there sitting down drinking tea/coffee waiting for a friend of our host to take us to the Empire State Building. Now, if we were there a day later, more events would had been happening at Strawberry Fields, and at Times Square Paul McCartney gave a free concert prompting his then latest album. We missed out on it!

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