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12-01-2001, 02:28 AM
I suppose you all have heard the news on Beatle George by now. Guy battled a knife strike to the chest and fought off cancer twice but lost on the 3rd try http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif
At 38 I don't have too many memories of Beatlemania but for whatever reasons I've never forgotten when my older sisters would put on Beatle records in the late sixties and jump around the room dancing and singing along to songs like twist and shout and she loves you. Or going on who thier favourite Beatle was while lying on the floor with Beatle albums scattered in front of them.
The White Album is one of my favourite records along with Abbey Road, Sgt Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour..."roll up" for the Mystery Tour...heh
Anyone remember the Paul is Dead hoax? If it was indeed planned by the boys and looking back at all the clues left to amuse and confuse, then it was damn clever and never attempted again by anybody.
Frank Sinatra said "Something" was the finest love song he ever heard.
"Here comes the Sun" is one of my favourite songs to play on the guitar still after all these years.
I'd like to believe that John and George are working on the new album somewhere http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif
[This message has been edited by steveo (edited 12-01-2001).]
12-01-2001, 11:38 AM
My husband is in mourning, too. He has the White album in all versions now, and probably everything else they ever recorded. Both of us are pretty stuck in that time period for musical preferences..have no interest in rap, and totally vague on what "hip hop" is even. If we're seeing the passing of an era..we're going with it! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/eek.gif
I vaguely remember the beatles in the sixties, but my wife who is a good few years older than me is very upset. She was telling me today when she moved up to Liverpool for a while in the late sixties. She lived just of Penny Lane,and said the whole city was buzzing at the time must have been great to be there.
12-01-2001, 01:38 PM
Sadly missed. .
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12-01-2001, 06:10 PM
When John Lennon was murdered it was one of the most devastating events of my life, now we have lost George http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif . what a lot of younger people don't understand is the influance the Beatles had on music. Not just writing but recording, and producing. They will be sorely missed. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif
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12-02-2001, 02:53 AM
Hmmmm....yes it is a sad day...
I saw the first Beatles Ed Sullivan appearance, the Beatles record burnings, subsequent Ed sullivan and American Bandstand appearances, played Here Comes the Sun on guitar...well, a while back...and Dear Prudence, Get Back, Blackbird, While My Guitar Gently Weeps and others...The White Album is still one of the greatest along with Sgt Peppers and Magical Mystery Tour.
The Beatles changed not only music forever but our entire culture...they were the first band to refuse to record what the record companies wanted and do their own songs, the first to bring us so-called "acid music" (John loved the stuff, Yellow Submarine and Sgt Peppers were results of it, Yellow Submarine the first) and because of their influence on the generation of which I was a youngster initiated changes in the entire culture that most people never realized. Flower Power...long hair, a large part of the peace movement of the 60s, and of course music...
Much more can be attributed to the general pop culture that was mostly started by the Beatles and their influence on the music industry as a whole. I doubt if rap or disco would have ever existed if they hadn't stood up to the record company and insisted on recording their own songs. That created a precedence, and others soon followed. The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, the Doors, Cream, Vanilla Fudge, Wierd Al Yankovic (hehe)...all of whom wrote their own songs, not the canned garbage that the writer's tanks churned out for groups like the Supremes, Temptations, Herman's Hermits, (hey I loved those guys, but...), the Osmonds (YUKKK), Partridge Family...most of those groups' songs were written by a group of people who sat in a large room and churned out one song after another. They were then handed to musicians to record by the record producers. Thanks to the Beatles a whole new generation of musicians were able to "just say no" before it was a popular saying...
George Harrison was one of the finest guitar players in the rock and roll music field. Rarely did I ever hear a guitar part that didn't fit the song perectly, and that is very difficult to do, I've tried for 30 years...David Gilmour can do it...Roy Clark...(OK Roy's not a rocker...but...) Jeff Lynne can...not many more can do that. And George always had a knack for fitting a lead to a song every time...that's a true talent. I hit about one out of 50...if that many...
And the Beatles was not all, check out the Travelling Wilburys sometime. almost 30 years after the Beatles disbanded George still played some of the finest guitar around with the Wilburys. (George and Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison) Not to mention his extensive solo career and work with other musicians that I don't even know about...
Yes, George will be sorely missed, he was definitely one-of-a-kind...
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12-06-2001, 06:15 AM
I was 13 when they arrived in the US, of course it took me 5yrs to realize that they were for real. Initially they seemed to be a teeny bopper girl band, not worthy of my male attention. Then came Abby Road and the White album, ( which I have a pristin copy of Pictures and all).
Pete is absolutly correct, you have to be able to remember the 50's to realize just how revolutionary the Beatles were. Now they would not raise an eyebrow, then it was unimaginable, What do you mean.~^ a guy can have long hair! Looking back at their pics from the early 60's it was not even that long but in those days, when the flat top was the norm, long hair was virtually unimaginable on a male head!
I liked the Wiburys a lot and will treasure even more my Harry Neillson, Son of Schmillson album with George Harrysong helping out on several cuts.
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