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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 05:24 PM
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August 1st = Beatles Music
August 1st is an important anniversary in Beatles' history. Some of the information in this thread comes from the book "The Complete Beatles Chronicle," by Mark Lewisohn.

1962: The Beatles played at lunchtime and at night in the Cavern Club in Liverpool. While old recordings of the early group are not the highest quality, I think they are great because they have the energy of the best darned rock-n-roll band ever.

1963: Just a year later, The Beatles record two sessions for "Pop Go the Beatles." In four and a half hours, they record 14 songs. These are fantastic recordings, including rockers like "Twist and Shout", "I'll get You", "Money", and "Roll Over Beethoven", plus beautiful songs like "Anna (Go to Him)", and "Baby, It's You."

1965: The Beatles recorded their only tv promotion for the movie "Help." By this time, five of the six songs they record are Beatle originals. People with the Anthology collections have the Paul solo of "Yesterday"; when the others return to the stage, John announces, "Thank you, Ringo, that was wonderful!" For some reason, that remains one of my favorite parts of the Anthology collection.

1968: The Beatles record Paul's classic, "Hey Jude." The growth of the group -- from "She Loves You" to "Hey, Jude" -- remains one of the greatest journeys in music.

1969: John, with help from George, Paul, and George Martin, record one of the most beautiful songs ever, "Because." They decided that "take 16" was the best. It is amazing to compare the work that went in to this, to the day six years earlier, when they record 14 songs in about half the total time.
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 05:29 PM
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1. Wow -- thanks for posting!
Were it not for the Beatles, I likely never would have decided to study music professionally.

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SeanQuinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 05:39 PM
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2. Interesting stuff.

Take a sad song, and make it better...
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 05:43 PM
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3. Yea Yea Yea

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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 06:13 PM
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4. Awesome Pic of John!
WTF is he doing or about to do???
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Kraklen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 06:17 PM
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5. My mom used to tell me a story about...
how the sunday after that Ed Sullivan appearance, her parents took her to church and the fire and brimstone pastor spent the whole sermon ranting about "yah, yah, yah. Youth today is wholly corrupt and the music is terrible and it's all 'yah, yah, yah."
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