I've been hearing Beatles songs since I was a little kid, because it's what my uncle & my Mom played a lot. I've never owned any albums myself, though.
Sometime,s I hear some music on TV commercials that I'm sure must be Beatles songs, and they sound good but I have no idea what they are.
Not surprised you were surprised, because it wasn't. It was a cover of a Buck Owens original.
There was a tradition of giving Ringo a vocal number on the early Beatles LPs, usually covers such as 'Boys' and 'Honey Don't'. By the time of the Let it Be LP he'd gotten as far as helping to write a song with 'Octupus's Garden' - you can see them working on it in the film.
Billy Preston was (is?) a pianist and organist who was a buddy of the Beatles dating back to their days playing the Hamburg clubs in the early 1960s and who contributed to the recordings of several Beatles songs in the early part of 1969. Invited to do so by George Harrison who felt that Lennon and McCartney would behave themselves better in front of a guest who they all respected. He was right!
Thanks for this. I am familiar with a couple of his songs like Nothin' From Nothin' & Will It Go Round In Circles.
It is just nice to ask about him, since I've been hearing him referred to as the 5th Beatle.
When I've heard Alone Again, Naturally, it doesn't seem like a depressing song at all, like the ones that go in that other list. It genuinely just sounds like a sad, lonely person. I feel sympathy for the guy. Does that sound corny?
With all those "depressing songs,", maybe they just seem shallow.
Our radio station does a thing called Fab Four at Four on weekday,s where they play 4 Beatles songs in a row. Today, one I heard was Penny Lane.
Back when The Beatles were appearing on Ed Sullivan Show, my Mother & uncle had an argument about what to watch that night. My unlce won by getting to see The Beatles & my Mom says she was glad to get to see it.
In this week's Time Out, novelist, biographer and bibliophile Joseph Connolly chooses Sir Paul McCartney as his favourite Londoner.
Connolly goes on at length about how "normal" McCartney is, citing as proof encounters at two different private members' clubs and the fact that McCartney has lived in the same St Johns Wood house and driven the same Aston Martin since the 60s. Now I've nothing against Sir Paul, but this (and the inevitable side-swipe at Heather Mills) does nothing to help his cause.