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  • Sits
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    Oh that’s sad. Thanks Satchmo.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    [URL="https://twitter.com/marklewisohn/status/1261338530019565573"]https://twitter.com/marklewisohn/sta...38530019565573[/URL]

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  • G-Man
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    Thanks for the kind words, gents. W1F, the site has new stuff every Thursday.

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  • willie1foot
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    Originally posted by G-Man View Post
    We missed to note the 50th anniversary of Paul announcing that the Beatles had split, on April 10. But today is the 50th anniversary of Let It Be, the LP, coming out.

    And if anyone is interested in the album by covers...
    One of the things I've missed not being on here for a long while and giving Facebook the arse is G-Man's music. Wwill you be joining the upcoming 'thon G? 10pm your time Saturday. .

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  • Various Artist
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    Just to say, super work G-Man on all those albums you've 'recovered'. You should definitely go back and fill in the first couple if you've got the chance now.

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  • Sits
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    Good pick up G-Man, and nice covers. Interesting that Billy Preston did his cover pretty much straight after appearing on the original.

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  • G-Man
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    We missed to note the 50th anniversary of Paul announcing that the Beatles had split, on April 10. But today is the 50th anniversary of Let It Be, the LP, coming out.

    And if anyone is interested in the album by covers...

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  • kokamoa
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    Originally posted by Sporting View Post
    Not strictly Beatles but solo Macca; while listening to Maybe I'm Amazed (great song) the other day I was struck by these lines (which I'd never really taken in before):

    Maybe I'm amazed at the the way you pulled me out of time
    And hung me on a line


    Bit weird, no? Hung me on a line has one thinking of hanging someone out to dry...which isn't very romantic, to say the least.
    It makes sense when you consider McCartney’s mood through late ‘69/early ‘70. By his own admission, he took the fracturing of the Beatles very hard. He described it as a period of heavy drinking and an unwillingness to get out of bed. Linda McCartney helped him out of his funk by persuading him that he was good enough to make a go of it on his own as well as providing the love and stability of a family relationship. In effect, she pulled him out of a desperate, depressed “time” and repaired him (“hung me on the line”). In a sense, this period of renewal went on long after the song was released given that McCartney continued to lie low through 1970, before unleashing Another Day and Ram on the world.

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  • Sporting
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    My favourite second side of a Beatles album are the six songs on A Hard Day's Night.

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  • Sits
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    Thanks G-man, and glad someone made sure the date was noted.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Yes, on the radio:

    https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/12d735d9...bbfb7f6edbe020

    Part 1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9QGhkMONvI

    Todd Rungren wrote songs for a stage version:

    https://www.amazon.com/Up-Against-To.../dp/B000005JYO
    Last edited by Satchmo Distel; 26-09-2019, 15:31.

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  • Stumpy Pepys
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    Originally posted by Snake Plissken View Post
    If it's not called Lord of the Ringos I'm not in.
    Does anyone know what happened to the Joe Orton script (Up Against It, I think). Did anyone ever stage it?

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Thanks for that! I'll check it out.

    I watched Yesterday last night and liked it a lot more than I expected to.

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  • G-Man
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    Today it's 50 years since Abbey Road was released. Their finest album, I think; certainly that Side 2 with that medley of tracks that might have been classics were they proper songs.

    Starting with A Hard Day's Night, I've made track-by-track mixes of covers of the songs on each album, to coincide with their respective 50th anniversaries. I thought that with Side 2's truncated songs that would be a difficult job; turns out that it's probably the best of the mixes. Even leaving aside the Abbey Road version by Booker T & the MG's, quite a few soul and jazz singers covered tracks from Abbey Road. The covers mix is here.

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  • Sporting
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    Not strictly Beatles but solo Macca; while listening to Maybe I'm Amazed (great song) the other day I was struck by these lines (which I'd never really taken in before):

    Maybe I'm amazed at the the way you pulled me out of time
    And hung me on a line


    Bit weird, no? Hung me on a line has one thinking of hanging someone out to dry...which isn't very romantic, to say the least.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    1) Belatedly, I found this news on David Hepworth's blog (31 Jan):

    Mark Lewisohn...told me that he’s currently listening to all 97 hours of the original tape which was running as the Beatles recorded what would be the “Let It Be” film and album. Furthermore he was making sure he did it on the day and at the time that they did it fifty years earlier. That’s a similar kind of dedication.
    2) Amazingly, despite the Get Back chaos, by March 1969 some of Abbey Road was already in the can.

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  • Wouter D
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    Originally posted by Snake Plissken View Post
    If it's not called Lord of the Ringos I'm not in.
    [applause]

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  • Snake Plissken
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    If it's not called Lord of the Ringos I'm not in.

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  • Sits
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    Ooh Peter Jackson. Maybe he'll spread it across nine movies.

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  • Disco Child Ballads
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    And appropriately enough, this news regarding a new film based on the Let it Be footage has been announced: https://www.thebeatles.com/news/new-...laimed-academy
    I'm not sure how appealing watching extra footage of the Beatles bickering would be though.

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  • Sits
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    Wow, good pickup Serge.

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  • Serge Gainsbourg
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    The rooftop concert was 50 years ago today! Around lunchtime!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Be...ooftop_concert

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    I think you are correct. Yesterday has Paul's guitar.

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  • Sporting
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    Eleanor Rigby may be the first Beatles release on which none of them played an instrument...or was there an earlier example?

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Originally posted by Sits View Post
    I've often wondered whether Macca's anecdotes are heavily embroidered. Unless they involve Ringo it's not as if anyone's going to refute them.
    Lewisohn has said that he probably wouldn't get much from a Macca interview now. Not just the embroidery but the faulty memory after 50+ years (60+ if talking about the 50s).

    I don't think he consciously lies though. He genuinely believes he wrote the whole of Eleanor Rigby without any help even though all the witnesses disagree.

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