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John Lennon has a blissful autumn day in Central Park in the video for “Mind Games,” off his upcoming box set Gimme Some Truth. The Ultimate Mixes.
The video — now upgraded to HD — was shot in November 1974, a year after he released the album by the same name. Wearing a slick black coat and a floppy hat to match, he strolls through Strawberry Fields and signs autographs for fans. He glances at ice cream and pretzels at a food cart before he feeds elephants at the Central Park Zoo and dances at the Naumburg Bandshell to an empty audience. Later, he visits Tiffany & Co., pays a visit to the marquee of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road and rides away in a horse-drawn carriage.
“[Mind Games] was a fun track because the voice is in stereo and the seeming orchestra on it is just me playing three notes with slide guitar,” the late Beatle said in an interview. “And the middle eight is reggae. Trying again to explain to American musicians what reggae was in 1973 was pretty hard, but it’s basically a reggae middle eight if you listen to it.”
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John Lennon was the dominant early creative force in the Beatles. But Paul McCartney quickly began to catch up as their career together unfolded. George Harrison made a late push into songwriting as well.
So, who wrote the most Beatles songs?
As you'll see, there are individual albums where Lennon and McCartney take center stage. Lennon, for instance, wrote or co-wrote an astonishing 10 songs for 1964's A Hard Days Night. On the other hand, McCartney is credited for the vast majority of 1967's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
On several occasions, things were in complete equilibrium: 1965's Help! and Rubber Soul, and 1966's Revolver. They basically split the songwriting difference on 1968's The Beatles, too. But there was clearly a sense of competition about things: Lennon would write "Day Tripper" and McCartney delivered "We Can Work It Out"; Lennon brought in "Strawberry Fields Forever," and McCartney countered with "Penny Lane."
The Beatles had extremely dedicated and excitable fans back in the 60s. At each gig a large group of teenage girl fans fought their way into the press conferences held just before the band went on stage, in an effort to catch a glimpse of the fab four.
September 18, 1964 was no different, as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr all arrived at the Dallas Memorial Auditorium.
A group of young women attended the press-only press conference to try and talk to the band.
But the real story begins just after this, as the band were heading to the auditorium's stage.
The stage itself was three times larger than the normal height for standard concerts for The Beatles, giving them quite a view over the 10,000 fans that had come to see them.
John Lennon has sometimes been blamed for the break-up of The Beatles, given he brought Yoko Ono on the scene. Her involvement in the band caused obvious tensions, and many blamed her and her relationship with John for the band’s demise. However, different members of the band left at different times and returned, showing it can’t all be John’s fault.
Why did John Lennon leave The Beatles?
On September 20, 1969, the members of The Beatles met up for a meeting, though George Harrison was not present.
During this meeting, John announced he was leaving The Beatles, much to the dismay of Sir Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney.
However, according to John, things went sour soon after as ‘PR man’ Sir Paul announced his departure first, despite John reportedly promising to keep his exit quiet to help with promotion of The Beatles.
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The Britbox streaming network has acquired the North American rights to air Lennon’s Last Weekend, a new documentary focusing on the final interview John Lennon gave before his December 1980 murder, Deadline reports.
The hourlong special profiles a conversation that the late Beatles legend had with BBC radio DJ Andy Peebles on December 7, 1980, one day before Lennon was shot to death outside of his New York City apartment building. The film will premiere this December in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Lennon’s passing.
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Dave Meister certainly could claim to be speaking words of wisdom as his plans for a British-themed pub and eatery called Let It Be unfold in the months ahead.
After all, the music lover with an artistic touch is no stranger to the influence of the Beatles, having already once recreated a replica of the Liverpool, England, underground music venue where the group drew crowds in its early years.
That version of the Cavern Club, which was brought to life in Meister's Hartland office building and private jazz studio in 2018, attracted some high-profile interest from its onset.
This time, it's different. Meister wants to generate a true live-music venue in downtown Waukesha that would do the British Invasion proud, to the delight of fans of all ages locally. It won't be bigger than the Beatles, but as Let It Be takes shape, piece by piece, before it opens in the summer of 2021, he admits to having high enough hopes to become, at minimum, a downtown centerpiece.