The Beatles were in Cannes, France
At some point during the day John gave a brief interview to US television reporter Martin Ogronsky, screened a week later - June 1st (Tues...
THE chauffeur who drove Beatle John Lennon round in his well-known psychedelic Rolls-Royce has died aged 86.
Former Welsh Guards soldier Les Anthony had been affected by Alzheimer’s, mentioned his household.
He had been employed by the star to be on everlasting name in his psychedelic Rolls-Royce Phantom through the 60sCredit score: Rex Options
He was paid £36 per week within the 1960s (price about £600 now) to be on everlasting name in John’s hippy Phantom V.
His job led to 1971 when Lennon moved to New York with Yoko Ono.
Son Melvin, 63, mentioned: “My father had some humorous instances. He advised me that John Lennon used to reply the door bare.
“However my father didn’t care, on the finish of the day you’re employed by them.
Born Richard Starkey, he changed his name to Ringo Starr while drumming for Rory Storm and The Hurricanes, before the Beatles.
"Ringo was a star in his own right in Liverpool before we even met. Ringo was a professional drummer who sang and performed and was in one of the top groups in Britain, but especially in Liverpool. So Ringo's talent would have come out one way or the other ... whatever that spark is in Ringo, we all know it but can't put our finger on it. Whether it's acting, drumming, or singing, I don't know. There's something in him that is projectable and he would have surfaced as an individual ... Ringo is a damn good drummer."
These were the words of Ringo's former band mate John Lennon in an interview just before he was killed.
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Together John Lennon and Paul McCartney had one of the most iconic and influential songwriting partnerships in the history of music. But of all Paul’s songs written for The Beatles, do you know which was John’s favourite? Well back in 1972, the late member of the Fab Four revealed it was none other than Hey Jude.
Spotted by Far Out Magazine, Lennon told Hit Parader: “That’s his best song.
“It started off as a song about my son Julian because Paul was going to see him.
“Then he turned it into ‘Hey Jude’.
“I always thought it was about me and Yoko but he said it was about him and his.”
Source: By George Simpson/express.co.uk
Two-minute songs tend to be the domain of hardcore punk bands or appear in the form of skits on hip hop albums. To put it another way, they’re not usually associated with paragons of the rock and roll idiom. However, throughout their immensely productive career The Beatles were frequently able to achieve greatness in under 120 seconds.
The band’s knack for writing compelling songs that come and go before you can make a cup of Maggi noodles has been highly influential. Take a band like Guided By Voices for example, whose entire existence is devoted to summoning compositional magic within the walls of two minutes.
Even Radiohead have been inspired by The Beatles‘ ability to get more done in a shorter time span. Guitarist Ed O’Brien noted the Fab Four’s influence on Hail to the Thief, telling Rolling Stone, “We wanted to relearn the art of putting out shorter songs … Keeping it succinct instead of taking the listener on a journey.”
Here are our favourite Beatles songs that occur within two minutes.
Source: Tone Deaf
Question: The Rickenbacker 425 guitar of George Harrison, of the iconic 1960’s rock band, The Beatles, has sold at auction for $657,000. Do you know where George originally bought it and for how much? For extra credit, can you name the specific store.
Answer: In the summer of 1963, before the Beatles were "discovered" while visiting his sister, Louise Harrison Caldwell, in downstate Benton, George Harrison visited Fenton Music Store in Mount Vernon, half an hour north of Benton. That's where he also bought the guitar, for $400, that a month later would be used by George to record The Beatles’ first big hit, “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” A story detailing this and more appears in the May 2020 edition of Smithsonian Magazine.
Source: Bill Flick
John Lennon and Bob Dylan were contemporaries. It’s impossible to truly understand the evolution of John’s career without understanding Dylan’s influence on it. However, that doesn’t mean John liked everything Dylan did.
In a famous 1971 interview, John discussed a huge range of topics, including several recent albums from 1960s rock gods. In the interview, he discussed Dylan’s most recent album. John was not a fan.
According to Ultimate Classic Rock, Dylan released the album Self-Portrait in 1970. It was an experiment – to say the least. First of all, it had a painting on its cover which looked downright amateurish. The tracklisting was mostly covers of other people’s songs, as well as a few remakes of Dylan tracks.