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Which is your favorite Beatle-period ?
1 August 2012
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LennonCloset
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'66-'67. Revolver is my favourite album ever and Sgt. Pepper is a second. They changed a lot between those years, appearance-wise and music-wise.

3 August 2012
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StrawberryFields
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Definately '65-'68. Their music changed a lot in this time, becoming "deeper" (can't find a better word for it), and, to me, it was their most creative period. Besides that, I love how they looked in their "Rubber Soul" period. heart

3 August 2012
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vonbontee
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I wish we could classify their late period by means of a characteristic instrument otherwise little-used - I mean 1962-64 was the "harmonica period" and 1965-67 was kind of a "sitar period" but there's nothing to pin down 1968-69 to.

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
4 August 2012
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StrawberryFields
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vonbontee said
I wish we could classify their late period by means of a characteristic instrument otherwise little-used - I mean 1962-64 was the "harmonica period" and 1965-67 was kind of a "sitar period" but there's nothing to pin down 1968-69 to.

1968-69 ... let's call it their "guitar period" LOL a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

4 August 2012
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GeorgeTSimpson
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What about synthesizer period (only on Abbey Road but it's very characteristic on it), leslie or fuzz period (not an instrument but very characteristic in that period) or keyboard period (they used keyboard instruments before but at that time very much, I mean every song on let it be and Abbey Road (I'm not sure if there are keyboards on Polythene Pam/She Came In Through The Bathroom Window) feature at least one keyboard instrument so do many songs on the White Album)

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7 August 2012
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vonbontee
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Well, they used keyboards all through their career - as you yourself surely know, thanks to that epic list you compiled! But one fairly interesting thing is that until 1968, all the kbds were handled either be a Beatle or George Martin (and by Mal Evans, but ony one chord in one song), whereas Billy Preston contributed to the 1969 recordings, and Nicky Hopkins played piano on "Revolution" (and engineer Chris Thomas on "Pigies") in '68. So call 1968-69 their "outside keyboardists era", maybe.

Or maybe, considering Eric Clapton as well as Billy and Nicky, just consider 1968-69 their "special guest musician" period...no wait, that's not really an instrumental trademark at all...

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
7 August 2012
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GeorgeTSimpson
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Yeah, I agree: special guest musician period would be a good idea

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8 August 2012
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vonbontee
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A more ridiculous idea would be calling it the "hair inequality period"! They were all clean-shaven for a long while, then they all grew moustaches together in '67. After that, they never had the same combination of beard/moustache/clean-shaven among them at the same time.

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
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