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ivaughan said
Personally, Stevie's
We Can Work It Out is by far my favourite cover of a Beatles song.

 

EDIT: Do you mean the backup singer in the original recording? It's probably Stevie himself.

It's pretty fantastic. I love the "ah ah ah ah ah ahhhhhh We Can Work It Out

No, I'm pretty sure it's a female voice.

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How is the crowd that listened to the Beatles music during the Grammy Salute different from the crowd that listened to them on the Ed Sullivan show back in 1964?

Snippets from the article

While there is much to celebrate about the Beatles coming to America, there is also much to regret, starting with the fact that while we may remember the music of the Beatles, we’ve lost sight of the hope for change and revolutionary spirit that were hallmarks of those days.

Fifty years later, while we may be inundated with a glut of music that passes for art and artists that pass for activists, with no shortage of national problems plaguing us (police abuse, endless wars, government corruption, government surveillance, inequality), we are sorely lacking individuals with the kind of radicalism and willingness to challenge the status quo. This is the difference between then and now, between an America that was ripe for the Beatles’ music and their message of change, and an America that is celebrating the Beatles’ music while oblivious to their radicalism.

Fifty years after America first fell in love with Lennon and his mop-top comrades, the Beatles’ legacy lives on — at least, their musical legacy lives on.

Yet while the Beatles’ greatest legacy was in effecting a Revolution of spirit and mind, today we’re in dire need of revolutionaries willing to challenge the status quo.

He goes on to talk more in depth about Lennon's activism.

This isn't a call-to-arms post. I just thought this was an interesting comparative article.

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You could have the pillocks in charge of the Coalition Government or Labour. Eric the half-a-bee could come up with better policies than those three parties. 

 

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At least yer health ministers don't look like this 

http://cf.broadsheet.ie/wp-con.....306028.jpg

(I'm sorry, I have tried to put up about 5 pictures and none of them have worked so a link it is)

The irony of having a fat lump dictating how a country's health system should be run my good, that and he is an idiot. One example of this man's intelligence: He deemed people who have cancer but it isn't terminal (yet) as 'not serious enough' to warrant a medical card. I'm sorry, what?!? So all the people who are dying will get all their treatment paid for and all the ones who are fighting and good live a long life if they beat their struggle have to fork out for some of their own treatment. I can't even...

 

Our health minister before him was worse believe it or not

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi.....ropped.jpg

She now gets €130,000 pension A YEAR, for thoroughly f**king up a country. 

Yay for Ireland 

 

Anyhoo stay-on-topic

I've seen a couple of clips of the 50th anniversary show, it looks good but I won't watch it all unless UK channels broadcast it. I also got my order in for the Ed Sullivan shows (yay) I got the old 2003 disc because it was £1.20 compared to getting it for £6.30- yay savings 

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So I watched it yesterday, as it was being broadcasted on Dutch television. Good thing my mom noticed it in the tv guide. My grandma saw it too, she even phoned to tell me. Aaaw. Anywaaay..

The show.

I thought it was nice how they incorporated all those little performance bits of them at the Ed Sullivan show, and the little biographies were cool too. 

I HATED Katy Perry's version of Yesterday. I now understand what everyone meant with ''breathy''. It was super awful. Usually she kind of makes up for her lack of singing talent with her amazing looks and sense of humour, but this time she couldn't. That fringe was horrible, not to mention that curtain-thing she was wearing. Could easily have been taken from my grandma's house. Not a good thing.

I didn't really like WMGGW either. I just didn't like the guitar bits nor the vocals at parts. I prefer Clapton on guitar at this song. I wonder if he was asked to participate? Oh and Joe Walsh, you better keep your mouth closed instead of producing that weird murmling sound that's supposed to be singing.

Also, I was really looking forward to hear Something. I was expecting Dhani on lead vocals, but he did backing vocals instead, which is a shame. I would've liked to hear him sing. Jeff Lynne did a good job though. Oh, I HATED Joe Walsh's guitar solo.

Pharrell looked weird. Stoned or bored, I don't know. Did a good job though.

Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys+John Legend did very well too. Oh and John Mayer and Keith Urban. Liked the guitar bit at the end. Not a lot to mention here.

Then Ed Sheeran. His voice suits that song perfectly and I liked it very much.

My favourites were Dave Grohl's Hey Bulldog and Imagine Dragons' Revolution. Awesome versions of awesome songs. And Grohl's daughter, so cute!

Then the masters themselves. I think Paul did a good job, especially on Get Back and Hey Jude. For a moment he sounded like himself again. Unfortunately I have to agree to a certain extent with Billy Rhythm. While he sounded good on those songs, he didn't sound like himself on the other songs. I've noticed this before. Sometimes he sounds good, and sometimes he makes me think he should quit. However, if he would come here, and tickets were affordable, I'd definitely go.

Ringo was fabulous as always. You don't expect him to sound like Mariah Carey, and he didn't. But he did sound good. And sweet Jesus, where does he get all that energy from? How often is it that you see an almost 74 year old man who's that energetic? Still dancing and walking around on stage, making jokes and all. Good job, he was great! I was watching this with my parents and brother, and my brother was so surprised to see how the audience joined in on Yellow Submarine by singing and waving their arms.

Such a shame the audience was muted. It'd have been so spectacular to hear the whole crowd singing along to Hey Jude.

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