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3 October 2013
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John was a guest DJ on US radio show in 1974 around the time of Walls And Bridges and like all the DJ's at the time he read out the adverts and took phone calls from listeners. The above was the KHJ station back on the 27th September 1974 on Superstar Week. John was brilliant on it and the whole thing is worth listening to (the music itself has been removed), listen out for his comment on It's Only Love.

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10 November 2013
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Royal Mail. All You Need Is Love. I don't quite get the song selection and the message they are trying to make. It's a business trying to survive, they need more than love, i doubt they will send my letter free, or am i meant to love going with Royal Mail because they love parcels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....d3sfhA3wOM

 

 

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11 November 2013
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Hahha yeah I saw that advert and thought the same thing - they deliver my letters, what's this about love? Noticed they did it like the Across The Universe film, too, just vocals. Surprised me hearing that on the telly. I wasn't paying much attention so I wondered if I was hearing things.

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Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
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There's an unpleasantly soul-less version of Revolution advertising something or other on UK TV at the moment.  I can't say that the product has registered at all.

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Annadog40 said

Bad, Yoko, bad. It's just not right somehow.

4 December 2013
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vectisfabber said
There's an unpleasantly soul-less version of
Revolution advertising something or other on UK TV at the moment.  I can't say that the product has registered at all.

A month or so there was a commercial going around for a car out there that had a terrible cover of Revolution as the song, maybe that was it. I have no idea what type of car it was as the awful Revolution was the focal point of attention.

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Harley Davidson has a commercial with a Come Together cover. Very lame. Paul made a push in the late 80's early 90's to try and get Sony ATV and Jackson to stop using there songs in commercials. Jacksons excuse was it was exposing kids to the music. Which is a joke. Totally pisses on The Beatles artistic vision and significants. I also remember a few years back there was a a mattress Commercial in the US that used an In My Life cover. Seems they use more of Johns songs. The laptop thing is extremely creepy and sounds so strange. 

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@meanmistermustard  Thanks for that posting. I keep a little collection of "Abbey Road" advertisements. If anyone else has any please post!

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I'd rather they used cover versions of Beatles songs instead of the originals. Queen's Crazy Little Thing Called Love is currently being used in a Tesco advert for Mother's Day, horrific seeing that song being cheapened for a few lousy quid. Queen songs have a history tho of being used to sell any product no matter what but considering how Brian and Roger are cheapening the bands name by Queen+ its not a surprise. 

I get pissed off by Apple's incompetency and iron grip on the Beatles name and catalogue but thank God we aren't having to hear John sing Please Please Me in a cat litter advert. Just remembered Instant Karma in a car advert.yoko-ono_01blue-meanie

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Thanks to the poster at Bootlegzone for the heads-up here are a couple of very cool Ringo adverts (not cheap and tacky where he flogs crap)

(Parlance may have previously posted the latter, or the former - or both!!)

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
I think it's great that the Beatles' music is still considered relevant enough to use in commercials.

Me too, unless it's not done tastefully!

I didn't mind when Michael Jackson was pushing "Revolution" for Nike shoes, or whatever it was!

But for me, I'd rather hear the Beatles version over someone else doing it! a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/rickdelsie/The%20Beatles/parlunread_zps28270d9d.gif BEATLES Music gives me Eargasms!  apple01

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Help me with a reality check here folks. Is my Beatlemania in hyperdrive? Or do you all hear what I'm thinking about too?

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