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Beatles Songs With Keyboard Instrument
5 August 2012
Vienna, Austria
Hollywood Bowl
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12 April 2012

I did a list of all beatles songs which feature keyboard instruments and then I decided to post this on the forum

Please Please Me: 2 (Misery, Baby It's You)

With The Beatles: 5 (Little Child, You Really Got A Hold On Me,  I Wanna Be Your Man, Not A Second Time, Money)

A Hard Days Night: 3 (A Hard Days Night, Anytime At All, Things We Said Today)

Beatles For Sale: 6 (No Reply, Rock And Roll Music, Mr. Moonlight, Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey, Every Little Thing,  What You're Doing)

Help!: 5 (The Night Before, You're Going To Lose That Girl, You Like Me Too Much, Tell Me What You See, Dizzy Miss Lizzy)

Rubber Soul: 7 (Drive My Car, You Won't See Me, Think For Yourself, The Word, I'm Looking Through You, In My Life, If I Needed Someone)

Revolver: 7  (She Said She Said, Good Day Sunshine, For No One, Doctor Robert, I Want To Tell You, Got To Get You Into My Life, Tomorrow Never Knows)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band:  10 (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, With a Little Help from My Friends, Lucy In The Sky With DiamondsGetting BetterFixing A Hole, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, When I'm Sixty-FourLovely RitaSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise), A Day In The Life)

Magical Mystery Tour: 11 (Magical Mystery TourThe Fool On The HillFlyingBlue Jay WayYour Mother Should KnowI Am The Walrus, Hello, Goodbye, Strawberry Fields ForeverPenny Lane, Baby, You're a Rich Man, All You Need Is Love)

The Beatles (White Album): 21 (Back In The USSR, Dear Prudence, Glass Onion, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Martha My Dear, I'm So Tired, Piggies, Rocky Raccon, Don't Pass Me By, Why Don't We Do It In The Road?
Birthday, Sexy Sadie, Long, Long, Long, Revolution 1, Honey Pie, Savoy Truffle, Cry Baby Cry, Revolution 9, Good Night)

Yellow Submarine: 4 (Only A Northern Song, Hey Bulldog, It's All Too Much, All You Need Is Love)

Abbey Road: 16 (Come Together, Something, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Oh! Darling, Octopus's Garden, I Want You (She's So Heavy), Because, Here Comes The Sun, You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King, Mean Mr. Mustard, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End)

Let It Be: 10 (Dig A Pony, Across The Universe, I Me Mine, Dig It, Let It Be, I've Got A Feeling, One After 909, The Long And Winding Road, For You Blue, Get Back)

I'll also do the Past Masters songs because then I've got all songs which were remastered 2009

Past Masters: 18 (Long Tall Sally, Slow Down, Matchbox, She's A Woman, Bad Boy, I'm Down, We Can Work It Out, Lady Madonna, The Inner Light, Hey Jude, Revolution, Get Back, Don't Let Me Down, The Ballad Of John And Yoko, Old Brown Shoe, Across The Universe, Let It Be, You Know My Name (Look Up The Number))

Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby
5 August 2012
Inside a Letterbox
Apple rooftop
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1 December 2009

Wow, that's a lot of work you've done! They really depended on them more & more over time, eh?

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
6 August 2012
Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
Apple rooftop
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Member Since:
10 August 2011

I wonder if you could further subdivide between songs where the piano/keyboard is a main sound ("Not A Second Time," "Lady Madonna," "Martha ...") vs just there to add substance - a little mayonnaise for the sandwich.

[not that you haven't done enough already!]

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
6 August 2012
Vienna, Austria
Hollywood Bowl
Forum Posts: 345
Member Since:
12 April 2012

It would be possible but I think in many cases some people would say it's a main part adn some would say it's not. For example the piano plays something like a riff in One After 909; is this a main part or not? In some cases it's quite obvious that it's a main part (the examples you named, let it be, A Day In The Life, get back) and in some cases it's quite obvious it isn't (She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (if there is one; I read it, but I'm not sure whether the sound, about which i think that it's a piano, is really a piano, Across The Universe) but in many cases it's unfortunately not

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