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The Beatles make a reference to The Moody Blues?
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26 May 2012
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 This has probably been posted before, but I don't feel like looking through millions of pages of posts.

 Anyways, in November 1967, The Moody Blues come out with Days of Future Passed. A song on this album is titled "Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)". A few months later, The Beatles record their next single, "Lady Madonna".

 

 Now maybe it's just me, but does anyone else think that "Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)" and "Tuesday afternoon is never ending." have such a similar message?

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26 May 2012
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It wouldnt surprise me if Paul knew the song and was mindful of it when writing Lady Madonna. The Beatles had been friendly with the Moody Blues for years, Paul obviously knew their material as he invited Denny Laine to join Wings (tho he left The Moody Blues in '66) and Paul was always looking for and receiving inspiration from other bands and songs.

 

Beatles & Moody Blues.

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Von Bontee said
Well, that and the concept of a Tuesday afternoon lasting "forever". And like I said, the Moodys only articulated that concept in the song's title, not the lyric. I'd say it's probably a coincidence.

I wonder why The Walrus suggests that George in particular would know the song and recommend it to Paul?

It was something I read in (I think) Revolution In The Head, that George was the band's "scout" and listened to the most music, particularly from America. Given how acclaimed the album is now (and, as far as I can tell, then), it seems astonishing that the Beatles wouldn't have listened to it.

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It could've gone the other way, too - imagine Justin Hayward and the boys listening to "Good Morning Good Morning" and thinking "hey, we can do an album that's, like, an ENTIRE DAY!"

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Von Bontee said
It could've gone the other way, too - imagine Justin Hayward and the boys listening to "
Good Morning Good Morning" and thinking "hey, we can do an album that's, like, an ENTIRE DAY!"

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