Beatles news | Page 77 | Yesterday... and today | Fab forum

Please consider registering
Guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Wildcard usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Beatles news
29 April 2014
2.45am
trcanberra
Canberra, ACT
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1644
Member Since:
29 August 2013
Offline
1521

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
According to Wikipedia, The Beach Boys are currently Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks.

Never heard of the last two.

EDIT: Johnston was apparently with them from '65-72 so he's on Pet Sounds. Didn't know that. Marks was with them '62-'63, and rejoined them in the '90s.

Hard to keep up with the lineup (and no, I won't mention the fact we still consider them the Beach Boys across various lineups when some bands, not naming names or anything, apparently are no longer the band when one member has unfortunately passed away).

Anyhoo – was a big fan back in the day so was all aboard with Bruce, though David was news to me – so thanks for the update.

And yes parlance, I also thought they were now basically kaput – would be nice to see the lineup here do a show.

The following people thank trcanberra for this post:

parlance
29 April 2014
4.30pm
Linde
The Netherlands
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1946
Member Since:
21 November 2012
Offline
1522

If you think their lineup changed a lot, I was looking up something about the La's the other day and naturally landed on Wikipedia. Apparently there are just 2 members left and they had about 20 past members. 

When your lineup changes that much, your band is just a joke really.

29 April 2014
5.15pm
meanmistermustard
Moderator



Forum Posts: 9302
Member Since:
1 May 2011
Online
1523

Arent there about 56 differing line-ups of the Drifters, most out on tour at the same time under the same name but in different locations?

A more recent one would be the Sugababes who at the time of their last album had no surviving members of the original line-up. And to make it even more ridiculous the original members have since gotten back together and go about under a different name.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
29 April 2014
10.36pm
Linde
The Netherlands
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1946
Member Since:
21 November 2012
Offline
1524

Yah I felt bad for Heidi, the blonde one. What happened to her? She was totally my fav.

29 April 2014
10.50pm
trcanberra
Canberra, ACT
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1644
Member Since:
29 August 2013
Offline
1525

It is interesting how many permutations some of these 'bands' have/had.

Bringing it back to the Beatles; I would have been OK with Klaus and Billy replacing Paul – I don't know if it was ever actually a possibility given John's desire to go it alone – but it was a nice 5-minute daydream; I was just listening to the Ringo album a few days ago and the first track reminded me of the gossip back then as it had that lineup.

30 April 2014
12.31am
meanmistermustard
Moderator



Forum Posts: 9302
Member Since:
1 May 2011
Online
1526

Linde said
Yah I felt bad for Heidi, the blonde one. What happened to her? She was totally my fav.

I think they (the Sugababes) are still officially together as a band but their last single tanked (so badly it suddenly became a free download, well thats how it was reported in the papers), and i think so did the album, so nothing has been released since. I think the fans got fed up with the every changing line-ups. Whats even more surreal in their story is that the original line-up sued the replacement members in a bid to win back the name 'Sugababes' and lost hence the alternate name they now go under - Mutya Keisha Siobhan.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
30 April 2014
12.44am
IveJustSeenAFaceo
Somewhere other than where you are.
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2588
Member Since:
1 November 2013
Offline
1527

trcanberra said
It is interesting how many permutations some of these 'bands' have/had.

Bringing it back to the Beatles; I would have been OK with Klaus and Billy replacing Paul – I don't know if it was ever actually a possibility given John's desire to go it alone – but it was a nice 5-minute daydream; I was just listening to the Ringo album a few days ago and the first track reminded me of the gossip back then as it had that lineup.

Can't agree. Beatles' strength is that they are John Paul George and Ringo. 

The following people thank IveJustSeenAFaceo for this post:

Annadog40, parlance, Ahhh Girl
(This signature brought to you by Winter. Coming for an abnormally long amount of time.)
30 April 2014
3.12am
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 4942
Member Since:
8 November 2012
Offline
1528

As Ahhh Girl mentioned here, Paul released a brand new lyric video for Band on the Run.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

30 April 2014
10.18pm
IveJustSeenAFaceo
Somewhere other than where you are.
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2588
Member Since:
1 November 2013
Offline
1529

Here's Rolling Stone's review of Sean's new Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger album, Midnight Sun.

(This signature brought to you by Winter. Coming for an abnormally long amount of time.)
30 April 2014
10.33pm
trcanberra
Canberra, ACT
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1644
Member Since:
29 August 2013
Offline
1530

IveJustSeenAFaceo said

trcanberra said
It is interesting how many permutations some of these 'bands' have/had.

Bringing it back to the Beatles; I would have been OK with Klaus and Billy replacing Paul – I don't know if it was ever actually a possibility given John's desire to go it alone – but it was a nice 5-minute daydream; I was just listening to the Ringo album a few days ago and the first track reminded me of the gossip back then as it had that lineup.

Can't agree. Beatles' strength is that they are John Paul George and Ringo. 

I was looking at it from the point of view of Paul already having left; for mine it would have been interesting to hear that line-up in amongst the various solo offerings – but I can see how many would have deemed that sacrilege and most likely John would have had nothing to do with it.  Then again the hagiography wasn't quite as strong back then, but the 'dream was over'.

The following people thank trcanberra for this post:

IveJustSeenAFaceo
30 April 2014
11.51pm
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 4942
Member Since:
8 November 2012
Offline
1531

* Examiner review of a new book about Mimi, The Guitar's All Right As A Hobby, John by Kathy Burns. [x-posted to the new books thread]

* At BeatlesNews: New video clip presents entire Brian Epstein Hall of Fame Induction

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

1 May 2014
3.04am
Ron Nasty
"Where have you been?" "I'm not telling you..."
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2968
Member Since:
17 December 2012
Offline
1532

Not strictly Beatles news, just an example of how far their voices reached, and how people still reach for their words…

Sometimes it is easy to forget just how worldwide The Beatles, as a group and as individuals, impact really was – as it can often be read as an impact on the developed world. Sometimes though, you find yourself reminded how what they did touched every part of this little planet, and still helps some of the poorest protest.

A couple of weeks ago over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria were kidnapped by a fundamentalist group opposed to the education of women. Yesterday there was a march on the Nigerian parliament protesting the lack of progress in returning those children to their parents. Some words were changed to fit the circumstance, but they turned to John Lennon for something to sing as they marched…

The following people thank Ron Nasty for this post:

parlance
"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty
1 May 2014
10.51am
Linde
The Netherlands
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1946
Member Since:
21 November 2012
Offline
1533

Not reaaaaally Beatles news, but Peter Blake, the artist best known for the sleeve design for The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, has done something similar for a mural for the Royal Albert Hall. I think it's very cool. 
Read more at http://www.nme.com/blogs/the-b…..OMkudSU.99

So, let's see who we can spot! 

1 May 2014
8.49pm
meanmistermustard
Moderator



Forum Posts: 9302
Member Since:
1 May 2011
Online
1534

Dame Edna, Bryan Adams, Des O'Connor, Ronnie Corbet, Princess Diana, Beatles, Eddie Izzard, Muhammad Ali (aka Cassius Clay), Jools Holland, Bill Bailey to name 10.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
2 May 2014
1.14am
WETSRoosa
Mountains of East Tennessee
Rishikesh
Forum Posts: 982
Member Since:
6 August 2013
Online
1535

meanmistermustard said
Dame Edna, Bryan Adams, Des O'Connor, Ronnie Corbet, Princess Diana, Beatles, Eddie Izzard, Muhammad Ali (aka Cassius Clay), Jools Holland, Bill Bailey to name 10.

I found the Spice Girls, Marvin Gaye, Elvis Costello, Tim Henman, Seal…

"Daddy, just remember... Mommy's smarter than you. She said so."- My 4 year old
2 May 2014
1.51am
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 4942
Member Since:
8 November 2012
Offline
1536

Paul donated a Linda photo to an auction sponsored by the the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Foundation.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

2 May 2014
3.42am
Ron Nasty
"Where have you been?" "I'm not telling you..."
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2968
Member Since:
17 December 2012
Offline
1537

Details of the 21 July UK Blu-ray release of A Hard Day's Night have been confirmed by Second Sight.

The Liverpool Echo reports that the blue coat John is seen wearing on the back cover of Life with the Lions has been auctioned online for $31,250.

On the new book front, Anthony Robustelli - for sheer scale – may be attempting a Lewisohn on musical analysis:

While Beatles books continue to flood the market, few focus on specific musical details. Who played what instrument? How did producer George Martin contribute to the group’s sound? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, why do the Beatles’ recordings stand the test of time and still sound distinctive? Musician Anthony Robustelli has undertaken such a project with I Want To Tell You: The Definitive Guide to the Music of the Beatles Volume 1: 1962/1963, a multi-volume series thoroughly analyzing every officially released Beatles song.

If Volume 1 only handles 1962-3…!!!!! A review can be found here - and it looks good.

Not sure if any of these have featured but, hey-ho!

Will x-post Robustelli to New Books.

(A quick thought on the Peter Blake that I will look at properly later, reminds me more of the cover of 1973's Ringo than Sgt. Pepper.)

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty
2 May 2014
2.17pm
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 4942
Member Since:
8 November 2012
Offline
1538

Promo video for Ringo's tour:

[x-posted to the Ringo tour thread]

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

2 May 2014
3.26pm
meanmistermustard
Moderator



Forum Posts: 9302
Member Since:
1 May 2011
Online
1539

Examiner reports that previously unseen photos taken by Roger Fritz in Austria during fimling scenes for Help! have just been displayed for the first time in San Francisco. Here's the direct link to a slideshow of 11 photo's that have been made available.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
3 May 2014
3.24pm
Ron Nasty
"Where have you been?" "I'm not telling you..."
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2968
Member Since:
17 December 2012
Offline
1540

Tickets for Paul's gig at Candlestick Park go on sale Monday. The article suggests it will be the final date of the "Out There" tour.

Twelve unseen photographs of John taken by John Stewart Farmer/Farrier (? – the article gives both as surname) are to go on display at The Proud Gallery on the King's Road in Chelsea, London. The article describes them as being from "before he hit the big time in The Beatles", but – from the image included – they appear to be 1965-ish, by which time The Beatles had had a little success.

Universal Music Group, owners of Abbey Road, are proposing a major expansion and upgrade of the studio. The article says:

If it secures approvals, Universal will add two new state-of-the-art studios aimed at new rock, pop and urban artists, as well as a "retro" studio, complete with vintage gear for old-school projects.

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty
Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: Zig, meanmistermustard, WETSRoosa, Ahhh Girl, Annadog40, Bongo, Bulldog, JStarStar
63 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
4 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 9302

mr. Sun king coming together: 6916

parlance: 4942

mithveaen: 4651

Ahhh Girl: 4593

Zig: 3765

Annadog40: 3669

Mr. Kite: 3324

Ron Nasty: 2968

fabfouremily: 2927

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 2528

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 34

Topics: 3171

Posts: 130019

Newest Members: JStarStar, StrawberryWalrus, Ringorules2002, surfjabroni, SaxonMothersSon

Moderators: Ahhh Girl (4593), meanmistermustard (9302), Zig (3765), Joe (3418)

Administrators: Joe (3418), Ellie (1)

Members Birthdays
Today: Filipe
Upcoming: Regular John