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Could Joe Meek Have Produced the Beatles in 1969?
11 July 2011
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ClassicTVMan1981X
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If Joe Meek had not killed himself and his landlady on February 3, 1967, do you believe he could've produced the Beatles' 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions? 

Why do I mention Meek? He's the U.K.'s answer to Phil Spector, the man who actually helped produce the Get Back recordings at the insistance of all Beatles except Paul McCartney.

On the same year Meek died, the Beatles recorded and released "Baby, You're a Rich Man" which features John Lennon on the Clavioline keyboard, something Meek had featured on the Tornadoes' 1962 hit "Telstar." Perhaps "Baby" could have made Meek jealous, had he lived to hear it. However, the Clavioline fell out of popularity by 1970, when there were all these synthesizers (from Moog and A.R.P. and other companies) that could do roughly the same sounds.

~Ben

11 July 2011
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ClassicTVMan1981X said:

If Joe Meek had not killed himself and his landlady on February 3, 1967, do you believe he could've produced the Beatles' 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions? 

Never. They would never have ditched George Martin. Sorry.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
12 July 2011
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ClassicTVMan1981X said:

"If Joe Meek had not killed himself and his landlady on February 3, 1967, do you believe he could've produced the Beatles' 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions? "

 

Could he have produced it? Most definitely

However, would he have produced it? No: he thought they were awful! He turned them down when they were offered to him as a recording group.

12 July 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

ClassicTVMan1981X said:

If Joe Meek had not killed himself and his landlady on February 3, 1967, do you believe he could've produced the Beatles' 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions? 

Never. They would never have ditched George Martin. Sorry.

(Actually they did ditch George Martin !)

 

Interesting point and indeed ..why not! 

 

Meek was very much an innovator and at the forefront of recording technology .. he may well have done a better job than "Magic Alex"! Not sure if he had any connections with EMI though, and he was said to be paranoid about Decca copying his ideas. He also famously passed off the (early) Beatles as "just another bunch of noise, copying other people's music"

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12 July 2011
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Sitting on a cornflake said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

ClassicTVMan1981X said:

If Joe Meek had not killed himself and his landlady on February 3, 1967, do you believe he could've produced the Beatles' 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions? 

Never. They would never have ditched George Martin. Sorry.

(Actually they did ditch George Martin !)

Well, since George Martin was ditched, it could happen….

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12 July 2011
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Sitting on a cornflake said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

ClassicTVMan1981X said:

If Joe Meek had not killed himself and his landlady on February 3, 1967, do you believe he could've produced the Beatles' 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions? 

Never. They would never have ditched George Martin. Sorry.

(Actually they did ditch George Martin !)

 When? George Martin was still overseeing all sessions at both Twickenham and Apple studios.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
12 July 2011
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mr. S is right. Sir George was not ditched by the Beatles – just John. George produced the sessions, but Phil was given the tapes by John to re-produce.

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12 July 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Thanks for the backup. Why do I have a parody in my head now? Ah well, here goes: (Paul's Picasso's Last Words)

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That Mr. S was right

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Offending no one

he took a shot at M3 next

to which she said this

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12 July 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Offending no one

he took a shot at M3 next

to which she said this

Drink To Zig, Drink To his posts

You know I'm laughing right now

Hey! 

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13 July 2011
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Oh, M3, I mock myself enough, don't I?

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LOL! That was funny.

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Zig said:

mr. S is right. Sir George was not ditched by the Beatles – just John. George produced the sessions, but Phil was given the tapes by John to re-produce.

Sorry, I was a bit imprecise there. 'Scuse my ignorance. a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

13 July 2011
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Sitting on a cornflake said:

Sorry, I was a bit imprecise there. 'Scuse my ignorance. a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

Ignorance? Nope. No worries cornflake. It's not the first time one of us was "imprecise".

*raises hand*

BTW, mr. S - I love the parody. Just go easy on the "old" will ya?a-hard-days-night-george-10

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13 July 2011
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I meant old as in "longevity", not as your age. Although I guess it does work the other way as well…

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
13 July 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

I meant old as in "longevity", not as your age. Although I guess it does work the other way as well…

I know - hence the winking George.

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13 July 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8That's the problem with iPod's – smileys don't always show up.

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