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Ringo's invisible sonic force field
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13 September 2010
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Sept 13th 1967

The Beatles formed an electronics company called Fiftyshapes, Ltd. appointing John Alexis Mardas (Magic Alex) to be the company's director. Alex claimed he could build a 72-track tape machine, instead of the 4-track at Abbey Road (this never materialised).

One of his more outrageous plans was to replace the acoustic baffles around Ringo Starr's drums with an invisible sonic force field. George Harrison later said that employing Mardas was "the biggest disaster of all time."

13 September 2010
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My understanding is The Beatles agreed to fund Fifty Shapes, a company set up by Magic Alex, but didn't own it or set it up. Later on, when Apple really began to expand, it became part of the company and was renamed Apple Electronics. I may be wrong though.

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Isn't he the one George says that he set up tons of small micros or speakers all around a studio, and then the Beatles said "What the hell?"

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mithveaen said:

Isn't he the one George says that he set up tons of small micros or speakers all around a studio, and then the Beatles said "What the hell?"


I would say that too.
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