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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
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Let It Bleed said

@Von Bontee has very nearly caught up to @vonbontee in posts.

I try not to neglect either account for more than a few days!

(If I’d stuck to one or the other, I’d’ve been on the Apple Rooftop years ago…)

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If a big fly with ugly, bulging eyes lands on your happiness,  what do flick it off with?

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If there’s a fight,
I’d like to fix it,
I hate to see things go so wrong.
The darkest night,
And all it’s mixed emotions,
Are getting lighter so sing along.
Put it there.

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If a big fly with ugly, bulging eyes lands on your happiness,  what do flick it off with?

  

Yoko has the answer

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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I see that the italics button is working, but is the bold button working? It doesn’t seem to be working in the current Baker’s Dozen round.

EDIT: it worked here. I don’t know why it is wonky in the other thread. Just a hiccup I suppose.

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im hungry

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
im hungry

  

We have a thread to give you ideas of how to take care of that hunger. https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..right-now/ paul-mccartney-thumb_gifa-hard-days-night-george-9

Glad you popped back in to see us, @IveJustSeenAFaceo. What’s going on in your life?

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FACEO! It’s been years!

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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@vonbontee I was wondering if Proctor ever messaged you with his CCR question? An early incarnation of the band (then called the Golliwogs) played at a school dance. I mostly remember them because it was the first band I ever heard jam. I think it was on an early version of You Put A Spell On Me. They probably improvised for 60 seconds but it made quite an impression. They hadn’t picked up on the bayou sound yet and sounded more like Them or the Animals. If I ever dig my yearbook out of storage, I think they published some pictures from the dance. If I recall their look was much more conservative way back then.

  

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I was frequently streaming “Fight Fire 1964-67”, the complete Golliwogs singles, and was impressed with the diversity – they sound like Them one minute, then Brian Wilson/Beach Boys , then rockabilly, then early psychedelia. (One track clearly borrows from “Please Please Me “; Fogerty apparently heard the Beatles the few times they were played on American radio in 1963 and was really impressed, even as he misheard the Bay Area DJ identify them as “The Shields”; before catching them for real on Ed Sullivan) Very cool album, which ends with the Golliwogs final single “Porterville”, which was rereleased under the CCR name as 1967 turned to 68, and is the same one that appeared on their debut. I finished Fogerty’s bio, and yeah they looked more clean-cut earlier, as the book’s photos show.

  

@vonbontee – this doc looks awesome! Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall. beatlemaniacs_02_gif

Documentary In The Works On “America’s Greatest Rock Band” Creedence Clearwater Revival, With Jeff Bridges Narrating

 
 
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EXCLUSIVE: Production is underway on a concert documentary about legendary rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, built around one-of-a-kind performance footage of CCR that sat in a London vault for five decades.

Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges will narrate Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall, a production of Craft RecordingsConcord Originals and Marathan FilmsBob Smeaton, the filmmaker behind Grammy-winning documentaries on The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, is directing the Creedence doc.

 

“As a kid growing up in the UK during the late ’60s, early ’70s, Creedence were a band that I was only really aware of through their hit singles,” Smeaton said in a statement. “Therefore, making this film was an education for me, I was able to see and hear why they are worthy of their status as one of the greatest bands of all time. I knew they were good, I never knew they were that good.”

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The band, at one point known as The Golliwogs, emerged in the late 1960s, with multi-instrumentalist John Fogerty the primary vocalist and songwriter. Their extraordinary catalog of hits includes “Proud Mary,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain ,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Down on the Corner,” “Fortunate Son,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Up Around the Bend,” and “Travelin’ Band.”

The documentary “takes the viewer on a journey from the band’s humble, yet formative years in El Cerrito, CA, to their meteoric rise in 1969, from headlining Woodstock to selling out the Oakland Coliseum before traveling through Europe and taking the stage at the Royal Albert Hall, the most prestigious music venue in the U.K.,” according to a release about the film. “Years of research, discovery and restoration have gone into the project including finding the original [Royal Albert Hall] concert footage in a London vault, which has been fully restored after 50 years of storage.”

In addition, the film will include “previously unreleased 16mm footage of the legendary performance, fly-on-the-wall band interactions and interviews unearthed from the Fantasy Records vault, plus what is believed to be the earliest known footage of Creedence performing.”

Fans of The Big Lebowski will recall The Dude, played by Bridges, is a CCR fan; in the Coen Brothers film, The Dude’s vintage vehicle is stolen, containing a tape deck and Creedence tapes. Bridges is both an actor and musician and a Creedence fan himself.

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“What a band! Love listenin’ to ‘em, love playin’ Fogerty’s tunes,” Bridges said. “They’re certainly favorites of mine. Creedence, yeah, man.”

Producers of the documentary are Sig Sigworth (R.E.M. by MTV), Jonathan Clyde (The Beatles: Get Back ), Martin R. Smith (The Beatles: Sgt Pepper ’s Musical Revolution ) and John Beug (Running Down a Dream Tom Petty). Concord’s Scott Pascucci (The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years), Bob Valentine and Concord Original’s Sophia Dilley (Billie) executive produce. Wesley Adams, Charles Hopkins and Taylor Umphenour serve as co-producers.

“Unveiling the power of Creedence at a high point in their career with this long-lost footage is extraordinary in its own right,” Sigworth noted. “To have Jeff Bridges narrate us through that discovery is when pop culture collides into something bigger.”

No projected release date for the film has been announced. Distribution rights are being handled by CAA Media Finance.

The team spearheading the project hail CCR’s hits as “not just as rock staples, but as timeless standards. With so many memorable compositions that continue to grace the radio waves, television and film screens, and lyrics that still resonate today, Creedence Clearwater Revival is, truly, America’s Greatest Rock Band.”

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I watched a Netflix documentary on Jimmy Savile, which mentioned he met the Beatles. Which made me appreciate how the Beatles remain a cherished nostalgic memory in comparison to a demonic predator like Saville. 

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Sadly they did more than meet Savile, he was a promoter of early gigs outside Liverpool and was associated after he joined the BBC…

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Unfortunately he wasn’t the only sex offender it turned out they worked with, as Max Clifford was an early publicist and Rolf Harris compared live and radio shows with them (including recording a version of Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport with them that will probably never be released officially).

Scum, each and every one, but in a career as big as The Beatles, hard to avoid scum, perverts, paedophiles, rapists, murderers, being among those they crossed paths with, and worked with.

Good to see these people viewed for what they are/were, just a shame their association stains the Beatles career a little.

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Like millions of people at the time, the Beatles would have had no idea what Saville and other vile repulsive sex-offenders would have been doing. 

It’s not a story as long as Apple don’t ever use footage or material such as the BBC recording with Harris – which they are thankfully reported to have dumped from ‘Live At The BBC Vol 2′ for that reason.

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I did the last one, but here’s a suggestion: Things in Beatle/solo lyrics that might make you want to see a doctor;i.e. Twist And Shout

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I need to think of this while I’m out mowing an acre of grass this evening. “Where footprints never go, he likes it in the snow.” Maybe that imagery will help me stay cooler.

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I WAS TALKIN TO AN ESKIMO 

HE WAS HOPIN FOR A FALL OF SNOW

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Just in the nick of time, I looked at his hand…

 

…wait…

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I saw the new Elvis movie today. Not completely historically accurate but it’s a pretty good movie. I’d give it 8/10. If you’re a fan of rock and roll I’d recommend it for obvious reasons.

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Timothy said
I saw the new Elvis movie today. Not completely historically accurate but it’s a pretty good movie. I’d give it 8/10. If you’re a fan of rock and roll I’d recommend it for obvious reasons.

  

Yeah, I saw it yesterday. Good film but skims over Elvis’s rubbish period (the Beatles appear for literally a second) and all the blame for anything ever bad is put on Colonel Parker. I did feel horrible for how Elvis ended up tho; an empty unhappy desperately lonely pill-popping overweight singing (at times very badly, not that it mattered) blob. 

It also hammered home just how fortunate the Beatles were for there being the four of them going thru it together instead of on their own. I know they talked about such things but still. 

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