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Meta thread: The Beatles Bible mentioned in other places
3 July 2014
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@Ahhh Girl suggested we collate links to articles that mention this website. It'd be useful to have them in one place.

It's probably not worth including Wikipedia articles or posts in other forums (eg Steve Hoffman, Reddit). I'm thinking about the big media publications (NYT, Huffington Post etc).

I'll start with this, which popped up in my Twitter feed. A Vanity Fair interview with Giles Martin which links to my A Hard Day's Night opening chord feature.

An enduring Hard Day’s Night mystery is the opening chord of the title song. Can you teach us how to play it?

Well, you need a number of instruments. It’s actually a 12-string electric guitar, an electric guitar, and piano, and bass. People think it’s just, you know, George banging a guitar or John banging a guitar. But the dynamics and the resonances are quite, quite complicated. So, not in the time we have for this Q&A!

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Joe said
@Ahhh Girl suggested we collate links to articles that mention this website. It'd be useful to have them in one place.

It's probably not worth including Wikipedia articles or posts in other forums (eg Steve Hoffman, Reddit). I'm thinking about the big media publications (NYT, Huffington Post etc).

I'll start with this, which popped up in my Twitter feed. A Vanity Fair interview with Giles Martin which links to my A Hard Day's Night opening chord feature.

An enduring Hard Day’s Night mystery is the opening chord of the title song. Can you teach us how to play it?

Well, you need a number of instruments. It’s actually a 12-string electric guitar, an electric guitar, and piano, and bass. People think it’s just, you know, George banging a guitar or John banging a guitar. But the dynamics and the resonances are quite, quite complicated. So, not in the time we have for this Q&A!

You're down with the people at Vanity Fair. If they ever interview Kerry Washington, send Kerry my phone number. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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3 July 2014
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Very cool, Joe.

Side note: the more I read/hear from Giles, the more I like him. He has his dad's sense of humor.george-martin

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I'm already going to derail this thread, but I just have to put this stuff here. I did a Google image search for beatlesbible.

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Not quite as popular as Jesus. When you click on the picture at this page, it links to the BB.

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From this site

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Google translate's translation

With The Beatles Bible is there for fans of the Fab Four a comprehensive wiki on the net. The free web service offers to be a versatile source of information on the life and musical legacy of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

The Home of The Beatles Bible is filled with song quotes and sayings of the Beatles band members. In addition, there is a timeline with Beatles stories that celebrate an anniversary on the current day. More Categories illuminate in alternating series key figures of the Beatles environment and current contributions from the fan forum.

In addition, The Beatles Bible contains the lyrics or lyrics published all Beatles songs and discography of the Fab Four, including photos of the original single cover. Other extras like photo gallery, details about albums and songs as well as a fan forum, complete the free Web service.

The Beatles Bible is a great compendium of all sorts of interesting information about the life and music of the Fab Four. For Beatles fans, the Wiki should be something like a kind of religious focal point in the network actually.

Amen!

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As an aside:

From this site. Actually, the image isn't on the page itself. I got the image from the Google images results page.

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From Huffington Post: 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Beatles, Even If You're A Superfan

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....48410.html

The Beatles Bible gets linked to from the article intro (Revolver ), and from points 4 (Greek island), 7 (Hamburg), 10 (John meets Paul) and 11 (Vatican).

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From the Washington Post blog:

On Aug. 8, 1969, freelance photographer Iain MacMillan stood on a stepladder in the middle of the road near EMI Studios in London and snapped six photos of the Beatles walking through a zebra crossing.

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16 August 2014
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The Beatles Bible is mentioned many times in the reference section in Joshua Shenk's book Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

Scroll through the notes section in Google books.

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Here are the links to the two pages mentioned on this notes page.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....-new-york/

http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....les-split/

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Buzzfeed: 66 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Beatles

6. During their lengthy stints of playing to drunk sailors and prostitutes day and night in Hamburg between 1960 and 1962, The Beatles (unknowingly) once ate horse for their Christmas dinner.

9. During a 56-night residency in 1960 at Hamburg’s Kaiserkeller, the band played four sets every day – 7.30–9pm, 9.30–11pm, 11.30pm–1am, and 1.30–2am – seven days a week.

22. The Beatles re-recorded “She Loves You ” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand ” for the German market as “Sie Liebt Dich” and “Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand ” in Paris in January 1964.

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Graeme Thomson biography 'George Harrison : Behind The Locked Door' on page 186 cites The Beatles Bible as the source for the following quote regarding 'My Sweet Sweet':

I remember Eric [Clapton] and Delaney & Bonnie were doing interviews with somebody in either Copenhagen or Gothenburg, somewhere in Sweden and I was so thrilled with Oh Happy Day by The Edwin Hawkins Singers. It really just knocked me out, the idea of that song and I just felt a great feeling of the Lord. So I thought, 'I'll write another Oh Happy Day,' which became My Sweet Lord .

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OK, good idea. Let's broaden this out to books and other publications.

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29 August 2014
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Deep Beatles: “You Can’t Do That” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

The two places in the article where the BB is mentioned:

After penning the track, Lennon and the band assembled on February 25, 1964 at EMI/Abbey Road Studios to record it, along with “And I Love Her ” and “I Should Have Known Better .” Only “You Can’t Do That” was completed during this session, with the Beatles laying down nine takes of the song. (Only four takes were complete.) As the Beatles Bible notes, the song marks the first time Harrison used his soon-to-be-trademark Rickenbacker 12-string guitar. As previously mentioned, “You Can’t Do That” also features Lennon’s lead guitar debut on a Beatles single.

Despite these setbacks, “You Can’t Do That” received acclaim via the Beatles’ 1964 concerts and BBC radio appearances. According to the Beatles Bible, the omitted Hard Day’s Night footage was aired on the Ed Sullivan Show on May 24, 1964 to promote the film. In 1995, take six of the song appeared on the Anthology 1 collection, a version notable for including Lennon’s original guide vocal.

Here's Joe's page on the song.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/so.....t-do-that/

2 September 2014
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Remembering how the Beatles hit T.O. 50 years ago

From the Toronto Sun 1 Sept 2014

The article is about the two concerts the Beatles played in Toronto on 7 Sept 1964.

The concerts sold 35,522 tickets (they played again at 10 p.m.) at an average price around $5. The group netted about $93,000 for their efforts, according to the Beatles Bible website.

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This article at Business Lessons from Rock begins with a discovery at the history pages of the site.

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From the Cleveland Scene

"Watch the Beatles' Press Conference in Cleveland from 50 Years Ago Today"

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The author quoted part of the page. The full entry is here.

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The BBC (that feels quite grand) have used Joe's site as a reference for the below in reporting the creation of an Eleanor Rigby statue made out of £1m used bank notes.

Eleanor Rigby

  • The song was formed part of The Beatles' 1966 album, Revolver , and was released as a double A-side single on the same day as the LP, alongside Yellow Submarine
  • Paul McCartney said he got the name by combining Eleanor Bron, who played the female lead in Help !, and Rigby & Evens Ltd, whose sign he saw while visiting Bristol
  • A gravestone bearing the name Eleanor Rigby lies in Woolton Cemetery near the church where McCartney was first introduced to John Lennon in 1957

Source: The Beatles Bible

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From The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four

Greenwood Press (2014)

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From Ultimate Classic Rock http://ultimateclassicrock.com.....-get-back/

On Jan. 2, 1969, they convened at London’s Twickenham Film Studios to start rehearsing. The Beatles Bible states that they spent much of the day working on ‘Don’t Let Me Down,’ ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’ and ’Two of Us,’ but they also found themselves jamming on some of their favorites by Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Bob Dylan.

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Wogblog entry based on a post made on the Beatles Bible back in 2009.

The unknown Beatles concert?

 

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parlance posted a link to a Huffington Post article the other day. I see that the Beatles Bible got a mention.

5 Easter Eggs You Didn't Know The Beatles Hid In Their Work

4. George Harrison and Paul McCartney harmonizing "tit tit tit tit" in the background of "Girl" was a dirty joke.
You'd think it'd be obvious that a "tit tit tit tit" harmonizing on a song called "Girl" was a dirty joke, but this usually goes unnoticed. The Beatles Bible points out that Paul McCartney is quoted in the book, Paul McCartney : Many Years From Now, talking about the origin of the joke:

It was always amusing to see if we could get a naughty word on the record: 'fish and finger pie', 'prick teaser', 'tit tit tit tit.' The Beach Boys had a song out where they'd done 'la la la la' and we loved the innocence of that and wanted to copy it, but not use the same phrase. So we were looking around for another phrase, so it was 'dit dit dit dit,' which we decided to change in our waggishness to 'tit tit tit tit,' which is virtually indistinguishable from 'dit dit dit dit.' And it gave us a laugh.

It was to get some light relief in the middle of this real big career that we were forging. If we could put in something that was a little bit subversive then we would. George Martin might say, 'Was that "dit dit" or "tit tit" you were singing?' 'Oh, "dit dit," George, but it does sound a bit like that, doesn't it?' Then we'd get in the car and break down laughing.

The BB also got a mention in this article from Ultimate Classic Rock

Earliest Known Color Footage of the Beatles to Be Sold at Auction
by Dave Lifton January 31, 2015 4:56 PM
A three-and-a-half minute film of the Beatles in 1963 is about to go under the auction block. It is believed that this is the earliest known color footage of the group recorded.

ABC News Radio reports that, this Thursday (Feb. 5), the Surrey, U.K.-based auction house Ewbank’s will sell the 8mm film, which includes onstage and backstage shots, as part of an ‘Entertainment and Memorabilia’ collection. Ewbank’s has released a 15-second teaser clip, which is embedded above.

In addition to the canister, the lot includes a DVD copy, letters of authenticity and souvenirs from the concert, which suggest that it took place on Aug. 23, 1963. Beatles Bible says that was the fourth in the series of five shows they played at the ABC Theater in Blackpool that summer. Chas McDevitt, a skiffle singer who was also on the bill that night, shot the footage. The concerts were hosted by actor Jack Douglas, who would go on to fame in the ‘70s in the farcical ’Carry On’ films.

There is one catch, however. The film is silent, which likely explains why Ewbank’s expects the lot to fetch only between £7,000-9,000 (roughly $10,500-13,500).

@meanmistermustard pointed out that earlier color footage of The Beatles exists. Perhaps this new footage has been dubbed "the earliest known" because it has Ringo instead of Pete Best.?.?

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Regardless of whether or not its Ringo or Pete that new colour footage is not the earliest known Beatles footage as at the time the other footage was recorded they were the Beatles. Its lazy journalism and it bugs me as a single minute of research would have brought up the other film and they could have then inserted "the earliest known with Ringo".

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