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Meta thread: The Beatles Bible mentioned in other places
15 February 2021
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She might well do. I’m very deeply embroiled in another big writing project at the moment though (my David Bowie site), so I’m not able to do any interviews.

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Came across a story run by The Daily Express on 7 January 2020 under the headline “John Lennon : The Beatles REUNION that never was – ‘PLAN’ with Paul McCartney revealed,” based on a “newly unearthed interview” with May Pang, and their “newly unearthed interview” was? It was @Joe’s interview with May Pang…

In a rare interview with The Beatles Bible back in 2011, Pang shared insights into Lennon’s life at the time, revealing how he and McCartney had “plans” to reunite the band…

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Haha! “Rare” in the sense that’s it’s been freely-available on the web for a decade. The Express really is terrible. Thanks for sharing it though.

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Was watching a video analyzing “It’s All Too Much ” and noticed some unmistakable screen grabs:

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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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@Joe, you’re a heavyweight according to Craig Brown writing for the Daily Mail.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/de…..cover.html

Veteran Beatles biographers Mark Lewisohn and Barry Miles pin it to 11.35am. The heavyweight Beatles Bible states that it was 10am.

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@Joe, you’re a heavyweight according to Craig Brown writing for the Daily Mail.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/de…..cover.html

Veteran Beatles biographers Mark Lewisohn and Barry Miles pin it to 11.35am. The heavyweight Beatles Bible states that it was 10am.

  

They are both wrong, according to amateur astronomer Bill Tarver of Wokingham it was 10:34am.

‘The shadow angles give a clue. George is striding over a white band on the crossing and his shadow is centralised on it.

Similarly, Ringo is in mid-stride over the central line of the road and his shadow points along it. The sun is thus right behind the camera, clearly shining down the length of the road.

‘A London A-Z shows Abbey Road has a bearing of 142 degrees (almost NW-SE).

‘On August 8 the sun is due south (180 degrees) at 12.06 GMT (13.06 BST). It thus has another 38 degrees of arc to travel before it’s local noon. 

‘The sun travels through 15 degrees in an hour, so it is two hours 32 minutes before noon or 10.34 BST.

‘Lewisohn and Miles have the minute almost spot on, but are out by an hour, so perhaps a misprint has occurred in some holy screed somewhere.’

 

All this discussion and investigation to find out when four men crossed a road. 

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Leave no stone unturned when contemplating the Beatles!

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That’s amazing. I’m fairly sure 10am was a guess.

I supplied some quotes to an ABC News (Australia) feature on the 50th anniversary of Imagine :

https://www.abc.net.au/news/20…../100238128

One of my quotes got mangled. “The multi-millionaire Lennon was as materialistic as anyone and later on (in the song) he sang ‘I wonder if we can’, seemingly mindful of the charges of hypocrisy.” – this should have read “…in later years he sang…” I’ve asked for a correction.

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8 July 2021
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Correction has been made, @Joe.

“The multi-millionaire Lennon was as materialistic as anyone and in later years he changed the lyrics to ‘I wonder if we can’, seemingly mindful of the charges of hypocrisy.”

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Don’t know if @Joe is aware of this.

Feedspot’s “Top 30 Beatles Blogs and Websites in 2022” (The best Beatles blogs from thousands of blogs on the web ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness), published on 27 March, has this…

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Many above it are news sites, such as BBC News and the Daily Mail, which I wouldn’t consider to be “Beatles Blogs and Websites”.

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Discussion of “Riding So High” on the “Something About The Beatles” podcast

https://somethingaboutthebeatl…..g-so-high/

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All five volumes of Jerry Hammack’s The Beatles Recording Reference Manual include The Beatles Bible in their bibliographys (under the sources for their UK discography).

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OMG, Beatlesbible was just minutes ago cited as a source, live on the airwaves of the Beatals Channel on the Serious satellite radio network! I was boiling pasta when I thought I heard the announcer invoke the name of Joe’s site, and, startled, had to hit the replay to confirm….yep! It was spoken by satellite radio DJ Meg Griffith,  while telling listeners about the boys’ only trip to the Republic of Ireland, 60 years ago today.

https://www.beatlesbible.com/1…..n-ireland/

 

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OMG, Beatlesbible was just minutes ago cited as a source, live on the airwaves of the Beatals Channel on the Serious satellite radio network! I was boiling pasta when I thought I heard the announcer invoke the name of Joe’s site, and, startled, had to hit the replay to confirm….yep! It was spoken by satellite radio DJ Meg Griffith,  while telling listeners about the boys’ only trip to the Republic of Ireland, 60 years ago today.

https://www.beatlesbible.com/1…..n-ireland/

  

Are you sure they weren’t referencing that guy on YouTube (45,000 subscribers) who plagiarizes Joe’s “Beatles Bible” name?

Now today I find, you have changed your mind

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I thought that guy took his channel down, or changed the name or something…anyways, I have no reason to doubt that it was Joe’s exhaustively informative site being cited, rather than some lazy youtuber who merely juxtaposes well-known facts alongside photographs and his own narration.

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Unfortunately no, his most recent post is 5 days ago.  You’re probably right, I’d guess Joe’s site has way more notoriety than some middling YT channel.

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I can’t get that account taken down, because YouTube are almost impossible to contact. The guy behind it claims that he tells people that this site and his channel aren’t connected if they ask, but I get people all the time thinking that it’s my channel so he’s obviously not trying hard at all. Also he used to plagiarise my material and used my name and reputation to build his audience, so fuck that guy.

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That guy could, since he’s already plagiarizing, also copy your cheeky subtitle with a variant:

“Beatles Bible

Not Quite as Popular as the Original Beatles Bible”

(and provide a link even).

That would be the least he could do.

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Joe said
I can’t get that account taken down, because YouTube are almost impossible to contact. The guy behind it claims that he tells people that this site and his channel aren’t connected if they ask, but I get people all the time thinking that it’s my channel so he’s obviously not trying hard at all. Also he used to plagiarise my material and used my name and reputation to build his audience, so fuck that guy.

  

Try these:

 

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Leslie Ann-Jones, in her book about John Lennon , mentions the Beatles Bible as one of her sources of information. 

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