23 July 2014
I received this audio file about seven years ago from an old bootleg forum (can’t remember the name). Another member emailed this to me, claiming it was a tape of John in January of 1963 at home recording a demo prior to the PPM sessions. Recently, I’ve tried to contact them by email, but have received no response.
I’m pretty skeptical as to whether or not this is real. If it’s a fake, it’s a damn good one. Anyone with possible information about this recording, please let me know.
1 May 2011
14 April 2010
To the fountain of perpetual mirth, let it roll for all its worth. And all the children boogie.
18 April 2013
14 June 2016
11 June 2015
Godspeed Burt. I never realized you played at this historic concert…
Burt Bacharach has written hits for some of the world’s biggest pop stars, including Dionne Warwick, The Carpenters and Dusty Springfield, but there’s one famous artist with whom he’s disappointed about never collaborating.
“I do regret that I never worked with The Beatles,” Bacharach tells the Liverpool Echo.
The Fab Four did record a version of one tune that the 86-year-old songwriter co-wrote, “Baby It’s You ,” which appeared on the band’s 1963 debut album, Please Please Me . Bacharach says that “was a real honor,” adding, “That’s a pretty high compliment, given the songs they wrote themselves.”
Burt recalls that he did once share a bill with The Beatles, at the band’s historic appearance at the 1963 Royal Variety Performance in London. That’s the show where John Lennon made his infamously cheeky comment, “Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you’d just rattle your jewelry.”
Bacharach, who was conducting an orchestra accompanying actress/singer Marlene Dietrich at the event, says he was very impressed by the Fab Four’s performance.
“I’ve never seen a band quite like them that night,” he tells the newspaper. “There was something about them, it’s hard to explain. I’ve never forgotten it. These four English guys who were on their way somewhere that not even they knew.”
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You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead
1 December 2009
Thanks SB, I’d forgotten that Bacharach composed that one; was thinking it was Goffin/King or one of the other big Brill Building teams of the era. Great song (in any version), great composer. R.I.P.
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