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John's vocal flub on "Please Please Me"
9 September 2018
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stuartgardner
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This has been one of my favorite moments in the entire Beatles catalog for almost as long as I can remember, and I wonder if others love it as I do.

On the stereo Please Please Me album, John flubs the lyric of the title track at 1:27, singing "Why know I never even try, girl," and then there's a little laugh in his voice on the first "Come on!"

To me, this is a precious flaw loaded with charm.  It doesn't detract from the album, but actually enhances it for me, humanizing the band and testifying to the insane recording schedule.  I'm certain John cursed himself, and the band must have hated "screwing up" the title song and centerpiece of their debut album, but decades later I wouldn't have it any other way.

Do you love it, too?

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9 September 2018
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Yes, I love it too. 

I also love basically every mistake found on this website..

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10 September 2018
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Thanks for turning me on to that site, The Hole!  Now that's a level of obsessiveness that I can really appreciate!  I bookmarked it immediately.

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10 September 2018
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I dig that moment too, Brian. As was being discussed a week or so ago, these flubs only give the song’s charm and reveal personality. It’s the laugh John makes as he continues on with the song that I like the most.

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11 September 2018
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The Hole Got Fixed said
Yes, I love it too. 

I also love basically every mistake found on this website..  

I also wanted to say thanks for this link!  I know what I'll be doing for the next few weeks, as if I needed another reason to obsessively listen through the Beatles catalog!  😉

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12 September 2018
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Timothy said
I dig that moment too, Brian. As was being discussed a week or so ago, these flubs only give the song’s charm and reveal personality. It’s the laugh John makes as he continues on with the song that I like the most.  

Dylan has a lot of those moments too. That personality is part of the reason people get so attatched to artists like Bob Dylan and The Beatles. 

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12 September 2018
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sir walter raleigh said

Dylan has a lot of those moments too. That personality is part of the reason people get so attatched to artists like Bob Dylan and The Beatles.   

It's perhaps these errors which allows us mere mortals to remember even our idols aren't always perfect.

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