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27 October 2013
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Since I am still living in exile down in the colonies, I was wondering if anyone has come across any interesting links between the music of the Beatles and the land down under (apart from the obvious tour-related ones, and Colin Hay being in the All-Starr band now and again)?  A few examples I know about:

1)  George's "Gone Troppo" album being named after a bit of Oz slang.  The lyrics also refer to Moreton Bay figs, a tree named after the bay on which Brisbane is situated; he probably had a bunch of them on that island he had off the coast of Queensland (I think they are also common in California?).

2)  A set of the "Get Back " tapes was recovered by police in Sydney back in 2003.

3) This oddity (hope the link works ok):

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27 October 2013
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I don't know about any particular links to Australia. However, this may interest you, a link to Australian news coverage of them:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspa.....he+beatles

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27 October 2013
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mja6758 said
I don't know about any particular links to Australia. However, this may interest you, a link to Australian news coverage of them:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspa.....he+beatles

Thanks mja, the 'Trove' site has some amazing links - I was able to find the immigration records from when we moved here in the late 60s.

 

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Oh, plus the info we have on this very site of course:

https://www.beatlesbible.com/d.....australia/

I seem to recall that the Hey Jude album was the 2nd album I ever owned after Let It Be .  I had also quite forgotten that Essential Beatles LP which I also had back then.

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