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The Liverpool Echo is also reporting (sorry! just found this) that a planning application has gone in for a set of 8ft Beatles statues striding through the Pier Head. Costing £200,000 and paid for by The Cavern, it seems a fitting tribute in a city full of statues. About time Liverpool had more than the statue inside Cavern Walks and John on Matthew Street.

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an artist’s impression of the proposed site near The Three Graces.

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The statues as included in the planning proposal. John and Paul have already been cast.

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That will give me another reason to visit Liverpool again! Woohoo!

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Oops! Just realised I forgot to link to the story! Here’s the link! Sorry, better late than never.

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The Liverpool Echo reports that among the lots at Adam Partridge Auctioneers sale in Liverpool on 4 November will be Johnnie Hamp’s reel-to-reel tape of the audio of 22 August 1962 Cavern performance of Some Other Guy (Apple bought a copy of the tape in 1993 for £16,500), and a miniature Bible once owned by (and signed by) the real Eleanor Rigby . It’s one of only two known examples of her signing her name.

Details on the tape tho its from the 5th September 1962 recording not the 22nd August.

On Aug. 22, 1962, the Beatles were filmed by a Granada Television crew at the Cavern performing “Some Other Guy” and “Kansas City .” The songs were to be used on a program called “Know The North.” However, according to the auction house, the sound quality was so poor that it could not be used for broadcast. Sound engineer Gordon Butler returned to the Cavern with the group on Sept. 5 with the intention of obtaining a better quality recording to dub over the original.

Butler used three microphones for the new version, two of which he individually placed on Lennon and McCartney. The subsequent recording that he made of “Some Other Guy” was so much of an improvement that Beatles manager Brian Epstein asked Butler to make five acetate copies of the tape that he could use to promote the band. Butler returned to Granada with the tape and gave it to producer Johnnie Hamp. However, due to legal issues with other musicians due to appear on “Know The North,” the program was never shown and the reel-to-reel tape sat in Hamp’s desk drawer for 50 years. Hamp recently discovered it, and along with Beatles historian Paul Wilde, listened to it on a tape recorder and found that it was crystal clear, even after all of these years. 

(source: Examiner)

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Sir Paul McCartney turns One Direction into frogs for Children In Need book

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Sir Paul McCartney has turned One Direction into frogs as he joins a whole host of celebrities to pen children’s book ‘The Curious Tale of Fi-Rex’ in aid of charity Children in Need.

The Beatles star has joined a host of celebrities – including Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue and Rod Stewart – to release children’s book, ‘The Curious Tale of Fi-Rex,’ in aid of the Children in Need charity.

Niall Horan said: ”Children In Need is such an amazing charity, so we were really happy to get involved in this book. We hope our fans enjoy reading about our adventures as a band of frogs called Pond Direction.”

EDIT: JPM-fangirl posted a picture of Paul’s page in the book. https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..7/#p192115

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Are they going to do a charity version of ‘We All Stand Together’?

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Newsweek has a special collector’s edition out for John’s 75th birthday. I’ll see if I can find it in a store tomorrow.

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The new 8ft bronze statues of The Beatles for Liverpool’s Pier Head were briefly seen in place today (well, okay, resin copies) to finalise their position in relation to the Cunard Building and make plans for their fixings. There will be another dry run in a few weeks, and then the plan is that they will be unveiled during December, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of their last concert in the City (at the Empire Theatre on 5 December 1965).resin-1.jpgImage Enlarger

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I like them. The Boys strolling the streets of their home once more. Looking as they did during those last weeks in the City, before the demands of London grew too loud. Back in the days when pubs shut for a couple of hours in the afternoon, killing time between lunchtime and evening sets at The Cavern… with no real idea of what was about to hit them!

I think they look pretty fab!

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The lava lamps are out. Magical Mystery Tour seems to have disappeared.

http://lavalamp.com/the-beatles

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Ringo is planning to begin recording a new album in January report the Toronto Sun.

In addition to the tour, Starr – who is planning to start working on a new album in January and possibly another All Starr jaunt…

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Nothing personal when I say this, but WHY????  a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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Because he has fans of his music. Because he likes making music. Because he has more to contribute to the music world.

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Ahhh Girl said
Because he has fans of his music. Because he likes making music. Because he has more to contribute to the music world.

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha…… pattie-boyd_02_gif

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Nice Brady Bunch reference.

Ringo has my permission to make a new album.

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Nothing personal when I say this, but WHY????  a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

[SNIP]

Y Not?

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trcanberra said

Bongo said
Nothing personal when I say this, but WHY????  a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

[SNIP]

Y Not?

R U Ready?

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From Examiner (more info is at the link)

Scott Freiman, who regularly gives talks about the recording of various Beatles albums, will take apart the “Rubber Soul ” album using rare audio and video in “Say the Word: Decontructing ‘Rubber Soul ‘” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1, 350 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The talk will feature a look at the recording of the various songs on the album, among them “Norwegian Wood ,” “In My Life ” and “Nowhere Man .”

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The Huffington Post

Most discussions about art eventually hit the wall of the argument that “taste is subjective”. Nevertheless, in terms of pop music, there is near consensus that the Beatles were the greatest and most important band of all time. This post is dedicated to the minority that is still not convinced.

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Oudis said

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* From Rolling Stone:

Lou Reed recalled his vision for the Velvet Underground and his derision for that band’s contemporaries in a recently rediscovered interview that PBS has animated as part of its Blank on Blank series. The singer told music executive Joe Smith in 1987 that he felt the purpose of the band was “to elevate the rock & roll song and take it where it hadn’t been taken before.”

He also had strong words for his more successful peers in the Sixties. “When [bands] did try to get, in quotes, ‘arty,’ it was worse than stupid rock & roll,” he said. “What I mean by ‘stupid,’ I mean, like, the Doors.” And what did he think of John Lennon and the Beatles? “I never liked the Beatles,” Reed said. “I thought they were garbage. If you say, ‘Who did you like?’ I liked nobody.”

So weird. Many of The Velvet Underground songs remind me of what The Beatles did in the White Album …; their sound, their concept, everything.

There was late sixties interview of Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison about the Beatles splitting, and they had nothing but nice things to say about them; how fantastic they were, how every new Beatles album was an event. He just liked to play the disengaged rebel a lot of the time.

He also played Day Tripper in one of their bootlegged jams and covered John’s “Mother ” at a memorial show.

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long long long said

Oudis said

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* From Rolling Stone:

Lou Reed recalled his vision for the Velvet Underground and his derision for that band’s contemporaries in a recently rediscovered interview that PBS has animated as part of its Blank on Blank series. The singer told music executive Joe Smith in 1987 that he felt the purpose of the band was “to elevate the rock & roll song and take it where it hadn’t been taken before.”

He also had strong words for his more successful peers in the Sixties. “When [bands] did try to get, in quotes, ‘arty,’ it was worse than stupid rock & roll,” he said. “What I mean by ‘stupid,’ I mean, like, the Doors.” And what did he think of John Lennon and the Beatles? “I never liked the Beatles,” Reed said. “I thought they were garbage. If you say, ‘Who did you like?’ I liked nobody.”

So weird. Many of The Velvet Underground songs remind me of what The Beatles did in the White Album …; their sound, their concept, everything.

There was late sixties interview of Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison about the Beatles splitting, and they had nothing but nice things to say about them; how fantastic they were, how every new Beatles album was an event. He just liked to play the disengaged rebel a lot of the time.

He also played Day Tripper in one of their bootlegged jams and covered John’s “Mother ” at a memorial show.

I don’t like people like that………You never know which one is going to turn up……..

I’ve no time for him.

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