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Could Joe Meek Have Produced the Beatles in 1969?
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ClassicTVMan1981X
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11 July 2011 - 11.20pm

If Joe Meek had not killed himself and his landlady on February 3, 1967, do you believe he could've produced the Beatles' 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions? 

Why do I mention Meek? He's the U.K.'s answer to Phil Spector, the man who actually helped produce the Get Back recordings at the insistance of all Beatles except Paul McCartney.

On the same year Meek died, the Beatles recorded and released "Baby, You're a Rich Man" which features John Lennon on the Clavioline keyboard, something Meek had featured on the Tornadoes' 1962 hit "Telstar." Perhaps "Baby" could have made Meek jealous, had he lived to hear it. However, the Clavioline fell out of popularity by 1970, when there were all these synthesizers (from Moog and A.R.P. and other companies) that could do roughly the same sounds.

~Ben

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mr. Sun king coming together
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11 July 2011 - 11.49pm

ClassicTVMan1981X said:

If Joe Meek had not killed himself and his landlady on February 3, 1967, do you believe he could've produced the Beatles' 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions? 

Never. They would never have ditched George Martin. Sorry.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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12 July 2011 - 9.49am

ClassicTVMan1981X said:

"If Joe Meek had not killed himself and his landlady on February 3, 1967, do you believe he could've produced the Beatles' 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions? "

 

Could he have produced it? Most definitely

However, would he have produced it? No: he thought they were awful! He turned them down when they were offered to him as a recording group.

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Sitting on a cornflake
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12 July 2011 - 10.52am

mr. Sun king coming together said:

ClassicTVMan1981X said:

If Joe Meek had not killed himself and his landlady on February 3, 1967, do you believe he could've produced the Beatles' 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions? 

Never. They would never have ditched George Martin. Sorry.

(Actually they did ditch George Martin !)

 

Interesting point and indeed ..why not! 

 

Meek was very much an innovator and at the forefront of recording technology .. he may well have done a better job than "Magic Alex"! Not sure if he had any connections with EMI though, and he was said to be paranoid about Decca copying his ideas. He also famously passed off the (early) Beatles as "just another bunch of noise, copying other people's music"

a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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McLennonSon
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12 July 2011 - 8.08pm

Sitting on a cornflake said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

ClassicTVMan1981X said:

If Joe Meek had not killed himself and his landlady on February 3, 1967, do you believe he could've produced the Beatles' 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions? 

Never. They would never have ditched George Martin. Sorry.

(Actually they did ditch George Martin !)

Well, since George Martin was ditched, it could happen....

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One and one make one.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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12 July 2011 - 8.10pm

Sitting on a cornflake said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

ClassicTVMan1981X said:

If Joe Meek had not killed himself and his landlady on February 3, 1967, do you believe he could've produced the Beatles' 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions? 

Never. They would never have ditched George Martin. Sorry.

(Actually they did ditch George Martin !)

 When? George Martin was still overseeing all sessions at both Twickenham and Apple studios.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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12 July 2011 - 9.57pm

mr. S is right. Sir George was not ditched by the Beatles - just John. George produced the sessions, but Phil was given the tapes by John to re-produce.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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12 July 2011 - 10.09pm

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Thanks for the backup. Why do I have a parody in my head now? Ah well, here goes: (Paul's Picasso's Last Words)

The Grand old member posted last night

Beatles music on the stereo

Before he left, he said to us all

That Mr. S was right

Drink To Zig, Drink To his posts

You know I'm laughing right now

Drink To Zig, Drink To his posts

You know I'm laughing right now

I wake up to another post

making fun of Mith

In that way that he does

Offending no one

he took a shot at M3 next

to which she said this

Drink To Zig, Drink To his posts

You know I'm laughing right now

Drink To Zig, Drink To his posts

You know I'm laughing right now

Spanish Interlude 
Jet... Drink To Me 
Drunken Chorus 
{Spanish} Beber a mí ... Ho Hey Ho

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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MeanMrsMustard
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12 July 2011 - 10.27pm

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Band On The Run… (deedle-dee dee da da da da)

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Offending no one

he took a shot at M3 next

to which she said this

Drink To Zig, Drink To his posts

You know I'm laughing right now

Hey! 

a-hard-days-night-george-10

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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13 July 2011 - 1.07am

Oh, M3, I mock myself enough, don't I?

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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mithveaen
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13 July 2011 - 3.35am

LOL! That was funny.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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Sitting on a cornflake
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13 July 2011 - 7.57am

Zig said:

mr. S is right. Sir George was not ditched by the Beatles - just John. George produced the sessions, but Phil was given the tapes by John to re-produce.

Sorry, I was a bit imprecise there. 'Scuse my ignorance. a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

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13 July 2011 - 1.40pm

Sitting on a cornflake said:

Sorry, I was a bit imprecise there. 'Scuse my ignorance. a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

Ignorance? Nope. No worries cornflake. It's not the first time one of us was "imprecise".

*raises hand*

BTW, mr. S - I love the parody. Just go easy on the "old" will ya?a-hard-days-night-george-10

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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13 July 2011 - 1.53pm

I meant old as in "longevity", not as your age. Although I guess it does work the other way as well…

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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Zig
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13 July 2011 - 2.27pm

mr. Sun king coming together said:

I meant old as in "longevity", not as your age. Although I guess it does work the other way as well…

I know - hence the winking George.

apple01

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

Every Little Thing you buy from Amazon or iTunes will help the Beatles Bible if you use these links: Amazon | iTunes

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mr. Sun king coming together
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13 July 2011 - 2.34pm

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8That's the problem with iPod's - smileys don't always show up.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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