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Inexplicable (or unexplained) wonders of The Beatles
10 June 2024
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They are fab. Just downright fab. They did all that music. I think that’s why young people today and way into the future will keep discovering The Beatles and falling in love with them the way I did when I was 45.

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14 June 2024
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The thing is they had a flair for musical *rearrangement* starting from Hamburg before they ever knew George Martin – their determination to learn as many hot songs as they could, to the point of not repeating one during a set; combined with their instrumental inability to replicate the saxophone and piano arrangements in their beloved R&B material….all this meant that they were forced to work up their own new innovative versions of favorites like “I’m going to sit right down and cry over you”, or “shimmy like Kate” (Elvis, Olympics), recasting r&b in a dual electric guitar sound and helping to turn “rock and roll” into “rock” in the process

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Sea Belt said
Mike Williams is that “Paul is Dead” conspiracy theorist I linked in some recent thread here.  He thinks The Beatles were manufactured by nefarious forces, some related to the “Tavistock Institute”.

  

Oh thats right I remember now thank you seat belt

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Paul: Yeah well… first of all, we’re bringing out a ‘Stamp Out Detroit’ campaign.

         

29 June 2024
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Sea Belt said
It still boggles my mind.

  

I’m coming late to this!

But seeing them live 60 years ago and living through their evolution from that time, my mind truly boggles.

Yes, John was writing imaginative stuff pre-Beatles, Paul was writing songs in his teens (e.g. he said ‘When I’m 64’ was largely written back then). By some miracle these two met and found they both wrote songs and played the guitar. By another miracle, Paul already knew George and that he was, despite being so young, a superior guitar player, and wangled him into John’s band. Once they got Ringo on board they were away on an unstoppable and unforeseen journey. None of them could read music, so they did need George Martin as they progressed.

But, despite all that fortuitous stuff, the speed with which they evolved musically, the outpouring of creativity, the separate but also-amazing emergence of George Harrison as a song-writing talent and genius in his own right – all that makes my mind boggle and always will.

I suspect drugs helped!

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Thanks @oldfannz — that certainly seems to be how it unfolded, and perhaps the drugs did help! (Kids: don’t do drugs! a-hard-days-night-paul-10)

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