Please consider registering
Guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
It was 50 years ago today!
No permission to create posts
19 October 2011
7.04pm
MikeFromDetroit
Detroit, Michigan, USA
St Peters Church
Members
Forum Posts: 12
Member Since:
27 August 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Now would be a good time to subscribe to my blog, which describes what the Beatles were doing/thinking exactly 50 years ago, on an ongoing basis.  (They haven't yet met Brian Epstein, but they will soon!)

 

http://beatlesplus50.blogspot.com/

 

And thanks, Beatles Bible, for being such a great source of information about the Fabs.

1 January 2012
10.40pm
MikeFromDetroit
Detroit, Michigan, USA
St Peters Church
Members
Forum Posts: 12
Member Since:
27 August 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

50 years ago, New Year's Day.  The Beatles are down in London making their recording test with Decca Records.  Beatles Plus 50

2 January 2012
5.04pm
Avatar
RevolvingPiggies
a place where I can go
London Palladium
Members
Forum Posts: 142
Member Since:
22 October 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

oh wow. I was excited about it before New Years, then completely forgot about it a-hard-days-night-ringo-13 Thanks for reminding me though. 

I am very happy, and one reason is because I have The Beatles. Thank you!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

5 January 2012
11.57pm
Avatar
Sgt. Pepper
St Peters Church
Members
Forum Posts: 13
Member Since:
4 January 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Wow! That's crazy. Now 50 years later, their music is still being played all over the world, all the time!

Thanks for sharing! 

All day long I'm sitting singing songs for everyone.

8 January 2012
3.54pm
PaultheWalrus
A Beginning
Members
Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
3 January 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Sgt. Pepper said:

Wow! That's crazy. Now 50 years later, their music is still being played all over the world, all the time!

Thanks for sharing! 

And...      Decca turned them down!

 

The QuarryMen

stuart-sutcliffepete-besta-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-george-6a-hard-days-night-john-6

8 January 2012
4.24pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 21625
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Decca were probably right to turn them down but there was little difference in what the beatles offered that day, which is all you can go on at an audition, and the music being released in 1961. If the beatles hadnt of gotten anywhere and the tape had been leaked years later i doubt many people looking back would have seen it as a big loss, again based on that single audition.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

12 January 2012
11.35am
Avatar
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 4953
Member Since:
31 March 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Decca's Mike Smith saw them play at the Cavern before the audition. From what I can tell, the label was disappointed with how they sounded in the studio (inexperienced compared with their live show).

George Martin considered recording their debut album live, and even went to Liverpool to see them at the Cavern (they'd already done two singles by then). Obviously he eventually decided to record Please Please Me in the studio in a day, just like the Decca songs (which took just an hour or so).

So you had two label representatives following a broadly similar path, but ending up with the opposite conclusions. I find that quite interesting.

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

Or buy my paperback/ebook! Riding So High – The Beatles and Drugs

19 August 2012
3.32am
Avatar
SatanHimself
Hades-on-Leith
Hollywood Bowl
Members
Forum Posts: 666
Member Since:
16 August 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

It was 50 years ago today...That debuted the proper quartet of John, Paul, George and Ringo.  Here's a nice firsthand piece as relayed through music genius Alan Cross:

 
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.....urs-debut/

E is for 'Ergent'.

19 August 2012
3.36am
mr. Sun king coming together
Nowhere Land
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 6411
Member Since:
19 September 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

SatanHimself said
...That debuted the proper quartet of John, Paul, George and Ringo.  Here's a nice firsthand piece as relayed through music genius Alan Cross:

 

http://www.alancross.ca/a-jour.....debut.html

You've just jumped 200 million metres up my good books for knowing Alan Cross.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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

19 August 2012
3.53am
Avatar
SatanHimself
Hades-on-Leith
Hollywood Bowl
Members
Forum Posts: 666
Member Since:
16 August 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Yeah, I know him.  I literally KNOW him (not in the Biblical sense).  He mentioned me on his site just last week.

 

We've talked back and forth for over a decade.  The guy is an idiot savant of music knowledge.  I'm a HUGE fan of his former radio documentary series, 'The Ongoing History Of New Music'. 

E is for 'Ergent'.

19 August 2012
4.07am
mr. Sun king coming together
Nowhere Land
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 6411
Member Since:
19 September 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Seriously? You know him!?!?!? I love his show!! We still get that show in Ottawa.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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

19 August 2012
4.50am
Avatar
SatanHimself
Hades-on-Leith
Hollywood Bowl
Members
Forum Posts: 666
Member Since:
16 August 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Yeah, he's a really approachable guy.  He literally answers almost all of his emails from fans.

We're both fans of Sloan, and I know the guys from Sloan, so it was this whole "Your chocolate's in my peanut butter" thing.

He's a real class act.  Exactly as genuine as you'd think he is.

E is for 'Ergent'.

21 August 2012
6.35pm
Avatar
Zig
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 9760
Member Since:
14 April 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

What a great article - it gave me chills.

I never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever type the following words...thank you SatanHimself.

mal-evans

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, let it roll for all its worth. And all the children boogie.

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: AppleScruffJunior, Father McKenzie
1 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Starr Shine?: 15214

Beatlebug: 12045

Ron Nasty: 7878

Necko: 7720

parlance: 7100

mr. Sun king coming together: 6411

Mr. Kite: 6147

trcanberra: 6032

AppleScruffJunior: 5357

mithveaen: 4613

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 2454

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 44

Topics: 4542

Posts: 285534

Newest Members:

michd477, SormatsQ, JeremyAstor, thefilthyfew, emelysadler447

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 16061, meanmistermustard: 21625, Zig: 9760, Joe: 4953

Administrators: Joe: 4953, Ellie: 4

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today: None
Upcoming: Expert Textpert, U.C.Nothing