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Songs With Beatles References (Beatles mentioned in others' songs)
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I somehow stumbled across this song on social media, and obviously the title piqued my interest. It seems a bit overly reliant on the hook, “I love it when you say George Harrison is better in comparison to all three, minus Paul” (which I’m sure this forum would debate until the cows come home! John #1 IDST) but otherwise, a cute little ditty.

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I think it's great you're going through a phase,

and I'm awfully glad it'll all be over in a couple

of days

 

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How cute! Love it!

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Omg that is cute overload. what a naughty boy. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Eddy Grant (of Equals and “Electric Avenue” fame) mentions our boys in this great Chuck Berry tribute

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

         

21 December 2020
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Just heard the song Lonely People by hip-hop/RnB artist B.O.B.

It samples Eleanor Rigby and it is just really nice 🙂

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This may be stretching it a little as part of the song, but Bowie makes an amusing reference to John during the preamble to The Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth) performance with Bing Crosby on Bing’s 1977 Christmas Special (which he didn’t live to see broadcast):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..9kfdEyV3RQ

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The Beatles Bible 2020 non-Canon Poll Part One: 1958-1963 and Part Two: 1964-August 1966

2 January 2021
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“My Shangri-La has gone away, faded like the Beatles on Hey Jude

Shangri-La – ELO

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1968, Sly & the Family Stone’s “Plastic Jim” riffs on “Eleanor Rigby

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

         

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

         

27 October 2021
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Ron Nasty said (back on page 17 of this thread)
Mike Love uploaded this song, Pisces Brothers, to social media on what would have been George’s 71st birthday in 2014. It was officially released on his Unleash the Love album last year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..eklcPkfSYQ

There is a painting on the wall
And as I walk on down the hall

A flood of memories come to mind

Of happy birthday’s back in time

Pisces brothers with worldly success

Seekers drawn to Rishikesh

Not for fortune or for more fame

But for enlightenment we came

To Maharishi and how sublime

It was an atmosphere divine

Such precious moments, now in the past

Music and memories are all that last

Jai guru deva, Hare Krishna, Hare Rama

Jai guru deva, little darling, Here Comes The Sun

Jai guru deva, Hare Krishna, gonna miss ya’

Now on the darkest of lonely nights

The heavens shine with one more light

And while the world below you sleeps

Some say your guitar gently weeps

And though your earthly form be gone

Your songs of life go on and on

Jai guru deva, Hare Krishna, Hare Rama

Jai guru deva, oh little darling, Here Comes The Sun

Jai guru deva, Hare Krishna, gonna miss ya’

And though we’ll miss you, now that you’re gone

Your songs of life

Go on and on

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EDIT: Don’t know why video isn’t embedding if it still isn’t when you’re reading this, but video does play if you treat it like a link…

  

Just heard Mike Love sing this song in person. 

I’m glad I smiled through it instead of crying in that crowd. 

https://youtu.be/2eklcPkfSYQ

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By Tony Hazzard, 1973, a song called Paul McCartney , so I think it may be about someone who was once a Beatle… probably John or Ringo…

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Ron Nasty said
By Tony Hazzard, 1973, a song called Paul McCartney , so I think it may be about someone who was once a Beatle… probably John or Ringo…

  

This is amazing a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

Funnily enough I had just listened to a Lady Madonna rehearsal where Paul sings a silly verse about Lord and Lady Docker, and then Tony Hazzard mentions Lady Docker neil-aspinall

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4 February 2022
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Wonder if Paul has heard this one.

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Several years years ago I posted a song (“The Family”, from the superb ’69 debut LP of short-lived north-Michigan hardrocking quartet ‘The Frost’) on the “Songs by others that sound Beatlesque” thread…And now, don’t I find that their followup (released Sept. 1970 and much weaker) has a crunchy candidate for this thread, the intriguingly titled “1500 Miles Through The Eyes of a Beatle” (I haven’t caught the lyric yet, title chorus excepted…):

 

I really do highly recommend that aforementioned debut, “Frost Music” to fans of melodic psychedelic-ish hard rock (and especially the Detroit-area sounds of that mini-era. Good songs, some harmonies, spectacular lead-guitar excursions, and yeah an inevitable touch of Beatle influence.

(Lou Reed fans in the forum may know lead singer/lead axe Dick Wagner from his ’70s work with Lou; or his later session work for Alice Cooper and Peter Gabriel)

GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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Now this is one of those tricky ones to know how to place, Lana Del Ray and Tomorrow Never Comes which includes the verse:

And I could put on the radio
To our favourite song
Lennon and Yoko
We will play all day long

But the song’s a duet that she does with Sean, with her referencing that in the rest of the verse:

“Isn’t life crazy?”, I said
Now that I’m singing with Sean, whoa-oh

So, Beatles references or Beatles offspring? I went for here eventually…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..0HjQgEwUSY

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18 March 2022
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Ron Nasty said
Now this is one of those tricky ones to know how to place, Lana Del Ray and Tomorrow Never Comes which includes the verse:

And I could put on the radio

To our favourite song

Lennon and Yoko

We will play all day long

But the song’s a duet that she does with Sean, with her referencing that in the rest of the verse:

“Isn’t life crazy?”, I said

Now that I’m singing with Sean, whoa-oh

So, Beatles references or Beatles offspring? I went for here eventually…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..0HjQgEwUSY

  

Lana references ‘Lucy In The Sky…’ in two different songs; one in the intro which clearly samples the Beatles track, the other in the lyrics. I forget the names of both songs which is massively helpful.

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18 March 2022
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Ahhh Girl said

Ron Nasty said (back on page 17 of this thread)

Mike Love uploaded this song, Pisces Brothers, to social media on what would have been George’s 71st birthday in 2014. It was officially released on his Unleash the Love album last year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..eklcPkfSYQ

There is a painting on the wall

And as I walk on down the hall
A flood of memories come to mind

Of happy birthday’s back in time

Pisces brothers with worldly success

Seekers drawn to Rishikesh

Not for fortune or for more fame

But for enlightenment we came

To Maharishi and how sublime

It was an atmosphere divine

Such precious moments, now in the past

Music and memories are all that last

Jai guru deva, Hare Krishna, Hare Rama

Jai guru deva, little darling, Here Comes The Sun

Jai guru deva, Hare Krishna, gonna miss ya’

Now on the darkest of lonely nights

The heavens shine with one more light

And while the world below you sleeps

Some say your guitar gently weeps

And though your earthly form be gone

Your songs of life go on and on

Jai guru deva, Hare Krishna, Hare Rama

Jai guru deva, oh little darling, Here Comes The Sun

Jai guru deva, Hare Krishna, gonna miss ya’

And though we’ll miss you, now that you’re gone

Your songs of life

Go on and on

hearta-hard-days-night-paul-10

 

 

 

EDIT: Don’t know why video isn’t embedding if it still isn’t when you’re reading this, but video does play if you treat it like a link…

 

  

Just heard Mike Love sing this song in person. 

I’m glad I smiled through it instead of crying in that crowd. 

https://youtu.be/2eklcPkfSYQ

  

Thanks Ron & AG, first time I’m hearing this. I really dig this song! This looks like a great setlist @Ahhh Girl, even a Here Comes The Sun cover beatlemaniacs_02_gif

Do It Again
Surfin’ Safari
Catch a Wave
Hawaii
Little Honda
Surfin’ U.S.A.
Surfer Girl
Don’t Worry Baby
Little Deuce Coupe
409
Shut Down
I Get Around
In My Room
Getcha Back
You’re So Good to Me
When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)
Darlin’
Be True to Your School
God Only Knows
Pisces Brothers (Mike Love song)
Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles cover)
Sloop John B
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
California Girls
Help Me, Rhonda
Kokomo
Barbara Ann
Good Vibrations
This Too Shall Pass (Mike Love song)
Fun, Fun, Fun

 

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You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead

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And that John’s back with the Beatles and they’re going out on tour
I’ll be the first in line for tickets, gotta see that show for sure

‘When’ – Shania Twain

 

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Pretty early (1964) namedrop from Chuck Berry in “Go Bobby Soxer”:

Love bug sure gonna bite her

If the Beatle even wave his hand

Chuck had a bit of a mini-comeback in ’64 and probably realized that the Beatles played a part, hence the album title. (Also gave the title “Liverpool Drive” to one instrumental)

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

         

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While researching the Canadian pop chart archive for stats on Paul’s “Jet ” earlier, I discovered the existence of this 1973 Top 30 Canuck hit titled “The Beatles Thing”. It doesn’t mention their name at all, just laments their absence – in a year in which all four of them will still be omnipresent on the charts, both as solo performers and via the red/blue albums. It’s fairly typical early 70s soft-pop rock, sounding kinda Badfinger-ish in fact:

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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