But I’m taking this piss that seems to be taking forever, and Paul says, ‘Hey! Steven Tyler. I fucking love your music.’ And he gives me the famous thumbs up with his one free hand. Well, that snapped my stream, right there.
–> Steven Tyler (about meeting Paul McCartney in a backstage urinal at the Hammersmith Odeon, London
Steven Victor Tallarico (born March 26, 1948), known professionally as Steven Tyler, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and former television personality. He is best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, piano, and percussion. He is known as the “Demon of Screamin'” due to his high screams and his wide vocal range.
Abbey Road Medley
She came in through the bathroom window
Protected by a silver spoon
But now she sucks her thumb and wonders
By the banks of her own lagoon
I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show just before my 13th birthday, right when I was getting into guitar.. It was massively huge in the effect it had on my whole life. … John Lennon’s music has been with me, the band, everybody, the world … it seems like forever. The songs are part of us. In our blood.
–> Bill Frisell (2012)
William Richard Frisell (born March 18, 1951) is an American guitarist, composer and arranger. One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell came to prominence as a stalwart for ECM Records.
Just Like A Woman
From the album “Have a Little Faith” (1992)
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
From the album “East/West” (2005)
Frisell released the album “All We Are Saying” in 2011. It consists of songs written by John Lennon, both as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist, arranged and performed in Frisell’s definitive style.
Here are some studio and some live versions…
In My Life
Live Sept 4, 2020
Across The Universe
Nowhere Man, In My Life, Strawberry Fields Forever
He was a giant, a great, great soul, with all the humanity, all the wit and humor, all the wisdom, the spirituality, the common sense of a man and compassion for people. He inspired love and had the strength of a hundred men. He was like the sun, the flowers and the moon and we shall miss him enormously. The world is a profoundly emptier place without him.
– Bob Dylan (George Harrison’s Obituary, Nov 2001)
“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.”
– George Harrison
“The Beatles saved the world from boredom.”
– George Harrison
Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne induct George Harrison Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004:
Let It Be is a 1970 British documentary film starring the Beatles and directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. The film documents the group rehearsing and recording songs for their twelfth studio album Let It Be, in January 1969. The film includes an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last public performance.
It’s a so called fly-on-the-wall encounter – the director Michael Lindsay-Hogg gave viewers an inside look at the Beatles hard at work. There’s no narration pushing the story, with only a few titles explaining what’s unfolding onscreen. Instead, Lindsay-Hogg chose to let the band’s songs and conversations propel the film forward. Continue reading “The Beatles – Let it be – a fan restoration (full movie)”→
Feature-Length Film Opens in Theatres August 27, 2021
Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson has released an exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming documentary “The Beatles: Get Back” for fans everywhere to enjoy. The 5-minute special look is available to fans worldwide on TheBeatles.com and streaming on Disney+.
“We wanted to give the fans of The Beatles all over the world a holiday treat, so we put together this five-minute sneak peek at our upcoming theatrical film ‘The Beatles: Get Back.’ We hope it will bring a smile to everyone’s faces and some much-needed joy at this difficult time.”
– Peter Jackson
The song Jingle Bells is sung, followed by individual messages to the fans. John mocks the prepared statement, doing an imitation of Paul Harvey and includes his own pseudo-words and ad-libbing. When Paul asks him if he wrote this himself, he says, “No it’s somebody’s bad hand-wroter. It’s been a busy year Beople peadles, one way and another, but it’s been a great year too. You fans have seen to that. Page two … Thanks a lot folks and a happy-er Christmas and a Merry Grew Year. Crimble maybe.” The statement is apparently handwritten as at various points in the recording, Paul reads “making them” as “melting them” before correcting himself and George reads “quite a time” as “quiet time” before correcting himself with “great time” as well. Finishing up the record is a brief rendition of the traditional song “Oh Can You Wash Your Father’s Shirt?”