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Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: klydon1] #762423
02/07/14 01:15 PM
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Ha ha, well, to each his own. On the other hand, it might be quite uplifting ending with everyone singing Hey Jude at the end. "Na na na, na na na na, na na na na Hey Jude." It would be a first for many I'm sure. smile

Btw, I'm with you on Octopus Garden as well. Not that they don't sing it well, just not my cup of tea I guess.


TIS

Btw, here's a couple YouTubes of the tribute band I spoke of. They are really good. Skim thru if you want to, each video has several songs. smile

Oh, and for you guitar experts, check out the guitars in Sgt. Pepper. Don't know if they are duplicates of ones Beatle used or not but fit the Sgt. Pepper theme. smile

For your listening pleasure.


Part 1






2nd part (FYI, Day in the Life is at about 10)



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Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: The Italian Stallionette] #762596
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They are good, especially the Sgt. Pepper era Harrison.

Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: The Italian Stallionette] #762770
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As he has gotten older Mitch Albom has become more definite in his likes/dislikes and more condescending towards those who do not share them. I like some of the Beatles music but I would never try to argue seriously that any group is the best as Albom does in his piece. If he wants to argue that he liked the Beatles the best or they had the most influence on him that's a different kettle of fish. Music enjoyment is thoroughly subjective. By Albom's own admission there are huge swaths of music, even pop music, that he doesn't know anything about or doesn't like.

For the most part people tend to think that the music around when they were young and/or discovered the opposite sex is always better than the "garbage" that kids listen to today. Just human nature.. lol rolleyes

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Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: Lilo] #762779
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So, did anyone watch the Beatles tribute special Sunday night on CBS?

I gave it a 9.8 out of 10. Some marvelous music.

Opinions, anyone?


Signor V.


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Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: The Italian Stallionette] #762807
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I recorded it but haven't watched it yet. It was really good? Glad to hear that.


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Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: The Italian Stallionette] #762815
02/10/14 11:08 AM
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I watched it up to McCartney and Starr (fell asleep), up til then, good stuff. Nice pace, mix of music and performers. A little odd having LL Cool J as part-time MC, although he is pretty good. In typical network TV style as the show goes on, too many commercials and they get longer. I can't believe people were knocking Katy Perry for changing the gender of the lyrics for "Yesterday".


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Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: The Italian Stallionette] #762835
02/10/14 02:38 PM
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I watched the show and enjoyed most of the performances. I would have liked a little more history and commentary (especially Letterman's interview with Paul and Ringo), but I understand the need to include the younger musicians.

I don't mind Katy Perry changing the gender of the lyrics (everybody does it) for Yesterday, the most recorded song in history. But I did find fault in her performace as it was the most overdramatic version of the song I ever heard. The song itself is a classic and deserves to be highlighted, but I got the impression that her performance was more about her than the song.

Ringo did a great job, but I was reminded of Lennon's reply when asked if he had any regreets in his career: "When I said, 'Hey, Paul, let's let Ringo sing one."

I was also glad to see Dhani Harrison perform on Something. George was further honored by having two of his other songs showcased. While My Guitar Gently Weeps, I thought, was the best cover of the night.

Finally I couldn't escape the thought of how wonderful the night would have been, if Lennon and Harrison were still with us. Particularly it is frustrating still to think that someone like Chapman can deprive the world of John Lennon on a whim.

Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: klydon1] #762837
02/10/14 02:46 PM
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I am so sorry I missed it but I had to watch The Walking Dead. What was the exact title of the show? I'll see if it's On-Demand,

I heard about the beating Katy Perry is taking over Yesterday and I don't get the anger? I only heard clip of her performance on-line and didn't think she sounded bad at all.

I hope I can catch it! smile



TIS


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"War is over, if you want it" - John Lennon

Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: The Italian Stallionette] #762844
02/10/14 03:50 PM
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I didn't care for Katy Perry's version of Yesterday. Not because of the gender change, but because of her performance in general. I would use the word "overwrought".

I also didn't care for Alicia Keys' part of the Let It Be duet, for similar reasons.

The other thing I didn't care for was the way the two numbers featuring the Cirque du Soleil performers was photographed. Particularly the last number at the end. It could have been an incredible visual moment, but it looked to me as if the director didn't really give a damn.

That said, the rest of the show was impressive, musically. Joe Walsh was great. So were a lot of the others.

I don't recall seeing John Lennon's sons in the audience, though Yoko was prominently featured in the first row. Thought that was a little odd, unless I missed something.

Overall, I really enjoyed the show. If it were a half-hour longer, I wouldn't have minded.


Signor V.


"For me, there's only my wife..."

"Sure I cook with wine - sometimes I even add it to the food!"

"When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies?"

"It was a grass harp... And we listened."

"Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? Every, every minute?"

"No. Saints and poets, maybe... they do some."


Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: Signor Vitelli] #762845
02/10/14 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: Signor Vitelli
I didn't care for Katy Perry's version of Yesterday. Not because of the gender change, but because of her performance in general. I would use the word "overwrought".

I also didn't care for Alicia Keys' part of the Let It Be duet, for similar reasons.

The other thing I didn't care for was the way the two numbers featuring the Cirque du Soleil performers was photographed. Particularly the last number at the end. It could have been an incredible visual moment, but it looked to me as if the director didn't really give a damn.

That said, the rest of the show was impressive, musically. Joe Walsh was great. So were a lot of the others.

I don't recall seeing John Lennon's sons in the audience, though Yoko was prominently featured in the first row. Thought that was a little odd, unless I missed something.

Overall, I really enjoyed the show. If it were a half-hour longer, I wouldn't have minded.


Signor V.


Brilliant minds think alike. Right on with Katy and Alicia. The Cirque stuff didn't fit...like clip art.

Sean Lennon was shown a couple of times. Long hair, beard and glasses. Quick shots.


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Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: The Italian Stallionette] #762926
02/11/14 02:19 AM
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Man do i love all music.....These guys were awesome i wasn't born hahahaha


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Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: The Italian Stallionette] #762977
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Another great performance was Annie Lennox singing "The Fool on the Hill. The song always reminds me when I was in grade school and a high school junior from the neighborhood was performing in a school talent show and decided to sing that song. He was absolutely dreadful, and to this day we all remember the performance as "The Fool on the Stage."

I was glad Dave Grohl picked a lesser known song in "Hey, Bulldog." Some outstanding Beatles' songs that don't get played enough are "And Your Bird Can Sing," "I'm Looking Through You," and "Happiness is a Warm Gun."

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who didn't care for Katy Perry, and I agree with SV that Alicia Keys disappointed me.

Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: klydon1] #762980
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Originally Posted By: klydon1

I was glad Dave Grohl picked a lesser known song in "Hey, Bulldog." Some outstanding Beatles' songs that don't get played enough are "And Your Bird Can Sing," "I'm Looking Through You," and "Happiness is a Warm Gun."


"Happiness is a Warm Gun"...love that song. One of Lennon's on The White Album. "Yer Blues"....another good one by Lennon along with "I'm so Tired"....all on the White Album.

Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: MaryCas] #764804
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what's wrong with LL ...

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THEY WERE WACK ... JAMES BROWN MADE MICK JAGGER THROW UP , he was so nervous when he seen him perform... mcartney worships him

Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: The Italian Stallionette] #764960
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I visited my parents on President's Day, and we talked about the 50th anniversary special. I asked them about what they thought when they watched the Beatles on Ed Sullivan fifty years ago. I knew that they had watched it on tv, but I was startled to learn that they spent that weekend in New York City visiting friends. My mom was pregnant with me and had my toddler brothers in tow. They all did some sightseeing Sunday morning and saw the long lines in front of the theatre that morning.

They were home in PA before the show started.

Re: Beatles - Ed Sullivan - 50 Years ago [Re: klydon1] #764966
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Cool story, klyd.


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Originally Posted By: SC
Cool story, klyd.


I also only recently found out that my uncle, who attended law school in Philadelphia in the early-mid 70s got to shake hands with John Lennon and Yoko Ono when they were weekly co-hosts on the Mike Douglas Show, I believe. He tried to get tickets but they were all distributed, so Lennon and Yoko came out to talk to those who wouldn't see the show.

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