The Beatles

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:34 am

Pop Goes The Women - The Other Story of Pop Art
As part of a look into why artists of the calibre of Christine Boty, Idelle Weber, Rosalyn Drexler and Marisol are forgotten by historians, presenter Alistair Sooke visited Provo, Utah to meet Jann Howarth, who co-created the famous Sergeant Pepper album cover, but doesn't get even 1% of the credit that Peter Blake does. She was one of the originators of Soft Sculpture (i.e. using cloth rather than bronze).
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:55 am

The South Bank Show Originals: Peter Blake
The Pop Art master yet again, who's also worked with Paul Weller, Eric Clapton, Ian Dury and Oasis (Noel Gallagher interviewed here, as was Pete Townshend after a fashion), but its always Sergeant Pepper that serves as the calling card. Amongst a collection of works, Blake has the autographs of all the Beatles, as well as Brian Wilson's signature (Damien Hirst has somehow used the Beatles' autographs for an artwork of his own).
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:41 am

Geoff Emerick, engineer on some of the Beatles landmark albums like Revolver, died of a heart attack at the age of 72:

Obituary
Even if Geoff Emerick, who has died following a heart attack aged 72, had never recorded a note with the Beatles, his list of credits as a recording engineer and producer would be impressive, ranging from Art Garfunkel, Elvis Costello, Supertramp and Ultravox to Big Country, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Jeff Beck. He even engineered the demo tape by Kate Bush (produced by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd) that secured her an EMI recording contract.
But it was his work with the Beatles during their most frantically creative years that made his name. Having worked on numerous Beatles tracks at Abbey Road studios as assistant engineer, he was promoted to first engineer in 1966 at the prompting of their producer, George Martin, and his first job in his new post was to record Tomorrow Never Knows, for what would become the Revolver album.
RIP  Sad
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:24 am

Donovan & The Beatles In India
Folk legend Donovan returns to Rishikesh, 50 years on from his visit with the Beatles (and others) to visit the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It did Don good, he wrote Hurdy-Gurdy Man (film director David Lynch and musician Brix Smith-Start were big fans) and helped John Lennon with a finger-picking style. George Harrison wrote an extra verse for HGM but it was left off the record. Don got into TM, and had been married to his wife Linda for 48 years. The furore that caused Lennon & others to leave happened after Don himself had left (after 5 weeks) so he had nothing to say about it.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:00 am

Film director Peter Jackson has announced plans for some kind of Beatles movie:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47055236
The Oscar-winning director will bring to life the tense recording sessions for the band's final album, Let It Be, using 55 hours of unseen studio footage that was shot in 1969.
Sounds riveting...  Rolling Eyes
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:00 am

A long lost photo of the band on stage has been unearthed and developed after 55 years apparently. Some negatives in a draw which were going to be thrown out, but were luckily checked first.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:49 am

Revolution in the Head, by Ian MacDonald
Major work about the Beatles, looking at each track they recorded, how and when, and how they tell the overall story of the Beatles, and the 1960s. There's a sense of fairness in that all four guys get drubbed a lot of the time, but they do get some credit too. This was an edition from 1994, so before the whole Anthology/Free as a Bird issues, but it serves well enough for its time without too much hindsight.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:08 am

Beatles - The Journey
Curious 2-part tale which I suspect was a remash of previous works. It was mainly archive, some obscure and irrelevant, and a couple of very vague chats with newer people. The 2nd part looked at the death of John, the knife attack on George and his later death, before ending with the band doing "Hey Jude". What seems to happen when "that'll do" is the order of the day.

Also another memorabilia auction had mixed results, some items not meeting reserves, but an old school exercise book of Paul's got caught between two bidders and went for several times its estimate.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:28 pm

More nostalgia news, as a lost 11 second clip of them on UK show TOTP has recently been rediscovered. Eleven - seconds.

Also police logs from the NYPD from February 1964 have been donated to an appropriate museum, in connection with their Ed Sullivan appearance etc.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Wed May 08, 2019 7:11 am

The Beatles - Made on Merseyside
Seemed cobbled together, but I'm sure some of it would have been new. Some familiar faces from previous similar docs, covering their early years as the Quarrymen, their times in Hamburg, and the sacking of Pete Best. Did he suffer from a lack of clubbability with the other three? Was Lennon jealous of his popularity? etc
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:04 am

Legends in Concert: Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band
Possibly from 2005, with Ringo lead singing at times, but also sharing these duties with Dr John, Billy Preston, Joe Walsh and other friends. A charming show, topped and tailed by the man himself in good form.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:42 am

Urban Myths: Scrambled Eggs
Sitcom legend Simon Nye pens the tale of how Paul McCartney dreamt up his most famous song, and irritated his band-mates and girlfriend & family in the process of checking whether it really was an original. Nye gets in quirky nods to future hits Get Back and Hello Goodbye, and has fun with the clichés about all 4 Beatles.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:52 am

Danny Boyle's new film Yesterday, is built on the premise of an aspiring singer-songwriter who meets with an unfortunate mishap, and finds himself in a world where nobody's ever heard of the Beatles. With a guest cameo from Ed Sheeran.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:07 am

Celebrations the other day marking the 50th anniversary of the Abbey Road album, with a mass recreation of the iconic cover shot crossing the road:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-49285630/abbey-road
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:38 am

The Cavern Club - The Beat Goes On
A familiar story, enlivened by the in-vision presenting of Scouse actor Paul McGann. The various owners, and eras of redevelopment, were given some fair due. The battle from the off was between blues nights and rock & roll. After closure, reopening, moving, it now seems to be stable and popular with tourists, and a good kudos spot for musicians from Adele to Paul McCartney.

The repackaged and reissued Abbey Road album is #1 in the UK.

The famous Strawberry Fields home which so inspired John Lennon has recently been reopened for the benefit of tourists.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:30 am

misery guts wrote:
The repackaged and reissued Abbey Road album is #1 in the UK.
Further to this, Ringo Starr has suggested that the band would have otherwise carried on beyond this album.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49991164
The star was speaking ahead of the release of his latest book, Another Day In The Life, which is the third in a series of collections of his own photographs - charting his life from childhood up to recent tours with his current group The All-Starr Band.
The band also play alongside Ringo on his new album, his twentieth, entitled What's My Name?
Busy busy.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:59 am

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, by Eric Idle
Largely jolly read from the former Python. He was a big friend of George Harrison, to the point where the famously recalcitrant performer joined the chorus of Lumberjacks during one of the live Python shows.

It was also George who helped inspired Idle's own parody sketch, the Rutles, who had a life of their own, largely with the help of the recently ceased-to-be Neil Innes.

Idle also befriended David Bowie, Robin Williams, and many, many others. He's lived in the USA since the early 1990s but remains proud to be British (generally).
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:35 am

Songs of Praise - Strawberry Field
Aled Jones visited the former children's home back in March. The Salvation Army have owned the site since the 1930s. There are now 2 sets of red gates, the originals separate from the replacements. John Lennon lived locally as a child, with his aunt. It originally closed in 2005, but was reopened last Autumn to play up the links with the Beatles, to inspire children.

Meanwhile, hand-written lyrics to "Hey Jude" went up for auction lately, among other Beatles items:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-52255022

and a rare photo of the early Quarrymen (John, Paul & George) was unearthed too:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-52233396
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Fri May 15, 2020 7:00 am

Another auction, this time including a rare tape with a collaboration between Paul and Ringo:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52528465

(I think the auction has happened by now)

The Story of Merseybeat
An oddity looking at the general scene, but managing to include Brian Epstein talking about his charges, and their early triumphs, and how they weren't expected to succeed in Hamburg. Cilla Black, Billy J Kramer and Peter Noone were definitely included talking too, but as none were named, it meant some of the others went uncredited (Bill Harry did the bulk of the chatter; archive footage saw Gerry and the Pacemakers on the Mersey ferry etc)

Manson: Music From An Unsound Mind
And at the other end of the spectrum, the story of musical madman Charles Manson, and how he took the White Album to be a number of signifiers for his vision of a race war, especially Helter Skelter. Tragic and dangerous.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Sat May 16, 2020 12:46 am

Astrid Kirchherr, the Hamburg photographer who became a key point of the band's time there in the early 60s, has died on Wednesday. She was 81. RIP  Sad

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52687056
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:31 am

Ringo Starr turned the big 8-0 yesterday  cheers
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:58 am

Fiona Adams, rock photographer, has died at 84:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53365590

Photographer Fiona Adams, whose famous shot of The Beatles jumping in the air was used on the sleeve of the Twist and Shout EP, has died at the age of 84.

Adams captured the iconic image of the Fab Four on a London bomb site for Boyfriend magazine in April 1963.

The photo was then used on the record sleeve and has been described by the National Portrait Gallery as "the one that defined their early look".

Adams also snapped many other pop acts, from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones.
RIP  Sad
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:54 am

How The Beatles Changed The World
Quite lengthy doc, which made the effort to caption its guests, so the familiar likes of Bill Harry and Tony Bramwell were at least named as such for once. Their work with underground movements like the Indica bookshop and International Times periodical were covered, partly because people relevant, like Barry Miles, were also interviewed. Some nice archive of the lads in chat action too. From 2017.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:28 am

A lot of coverage that John might have been 80 on Friday  Crying or Very sad

The Cavern Club was one of many venues facing the threat of closure, what with all the other pandemic issues, but has now become one of many venues to receive some funding from the government to hopefully help them out in the short term.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  misery guts on Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:14 am

Passions - Ivor Cutler, by KT Tunstall
Scottish maverick, a teacher turned almost folk artist, who caught the eye of Ned Sherrin, and then the Beatles - he played Buster Bloodvessel in Magical Mystery Tour. He wrote books and recorded albums, including at Abbey Road, and with Robert Wyatt. He suffered with depression, and died at 83. But still fondly remembered.
misery guts
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 7642
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Lancashire, NW England

Back to top Go down

The Beatles - Page 3 Empty Re: The Beatles

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum