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2014-07-19 12:39:48 PM  
Nice try, George, but we all know Ringo was the talented one...
 
2014-07-19 01:44:11 PM  
a.disquscdn.com
 
2014-07-19 01:50:24 PM  

PhiloeBedoe: Nice try, George, but we all know Ringo was the talented one...


That was freaking transcendental
 
2014-07-19 03:10:34 PM  
As long as it's not that communist John Lenin.

/I shiat my pants today, oh boy...........
 
2014-07-19 03:12:05 PM  
George loved the India. The Beatles discovered Indian music while recording their second film "Help". That's where George learned to play the sitar after watching Indian musicians in a scene they were shooting at Twickenham Studios. George got into the hatha yoga and convinced the other band members to see the Maharishi lecture at the London Hilton. They learned about Transcendental Meditation and later went to India following the death of manager Brian Epstein. John and George were both initially excited about what India might hold.

Other Beatles and members on that trip, not so much. Lennon was breaking up with wife,Cynthia and chasing Yoko. Mia Farrow (and John) thought the Maharishi was paying her a little 'too much' attention. After the trip, the Maharishi asked the Beatles for 25% of the financial proceeds from the sale of their next album (as a "tithe"), to which Lennon replied, "Over my dead body!" Here's what Lennon wrote 3 weeks into the trip


I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink,
I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink.
I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink.
No, no, no.
I'm so tired I don't know what to do.
I'm so tired my mind is set on you.
I wonder should I call you but I know what you'd do.
You'd say I'm putting you on.
But it's no joke, it's doing me harm.
You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain
You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane.
You know I'd give you everything I've got
For a little peace of mind.


Well-known, douche-nozzle, Deepack Chopra (who wasn't even there, but later became a disciple of the Maharishi), claimed the Beatles were smoking too much pot and tripping balls on LSD during the trip... therefore they didn't 'get it'. Nice seeing pics of a young George, but that entire India trip sounded like a complete clusterfark. They did learn a thing or two from Norah Jone's dad, Ravi Shankar and the influence on Beatles' tunes like "Within You Without You" are undeniable. Also, Donovan taught John some kind of new guitar fingering technique, so there's that. My favorite George Harrison quote, "Having played with other musicians, I don't even think The Beatles were that good."
 
2014-07-19 03:43:01 PM  
Best Beatle Ever
 
2014-07-19 04:26:02 PM  
In before "Beatles music is shiat" folks. ( not holding my breath before I can type this, and hit the post button)
 
2014-07-19 04:40:28 PM  

Ooba Tooba: In before "Beatles music is the shiat" folks. ( not holding my breath before I can type this, and hit the post button)

 
2014-07-19 04:49:43 PM  

Dahnkster: George loved the India. The Beatles discovered Indian music while recording their second film "Help". That's where George learned to play the sitar after watching Indian musicians in a scene they were shooting at Twickenham Studios. George got into the hatha yoga and convinced the other band members to see the Maharishi lecture at the London Hilton. They learned about Transcendental Meditation and later went to India following the death of manager Brian Epstein. John and George were both initially excited about what India might hold.

Other Beatles and members on that trip, not so much. Lennon was breaking up with wife,Cynthia and chasing Yoko. Mia Farrow (and John) thought the Maharishi was paying her a little 'too much' attention. After the trip, the Maharishi asked the Beatles for 25% of the financial proceeds from the sale of their next album (as a "tithe"), to which Lennon replied, "Over my dead body!" Here's what Lennon wrote 3 weeks into the trip


I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink,
I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink.
I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink.
No, no, no.
I'm so tired I don't know what to do.
I'm so tired my mind is set on you.
I wonder should I call you but I know what you'd do.
You'd say I'm putting you on.
But it's no joke, it's doing me harm.
You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain
You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane.
You know I'd give you everything I've got
For a little peace of mind.

Well-known, douche-nozzle, Deepack Chopra (who wasn't even there, but later became a disciple of the Maharishi), claimed the Beatles were smoking too much pot and tripping balls on LSD during the trip... therefore they didn't 'get it'. Nice seeing pics of a young George, but that entire India trip sounded like a complete clusterfark. They did learn a thing or two from Norah Jone's dad, Ravi Shankar and the influence on Beatles' tunes like "Within You Without You" are undeniable. Also, Donovan taught John some kind of new guitar f ...


I enjoyed this.What else do you know.I love a good obscure story.
 
2014-07-19 04:49:52 PM  

LewDux: Ooba Tooba: In before "Beatles music is the shiat" folks. ( not holding my breath before I can type this, and hit the post button)


Funny
 
2014-07-19 04:55:12 PM  

W.C.fields forever: Dahnkster: George loved the India. The Beatles discovered Indian music while recording their second film "Help". That's where George learned to play the sitar after watching Indian musicians in a scene they were shooting at Twickenham Studios. George got into the hatha yoga and convinced the other band members to see the Maharishi lecture at the London Hilton. They learned about Transcendental Meditation and later went to India following the death of manager Brian Epstein. John and George were both initially excited about what India might hold.

Other Beatles and members on that trip, not so much. Lennon was breaking up with wife,Cynthia and chasing Yoko. Mia Farrow (and John) thought the Maharishi was paying her a little 'too much' attention. After the trip, the Maharishi asked the Beatles for 25% of the financial proceeds from the sale of their next album (as a "tithe"), to which Lennon replied, "Over my dead body!" Here's what Lennon wrote 3 weeks into the trip


I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink,
I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink.
I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink.
No, no, no.
I'm so tired I don't know what to do.
I'm so tired my mind is set on you.
I wonder should I call you but I know what you'd do.
You'd say I'm putting you on.
But it's no joke, it's doing me harm.
You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain
You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane.
You know I'd give you everything I've got
For a little peace of mind.

Well-known, douche-nozzle, Deepack Chopra (who wasn't even there, but later became a disciple of the Maharishi), claimed the Beatles were smoking too much pot and tripping balls on LSD during the trip... therefore they didn't 'get it'. Nice seeing pics of a young George, but that entire India trip sounded like a complete clusterfark. They did learn a thing or two from Norah Jone's dad, Ravi Shankar and the influence on Beatles' tunes like "Within You Without You" are undeniable. Also, Donovan taught John some kind of new guitar f ...

I enjoyed this.What else do you know.I love a good obscure story.


Ever hear about John, and Paul going to see Hendrix a week after Sgt. Pepper came out? Jimi knew they were in attendance, and played the title track.
 
2014-07-19 04:57:03 PM  
 
2014-07-19 05:09:39 PM  
These have been published before, but being a Georgeophile I'm not complaining.

What is astonishing is that they could be photos of his son Dhani. It's almost eerie how much Dhani resembles his dad at the same age.
 
2014-07-19 05:35:39 PM  

W.C.fields forever: I love a good obscure story.


None of this is obscure.  There hasn't been a revealing Beatles book, interview or website in decades.  The last time Paul was on Letterman, even he awkwardly trotted out the same familiar stories.  They are among the most well-documented beings on the planet and have been for the past 50 years.
 
2014-07-19 05:44:37 PM  

KwameKilstrawberry: W.C.fields forever: I love a good obscure story.

None of this is obscure.  There hasn't been a revealing Beatles book, interview or website in decades.  The last time Paul was on Letterman, even he awkwardly trotted out the same familiar stories.  They are among the most well-documented beings on the planet and have been for the past 50 years.


I am 50.I never heard that story.Why don't you tell me a story.Dont worry I will stop you if I heard it.
 
2014-07-19 05:58:57 PM  
George sleeps with the fisheyes
 
2014-07-19 06:22:50 PM  
I'm 49 and I've known of these stories since I was 12.

Here's one that I just recently learned:  Jimi Hendrix once asked Paul to join him and MIles Davis to form a supergroup, but the timing was bad as it was during Paul's reclusive Scotland days.

I have a library of Beatle books - it's what I spent my allowance and babysitting money on as a kid.  Most of the books were written in the late 70s, right around the time the Bee Gees and Robert Stigwood bastardized Sgt. Pepper and the Second Coming of The Beatles began.  I generally do not find new Beatley tidbits in Fark threads, but, yeah, that's just me, I guess.
 
2014-07-19 06:46:59 PM  

Dahnkster: George loved the India. The Beatles discovered Indian music while recording their second film "Help". That's where George learned to play the sitar after watching Indian musicians in a scene they were shooting at Twickenham Studios. George got into the hatha yoga and convinced the other band members to see the Maharishi lecture at the London Hilton. They learned about Transcendental Meditation and later went to India following the death of manager Brian Epstein. John and George were both initially excited about what India might hold.

Other Beatles and members on that trip, not so much. Lennon was breaking up with wife,Cynthia and chasing Yoko. Mia Farrow (and John) thought the Maharishi was paying her a little 'too much' attention. After the trip, the Maharishi asked the Beatles for 25% of the financial proceeds from the sale of their next album (as a "tithe"), to which Lennon replied, "Over my dead body!" Here's what Lennon wrote 3 weeks into the trip


I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink,
I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink.
I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink.
No, no, no.
I'm so tired I don't know what to do.
I'm so tired my mind is set on you.
I wonder should I call you but I know what you'd do.
You'd say I'm putting you on.
But it's no joke, it's doing me harm.
You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain
You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane.
You know I'd give you everything I've got
For a little peace of mind.

Well-known, douche-nozzle, Deepack Chopra (who wasn't even there, but later became a disciple of the Maharishi), claimed the Beatles were smoking too much pot and tripping balls on LSD during the trip... therefore they didn't 'get it'. Nice seeing pics of a young George, but that entire India trip sounded like a complete clusterfark. They did learn a thing or two from Norah Jone's dad, Ravi Shankar and the influence on Beatles' tunes like "Within You Without You" are undeniable. Also, Donovan taught John some kind of new guitar fingering technique, so there's that. My favorite George Harrison quote, "Having played with other musicians, I don't even think The Beatles were that good."


It's cool that you wrote this, but since George is the topic of the thread you gloss over the importance and depth of his relationship with Ravi Shankar.

/drove with friends in the mid 70s from St.Pete to Atlanta to see Harrison in concert with Ravi. The concert was on Thanksgiving, we left the night before.
//for the life of me I can't remember what we had for Thanksgiving dinner, but I know it wasn't turkey lol
 
2014-07-19 07:33:06 PM  

lindalouwho: Dahnkster: George loved the India. The Beatles discovered Indian music while recording their second film "Help". That's where George learned to play the sitar after watching Indian musicians in a scene they were shooting at Twickenham Studios. George got into the hatha yoga and convinced the other band members to see the Maharishi lecture at the London Hilton. They learned about Transcendental Meditation and later went to India following the death of manager Brian Epstein. John and George were both initially excited about what India might hold.

Other Beatles and members on that trip, not so much. Lennon was breaking up with wife,Cynthia and chasing Yoko. Mia Farrow (and John) thought the Maharishi was paying her a little 'too much' attention. After the trip, the Maharishi asked the Beatles for 25% of the financial proceeds from the sale of their next album (as a "tithe"), to which Lennon replied, "Over my dead body!" Here's what Lennon wrote 3 weeks into the trip


I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink,
I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink.
I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink.
No, no, no.
I'm so tired I don't know what to do.
I'm so tired my mind is set on you.
I wonder should I call you but I know what you'd do.
You'd say I'm putting you on.
But it's no joke, it's doing me harm.
You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain
You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane.
You know I'd give you everything I've got
For a little peace of mind.

Well-known, douche-nozzle, Deepack Chopra (who wasn't even there, but later became a disciple of the Maharishi), claimed the Beatles were smoking too much pot and tripping balls on LSD during the trip... therefore they didn't 'get it'. Nice seeing pics of a young George, but that entire India trip sounded like a complete clusterfark. They did learn a thing or two from Norah Jone's dad, Ravi Shankar and the influence on Beatles' tunes like "Within You Without You" are undeniable. Also, Donovan taught John some kind of new guitar fingering technique, so there's that. My favorite George Harrison quote, "Having played with other musicians, I don't even think The Beatles were that good."

It's cool that you wrote this, but since George is the topic of the thread you gloss over the importance and depth of his relationship with Ravi Shankar.

/drove with friends in the mid 70s from St.Pete to Atlanta to see Harrison in concert with Ravi. The concert was on Thanksgiving, we left the night before.
//for the life of me I can't remember what we had for Thanksgiving dinner, but I know it wasn't turkey lol


Savoy truffles?
 
2014-07-19 07:51:52 PM  

Ooba Tooba: lindalouwho: Dahnkster: George loved the India. The Beatles discovered Indian music while recording their second film "Help". That's where George learned to play the sitar after watching Indian musicians in a scene they were shooting at Twickenham Studios. George got into the hatha yoga and convinced the other band members to see the Maharishi lecture at the London Hilton. They learned about Transcendental Meditation and later went to India following the death of manager Brian Epstein. John and George were both initially excited about what India might hold.

Other Beatles and members on that trip, not so much. Lennon was breaking up with wife,Cynthia and chasing Yoko. Mia Farrow (and John) thought the Maharishi was paying her a little 'too much' attention. After the trip, the Maharishi asked the Beatles for 25% of the financial proceeds from the sale of their next album (as a "tithe"), to which Lennon replied, "Over my dead body!" Here's what Lennon wrote 3 weeks into the trip


I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink,
I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink.
I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink.
No, no, no.
I'm so tired I don't know what to do.
I'm so tired my mind is set on you.
I wonder should I call you but I know what you'd do.
You'd say I'm putting you on.
But it's no joke, it's doing me harm.
You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain
You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane.
You know I'd give you everything I've got
For a little peace of mind.

Well-known, douche-nozzle, Deepack Chopra (who wasn't even there, but later became a disciple of the Maharishi), claimed the Beatles were smoking too much pot and tripping balls on LSD during the trip... therefore they didn't 'get it'. Nice seeing pics of a young George, but that entire India trip sounded like a complete clusterfark. They did learn a thing or two from Norah Jone's dad, Ravi Shankar and the influence on Beatles' tunes like "Within You Without You" are undeniable. Also, Donovan taught John some kind of new guitar fingering technique, so there's that. My favorite George Harrison quote, "Having played with other musicians, I don't even think The Beatles were that good."

It's cool that you wrote this, but since George is the topic of the thread you gloss over the importance and depth of his relationship with Ravi Shankar.

/drove with friends in the mid 70s from St.Pete to Atlanta to see Harrison in concert with Ravi. The concert was on Thanksgiving, we left the night before.
//for the life of me I can't remember what we had for Thanksgiving dinner, but I know it wasn't turkey lol

Savoy truffles?


YES!

They were White with Glass Onions, and we had Honey Pie for dessert. We were Piggies; famished after the Long, Long, Long drive. After the concert all I could manage to say was "I'm So Tired, Good Night."
 
2014-07-19 07:54:19 PM  
Mmmm. Honey pie
 
2014-07-19 08:22:29 PM  

KwameKilstrawberry: I'm 49 and I've known of these stories since I was 12.

Here's one that I just recently learned:  Jimi Hendrix once asked Paul to join him and MIles Davis to form a supergroup, but the timing was bad as it was during Paul's reclusive Scotland days.

I have a library of Beatle books - it's what I spent my allowance and babysitting money on as a kid.  Most of the books were written in the late 70s, right around the time the Bee Gees and Robert Stigwood bastardized Sgt. Pepper and the Second Coming of The Beatles began.  I generally do not find new Beatley tidbits in Fark threads, but, yeah, that's just me, I guess.


Another good story.Got into the beatles in 1977.I could look at a photo and tell you what year it was taken.Saw Beatlemania the play when it came out in New York.
 
2014-07-19 09:18:20 PM  
1977 - won my choice of albums from CKLW AM 800 for being the 8th caller.  One was a Beach Boys album which name I cannot recall, the other was Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl.  I remember thinking, "The Beatles are okay, I guess - I'll take that one". Ironically, it is the singularly most crappy Beatles album in my collection.  

After that, my family never again wondered what the hell to get me for Christmas and birthdays.
 
2014-07-19 09:27:20 PM  

KwameKilstrawberry: 1977 - , the other was Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl.  I remember thinking, "The Beatles are okay, I guess - I'll take that one". Ironically, it is the singularly most crappy Beatles album in my collection.

All the screaming is obnoxious.

After that, my family never again wondered what the hell to get me for Christmas and birthdays.

Sh*tty albums?

 
2014-07-20 12:44:20 AM  

W.C.fields forever: I enjoyed this.What else do you know.I love a good obscure story.


If you have not seen it, this is the BEST!
blogs.houstonpress.com
Most "new" Beatles information in a film that will REALLY hold your interest. Freda was the Beatles secretary and head of their fan club during the entire time they were together. The insight from somebody that loved them all and was so close to them is unmatched. Netflix has this streaming right now for 'Watch Anytime'. She never exploited her relationship with any of the lads and always kept a tight-lip in regards to their personal lives... amazing really, because she knew each Beatle intimately as well as their wives and families. A must see for any Beatles' fan.
 
2014-07-20 01:04:43 AM  

Dahnkster: W.C.fields forever: I enjoyed this.What else do you know.I love a good obscure story.

If you have not seen it, this is the BEST!
[blogs.houstonpress.com image 250x375]
Most "new" Beatles information in a film that will REALLY hold your interest. Freda was the Beatles secretary and head of their fan club during the entire time they were together. The insight from somebody that loved them all and was so close to them is unmatched. Netflix has this streaming right now for 'Watch Anytime'. She never exploited her relationship with any of the lads and always kept a tight-lip in regards to their personal lives... amazing really, because she knew each Beatle intimately as well as their wives and families. A must see for any Beatles' fan.


I know of this,but have not seen.Thanks.
 
2014-07-20 01:21:18 AM  
One more quick anecdote about the India trip. Ringo and his wife spent the shortest amount of time in India leaving after only 10 days. Ringo arrived in India feeling sick and was unable to find a physician. He was told that he would have to wait to "wait his turn". Ringo blamed the illness on a series of inoculations he received in order to travel. Ringo and wife, Maureen (originally a Liverpool hairdresser) hated the Indian food served at the Maharishi's compound. They blamed their avoidance of the spicy vegan meals (mostly chick peas and lentils) because of 'allergies' and also because of Ringo's illness upon arrival. The actual truth was, that Ringo had in fact, packed a separate trunk full of Heinz beans and fresh eggs he had brought from England.

Ringo's wife reportedly did not enjoy her time in India, as well. She was terrified of bugs especially spiders and flies. She claimed that she had been unable to leave her room for an entire day,because of a giant fly that was hovering over the doorway of her room. When Ringo complained about the insects, the Maharishi assured him that the spiritual reward the four Beatles and their entourage would receive, would far outweigh any inconvenience of bugs. Lennon also said the food was "lousy" and Ringo and Maureen left saying that they had enjoyed their time in India, but were anxious to return to their home (A 16th century manor they had recently purchased from Peter Sellers) and to see their young son Zak.

retrothing.typepad.com
 
2014-07-20 01:40:06 AM  
So many good stories.

Sometimes I just farkin' love this place.
 
2014-07-20 02:23:11 AM  

Dahnkster: One more quick anecdote about the India trip. Ringo and his wife spent the shortest amount of time in India leaving after only 10 days. Ringo arrived in India feeling sick and was unable to find a physician. He was told that he would have to wait to "wait his turn". Ringo blamed the illness on a series of inoculations he received in order to travel. Ringo and wife, Maureen (originally a Liverpool hairdresser) hated the Indian food served at the Maharishi's compound. They blamed their avoidance of the spicy vegan meals (mostly chick peas and lentils) because of 'allergies' and also because of Ringo's illness upon arrival. The actual truth was, that Ringo had in fact, packed a separate trunk full of Heinz beans and fresh eggs he had brought from England.

Ringo's wife reportedly did not enjoy her time in India, as well. She was terrified of bugs especially spiders and flies. She claimed that she had been unable to leave her room for an entire day,because of a giant fly that was hovering over the doorway of her room. When Ringo complained about the insects, the Maharishi assured him that the spiritual reward the four Beatles and their entourage would receive, would far outweigh any inconvenience of bugs. Lennon also said the food was "lousy" and Ringo and Maureen left saying that they had enjoyed their time in India, but were anxious to return to their home (A 16th century manor they had recently purchased from Peter Sellers) and to see their young son Zak.

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2014-07-20 02:27:32 AM  

W.C.fields forever: Dahnkster: One more quick anecdote about the India trip. Ringo and his wife spent the shortest amount of time in India leaving after only 10 days. Ringo arrived in India feeling sick and was unable to find a physician. He was told that he would have to wait to "wait his turn". Ringo blamed the illness on a series of inoculations he received in order to travel. Ringo and wife, Maureen (originally a Liverpool hairdresser) hated the Indian food served at the Maharishi's compound. They blamed their avoidance of the spicy vegan meals (mostly chick peas and lentils) because of 'allergies' and also because of Ringo's illness upon arrival. The actual truth was, that Ringo had in fact, packed a separate trunk full of Heinz beans and fresh eggs he had brought from England.

Ringo's wife reportedly did not enjoy her time in India, as well. She was terrified of bugs especially spiders and flies. She claimed that she had been unable to leave her room for an entire day,because of a giant fly that was hovering over the doorway of her room. When Ringo complained about the insects, the Maharishi assured him that the spiritual reward the four Beatles and their entourage would receive, would far outweigh any inconvenience of bugs. Lennon also said the food was "lousy" and Ringo and Maureen left saying that they had enjoyed their time in India, but were anxious to return to their home (A 16th century manor they had recently purchased from Peter Sellers) and to see their young son Zak.

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I meant to type in thank and you are favorite as the sixth Beatle.
 
2014-07-20 03:09:10 AM  

Dahnkster: W.C.fields forever: I enjoyed this.What else do you know.I love a good obscure story.

If you have not seen it, this is the BEST!
[blogs.houstonpress.com image 250x375]
Most "new" Beatles information in a film that will REALLY hold your interest. Freda was the Beatles secretary and head of their fan club during the entire time they were together. The insight from somebody that loved them all and was so close to them is unmatched. Netflix has this streaming right now for 'Watch Anytime'. She never exploited her relationship with any of the lads and always kept a tight-lip in regards to their personal lives... amazing really, because she knew each Beatle intimately as well as their wives and families. A must see for any Beatles' fan.


Thanks, dl'ing now.
 
2014-07-20 06:07:22 AM  

KwameKilstrawberry: 1977 - won my choice of albums from CKLW AM 800 for being the 8th caller.  One was a Beach Boys album which name I cannot recall, the other was Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl.  I remember thinking, "The Beatles are okay, I guess - I'll take that one". Ironically, it is the singularly most crappy Beatles album in my collection.  

After that, my family never again wondered what the hell to get me for Christmas and birthdays.


The new Beach Boys album in '77 was "The Beach Boys Love You".

Hollywood Bowl is really the only must-own Beatles LP left, in terms of content. Nothing else except for a few oddball mixes is currently out of print. And it's silly that they don't have a true live concert album with all the stuff that's available. Swedish Radio '63, Hollywood Bowl '64, Shea '65, Budokan '66, the rooftop show in '69, all professionally recorded. Put 'em in a boxed set and they could officially toss in the Star-Club tapes for good measure even if the recording quality is lacking.
 
2014-07-20 09:08:41 AM  

Hoopy Frood: KwameKilstrawberry: 1977 - won my choice of albums from CKLW AM 800 for being the 8th caller.  One was a Beach Boys album which name I cannot recall, the other was Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl.  I remember thinking, "The Beatles are okay, I guess - I'll take that one". Ironically, it is the singularly most crappy Beatles album in my collection.  

After that, my family never again wondered what the hell to get me for Christmas and birthdays.

The new Beach Boys album in '77 was "The Beach Boys Love You".

Hollywood Bowl is really the only must-own Beatles LP left, in terms of content. Nothing else except for a few oddball mixes is currently out of print. And it's silly that they don't have a true live concert album with all the stuff that's available. Swedish Radio '63, Hollywood Bowl '64, Shea '65, Budokan '66, the rooftop show in '69, all professionally recorded. Put 'em in a boxed set and they could officially toss in the Star-Club tapes for good measure even if the recording quality is lacking.



Hmm.  How has that Beach Boys album held up?  I can't imagine having Brian Wilson's face plastered all over my walls and ceilings! 

I often wonder if some day Hollywood Bowl might have some value, but other than that, the incessant screaming, low quality recording and completely out of tune and out of sync playing makes it difficult to listen to - as I recall.  It's on vinyl and I haven't had a turntable in 20 years or more.

I also have Live at Hamburg, the Tony Sheridan album and the BBC tapes, an Apple-issued Revolver and one of the first or second American pressings of Abbey Road (which has some nominal value, apparently).  Still kicking myself for not buying the Sgt. Pepper picture disk that came about around the time of the movie, but back in the day, to a tweener, it was cost-prohibitive.

The very early stuff really, really needs to be remastered and cleaned-up.  Held up against the popular music of the day (Herb Alpert, Bobby Vinton, Elvis' Hollywood years, all that awful doo-wop crap), it is no surprise The Beatles caught fire.  The word I keep going back to is 'exuberant'.
 
2014-07-20 09:50:20 AM  
Hamburg is likely out of print legally for good. Any releases were gray-market or imports even in the '70s. Not quite bootlegs, but the owner of the tapes didn't own publishing rights. Even when Sony got their grubby mitts on them in the early '90s, they weren't allowed to keep them in print.

"The Beach Boys Love You" is actually considered to be one of their better later albums and (or because) it had Brian's full involvement. Personally, even as a huge Beach Boys fan, I can't stomach much of anything of theirs beyond about 1973 except for "Getcha Back". I've tried listening to Love You a number of times hoping I'll finally "get" whatever's supposed to be "gotten", but in the meantime I think the most interesting thing about it is that Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean did the cover art.
 
2014-07-20 10:18:23 AM  

KwameKilstrawberry: Hoopy Frood: KwameKilstrawberry: 1977 - won my choice of albums from CKLW AM 800 for being the 8th caller.  One was a Beach Boys album which name I cannot recall, the other was Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl.  I remember thinking, "The Beatles are okay, I guess - I'll take that one". Ironically, it is the singularly most crappy Beatles album in my collection.  

After that, my family never again wondered what the hell to get me for Christmas and birthdays.

The new Beach Boys album in '77 was "The Beach Boys Love You".

Hollywood Bowl is really the only must-own Beatles LP left, in terms of content. Nothing else except for a few oddball mixes is currently out of print. And it's silly that they don't have a true live concert album with all the stuff that's available. Swedish Radio '63, Hollywood Bowl '64, Shea '65, Budokan '66, the rooftop show in '69, all professionally recorded. Put 'em in a boxed set and they could officially toss in the Star-Club tapes for good measure even if the recording quality is lacking.


Hmm.  How has that Beach Boys album held up?  I can't imagine having Brian Wilson's face plastered all over my walls and ceilings! 

I often wonder if some day Hollywood Bowl might have some value, but other than that, the incessant screaming, low quality recording and completely out of tune and out of sync playing makes it difficult to listen to - as I recall.  It's on vinyl and I haven't had a turntable in 20 years or more.

I also have Live at Hamburg, the Tony Sheridan album and the BBC tapes, an Apple-issued Revolver and one of the first or second American pressings of Abbey Road (which has some nominal value, apparently).  Still kicking myself for not buying the Sgt. Pepper picture disk that came about around the time of the movie, but back in the day, to a tweener, it was cost-prohibitive.

The very early stuff really, really needs to be remastered and cleaned-up.  Held up against the popular music of the day (Herb Alpert, Bobby Vinton, Elvis' Hollywood years, all that awful doo-wop crap), it is no surprise The Beatles caught fire.  The word I keep going back to is 'exuberant'.


Not sure what they are worth, but my dad gave me about a dozen of the old 45 picture sleeves. The oldest being an illustration of the group, and on the old veejay label.
 
2014-07-20 10:40:03 AM  
The only two Beatles recordings I'm interested in are the mono box set and if it ever surfaces, the three Helter Skelter jams recorded on 7/18/68, including one that lasted 27 minutes. They edited a 12 minute jam down for one of the Anthologies but I'd like to hear all three complete.
 
2014-07-20 02:09:10 PM  

KwameKilstrawberry: Hoopy Frood: KwameKilstrawberry: 1977 - won my choice of albums from CKLW AM 800 for being the 8th caller.  One was a Beach Boys album which name I cannot recall, the other was Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl.  I remember thinking, "The Beatles are okay, I guess - I'll take that one". Ironically, it is the singularly most crappy Beatles album in my collection.  

After that, my family never again wondered what the hell to get me for Christmas and birthdays.

The new Beach Boys album in '77 was "The Beach Boys Love You".

Hollywood Bowl is really the only must-own Beatles LP left, in terms of content. Nothing else except for a few oddball mixes is currently out of print. And it's silly that they don't have a true live concert album with all the stuff that's available. Swedish Radio '63, Hollywood Bowl '64, Shea '65, Budokan '66, the rooftop show in '69, all professionally recorded. Put 'em in a boxed set and they could officially toss in the Star-Club tapes for good measure even if the recording quality is lacking.


Hmm.  How has that Beach Boys album held up?  I can't imagine having Brian Wilson's face plastered all over my walls and ceilings! 

I often wonder if some day Hollywood Bowl might have some value, but other than that, the incessant screaming, low quality recording and completely out of tune and out of sync playing makes it difficult to listen to - as I recall.  It's on vinyl and I haven't had a turntable in 20 years or more.

I also have Live at Hamburg, the Tony Sheridan album and the BBC tapes, an Apple-issued Revolver and one of the first or second American pressings of Abbey Road (which has some nominal value, apparently).  Still kicking myself for not buying the Sgt. Pepper picture disk that came about around the time of the movie, but back in the day, to a tweener, it was cost-prohibitive.

The very early stuff really, really needs to be remastered and cleaned-up.  Held up against the popular music of the day (Herb Alpert, Bobby Vinton, Elvis' Hollywood years, all that awful doo-wop crap), it is no surprise The Beatles caught fire.  The word I keep going back to is 'exuberant'.


Say what you will about doo-wop but it's helping to keep many PBS stations going, so it can't be all bad.

/boomer
//can only take doo-wop in small doses
 
2014-07-20 02:43:30 PM  
Probably my favorite Beatles story: their breakthrough gig, the first inkling that the Beatles were a phenomenon. On this night in 1960, Paul and George are still teenagers. John is freshly 20.

http://www.albright.edu/reporter/winter2007/beatles3.html
 
2014-07-20 07:05:27 PM  

Dahnkster: One more quick anecdote about the India trip. Ringo and his wife spent the shortest amount of time in India leaving after only 10 days. Ringo arrived in India feeling sick and was unable to find a physician. He was told that he would have to wait to "wait his turn". Ringo blamed the illness on a series of inoculations he received in order to travel. Ringo and wife, Maureen (originally a Liverpool hairdresser) hated the Indian food served at the Maharishi's compound. They blamed their avoidance of the spicy vegan meals (mostly chick peas and lentils) because of 'allergies' and also because of Ringo's illness upon arrival. The actual truth was, that Ringo had in fact, packed a separate trunk full of Heinz beans and fresh eggs he had brought from England.

Ringo's wife reportedly did not enjoy her time in India, as well. She was terrified of bugs especially spiders and flies. She claimed that she had been unable to leave her room for an entire day,because of a giant fly that was hovering over the doorway of her room. When Ringo complained about the insects, the Maharishi assured him that the spiritual reward the four Beatles and their entourage would receive, would far outweigh any inconvenience of bugs. Lennon also said the food was "lousy" and Ringo and Maureen left saying that they had enjoyed their time in India, but were anxious to return to their home (A 16th century manor they had recently purchased from Peter Sellers) and to see their young son Zak.

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Heh..Came back to the thread and I favorited you with the note:Pete f*ckin' 2nd Best\

I had a buzz on last night.
I hope I didn't offend anybody
 
2014-07-20 09:24:11 PM  

Henry Holland: The only two Beatles recordings I'm interested in are the mono box set and if it ever surfaces, the three Helter Skelter jams recorded on 7/18/68, including one that lasted 27 minutes. They edited a 12 minute jam down for one of the Anthologies but I'd like to hear all three complete.


I've got the mono set on CD.  There really is a difference.  It's fantastic.  The mono vinyl box is coming out soon if it's not out already
 
2014-07-20 10:51:21 PM  
Thanks for the note on the mono box, Chewie, I've gotten two mono albums that I knew by heart in stereo, The Piper At The Gates of Dawn and Surrealistic Pillow and they were both revelations.

Oh well, that's $150 or so gone!
 
2014-07-21 01:48:32 AM  

Ooba Tooba: Not sure what they are worth, but my dad gave me about a dozen of the old 45 picture sleeves. The oldest being an illustration of the group, and on the old veejay label.


More than likely, they're worth more than the records inside them. Picture sleeves were more easily damaged or discarded or lost. In case you might have one, the unexpected Holy Grail of their U.S. picture sleeves is Can't Buy Me Love - most of the millions of copies sold had plain Capitol sleeves.
 
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