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On this day in music and cultural history, November 27, 1967, The Beatles released Magical Mystery Tour.

How many iconic, unforgettable tunes on this one?!
From the title song to I Am the Walrus, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields Forever, and All You Need is Love, to Fool on the Hill....
A body blow to music & culture, and powerful presence as we moved from the Age of Aquarius to the Woodstock era.

The Making of Magical Mystery Tour


#Beatles #MusicHistory #music #musica #musique #rocklegends #1960s #MagicalMysteryTour #classic
 
Not sure why this is described as a "funny video". It's fun, yes. And interesting: a free-form take on this Beatles classic.

Taxman - George Harrison/Beatles - Cover by Carl Verheyen


#music #musica #Beatles #cover #taxman #musique #CarlVerheyen

YouTube: Carl Verheyen - Taxman (G.Harrison) (Daphny Siemers)

 
Well, it's true...

Tomorrow Never Knows


This is where YouTube led me after listening to another Beatles cover. Thoughtful and competent take by Los Lobos, from a PBS tribute show. This one is surely not easy to interpret or perform, between the studio chops and genius chemistry of the Beatles, and their psychedelic flavorings.

#Beatles #Music #musica #musique #psychedelia #60s #tomorrow #LosLobos
 

Strange Days Indeed!


Or weird scenes inside the gold mine, or what a long, strange trip it's been... All good, fitting, and great lyrics and songs.
But my own day brings me "here" to this song. And it definitely fits. Story below. This wonderful song (from "cool film") first...

## Across the Universe

My day began with a tour of one of Hawaii's largest coffee farms, and lectures by some of the producers, agriculture experts, etc.
Zoom. (What else? I wish I could be in Hawai'i now, in general but also it is the only U.S. state without climbing COVID-19 rates.)

Moving on I spent 1/2 hour in a socially-distanced line outside a big NY food store (Fairway - TJ's was even worse), I suppose a combination of food-buying for next week's big (but restricted) holiday, Thanksgiving. Note: plenty of turkeys were available! Paper goods not so much. (Remember the complete absence of toilet paper? Less so now, and gloves & masks at the cash register.)

Finally home again, wash wash, and a bit of music threading "here", a lot of it 70's/80's and a theme of jukeboxes.

Saturday night - in - and by chance (is anything?) I turned on the TV at the beginning of a 1998 movie, Pleasantville.
Produced by Mr. & Mrs. Andy Samberg, it was an early effort at digitalizing film and was mostly in black & white, with discreet people and things (e.g., flowers), colorized. My take: Like Wizard of Oz, the glory of color was celebrated, and like Yellow Submarine, there were the b&w crowd becoming a mob angry at the cool colored invaders from the future, disturbing normalcy. Add a pinch of Twilight Zone, and this feels like a non-drug-induced "trip". Complete with juke box too (focus of the music thread earlier). Whew.

All that to say, I was in awe at the closing credits where the sound track was The Beatles' Across the Universe (Jai Guru Deva), which was just so perfect. And the singer too. Who was she? I'd been enjoying and riffing on some sultry-voiced Female vocalists like Amy Winehouse and Winona Oak. So, I wanted to know, and buried deep in the credits I got the answer: Fiona Apple!

So here it is, the whole song, and with some key references to that trippy, fun, very irreverent movie. Full circle. Strange day... Enjoy.

Stay Safe!
#Pleasantville #FionaApple #music #Beatles #musica #musique #StrangeDays #film #soundtrack #colors
 

The Beatles - Abbey Road Medley "Restored" Version


Very careful and intentional re-ordering and "mastering" this awesome work by the masters.
Enjoy!
But oh that magic feeling, nowhere to go...
Soon we'll be away from here.
Step on the gas and wipe that tear away... one sweet dream came true today.
One two three four five six seven - All good children go to heaven
Don't know whether to curse Google &/or YouTube for this, but be aware: An inserted ad interrupted the beautiful flow, at least for me. Grr #googleisevil

#Beatles #Music #AbbeyRoad #classicrock #musiclegends #musica #musique
 
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And Your Bird Can Sing....


Another song which inhabited my music membranes for a while.... great, fun guitar licks. And Beatles.

And this bird here... it too can sing.
In Cienfuegos, I was told, many residents who moved to the city center from the water missed the sounds of nature, especially birds, and so these are quite common - living on balconies, and if not flying, singing outside one's window, in the big city.

Mas/more - Album "here", and @ http://www.fenichel.com/cuba

#Beatles #music #musica #musique #Cuba #myphoto #Cienfuegos #birdcage #bird #balcony #fenfotos
 
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OK, Alexa....

All You Need is Love


Yes, please. The song and a return to (New York) normalcy.
More photography of New York, before/during/after, old & new, @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#myphoto #Beatles #love #music #musica #musique #TimesSquare #NYC #NewYork
 

Blackbird - The Beatles (1968)


Song: Blackbird (Lennon–McCartney)
Performed by: The Beatles
Album: The Beatles (The White Album), 1968.
Lyrics:
*Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night

Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise*
#music #60sMusic #Beatles #JohnLennon #PaulMcCartney #GeorgeHarrison #RingoStarr #myfavouritemusic #MyFavoriteMusic #RockNRoll #nostalgia #NostalgicMoment
 

Blackbird - The Beatles (1968)


Song: Blackbird (Lennon–McCartney)
Performed by: The Beatles
Album: The Beatles (The White Album), 1968.
Lyrics:
*Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night

Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise*
#music #60sMusic #Beatles #JohnLennon #PaulMcCartney #GeorgeHarrison #RingoStarr #myfavouritemusic #MyFavoriteMusic #RockNRoll #nostalgia #NostalgicMoment
 
Off the beaten road to nowhere....

Sometimes the Internet - even YouTube - brings unexpected surprises.

I'd commented on some isolated track (a Lennon song) how it might be interesting to hear the treatment (mixing/tracks/isolated tracks) in the Beatles White Album's "Why Don't We Do it in the Road?".

Days later... look what floated in: (yeah yeah yeah!) x3

Deconstructing Why Don't We Do It In The Road (Isolated Tracks)


FWIW - If you're seeing this in near-realtime, in a few minutes (9PM /21:00 EST) PBS Television is running a special John Lennon tribute with previously unrealieased interviews from his last day on earth.

#Beatles #JohnLennon #WhiteAlbum #music #musica #musique #isolatedTracks #PaulMcCartney #Ringo
 

My mom would always talk about how she was an editor for Tiger Beat magazine when she was a teenager in the 1960’s. She would brag about spending time with the Stones and the Beatles. We always thought she was telling tall tales. Uncovered this pic cleaning out her house last week.

won't post it widout some #RollingStones #music...


#mom #stones #beatles #vintage #photograph [reddit's]
 

My mom would always talk about how she was an editor for Tiger Beat magazine when she was a teenager in the 1960’s. She would brag about spending time with the Stones and the Beatles. We always thought she was telling tall tales. Uncovered this pic cleaning out her house last week.

won't post it widout some #RollingStones #music...


#mom #stones #beatles #vintage #photograph [reddit's]
 
Du kannst auch auf develop wechseln, aber dann icht täglich automatisiert pullen sondern Fragen ob der Zustand grade stabil genug dafür ist.

Meistens ist das der Fall, aber dieses Wochenende sind die Early-Adopter / Alpha-Tester gefragt Probleme zu finden, damit die zögerlichen Beta-Tester die dann schon nicht mehr aushalten müssen ;-)
 
Hours ago I posted the first of two Beatles song covers which I really like, the Gov't Mule's She Said, She Said.
The other R.Stevie Moore's Strawberry Fields Forever, instrumental, with him playing all the tracks.




So... Time machine, forward. I just typed it in and look what comes up right away! I think it if exists, it's now findable online. Yay.

This is from the 70's, basic multi-track recording by a local legend who deconstructed and re-created The Beatles songbook instrumentally.
He did this really well, over many years. Forty five years on I see he's now a 'Youtube' topic!

Ain't the Internet grand?

R. Stevie Moore: Strawberry Fields Forever


#music #RStevieMoore #Beatles #instrumental #musica #musique #StrawberryFields #imagine #myphoto

YouTube: Strawberry Fields Forever (R. Stevie Moore - Topic)

 

Beatles, Beatles, Beatles....


So many covers but I generally like the originals best. I do occasionally enjoy the variations by other greats, interpreting the great compositions.

In the 70's there was a local musician with many albums (on cassette) of Beatles covers, multi-track instrumentals, by R. Stevie Moore. More recently I heard this while swamp-driving, and immediately added to my YouTube "swamp driving" play list. Missing those drives now, those swamps, those birds and gator & birds..... Freedom. And some good sound-tracks. I enjoyed this on a last drive....

Gov't Mule: She Said, She Said


#music #musica #musique #GovtMule #Beatles #SheSaid

YouTube: Gov't Mule She Said, She Said (MrBeatlesCovers)

 
Do this, do that, do this too.... OK.... In less than 2 minutes ....

I Will


One of my most engraved musical memories here, Beatles, love song, and part of a song set, this following "She's a Rainbow" (Stones)

Happy Sunday/New Week #StaySafe #music #musica #Beatles #lovesong #love #musique #rocklegends

YouTube: I Will (Remastered 2009) (The Beatles - Topic)

 
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Reminder, 12 Noon, 7/7 - it's Ringo Starr's 80th Birthday.
He wants only one thing: For everyone to say/sing/scream "Peace and Love". That's all.

Ringo's 80th Birthday - What he wants, from all of us - Tuesday, 7 July 2020


#peaceandlove #ringostarr #ringo #beatles #birthday #July7 #peace #love
 

Gee, a big week for birthdays, first week July. And Canada Day too!


So, to & from Debbie Harry, Ringo Starr, and half my family too, and some friends & colleagues as well.
Lift those masks, blow out the candles, and wash your hands as you sing it twice! :))

You say it's your Birthday ! ?


The music, if it's unclear is Paul McCartney - doing a live concert Moscow a few years back. I've seen the concert vid, and a now-gone vid with the a cartoon and original Beatles. But this will do nicely. Happy birthday all celebrating - and July 4th too! Stay Safe!

#birthday #PaulMcCartney #beatles #music #musica #musique #staysafe

YouTube: You Say It's Your Birthday (Jeri Gimbel)

 

"Peace and Love".... HAPPY 80th!! To Ringo Starr.

Ringo's 80th Birthday Bash!


Next week. One minute + tease/info here. Fun.
I sure would love to look, feel, and act like this at 80!
yeah, yeah, yeah (You say it's your birthday?!)

#RingoStarr #Ringo #Beatles #Birthday #musiclegend #drummers #music #musica #musique

YouTube: Ringo’s Birthday Update (ringostarr)

 

Corona Revolver | Corona Revolver


These musicians have remade The Beatles' Revolver album in their own unique manner. Read the notes, listen to the music, maybe donate.

#music #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #Beatles
 
Thank you for the wishes - for the many people of many nations in New York, and back at you, as the world faces this all together. Stay safe & healthy. Be mindful and kind.

All together now






"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not."
-- Dr. Seuss

"All of us are much more human than otherwise."
-- Harry Stack Sullivan

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
-- Plato

#covid19 #newyork #NYC #myphoto #fenfotos #beatles #music #musica #musique #together #staysafe #stayhealthy #STFH

YouTube: All Together Now (Remastered 2009) (The Beatles - Topic)

 
Flying along (or about)... From a query about "Flying" songs. Several out there, but this one has the best title for it:

Flying (Extended) | The Beatles


This here is actually a never-released, nearly-8-minutes-long instrumental, a rather experimental take here. The polished, shortened version ended up on Magical Mystery Tour This take has some extra mellotron bits and also some George Harrison whimsy which ended up being used on an album of his (the equally magical, spacey, and whimsical "Wonderwall Music")

Fun Fact: "Flying" is the first Beatles song (of not very many) co-written by all of the Fab Four.

#Beatles #flying #instrumental #magicalmysterytour #whimisical #music #musica #musique
 
One mo' for the "late-birds". I guess early-birds too.
I tell birders & nature photographers: "Enjoy your sunrises, early-birds. I'm more a dusk-golden-hour-sunset night owl."

That said, it's the beginning of the weekend!For me momentarily, for you, probably now. Good morning, Europe and East!

Free As a Bird


Dedicated to the weekend, to birds, and to John Lennon.
This was the surviving Beatles' tribute, built upon Lennon's demo tape of this song he had written.




#johnlennon #beatles #freeasabird #myphoto #fenfotos #music #musica #musique #cormorant #spoonbill

More birds nesting @ http://www.fenichel.com/birds

YouTube: The Beatles - Free As A Bird (TheBeatlesVEVO)

 
One other Beatles favorite which I was reminded of after posting/re-listening to "If I Fell", This is the other song which springs to mind as having an indelible impact on me, with the simple but bone-touching vocal harmonies and a minor tones in the chords:

"Someday when we're dreaming
Deep in love, not a lot to say
Then we will remember
The things we said today"

Things We Said Today - Beatles


#music #love #Beatles #things #music #60smusic #musica #musique #musika

YouTube: Things We Said Today (Remastered 2009) (The Beatles - Topic)

 
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Something for #moscowmonday or #mellowyellow day
"It could be colder", nearly always.

Back in the USSR - Beatles


#Beatles #myphoto #moscow #fenfotos #music #musica #musique #Russia #gplusrefugee

My photo collection of Moscow, a Google+ refugee : http://www.fenichel.com/moscow

Happy Monday! (#oxymoron ?) Enjoy the holidays, and/or snow, or lights in the desert or waters or Outback.

/ #mondaymorning
 
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Something for #moscowmonday or #mellowyellow day
"It could be colder", nearly always.

Back in the USSR - Beatles


#Beatles #myphoto #moscow #fenfotos #music #musica #musique #Russia #gplusrefugee

My photo collection of Moscow, a Google+ refugee : http://www.fenichel.com/moscow

Happy Monday! (#oxymoron ?) Enjoy the holidays, and/or snow, or lights in the desert or waters or Outback.

/ #mondaymorning
 

"Remember, remember, the fifth of November" - John Lennon

Remember (Remastered 2010) | John Lennon


FULL LYRICS BELOW:

Remember (John Lennon)

Remember when you were young
How the hero was never hung
Always got away

Remember how the man
Used to leave you empty handed
Always, always let you down
If you ever change your mind
About leaving it all behind
Remember, remember today

Don't feel sorry
'Bout the way it's gone
Don't you worry
'Bout what you've done

Just remember
When you were small
How people seemed so tall
Always had their way
Do you remember your ma and pa
Just wishing for movie stardom
Always, always playing a part
If you ever feel sad
And the whole world is driving you mad
Remember, remember today

Don't feel sorry
'Bout the way it's gone
Don't you worry
'Bout what you've done

No No remember, remember
The fifth of November

#johnlennon #music #musica #beatles #musique #remember #5November #fifthofnovember #musiclegends #history

YouTube: Remember (Remastered 2010) (John Lennon - Topic)

 
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Beatles: Ticket to Ride

That's John Lennon's Rickenbacker Model # 325, used throughout The Beatles' 1964 and on A Hard Day's Night.
You can hear its sound right at the beginning of this iconic song:

Ticket to Ride - The Beatles


#beatles #tickettoride #classicrock #guitars #rickenbacker #60s #rockmusic #myphoto #playitloud #gplusrefugee
 

"Remember, remember, the fifth of November" - John Lennon

Remember (Remastered 2010) | John Lennon


FULL LYRICS BELOW:

Remember (John Lennon)

Remember when you were young
How the hero was never hung
Always got away

Remember how the man
Used to leave you empty handed
Always, always let you down
If you ever change your mind
About leaving it all behind
Remember, remember today

Don't feel sorry
'Bout the way it's gone
Don't you worry
'Bout what you've done

Just remember
When you were small
How people seemed so tall
Always had their way
Do you remember your ma and pa
Just wishing for movie stardom
Always, always playing a part
If you ever feel sad
And the whole world is driving you mad
Remember, remember today

Don't feel sorry
'Bout the way it's gone
Don't you worry
'Bout what you've done

No No remember, remember
The fifth of November

#johnlennon #music #musica #beatles #musique #remember #5November #fifthofnovember #musiclegends #history

YouTube: Remember (Remastered 2010) (John Lennon - Topic)

 
Meanwhile....
This vid has been open on a browser tab here for months - I guess so good I didn't want to forget it. Seen it twice now. A really nice snapshot not only of Brian Wilson and Beatles/BeachBoys, but of the tipping points from vocal groups & doo-wop to folk rock, beach, and (r)evolutionary influences and sounds. Really good, 23:42 long.

The Rivalry of Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney


#paulmccartney #brianwilson #rocklegends #rockhistory #beatles #beachboys #music #musica #musique #composers
 
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