The Beatles Album Cuts

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This hub is in response to a request from DJ Funktual. Our own Master of Music has asked for an article about album cuts by The Beatles. Not just album cuts, deep album cuts. *Gulp* I'm only a lowly writer. I'm not worthy of such an in-depth assignment from the Master. Feeling a little nervous about this one.

Any of you that have gotten to know me, understand that I consider myself one the world's oldest living Beatlemaniacs. I don't get into much of the history and stats, but the music keeps my love for the Fab Four strong some four decades after I first heard them on the Ed Sullivan Show.

My biggest challenge with this subject matter is the fact that I have no idea which songs other people know or consider a ‘deep cut'. After spending several minutes worrying about that aspect of it, I said, "<censored expletive!>", and decided to just do the ones that I thought should be part of this showcase. Some of my favs are cuts that I'm sure other people (my friends and family) don't understand, don't like, or have never heard of. Those made my short list, regardless of how they're viewed globally. Guess that makes this something of an opinion piece.

The Beatles had 47 number one hits on the Top 40 list during their six and a half year reign. Heaven! I'm proud to share my boys with you. Hope you enjoy them.

Without further adieu, I give you Shirley's List of The Beatles Album Cuts. Deep Album Cuts.

The Beatles Baby's in Black (Live)

Baby's In Black - Beatles For Sale (1964)

I wasn't going to include this one. As far as I know everybody in the world is familiar with it. Though I love the lyrics and tune, it's about as depressing as a country song. I sing along with it and sway, but it makes a person want to pop open a beer so they can cry in it. However, there are a number of people online who feel that Baby's In Black is indeed a deep cut. This one is for the masses, despite my claim above that I wasn't going to do that.

Beatles For Sale is considered by some to have been the weakest of the group's endeavours, yet still a great album. Let's face it, The Beatles never made a bad album. Some were just more ‘classic' than others. If this album really was a weak link for the boys, then it served a purpose. Their follow-up album, Help! was as strong as they come in 1965.

The album did mark a small turning point for John and Paul. John had met Bob Dylan, and the story goes that John was influenced by him and wanted to start making songs that were mini autobiographies. "I'm a Loser" is supposedly a track that illustrates how John was feeling about himself at the time.

Beatles For Sale was the fourth album recorded and released in only 21 months! Only my boys could do that.

The Beatles - The Word

The Word - Rubber Soul (1965)

You cannot possibly listen to The Word without moving your body. If you can, you are not a card carrying Beatlemaniac. This tune from 1965's Rubber Soul, gives us such a huge glimpse of The Beatles to come.

The Word was seen as the first of the boys' songs that dealt with love as a larger concept. It opened the door for songs like, All You Need Is Love to follow. That designates this as a pivotal influence in their career, as far as I'm concerned.

A little trivia for you - George Martin was the playing the harmonium solo on this track.

Go ahead and play it again, you know you want to.

I've Just Seen A Face - 1965

***** I've Just Seen a Face *****

If you listen to only one of the videos here, make it THIS ONE! I've Just Seen a Face is one of my all time favourite songs. I challenge you to listen without singing along.

Released in the U.K. on the Help! album, and in the U.S. on Rubber Soul, the song briefly carried a title of "Aunty Gin's Theme", named for Paul's paternal aunt, because the song was one of her favourites. The tune is also notable due to the fact that there is no bass track.

Many people have done covers of this song, but I've personally only heard one. I consider the remaking or disin' of Beatles songs to be blasphemy.

Did I've Just Seen a Face do anything for their career? I don't know, but it did something for me.

Beatles - Norwegian Wood - Very Rare

Norwegian Wood - Rubber Soul (1965)

Rubber Soul seems to be taking all the awards in this contest. Norwegian Wood is haled by many as being a cut. I do like it, but I'm not convinced that others aren't aware of it, and aren't aware of how good it is.

Paul wrote the middle of the song, with John writing the rest. This was the first western pop tune recorded using a sitar. Perhaps a result of their time spent with Ravi Shankar?

The lyrics in Norwegian Wood are darker than many of The Beatles' previous works, and are considered to be the story of a man setting fire to a woman's apartment after she "leaves him to sleep in the bath", rather than letting the evening finish as he had hoped.

Norwegian Wood illustrated to the boys' adoring fans that they were expanding and experimenting with their craft, and showed the direction they would soon go in.

Beatles - Dr. Robert

Dr. Robert - Revolver (1966)

Dr. Robert was allegedly a code name for the boys' drug dealers, although John claimed he was Dr. Robert. He was quoted as saying that he was the one that carried around all the Fab Four's pills, at least in the beginning.

The main reason I'm including this song is because I don't think many people know about it. Or at least they don't listen to it. It is a story of where the boys were at during that time.

If you watch the pics in the video, you can see the album cover with the dead baby parts (dolls). If you ever get your hands on one, you'll have a collector's item. That cover was created in the U.K., but was changed when U.S. market testing found it offensive. To avoid controversary, they revamped the Revolver cover. Some of the records had already been released, so like I said if you find one, hang on to it and let me know.

Blue Jay Way - Magical Mystery Tour

Blue Jay Way - Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

I'm including this one because when I hear it, I'm just so struck at the contrast between this phase of their music and their beginnings. From She Loves You and I Want to Hold Your Hand, to Blue Jay Way. Stark!

This one was written by George and released on the Magical Mystery Tour album in 1967. A quick search of my brain's memory banks reminds me that the whole premise of MMT was to hop a bus without a destination and travel around to see what interesting things might happen. The resulting movie sucked (in my opinion), but the soundtrack was legendary, as is most of their stuff.

The studio people got the funky sounds in the track by using audio delayed recording techniques.

Blue Jay Way is a real street in the Hollywood Hills. George apparently wrote the song while waiting there for a friend.

Did Magical Mystery Tour help The Beatles grow as a group? Well, it may have let them know what doesn't work when making a movie. I honestly don't know if anything that came after that was directly linked to their MMT experience, or the fact that they were getting older and changing viewpoints.

The Beatles Hey Bulldog - 1969

Hey Bulldog - Yellow Submarine

This is an interesting little ditty that was written mostly by John but credited to both he and Paul. It was originally "Hey Bullfrog", but Paul started barking during the recording and apparently the boys liked that better than 'ribbit', because they changed it.

Hey Bulldog was one of the few Beatles songs to revolve around a piano rift. The recording was filmed extensively, with the film being used later on to promote the Lady Madonna video.

There were two versions of this song. One was recorded and left as is, the other was remixed and all the background frivolity and noise was removed.

According to their engineer at Abbey Road Studios, this was the last song The Beatles recorded as a cohesive unit. After that, they began drifting apart thanks to business, personal and artistic differences.

Beatles - One After 909

One After 909 - Let It Be (1970)

One After 909 was released in 1970 on Let It Be. It was their last record. Ever.

This is another one that was written primarily by John but credited to both he and Paul. It was actually composed in 1957 when the boys were still teens hanging around their neighbourhood together. The first attempt to release the song was in 1963, but they were unhappy with it and canned it. This version is faster than the first one they tried to record. I LOVE this song.

The video came from their 1969 rooftop concert. I haven't seen it in a lot of years, but I seem to recall they also played Get Back. What I did not remember, was that George was wearing light green pants. It was a different time.

The difference in the way the two songs sounded represented the evolution of their change in styles over time. Maybe that makes it the perfect ending for them, but it marked a sad time for me.

And In The End....

I could go on for pages and pages, but I'll stop here. The page is starting to get slow to load, and has become an editing nightmare.

DJ, thank-you from the bottom of my heart for requesting this! I had the best time ever while making it. Loved it so much in fact, that I've already decided that I want to do one on rare Beatles recordings.

Peace folks, and remember - all ya need is love.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Beatles Album Cuts ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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rmr 8 years ago from Livonia, MI

You have named some of my favorites, here!! One of the jazz bands I played in during the late 80's did an instrumental arrangement of Norwegian Wood. The melody has been in my head ever since. If you like jazz at all, Stan Kenton also did a very good cover of Hey Jude. I know that's not a deep cut, but it's another of my faves. Thumbs up! If I could double thumbs up, I would!!


SirDent 8 years ago

I wasn;t very old when the Beatles surfaced so I cant remember them very well from the old days. Haha :P

This is a great hub and very well written at that. You are a good writer. poke poke poke


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You were in a band, RMR? Wow, Evilpants never said a thing about it. I can't imagine Hey Jude done in jazz. I love blues, not too crazy about jazz.

The Beatles did "Flying" as an instrumental. I was going to put it in here, but the page really was getting slow and everything I added made everything else go screwy. Perhaps another hub on it between freelance jobs.

Thx for the double thumbs up wishes!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ah, SirDent. I was just a baby myself. Actually, I think my grandma told me about them. Yeah, that's it.

Thx so much for the writing compliment.

Poking back>>>


SirDent 8 years ago

So are we both still babes ;) I know you are. :P


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you! <*blushing*>


SirDent 8 years ago

You're welcome. ;)


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

I love beatles! They're all crunchy on the outside, and creamy on the inside! Kinda like Monty Python's Crunchy Frog candies!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Eeewwwww, B.T. - they are not butter tarts!!! Nor are they those little pests that scuddle around under the kitchen sink. The only thing tasty about The Beatles is them at 18, and of course their music.


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Lilymag 8 years ago from Upstate New York

Love the Beatles, and the Monkeys----My husband thinks I'm crazy, but this brings back some memories for me! ( I know you guys are going to say I'm too young, but my parents raised me on music from this era!)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ah, The Monkees...I have t-shirts of both them and The Beatles. Natch, Davy Jones was one my favs (he was everybody's), but Michael Nesbitt was the other one I liked. Probably because he wore a toque, eh?

I'm glad your parents raised you on the Fab Four! My kids were pretty heavily steeped in their music, as well. It will keep the boys' legacy alive.

Thx for the comment, Lilymag!


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

I thoroughly enjoyed this HUB.

IMMENSELY, even.

He's right, you're wqriting and personal reflections were as good as the little known facts about the band. All You Need Is Love, true. BUT then why can't I wait for your next one. Sorry about all the editing nigtmares but I am gonna hound you to repeat a fantastic effort such as this.

Bring on Part 2 whenever you get a chance. LOVED LOVED LOVED it!

Thank You Shirley.


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

More DEEP Cuts! More More More I say. :D


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

DJ, I was nervous about reading your comment in case you didn't like it, sort of approached it with my head slightly to the side and squinting my eyes. I am SOOOO relieved that you did. I've never done a music article before, and doing one for a professional is a little intimidating.

I will definitely do another one, I had such a blast picking out the music.

Question: when you do this sort of thing, how do you determine whether it really is a cut or not? I've always listened to the boys and I know pretty much all of their music. I take it for granted everyone else does too, though I checked with friends and they'd never heard any of the above.

Any advice for a humble writer?

DJ, thx for loving this hub. That means so much, I'm a very happy hubber right now.


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R. Martin Basso 8 years ago from California

Ringo was the coolest Beatle


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh no, Reid! We all know it was Paul. Not now, but when he was 18 and I was a little kid and going to run away to England and marry him. George and John were close seconds, and Ringo was loveable but goofy. Actually, back then I woulda be glad to meet any of them.

Ringo does have one advantage - he has a 50/50 chance of being the last living Beatle. By the way, his birthday is July 7th. Mine is the 10th....coincidence? I think not.

Thx for commenting, Reid!


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CJStone 8 years ago from Whitstable, UK

Great selection of songs and I can see how much work you put into this. One question though (pardon my ignorance): what is a "deep cut"? Actually, what's a "cut" come to that? I'd really like to know.


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R. Martin Basso 8 years ago from California

The Walrus was Paul, but who was Billy Shears? (Pete Beste)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

CJ - that was my first question, but I didn't want to embarrass myself by asking the master when he assumed I knew. So, I looked it up (don't tell DJ). A cut is a track. Ergo, I surmized that a deep cut was a track that not many people know about or isn't properly appreciated for one reason or another. Kinda like a sleeper movie, I think. If I'm wrong, I hope DJ will pop in and set it straight.

Thx, CJ. I appreciate you coming by!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ah man! Reid you've asked me a really hard question. As far as I can tell, no one really knows. It was referring to Ringo as the song led into A Little Help From My Friends, but I honestly don't know aside from that.

I tried to find out quickly, but failed. I will keep looking.

Thx, Reid.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Wait a dog-gone minute!!! Reid, I just noticed that you mentioned Pete Best! Are you saying that's who Billy Shears was????

Come on, spill what ya know!


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SusanBonfiglio 8 years ago from Woodmere, NY

Thanks so much for this article! It is nice to have a chance to revisit my memories. I am a huge fan. To me, they will always be the best rock and roll band.

The Silkie actually had a hit with Norwegian Wood and I think it was their only hit.

I had the good fortune to see them in 1964 (I was in 5th grade!) at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium and again in 1965 at Shea Stadium. Those are good memories.

I would love to hear your comments on the Revolver album, it had such great songs. I like them all but I always liked Tomorrow Never Knows.

Please write more on The Beatles.

Susan


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R. Martin Basso 8 years ago from California

Pete Beste was Billy Shears......

Hey, didn't you read my Hub JOHN LENNON'S FAVORITE NIGHTMARE?????

Hee hee hee.....


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CJStone 8 years ago from Whitstable, UK

It's just good to be reminded what a great band they really were. I look forward to future complilations.


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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Great hub as usual. I've loved the Beatles since 1963. This Boy was one of my favourite songs. I was in Scotland at the time. My friends and I used to pretend to be the Beatles. I was usually Paul, playing a tennis racket left handed :)

I'm also a fan of the Monkees. I loved Davy when I was little.


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Abby Road is my favorite, but the Beatles are great! Thanks for the interesting hub.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Whoa!  I'm behind in responding to comments.  I missed a lot because of going to bed early last night.  Okay, here goes.

Reid - yes, I read it (but you know that)....but I hadn't remembered you revealing that little secret, I had to go back and read it again.  Why did I doubt you?

CJ, I don't like to correct anyone, but great band?  The BEST band.  Of course, I do carry a certain bias that I'll take to my grave.  I hope the reminder was a happy one for you.

SusanBonfiglio - I'm so glad you enjoyed this hub, but I'm also sooooo jealous that you got to see them, I never did.  When there were rumours flying around way back when of a reunion, I vowed I'd see them, but of course it didn't happen.  I think I've learned my lesson, because I put off seeing Roy Orbison too long, too.

Re Revolver, what a mixed bag of nuts that album is (IMHO).

Revolver seems to me to be a bit of a roller coaster.  It dips into the bitter lows of their discontent and rises to the peaks of having a great day.  There’s the fun piece, Yellow Submarine in the middle. 

My favourite track is I’m Only Sleeping, love the feel of it.  My least favourite is Love You To, I don’t like it at all, but am able to appreciate their creativity and talent in making it.Some of the songs feel like a psychedelic submersion. John claimed that acid did not contribute to or influence their work, that it would have come out the same regardless of whether or not the group did drugs.  I don’t know about that, but some of the tracks sound like they may have been drug induced to me. 

Re Tomorrow Never Knows, the flow is great, but again - not my fav. This is not my fav album, but I do like some of the songs. 

That’s as much bad as you will ever hear me say about my boys.  I'm so embarrased that I'm admitting publicly that there are a few of their songs I don't like.

Creativta - Amen, sister!  The sixties wasn't THAT long ago, was it?  Doesn't feel like it.  Don't forget your water wings before you go into the depths!

Ah Susan, weren't tennis rackets the best guitars back then?  They were always in tune and felt perfect for air guitaring.  Um, how could you have been Paul?  I was Paul.

Abbey Road was great, SweetiePie.  Of course, it had that whole, 'Paul is dead' thing surrounding it, which caused me untold heartbreak at the time.

While they're all precious to me, the white album is one of my favourites.  It has such beautiful songs, and some really fun ones.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

First I would like to thank you very very much Shirley for taking on this indeed intimidating challenge from the Master DJ. Congratulations! You got his approval. I don't know where to begin commenting from the mountain of memories jogged from your hub. Let me begin here: First I have to say that these are my boys too. Sorry Shirley, I think I'm older than you, I win but willing to share.

Regarding the cuts that you listed above, I loved and listened to Norwegian Wood over and over and over every night before I fell asleep. Many nights I was alone in my apartment and "our boys" kept me company.

Your hub reminded me that in my basement stored away in a crate are my husband and my old albums. There are over 100. (I remember the day I had to explain to my kids what an album was). But anyway I pulled the crate out, peaked through the crack and saw John Lennon collections. I don't have time right now to look through because I am going away for a few days but I am going through these someday soon with my husband. These albums are packed away tight so just now I pulled one out because it had a flap on the top I could pull up. This 3 album collection is called "The concert for Bangladesh". I remember buying it because it had lots from George Harrison, here they are: Number 1 on the album was George Harrison's Ravi Shankar Intro, following Bangla Desh by George Harrison, Something, Wah-Wah, My Sweet Lord, Awaiting on You All, It Don't Come Easy, Beware of Darkness, While my Guitar Gently Weeps, and Here Comes the Sun. Oh how I wish I had a record play right now. Many more great songs on these albums with Billy Preston's That's The Way God Planned It , Bob Dylan with Mr. Tambourine Man and many more, and Mick Jaggar of course with Jumping Jack Flash.

This hub is awesome, I just listened to all the videos above and now I have to run. I will return to let you know what's in my treasure chest in the basement. I can hardly wait. Oh ya, I almost forgot, inside the cover of this album set I found a birthday card from my brother-in-law to my sister. How the heck did I end up with that! It is tooo hysterical. I am spending the weekend with them and celebrating his birthday which is today (June 27). I think I will give him this card for his birthday! I really gotta run now! I'll be back but before I go, thumbs up Shirley!!!!!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

OMG, Dottie! I can't scratch your eyes out for trying to steal my boys, because you do seem to have what it takes to be in the Beatlemaniac club. I've NEVER offered to share them before, but I reluctantly do now. You've earned it.

I had completely forgotten about Concert for Bangladesh! How could I have?? I loved that, loved George's contributions. I think it's the first time I really appreciated him as a musician. He was so much in the background before that. Some good singles came out of that album, too.

I'm still very young when I listen to the Fab Four, it takes me back. When I hear Help! or She Loves You, I still get goosebumps and teary eyed. Is that stupid or what? But it's true. I can listen to the same song, over and over again. I find it so hard to believe they're grandfathers, never mind half of them dead.

Re John.....I cried when 'it' happened. I think that event will keep his ideals alive even longer tho.

Dottie, thank-you sooo much for the compliment. I don't know how old you are, but don't just assume that you have seniority, because I may be the eldest. :)

That is funny about your sister's old birthday card. Bet she gets a big kick out of it.

Have a good time at the birthday party. Talk again soon.


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Great hub Shirley about a great band and great music. I have a lot of their titles instrumentally and jazzy-fied and that actually really shows off what talented music writers they were.

nice hub regards Zsuzsy


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh Zsuzsy, truer words were never said. Their compositions are used in so many different types of music. It is taught in university classes. They truly changed the face of music. How could anybody not love them?

Thx, Zsuzsy.


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moefry47 8 years ago from Texas

Great Hub, I love the Beatles. The only album I own today is the white album.

One of my favorite songs is Rocky Racoon.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Moefry - Rocky Racoon is a classic! I've never tired of it. The white album had so many great songs on it. It amazes me how prolific they were. Considering they only lasted 6 1/2 years before breaking up, I'm especially glad they were.


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Good stuff, Shirley. I'm old enough -sigh!- to remember the Beatles when they were new. Granted, I was about 5 or 6, but I remember it well, and I remember watching their landmark appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show... I was sitting cross-legged, right in front of the TV.

Anyways; One of my favorite Beatles songs has always been Maxwell's Silver Hammer. It's such a twisted lyric, with such whimsical music... truly disturbing, and I love it.

Also, I really appreciated that you included videos of the songs you featured.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, Constant Walker. Yeah, I will never forget seeing and hearing them for the first time on Ed Sullivan. I feel in love with them as soon as they opened their mouths and started to sing.

I actually considered including Maxwell's Silver Hammer, but once again, I figured everybody knew that one. I'm going to have to start taking polls or surveys or something.

Glad you liked it, Constant Walker. Thx for commenting.


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Shirley, check out this twisted bit of animation. I hadn't seen this, yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIkCTGoE4DY&amp...


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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

she loves you yeah yeah yeah they changed the world!! music wise!! wonderful research I learned a lot reading this!!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, Constant Walker!  I love that song, listened & watched twice.  I've seen horror movies like that video, but never that video.  You're right - it's twisted....think I babysat that kid once.

I haven't heard the album in YEARS, but I remember that 'Oh Darling' was the next track - a beautiful song!  I'm going to listen to it via YouTube now.

Marisue, thank-you and I love your comment.  Dang straight they changed the world.  I find it so hard to believe that there are actually people who don't like The Beatles, or don't think they made much of an impact.  Some think that Elvis was a bigger influence.  Pishaw!!


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Or... "Maybe I'm amazed at the you're with me all the time..."

Elvis was big, no doubt (no pun intended - maybe a little), but didn't touch the beatles for historical/cultural impact.


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J D Murrah 8 years ago from Refugee from Shoreacres, Texas

Shirley,

I liked your hub. You had an interesting selection of cuts, some which I have not heard in a while.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Constant Walker, I agree totally.

JD, thank-you. Yeah, life can get in the way of these simple pleasures sometimes.


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Paraglider 8 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

I was 10 when they brought out She Loves You. Love Me Do and Please Please Me were already out there, but She Loves You converted a whole generation. I couldn't afford albums, but bought all the singles (45s on vinyl) and still have them, in their original Parlophone paper sleeves. The first album I bought was Sgt Pepper, and I still have my white album with the original poster and photographs. Your hub brought back some great memories!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Paraglider, you rock! Hang onto those precious things.

I got my first portable record player with one 45 the Christmas I was 9. The record had I Feel Fine on one side, She's A Woman on the flip. Still got it.

Glad it brought some of those good memories back to enjoy again.


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

Okay: WOW I was bored and hit hottest hubs and there it was and I come here and I have been leaving you hanging.

DEEP CUTS: Songs that were NOT radio singles but were as good OR BETTER. (i.e. The Better and Rarer a Song is, The DEEPER the Cut. Get it?)

If you like Led Zeppelin, then the classic DEEP CUT would be Hey hey What Can I Do? which was not on any album but rather appeared on the B-Side of the 7-Inch single for IMMIGRANT SONG. When classic rock station DJs started playing that B-Side on the radio people freaked out. Now 20 years later, Hey Hey What can I Do is readily available on mp3 and exposed as a money track so it NO LONGER that DEEP a Cut. The next Deep Cut for Zeppelin is Hots on for Nowhere.

As the generations change so does the meaning. Some lazy DJs will say that a DEEP CUT is any song by a band that doesn't make it onto their Greatest Hits album.

p.s. I believe BOB DYLAN hosts a show on the DEEP CUTS channel over at XM Radio.

Regarding YOUR List every one is a DEEP CUT EXCEPT Norwegian Wood which is too widely known for me but it WASN'T A Single so yeah it technically it is too.

I just know that I have 50 Essential Beatles Songs on 2 Discs Just 4 my gigs and I'll bet the Beatlmaniacs would have a lot more ideas on how to fill a third disk.


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

The 50 I Use are..

Love Me Do

From Me To You

She Loves You

I Want to Hold Your Hand

Can't Buy Me Love

A Hard Day's NIght

I Feel Fine

8 Days a Week

Ticket To Ride

Help

Yesterday

Day Tripper

We Can Work It Out

Paperback Writer

Yellow Submarine

Eleanor Rigby

Penny Lane

All U Need Is Love

Hello, Goodbye

Lady Madonna

Hey Jude

Get Back

Ballad of John & Yoko

Something

Come Together

Let It Be

The Long and Winding Road

THAT'S DISK ONE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~DISK TWO~~~~~~~~~~~~~~IS

Strawberry Fields Forever

A Day In The Life

Lucy SD

Revolution

I Am The Walrus

MM Tour

Back in the USSR

Don't Let Me Down

Here Comes The Sun

Ob-La-Di  Ob-La-Da

Octopus' Garden

All Together Now

Twist and Shout

Sgt. Pepper's LHCB

With a Little Help from..

Gettin Better

When I'm 64

Birthday

Helter Skelter

Taxman

Drive My Car

I Saw Her Standing There

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Got To Get Into My Life

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After THOSE, the DEEP Cuts BEGIN!!    Okay??? 


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

Whew!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Wow, DJ!  Thank-you. You are awesome! 


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Deep Cuts? Love it! I am turning 40 this year, so the Beatles are my era (sort of - LOL). I have been spending about 20 minutes with this Hub Shirley. Very Cool. Steph


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PLM 8 years ago

"Beatles man or Elvis man? ...Elvis" -pulp fiction

I was never a big beatles fan myself but this was fun to read Shirley


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New Day 8 years ago from Western United States

I'm with DJ - I want more Deep Cuts!!! Excellent Hub, Shirley.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Steph! It's okay if you missed the beginning of Beatlemania, because you can always catch up. Happy 40th, whenever it is.

PLM - I appreciate an Elvis man having an open enough mind to have a look. I like Elvis, too....but he isn't The Beatles. Hate Elvis' movies, though - sorry. Thanks for commenting!

New Day - thank-you! I will definitely have to do another one. I'm thinking the next one will be on their rare recordings, but it's not definite yet.


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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

The Beatles are Eternal. Not sure all their influence was good for us, but they defintely had and have a huge impact. I've got a secret.....tho.....

drum roll......

I swooned over Dean Martin. Danced to the Beatles; fell in LOVE with Dino....I just know he was singin' strait to my teenage heart.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

It's okay, Marisue - you're among friends here, you can confess. I must admit Dean had a sexy voice, but he just didn't do 'it' for me like the Fab Four did.

And you're right - he was singing just to you!


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moefry47 8 years ago from Texas

Walker, that cartoon was a trip. I saw a beatles tribute band the other night. They are called Abbey road. They were pretty good.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Moefry, some of the cover bands are really good. I remember seeing 'Beatlemania' several years ago, and from a distance they even looked like my boys. Most of the covers I've seen have been at bars where that hasn't been the case though.


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PhoenixV 8 years ago from USA

I believe I wore the white album down to one long scratch . Some 8 tracks I played till they broke , took the tape apart and taped it back together with scotch tape (yes, possible; for a poor country kid lol) I believe there are full length embeds of Yellow Submarine videos somewhere .


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

PhoenixV, you just may be a true Beatlemaniac! Sounds like you've got what it takes. Even I did not have the 8 tracks. I had to chuckle that you taped them back together, because that's what I would've done, too.

I imagine there are embeds.

Thx for coming by and for leaving a comment. Welcome to the Hubs.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

I'm back, Shirley, from my mini vacation that went by waaaay to fast! I went to my sister's summer home in Cape Cod to relax and celebrate 2 family members birthdays.

The walls in my nephew's room where I was assigned sleeping quarters were plastered with Beatle posters. I stayed up very late reading from his collection of Beatle books so I guess you could say I spent the night with 'our boys'. I was in 7th heaven and wishing you were here to join in the fun. LOL

This year at Loyola College my nephew Tyler became a Beatle fan. We had lots to talk about. When I told him I used to listened to 'Norwegian Wood' every night before I went to sleep, he ducked out on me rather quickly. I began to think maybe I was boring him. Moments later I heard a familiar song from the next room. It was 'our boys' singing 'Norwegian Wood' followed by an entire afternoon of Beatle tunes.

Tyler came back for more. We talked about the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. I read in his Beatle Book that the crime rate in the United States had decreased considerably that night. Everyone was home in front of their t.v. sets. I also told him how angry I was when John Lennon was murdered by that bleepity bleepity bleep. I was mad, not only for killing one of 'our boys' but also for scarring my cousin's family name (Chapman). I could not erase from my young mind the name of that very sickly f.n.a.hole.

At birthday cake time, I gave my brother-in-law Bob the birthday card I told you I found in the 'Bangladesh album set'. The card had a big peach on the front that said "you are the pick of the crop". It was the very first birthday card Bob gave my sister Patty when they were dating. I remember years ago telling Bob how my sister was the only girl in her high school drafting class and the boys called her 'Peachy By Bo' (don't ask!). I guess I was a bit of a trouble maker back then but that is why Bob picked out the peach card for her birthday. We figured out that the card is about 35 years old. Boy, did we have some laughs.

I can hardly wait to get my hands on more treasures in the basement. I shall return...until then!!!!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dottie, I'm glad you had a good time.....BUT.....I'm majorly jealous! Not only of your afternoon with the Fab Four, the posters and books of the Fab Four, but YOU SLEPT WITH THEM! I'm positively green and now must dig through boxes to get out my huge pics and posters so I can do the same - thx for the idea.

I can understand why you felt the way you did re the name, especially in light of your adoration of John. It was quite a blow to the world as it was, without the name association.

Sounds like your blast from the past birthday card went over really well. It must've been such a surprise!

Love your posts, Dottie. Please drop in anytime.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Thanks Shirley for not scratching my eyes out. We must give peace a chance!!!!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're welcome. You're right, too - we must try to live by John's code and carry on his work. :)


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Phew!! I made it here!!

I had bean meaning to pop by here but due to PC probs my PC keeps crashing when there are lots of vids on page! I have another temp PC:)

I now forgot what i wanted to to say! :(

hasta la vista, baby:)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx for swooping in, I hope I didn't crash your system! I appreciate you taking the risk!!!

Hope all is well. :)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Shirley, I was wondering if you have seen the movie "Across the Universe". I've seen it now 3 times and think you would love it too. It's a musical film that incorporates 33 Beatle songs. It has a great story line taking place in the innocent mid 60's to the later politically charged years. Some of the Beatle songs in this movie are:

Girl,

All You Need Is Love,

Don't Let Me Down

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Helter Skelter

All My Loving

Hold Me Tight

When I'm 64

I Want to Hold Your Hand

A Little Help From My Friends

It Won't Be Long

Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Let It Be

Come Together

If I Fell

Why Don't We Do It In The Road

Revolution

She's So Heavy

Dear Prudence

Blue Jay Way

Oh Darling

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

and probably more including of course "Across the Universe"

I give this movie a thumbs up.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

No Dottie, I haven't.....but I need to! Love all of those songs, so I'm sure I would love the movie as well. You absolutely rock, you Beatlemaniac you! I'm humbled in your presence.

I forget exactly when it was....a year or two ago maybe....NASA broadcast "Across The Universe" out into space. I almost cried.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Just wondering what happened to my last comment. For some reason it didn't post. Maybe had something to do with the thunder and lightning here or else my flight to flee cuz I was scared. In my frenzy to escape PC I probably forgot to hit post.

Just looking at the Master DJ's list of songs. He said anything after his list of songs is a deep cut. Just got me thinking what could those songs be. If I find out I'll let you know.

NASA broadcast "Across The Universe" out into space. Wow, I didn't know that. I would have almost cried with you.

I just watched that sick animated youtube of Maxwell's Silver Hammer. That was soooo sick. I laughed foolishly and secretly loved it. Anything Beatle is beautiful. I am sick. Are you sick too Shirley? I noticed that you watched it twice!!! LOL


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

OMG, Dottie....it actually shows that I watched it twice? Well then, yes, I'm sick too.

Try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPqO47zlvao

Hope the link works. I suddenly can't use YouTube with Internet Explorer, going to have to start using Firefox.


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Lidian 8 years ago

Love this! I am a huge Beatles fan too- starting at age 6 in 1969 when I wore out a copy of Sgt Pepper on the stereo in the living room...Great clips and great song choices. I've always liked Hey Bulldog and Dr Robert and also one you don't mention, And Your Bird Can Sing.

And lots of others too, of course


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Lidian - I was actually going to put Your Bird Can Sing on here, but I had to stop.

Any friend of my boys is a friend of mine!

Glad you liked my choices. Thx for reading and commenting.


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Great hub still. Just wanted to let you know Mr. Marmalade had a question for you over on one of Funnebone's hubs about the Beatles comment. I told him I thought it was a joke, which I think it is. However, I was curious and googled it and found some very interesting results. Now I want to know if it is a joke or not. Sorry if this is a silly question, but some websites are saying that one Beatles song has another meaning behind it.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh, how intriguing! I'll try to figure out which hub I'm to go to and head over there right now.

Thx, SweetiePie!


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Funnebone's latest hub.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Got it SweetiePie, thx!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Shirley, "Do You Want To Know A Secret"? - "Do You Promise Not To Tell"?

"That Boy" "He's A Real Nowhere Man"

Great "Besame Mucho" video. Those boys can really "Twist and Shout".

Besame Mucho - translated into English; "Kiss Me A Lot" also know by translators; "Kiss Me Much" and "Kiss Me Again and Again"


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aikidk01 8 years ago

This is a great hub with great content and some really good comments. I an older guy who actually learned to play guitar to early Beatles tunes so they made a very significant impact on me.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

LOL, Dottie.  You're good!  The person that wrote Besame Mucho had never been kissed when they wrote the tune.....read that on Wikipedia.

Aikidk01 - thank-you!  Yes, there are some terrific comments.  I've been holding onto the 'Oldest Living Beatlemaniac' title for years, but it's obvious that I need to drop the word 'Oldest' (because it sounds like age rather than longevity) and share that title.

I love that the boys were instrumental in your learning to play guitar (punny).  They've been an impact on the world in different ways.

We need DJ's time machine for returning to that era for awhile, only this time I want to see them in person, too.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Aikidk01 did you learn to play "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"?

Shirley, the treasure chest in the basement has been opened. I will return soon to reveal. Sorry to keep you in suspense! Gotta run!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

While you "Wait"! Here are some Beatle memorable quotes: "From Me To You"

Being "Funny Boys":

"Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry." - John Lennon, 1963, at the high point of the group's set during the Royal Variety Performance before members of the British Royal Family.

"We ice skate." - George Harrison, 1964, when asked by a reporter "What do you do when you're cooped up in a hotel room between shows?"

"You." - John Lennon, 1964, when asked by a reporter "What have you seen that you like best about our country?"

"I don't know, it must be the weather." - John Lennon, 1964, when asked by a reporter "Why do you think you're so popular all of a sudden?"

"So this is America. They must be out of their minds." Ringo Starr, circa 1964, arriving in America for the first time.

"I call it Arthur" - George Harrison, 1964, when asked what the Beatles called their haircuts.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Wish I was there with you when you open the treasure chest, Dottie. I imagine a golden light shining out from it.

LOL, I remember the "cheaper seats" quote! Of course you remember the quote by John that had America calling for teenagers to burn their Beatles records, don't you? He claimed that they were bigger than Jesus. Caused quite an uproar.

I have to go out this aft and won't be back until tonight, but please let me know what you find!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Ringo's Birthday Wish List: "Peace & Love"

Published in Beatle News

25th June 2008

Ringo was recently asked by Access Hollywood what he hoped to receive for his upcoming birthday (July 7th). Ringo's answer was unconventional, he said, "just more Peace & Love." Then he expanded his wish further, "it would be really cool if everyone, everywhere, wherever they are, at noon on July 7 make the peace sign and say "Peace & Love."

(Mark your calendars and set your timers, Ladies and Gentlemen) (while your at it why not just take the day off of work! your excuse of course, "it's Ringo's Birthday)(Let's all "Come Together" July 7th, High Noon- at least I can spell it right Shirley!!! LOL and while your still at it why not just stay home til July 10th and celebrate Shirley Anderson's Birthday, too!!! Happy Birthday Ringo and Shirley.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I read about that. Our boys are consistent, if nothing else. I'll be doing it with ya, Dottie.

I always remember Ringo's birthday cause it's 3 days before mine, and the same day as the neighbour guy's. Paul's birthday is the same day as my brother's, and John's is the same as my grandson's. I don't have relatives on George's though.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

My husband just got home from work and wants to know if I would like to go see Beetlejuice, an outside concert. Could there be a better way to celebrate the 4th of July eve. I think not!!! Oh, you must be envious now Shirley. Gotta run. Lots of preparations going on today for 4th of july. See you in a day or two.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Beatlejuice? Isn't that a movie with Michael Keaton?

Hope you had a fantastic time, Dottie.

Happy 4th of July!


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talongi 8 years ago from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

The Greatest Band EVER!!!

I just became a fan of Yours.


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aikidk01 8 years ago

Shirley and Dottie1 - Interesting you mentioned My Guitar Gently Weeps. I think the world of all of the Beatles and think that George had a talent that was never fully realized. My early favories featuring George were "Just to Dance with You" and "I Need You".

Actually I the guitar charts I learned from all those years back were the earliest of the Beatles songs such as Anna, Chains, and Twist and Shout which were covers of previously recorded songs.

It is quite interesting to see the wide range of songs mentioned here. My favorite songs were those that were earlier in their careers although my "taste" has evolved to include all of them.

If you get cable TV there is an Ovation Channel series called "The Rhythm of Life" hosted by Sir George Martin (a name I'm sure you recognize). He interviews many people including Sir Paul McCartney as he discusses the concepts of Melody and Harmony.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Talongi - YES!!  I love hearing that people think that.  Thx for commenting, and becoming a fan.  Looking forward to reading your hubs, too.

Akidk01 - I'm jealous, we don't have the Ovation Channel here.  Harmony - the way the boys harmonized fairly makes me weep, it's just soooo perfect and beautiful!

I agree with you about George, think he had tons of talent that worked behind the scenes or that he just didn't make public.  We got to see glimpses here and there, and a little more once he went solo.  He seemed to be a man who didn't the spotlight on him. 

I'm sure you do While My Guitar Gently Sleeps a lot of justice.  Have you considered recording some songs and putting in a hub or on YouTube?  I for one, would love to hear you play.

Most of my favs come from their early years, as well.  They are just classics!

Thx so much for coming by and leaving such an interesting post!


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

I always enjoy Let It Be, and I also sing along to Til There Was You (yes I have a soft mushy side). But I'll Follow The Sun is one of my very favorite songs. I also have a friend (you know him), who considered naming his daughter for the song Michelle, My Belle.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Love Follow the Sun, B.T. And all the others you mentioned to. Yes, I know your friend....did he choose another Beatles inspired name? Prudence, perhaps?


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glycodoc 8 years ago

WOW -Great hub - love it. Bookmarked it so I can come back and listen often. Also forwarding it to all my friends! Thanks for all the work you put into this...

David


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh David, I'm sooo glad you enjoyed it! Thank-you for bookmarking and sharing! You come back as often as you like.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Hey Shirley, my husband John and I had a lot of fun reminiscing about our collection of over 100 various albums in the treasure chest. John recalled giving a few of his Beatle albums to his brother Paul to complete his collection of every Beatle album and every 45 record. Paul is a true Beatlemaniac. I read a comment above about considering naming their daughter Michelle. Well Paul did name his first daughter Michelle and when she got married, she and her dad danced to the Beatle song "Michelle". It was perfect for them!

The Beetlejuice concert got rained out Fri. evening. Postponed to Sun. night. Hope to make it then. Weathermen talking rain! :(

I am going to start another post for what was revealed in the chest. Kinda long. See you there.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Can't wait to read that hub, Dottie! Let us know when you've published it.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

"Beatle and Related Albums Found in the Treasure Chest"

Introducing the Beatles

Abbey Road

The Beatles / 1962 - 1966

The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl - the cover to this album has 2 raised up tickets to the live Hollywood Bowl Show in Hollywood, CA. The green ticket with a picture of "our boys", for reserved seating J 17 38, Sat. evening, Aug. 23, 1964, 8:00 p.m. Ticket price: (sit down Shirley) $4.00. The blue ticket was box seat 1041 for Aug. 29, 1965. A year later and the ticket price had climbed to a whopping $5.00.

All Things Must Pass - George Harrison (a 3 album box set)

Somewhere In England - George Harrison

The John Lennon Collection

Double Fantasy - John Lennon and (I forget her name)!!!!!

Milk and Honey - John Lennon and the woman that the other three hated, ok I'll be nice, weren't fond of.

Valotte - Julian Lennon

Pipes of Peace - Paul McCartney

McCarney II

Venus and Mars - Wings

Wings Over America - (a 3 album set including a 2'x3' "Wings Over America"poster

Back to the Egg - this album was recorded at 4 different studios: Spirit of Ranachan Studio in Scotland, Lympne Castle in Kent, Replica Studio in London and EMI studios also in London.

The Concert of Bangladesh - inside this 3 album box set was a copy of a check from Madison Square Garden Center, Inc., Four Pennsylvania Plaza/NewYork, NY 10001 - Paid to the Order of: United Nations Children's Fund for Relief to Refugee Children of Bangla Desh, in payment of Box Office Receipts for the George Harrison & Friends Concert held at Madison Square Garden - August 1, 1971, Check #A4476, dated 8/12/71, for a net total of $243,418.50.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dottie, YOU'RE KILLING ME!

How wonderful is it looking thru that stuff? How does it feel? Is it wonderful, I bet it's wonderful.

$4. $4. Unbelievable.

I myself am not a Wings fan. There, I've said it. Sorry Paul, but they sing stupid songs.

You know that person that (allegedly) broke up The Beatles? Um, um...what's her name again? Have you relistened to her songs yet? I believe they're on the Double Fantasy Island (I think - haven't heard it in a decade or two)


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rmr 8 years ago from Livonia, MI

Instead of Michelle, we went with Sherry. It flowed better with the last name.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

" I'm A Loooooser"

I dare you to open, Shirley:

http://images.starpulse.com/AMGPhotos/pic200/drp00...


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Sherry's nice too, RMR. What Beatles song was that from? :)

Dottie, I almost lost my dinner all over the keyboard! That was nasty! I would never do that to you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NANDNspWDJc&fea...


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rmr 8 years ago from Livonia, MI

Sorry Shirley. Sherry is from the Four Seasons. But I heard they were all Beatles fans, if that helps. ;)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Well, okay. I guess if none of my kids have Beatles names, I can't expect yours to.

But if you have another one, consider it okay?


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rmr 8 years ago from Livonia, MI

I do have a son named Christopher. I could change his name to Rocky Raccoon, if you like. He doesn't get beaten up all that much, right now anyway.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

LOL, RMR.  Rocky is a respectable name for a boy, and Raccoon is a great middle name.  The other kids will think he's tough and steer a wide path.  You could well be doing him a favour. He'll probably thank you.

Let me know how he likes the change.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

OMG, that fly sings just like her, strange shreiking noises. That was a good one!!

Oh by the way, I bought you and Ringo something special for your birthdays next week. Check it out. Hope you like it!!!

http://images.cafepress.com/product/131688292v5_24...


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

LOL....LOL.....LOL!!! I love it, it's perfect. Ringo and I thank-you, Dottie!

That was MUCH nicer than the last link.


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

That's one talented fly! It was much better than listening to Yoko!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

I think these songs were written for Yoko: "The Fool on the Hill" and "She's Got the Devil in her Heart".


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

"Any Time At All". I'm glad you liked it. You'll look like "Sexy Sadie" and Ringo will look like "Mean Mr. Mustard" in those shirts.


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

Shirley, I am so happy to see the success of this hub. I am astonished that you haven't seen Across the universe yet. You have to see the US vs. John Lennon Doc too. It's the only doc about him that you actually learn something new in it.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I thought the fly did a spot-on imitation of Yoko.  If I closed my eyes, I couldn't tell the difference.

Dottie - love the title play, and yes those songs were written with a certain female in mind.

DJ, I remember watching John when he was being interviewed by....by.....Dick Cavett maybe.  It was when the U.S. was trying to deport John because they had labelled him a troublemaker.  He definitely believed that the U.S. was out to get him.  I don't know if I've seen the U.S. vs. John Lennon or not.  I'm going to check it out so I'll know.  And I can't believe that I haven't seen Across the Universe, either.  Oh, I must remember to look into that as well.  I'm going to need a to-do list.

Thx all!  I'm learning a lot.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

July 7th

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR RINGO, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

July 7th (High Noon) Ringo's Wish

(Peace Sign) P E A C E & L O V E

(Ditto above) HAPPY BIRTHDAY RINGO!


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rmr 8 years ago from Livonia, MI

I'm signing too!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Good Job on this Hub Shirley - The Beatles Album Cuts - 96 today!!!

NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!! 100 for tribute to Ringo - our gift to him!!!

"Come Together" Right Now! "We Can Work It Out"


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx for the noon reminder, Dottie. I almost forgot!

Thx for signing the card, RMR. Maybe if Ringo reads this, he'll leave a comment. :)

Yes, 100 would be a great way to celebrate!


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

I would've shot you the peace sign, but I have no fingers! Peaceful thoughts will have to do.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Have RMR draw a peace sign in your morning butter tart, B.T. It's the perfect shape for it, although peaceful thoughts are wonderful as well.

I'll sign your name for you on the big birthday card we're sending Ringo.


Ringo's Fan 8 years ago

Happy Birthday Ringo. I love you, yes I do!!!!


The Happy Birthday Quartet 8 years ago

Happy Birthday To You. Happy Birthday to You. Happy Birthday Dear RINGO. Happy Birthday to you! Peace and Love from the Happy Birthday Quartet!!!!!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

I just signed the card Shirley. Hope your sending it first class!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

OMG!!! It's Ringo!!!! Our Birthday Boy!!!!

http://media1.suntimes.com/multimedia/070308ringo_...


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dottie, you had me jumping up and down with excitement, even before I clicked on the link. It is, it is our birthday boy! Thx for signing the card, I KNOW that Ringo will be happy to see your name.

Ringo's Fan and The Happy Birthday Quartet, thx for coming by to celebrate with us! Do you know these fans by any chance, Dottie?

It's so nice to have a ton of happy birthday energy here for Ringo.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Shirley "I Don't Want To Spoil the Party" but I know you would want to read this thread in the forum.

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/6266#post66014

Come back here after, I have something that will bring cheers!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Today in the Sun Times was an article about Ringo wishing that everyone today would just give "peace a chance". Linked is a video from our Beloved John singing "Give Peace A Chance" - I hope you love it as much as I did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-NRriHlLUk


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Yes Dottie, I know about the thread, thx.

Thx for a blast to our John's past! That one will never die out, same with Imagine, and several others. Oh hell, not too darn many will ever die out. At least not while you and I are alive, Dottie.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

After I posted, I noticed there were two different threads to that forum and that you had commented. Sorry!!

Last night I finally got to see the outside concert "Beatlejuice" and then some fireworks. It was better than awesome. That perhaps accounts for my over exuberance today.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hey, no prob!

You made it to Beatlejuice! Great, and they great....lucky girl! I loved the exhuberance! You can apply it here 'Any Time At All'.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Ringo is being interviewed on 'Larry King Live' tonight. Do you get that where you live?


Ringo's Little Star 8 years ago

Ringo, Ringo, Little Star. How I wonder where you are. Wherever you are Ringo, Happy Birthday.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Yes I do, Dottie. Trouble is, I've had a few glasses of vino (to celebrate our boy's birthday, of course) and I have to go to bed really soon.

I think we gave Ringo a good birthday! At least I had a good Ringo birthday.

Thx for letting me know Dottie, but I think I'm going to have to catch the rerun. :(


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Good Idea to end the night. A glass of wine and to bed with Ringo. Or was it to bed with a glass of wine and a birthday for Ringo! I'm confused, I think I'll go have a glass of bed or is that a bed of wine! Good night Shirley. Good night Ringo.


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aikidk01 8 years ago

Shirley and Dottie -

A lot of great chat about Ringo...Found a great Youtube video of George Harrison and Paul Simon singing Here Comes the Sun on Saturday Night Live. You may have already see this one, but if not....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAOclgppEXc


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Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

This was an excellent hub, i am a beatles fan and every time I hear their music it is a trip back through time.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dottie - it doesn't matter which order they come in, as long as you had them both. Wait a minute - we both slept with Ringo last night?

Aikid01, thx for the vid. I hadn't seen that one! It's great to see any of them perform, refreshes the memory of them. Thx for this!

Bob - thank-you! I'm glad it takes you somewhere pleasant (I assume it is pleasant). Every time I hear one of their songs, I'm back to where I was when I first heard it. Love them.


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Catlyn 8 years ago from Somewhere in the OC

Love the Beatles page! I actually saw them in concert at the Hollywood Bowl when I was 12 yrs old. I have always loved the album cuts that radio stations tend to not play! Although some of the songs you posted do not fall into that category, there are some others that I had remembered in decades.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Catlyn, you lucky girl! Am I the ONLY one who didn't get to see them? Seems so.

Yes, I had trouble figuring out which songs people were aware of and which weren't, so I did a local poll.

Thx, Catlyn.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

I HAVE A DREAM!!!!

Start Your Engine,please. Me and you Shirley, if you like of course, can meet at the border of US and Canada and fly to London to see the Aug. 20, 2008 Fab Four History Tour. (the only tour that delivers the complete history of the Beatles). When we get to London, we can stop by Compu-smart's house for further direction. I think he could use some cheering up right now.

Get this! The tour is only $2,500.00 not including airfare. What happened to the $4.00 concert price back yonder! For $4.00 I can only drive to the end of my driveway. Maybe Catlyn would like to come too. Lucky girl saw the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl.

So, we can sell our homes!!! Well, I did say it was just a DREAM!!!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dottie, that's a brilliant plan, love it!! I don't own a house right now, but maybe I could sell my teeth or liver or something. Actually, to cover airfare, I'll probably have to sell both, and throw in an arm and a leg for spending cash.

Oh, Compu-Smart could maybe put us up for a night or two, thereby saving us hotel fees. We could repay him by fixing his computer, feeding the kittys, and keeping him entertained.

Let's finalize plans and get an itinerary in the works! Let's make it soon so I have time to heal from all the body parts I'm going to have to sell to pay for our adventure.

It'll be fun!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

LOL LOL LOL! Wait, I'm on the floor!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

I forgot to tell you, the $2,500.00 included hotel. So we could sneak Compu-smart into our room. He's a kitty, right? What is it you call him, Furry Bum?????


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Easy for you to say, you only had to sell your house (nice of your hubby to go along with it, by the way). Come to think of it, I'll be able to do that too, just call me Tippy.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

That includes hotel? Great! Sure we could sneak CS in. Um no, I haven't called him Furry Bum....yet. But I'm sure Mr. Furry Pants will enjoy being part of our great adventure.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Now that hubby is working 3 jobs he won't even know I'm gone. He won't need a house, he pretty much sleeps in work. I'm a new woman now Tippy!!! Last child off to college soon. It's good to think outside the box. Like Bob Ewing said in one of his hubs, "Think above the ground".


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Furry Bum, Furry Pants, what's the difference? LOL. I told you I haven't learned to think above ground yet!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Sa-weet, Dottie! All systems are go, we just have make the arrangements. Shadesforbreath just did a hub on collecting crap for Excretement Inc., wonder if he knows of any companies looking for organs (body, not musical)? I'll ask him.

Um - the furry bum is inside the furry pants, I can only presume.


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Catlyn 8 years ago from Somewhere in the OC

Hey Gals! I will put my Beatles concert ticket stub on Ebay for auction and see how much money I can get for it! That would be an adventure for sure, going to England for the concert! The tix price for a box seat, mind you, was $5.50 back in the day!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hey Catlyn, you coming with us? Maybe we can get a group rate.

Um, I'll hold that ticket stub for you if you'd like. You know, for safe keeping.


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moefry47 8 years ago from Texas

Hey, look at you, at the top of the hot hubs


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JAY777 8 years ago

Shirley , congratulations, i can see it now why somebody asked you for a hub; simply because you are that good.I am a beatles fan. They are a bunch of genius musicians and i always love the music and the song writing (though for me some songs do not contain a positive influence or message esp. for young people). But nonetheless they're very good.

One thing that catches me is the song "Norwegian Wood"(one if your fav cuts). I'm a bass player one of my bass heroes is Victor wooten. I invite you to listen to his own rendition of this song using a finger tapping technique on the bass. It's really amazing and beautiful.

I agree about paul as the coolest (humored as dead,lol). He is one of the most influential bass player in the world not technical but melodic, a sure genius. His style attracted me because i am a melodically-inclined bass player.

Ringo...hmm I read it somewhere that he is the only beatle that did not made it in the 100 most influential people in the UK. (correct me if i'm wrong).Your very good shirley keep it up.   


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Lupo 8 years ago from Boston Area

Very interesting. Not only was it fun to read about your take on some "less popular" Beatles songs, it is also a hoot to read through the comments. I have an idea that are a few folks that either were, or easily could have been, among the screaming fans that made it so little could often be heard at a Beatles concert.

Thanks for the great post.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Moe, I didn't know.  I've been away all day - how cool and exciting!!!  I've made the big time!  Thx for telling me.

Jay - I love a Beatles lover.  There's no question that my boys did some experimenting (personally as well as musically) that probably didn't create a positive influence that parents like to see.  However, I turned out normal.  Sorta.  :)

I shall have to do a YouTube search for Victor Wooten's version of Norwegian Wood.  Thx for letting me know about it.

I don't know if Ringo ranks in the top 100 most influential in the U.K., but as one of two surviving Beatles, he is considered ONE of the most influential living musicians.

And yes, PAUL WAS THE COOLEST!!  Not so much anymore.

The way The Beatles harmonized still nearly makes me weep with the beauty of their sound.

Thanks for the high praise, Jay!  Please drop in anytime you like, all Beatles fans are welcome here.

Aw Lupo, thank-you so much!  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  Yes, the comments are a lot of fun.  Keep an eye out for a new hub from Dottie on the boys, she mentioned that she was putting one together.  I intend to hang out there some when she's finished.  And you're right - we would have been screaming, crying, throwing ourselves off the balcony, fainting.....


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

I don't know where you ever got the idea I was putting a hub together on the boys. That honor is definately yours. "Don't Let Me Down".


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

"Good Day Sunshine", Happy Birthday, Shirley.

"Mr Postman" came in "Through the Bathroom Window" to deliver a special gift to you from "your boys".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glNjsOHiBYs&fea...


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

ooops!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

OMG! Just what I wanted, it's perfect! I didn't know that vid existed, what a great surprise. Thank-you, Dottie. What a great birthday I'm having!

I could have sworn that you mentioned in one of your comments that you intend to do a hub on our boys....no?

Oops!?


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clifinar-clifinar 8 years ago from Clifinar

Hi Shirley,

Nice hub... i really liked it!

I have a hub about a very unique contest i'm doing at my company... take a look at my hub: clifinar-clifinar.

Cheers,

Daniel


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desert blondie 8 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

What a string of comments...Wow! But, Shirley, what a hub!!! Kind of glad that I'm just now reading it through...got the DJ top 50 and Dottie1's "Across the Universe" soundtrack list! Fantastic! Raised my daughter's on this music and they still love it!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Daniel, thank-you!

Lisa, thanks so much, I'm happy you were able to get so much from all of it. These commenters are terrific!

My kids grew up with the boys, too. I suspect though, that now they're grown, they don't sit around listening to them. Shame.


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

Thanks for the shout out in the newsletter email. I'm so glad that you enjoyed this. Make sure you email me when you make part 2.

PS - If you haven't seen "Across The Universe" by the end of July I shall call you a true blue Beatle fan no more ;)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

DJ - yw, and ouch! That's a harsh motivator, I HAVE to get out to the CD rental place now! Hope they have it, can't bear the thought of losing my title!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Shirley if you can't find it at the rental store I'll talk with the airlines to see if they can show it on our flight to London in Aug. when we go to see The Fab Four History Tour. Maybe DJ will give you a three week extension for mentioning him in the newsletter.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dottie - you're brilliant!  I can't think of a better way to gear up for a Fab Four event than to watch Across The Universe!  Absolutely perfect!

By the way, Compu-Smart's already for our arrival.  I was thinking I'd take some kitty treats along (for the kittys, not CS).

Dottie, you are a smart cookie!

By the way, I got a nibble on my liver (not literally) so maybe it'll be a quicker sale than I thought.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

FANTASTIC! I am really getting excited now. We have a looong flight on the plane so thought we could learn some Cockney Rhyming Slang. http://hubpages.com/education/Cockney-rhyming-slan


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Oops Double Post.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dottie, are you stuttering? (double post)

Learning Cockney is an excellent idea! Then we'll be able to speak with Compu-Smart without a guide book and an interpreter.

You get so many excellent ideas! Must be that good New England air.


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ProCW 8 years ago from South Carolina

The Beatles aren't from my generation, but I still love 'em!

"Let it Be" is one of my absolute FAVORITES! (When I was a kid, I liked the Sesame Street version... "Letter B." :)

Great hub!

ProCW


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

LOL....my kids used to watch Sesame Street, but I don't remember "Letter B". Bet it was cute.

Thx, ProCW!


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ProCW 8 years ago from South Carolina

:) It was a great "beetles" spoof... or is that Beatles... guess you'll have to look at it to see... :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fei0SCasFcQ

ProCW


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funnebone 8 years ago from Philadelphia Pa

i am shocked that someone your age even knows about the beatles..did you go listening to your granpops records young lady?


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh my God, Funnebone, I think I love you. :)

ProCW, I'm going to have to load my Firefox browser, I.E. won't let me open vids anymore, but I'm going to listen to that. I'm really curious. Thx for bringing me the link.


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sixtyorso 8 years ago from South Africa

I am a great Beatles fan from my high school days. At that stage of my life I said the Beatles will be to modern (1960 modern that is) music ,what Beethoven was to music in his day. I feel somewhat vindicated.

i had all the vinyl Lp's (iand some seven singles) ncluding the original Revolver LP cover. My ex unfortunately claimed the lot and I think she sold them in a knick nack shop!

fANTASTIC HUB! Wondefrul comments.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Sixtyorso!

You very acurately predicted the importance of the Fab Four's influence on the future of music. They are one of the most revered, studied and emulated groups in history.

No wonder we still love them.

Thx for your comments and kind words!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Hi Shirley,

I thought you might like this list of Beatle Songs (CD titles, album titles & composer)

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/view.php?u=13165&a...

(Boy I miss it in here)!!!!!!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ah man, Dottie!!! You are incredible, thank-you!

Hey, you don't have to miss it here, come and hang out anytime you wish.

The guy that was supposed to buy my liver backed out, so I'm back to square one with that. Maybe eBay.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Never fear Dottie's here! Here's a link on how to sell uterus, eggs, kidney, liver, spleen, plasma, sperm, hair and body. Did you know that you can lease some of your parts? I don't recommend selling your body!!!

http://www.icwt.us/index.php/2008/01/20/how-to-sel...


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Lease, you say? That's perfect, actually. I could just rent out my liver while we're at Compu-Smart's and then pick it up when we get back. Wow, think of the possibilities - my vaca in AZ this year could be fully paid for just by renting out my spleen.

Thx-a-ton, Dottie! What a pal!

I'm going to check out your link for details now.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Well, Dottie....If I sell a body part illegally for $25,000 and get fined $50,000, it might take me awhile to earn enough for our trip to London. Of course, if I make enough license plates in the 5 year prison term, maybe I can come out ahead of the game somehow. :)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

According to Compu-smart's legal vs. illegal downloading hub (not sure at the moment what the correct title is) , my daughter is illegally downloading her music. And she is downloading from my IP address so I may end up in prison with you. I will be more than happy to help you with the license plates. If we don't make it to Compu-smart's house cuz we are both in prison, do you think he would come to bail us out?

BTW, I've sold my home and looking forward to prison for shelter. See you there!!!!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dottie - who's more fun that you? Nobody!

I'm very excited that you'll be joining me in prison. I don't think orange or stripes are really 'me', though. Hopefully, we'll get into one of those places that hands out denim...I can do denim and pull it off okay.

We shall have to contact C.S. and ask him to start saving his Adsense money to come and bail us out. In exchange, we can do some personal branding for him and get the word out to all the inmates so they can visit his hubs when they get out and click lots of thumbs up for him. I'm sure he'll go for it. Better yet, maybe he could bake us a cake with a file in it....we'll want to do our nails. :)

Congrats on selling your house, hope your hubby took the news okay. It's a worthy cause, afterall.

I really appreciate you offering to help with the plates, I'm sure with two of us working at it, we'll do great! They must pay at least $ .02 each! If that doesn't pan out, perhaps we can mention around that I have a perfectly good liver that I'm willing to lease out, maybe get a few takers. Do you think you could handle the scheduling for me? Can't have 2 people booking liver for the same week. I guess if it should happen, you could offer them a kidney to use until the liver becomes available. Sure, they'll grumble a little, but with that kind of customer service, they're bound to give us good word of mouth advertising.

With a good marketing plan, our charismatic personalities are sure to take us far!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

I'm trying to type, but I'm laughing way too hard. My hubby is asleep and I don't want to wake him up, NOT at midnight!!! I'll have to catch up with you tomorrow. Have a good sleep!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Hey Shirley,

Denim prison design sounds fabulous. If they don't have denim perhaps they will have the Shrek or Martha Steward Jail Fashions available.

I don't mind Comp baking us a cake (nail file idea, perfect) but I'm staying away from his cookies!

Do you think we get to pick what prison we go to? I think a prison in London would be perfect. In case Comp doesn't have the finance to bail us out for the Beatle History Tour, I think he would be more than grateful to take us both out on a day pass!

My hubby has been cool about this whole plan! Now that we don't have a house, he will stay at the Hospitality Hotel at my daughter's new college. The students can practice all their new skills on him. I am such a good wife!!!

Ya know, everything seems to be falling nicely into place. Like you said, "with a good marketing plan, our charismatic personalities are sure to take us far!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dottie!! It just occurred to me that we are absolutely brilliant! We've managed to come up with a diabolical plan that gets us to London for FREE! Everything's paid for.....except the Beatles History Tour, of course. If C.S. can get us out on a day pass, we can still go.

I'm glad you're hubby is so understanding. He's obviously into good causes if he's willing to let students practise on him. Of course, he's so great because his wife is.

Wow, you're really right about everything falling into place, don't know why I didn't see it before.

Hope the jammies are Shrek.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

I think the only thing left to do now is contact Comp and let him know we will be staying at the Wandsworth Prison at: 17 Heathfield Rd London, SW18 3HR, United Kingdom +44 20 88744377

All he has to do is pick us up at the Visitor Center on August 20th and we are well on our way to the Beatles History Tour.

We are brilliant Shirley!!!!!!

PS - Don't forget your Shrek jammies!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

That's great, thx Dottie! I'll let him know.

I'm trying to decide if I should get jammies with feet - the floors are probably cold.

It's gonna be a great trip!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

with feet def. Order me a pair too please. I'm so excited!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You got it! Trap door?

Hey, shouldn't we have Beatles p.j.'s?


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Trap door too of course. We can buy the Beatles p.j.'s in London to have autographed in case we run into Paul and/or Ringo. If we don't see them, well then maybe we can get Compu-Smart to sign our jammies.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Okay, feet and trap door, got it!

I like your idea of having the jammies autographed, even if it is Compu-Smart doing the signing. He's British, so it's practically the same thing!

I'll let ya know when you pj's come in.


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Ebart29 8 years ago from frat

I LOVE THE BEATLES! My favourite is John Lennon i love him and all he represents, your a great writer, i love you hubs, but this is my favourite, the beatles are incredible artists, individually and in their group, GREAT HUB! x


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Ebart29 8 years ago from frat

P.S You might like my hub dedicated to the old school tunes, it's actually called old school tunes, it's only my fourth hub but i love that music so much i just had to write about it! x


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ebart, thank-you!!! If you're a Beatlemaniac, then you've come to the right place.

John is just!....there are no words.  A man of peace murdered, a brilliantly creative writer, artist and musician...

I will definitely check out your hub.  Thx for coming by!


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

Re: Jammies with feet; are they available with four feet, or is it just the two?


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Never fear, BT dear! We'll have a pair custom made for you, complete with a trap door for your furry little tail. Perhaps with a matching antler cozy for those chilly winter evenings?

What size was that again?


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

Small, but with an extra large trap door. I'm still carrying some butter tart weight, you know.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

No problem! We'll have the seamstress make them out of spandex.

Man, I just the visual on that - a cross between an '80's legging and a speedo....<shudder>


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

I still wear my old speedo to the beach! Even though my six-pack abs look more like a keg, now. All the lady jackalopes love it! My wife...not so much.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

There's only one thing I can say to that......eewwwwwwww!


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kiwi91 8 years ago from USA

This just makes me want to own every single Beatles song in existence. They're non-hits are just as good as their hits. It's great to hear some of the lesser known tunes rather than the played out favorites. I'll have to dig out a couple and start listening again...


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kiwi91 8 years ago from USA

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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Omg!! You guys "Shirley and Dottie are hilllaaarrioouuusss!" Lmao!!

Re! cake in file..I have lots of experience in this!;) haha, and its funny to actually see someone type my full address where i used to live on many occasions before i turned into an angel!!:)

Regards signing things!, im used to signing things and not with my name so it looks like i can help u out with this, Just, in-case we don't bump into any Beatles!!

I lookl forward to your arrivals and why have cookies, when we can have tea n crumpets;)

Mmm yeah!!;)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Kiwi, I agree with you that their lesser-known hits are as good as the more famous ones. Anything they did is okay with me! :) Enjoy listening again, and thx for commenting!

Mr. Furry Pants, instead of cake in file, can we please have a file in cake? :) Dottie and I are sure to want to do our nails.

BTW, you can't kid me! You've always been an angel.

Please work on your Beatles signatures, so we can have them as perfect as possible. I have a huge pic of the boys on the wall beside me. Each of their signatures is on it, just let me know if you need me to take a pic of scan and send it to you.

Tea & crumpets? How very British! Do we have to hold our pinkies out while we drink the tea? Will the Queen be joining us? I LOVE crumpets....butter oozing out the little holes....yum! Can I please have herbal tea? The regular stuff upsets my stomach.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Big day tomorrow Shirley. Are you ready?


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

WHAT, DOTTIE, WHAT???

Is this Beatles History Tour day? Did I miss somebody's birthday? WHAT?


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

It is the 20th today, isn't it. I better go check. Yup today is Wednesday Aug. 20th! The tour is in 2008 right? I didn't know today was my birthday but I guess it is! Want to come over for dinner?

Shirley I knew somehow you'd show up. So I was at the visitor center in London and waiting but I don't know what Compu-smart looks like. I was hoping you could help me out. If you both show up dinner will be at his house. o.k.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DOTTIE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DOTTIE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DOTTIE!!!

Wow, that cake Compu-Smart's baking will come in handy twice!  Hope you have a wonderful day, Dottie!! Are you 30 yet?

It's my sister-in-law's birthday today, too....Happy Birthday, Glynis!

Hang on, Dottie.  I'm just booking my flight now, I'll join you for dinner. We have to celebrate your special day! I'll give C.S. a call, see what's holding him up.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Thanks Shirl, I'm hangin on. Take your time! :)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Grab one of those little bags of peanuts for a snack to hold you over.


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chermarie 8 years ago from Wisconsin

This is awesome! I am a long time Beatles fan also. I love these deep cuts and funny how I still remember the words! Keep up the great articles. You have inspired me to write some different articles outside of the box.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Shirley I've been eating those peanuts for 6 days now!!!! Where are you? I need to eat some real food!!!! Come home whereever you are?


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Chermarie - thank-you! Isn't it funny how you can still remember all the words? I think when that happens, it means that they impacted you deeply. I know they did me - I still remember the first time I heard, saw them, how I felt, etc. Ain't it great? Good luck with your new topics!

Dottie! Oh my gosh, I forgot to let you know that I had to go out of town for a few days - had a change of plans. Oops, sorry! You'd better go to dinner without me. You poor thing! And after you made us all that nice meal the other night. I'm shameless, really embarrassed.

Were the peanuts salted? You must be so thirsty!


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soho2014 8 years ago from Winnipeg

I'm very very impressed with what I see here.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Soho! I appreciate you taking the time to say so.


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odd world 8 years ago from Oddsville

I love the Beatles!! I couldn't believe they had 47 number 1 hits in a just a short 6 1/2 year time frame.. my favorite piece on this list has to be the "one after 909" Great stuff! I'm sure that generations from now they will still be as legendary as they are today.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Odd World! Welcome to my Beatles hub! Ya know it's funny....you're the second new hubber that I've come across in the last 24 hours that just could be vying for my spot as most dedicated Beatlemaniac. :)

I have agree with you about One After 909, my God that's a great song, I just love it - play it over and over. I also agree with you about the fact that they will continue to cross generations for a very long time to come.

Thx for visiting and commenting!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

September 26/08 - went to the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival to see a Beatles cover band called, The Caverners. They were great!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeaUqrHqDtI&fea...


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

I just listened to "Saw Her Standing There", "Revolution", and "Hey Jude". Who wouldn't have a great time at a wine festival accompanied with Beatle songs.

Shirley, I knew I wanted to tell you something else about Stoneham, MA when we were chatting and that is also where I saw Beatle Juice at the old Stoneham Theatre which has been all made over and where I used to go to the cinema as a kid! ~Dottie~


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Yeah, Dottie - wine and Beatles....I sang and danced and thought of you and Michelle and Daisy as I was looking at all the decideous trees surrounding us. It was a great evening, except for when the lady poured a whole glass of red wine down me. That wasn't fun, but all the rest of it was.

I wasn't at any theatres while in Stoneham. I did get to go to the mini-putt, and I don't remember much else right there. Did see some sights in Boston - Bunker Hill, a destroyer (I think it was), went past Cheers, saw where the Pope was going to visit (yes, it was that long ago), Rock Port....loved the New England atmosphere!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Hey Shirley - I know I read your comment above 2 weeks ago and left you a comment but I guess I forgot to post it.

lol about the lady spilling wine on you. I hope you had a change of clothes with you! You poor thing!

Been thinking of you lately as the trees are really starting to come into full colorful beauty. Isn't it such a beautiful sight. I really do wish that we could all get together this weekend and jump in the leaves. That would be fun!

I am a day late but wanted to stop by the Beatle Hub to wish John Lennon and son Sean a HAPPY BIRTHDAY which was yesterday Oct. 9th. John, you are still and will be forever etched in my heart.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hey, Dottie! No worries, I know you're a busy gal.

No, I did not have a change of clothes with me, but luckily, I was wearing dark colours. It was enough wine that it soaked through my lined jacket, the hoodie I was wearing under that, and the 3/4 sleeve tee-shirt I had on under the other 2 pieces of clothing. It was running down my arm. People were wanting to suck on my jacket so as not to waste any. :)

You should all be here this weekend! The leaves have gotten serious about changing colours and falling, and it's our Thanksgiving weekend, so lots of time to play.

Yes, I thought of John on the 9th, too. Didn't think of Sean, however - forgot. Oops!

Thx for coming by! Drop in anytime, my friend.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Happy Thanksgiving to you Shirley. When you have a chance maybe you can drop by comp's birth site and wish John Lennon another happy birthday. There is a party going on over there right now. Hope you can make it.


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midnightbliss 8 years ago from Hermosa Beach

though beatles is too early for my age, but still I love their music.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Midnightbliss, you're never too young or too old for The Beatles! I'm biased, can you tell? Thank-you for commenting.


newcapo 7 years ago

Awesome!We had a Beatles cover band come through Phoenix last year, didn't get to go. They played at a casino. I really missed out- have to go next time. Great hub!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Newcapo. I was in Scotsdale last year when they were at Casino Arizona. We went to the casino, but didn't bother paying to see the band because I had already seen them and we were on a budget. If you like The Beatles, you really should try to see a good cover band at least once.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Wow it's Beatlemania all over again! I love the Beatles and i have always believed that head bobbing is cooler than head banging! Hope you'd hub more on great music and artists of the past.

I have many favourite Betle songs but from the top of my head, it's gott be Till There Was You! Thanks for this great hub, I'm glad it resurfaced :D


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I have a laundry list of hubs to do and some written but not published yet. More Beatles is on the list, along with more writing site ones.

Till There Was You is a great song, I agree!

I'm glad this hub resurfaced, too....you came for a visit, which is always so nice (& sweet).


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mikelsputze 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

Yes this is all good...........good hub. It was a great era with the Beatles............not Beetles. I remember and always looked forward for their next number one hit on the charts. This was all of the time in the Beatle recording days. Never failed always Number one on the charts. Maybe sometimes three of their hits the top five.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Mike! Yes, The Beatles were sure-fired number one hitters! I've often wondered how long they would have continued to be if they'd stayed together and continued to evolve. I'll never know, of course, but it's interesting to think about.

Thank-you for reading and sharing your comments.


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hypnosis4u2 7 years ago from Massachusetts

Thank you for the research that went into this hub. I'm older than I look and remember the rooftop session. It was primarily recorded for "Get Back" and shown on BBC Top of the Pops when most people know the Beatles were breaking up. The camera crew were the only official spectators but people from the other buildings got a great free show.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh Hypnosis, were one of the people on the other buildings? If you were, I'm soooo jealous!

I remember when The Beatles were breaking up, I was praying that it was a bad, factless rumour. Alas, it was not.

I've seen a film clip of the Bobbies trying to get in and up to the roof to stop the music. I don't know why they felt the need to do so, perhaps it broke some noise by-law or something.

Thanks for sharing, Hypnosis!


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mysong 7 years ago from Canada

keep up these great hubs coming!


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Maggie Butler 7 years ago from Little Ole' Iowa

Ok.. just ran across this great hub... Love the Beatles...so much. Thank you for such a good read, Shirley. Love your style of writing. Keep em coming.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Maggie! Glad that you enjoyed it.

I've been noticing lately that there are more Beatles songs being used for commercial purposes. It makes me kind of sad to hear altered versions in the background of MasterCard and perfume commercials.

I have rose coloured glasses where that's concerned; I consider it sacrilege to change any Beatles tune. :)


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thegreenerme 6 years ago

I love the rooftop performance. I agree, different times - you don't see many musicians with green pants nowadays! Get Back is one that I listen to all the time, especially the live rooftop version which is on YouTube.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ah, GreenerMe, a Beatlemaniac after my own heart. There are just certain songs and performances that remain special, even decades after you first hear them.

Isn't it great that we have access to all their music on YouTube?

Thanks for coming by!


floridawinter 6 years ago

George Harrison did a strange thing with the song Blue Jay Way. Nearing the end. a chorus of voices sings "Don't Belong, Don't Belong", over and over. There are times however, when they are singing "Don't be long."

Or is it the other way around? It probably wasn't accidental. Listen to it again. Maybe it is just too obvious.


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Shirley Anderson 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Gee, FloridaWinter, I had not thought that George was saying, "Don't belong." I just listened to the song again but am still left with the impression that he was just changing the tempo, singing the words faster.

Of course, this was recorded during their psychedelic phase, so it's very possible that it was intentional.

Thanks for the comment and something very interesting to consider about that Beatles song!


Scott 5 years ago

47 number one hits! Has any other band ever come close that number! I bet when the Beetles broke up in 1970 ALOT of people cried! Very good and informative:)

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