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The Beatles Album Cuts

Updated on December 9, 2013

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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.



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      Scott 6 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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      Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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!

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      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 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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!

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      thegreenerme 7 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 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      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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      mysong 8 years ago from Canada

      keep up these great hubs coming!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      hypnosis4u2 8 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 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      mikelsputze 8 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 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 (&amp; sweet).

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      Cris A 8 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 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      newcapo 8 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 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      Haydee Anderson 8 years ago from Hermosa Beach

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

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      Dottie1 9 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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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 9 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 9 years ago from MA, USA

      I just listened to &quot;Saw Her Standing There&quot;, &quot;Revolution&quot;, and &quot;Hey Jude&quot;. 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      odd world 9 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 &quot;one after 909&quot; 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      soho2014 9 years ago from Winnipeg

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

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Dottie1 9 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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      chermarie 9 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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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      Dottie1 9 years ago from MA, USA

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

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 9 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      WHAT, DOTTIE, WHAT???

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

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      Dottie1 9 years ago from MA, USA

      Big day tomorrow Shirley. Are you ready?

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 &amp; 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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      Compu-Smart 9 years ago from London UK

      Omg!! You guys &quot;Shirley and Dottie are hilllaaarrioouuusss!&quot; 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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      kiwi91 9 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 9 years ago from USA

      Woops pressed the submit button twice.

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      B.T. Evilpants 9 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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....&lt;shudder&gt;

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      B.T. Evilpants 9 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 9 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Ebart29 9 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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      Ebart29 9 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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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Dottie1 9 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You got it! Trap door?

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

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      Dottie1 9 years ago from MA, USA

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

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 9 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 9 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, &quot;with a good marketing plan, our charismatic personalities are sure to take us far!

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      Dottie1 9 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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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 9 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Dottie1 9 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 9 years ago from MA, USA

      Hi Shirley,

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

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

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

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Clive Fagan 9 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      funnebone 9 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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      ProCW 9 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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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

      Thx, ProCW!

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      ProCW 9 years ago from South Carolina

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

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

      Great hub!

      ProCW

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Dottie1 9 years ago from MA, USA

      Oops Double Post.

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      Dottie1 9 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. https://hubpages.com/education/Cockney-rhyming-sla

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 9 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      DJ Funktual 9 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 &quot;Across The Universe&quot; by the end of July I shall call you a true blue Beatle fan no more ;)

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      desert blondie 9 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 &quot;Across the Universe&quot; soundtrack list! Fantastic! Raised my daughter's on this music and they still love it!

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      clifinar-clifinar 9 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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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Dottie1 9 years ago from MA, USA

      ooops!

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      Dottie1 9 years ago from MA, USA

      &quot;Good Day Sunshine&quot;, Happy Birthday, Shirley.

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

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

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      Dottie1 9 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. &quot;Don't Let Me Down&quot;.

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Lupo 9 years ago from Boston Area

      Very interesting. Not only was it fun to read about your take on some &quot;less popular&quot; 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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      JAY777 9 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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      moefry47 9 years ago from Texas

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

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Catlyn 9 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 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Dottie1 9 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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      Dottie1 9 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, &quot;Think above the ground&quot;.

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Dottie1 9 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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      Dottie1 9 years ago from MA, USA

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