About a girl meet the beatles
Her bedroom was plastered with their pictures, like tens of thousands of other bedrooms around the world. In many ways, Soule was and is a typical Beatles fan. But in one important way, she is different from most: She met them. Soule was 15 on Aug. All of a sudden someone came up behind me and poked my ribs. It was Ringo [Starr].SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
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I first heard of the Beatles when I was nine years old. I spent most of my holidays on Merseyside then, and a local girl gave me a bad publicity shot of them with their names scrawled on the back. The funny thing is that parents and all their friends from Liverpool were also curious and proud about this local group. Prior to that, the people in show business from the north of England had all been comedians.
The Beatles even recorded for Parlophone, which was a comedy label, as if they believed they might be a passing novelty act. I was exactly the right age to be hit by them full-on.
My experience — seizing on every picture, saving money for singles and EPs, catching them on a local news show — was repeated over and over again around the world.
Every record was a shock. They had already absorbed Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry, but they were also writing their own songs. They made writing your own material expected, rather than exceptional.
Most important, they always fit right into the arrangement. Ringo Starr played the drums with an incredibly unique feel that nobody can really copy, although many fine drummers have tried and failed. Most of all, John and Paul were fantastic singers. Lennon, McCartney and Harrison had stunningly high standards as writers. These records were events, and not just advance notice of an album. They were the first group to mess with the aural perspective of their recordings and have it be more than just a gimmick.
My absolute favorite albums are Rubber Soul and Revolver. When you picked up Revolver , you knew it was something different. Heck, they are wearing sunglasses indoors in the picture on the back of the cover and not even looking at the camera.
Their breakup album, Let It Be , contains songs both gorgeous and jagged. I suppose ambition and human frailty creeps into every group, but they delivered some incredible performances.
I left with a melancholy feeling. Someone recently gave me an assembly of newsreel footage, which illustrates how swiftly the band was drained of the bright and joyful wit presented as a public face. It might have been practiced, but it plays entirely off-the-cuff. Just a year later, they are seen at a press conference in Los Angeles for their final tour.
Suits and ties are a thing of the past. Staring down a series of dismal attempts at provocation from the press corps, they look exhausted and disenchanted. You can hear that Kurt Cobain listened to the Beatles and mixed their ideas with punk and metal. There was inevitably a poignant feeling to this song, written long before he had even met Linda:. At the show, it was very different.
It was very thrilling, but also disconcerting. Perhaps I understood in that moment one of the reasons why the Beatles had to stop performing. They belonged to everybody. This is an updated version of an essay that appeared in RS It was originally published September McCartney never claimed that the irresistibly bounce "Hello, Goodbye" was his most profound songwriting moment. Brian Epstein's assistant Alistair Taylor remembered McCartney getting the idea while demonstrating how to write a song: "He had a marvelous old hand-carved harmonium.
Whenever I shout out a word, you shout the opposite, and I'll make up a tune. As he was with much of his early work, Lennon was dismissive of "Yes It Is"; he said it was "me trying a rewrite of 'This Boy,' but it didn't work. It took Lennon, McCartney and Harrison multiple takes to nail the song's delicate mix of voices. In the lyrics, Lennon showed the honesty that would mark his songwriting after His "pride" is the reason he can let go of a lost love.
Harrison had been obsessed with the sitar since he saw one on the set of Help! But it wasn't until he went to India in to study with sitar master Ravi Shankar that he became truly skilled at it. Harrison often practiced eight hours a day while in India. Augmenting his sitar with an piece string section and Indian instrumentation, it was a magnetic sermon on spirituality.
He brought that sound together. Harrison's devotion to the sound and spirit of India lingered, blooming over his solo masterwork, All Things Must Pass. The song has all the Holly trademarks — the jangling guitars, the openhearted generosity of the lyric, the urgent emotion in the voices.
It's a pledge of hour devotion to a girl, with Lennon speaking his mind in a brash way "Call me tonight, and I'll come to you" that would have made Holly proud — even though Lennon himself wasn't thrilled with the results. He dismissed the song as my "effort at [re]writing 'It Won't Be Long. If the Beatles play the song like they're in a hurry, it's because they were — this was recorded on the last day of the sessions for A Hard Day's Night , before they departed for a monthlong tour.
Unfortunately, the morning after they cut "Any Time at All," Ringo collapsed with tonsillitis and pharyngitis, so they went to Denmark with a replacement drummer. Never a hit, "Any Time" became a fan favorite. On the night of November 11th, , the Beatles were in a bind. The deadline for completing Rubber Soul was upon them, and they needed to record three songs that evening to wrap up the album. On top of that, McCartney was having problems with his girlfriend, Jane Asher: He was upset that the actress had moved to Bristol to join the Old Vic theater company.
As cranky as the lyrics are, the music behind them is positively bouncy, buoyed by Starr's inventive drumming and a melody and bass line that are an obvious homage to Four Tops singles such as "I Can't Help Myself. Lennon left India abruptly after hearing stories about the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's sexual impropriety with female students.
While he and Harrison were waiting for a ride out of Rishikesh, Lennon composed this biting denunciation of his guru. He later told Rolling Stone that when the Maharishi asked why the pair were leaving, he replied, "Well, if you're so cosmic , you'll know why.
Some of them were us. This witty jumble of words was recorded at the Beatles' rooftop performance, with an assistant holding up Lennon's lyrics for him as a cue. But in an interview with Rolling Stone in , Lennon's resentment spilled out: "I would like to just list what we did and what the Stones did two months after on every fuckin' album.
Every fuckin' thing we did, Mick does exactly the same. They are not in the same class, musicwise or powerwise — never were. Appears On: Let It Be. The fond but self-centered lyrics of "Every Little Thing" celebrate the affections of McCartney's girlfriend, Jane Asher, alternating between vows of love and bragging about "the things she does.
McCartney said later that he thought "Every Little Thing" was "very catchy" but not what he hoped it would be. Recording involved nine takes over the course of two days, including one outtake that dissolved into laughter. The finished track — a heartfelt, midtempo song, with a gorgeous melodic leap in the chorus — pulls switcheroos on a couple of the usual early Beatles routines. The main writer isn't the lead singer; Lennon's voice dominates.
And Starr reached beyond his drum kit to play the booming timpani that jumps out midchorus. In early , creative and financial issues were fracturing the band. Lennon had already told the others that he was quitting, Starr had gone on a hiatus, and Harrison and McCartney disappeared for weeks.
Months after recording the poignant piano ballad, McCartney got a rude surprise: Producer Phil Spector, who had been given the tapes by Lennon, had reworked his take, adding a layer of strings and a choir. And someone takes it out of the can and starts to overdub things without his permission. But the song, released months before Revolver as the B side to "Paperback Writer," was the Beatles' first public attempt to capture the LSD experience on record.
They did it by infusing the track with tantalizing sounds — melting-chant harmonies, the brusque, leadlike flair of McCartney's bass, Starr's disorienting drum fills — and the promise of a realm beyond the usual senses.
The most surreal effect was an accident: While stoned, Lennon threaded a rough mix the wrong way on his home tape recorder. He was thrilled with the backward vocals he heard — so thrilled he demanded the sound be used on the song's fade-out. They were just teenagers in , scribbling songs in a school notebook, dreaming of stardom, always writing "Another Lennon-McCartney Original" at the top of the page.
I Love You" as the B side. It hit the charts and reached Number 17 — not bad for a band of scruffy Liverpool lads. But when released in the U. Martin made them redo it with replacement Ringo Starr and again with a hired session drummer, when Martin demoted Starr to tambourine. Like many of McCartney's finest songs, "Lady Madonna" is a tribute to working-class womanhood, expressed through Irish-Catholic imagery.
McCartney called it "a Fats Domino impression," composed while trying to play something bluesy on the piano. Domino must have taken it as a compliment. A few months after the song came out, he released his own cover version, which became the last Top hit of his career. McCartney then recorded a loose, jovial demo of the song in May. By the time they started work on the album version on August 22nd, though, the Beatles were at each other's throats.
The other three Beatles got back to work, recording the basic track with McCartney on drums and Lennon playing six-string bass. They finished it the next day with jet-airplane noise from a sound-effects collection.
When Starr returned two weeks later, they covered his drum kit in flowers to welcome him back. David Bowie would later cover the song, with Lennon on guitar. With no booze, drugs or tobacco allowed at the ashram, Lennon was meditating all day and tormented by insomnia at night, obsessing over Yoko Ono, whom he had wanted to invite along despite the presence of his wife, Cynthia.
It was also an open letter to Ono, whose postcards to Lennon in India were a lifeline. Lennon called the White Album track one of his favorite Beatles recordings. McCartney liked it too — at one of the Let It Be sessions in , the Beatles recorded an informal, jokey version with McCartney singing lead.
About a Girl (Nirvana song)
In the Name of Love all these songs capture the spirit of an era and an image of "girlhood" in post-World War II America that still reverberates today. While there were over girl groups recorded in the '60s--including key hitmakers like the Ronettes, the Supremes, and the Shirelles - studies of girl-group music that address race, gender, class, and sexuality have only just begun to appear. Warwick is the first writer to address '60s girl group music from the perspective of its most significant audience--teenage girls--drawing on current research in psychology and sociology to explore the important place of this repertoire in the emotional development of young girls of the baby boom generation.
I need an easy friend I do with an ear to lend I do think you fit this shoe I do, won't you have a clue? I'll take advantage while You hang me out to dry But I can't see you every night Free I do I'm standing in your line I do hope you have the time I do pick a number, too I do keep a date with you I'll take advantage while You hang me out to dry But I can't see you every night Free I do I need an easy friend I do with an ear to lend I do think you fit this shoe I do, won't you have a clue? Submit Corrections. Chad Channing, Nirvana's drummer, said that Kurt Cobain hadn't had a title for a song he'd once brought into the studio. When asked what it was about, Cobain replied, "It's about a girl.
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It was part of the cultural revolution, coinciding with the outbreak of feminism. There was no doubt that The Beatles had a fanatic female following. Four young mop-topped lads from Liverpool had girls going crazy for them and it was clear to see why. Whilst the Fab Four clearly caused a frenzy amongst women in the 60's, little is known about how women influenced them. A regular at the Cavern Club, Maureen met her husband-to-be at the famous venue, and the pair married in February As a Beatles fan herself, she had helped out at the Beatles Fan Club since , answering fan mail sent to Ringo. Maureen largely avoided the attentions of the press and enjoyed her relative anonymity in the early years. Ringo talked of her humble nature:. Yoko, wife of the late John Lennon, remains a powerful female figure to this day. Japanese artist, musician and peace activist married John in March and they quickly became inseparable.
Gianficaro: When three teenage girls forged ahead to meet the Beatles
John Lennon - Paul McCartney. Most songwriters will describe the moment of inspiration as an exhilarating experience. Paul McCartney explains it this way: "That creative moment when you come up with an idea is the greatest, it's the best. It's like sex. You're filled with a knowledge that you're right, which, when much of your life is filled with guilt and the knowledge that you're probably not right, is a magic moment
It is the third song on their debut album, Bleach , released in June The first single released since Cobain's death in April , it reached number one on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and number 22 on Billboard's Hot Airplay chart. Dating back to , "About a Girl" was reportedly written after Cobain spent an afternoon repeatedly listening to Meet the Beatles!
"About A Girl" lyrics
What a great story, Where is the picture of the two girls though? Thanks Sara for all your hard work. This site is one of my fav.
I first heard of the Beatles when I was nine years old. I spent most of my holidays on Merseyside then, and a local girl gave me a bad publicity shot of them with their names scrawled on the back. The funny thing is that parents and all their friends from Liverpool were also curious and proud about this local group. Prior to that, the people in show business from the north of England had all been comedians. The Beatles even recorded for Parlophone, which was a comedy label, as if they believed they might be a passing novelty act. I was exactly the right age to be hit by them full-on.
When Regina Bloomsbury's band, the Caverns, breaks up, she thinks it's all over. And then she makes a wish—"I wish I could be as famous as the Beatles. The Beatles are her music idols. The next day, she gets up to find that the Caverns are not just as famous as the Beatles, they have replaced them in history! Regina is living like a rock star, and loving it.
John Lennon — Paul McCartney. This quote from John Lennon in gives us a hint as to how under such strict deadlines Lennon and McCartney could write what would become some of the most loved and influential music of their career. Songwriting History. It appears, though, that the lyrics were written first and put to music afterwards.
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Свисая из окна, Беккер благодарил Бога за ежедневные занятия теннисом и двадцатиминутные упражнения на аппарате Наутилус, подготовившие его мускулатуру к запредельным нагрузкам. Увы, теперь, несмотря на силу рук, он не мог подтянуться, чтобы влезть обратно. Плечи его отчаянно болели, а грубый камень не обеспечивал достаточного захвата и впивался в кончики пальцев подобно битому стеклу. Беккер понимал, что через несколько секунд его преследователь побежит назад и с верхних ступеней сразу же увидит вцепившиеся в карниз пальцы.
Он зажмурился и начал подтягиваться, понимая, что только чудо спасет его от гибели. Пальцы совсем онемели.
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