13/04/2014

Let It Be 1970-1987 (13/04/2014)

Depuis Abbey Road, cet LP a été enregistré en vraie stéréo. "Full stereo".


http://youtu.be/KQm3ndwteVs (Across the universe) http://youtu.be/ytu3yEE9ACE (Let it be) http://youtu.be/u_lpMbwCIQM (Get back) http://youtu.be/u_lpMbwCIQM (I've got a feeling)

Un an après son enregistrement, l'américain Phil Spector remet aux Beatles le mixage définitif de l'album Let It Be. Paul McCartney explose de colère (on le comprend aisément) lorsqu'il écoute des arrangements de cordes réalisés par Spector sur sa chanson The Long And Winding Road. Il tempête (à juste titre) et exige que le disque ne sorte pas avec ce désastreux mixage. Mais "on" n'en tient pas compte et Let It Be est considéré achevé tel quel. En raison de cet événement, Paul prend brutalement conscience de la réalité. Les Beatles, pour lesquels il s'est battu jusqu'au dernier moment, lui échappent. Ou du moins, il n'est plus capable d'avoir emprise sur ses propres compositions. Alors, il sait que tout est fini. Il téléphone à John pour lui annoncer qu'il a lui aussi l'intention de laisser tomber le groupe. Et en effet, Paul se retire dans sa ferme écossaise où il a fait construire son propre studio d'enregistrement. Il y prépare un album en solitaire, qu'il souhaite lancer très rapidement. Après d'âpres discussions pour savoir si son disque doit sortir avant Let It Be, les trois autres Beatles finissent par accepter que Paul fasse paraître sous le label Apple, le 17 avril, son album McCartney. Dans le disque figure une auto-interview de Paul dans laquelle il explique le pourquoi de ce disque et la dissolution des Beatles, ce qui irrite passablement John Lennon.

Un mois plus tard, c'est la première du film Let It Be mais aucun des Beatles n'assiste à sa projection. Le film reflète la réalité interne du groupe au moment où il a été filmé : tendus, distants, malgré quelques moments brillants de convivialité, essentiellement lorsqu'ils reprenaient des chansons anciennes. L'album sort au même moment, mettant en évidence l'apathie musicale du groupe, sauvé par quelques chansons magnifiques comme Across The Universe ou I've Got A Feeling (de John), Let It Be (de Paul), qui sort en 45 tours ou le magistral Get Back. Quand le disque paraît, les Beatles n'existent déjà plus en tant que groupe.

C'est Paul qui met la touche finale à cette séparation le 30 décembre 1970, en intentant une procédure judiciaire contre John, George et Ringo, manœuvre juridique qui, selon lui, est exclusivement dirigée à l'encontre d'Allen Klein. Il ne devait pas avoir tort puisque, par la suite, les autres membres du groupe disparu ont tous fini par faire de même. Quoi qu'il en soit, c'est bel et bien la fin de l'histoire.

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28/03/2014

THE BEATLES DLP 1968 (28/03/2014)

Fausse stéréo ! Le terme anglais est "DUOPHONY" qui n'a pas d'équivalent en français.

Il faudrait l'inventer! Soit "DUOPHONIE". Voilà qui est fait (sous copyright).


 




























beatles lp reissue.jpgbeatles cd 1st released.jpgAlors que le monde entier chantonne le refrain de Hey Jude, les Beatles peaufinent l'enregistrement d'un nouvel album. L'abondant matériel des sessions d'Abbey Road est composé en majeure partie de chansons écrites durant leur séjour en Inde. Le nouveau disque, qui s'appellera simplement THE BEATLES, prouve à l'évidence que ceux-ci, depuis la mort de Brian Epstein, s'effacent en tant que groupe au profit de la montée en puissance des personnalités individuelles de chacun de ses membres. John, encouragé par l'esprit novateur et provocateur de Yoko, écrit des morceaux au caractère aride et agressif: Sexy Sadie, pamphlet contre le Maharishi, Revolution, une approche personnelle de la révolte étudiante de 1968, Hapiness is a warm gun, contre la guerre du Vietnam, et le choc sonore de Revolution 9 (qui n'est qu'un collage de huit minutes quinze secondes réalisé par John et Yoko d'après l'insipide Revolution 1.)
Paul n'apprécie pas du tout les chansons de John qu'il trouve trop crues, mais il ne peut rien faire. Pour la première fois de leur histoire, Paul et John renoncent à se compléter mutuellement leurs chansons. Celles de Paul ne plaisent pas non plus à John qui les trouve trop mièvres: Martha my dear, qui parle de son bobtail, Honey pie, hommage de Paul à son père, Jim McCartney ou Rocky raccoon, un western musical. Paul a aussi composé un rock puissant, cette fois du goût de John, Back in the USSR, ainsi que la puissante Why don't we do it in the road et la superbe Blackbird. Il a aussi écrit la toute simple Ob-la-di Ob-la-da (avec le nigérien Jimmy "Scott" aux congas), destinée à Desmond Dekker dont sa version sort en avril 1969), une comptine pour enfants sur un rythme de ska, en opposition avec la violente Helter Skelter. Le manque de collaboration mutuelle met en évidence le secret des compositions du tandem Lennon/McCartney: la douceur mélodique de Paul (avec les exceptions mentionnées), l'acidité et la force de John. Au beau milieu de ce désaccord, George Harrison arrive à inclure dans le disque quatre de ses chansons, dont l'une d'entre elles aura un retentissement énorme: "While my guitar gently weeps", sur laquelle Eric Clapton joue de la guitare. Et Ringo case un morceau de sa composition, Don't pass me by.
Avec autant de matériel enregistré, les Beatles décident, contre la volonté de George Martin, de faire paraître le disque sous forme d'un double album. Martin aurait préféré supprimer les chansons superflues, à raison, et faire un grand disque en ne gardant que les meilleurs morceaux. Mais ils ne suivent pas son avis. Le double disque, surnommé "White Album", sort le 22 novembre 1968.
John Lennon, de plus en plus amoureux de Yoko Ono, décide de publier un album reprenant les bandes expérimentales qu'il a enregistrées chez lui avec sa nouvelle compagne qui deviendra sa femme par la suite. Le disque s'appelle Two Virgins avec, sur la pochette, une photo du couple entièrement nu.

EMI, effrayée par cette nudité crue, refuse de distribuer le disque, qui sera finalement repris par Track Records, le label des WHO. Chez les disquaires, le disque se vend sous une couverture opaque. C'est un échec retentissant, comme on pouvait s'y attendre en l'écoutant. Lennon qui pensait pouvoir tout faire avait complètement disjoncté ! R.I.P

Ce DLP est la 1ère réédition en album / No 004523 (1976): 3/04/1976 : Comme la nostalgie s'intensifie, le magazine no 1 Beatles Monthly entame toute une série de rééditions.

Pressage NL et DE pochette 1A 138-04173/174 (tous les inserts sont inclus !)

THE BEATLES est la 1ère parution en CD publiée par PARLOPHONE, 7 46443 2, GB, 9/05/1987.

 

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19/03/2014

THE BEATLES 1968 - 1st reissue (topic : 19/03/2014)


C'est toujours de la "fausse stéréo" qu'on appelle en anglais "DUOPHONY"











































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THE BEATLES Double LP is referred to as the White Album : its plain white sleeve is a reversal from Sgt. Pepper's lavish one

Featuring Billy Preston, not credited because of his contract to A&M RECORDS.

This DLP is the 1st reissue released / No 004523. April 3, 1976 : As nostalgia increases, Beatles Monthly begins a reissue series from magazine #1.

NL pressing and German cover 1A 138-04173/174 (including all inserts !)

THE BEATLES 1st issue on CD is released by PARLOPHONE 7 46443 2, UK, May 9, 1987.

While the world sings the chorus of Hey Jude, The Beatles refine recording a new album. The abundant material from the Abbey Road sessions is mostly composed of songs written during their stay in India. The new album, which is simply called THE BEATLES, clearly proves that the Beatles (!), since Brian Epstein passed away, disappear as a group in favour of the rise of the individual personalities of each of its members. John, encouraged by the innovative and provocative spirit of Yoko, wrote pieces in arid and aggressive style: Sexy Sadie, pamphlet (satirical tract) against the Maharishi, Revolution, a personal approach to the student revolt of 1968, Hapiness is a warm gun, against the Vietnam War, and the sound shock Revolution 9 (not written: just an 8,15 minutes collage realized by John and Yoko from the asipid Revolution 1.)
Paul does not like all the songs that John is too crude, but he can do nothing. For the first time in their history, Paul and John complement each waive their songs. Those of Paul do not like either John who is too cutesy: Martha my dear, who speaks of his dog, Honey pie, Paul's tribute to his father, Jim McCartney or Rocky raccoon, a western in music written by Paul. Paul also wrote a powerful rock, this time the taste of John, Back in the USSR, as well as the powerful Why do not we do it in the road and the super Blackbird. He also wrote the simple Ob-la-di Ob-la-da (Nigerian Jimmy"Scott", congas), a fairy tale for children at a rate of ska for Desmond Dekker (released in April 1969) in opposition to the violent Helter Skelter. The lack of mutual collaboration highlights the secret of compositions tandem Lennon/McCartney melodic sweetness of Paul (with the exceptions mentioned), acidity and John's force. In the midst of this disagreement, George Harrison arrives to include in the record four songs, one of them will have a huge impact: While my guitar gently weeps on which Eric Clapton plays guitar. Ringo puts a piece of his own composition, Don't pass me by.
With so much recorded material, the Beatles decided, against the will of George Martin, to publish the disc as a double album. Martin would rather remove unnecessary songs to reason and make a great record keeping only the best pieces. But they do not follow his advice. The double disc, nicknamed "White Album", is released the 22th November 1968.

John Lennon, more and more in love with Yoko Ono, decided to publish an album containing the experimental tapes he recorded at home with his new girlfriend. The disc is called Two Virgins, on the cover, a photo of the couple completely naked.
EMI, frightened by this flood nudity, refuses to distribute the disc, which was finally taken over by Track Records, the label of the Who. In the shops, the record is sold under an opaque cover. This is a resounding failure, hardest the better (!), as might be expected in listening. Lennon had completely tripped. (R.I.P)

http://youtu.be/gRtAO-nffz0 (Ob la di ob la da by The Beatles)

http://youtu.be/xv6W9MQwG_8 (by Desmond Dekker recorded as a medley and released in April 1969)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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27/01/2014

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (27/01/2014)




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29/10/2011

AEROSMITH :Beatles' songs : cover versions sung in English

aerosmith - come together - 06-1978 (23-10-2011).jpgCome Together is an exerpt taken from the double LP "Sgt. Pepper's lonely Hearts Club Band" , starring Robin Gibb, The Bee Gees and Peter Frampton. On September 30, this song reaches US #23. Band appears as vilains in the movie. The double LP is issued on RSO Records and released in June 1978.

The NL pressing also includes Kings And Queens which makes US #70 on April 1, 1978.

Members : Steven Tyler (vocals), b. Steven Talarico , March 26, 1948, New York City; Joe Perry (guitar); b. Sept.10, 1950, Boston, Massachusett's capital; Brad Whitford (guitar), b. Feb.23, 1952, Winchester, MA, ex-Justin Tyme, Earth Inc. and The Cymbals Of Resistance; Tom Hamilton (bs gtr), b. Dec.31, 1951, Colorado Springs, CO and Joey Kramer (drums), b. June 21, 1950, New York completes the line-up.

Group signs to CBS/COLUMBIA in August 1972. http://youtu.be/nDtoZ8M3Q50

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09/09/2009

The Beatles : English translation of "l'événement marketing du jour"

beatles - 9-9-2009An event? Not for all the Belgian media notably RTL TVI. ***Shame on you ! *** On Wednesday 9/09/2009 fate jewel published by EMI UK comprising 14 enhanced CD's (+ 1 DVD ) fully remastered quasi in HD.*** The 14th containing the old Past Masters 1 & 2 released in the UK at the beginning of March 1988 .*** Well received in the UK (# 49 & # 46 March 19, 1988 but with less impact in the USA where they are ranked U.S. # 149 & # 121 U.S. the following 9 and 16 April .***To date, the question is whether we should absolutely get it one way or another or switch it off. This wonderful package (great work of remastering made by Guy Massey, Steve Rooke, Sam Okell along with Paul Hicks & Sean Magee at Dan Lacksman's SynSound Recording Studio in Brussels chosen by EMI Belgium) of which each CD has a gatefold cover sold this morning at 9:09am in record stores. I am doubtful as Gilles Verlant said the price is around 250 € (this afternoon I saw the price setted at € 199 but they were already sold like pancakes !). So, if you do not have anything yet by the Beatles ( fortunately Sir Paul McCartney was able to buy out the 251 songs [on some 365 listed] purchased by Michael Jackson [see ATV Music Publishing article] and that you have the financial resources and proper equipment (a digital amplifier which could possibly spread songs in 5.1 if you have a home cinema ).*** Note that the first reissues of LP's on CD were in monaural sound (AAD) and those with the stereo were so ADD that EMI wanted the "ADD" for all albums and the fans otherwise. EMI has finally yielded to the very last minute by putting an AAD patch on the ADD letters seen through/thru the box already printed on the inlay cards but this time all CD's are in full stereo and also available in monaural sound even the stereo ones!!!.*** March 7, 1987 as the group's back catalog systematically is released on CD, The Beatles' timeless popularity is underlined as they return to the charts all over the world .*** This 9/9/9 is not a coincidence since it's the former (new)Scotland Yard's telephone nr. which controlled the UK charts in the course of the 70's (see other article) due to shenanigans/mix-ups including at least two British showbiz personalities including Roger OO7 Moore's wife Edna May 'Dorothy' Squires (d. on 14 April 1998). Note also that these persons were convicted and anyway there are limitations.***Nota: The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl is still unreleased.*** I will forever be a fan and I am sure we will talk of them in 100 years or beyond and / or in the hereafter .*** LONG LIVE THE BEATLES!

The Beatles (Fr.) : l'événement marketing du jour - 9/9/9

beatles - 9-9-2009Un événement ? Sûrement pas pour tous les médias belges ! Ainsi, Grégory Willock n'en a pas touché un seul mot à son JT de 13:00 sur RTL TVI ni même Michel De Maegd dans celui du 19:00 !***Ce mercredi 9/09/2009 sort un bijou édité par EMI UK comprenant 14 CD's remasterisés pratiquement en HD par Guy Massey, Steve Rooke, Sam Okell assistés de Paul Hicks et Sean Magee (+ 1 DVD) au Dan Lacksman SynSound Recording Studio à Bruxelles (choisi par EMI Belgium).***Véritable événement musical de cette fin d'année, cette réédition des albums des Beatles était attendue depuis des décennies par les millions de fans du plus grand groupe populaire de l'histoire.***Tous les CD's sont "enhanced". Le 14° contenant les anciens Past Masters 1 & 2 sortis en GB début mars 1988.***Bien accueillis en GB (#49 & #46 le 19 mars 1988 mais avec moins d'impact aux USA où ils se classent US #149 & US #121 les 9 et 16 avril suivant.***Maintenant, la question est de savoir s'il faut absolument se le procurer d'une manière ou d'une autre ou de le switcher. Ce magnique coffret dont chaque "enhanced" CD est en "gatefold" se vend depuis ce matin à 9:09 chez les disquaires. Je suis dubitatif comme Gilles Verlant: le prix tourne autour de 250 € mais je l'ai vu affiché à 199 € et il se vendait comme des petits pains ! Si vous ne possédez encore rien des Beatles (heureusement que Sir Paul McCartney avait pu racheter les 251 [sur les quelques 365 répertoriées] chansons achetées par Michael Jackson [v/article ATV Music Publishing] et que vous avez les moyens financiers et le matériel adéquat (un ampli numérique qui pourrait éventuellement diffuser les chansons en 5.1 si vous possédez un home cinema).***A noter que les premières rééditions des LP's mono sur CD ne le sont qu'en mono (AAD) et ceux en stéréo le sont en ADD alors que EMI voulait du "ADD" pour tous les albums et sur l'avis contraire des fans. Finalement EMI a cédé à la toute dernière minute en apposant une pastille AAD sur les lettres ADD déjà imprimées sur les livrets.*** March 7, 1987: as the group's back catalog is systematically released on CD, The Beatles' timeless popularity is underlined as they return to the charts all over the world.***Ce 9/9/9 n'est pas une coïncidence puisqu'il s'agit de l'ancien no de téléphone de Scotland Yard qui contrôla le HP britannique dans le courant des années 70 (v/autre article) suite à des magouilles dont au moins deux personnalités anglaises du showbiz que je ne peux décemment citer ici. Notez que je le pourrais puisqu'elles furent condamnées et que de toute façon il y a prescription.***Note: le LP Live at the Hollywood est proprement ignoré.***Je resterai à jamais un fan et je suis sûr qu'on parlera encore d'eux dans 100 ans voire au-delà et/ou dans l'au-delà.***LONG LIVE THE BEATLES !!!

22/03/2007

The Beatles and Deep Purple (MkI) - 1968 (22/03/07)

A-DP-Help-1968***Slow rendition of The Beatles' HELP taken from the album Shades Of Deep Purple released in U.K. by EMI/Parlophone and in US on Bill Cosby's Tetragrammaton label in September 1968.***This LP record made US #24 without a UK placing.***DP Mk I was formed by ex The Maze Rod Evans, vcls & Ian Paice, drums (both ex MI 5 as well); Jon Lord, ex The Artwoods [Art Wood is Ron's brother] (currently playing with The Flower Pot Men); Ritchie Blackmore, ex THE LANCASTERS [1963] (Titan records/USA!); ex The Outlaws; ex The Tornados; ex the Ritchie Blackmore Orchestra; ex The Delfonic; ex Screaming Lord Sutch; ex Neil Christian and The Crusaders and, Nick Simper, ex Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, ex Flower Pot Men.***Comments by "Cab." : "the combined talents of five young men are here extended to create realms of musical colour such as never been heard before on record in shades of Deep Purple.***Produced by Derek Lawrence - Engineer : Barry Ainsworth.***I'm a DP fan of all time...

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24/12/2006

Happy X-mas (war is not over) - part 2 - 24/12/2006

This one is dating back to 01/1975 : Happy Xmas (War Is Over) belatedly makes UK #48, as Lennon returns to live with Yoko. Still the same recording.A1-Beat-HappyXmas (2) - 01-1975 (pic cover)A1-Beat-HappyXmas-POB-1975 single

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Happy X-mas : war is not over (1) - 24/12/2006

December 8, 1980 : John, returning from a recording session, is gunned down in the courtyard of the Dakota building in New York, John's home for the past decade. He dies from loss of blood shortly thereafter at the Roosevelt hospital.***December 1971 : Happy Xmas (War Is Over) credited to John & Yoko / The Plastic Ono Band With the Harlem Community Choir is released in US only and fails to chart.***December 1972 : for the first time released in UK (Apple R 5970) hits at #4, and makes the first of many chart visit having held up from UK release due to the Ono song-credit dispute.***You can see the original French picture cover and the UK green vinyl single dating back to 12/1972. Original green vinyl !A1-Beat-HappyXmas-POB-1971-UK-1972 (frontside)A1-Beat-HappyXmas-POB-1972 single

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30/11/2006

Portuguese Apple (3) - Mary Hopkin - 1970

February 1970 : Temma Harbour, produced by well known EMI producer Mickie Most (ex Most Brothers, ex The Playboys [in South Africa], creator of RAK Records and RAK Music Publishing in 1969, born Michael Hayes (June 20, 1938-May 30, 2003), hits UK #6 and next March #39 in US.***B-side Lontano Dagli Occhi which means out of sight is sung in perfect Italian.A1-Beat-Mary (1) - 1970A1-Beat-Mary (3) - 02-1970 singleA1-Beat-Mary (2) - 1970 backside

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22/07/2006

George Harrison and Apple singles (yum-yum again with What Is Life, My Sweet Lord and Ding Dong, Ding Dong)

Originally issued as the B-side of My sweet lord (US, 12/1970; UK, 01/1971), What is life [French pressing] hitted US POP chart #10 on 27th March 1971***Back on the 26th December of 1970, My Sweet Lord [Italian pressing] topped the US POP chart, giving Harrison a second accolade as the first ex-Beatle with a chart-topping single. Originally given away by George to Billy Preston for his Apple album Encouraging Word and even scheduled as a Preston single release, it became a worldwide #1 (Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany...), selling over 5 million copies. This single topped the UK chart on 30th January 1971.***Tidbit time: next March: Bright Tunes, which owned copyright of the late Ronnie Mack's song He's So Fine, a hit for US group The Chiffons (1963 US #5, UK #16), made a legal claim that MSL plagiarized its former client's hit, and all royalty payments were frozen. George claimed that his song was inspired by the Edwin Hawkins Singers' hit Oh Happy Day (1969 US #4, UK #2). More than 5 years later, Sept.7, 1976 in US, District Court Judge, Richard Owens, will rule in favor of the plaintif, but will allow that George perhaps subconsciously adapted the song. Bright Tunes was paid USD 587.000 and was taken over by ex-Beatles' manager, Allen Klein, who continued a damage suit. The Chiffons released a cover version of MSL but did not chart (DNC). "Ding Dong" (Apple UK, R 6002), [Belgian pressing, 12/74] made UK #38 in January 1975 and US #36 on the 8th February of the same year. The B-side I don't care anymore (because of The Chiffons' affair) reflected his mood of the time. My sweet lord re-charted UK #2 in 2002.***John Lennon aurait même rapporté ceci d'après des experts en matière de plagiat : "Il aurait pu tout de même changer quelques notes..." !

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04/07/2006

What about John? Cold Turkey, Instant Karma & Give Peace A Chance

These three songs were credited as Plastic Ono Band, Lennon / Lennon/Ono (With the Plastic Ono Band).*** Apple? Yum-yum again with John and his pop music and what about UK and US charts?***"Apple 13" [the disk was credited to The POB (a name John will use for the musicians he is recording with over the next few years). Appearing on it were John himself, Tommy Smothers, Petula Clark (!), Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg] was released in July 1969 and hitted US #14 and UK #2***"Apple 1003" (02/1970), recorded in a day and produced by Phil "Wall of Sound" Spector hitted UK #5 and US #3. George played guitar and Allen Klein and assorted club-goers from London's Hatchetts club provided chorus.***"Apple 1001", on the agonies of drug (suffering from) withdrawal (11/1969) charted US #30 and hitted UK #14 [...With love, John Lennon of Bag. Then moved him to America]

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24/06/2006

Apple ? Yum-yum! Those were these olden days...(original Italian pressings [Hey Jude, don't make it bad, take a sad song and make it better...])

Released almost at the same time, Mary Hopkin's "Those Were The Days" single [from "Darogoi Dlimmoyo" formerly of the Russian folklore then adapted as "An jenem Tag" (and sung at the time (1968) by famous tenor man Iwan Rebroff [alias Hans-Rolf Rippert, Berlin, 31 July 1931-Berlin, 27 February 2008 (heart attack)] which means "Takiyeh Dni, Moi Drug" in Russian-speaking (EMI/Parlophone to become Apple 2) was issued (27th Aug.) 3 days before The Beatles' "Hey Jude" one (EMI/Parlophone to become Apple 1 - 30th Aug., 1968). Both singles topped the charts all over and beyond the world.***Hey Jude peaked at UK #52 on 10th Sep.1988.***Tidbit time 1: "Those were the days" (B-side of single White Room)? This song was also an eponymous CREAM song from the "In The Studio" portion of the DLP "Wheels Of Fire" released late August of the same year [US #1, UK #3 and UK #7 - 08/1968].***Tidbit time 2: while I was dining (in the evening 'round 7 pm [GMT]) with my parents and my sister Rose-Anne (who is living in Italy), I heard Hey Jude on the radio (RTB/Radio Diffusion Télévision Belge [to become RTBF a few years later]): waooouuuw! My goodness! I told my parents I had to buy the record the next day to a store in Aywaille not too far from Sougné-Remouchamps where I was living in]. Then, after school, my friends and buddies/chums and other fellas/fellows/camarades followed me to the said store to buy it themselves!***Tidbit time 3: my sister (who loved the song too) pinched the lyrics I got in a TV magazine (Moustique : hi Piero, KOR my dear!***I refounded them in her class notebook a few months later. To date I'm doubled up with laughter but I was a little bit set up at the time - aujourd!hui, je suis plié de rire/en deux mais j'étais un peu fâché à cette époque-là! Rose-Anne, cara mia sorella [I do speak Italian too :-)], tu étais vraiment une petite peste. (my sister was a small pest!)). By the way, warm wishes to my family who is living in Tara Street in San Francisco and in Ohio.A1-Beat-Rebroff-1968

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14/06/2006

Billy Preston et les Beatles (1968, 1969 & 1970)

En novembre 1968, les Beatles achevaient d'enregistrer ce double LP blanc "White Album". Jean Martin, manager du Sixteenth Century débarque à Londres à Abbey Road studios avec une bobine contenant e.a. Daydream - construite différemment que la version définitive. Le Wallace arrive à Londres (tous frais payés par EMI) le 6 janvier 1969 [époque à laquelle les Beatles travaillent sur leur prochain single Get Back] pour y enregister une chanson qui fera un carton par la suite courant mars 1969 (#1 en France et en Belgique francophone, #2 en Belgique néerlandophone, #14 aux Pays-Bas, #41 en Angleterre et plusieurs #1 en Amérique du Sud et Centrale...):"Daydream"...I fell asleep admid the flowers for a couple of hours on a beautiful day...Macca avait déclaré début 1969: "After us, it will be (them"[http://www.wallacecollection.net].Les 7/12/68 (UK) et 28/12/68 (USA), ce double LP est # 1.It is referred to as the White Album because of its plain white sleeve (a reversal from Sgt. Pepper's lavish one.For the 1st time The Beatles (including Billy Preston not credited) worked separately on some of the songs on the album/LP Record, as cracks began to appear in the partnership.*****20th Aug., 1969: The Beatles were together for the last time in a recording studio (I want you [She's so heavy]) for Abbey Road featuring Billy Preston still not credited.This LP topped UK and US charts (4th Oct. and 1st Nov. of 1969)/updated 14th June, 2006. 23rd May, 1970: Let It Be (Billy Preston credited on the backside of the cover) tops UK chart "a cardboard tombstone" and a sad and tatty end to a musical fusion".The Beatles are no more: Macca [the press writes that he was the man who broke up The Beatles] is recording simultaneously his debut solo album McCartney (UK #2 & US #1, 05/1970), John making hits with the Plastic Ono Band (Cold Turkey, (means hard drug) and Give Peace A Chance as well and, Ringo about to release his album Sentimental Journey : UK #7 & US #22, 04/1970 (among the arrangers there was his friend Maurice (Gibb) of the Bee Gees (a duo including Barry!) themselves). George begins recording All Things Must Pass (UK #4 & US #1, 12/1970).

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