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What happened to some Beatles members on 31.12.1966 & 31.12.1970 ?

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1966 : George Harrison is refused admission to Annabel's nightclub in London for not wearing a tie, so he, and his party, including wife Patti, Brian Epstein and Eric Clapton see in the New Year at Joe Lyon's Corner House in Coventry Street in the West End of London.


1970 : Paul McCartney files suit against the rest of the group to dissolve THE BEATLES & Co. partnership and seeks the appointment of a receiver to handle the group's affairs. He also ends links with Allen Klein who now handles the affairs of the other 3. Happy New Year for all their fans.

It's my turn to wish you all a very good New Year's Eve dinner and at the same time a very very

HAPPY NEW YEAR ! God bless...

Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero.


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George Harrison : 26.12.1971 & 26.12.1975 (26.12.2010)



george harrisson - my sweet lord - 1970.jpgDec. 26, 1971 : My Sweet Lord hits US #1, giving Harrison a second accolade as the first ex-Beatle with a chart-topping single. Originally given away by Harrison to Billy Preston for his Apple album Encouraging Word and even scheduled as a Preston single release, it becomes a worldwide #1, selling over 5 million copies. Left : French picture cover. Right below : Italian pressing dating back to 30.11.1970.

Dec.26, 1975 : Harrison guests on BBC TV's "Rutland Weekend Television".

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john lennon - 1971.jpglennon - instant karma - 02-1970.jpgThirty years ago John was cold-blooded murdered / Il y a 30 ans, John fut assassiné de sang-froid. Tribute...

Instant Karma ! : by Lennon/Ono (With the Plastic Ono Band) and George Harrison on guitar released in February 1970 : recorded in a day and produced by Phil Spector, hits UK #5 and US #3. George plays guitar and Allen Klein and assorted club-goers from London's Hatchetts club provide chorus.

Imagine : by John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (October 1971) :

-album : Imagine, commercially his most successful LP record, features a melodic pop sound and is acclaimed as his best solo work. The album, containing 2 thinly-veiled attacks on Paul McCartney in Crippled Inside and How Do You Sleep ?, tops both UK and US charts.

-single (released in 10/1971) : peace-themed Imagine hits US #3; Lennon resists its UK release. Mais heureusement pas en Belgique ni en France et aussi dans la plupart des autres pays du Globe.



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50 & 40 years earlier : Johnny & The Moondogs - Let It Be (20 June 2010)

johnny gentlebeatles-poster film let it beMay 20, 1960 : Johnny & The Moondogs including Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Stutcliffe having failed an audition for Larry Parnes to Billy Fury's backing band, begin a 7-date tour of Scotland at Alloa Town Hall, as THE SILVER BEETLES (after a brief spell as THE BEATALS) backing Johnny Gentle, another singer from the Parnes talent stable (!). Tommy Moore has been added to the line-up on drums. For the tour, McCartney uses the pseudonym Paul Ramon, Stutcliffe calls himself Stuart da Staël and Harrison adopts the forname Carl.***May 20, 1970 : movie "Let It Be" opens simultaneously at the London Pavilion and Liverpool Gaumont without any of the group attending. It documents the making of the album and outlines the discontent amongst The Beatles during its recording. True stereo.

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Bill Haley: Trouble in mind ? (1979)-(19/06/2009)

**Crazy Man Crazy : from Bill Haley With Haley's Comets, 1953***Kansas City : from K.C. Lovin' by Little Willie Littlefield, Federal, 11/1952 via Little Richard, US #95, 1959. (Wilbert Harrison, Fury, US #1, May 1959)***Love Letters In The Sand : from Dolly Dawn, RCA/Bluebird, 1931.***Shake Rattle And Roll : from Joe Turner and His Blues Kings, April 1954***I'm In Love Again : from Fats Domino, 06/1956***Stagger Lee : from Lloyd Price's version, 1959 [originally Stack O' Lee Blues first recorded by Long Cleve Reed & Little Harvey Hull-Down Home Boys (trio including Sunny Wilson-rec. circa 1899 however unreleased until May 1927 on BLACK PATTI 8030-B)***Also recorded by Waring's Pennsylvanians (Victor 19189 A, 10/16/1923) and Frank Westphal & His Regal Novelty Orchestra (Columbia 32d, 10/18/1923) in 1923, based on a story of Billy Lyon's hat in 12/1895.***Rock Around The Clock : from Bill Haley And His Comets, 05/1954***I Almost Lost My Mind : from Ivory Joe Hunter, 1949***Blue Suede Shoes : from Carl Perkins, Sun 234, Jan. 1, 1956***My Special Angel : from Bobby Helms With The Anita Kerr Singers, Decca 9-30423, 08/1957***Blueberry Hill : from Fats Domino's version, 12/1956 [originally by Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra, 05/1940 via Glenn Miller and his orchestra with Ray Eberle, Bluebird, 1940].***Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin', On : from Big Maybelle, Okeh 7060, 1955 via Chubby Checker, Parkway Records, B-side of The Hucklebuck, 10/1960.***Bouquet Of Roses : from Eddy Arnold And His Tennessee Plowboys, RCA Victor, 1948***I Don't Hurt Anymore : from Hank Snow, RCA Victor, 17th April 1954.***(The) Wild Side Of Life : from Hank Thompson, Capitol, 1952 [aka Honky Tonk Angels].***Singing The Blues from Marty Robbins, Columbia 1956 via Guy Mitchell, Columbia, US #1, 1956***This Is The Thanks I Get : from This Is The Thanks I Get (For Loving You) by Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboy, and his Guitar, RCA Victor 47-5805, July 1954.***Candy Kisses : originally from George Morgan's - who wrote the song -, CBS/COLUMBIA 20547, 1949, US R'N'B #1 then US POP #2.***However, this song (gospel) had been recorded the year before by The Five Blind Boys of Alabama (Clarence Fountain, leader) and issued on Coleman Records, Newark, New Jersey. Then in the same year by Rex Turner and The Westerners, Varsity V 8015 via Red Foley, Decca, 1949***No Letter Today : from Ted Daffan and his Texans, COLUMBIA, 1942 (US #1, 1943).***There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder (08/60) : from Jimmie Davis, Capitol Records, US #1, 1945***Cold Cold Heart : from Hank Williams (Sr.) And His Drifting Cowboys, 1951***Anytime : from Emmett Miller acc. by his Georgia Crackers, Okeh 40239, 1924; Okeh 41095, 1928; Bluebird 6577, 1936 via Eddy Arnold And His Guitar, RCA Victor, 1956.***Detour : originally from Spade Cooley A.H.O., 1946 via Patti Page With Jack Rael And His Orchestra, Mercury 5682, June 13, 1951 via Duane Eddy, Jamie 1117/B, 09/1959.***TROUBLE IN MIND (recorded for Warner Bros. in 1960, unissued), EP CLAIRE 1 EP 4779, USA, 1979 : via Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra feat. Rosetta Tharpe on vocal, Decca 48053, 1950/Conway Twitty, 02/1960 [via Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra feat. Bertha "Chippie" Hill on vocal, 1926 [originally by Thelma LaVizzo, Paramount 12206, 05/1924].***This song is also featured on the RARETIES US LP Record/album AMBASSADOR A 98100 manufactured and released in issued in the USA (America) late in 1979. The mystery of its origin is resolute! First issue as "RARETIES, 1979 and the 2d one as "RARITIES" in the course of the 80's.


Pierre Rapsat et les Beatles : LP Je Suis Moi (24/02/2009)

Pierre Raepsaet est né à Ixelles le 28/05/1948 et est parti pour un long voyage le 21/04/2002 à Verviers. Bio succinte: Pierre a fait partie d'un groupe verviétois "Les Tricheurs" devenus ensuite "Les Ducs" (avec e.a. Francis Geron à la basse et futur patron du fameux club musical "Spirit of 66" à Verviers. En 1970, il forme le groupe Laurelie dans lequel il est  bassiste. Ensuite il rejoint le groupe Jenghiz Khan (1971-1972) où il devient le principal vocaliste et joue toujours de la guitare basse. L'année 1973 verra ses débuts en solo (dont les très rares LP's New York chantés en français et en anglais). Sa connexion avec les Beatles est la chanson "Nous, les Beatles" parue sur l'album "Je Suis Moi" sorti en 1977 chez RCA Victor où il a été entraîné par Yves Simon. Je lui ai rendu hommage sur facebook avec un album photo intitulé "Pierre Rapsat et ses connexions".rapsat - lp je suis moi - 1977beatles - 07-1967 - all you need is love Pierre Raepsaet n'a jamais été bassiste ni dans les Rockets ni dans les Tenderfoot Kids !


John Lennon: Whatever Get's You Thru The Night (1/01/2009)

Mais où John va t-il chercher des noms de groupe pareils ?***Whatever gets you thru the night: John Lennon with The Plastic Ono NUCLEAR Band.***Face B: Beef Jerry: John Lennon with The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band / Little Big Horns and Booker Table and The Maitre D'S.***16/11/1974: A-side hits US #1, and makes UK #36. He becomes the last of the 4 ex-Beatles to hit US #1.***Elton John plays on the session for the single and, recognizing the song's potential, makes a bargain with Lennon that the disk got to #1, Lennon would have to appear in concert with him. Lennon accepts , confident of the record's non-#1 status.Beatles-John Lennon-pochette recto-1974Beatles-John Lennon-single 1974Beatles-John Lennon-pochette verso - 1974

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La France et les Beatles 2 : Gérard Saint Paul

Abbey Road - LP - 1969 - (475 x 475) (66ko)Let it be (3)Dernière réédition : 3 juin 2008. CD sorti à l'origine en 2006. Ces huit chansons adaptées du tandem Lennon/McCartney sont extraites d'un LP de Gérard Saint Paul sorti en France en 1970 qui s'intitulait "10 Hits de Lennon et McCartney", référence Disc AZ STEC LP 82.***Rentre Jojo à la maison (Get back, 1969), Reste avec moi (Don't let me down, 1969), La ballade de John et Yoko (The Ballad of John and Yoko, 1969), C'est beau Paris (Come Together, 1969), Bang bang Maxwell (Maxwell's Silver Hammer, 1969), C'est la vie (Let It Be, 1970), Dis-moi je t'aime (You Know My Name) Look Up The Number, 1970), Ce long chemin vers toi (The Long and Winding Road), 1970.

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Eddy Mitchell et Bill Haley : adaptations (25/09/2008)

Eddy-les chaussettes noires 1 & 2Eddy- 3 & 4Eddy- 5 & 6Après trois plantages et une version alternative de "Shake, Rattle And Roll" (de Big Joe Turner, Atlantic Records 1026, avril 1954, #1 R'n'B, #22 Pop) enregistrés le 21/01/1962 au Studio Barclay Hoche Paris (Polydor 523095 2, 1994), une version finale des Chaussettes Noires sortira en mars 1962 sur Barclay 80171 "Le 2.000.000eme disque" et en 1990 dans la série CD Le Rock c'est ça ! PolyGram 843021-2.***Bien des années plus tard, Eddy en refera une nouvelle version.***Leur version est inspirée par celle de Bill Haley and His Comets qui sortit aux USA sur le label DECCA le 12/07/1954.***En septembre 1968 (LP "7 Colts Pour Schmoll") figure une autre reprise de Haley qu'il a lui-même empruntée à Dickie Thompson and his orchestra ("Thirteen Women And One Man", Herald 424, 01/1954) "Treizes Filles" [méconnaissable!] (Barclay 60 971) d'après "Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town)" que Haley avait enregistré lors de la session de Rock Around The Clock au Pythian Temple à New York City le 12 avril 1954 (sortie DECCA, 10 mai 1954).***En 1976, Eddy sort un très bel album intitulé "Sur La Route De Memphis" (Polydor 843 364.1, 1976/Barclay 900 505, 1978) enregistré à Nashville au Studio Cinderella, entouré de la fine fleur des musiciens country dont e.a. Charlie McCoy, Randy "Boots" Randolph incluant e.a. une reprise de "That's How I Got To Memphis" (de Tom T. Hall, 1968) d'après celle très peu connue que Bill Haley a sortie en 12/1968 ou 01/1969 selon les sources sur le label United Artists Records 50483 qui est incluse dans le CD "Let's All Rock Together".***L'année suivante en octobre 1977 sort un nouvel LP intitulé "La Dernière Séance", Barclay 910 001, qui comprend une autre reprise de Bill Haley (with The Saddlemen, Holiday 113, 01/1952 puis Essex EP-118, 09/1954) "Juke Box Cannon Ball" [sous le titre "Mon flash back"] dont le texte est une réécriture de "Wabash Cannonball" (des Carter Family, RCA, 1927) par Jesse Rogers en 1951.***Bill Haley réenregistrera cette chanson pour un ultime LP "Everyone Can Rock And Roll" ne contenant pratiquement que des nouvelles chansons sorties en septembre 1979.***Comme je l'indiquais plus haut, Eddy réenregistre "Shake, Rattle & Roll" sous le titre "Un Chèque En Bois...C'est Drôle" ! dont il a écrit le texte et qui figure sur le CD "Nashville ou Belleville ?" sorti en 1984 sur le LP Racines, RCA PD 70441/All. (RDA) PL 70441 et ensuite sur le CD EDDY MITCHELL 83/85 (CD 18) en 1994.***"Happy Birthday Rock And Roll" est e.a. un hommage à Bill Haley (1955-1980).***Pour terminer, il est bon de noter que son ami de toujours Johnny Hallyday lui a emprunté "Sur La Route De Memphis" qui figure sur le CD Destination Vegas (live) sorti chez Philips (534493-2) en 1996.


The Pebbles et George Harrison

harrison - skynet - (1) - single pebbles.jpgharrison - skynet - 1-08-2008 (+ the pebbles).jpgCe 45 tours Barclay Belgique est sorti en juin 1969. Dir. mus.: Jean Bouchéty. Production: Alain Milhaud. Sound engineers: John Mackswith & Peter Gallen.***Classé no 13 en Belgique francophone et no 19 en Belgique néerlandophone le mois de sa sortie.***Ce groupe pop belge était originaire d'Anvers.***Seven horses racing in the sky which is way to high...(1968)*** l'Incredible George en question n'est autre que George Harrison himself ! Pourquoi ? George était le public-relation des Beatles et ces derniers auraient bien voulu signer The Pebbles à la demande de Paul McCartney pour leur label Apple. Cela ne s'est pas fait parce qu' Eddie Barclay voulait trop d'argent pour les laisser partir.*** It's not a joke: someone can tell Bob Baelemans and/or Freddy Beeckmans of The Pebbles themselves. George Harrison fut un grand guitariste auteur-compositeur et interprète. R.I.P. 

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(Rock) Alrededor del reloj? I'm still putting my glad rags on...after awhile crocodiles!

Le 45 tours Polydor (2001 225) est sorti en 1971 et celui édité par EMI/Columbia (2 C 010-97004) l'a été en 1975.Bill Haley - RATC - Polydor 2001 225Bill Haley-RATC-pochette EMI-Columbia France

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Bill Haley and his best friend Rudy Pompilli @ the Conservatory in Liège, 14 May 1974: "put your glad rags on...succinct story of rock around the clock" (take 2) revised 2-4-/08/2008

Photos included inside the double LP The Legends Of Rock, MCA CORAL COPS 6292/1-2 (D), Germany, 1973.***The story of RATC: this CD features a bunch of practically all the studio & live recordings cut by Bill Haley.***Previously announced for release in summer 2004 instead of 2006 (30/10) because of the (C)s/licenses of certain cover songs featured on the second disc including i.a. Pat Boone; Freddy Cannon; Chubby Checker; Harry Nilsson; Sonny Dae (first time on LP: LP "Rockaphilly": Roller Coaster 2001, 1978-first time on CD: Varese Fontana, 27 April 2004 [Rock & Roll/The First 50 Years: The 50s-track 26); The Deep River Boys, Phil Flowers, Ted Herold, Lee Jackson, Jimmy De Knight, Buddy Knox, Carl Perkins, The Isley Brothers, Dinah Lee and, Mae West (both female cover songs)...***Admittedly, there could be a third CD and many others containing other rarest versions as well as those presented here...Maybe in 2015, Klaus?***Haley fans: buy this 2 CD box set!***Hydra Records BCK 27128-1.5 (and the other ones too)***Succinct RATC story of the 2nd take (no more than 2):***Written and composed in November 1952 in Philadelphia, Pa. by Jimmy De Knight (alias James E. Myers) and "freelance" composer Max C. Freedman.***First recorded circa October 1953 by Sonny Dae and His Knights in Philadelphia and released by tiny label ARCADE (45-AR-123), owned by Jack Howard (Bb r&b revue, 20 March 1954).***Has anybody ever seen a stock disc or a DJ copy in Europe?***Dae's o.v. sold thousand RATC in the Delaware Valley but did not chart nationally because the tiny label had no national distribution.***Finally recorded by Bill Haley And His Comets at Pythian Temple (a one-time dance club converted into a studio /(an opium-smoker's dream: at what time???) located at 135, West 70th Street, New York City this 12 April 1954, released by DECCA (Personality Series) and produced by Milt Gabler (29124 [78 RPM] on 10 May 1954, "Fox Trot/Vocal Chorus by Bill Haley" (who was late) as beeing a fox trot seeing they didn't know how to call this music.***RATC entered the US BB chart at #23 Pop on 29 May 1954.***Also issued in Belgium on OMEGA (78 & 45 RPM featuring on the B-side "Pinball Boogie" by Red Foley at the same time (see other article). The next year RATC was used as the movie theme for the Blackboard Jungle film (premiere in NYC on 19 March 1955).***DECCA re-released RATC on 28 May 1955 (9-29124 [+ 1954-same reference]). It reached BB US R&B #3 then crossed over at Pop #1 on 9 July 1955.***Reissued in Belgium on DECCA also at the same time.***RATC in the US (A.C.T.: coast to coast, under control, accepted by all) & in the UK (in the early 70s under control of Scotland Yard: info from Belgian Press at the time of the brand new Belgian Wallonie Top 30 in 1973-eaoe)***Official Charts (American Chart Toppers (Top 100) / British Chart Toppers (Top 20) both launched on 1st January 1955.***1) enters the A.C.T. on 21/05/1955 topping on 9/07/1955 for 8 weeks; 2) enters the B.C.T. on 7/01/1955 reaching #17 two weeks later, re-enters on 14/10/1955 topping on 25/11/1955 for 11 weeks then re-enters once again on 21/09/1956 peaking at #5 a few weeks later.***Also B.C.T.'s #25 in January 1957 dropping out for a week before making its fifth and final re-entry on Columbia/Brunswick at #22.***Source: Rock File no 4 - Panther Books Ltd., Great Britain, 1st Pub. 1976.***Nota: when Bill Haley added the song to the band's repertoire in the summer (late September) of 1953 (Bill Haley With Bill Haley's Comets), during a stand in the Southern New Jersey beach resort of Wildwood-by-the-Sea at the HOTEL HOFBRAU (as seen on an image) ( [HofBrau?: curious spelling!], RATC became a big crowd pleaser.***Hofbräu means Court brew.***According to most estimates, RATC has sold well over one hundred million copies to date.***What Was The First Rock And Roll Record? (US 1992 sources from i.a. The Rockin' Fifties. Jersey City: Da Capo Press, 1987 and John Swenson. Bill Haley. London: W.H. Allen & Co., 1982): RATC!!!Bill Haley - Conservatoire - Liege - 14 mai 1974Bill Haley - Conservatoire - Liege - 14 mai 1974 (Rudy Pompilli)The story of RATC - CD 2006


ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK (Live LP's) by Bill Haley (28/05/2008)

"BILL HALEY ON STAGE", Stockholm, Sweden, 24th June 1968 ("with invited audience". Do you know who they were? If not, the mafia!!!), pickwick/HALLMARK records SHM 773, UK, September 1972.[originally Sonet (UK) SNT 302, 03/1970 (Bill Haley And The Comets In Sweden: Rock Around The Clock) then Sonet (Sweden) GDP 9989, 11/1971 (Bill Haley On Stage).***Recorded live at Hammersmith Palais, UK, March 25, 1974, WEA filipacchi music/ATLANTIC 40555, France, June/July 1974.[originally ATLANTIC/Antic K51501, UK, June 1974].***Feat. i.a. Freddy Moore on drums.***Also played in Belgium next 14th May at the Conservatory in Liège including Beecher's Boogie Woogie, I was there!).BILL HALEY 5Bill-Haley--The-Comets-Live-In-London-74-ATL LPBill Haley live in London - rearHaley-Hallmark LPHaley-Atlantic LPBill Haley-Pop Show programme-14-05-1974


Johnny chante "Je Veux Te Graver Dans Ma Vie" (19/03/2008)

CD-Johnny-1961-1966D'après la version de Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers, no 6 UK le 17/09/1966.***Les 5 CDs Hallyday Story - dont celui-ci - sont sortis en 1987.

***21-22/12/1979: Chicago joins The Eagles and Linda Ronstadt for 2 benefit concerts at San Diego's sports arena and Los Angeles' Aladdin theater, which raise almost $500,000 (500.000 USD) for the presidential campaign of California governor Jerry Brown.***The other live cover (!) is the one sung by Paul McCartney.


The connection between Cockney Rebel and The Beatles (12/01/2008)

Steve Harley (alias Steve Nice) and Cockney Rebel recorded in 1976 this Beatles song written and composed by George Harrison : Here Comes The Sun. Excerpt from the CD below, EMI : CDP 7 46714 2, 1987 / EMI UK: CZ 15, 1987.***Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel are some of MySpace friends. Cockney Rebel (cover and inlay card-72 dpi)

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Marie Laforet et son hommage aux Beatles

Laforet-1977Laforet-vinyleMarie Laforet (Maïténa Doumenach) n'avait jamais enregistré aucune version française d'une chanson des Beatles alors qu'elle l'avait fait pour les Rolling Stones. Ici et enfin, elle s'est fendue d'un hommage (Jean-Claude Petit-Tony Rallo-Michel Jourdan) en 1977.***Sa chanson s'était classée #10 en France et en Suisse.***En Belgique, cette chanson a fait partie du lot des 1001 meilleures chansons il y a quelques années.

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THE BEATLES 1962-1970 (2 DVD's - 2005) 1/12/2007

Ce double DVD est un survol critique de l'oeuvre musicale, cinématographique et scénique des Beatles.***Ce coffret contient l'analyse et l'origine (pour les reprises) de leurs chansons enregistrées entre 1962 et 1970.***A mon avis, l'une de leurs meilleures reprises est celle de Rock And Roll Music de (mon ami MySpace) Chuck Berry. Ob-la-di, ob-la-da "la vie continue"/"life goes on" en dialecte yoruba (Brésil) et non "yorumba" comme on peut le lire dans certains autres bouquins!Beatles 2 DVD - 2005Beatles 2 DVD (62 dpi) - 2005


Pastiches and parodies : The Rutles (1978) 9th Jan., 2006

The Rutles were formed by Neil Innes, ex The Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band which were formed themselves by art students from several London colleges in early 1966.***The Rutles included Ron Nasty (Neil Innes to become later a member of Monty Python as well as Dirk McQuickly (Eric Idle); Stig O'Hara (Ricky Fataar) and Barry Wom (John Halsey).A-TheRutles-UK 1978 singleA-TheRutles-A-side (1978)A-TheRutles-B-side (1978)This 3-track extended-play was issued in 1978 and released by WB Records (K17125).

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Parodies et pastiches : Starshooter (3/01/2007)

D'abord LE groupe punk français controversé de Lyon STARSHOOTER composé de Kent Hutchinson alias Hervé Despesse, gtr, vcl; "Jello", gtr; "Mickey Snack", basse; Phil Dressing, drums; avec Get Baque sorti en simple sur EMI FRANCE 2 C008-14536 en mars 1978.***Parodie à scandale de Get Back (sur le disque "Get Baque".***"On ne veut plus des Beatles et de leur musique de merde! / juste bonne à faire danser les minets / les radios nous bassinent pour assurer leur salaire / moi j'en ai rien à foutre qu'ils crèvent!"***Leur maison de disque est également celle des Beatles. Les 45 tours sont passés au pilon mais quelques uns en réchappent d'où leur extrême rareté.***Les Beadochons l'avaient également enregistrée sous le titre "Get Claque" mais aussi connu sous le nom de "Get Maisons Closes".***Le double CD a été édité par EMI FRANCE le 14/03/2005...Difficile à dénicher!***A-Beat-STarshooter-CD mars 1978A1-Beat-Get baque - Starshooter - 1978A-Beat-Starshooter-2 CDs

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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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London : Abbey Road - May 1979 - Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.0 Belgium

It was quite fantastic to be back in London less than five months later seeing I went to visit the City in early November 1978.***At the Portobello road market I bought the brand new Abbey Road picture disc in early May as well as my friend you can see on left. Unfortunately I sold it (not my friend) for a lot of money to a record dealer in Liège many many years ago. What a pity! My goodness, the time passes by so fast.******

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John Lennon : Imagine or how to write "yum-yum" in Bulgarian. Above us only sky..."Imagine the clouds dripping, dig a hole garden to put them in." Yoko '63.

« Dieu est un concept qui permet de soulager la souffrance des hommes ». Voilà comment commençait l'exposé ouvertement athéiste de John Lennon dans "God" extrait de son 1er album en 1970 évidemment censuré par la BBC entre autres. C'est alors que, fidèle à ses convictions, l'ex Beatle nous ressert le même plat mais au second degré dans une version édulcorée. La chanson franchit ainsi l'obstacle de la censure britannique avec succès et devient même un classique intemporel chanté dans le monde entier. Pourtant, "imagine qu'il n'y ait pas de Paradis, c'est facile si tu essaies" ne laisse aucune ambiguïté concernant les croyances intimes de son auteur-compositeur-interprète. Mais comme d'un autre côté la chanson délivre un message de paix et de générosité universelles, valeurs toujours défendues par John Lennon, la censure a dû être bien embarrassée pour prendre une position tranchée et a sans doute préféré ne rien faire. Cependant le simple devra attendre fin octobre 1975 pour voir le jour en Grande-Bretagne, soit 4 ans après la sortie de l’album du même nom. Le titre ne tarde pas à monter dans les charts anglais jusqu'à la 6ème place qu'il tiendra 3 semaines. Aux USA, "Imagine" avait déjà fait 3ème ! Mais c’était en 1971 et sous le nom du Plastic Ono Band. Cependant il faudra attendra la mort de Lennon pour voir le simple réédité se classer à la première place du hit anglais (10.01.1981) 10 ans après sa sortie. Et pour faire bonne mesure, une seconde réédition de 1999 mènera ce titre à nouveau à la 3ème place du Top Of The Pops. Depuis "Imagine" est devenu un classique repris par de nombreux artistes; ses paroles sont toujours d'actualité et le piano Steinway qui a joué l'introduction dans la version originale a été vendu aux enchères le 18 octobre 2000. C'est George Michael, ex Wham !, qui l'a acquis pour près de 90.000.000 de francs belges [15 millions de francs français soit environ 2.231.000 €] . "Imagine" reste à ce jour le morceau le plus connu de John. Le 33 tours sorti en octobre se classe no 1 en Angleterre et aux USA le même mois.***Translation : "God is a concept which makes it possible to relieve the suffering of the men". Here how began the talk openly atheist of John Lennon in "God" extracted from his 1st album in 1970 obviously censored by the BBC inter alia. At this point in time, faithful to his convictions, the ex-Beatle serves again us the same dish but with the second degree in an edulcorated version. The song crosses the obstacle of the British censorship thus successfully and becomes even traditional timeless sung in the whole world. However, "that there is no Paradise, it's easy if you try" does not leave any ambiguity concerning the intimate beliefs of his song writer and performer. But as on another side the song delivers a message of universal peaces and generosity, values always defended by John Lennon, the censorship had to be well embarrassed to take a distinct position and undoubtedly preferred anything to make. However the single will have to await at the end of October 1975 to be born in Great Britain, that is to say 4 years after the release of the album of the same name. The title is not long in going up in the English charts until the 6th place which will hold 3 weeks. In the USA, "Imagine" had already made #3! But it was in 1971 and under the name of Plastic Ono Band. However it will be necessary will await the death of Lennon to see the single republished to be classified in the first place of the U.K. chart (10.01.1981) 10 years after its release. And to make good measurement, one second republication of 1999 will again lead this title to the 3rd place of the Top Of The Pops. Since "Imagine" became traditional begun again by many artists; its words are always of topicality and the Steinway piano which played the introduction into the original version was sold by auctions on October 18, 2000. It is George Michael, ex-Wham! , who acquired it for nearly 90.000.000 of Belgian francs [approximately 2.231.000 €]. "Imagine" remains to date the most known piece of John. The 33 rpm turns left in October is classified No 1 in England and in the USA the same month.***French single pressing. Credited as John Lennon / PLastic Ono Band on the label [2 C 006-04940, 11/1971]. LP Record/album : Balkanton BTA 12502, Bulgaria, 1971.

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Wings :Live and let die / Vivre et laisser mourir - James Bond OO7 / 007

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 ***Double "O" or in French-speaking double "0" means license to kill, the latter to become another James Bond film 26 years later featuring Timothy Dalton in the role. As for Live And Let Die, it was ex-The Saint Simon Templar Roger Moore who got it.*** US hard rock group Guns N' Roses feat. W Axl Rose alias William Bailey, lead vocals; Slash alias Saul Hudson, gtr; Izzy Stradlin, gtr; Duff Rose McKagan alias Michael McKagan, bass and Steven Adler, drums alias Steven Oh made a rendition, UK #5 (produced by Mike Clink and themselves) issued in 1991 on GEFFEN [in Europe: an MCA Company distributed by BMG Ariola, a Bertelsmann Music Group Company, Münich, Germany].***Live and let die by Wings, the theme to forthcoming James Bond film hitted both UK and US charts at #9 and #2 (2nd June and August 11, 1973).***Appréhendé pour composer la musique du film de James Bond "Vivre et laisser mourir" avec Roger Moore, Paul McCartney compose un de ses titres les plus originaux et ambitieux en mêlant la ballade, le reggae et l’orchestre symphonique dans le même morceau. Comme tous les titres phares des génériques de James Bond, celui-là ne manque pas non plus d'être spectaculaire avec grand orchestre comme le veut la tradition "bondienne".

http://youtu.be/e7aGAIWe3uE (Wings) - http://youtu.be/8JjVPiDLdH4 (Guns N' Roses)






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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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Charlie Gracie live in Belgium. (C) Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 (17th July 2006)

Back in Belgium in the late 70's, Hognoul, Liège, 7th October, 1979. Charlie Gracie playing [right] The Rambler Trio's Guitar Boogie feat. Arthur Smith - Guitar (Victor/Super Disc 1004, 09/1945) , accompanied by British Blue River Band (bass player Dave Travis - on left). Hi Dave, 't was my pleasure to meet you too. Right, playing Rockin' The Boogie composed by my friend Alan D. More.***Charlie GRACI was born on May 14, 1936, in the Italian part of Philadelphia. He first recorded rockabilly for Cadillac and 20th Century records from 1951 to 1956 with limited success.***"Butterfly" (Cameo 105, Feb.1957), an enormously commercial piece of rock'n'roll, was written by Bernie Lowe and Kal Mann, and credited to the producer of American Bandstand, Tony Mammarella, under the pseudonym of Anthony September [the latter pseudonym probably shared with Alan Freed?], hitted US POP chart at #7 on the 2nd March of 1957.***Gracie, ex-Paul Whiteman Orchestra's guitarist and singer was a proficient guitarist (who will record later in 1951 a proto-rockabilly record: "Boogie Boogie Blues", Cadillac 141 as Charlie Graci, Vocalist and His Guitar and, "Wildwood Boogie", 20th Century TC-7-5035, June 1955 as Charlie Gracie and The Wildcats).***Charlie's next hit was Fabulous (Cameo 107, April 1957) which peaked at #8 next 21st June.***Fabulous was recorded by Paul McCartney more than 4 decades later (Live at The Cavern Club, 14th December 1999).***The only one LP record/album he cut was issued in Belgium on Blackjack Records (a Liège-based label), NRL 1940 and released on the 20th March of 1981 including 2 songs written by my friend Alan D. More (aka Alain Darmor whose real name is Hubert D.) : Rockin' The Boogie and Train Down To Hell.***Tidbit time : Piero only saw his Télé-Moustique annotations when he bought the said LP.KOR!!!A1-CharlieGracie-Fabulous label shot

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Bill Haley live on stage at the Conservatory, Liege, 14th May 1974 : a great concert! - (C) Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.0 Belgium

I went to see Bill Haley and "His" Comets at the Conservatory in Liege (I was distinguished guest) featuring William John Clifton himself, rhythm gtr & lead vocals; Rudy Pompilli (real name is RUDOLPH POMPILII [thanks, Chris, [the British pope on Bill Haley] : think I would have had to buy new spectacles :-)], tenor saxophone; Nick Masters (a.k.a. Nicholas Nastos), electric Spanish gtr and vocals; Ray Parsons, lead gtr and vocals; Ray Cowley, bass gtr & vcls and, Freddy Moore, drums. I recall this instrumental: "Beecher Boogie Woogie". Franny (Francis) Beecher, a member of the 1987 Bill Haley's Original Comets was of the Benny Goodman Orchestra, the Buddy Greco Trio, Santa Fe' Rangers, Buckaroo Rangers, The Tyrones ("Blast Off" (Decca 9-30643, 04/1958 [which still remains to date very expensive: 50 €!) from The Cues'"Destination 2165" original version released in May 1956 on EMI/Capitol Records F-3400. It was my pleasure to talk to Bill and notably about the "refugees" (or "spin-off band").He told me: "lotsa thanks with a kick-off at their derrieres" [trad.: "merci beaucoup avec un bon coup de pied au cul"]

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Pochettes 45 tours : Au Bonheur Des Dames - Back In The U.S.S.R.

Valérie et Albert..."Back in the U.S.S.R." sorti chez Philips 6042 170 (face A) en 1976 [la face B est une adaptation de "Are You Ready To Rock" du groupe anglais de Roy Wood "Wizzard" (WB Recs, 1974). ABDD n'en n'est pas à son premier coup d'essai avec une adaptation réussie cfr "Quand arrive l'été"/"Sweet little sixteen" de Chuck Berry d'après "Surfin' USA" des Beach Boys, Philips 6009 634, mars 1975 .

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Billy Preston: back in the olden days agin (08/1971)

"That's The Way God Planned It" est enregistrée lors du concert pour le Bangla Desh mis sur pied par George Harrison le 1er août 1971 au Madison Square Garden de New York City. A l'origine, ce luxueux triple LP cartonne le H P anglais en se classant #1 en janvier 1972 et charte #2 aux USA le même mois. Liner notes: "Billy Preston appears by the Grace of God". J'ajoute que ce triple LP a été déclaré "Album Of the Year at the 15th annual Grammy awards" le 3 mars 1973.http://www.billypreston.net/ What can I say moreover dear Angie if not to thank you so much...?

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Billy Preston: back in the olden days (1969 & 1978)

C'est grâce à George Harrison que Billy fut le premier artiste à signer avec la toute nouvelle compagnie de disques des Beatles: Apple. Son premier disque "That's The Way God Planned It"/"What About You" enregistré en Angleterre est sorti aux USA sur APPLE 1808 en février 1969. Ce single se classe #11 en Angleterre, #17 aux Pays-Bas...Billy Preston est entouré de fabuleux musiciens: George Harrison, guitare rythmique; Keith Richard(s), guitare basse, Eric Clapton, lead guitar (Fender Stratocaster), GingerBaker, batterie.***Quelques années plus tard, on le retrouvera (non crédité) pour une chanson avec les Rolling Stones "Miss You" sortie en juin 1978 et qui se classera e.a. #3 en Angleterre le 17.06.1978 et #1 aux States le 5 août suivant. "Miss You" est signée "Jagger-Richards" (ce dernier ayant récupéré son "s"). 3 C 006-61201 : origine: Emi Italiana SpA/Rolling Stones Records. Still my sad pleasure...

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