When the Beatles in their last end with U.S. commitments , released in England their new album REVOLVER . On the cover face a collage of photos b / w psychedelic style , the work of Klaus Voorman , their old Hamburg friend . The disc continues the momentum of RUBBER SOUL , amplifying its obvious changes , its avant-garde and maturity. REVOLVER is designed as a disk where the songs follow each other without interruption. It begins with a further contribution of George Harrison who takes the Inland Revenue in a brilliant song called Taxman . In I Love You, he uses the sitar again . Paul wrote a new song in the style of classical music , performed by an octet string , Eleanor Rigby, an ode to solitude. He also wrote another memorable melody , Here there and everywhere and an excellent demonstration of soul music , Got to get you into my life . And also stand And your bird can sing , composed by John and Yellow submarine , small return to childhood offered by Paul and George Martin . The disc ends with Tomorrow never knows , a strange and sophisticated song by John , in a surreal style , built around a single note whose title , to withdraw any dramatic connotation , is based on a common expression Ringo as a hard day 's night (night of a hard day) , another of his leitmotifs . Tomorrow never knows is an abrupt change of course in the music of the Beatles, a harbinger of what will happen thereafter.
REVOLVER is also the first album that The Beatles were recording in a more relaxed atmosphere . The group has decided to leave the scene because of the unbearable pressure of touring and because the cries of fans covering their music, there were less good in concert. Now they have time and Abbey Road Studios become their second home. They are no longer forced to write songs at full speed on the seat of a van/small truck or in a hotel room .
Now they can have fun in the studio , search , engaging experiences . The result will be the definitive abandonment of teenage love songs of their first time , together with a mature sensitive text . Working in studio finally represents a major step forward for the Beatles: new opportunities available to them and many barriers fall . REVOLVER is a beautiful and amazing record, but it is only the announcement of the great work begins to mature around an imaginary character , Sergeant Pepper marking the era of psychedelic time ..."Fausse stéréo" (English duophony). By the way, LP cover made with collages by their friend Klaus Voormann.
Originally playing folk songs, the band found success by during the beat era. Their only major hit was a cover version of The Beatles' song, Michelle which topped the UK chart in January 1966. Arrangements by Tony Hatch. NL / UK single Pye 7N 17034, 12/1965; FR Pye/Vogue EP 24.161, 1966 (UK Pye EP NEP 24 245, 04/1966.) http://youtu.be/N77pVaKG0is
The Overlanders consisted of : Paul Friswell, lead gtr (b. 18 Aug. 1942, Bretford, Rugby, Warwickshire, England; Laurie Mason, piano, percussion, vocals (1940-1994); Peter Bartholomew, guitar, vocals; Terry Widlake, bass gtr; David Walsh, drums.
In 2001, Castle Records issued a CD assembling The Overlanders' complete released recordings, entitled "michelle : The Pye Anthology."
At the time of recording Twist And Shout, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes consist of Brian Poole (vcls); Rick West [Richard Westwood] (lead gtr); Alan Blakley (rhythm gtr); Alan Howard (bs gtr) and Dave Munden (drums).
July 1961: the group plays i.a. a summer season as a successful rock ballroom band at Butlin's holiday camp at Ayr, Scotland, billed as Brian Poole & The Tremilos.
Dec. 1961: group turns professional after an audition for DECCA Records.
Jan. 1962: group is signed to DECCA after being selected in preference to The Beatles, both groups auditioning on New Year's Day, but local availability swings it for producer Mike Smith when he has to choose.
July 1963: DECCA releases Twist And Shout. Belgium 45rpm7" is also released in July. Reference: 23.416 / DR 45/31065. Left: LP cover picture LK.4550 - (EP DECCA F11694, 12.07.1963).
Aug. 1963: group hits UK #4 with its cover of Twist And Shout, hugely popular on The Beatles debut album but not available as a Beatles single. Further progress is halted by The Beatles EP Twist And Shout, which is a bigger-seller. Lennon's vocal for their cover of The Isley Brothers' cover version [o.v. by The Top Notes in 1961] is recorded in 1 take as an afterthought to complete the album's tracks.
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra...La la how the life goes on. Desmond has a barrow in the market place....Sitll written by the famous duet John Lennon and Paul McCartney especially for Desmond Dekker who has lived in the St. Thomas township and has worked as an engineering welder before joining studio group THE ACES, records his first Jamaican single, Honour Your Mother And Father, for Yabba label in 1963. France picture cover from 1968...And if you want some FUN, take obladi blada, hey ! Ob-la-di, ob-la-da is Yoruba-speaking from Nigeria...La vie continue...
As for THE MARMALADE from Glasgow, Scotland (originally formed in 1961 as "THE GAYLORDS [not to be confused with the American vocal band of the same name] consisting of Dean Ford (lead vcls) a.k.a. Thomas McAleese, Alan Whitehead (drms); William "Junior" Campbell (lead gtr); John Graham Knight (bs gtr, vcls); Patrick Fairley (rhythm gtr) sell around 1,000,000 copies in the U.K. by April 1969...And if you want some JAM...take obladi blada, hey !
The band charts UK #1 on 31.12.1968 and re-charts UK #1 on 14.01.1969; Belgium #2 in 01/1969; Austria (from 15/3 to 15/4/1969) & Norway #1; CH #2 in 01/1969; GER #3 in 01/1969; NL #4 in 12/1968.
OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA : CBS 3892 released in December 1968 : THE MARMALADE With Orchestra Arranged By Keith Mansfield. Produced By Mike Smith. http://youtu.be/_qSOhp1HGwg (Marmalade)
The pictures covers from left is an NL pressing and the second one comes from Belgium. Bra ? Pour les canadiens c'est un soutien-gorge mais pas en anglais : bra signifie "brassière". D'ailleurs qu'aurait fait Desmond Dekker avec un soutien-gorge ? Je me le demande! Surtout que c'est un marchand de quatre saisons...La version en espagnol de Los Mustang "Obladi Oblada" n'est pas en reste. EMI/La voz de su amo J-006.20.012, 1969.
The Bedrocks from Leeds makes UK #20 in December 1968.
The group includes Trevor Wisdom (vls), William Hixon (organ), Owen Wisdom (gtr), Reg Challenger (bs), Paul Douglas ( drs) and Leroy Mills (brass).
UK reference : EMI/Columbia DB 8516, 12/1968.
Also released in Yougoslavia on JUGOTON SC 8245, 12/1968
The Spectrums' cover version makes #19 in Germany in Dec. 1968.
Issued on RCA Victor RCA 1775, 20.12.1968. Arranged and produced by Harry Roberts.
German reference : RCA Victor 47-15 098, 20/12/1968. DNC
The UK group includes Antony Atkins (ld gtr), Peter Wood (organ), Colin Forsey (vcls, rhyth. gtr), his brother Keith Forsey (drums) and Tony Judd (bs).
Garage hangover John Smith And The New Sound was a UK band managed and produced by Bill Wellings and directed by Johnny Harris.
This band was completely unknow in the UK and blithely unreleased there. However, they were best known in Western Europe especially in Germany and Switzerland and France where it did not chart (DNC).
This German 45 rpm single is the original pressing recorded at PYE Studios in London with many studio musicians.
References : Germany : vogue Schallplatten DV 14819, 1968 and in France : disques vogue V. 45 - 1558, 1968.
http://youtu.be/ldiEwXQuw54 (thanks surfrider1962 :D)
1975 : Establishing a reputation as Frisco, CA's prime theatrical rock band, The Tubes, formed in Phoenix, AZ and led by ex-drama student "Fee" Waybill (vox, b. John Waldo, Sept.17, 1950, Omaha, NE sign to A&M Records, using the advance to produce more extravagant stage shows. The group consists as well as Waybill, Bill "Sputnick" Spooner (gtr), Vince Welnick (keyboards), Rick Anderson (bs gtr), Michael Cotton (synthesizer), Roger Steen (gtr), Prairie Prince (drums) [b.Charles L. Prince], Re Styles (vox, gtr) [b. Shirley Marie MacLeod] and Mingo Lewis (percussion).
March 1978 : Double live What Do You Want From Live reaches US #82 and UK #38. Produced by Peter Henderson and Rikki Farr.
This is an NL 45 r.p.m. single released in March 1978 but did not chart.
Reference : AMS 5643
Les Beatles sont certainement le groupe à avoir été le plus adapté que ce soit en français ou dans d'autres langues que cette dernière. Voici une liste d'adaptations de chansons des Beatles en français, interprétées par des Français et des francophones. La liste qui se trouve ci-dessous est classée par interprète (s), inclut aussi des chansons signées Lennon/McCartney dont les The Beatles eux-mêmes n'ont pas forcément enregistré les versions originales et des versions évidentes via leurs reprises. Cette liste ne concerne que les titres sortis entre 1962 et 2004.
- Akim : "Humm ! Qu'elle est belle", 1965 (I Feel Fine)
- Alain (CA) :
- Frank Alamo :
- Ali Baba et ses 4 Voleurs (CA) : "Je t'aime", 1966 (I Need You)
- Marcel Amont : "Dans 45 ans", 1967 (When I'm Sixty-Four)
- Les Arvern's : "Elle t'aime", 1963 (She Loves You)
- Au bonheur des dames : "Valérie et Albert", 1976 (Back in the U. S. S. R. )
- Danny Aumont (CA) : "Des bises de moi pour toi", 1964 (From Me to You)
- Richard Anthony :
- Le 25° Régiment (CA) :
- Les Aristocrates (CA) : "Michelle", 1966 (Michelle)
- Michèle Arnaud : "Je croyais", 1965 (Yesterday)
- Les Atomes (CA) : "Michelle", 1966 (Michelle)
- Hugues Aufray : "Je croyais", 1965 (Yesterday)
- Marcel Azzola: "Michelle", 1966 (Festival FY 2436 M) (orchestral - accordéon)
- Une partie de mes références sur les chanteurs, chanteuses et groupes canadiens proviennent du site : http://retrojeunesse60.com que j'ai découvert aux alentours du 15 février 2012.
Je tiens à préciser que je n'ai rien piqué à personne sauf à moi pour le compte d'un autre site web il y a 7 ans.
Image Rattle My Bones label shot: photo by Terry Gordon, Rocking Country Style Webmaster, Atlanta, U.S.A. (thanks a lot, Terry). ***http://rcs.law.emory.edu/rcs/index.htm***Both songs are featured among the 26 ones featured on this quite fantastic UK Rockstar CD released in 1994 featuring Bill Haley's songs as well. In fact, Rattle my bones was rearranged by Jesse Stone from Nappy Brown with Teacho Wilshire and His Orchestra's "Open Up That Door (And Walk Right In My Heart)" issued on Savoy 1196 early 1956.Photo: left to right: Bob Simpson, Marshall Lytle, Jim Buffington, Joey D'Ambrosio, Dick Richards, Charlie "Chuck" Hess" (circa 1955). US promo label shots: May and August 1956.