The Beatles Record The Song “She Said She Said”

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When it comes to Rock music, The Beatles are one of the British bands that are most remembered in music history. Today marks the day when the band recorded John Lennon’s song “She Said She Said” in 1966 according to thisdayinmusic.com. This song is on the band’s Revolver album which was released in 1966. The site mentions that this song is based on a conversation John Lennon and George Harrison had with actor Peter Fonda. Together both entertainers were on LSD.

The conversation between the two took place in The Playboy Mansion according to songfacts.com. This is where Hugh Hefner lives with his girlfriends and the play mates of his magazine. Peter Fonda knew what it felt like to be dead because at the 10 Fonda accidently shot himself and almost died states songfacts.com.

While The Beatles were in the studio recording this song, it took 9 hours to record the song and they rehearsed the song more than 25 times and recorded three takes of the rhythm track according to thebeatlesbible.com. John Lennon’s lead vocals, and backing vocals from both John and George were added at the last states the site. Here is Lennon’s recollection of the song from thebeatlesbible.com:

“It’s an interesting track. The guitars are great on it. That was written after an acid trip in LA during a break in The Beatles’ tour where we were having fun with The Byrds and lots of girls.”

This British Rock band made a big impact in the music world and they still get acknowledged for it today. Last Saturday The Beatles were honored at the 2014 Recording Academy Special Merit Awards held at the historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Olivia was there to accept the honor on behalf of George, alongside Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono. Below is the YouTube video of “She Said She Said”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beatles Perform on The Ed Sullivan Show

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When it comes to bands in music, The Beatles are the ones who made the biggest impact in music. Today marks the day the group made their performance debut on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th 1964 according to Thisdayinmusic.com. the site also states The Beatles performed five songs on the show: All My Loving, Till There Was You, She Loves You, I Saw Her Standing There, and I Want To Hold Your Hand.

The song All My Loving began as a poem Paul McCartney conceived while he was shaving one morning thinking about his girlfriend Jane Asher, who he met when she interviewed him for the magazine Radio Times according to songfact.com. The site also states George Harrison’s guitar solo was influenced by Chet Atkins, one of his idols when he was learning to play.

She Loves You tells a tale of some poor guy thinks he has lost his girl for good, but he’s redeemed when he finds out from a friend that she still loves him according to songfacts.com. This song is also in German. The site states The Beatles learn some German when they became the house band in Hamburg in 1962, but needed a German speaker to help them with the lyrics.

Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote I Saw Her Standing There. According to songfacts.com McCartney shares his experience songwriting with Lennon to Observer Music Monthly October 2007.

“I mean those early days were really cool, just sussing each other out, and realizing that we were good. You just realize from what he was feeding back. Often it was your song or his song; it didn’t always just start from nothing. Someone would always have a little germ of an idea. So I’d start off with [singing] ‘She was just 17, she’d never been a beauty queen’ and he’d be like, ‘Oh no, that’s useless’ and ‘You’re right, that’s bad, we’ve got to change that.’ Then changing it into a really cool line: ‘You know what I mean.’ ‘Yeah, that works.”

The song I Want To Hold Your Hand made The Beatles popular in the United States. According to songfacts.com by February 1964, America finally took notice of The Beatles and bought this single in droves, giving them their first US hit. The site also states It sold better in first 10 days of release in the US than any other British single, and remains the best-selling Beatles single in the United States, moving over 12 million copies.

The Beatles may no longer be a rock band with only two members alive Paul McCartney  and Ringo Starr, but the music from the Fab Five will live on forever. Future Generations listen to the music sung by the boys from Liverpool and they gain a new and younger fan base. Below is a video of  I Want To Hold Your Hand on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Last Two Beatle Members Will Perform For One Night

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  The Beatles are back for one night. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr the last to members of the British rock band will perform at this year Grammys for the second time on Jan 26

The two will receive the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award the day before the show according to the Sydney Morning Herald. It also states that the night after the big show, the legacy of the Fab Four will be feted with a performance special. This CBS special will air on February 9 at 3pm and February 10 EST.

In 1962 the British Rock group performed live on the Ed Sullivan Show which had a big impact on Beatlemania in the United States. The Grammy’s will Honor the iconic group by having artists such as Eurythmics perform Beatles hits according to abcnews.go.com. Some of the group’s hit songs include I Want to Hold Your Hand; She loves You, and Twist and Shout.

The song I Want to Hold Your hand had a big impact on the group’s success in the U.S. According to songfacts.com by February 1964, America finally took notice of The Beatles and bought this single in droves, giving them their first 1US hit. It sold better in first 10 days of release in the US than any other British single, and remains the best-selling Beatles single in the United States, moving over 12 million copies.

The song She Loves you is about some poor guy thinks he has lost his girl for good, but he’s redeemed when he finds out from a friend that she still loves him states songfacts.com. The site also states  This was an instant hit in the England, but not in America where it was released on Swan records, the only US label that would take it. Swan put it out in September 1963, but while The Beatles were huge in England, they were still no big deal in America until February 1964.

Twist and Shout was a song The Beatles used this to end many of their early live performances. It was always a huge hit when they played it in concert, and was chosen as their opening song at their Shea Stadium performance on August 15, 1965 – the first Rock concert held in a stadium according to songfacts.com.

What are these two former Beatle band mates up to as individual artist? Last year December 30th 2013 Paul McCartney returned to Japan as part of his Out There Tour. According to his official site He played sold out dates in Osaka and Fukuoka then finished with three shows at the Tokyo Dome where he played to approximately 50,000 fans each night!

On September 24th of last year Ringo Starr received the French Medal of Honor. According to his official site the award was presented to him in front of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco which showcased the work of public figures with a hidden passion for art, including musicians like Ringo Starr, and his friends Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Graham Nash and Ronnie Wood.

These two once made an impact in music as the Fab Four and they are seen as legends in the Rock n’Roll music world. Beatlemania may have been 50 years ago but it will never be forgotten. Music from the Beatles will live on forever because Beatle fans pass down the music and knowledge to the new generation of music lovers. Below is a video of the Beatles performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

The Beatles Appear on US Television

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When it comes to music, everyone knows who the Beatles are. This British rock band one of many groups that have made a big impact on music. According to thisdayinmusic.com today marks the day the band was first seen on U.S television in 1964. The site states when a clip from the BBC’s ‘The Mersey Sound’ showing the group playing ‘She Loves You’ was shown on The Jack Paar Show. Legacy.com states that The Jack Paar Show was like the Tonight Show and Letterman’s Late Show people know today.

She Loves You was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney like most of the Beatles songs. According to songfacts.com the song talks about some poor guy thinks he has lost his girl for good, but he’s redeemed when he finds out from a friend that she still loves him. The site also states this was an instant hit in the England, but not in America where it was released on Swan records, the only US label that would take it. Swan put it out in September 1963, but while The Beatles were huge in England, they were still no big deal in America until February 1964. That’s when Beatlemania took hold and this became a US hit.

How did the idea for this song come about? Songfacts.com states McCartney and Lennon were inspired to write this after a concert at the Majestic Ballroom in Newcastle when they were part of a tour with Roy Orbison and Gerry & the Pacemakers. Says McCartney, “There was a Bobby Rydell song out at the time “Forget Him” and, as often happens, you think of one song when you write another. We were in a van up in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. I’d planned an answering song where a couple of us would sing ‘She loves you’ and the other ones would answer ‘Yeah Yeah.’ We decided that was a crummy idea but at least we then had the idea of a song called She Loves You. So we sat in the hotel bedroom for a few hours and wrote it; John and I, sitting on twin beds with guitars.”

On April 10, 1970 Paul McCartney announces the breakup of the British rock band. Many people believed that Yoko Ono caused the group’s split. The group may no longer be together, but they will never be forgotten. New generations learn about the Beatles from their parents or grandparents. Here is a YouTube video of the Beatles performing She Loves You on The Mersey Sound.