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Friday, November 26, 2021

Peter Jackson's three-part Beatles documentary features hours of edited and restored film from 1969 by Michael Lindsay-Hogg as the Fab Four created the songs that would appear on Abbey Road and Let It Be.

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4 min trailer at the link

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-11-26 06:51 PM | Reply

Just finished watching the first episode. It picked up steam before the halfway mark; so incredible watching the birth of some iconic songs, often out of pretty thin air.

Then seeing George quit the band while the cameras were rolling for the documentary. Good stuff.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2021-11-26 11:03 PM | Reply

Episode one recap.

Micheal Lindsey-Hogg: Let's go to Tunisia!

George Harrison: You're daft! I'm sick of all of you.

John Lennon: (Stoned)

Ringo Starr: I love all of you!

Paul McCartney: (Creating classic melodies out of thin air constantly)

#3 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-11-27 10:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

that about sums it up!

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2021-11-27 12:03 PM | Reply

Well,guess I don't need to watch it now. Thanks guys.

#5 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-11-27 12:12 PM | Reply

This is going to be fun to watch.

I guess you had to be there.

#6 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2021-11-27 08:17 PM | Reply

also out with good reviews is the doc Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

Official Trailer

www.youtube.com

variety.com

The Classic Beach Boys Album Paul McCartney Said Inspired Sgt. Pepper's'

www.cheatsheet.com

they inspired each other's songs

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2021-11-27 11:49 PM | Reply

The biggest take away(s) from Get Back is you need to get your ass in the chair and keep it there.

Trust the process and do the process.

Question assumptions.

Focus on the work.

Push yourself and don't forget: you're just making it all up!

So try, and, most importantly, have fun!

#8 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-11-28 01:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'll be checking out the Brian Wilson doc as soon as I can. I spent a lot of time trying to reconstruct Smile. The he did it and it was amazing.

#9 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-11-28 02:01 PM | Reply

Watched part one last night.

My god it's amazing to watch them create these legendary songs.

Also. Completely agree with Lee's #3. Very funny and accurate analysis.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-11-28 02:01 PM | Reply

George was in a no-win situation trying to compete for album space with one of the best song-writing teams ever. Glad he ended up staying, but it would have been interesting to see them with Clapton.

Here he is with Paul in a tribute to Harrison, doing his song...

www.youtube.com

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2021-11-28 06:16 PM | Reply

Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton - Something (Live)

www.youtube.com

George Harrison and Eric Clapton - While my guitar gently weeps

www.youtube.com

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2021-11-28 06:26 PM | Reply

God only knows - Brian Wilson & Paul McCartney

www.youtube.com

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2021-11-28 06:30 PM | Reply

Episode two recap:

And then there were two. McCartney getting misty-eyed.

Secret flowerpot mic. You were right a lot and you were wrong a lot.

Move to Apple Studio! Everybody happy!

Billy Preston electric piano energizes and electrifies!

#14 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-11-29 01:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Incredible what they did with 4 and 8 track tape recorders... lot of music today is Auto-Tune dependent.

Seeing Alan Parsons briefly in the background? Priceless.

Seeing John and Paul having a great time together playing Hank Williams, the Everly Bros, and a lot of other greats, also priceless.

I'd never thought about it before, but now I wonder if George was influenced to return when Billy Preston suddenly showed up? But then, Paul acted like George was coming back the whole time.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2021-11-29 06:44 PM | Reply

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