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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Random Beatles moment: Hello Goodbye



is is yet another effort of mine to somehow create a series of entries of a particular subject of interest. This time around, I want to share and showcase The Beatles as my main driving force of becoming a musician and why they rock my world! These may not be in running order i.e. may not be in an orderly time sequence, so it won't follow The Beatles right from their humble beginnings in the late 50s up to their break-up in 1970. Rather, I'll post random entries/news about them and those defining moments/musical breakthrough that has left a massive impact to music in general.
For my inaugural entry, here's a screen shot of The Beatles performing the song Hello Goodbye in a video made special for The Ed Sullivan Show in November 1967.




It's worth to note that while McCartney loved the idea of the underlying message portrayed by the song, citing "There is an answer to everything...when there's black, there is also white etc.!", Lennon disliked the idea of a nonsensical lyrical approach, criticising it as "three minutes of contradictions and meaningless juxtapositions". This performance is also very significant (as far as bass guitar enthusiasts are concerned) as it is the first time Paul McCartney uses his Rickenbacker 4001 bass in a public appearance as opposed to his ever-present Hofner 500/1 violin bass. Previously, we could only get to see him using the Ric bass during studio recordings of albums such as Revolver and Rubber Soul, as depicted below.



On a separate news, THE woman who inspired The Beatles' classic Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, from the classic Sgt Pepper album, this week lost her life to a little-known disease. Lucy Vodden died aged just 46 after being diagnosed with lupus - which causes the body to attack itself. She was a childhood friend of John Lennon's son, Julian Lennon. At nursery school, he drew a picture of her with diamond-shaped eyes surrounded by stars and showed his dad, saying: "It's Lucy in the sky with diamonds." Rest in piece now....and picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies.


The Hello Goodbye video:


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6 Comments:

Shaun said...

nice post bro. :) Here's a post of my a while back about my fave band too.

The Rebel said...

Thanks Shaun...I like your article too! It shows that you're more than just another casual Beatles fan.....which is so cool! We need more people to show the world how much The Beatles really mean....

(rants continue at your comment post) http://testicular-fortitude.blogspot.com/2008/07/mcfarlane-beatles-boxset.html#comments

Shaun said...

they're legends in rock music history and will forever remain so. I hope to pass my love for them on to my kid in future, like I did sucessfully with my brother and sister. :)

darthmental said...

aa.. teringat aku ada original vcd hard days night. beli zaman bila tah. aku suka slipcase dia yang cam tingkap tu, hehe. later balik kampung aku amik gambaq & review. anyway, nice entry bro. cheers to all "fab 4" fans! :)

The Rebel said...

>>Mental...pls do a review of it! Hard Days Night on original VCD....would love to see the slipcase bro!

darthmental said...

ok bro. will do. stay tuned ya. :)