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on the roof of their apple label building, right? but...where is it?
near Picadilly Circus
"Blimey, it's like Picadilly Circus round here"
to be precise
and then go to 94 Baker St (former Apple Boutique) and then on 57 Wimpole Street where McCartney lived between 64 and 66 with Jane Asher and wrote Yesterday and a whole host of other songs in the top floor room.
Not that i'm a beatles nut or anything
the Zebra crossing on Abbey Road, Its not in the original place or something?
I love info like that : ) Oh are you really hairy? or does evryone ask that?
Here's a good one -
Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote She Love You in the upstairs room of Paul McCartney's dad's house. Pretty pleased with the song they went downstairs to play it to Paul's dad.
After listening to the first full version of the song, Paul's dad thought for a while and then said "I like it, but i'm not sure about all these americanisms. Why can't you sing "She loves you, yes yes yes instead !"
Oh, i'm as hairy as you want me to me
or just like a medallion man?
was more impressive.
something something birth ward
that's definitely one of the top 5 'wish i was there' moments
Did they actually properly release that? i got a dodgy torrent copy.
Though it's in bits, obviously.
You can watch the whole Let It Be film on YouTube.
The bits it shows on the Anthology are naff. Its just tiny clips with voiceovers of people nattering over the top of it saying: "it was a really bad time, man".
You don't see any of the performances bar the crappy ones of Two Of Us and Long and Winding Toad.
I thought they had at least a rendition of Let it Be in there and most of the concert in question.
I think the setlist is something like:
Don't Let Me Down
For You Blue
I love all those songs hugely, but they're certainly not lifechangers.
But they did play everything about 3 times which would have been boring.
They should have done MISERY.
watching the beatles play "Get Back" 3 times !
What would you have done, watched it once and then gone back to work ?
Get Back (3 times)
Don'y let me down (twice)
I've got a feeling (twice)
One after 909
Dig a Pony
I think if you walked past any building where this was going on on the roof, you'd probably stop and have a look
But compare those songs to the rest of The Beatles' reportoire and realise.
The best time to see a live Beatles performance would have been at the late end of 67.
Unless you count the occasional TV thing.
I think its their peak year by far, and hearing them experiment with stuff live would have been more interesting than anything.
Around the MMT period. Hearing them play Flying or something.
I mean there was no concept of doing those songs live back then. I guess if we're being totally 'imaginary gig' about this then yeah, watching them just take those songs somewhere live would have been pretty special.
But you were comparing an actual gig to one that never happened and never would have happened.
The Bootleg Beatles has a bit of trouble putting that period together for their sets, I believe, because of how studio-bound it was combined with their audience's expectation of a 'perfect' reproduction, of course.
but compare to that any other band that may have appeared on a rooftop anywhere at anytime and then your comment of "it wasn't really that good" seems a little strange.
But I've got it on a CD, and its not special.
Fucking hell! wrightylew isn't over-praising The Beatles for once!
I'm not doubting them though sir. I'm a bigger obsessioner over them than anyone else on the site. I even watched the first film last night in bed.
"Your poor little head, tremblin' under the weight of that great hooter."
that you hadn't even heard of The Beatles until you came across this thread.
I just listened to Yesterday tho n its well good. Rest of their stuffs not as gud.
on a dream that McCartney has in 57 Wimpole St. He woke up humming the tune and was convinced someone else had written it but everyone he whilstled it to had never heard of it.
McCartney, by the way, is Paul McCartney, bass player and songwriter in The Beatles.
If you need anything else mate just let me know
Can you imagine it ?
"What shall we do for lunch then ?"
"Is that the BEATLES on that roof over there ?"
57 Wimpole Street, where McCartney lived with Jane Asher
8 Kingley Street, site of the Bag O Nails where Paul met Linda
Top Floor of 57 Green Street, where all of the them lived together
than going on a tour of all the London landmarks with the red and blue albums on my headphones
used to one of these Rock Walks type things (though strictly in the West End). It's amazing how much rock trivia stuff there is, and the fact that so many people are prepared to shell out to look at a building where someone lived for a few months 40 years ago.
'Used to Do'
Okay, so CBGB's was here? Hmm. Okay. And this was the cover of Houses of the Holy, was it? I gues...
Unless the giant's causeway in now in NYC
Do you know how Google works? :D
And yeah, I guess it was. I knew it was a later Led Zep. I only really know the first four.
in the studio, in the let it be film. paul n john sharing a mic. amazing scene.
sorry for being boring and asking