OK, perhaps a longshot (but MeFi is always amazing)... my daughter is doing an article on the Beatles at Red Rocks in 1964 and would love to interview someone who was actually there. Anyone?
posted by ecorrocio
on Mar 24, 2014 -
Does anyone know what the last segregated event was in the US ? I'm curious about "major events", say around 10,000 people. [more inside]
posted by dubold
on Feb 18, 2014 -
I am seeking a very specific item to freak out/delight a friend - those lifesize cardboard standup things, but depicting all four of the Beatles from the ABBEY ROAD cover. Anyone have any leads on where I can find this? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos
on Aug 30, 2012 -
I want to introduce my 2.5 year old daughter to songs & tunes that will stay with her for the rest of her life.
When she was born, I used to sing to her Ringo’s "Good Night"
as her first lullaby, and recently when she found it on ‘her Youtube’, she was astonished & happy to rediscover it.
I want to feed her with many more great Beatles tunes to grow up with, as well as any and all other great & necessary melodies. [more inside]
posted by growabrain
on Jun 7, 2012 -
Did John Lennon ever mention his thoughts on late-70s punk (the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, the Clash, etc)? Can you cite a source?
posted by radiosilents
on Dec 7, 2011 -
Does "Yesterday" by the Beatles really contain a 7/4 measure, as Daniel Levitin claims in "This is your Brain on Music"? [more inside]
posted by spacediver
on Aug 31, 2011 -
Remixed/Remastered Beatles songs? I love the 1999 Yellow Submarine Songtrack versions of the songs. I know a few years ago we got a remastered catalogue but it doesn't have the same pop or zip as the Yellow Submarine Songtrack. Has anyone done a bootleg remixing/remastering with similar results to the Yellow Submarine Songtrack?
posted by tarvuz
on Aug 18, 2011 -
In response to a question about the genesis of "Eleanor Rigby", Paul McCartney explained his initial idea for the music as follows:
"I wrote it at the piano, just vamping an E minor chord; letting that stay as a vamp and putting a melody over it, just danced over the top of it. It almost has Asian rhythyms"
This is my first encounter with "vamp." I didn't know it was a word until I came across this quote about half an hour ago.
Evidently it's both a transitive verb ("vamping an E chord") and a noun ("... as a vamp")
Even more evidently: parts of speech be damned, I have absolutely no idea what any part of this quote means.
Actually, that's not true: I have a rough idea of the meaning of "I wrote it at the piano"
Aside from that though I'm in the dark until somebody hip to musical jargon lights a candle for me, by way of explaining what Sir Paul is saying
Help! I need somebody, help...
posted by BadgerDoctor
on Jul 19, 2011 -
Assuming that the Beatles had released one more album, what would it have included based on the best songs that they released immediately after the band broke up?
posted by notcostello
on Jun 16, 2011 -
Looking for the Beatles Rock Band Bundle for Xbox 360 in Southern Ontario (as a gift for a family member & occasional lurker here, so asking as Anonymous). [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 10, 2011 -
I would like to find more songs with lyrics that express life philosophies in terms of food. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on May 24, 2011 -
Are there any pictures (publicly available) of Paul McCartney and John Lennon together after The Beatles broke up?
posted by notcostello
on Mar 10, 2011 -
There's a beat used in the Beatles' "Please Please Me," that's used over and over in pop music. It's in, "Dog Days are Over," "That Thing You Do," and Del Shannon's, "Runaway." Does anyone know more songs where this is used?
posted by itsjustcarlo
on Jan 13, 2011 -
Beatles Noob question - In light of the Beatles catalog being released on iTunes today I figure now is as good a time as any to start listening.
What's the best album to start with?
posted by AngryLlama
on Nov 16, 2010 -
What is the Creepy Airport Announcer voice saying at the end of the John Lennon song "Starting Over?" [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt
on May 26, 2010 -
Xbox 360 Rock Band controller question. Price aside, are the Beatles controllers better, worse, or same as the set that comes with the regular bundle? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Apr 6, 2010 -
Beatles-madness-book: I'm trying to find a book about a guy having a mid-life crisis who becomes obsessed with Sgt. Pepper's [more inside]
posted by lex mercatoria
on Jan 25, 2010 -
What are the most interesting Beatles bootlegs? How do you get them? Are there any interesting "legit" bootlegs? [more inside]
posted by musofire
on Dec 17, 2009 -
Making a Beatles DVD from YouTube videos. Looking for suggestions for clips. [more inside]
posted by etc.
on Dec 12, 2009 -
I am looking for an album I found in a junk shop many years ago. The album was recorded by an all-girl quartet from Liverpool who cut an entire album of Beatles songs. They had a name that evoked the Fab Four (my recollection seems to be "She-Beatles" or "Beat-Elles", but nothing under either name comes up on Google) and the cover was an homage to With the Beatles
. The liner notes on the back detailed the similarities between the Beatles and the all-girl band portraying them, but ended with a sentence like "...and they would like to be judged on their own merits". The album came out around '64 and was contemporary with the Beatles. Unfortunately, my Google fu is failing me. Can anyone out there help me ID this album/band?
posted by pxe2000
on Oct 29, 2009 -
What audio format would you rip the recently remastered Beatles albums in for optimum iPod listening? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50
on Oct 27, 2009 -
Where can one see/obtain the full version world's first live international satellite broadcast "Our World"? Does footage still exist besides the easy-to-find Beatles segment? [more inside]
posted by quarterframer
on Sep 29, 2009 -
Who produced this psychedelic video
for Within You, Without You by The Beatles? Is it part of some larger project? Where could I find it at higher res (how would I search for a torrent)? Where could I find the interesting mix of the song used in it (which samples a drum break from Tomorrow Never Knows).
posted by phrontist
on Jun 6, 2009 -
Who sang the cover of the Beatles song 'Do You Want to Know a Secret?' where the lyrics were replaced with Japanese words and company names like sushi, jvc, sony and subaru?
posted by machaus
on Apr 19, 2009 -
I was listening to "Blackbird" by the Beatles recently, and was struck by the line:
"You were only waiting for this moment to arise."
I was intrigued by the way the phrase "to arise" has sort of an ambiguous function here. [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy
on Apr 17, 2008 -
I recently saw the "Beatles LOVE" show in Vegas and was absolutely blown away. I now have the DVDA disc but am trying to identify all the songs mashed into it by Sir George Martin. Here's a clip I am particularly interested in.
posted by crazyray
on Mar 30, 2008 -
Fake Beatle Filter: My friend dimly recalls (as he is wont to do) a mainstream movie with the following characteristics, centered around a fictitious British pop band. No, it's not the Monkees. [more inside]
posted by lizzicide
on Feb 22, 2008 -
So, we've just found out the kid we're cooking is a girl
. Now, I'm tasked with the job I've had for the last 16 years: I have to come up with a signature song for the child. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis
on Jan 29, 2008 -
At the end of Abbey Road, John, Paul and George are trading guitar solos and the section ends with John playing a guitar part that sounds like a howling or blaring car horn. How did he get this sound? Is it feedback? Or is it maybe some kind of pedal effect?
posted by gfrobe
on Dec 3, 2005 -
What modern songs sound like they could have been done by The Beatles?
posted by smackfu
on Sep 29, 2005 -
At the dawn of the mp3 era, I found a track on the web that has alluded me since. It was a remix, and may have been a home-brew, and it's therefore much harder to find. I'm hoping there's a Mefite out there that has stumbled on this in the past, and can point me the right direction. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis
on Sep 5, 2005 -