Looking for songs that would sound good on a playlist with I Am The Walrus (The Beatles) and Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan) [more inside]
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?
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]
Reading this brutally hilarious set of Noel Gallagher gibes ("Liam's like a man with a fork in a world of soup") I noticed loads of people in the comments jeering that Oasis nicked all the Beatles songs. But - I can't hear it. Help me out! Which Oasis songs sound like which Beatles songs?
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]
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]
Did John Lennon ever mention his thoughts on late-70s punk (the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, the Clash, etc)? Can you cite a source?
Does "Yesterday" by the Beatles really contain a 7/4 measure, as Daniel Levitin claims in "This is your Brain on Music"? [more inside]
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?
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...
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?
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]
Looking for similar Beatles-inspired groups [more inside]
I would like to find more songs with lyrics that express life philosophies in terms of food. [more inside]
Help me identify the female artist in this Beatles' cover. [more inside]
Are there any pictures (publicly available) of Paul McCartney and John Lennon together after The Beatles broke up?
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?
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?
Help me figure out this Beatles reference from my son's favorite kid's show [more inside]
What is the Creepy Airport Announcer voice saying at the end of the John Lennon song "Starting Over?" [more inside]
Help me find interesting, dark Beatles covers. [more inside]
Help me find the best albums The Beatles never made. [more inside]
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]
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]
What are the most interesting Beatles bootlegs? How do you get them? Are there any interesting "legit" bootlegs? [more inside]
Making a Beatles DVD from YouTube videos. Looking for suggestions for clips. [more inside]
The song Gimme Sympathy by Metric has a line: "After all of this is gone, who'd you rather be; the Beatles or the Rolling Stones." What would you interpret that to mean? [more inside]
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?
What audio format would you rip the recently remastered Beatles albums in for optimum iPod listening? [more inside]
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]
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).
The Beatles: Rock Band - help! [more inside]
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?
At what point did our culture decide that the Beatles were the best band ever? [more inside]
GrammarFilter: 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]
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. [more inside]
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]
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]
Covers of Beatles songs with Japanese Instruments, mostly koto and shakuhachi. [more inside]
If you weren't dead in the 60s or know more than me, help me understand this "Beatles-Stones rivalry." [more inside]
Is the Cirque du Soleil production “Love” kid-friendly? [more inside]
I will be working behind a bar at a 60's themed art opening... So what should I wear? [more inside]
What percent of US citizens have never heard of the Beatles? [more inside]
Songs with mistakes/bloopers left in? [more inside]
So Apple Computer is being sued again by Apple Corp, and it is likely that Apple Computer will settle. Question: Why doesn't Apple Computer just outright make an offer to buy Apple Corp? (And while they are at it, buy their music collection as well?)
What is the "best" Beatles biography in publication? Definition of "best" inside. [more inside]
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?
What modern songs sound like they could have been done by The Beatles?
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