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« Reply #220 on: October 01, 2005, 11:45:07 AM »

1. Dizzy Miss Lizzie
2. You're Going To Lose That Girl
3. Tell Me What You See
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« Reply #221 on: October 01, 2005, 11:58:27 AM »

If you want to read a completely fictional account of the Beatles, try Paperback Writer: The Life and Times of the Beatles, the Spurious Chronicle of Their Rise to Stardom, Their Triumphs and Disasters, Plus the Amazing by Mark Shipper.

It's a pretty amusing (and sometimes annoying) parady of The Beatles' career.  It was published in 1978.

The reader reviews on this book look great.  Thank God for Amazon--that one is on its way here now too.

Any others?  :)

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« Reply #222 on: October 01, 2005, 12:21:36 PM »

I also ordered this. Has anyone else read it?



I think I should stop buying books now, and take more time to read the ones I have. My "haven't read yet" section of my bookshelf is getting ridiculous.
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« Reply #223 on: October 01, 2005, 03:29:14 PM »

Does anyone remember the travesty that was" Stars on 45 " Beatles mix from the early 80's.

Yeah,I picked that up in a second hand record shop about 10 years ago for a couple of bucks.I don't play it much but it was at a time when I was buying anything to do with the Beatles.
Can anyone recommend any other "must reads"?

I don't know about "must reads",since a lot of the books I've got I haven't read in years,but here's a list:

The Beatles Anthology
The Beatles ( Hunter Davies )
The Beatles ( Phillip Norman )
The Love You Make ( Peter Brown,Steven Gaines )
It Was 20 Years Ago Today ( Derek Taylor )
25 Years In The Life ( Mark Lewisohn )
A Cellarful Of Noise ( Brian Epstein )

Plus many many paperback biographies of the individual Beatles and pictorial books.
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« Reply #224 on: October 01, 2005, 04:08:47 PM »


Does anyone remember the travesty that was" Stars on 45 " Beatles mix from the early 80's.

Cut and Paste parts of Beatles original recordings to a disco beat :o


Cof cof...I remember
I had in cassete format  :P
And I danced several times.... :-\


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« Reply #225 on: October 01, 2005, 05:20:14 PM »

Another reason why I got into The Beatles,which I just remembered this morning was back in 70's during the school holidays,sometimes I would go to these big shopping centres with my grandparents and they always had some show on the centre stage there for kids,and one show that I loved was a puppet show with what I always thought were turtles,but were obviously beetles complete with mop tops singing Beatle songs.I can't remember if there was one or two puppeteers behind the curtain,probably two as all four puppets moved at the same time.I always remember when their were playing She Loves You and all four heads would do that wiggle.Great memories that I remember thanks to this thread.
Lin,do you remember seeing this? They used to do the rounds at Westfield shopping centres.
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« Reply #226 on: October 01, 2005, 06:03:44 PM »

I read Albert Goldman's " The Lives of John Lennon"

It was a difficult read, he was very scathing about John's personality ( McCartney was painted in less than flattering terms too ). Very much warts and all kind of book - with the emphasis on the warts.

The book has been discredited by many writers, no doubt Goldman had his own agenda ( he did a number on Elvis too) but there are interesting background stories that are glossed over or left out of "official"
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I looked through the sample pages on Amazon. Does he explain how he knows all this personal stuff about John Lennon anywhere in the book? In any case, it was only 47 cents used, so I bought that too. Like the McGilligan "biography" on Clint, I'll read it with a grain of salt.
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« Reply #227 on: October 01, 2005, 06:11:10 PM »


A Cellarful Of Noise ( Brian Epstein )


I've bought enough books for one night, but I'll put this on my wish list.

THIS ONE looks good too. Has anyone read it?
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« Reply #228 on: October 01, 2005, 06:51:17 PM »

That ends Round 16, and we lose "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" and "Tell Me What You See".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SEVENTEEN

This round, we continue with songs from the "Help" album, as well as the "B" side to the "Help!" single, "I'm Down", released on July 23, 1965;



and "Bad Boy", from the U.S. album "Beatles VI", released on June 14, 1965. "Bad Boy" wouldn't be released in the U.K. until December 9, 1966 when it appeared on "A Collection of Beatles Oldies".




As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Bad Boy" (Williams); Lead vocal: Lennon
2.  "I've Just Seen A Face" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
3.  "I'm Down" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
4.   "Yesterday" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
5.   "It's Only Love" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
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« Reply #229 on: October 01, 2005, 07:37:43 PM »

1-Bad Boy
2-I've Just Seen A Face
3-I'm Down


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« Reply #230 on: October 01, 2005, 07:41:19 PM »

Getting harder now:

1- I've Just Seen A Face
2- Bad Boy
3- It's Only Love
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« Reply #231 on: October 01, 2005, 07:42:16 PM »

1) "Bad Boy"
2) "I'm Down"
3) "I've Just Seen A Face"

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« Reply #232 on: October 01, 2005, 07:57:08 PM »

There's something about "I've Just Seen A Face" that I've always loved. I really can't stop listening to it tonight.  :)
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« Reply #233 on: October 01, 2005, 10:44:37 PM »

1 Bad Boy
2 I'm Down
3 I've Just Seen a Face

Without question this will be the toughest round so far.

 
There's something about "I've Just Seen A Face" that I've always loved.

Yep.
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« Reply #234 on: October 02, 2005, 12:14:12 AM »

I agree..toughest round so far...

1   Bad Boy..(always kinda liked this. Great vocal)
2   I'm Down
3   I've Just Seen A Face  ( Would be devastated to see this one go. Great track. reminds me a little of Dylan)


I remember seeing "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" at the cinema. It was a support flick for American Hot Wax. Very funny little movie.
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« Reply #235 on: October 02, 2005, 03:41:12 AM »

1. Bad Boy
2. It's Only Love
3. I've Just Seen A Face

Nice to see the cover of "Oldies" album, a neighbour of mine had this one, such a cool cover, I love the trippy art work 8)

Matt, I borrowed the Goldman book from a library so I can't check his references, sorry about that.
There are lots of references to Cynthia, Aunt Mimi and a fair amount of backstory prior to The Beatles.
It has been suggested that his research left alot to be desired and that he edited cleverly to make John appear far worse than he was.


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« Reply #236 on: October 02, 2005, 05:18:41 AM »

Bad Boy        I like this one but not enough to keep it.
2   I'm Down
3   I've Just Seen A Face      Hope you don't need this one yet Matt.
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« Reply #237 on: October 02, 2005, 05:24:36 AM »


Lin,do you remember seeing this? They used to do the rounds at Westfield shopping centres.

Yes I do remember some of the puppet shows in the Westfield Centres.   One time I lived in Strathfield (Sydney ) and our nearest Westfield was in Burwood and they often had stuff on there.   I don't remember the show but I do remember them playing the Beatles songs from the stage.    I did see some copy cat group on stage in Penrith Westfield and they were dreadful!! >:(
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« Reply #238 on: October 02, 2005, 06:25:15 AM »

Bad Boy
I'm down

I've just seen a face
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« Reply #239 on: October 02, 2005, 11:08:53 AM »

1. I'm Down
2. Bad Boy
3. It's Only Love
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