All you need is Love on Valentines day & The Upbeat Beatles The Beatles have always been about love. Love is used in the titles of many of their songs. There are several degrees of romance in Beatle songs, on the very subtle end, there’s…
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The Mellotron (which had been used on “Strawberry Fields”, a track originally intended for Sgt Pepper) plus effects pedals and huge orchestras.
In 1966 George and John both changed their onstage guitars from Grestch (George) and Rickenbacker (John) to the Epiphone Casino. These guitars gave a raunchier sound which was favoured by the current “heavier” bands of the time.
Paul’s first good guitar was a Hofner 5001 bass. He bought this in April 1961 in Hamburg. After “With the Beatles” album Hofner gave Paul a new model so the original was kept as a spare.It was later stolen –never being returned!
Lennon bought his first really good guitar – a Rickenbacker 325 “Capri”, in 1960 in Hamburg,Germany.
He used it (with a variety of modifications, including having it spayed black) continually on record and stage until late 1964.
George’s Duo Jet guitar was used on the recording session for EMI-the result of which was a recording contract. He used the guitar on te Beatles first single and album-including “Twist and Shout”. The rest, as they say, is history! <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iS0wuN_6wyw" frameborder="0"…
In the summer of 1961 George Harrison heard that a Liverpool cab driver was selling a Gretsch Duo Jet electric guitar.
The cab driver wanted £90.00 but George only had £70.00. The deal was done at £70.00 but George had to provide an I.O.U. for the balance which he later paid.
Today would have been Brian Epstein’s 80th Birthday. Take a look at this article about one of “the great unsung architects of 20th-century culture” – written by Vivek J. Tiwary, author of The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivek-j-tiwary/the-untold-story-of-the-beatles-gay-manager_b_4373598.html
Let us know what your favourite uptempo song is. If you need some inspiration, here’s The Upbeat Beatles’ individual favourites: John Dr Robert Paul If I Needed Someone George Hello Goodbye Ringo Getting Better