Posts Tagged ‘Beatles’

Take Good Care Of My Baby

March 7, 2020

“Take Good Care Of My Baby,” written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, recorded by The Beatles, 1962. Yes, the Beatles covered Bobby Vee’s 1961 hit in this demo for Decca. They didn’t get the contract.

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We Can Work it Out

March 10, 2019

“We Can Work it Out,” written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, performed by them with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the other two Beatles. Filmed at Twickenham Studios, 1965.

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Don’t Let Me Down

December 16, 2018

“Don’t Let Me Down,” written by John Lennon, performed by him with the other three Beatles and keyboardist Billy Preston on the roof of Apple Studios, January 30, 1969.

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Devil In Her Heart

September 9, 2018

“Devil In Her Heart,” written by Richard Drapkin, recorded by the Beatles, 1963. George Harrison sings the lead. The song was originally recorded as “Devil in His Heart” by The Donays.

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The Inner Light

August 27, 2017

“The Inner Light,” written by George Harrison. The song was released by the Beatles as the B-side of the “Lady Madonna” single in 1968.

Musicians on the recording are George Harrison (lead vocals), John Lennon (harmony vocals), Paul McCartney (harmony vocals), Aashish Khan (sarod), Hanuman Jadev (shehnai), Hariprasad Chaurasia (bansuri), Mahapurush Misra (pakhavaj), Rijram Desad (harmonium), and an uncredited uncreditedtabla tarang player. 

Video by Colton Lahey

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Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans

August 22, 2017

“Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans/With Illicit Help From Your Friends,” a Sgt. Pepper/Star Wars mashup by Palette-Swap Ninja (Daniel Edward Amrich & Jude Aaron Kelley). you can download the entire album here. Don’t bother with downloads if YouTube has taken down the video above, since that will mean Sony and Lucasfilm don’t see “fan art” as “fair use” parody.

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Free As A Bird

May 13, 2017

“Free As A Bird,” based on a 1977 demo by John Lennon, recorded at his home at The Dakota on Central Park West, with 1995 studio tracks added by Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, produced by Jeff Lynne. It won a Grammy in 1997.

Video directed by Joe Pytka.

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A Hard Day’s Night of the Living Dead

October 31, 2016

 

“A Hard Day’s Night of the Living Dead,” by The Zombeatles. All you need is brains, luv. With chips and malt vinegar.

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Daddy’s Car

September 24, 2016

“Daddy’s Car,” composed by artificial intelligence in the style of The Beatles, with lyrics and arrangement by Benoît Carré.

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The Beatles DC Concert, 1964

February 11, 2014

The Beatles DC Concert 1964

At Noon on February 11, 1964, two days after their live telecast on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York, John, Paul, George and Ringo braved a snowstorm and took a train to the Nation’s Capital for a concert that night. The Beatles were seen as a menace by Washington’s barbers and the Second Coming by DC’s squealing teens.

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