Indlæg tagget med Beatlemania

John Lennon – 9. oktober 1940 – 8.december 1980

8. december 2014

Dagens citat: Paul McCartney

6. december 2014

“In an ideal world, they listen to what you’ve recorded in the way that you have presented it…It’s all changed so drastically. A lot of kids listen to music on their smartphones through these tiny little speakers. I’m pulling my hair out thinking, ‘Argh, I spent hours making that high-fidelity sound! Get a decent set of headphones! Please!'”

Paul McCartney til Rolling Stone

Beatles i København 4.6.64 – en fotobog

13. november 2014

Selv om jeg faktisk var i København pÃ¥ dagen, den 4.6. 1964, sÃ¥ gik jeg glip af de to Beatleskoncerter. Jeg var ikke gammel nok. Ja, jeg tror end ikke, at jeg helt var klar over, at koncerterne blev afholdt lige den dag. Og min mor ville under ingen omstændigheder have ladet mig være med. Men i toget hjem dagen derpÃ¥ kunne jeg høre en gruppe unge damer – piger! – fortælle hinanden om oplevelsen af Fab Four.

Knud Ørsted var til gengæld til stede, og Ørsted havde sit kamera med, som han flittigt brugte til at dokumentere dagen. Nogle fÃ¥ stykker af billederne blev publiceret og var med til at skabe et image af gruppen i Danmark. Men mange fik lov til at ligge i Ørsteds skuffer – indtil nu, hvor en lang række af de aldrig før offentliggjorte fotos er trykt i bogen Beatles i København 4.6.64 (Strandberg Publishing).

Jeg mÃ¥tte som gammel Beatlesfan selvfølgelig have fat i den bog. Hvor mange usete fotos af gruppen kan der være tilbage i denne verden? Og sÃ¥ fÃ¥ en dokumentation af den dag, man gik glip af som for ung fan… Det kunne ikke være anderledes.

 

 

Paul McCartney om at lære nye akkorder – dengang, det hele begyndte

12. november 2014

På sin hjemmeside fortæller Paul McCartney om, hvordan han og George Harrison lærte nye akkorder:

It was a combination of three ways, really. Some were from people showing them to us; for example, Jim Gretty who was a guy from a guitar shop in Liverpool called Hessy’s. He had a guitar and was a jazz player, and I remember him showing us a chord that was F, but it had a couple of notes added. We called it F demented!”

Paul then picked up the acoustic guitar that lives in his office and began playing the F demented chord. You have to really stretch your fingers to make the chord, but Paul did it
with ease.

 

“The chord found its way into a lot of things, like ‘Michelle.’  Another chord came in via ‘Along Came Jones’ by The Coasters.”

 

Paul again illustrated his point by playing ‘Michelle’ followed by ‘Along Came Jones’ by The Coasters. (Check out The Coasters’ song when you get chance, it’s a great tune!)

 

“Sometimes we would pick them up from sheet music, like, ‘Oh! We don’t know that chord’. But mainly it was just figuring it out from listening to songs we liked. We knew that
something went up in the chords, so me and George would work it out. Buddy Holly would use an odd chord like that – ‘Raining In My Heart’ – and the second chord in there was
augmented. We worked a lot of that out by ear. There’d also be songs like ‘Til There Was You’ that would have these chords in too.”

 

Paul then told us whilst laughing, “Sometimes we’d be working with people who knew notation and stuff and they would say, ‘Is that C diminished? Is that the chord?’ And we’d
look at each other, shrug and go, ‘Yes!'”

 

Then, almost as an encore to our question, Paul played us ‘Raining In My Heart’ by Buddy Holly.

Come Together – teaterkoncert af Cederholm og Brdr. Helleman

11. november 2014

Tilfældet ville, at jeg i gÃ¥r aftes landede i et af de bløde sæder pÃ¥ anden række i den store sal i det aarhusianske Musikhus. Forestillingen var Come Together – den meget berømmede og roste teaterkoncert af Nicokalj Cederholm og Jens & Peter Helleman, som er bygget op omkring Beatles-sange. Og jeg kan kun tilslutte mig de mange rosende anmeldelser efter at have været rigtig tæt pÃ¥ Lotte Andersen, Jimmy Jørgensen, Sara Grabow, Jens Jørn Spottag, Mani Spinx, Mark Linn, Martin Greis m.fl. Det er en bÃ¥de modig, opfindsom, fantasifuld og ganske underholdende og original fortolkning af Beatlessangskatten. En fryd for bÃ¥de øje og øre.