Beatles Sessions

I'm not keen on the way the official Beatles posts are amalgamating sessions sounds nowadays. I prefer to listen to the original session tapes beatlegs without false interjections from other recordings, like the Think For Yourself sessions. There's nothing wrong with this, in fact I like to hear it, but it is a false representation of what happened at the time and I just prefer to hear it without being tampered with.

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Beatles Cash?

I read somewhere recently a story about how someone was sent out before a Beatles concert to sell programmes to the fans and the cash was placed in briefcases or suitcases and handed to the Beatles. I reckon this was a regular practice; no wonder George was smiling on this photo. Happy

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The Beatles - Revolution

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Beatles With Mike And Bernie Winters

I can't say I've ever seen this photo with Mike and Bernie Winters before. I'm guessing this is from the Sunday 1 September 1964 Big Night Out on ITV (ABC).

See the Watch page for more about the Big Night Out shows.

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Liverpool

'I was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madolf Heatlump (who only had one). Anyway they didn't get me.'

Be sure to watch Blitz Cities: Liverpool on the
Watch page.

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Watching this programme I noticed the Liverpudlian pronunciation of Natzis 'Nat-zis' whereas I've always pronounced it 'Nar-tzis'. When I first heard John Lennon's 'Nobody Told Me' - "There's Natzis in the bathroom just below the stairs' - I thought he was singing 'matches' so was very puzzled.
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Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite

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John Lennon's "Can You Hear Me Mother?"

On October 24th 2010, I posted in my Posterous Sair’s Lair a snippet of John Lennon yelling “Can You Hear Me Mother?” during the recording of Whatever Gets You Through The Night. This morning I’ve been listening to a recording of the Savile Row Rooftop Concert 30th January 1969 and find another, clearer yelling of the same thing.

Here’s the blurb I put together for my blog back then…

‘John Lennon Shouts Catchphrase “Can You Hear Me Mother?”

I have just discovered John Lennon shouting Sandy Powell's catchphrase, "Can You Hear Me Mother?" - an oft heard phrase in our home from my Dad who copied Sandy's voice accent too.  John does exactly the same sing-song voice - copying Sandy as if singing the notes of his spoken voice (if you know what I mean).

This can be heard towards the end of the long note on "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" at about 2:42.

Something about Sandy...

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Sandy Powell (b 30 Jan 1900 d 26 Jun 1982) Sandy Powell was one of the most successful comedians of his generation. He started performing at the age of five when his mother lied and said he was eleven! He was one of the first comedians to realise the importance of records and released a whole series of 78s of his sketches that sold in the millions. Rather than take an outright fee he was canny enough to take a penny per disc.

Sandy showed the same Yorkshire acumen in his film career starting in 1933 with Pathe Pictorials' short two-reelers of his stage shows before moving into feature films with The Third String (1933) and Can You Hear Me Mother (1935). Inevitably he was invited by John E Blakeley to Manchester where he starred in the first film to be produced at the Dickenson Road Studios - Cup Tie Honeymoon (1947). Until his death, he remained a huge success on television and the stage, being awarded an MBE in 1975.’

Here’s the Whatever Gets You Through The Night “Can you hear me mother?”
and here’s the Savile Row Rooftop “Can you hear me mother?”

Interesting isn’t it?! Happy





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