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ROCKOLLECTIONS: GEORGE AND JOHN ON THE BBC PT.1

This was originally broadcast in 2010, that's why the Math is off.
I don't know why it took me so long to listen to the Beatles BBC Sessions.
Looking for a new approach for this remembrance of the deaths of George Harrison and John Lennon, I finally gave the BBC tapes a shot.
And these selections from 1963 are a JOY, a REVELATION!
Full of humor, they play so many both known and obscure old American Rock & Roll songs you can see how closely they were listening to anything they could get their hands on from this country- many of them B-sides that even I wasn't familiar with.
Plus, like the Ed Sullivan Show and others, and unlike American Bandstand and others, the Beatles played LIVE on these BBC shows.
I'll take George in this first half hour naturally, since he died on Nov. 29th 2001.
Also a look at George's sometimes seemingly hidden spirituality, even in hit songs- got one where it sneaks in at the end.
Would you be surprised to learn that George was the FIRST of the Beatles to do a solo project, back in 1968 when the group was still together?
Some music from that, including a song that is a far cry from what the Moody Blues did the same year, not to mention the album Oasis put out years later.
If you are the adventurous type, I have things here you probably have never heard.
Definitely not the same old same old.
Do enjoy!
 
Here are the links to a terrific listening experience- not me, George and the Lads, lol, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
 
At Podomatic:
 
 
At Soundcloud:
 
 
Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on December 3, 2014 at 11:40pm

RJ,

I figured you'd realize you heard it before, it was one of my early postings at CRB.

I am surprised Jon heard it too, I don't think he wrote to me back then.

Yes, I think it came out well.

Thanks for writing and the re-listen, don't you love the taste of rehash, lol,

Mike

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on December 3, 2014 at 11:17pm

I have listened to this before.  I won't rehash my comments, but I did listen to it today.  Instead of using head phones, I just listened at my desk at work.  Enjoyed it.  

Oh, and same comment applies to part two.  Listened to that today as well.

Comment by Mike Pell on December 2, 2014 at 1:04pm
Jon,
 
"That was a hit single. I think it was a hit single. I don't feel good." QUOTE OF THE DAY!
 
I made the QUOTE OF THE DAY, LOL!
I don't care much about singles, I just take songs as songs.
Sometimes I'll mention it was a hit and how high just to make the point it was succssful to the masses...like YOU, LOL!
I had early Beatles in there, and later solo things, so you weren't hung out to dry!
I'll take a bow for this: Still, gotta give props to a sickly man still doing a show. What love that is.
Did that show from home, and listening to Part 2, I don't know how much time was in between, but I am sounding and apparently feeling amazingly better!
This I DON'T get, "Sigh."
Thanks for the listen and writing, maybe even the Sigh,
Mike
Comment by Jon on December 1, 2014 at 7:58am

"That was a hit single. I think it was a hit single. I don't feel good." QUOTE OF THE DAY!

I believe I've heard this show before. And yes, still things haven't changed. Still shrug off early Beatles, it's there and that's about it for me. What can I say!

Still, gotta give props to a sickly man still doing a show. What love that is.

Sigh.

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