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ROCKOLLECTIONS: REMEMBERING GEORGE & JOHN PT.1

This is an old show, originally broadcast in early December 2006.
As I note in the opening, it's that odd time where we are between the deaths of George Harrison, November 29, 2001 and John Lennon, December 8, 1980- two former Beatles.
If you had the unparalleled joy of growing up with the Beatles, as they grew with us, and watching them develop into the what I will always call the Greatest Group That Ever Existed, then you know the sadness and mourning the loss of those 2 lads brought us.
And still exists to this day.
Thankfully, that negative can never approach the joy and pure fun their music contributed to our lives.
It may be hard for you to believe now, but they were on Mt. Olympus, and we were all happily looking up to them, eager for their next album and lesson therein.
The Beatles spoke to us individually, yet we were unified in our reverence for them.
They changed the music for the better, and made us better in the process.
That is why the loss of any of the Fab Four will always be personal.
I can honestly say- no Beatles, then I don't love music the way I do!
In my efforts to bring a different angle to these shows, in Part One I will concentrate on George and his legal problems, using Music to do so.
Beginning with, in my opinion, the unfair lawsuit brought against him for plagiarism, and continuing with all the suing going on over the Beatles breakup.
You will find that George had a biting, sarcastic wit that could be dead on- and very much in evidence in some of these songs.
I will take an entirely different look at John in Part Two.
 
Here are the links to listen, remember and have fun with George, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
 
At Podomatic:
 
 

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Comment by Mike Pell on December 4, 2013 at 6:55pm

Jon, you are a truly unique and likable individual, LOL!

I love it- you found out they did drugs so you like everything from Rubber Soul on!

I'll try to remember that when I play them, lol!

Oh man, what a guy!

Comment by Jon on December 3, 2013 at 6:34pm

Nope, didn't like the Beatles when I was younger. Then I found out they did drugs so I like everything from Rubber Soul on. Anything before that I still do not like. 

Comment by Mike Pell on December 3, 2013 at 3:14pm
Jon,
I don't hear it man!
Someday I'll do a show with real theft of song!
I always knew you were weird, but you didn't like the FREAKIN' BEATLES?
With some of the stuff you DO like, LOL?
There's nothing so bad about 33 1/3 that would make it a waste of money.
Barry Manilow sure, but not 33 1/3, lol!
John Lennon is later tonight, not next week.
And you can't get into him either?
You are lost my brother, come take my hand and see the light, lol!
Oh you KNOW I play what I want...and with nary of thought of other's likes or dislikes.
I don't want to appeal to the masses, because they don't appeal to me, lol!
My feeling is...it's only Music...how hard could it be to deal with?
And it's mostly over in 3 to 5 minutes...it's not like watching a damn movie, lol!
Thanks for listening and writing, if I did worry about feelings they might be yours.
NAH!!!
But I'm glad you do listen,
Mike
Comment by Mike Pell on December 3, 2013 at 2:58pm
RJ,
I had the same feeling until I heards a few things in there, and Part 2 seemed like I hadn't played those things in a long time.
So I don't think it is a recent rerun.
You're not at all a fan of the song My Sweet Lord?
What are you...an atheist, lol?
Hey, SEASONS GREETING AND ALL THAT CRAP!!!
Uh oh, another disagreement, to you it does sound like He's So Fine- I never would have even thought of any connection.
Alright, now you're talking, This Song is great!
George should have done it on SNL!
And the Golden Pell is awarded to Not Guilty!
Excellent choice!
With the Beatles, he was the 3rd wheel to Lennon/McCartney- simply they wrote BETTER songs.
And I've heard him do it with the Beatles.
He hadn't fully developed it yet, and when he finally put it on a solo album, it rocked much more.
Thanks for listening and writing, hope you're glad you did, lol,
Mike
Comment by Jon on December 3, 2013 at 8:12am

Not a big George Harrison fan, most of his music bores me. And I agree with someone else here, both songs do sound the same. So, shoot him.

These songs were allright, nothing made me want to buy another GH album though. I guess you could blame it on 33 1/3, I bought it from a cutout bin years and years ago and didn't like it. Back then I didn't like the Beatles, but it was a cutout so it was cheap. Waste of money on my part. 

Oh, well. Next week is John Lennon who is another one I really can't get into much.

But that's ok. It's your show. You can play what you want. You don't have to worry about my feelings. I'll deal with it. 

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on December 2, 2013 at 9:40am

I think I've heard this one before, but I'm not positive.  Either way, I enjoyed it.

But I'm not at all a fan of the song My Sweet Lord.  It is way irritating to me.  And to me it does sound like He's So Fine.  

This Song was funny/cool.  I thought it sounded like a possible theme song for SNL.

Sue Me Sue You World was okay.  But the Golden Pell is awarded to:  Not Guilty.  I like that one.  He should have used it with the Beatles.

Nice show Mike.

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