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Transcript of Beatles
The Isley Brothers were a struggling, up-and-coming group, Bert gave the song to them in 1962
-peaked number 17 on the Billboard pop charts, launching a successful career Kristen, Myles, Sean, Darren "Ticket To Ride" live at the Empire Pool, Wembley for the NME Poll Winners Concert 11/4/65"Ticket to Ride" is a song by The Beatles from their 1965 album, Help! In 2004, this song was ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. Eighth British and American Single The song's meaning has been subject to a number of interpretations over the years. While ostensibly about a liberated girl choosing her own path in life, a pair of incidents in The Beatles' past may inspired the song in part.
McCartney's cousin Bett and her husband Mike Robbins owned a pub on Union Street in Ryde, on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. In the early 1960s Lennon and McCartney hitch-hiked to stay with them, and several years later the journey inspired a pun on the phrase 'ticket to Ryde' in the song.
'I remember talking about Ryde but it was John's thing."
Paul McCartney “’Ticket To Ride’ was probably one of our hardest singles for others to get used to, because of the strange lines,” stated George Harrison shortly after its release.
“It’s not that unusual though, I mean it’s still us,” said John Lennon around the same time. “It’s no more unusual than we are. Does that make it unusual? We are quite pleased with the record.” Comprising the standard ‘verse/ verse/ bridge/ verse’ format with an added bridge and verse at the end (making it an aababa structure) Inspiration Paul McCartney was sitting at a bus shelter waiting for John Lennon to meet him on Penny Lane, a street near their houses. While sitting there Paul jotted down the things he saw, including a barber's shop with pictures of its clients and a nurse selling poppies for Remembrance Day (November 11th or the day World War 1 officially ended). PENNY LANE from the Beatles in February 1967 written from Paul McCartney and John Lennon
Produced by George Martin and Abbey Rode Studios "A lot of our formative years were spent walking around those places. Penny Lane was the depot I had to change buses at to get from my house to John's and to a lot of my friends. It was a big bus terminal which we all knew very well. I sang in the choir at St Barnabas Church opposite."-Paul McCartney Song Structure:
Aaaba which consists of verse/
verse/ bridge/ verse Song History The song “There’s a Place” was written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. They got the idea to make the song from Leonard Bernstein’s musical “ West Side Story”. The song was recorded at EMI studios and was the first song recorded in their first album in 1963. On January 6th, 1964 the song was released in America. A Hard Day's Night Song Structure:
Aaba which is the verse/ verse/
bridge/ verse formula Song History The song “ A Hard Day’s Night” was created when John Lennon and Richard Starkey.
Starkey was known for using phrases that were grammatically incorrect and described a his nights that involves a lot of work as
"hard day's night". The phrase went on to become a title of one of The Beatle's movies and the song was released in America in June 26, 1964. In that same year the song went on to win a grammy for best performance by a vocal group. More song History The phrase was used in one of John Lennon's poems in his book
" In His Own Write" Yellow Submarine Song Structure:
Aababaabb which is verse/
verse/ chorus/ verse/ verse/
chorus/ chorus. Song History The song “ Yellow Submarine” was created by Paul McCartney when he was thinking of a children’s song to write. He said “I remember thinking that a children’s song would be quite a good idea and I thought of images, and the color yellow came to me, and a submarine came to me, and I thought, ‘Well, that’s kind of nice, like a toy, very childish yellow submarine,’”. And he also says “I quite like children’s things; I like children’s minds and imagination. The song
was rated #1 in Cashbox and record world. AABA style - verse/verse/bridge/verse
Identical to the Isley Brothers hit
pop/R&B performance w/ a touch of Latin influence Recording History George Martin (producer) purposely had the song recorded last so that Lennon’s voice will have a linen-ripping sound
Lennon sucked on a couple of Zubes (cough drops) and gargled some milk
With Lennon’s throat condition, they had to get it right the first time
The first take of the song is what we hear today
No overdubs Roll Over Beethoven Song Style:
12-bar blues pattern
starts off w/ a Chuck Berry introductory guitar spot Songwriting history:
“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.’ “ - John Lennon
A large pioneer for rock and roll
Chuck Berry’s Roll Over Beethoven broke into the pop charts in 1956, reaching number 29The song was listed #97 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “5000 Greatest Songs of All Time.”Originally sung by Chuck Berry
Berry’s inspiration for the song came from his sister- she always wanted to play classical music on the piano and he wanted to play popular music Recording History
- This album focused primarily on cover material
- Very long process
- morning and evening session
- It took five takes to perfect the song
- The Beatles did two takes of overdubbing
- Oct. 29, 1963, the same EMI staff said that The Beatles mix an entirely new album for stereo Work Cited http://www.beatlesebooks.com/roll-over-beethoven http://www.beatlesebooks.com/twist-and-shout https://www.youtube.com (twist and shout) https://www.youtube.com (roll over beethoven Eleanor Rigby Eleanor Rigby came out in 1966 and debuted on the Beatles Revolver album.
Song structure: abbcbbcabbc This song Eleanor Rigby marked the Beatles studio shift from a pop oriented sound, to a more experimental studio sound.
The song matter the Beatles dealt with also shifted in this time period. The lyrics in this song are concerned with the fates of the elderly. Song History Happiness Is a Warm Gun Released in 1968, for the Beatles White Album
Song structure: ABA Song History This song is one of the few examples of the Beatles utilizing frequent time shifts, or polyrhythm. What is the happiness in a warm gun? Many people have asked Lennon to explain what he meant by that, and there are two possible explanations. The first is that it is a reference to Yoko Ono. Also at this time, Lennon was using heroin so the warm gun could also be a reference to a loaded syringe. Helter Skelter Also released in 1968 for the Beatles White album, this song laid the ground work for all heavy metal to come.
Song Structure: ABABAB Song History The Beatles goal in making the White Album was to create a sound "as loud and dirty as possible", and this song showcased that.
The term Helter Skelter means "in disorderly haste or confusion", but in this sense it represents the journey from rising from the bottom, and falling from the top.
As an interesting side note, if listening to the right recording of this song Ringo can be heard throwing his drum sticks across the studio and screaming "I got blisters on me fingers!" I Want You (She's So Heavy) Released in 1969 for the Abbey Road album, this is one of the last songs the Beatles mixed together. Song History This song is interesting for the Beatles for two reasons, for starters the song is almost 8 minutes long. Secondly it has very few lyrics at all.
This song also has a surprise ending, just as the guitars drums and background noise peak at a climax towards the end, the song cuts to silence. This was intentional, and also the end to the first side of the record. http://www.beatlesebooks.com/theres-a-place More Works Cited http://www.beatlesebooks.com/hard-days-night www.youtube.com/wath?v=cldLAcicl14 http://www.beatlesebooks.com/yellow-submarine www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrs5DjHNUOE www.youtube.com/watch?v-G4IGxEWn3c