The Fest For Beatles Fans
It IS amazing, isn't it? (I had the good fortune to listen to the entire CD package a couple of weeks ago and it truly is outstanding!) Great sound and finally a chance to peek behind the curtain as this landmark album was being created - interesting to me, too, that deep down they always seemed to know exactly what they wanted ... but almost had to hear it played back themselves in order to get that extra push in the right direction ... especially with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight knowing how it all turned out in the end. A VERY fitting tribute to the 50th Anniversary.
I don't know if you've been following our 1967 calendar at all or not but we are literally recreating 1967 exactly as it happened, day by day, with daily calendar posts of what happened exactly fifty years ago. Obviously, Sgt. Pepper was a HUGE part of 1967 ... and it's right around the corner. (The LP is finished at this point - they've already had private listening parties much like what you attended for their closest friends and critics - and, incredibly, were already hard at work on their next project, "Magical Mystery Tour"!) I think you would enjoy our daily coverage so I've provided a link below (please share if you like what you see) as well as one to all the "extras" we've posted due to the high volume of comments and memories we're receiving. (kk)
More Pepper "bonus" material coming soon ... stay tuned ... the 50th Anniversary is right around the corner! Be sure to check the daily calendar so you don't miss a thing! http://forgottenhits60s.blogspot.com/
And check this out ... a Sirius / XM All-Beatles Channel is coming just in time to celebrate the Sgt. Pepper Anniversary!!!
Come Together for the Revolution, and Help! us make music history.
The Beatles’ first-ever official radio channel — The Beatles Channel — is coming exclusively to SiriusXM on May 18 at 9:09 am ET on Channel 18.
Celebrating popular music’s most legendary and influential band, The Beatles Channel has been created by SiriusXM to present unique and exclusive programming in collaboration with and fully authorized by The Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. The Beatles Channel will also be available online and through the SiriusXM app.
The Beatles Channel will showcase all-things-Beatles with regular and special programming spanning the history-making careers of the band and its members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The channel will explore The Beatles’ entire career including their hits and deeper tracks, live recordings, rarities, and solo albums, while also spotlighting musicians who have inspired, and have drawn inspiration from, The Beatles.
Breakfast with The Beatles
A Day in the Life
My Fab Four
A Dedicated Phone Number
The Fab Fourum
Peter Asher: From Me To You
Magical Mini Concert
Northern Songs with Bill Flanagan
Get Back: The Beatles in Britain
Check out the MESSAGE songs of May, 1967, and beyond.
WOMT in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, played up their local Robbs hit as a TSW as well!
It's got that same message feel of the Five Americans Top 10 hit "Western Union" as well as the summer of '67 Brian Hyland great song, "Get The Message." When messages come like these, they are great ones! Check out the Ides of March getting some love as a premiere of "My Foolish Pride" as well!
And since the King B Ron Britain sang for us in your last 1967 Bonus edition, how about a pic of Ron with the Robbs at the 'CFL studios?
It looks to me as if the Fifth Estate's "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead" must have gotten recorded in March or VERY early April of 1967, as the first trade magazine comments come from the 4-22 issues.
Of course, Furvis' band was beaten to the top 10 by 28 years, judging by this 11-11-1939 Billboard top 10.
The latest edition of Randy on the Radio streams this Wednesday (May 10) at 8 p.m. ET on Top Shelf Oldies.
As usual, I will include a double play of songs that debuted on the SuperCharts Top 100 this week in 1967. This week's songs are by different groups but were written by the same songwriting team. (Any guesses?)
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- Randy Price