November 19, 2016
“Saturday’s child works hard for it’s living…”
This blog is supposed to be based on miracles, a hundred million of which do occur each and every day on this earth, all thanks be to Almighty God, our Creator, who literally owns this entire universe, both inside and out. I only wish I could explain the miracles associated with the subject[s] of most of my blog entries, but as someone cutely said one time, “If I told you, I’d have to kill you.” HA! Kidding, of course, but there are several reasons why I can’t explain it all, and tie everything together with a pretty bow on top, but trust me, some day you’ll understand it all, believe me. Until then, I can only continue posting entries that I enjoy, hoping that someone out there in Computerville, might also enjoy some of them, too.
A song written by Paul McCartney, and contributed to by John Lennon. I love it, but they could never make it work for them. They tried multiple times to record it but even though it’s a wonderful song, it seemed to be more suited to someone else’s vocal range. Here is one attempt by the Beatles to record it:
This video contains the last 4 takes the Beatles did on this song [the takes they recorded back in 1965, and that were placed on this video]–it’s heartbreaking to me to realize they couldn’t include this song on their “Help!” album! On key, off key, I love listening to Paul:
So, they gave it to this guy, named P.J. Proby. His version is interesting alright. I wish it was Paul singing it, but Proby does pretty fair justice to it:
However, here is Proby guest appearing on a teen dance tv show back in 1965, called “Hollywood A Go-Go”. He’s dramatic, I’ll say that for him, but he’s kinda darling, in spite of it all:
In this next video, towards the end, John once again tries to explain what he said about the Beatles being “more popular than Jesus”–the poor man must have tried a dozen or more times to make it clear that what he said was not insulting to the Lord, but was what he saw happening, especially in Britain, which he tried to tell everyone over and over again. But, of course, no one wanted to hear it, as you’ll see in the video clip of the presser they did at a hotel on Chicago. Everyone wanted something to complain about, and unfortunately, John’s remarks on this subject gave them just what they were looking for–the same way the dishonestly gossipy Mainstream press does today. They aren’t in to the truth, or in giving anyone a fair chance, if they think they smell blood-in-the-water, and that’s what they smelled as soon as John opened his mouth and said what he did!
Burning Beatles albums to show public displeasure over what he said is not just childish, it’s downright ridiculous! The same thing happened to the Bee Gees, only it wasn’t what one of the Gibb brothers said that brought it on. Oh, no–it was the sheer magnitude of their popularity that caused those album burnings! They had ‘too many’ #1 hits at the same time, so what else should the public do but burn their records in protest?
A video treat for Beatles fans, of the group:
Look! The movie made about the Fab 4!
No matter how hard actors might try, no one could ever duplicate the real Beatles–interesting account, though. As is said, you can definitely learn a lot even from fiction.
“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” ~Thomas Jefferson~
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