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The Beatles' final performance in Seattle,Washington was given late August 1966.
At this time, Mr. Wally Funk was the publisher of the Whidbey Island Newspaper.
As such, he was given press credentials to allow him into The Beatles' press conference room.
Therefore, every photo presented in this web site was created
-- and thus copyrighted - by Mr. Wally Funk.
(When he learned many years ago that this site owner was a Beatles Fan,
he graciously gave me many prints of the photos he took that day.
Originally posted by Getsmart
Also, I venture to suggest that all of the individuals present on the cover of that album may have been participants in the Tavistock MK-Ultra mind control mass manipulation operated through puppet politician actors, film stars, etc. and it is no coincidence that Aleister Crowley is present. Sorry if I burst anyone's bubble, but the cultural control of populations by means of fabricated and coached celebrities is an operation which predates the twentieth century.
..."More time was spent on 'Strawberry Fields Forever' than any other Beatles song," says Emerick. "[B]It was, I believe, the first time a Beatles song had been re-recorded in its entirety[/B]."
But even with the revised version in the can, Lennon still wasn't satisfied.... Emerick recalls how Lennon casually told his recording team that he wanted the two versions joined together...
Martin patiently explained that it simply wasn't possible: they had been played in different keys, at different tempos and the arrangements were radically different... Today, a computer can easily alter pitch and tempo. In 1966, all Emerick had at his disposal was a pair of editing scissors, two tape machines, and a varispeed control to modify the pace of the recording...
As December drew to a close, the final master of the song was made. They worked late into the evening, as Emerick, Lennon and McCartney skilfully edited the tapes together... Emerick discovered that by speeding up the playback of the first take and slowing down that of the second, he could match them in both pitch and tempo. The join was made exactly one minute in. "George [Martin] and I decided to allow the second half to play all the way through at the slower speed," says Emerick. "Doing so gave John's voice a smoky, thick quality that complemented the psychedelic lyric and swirling instrumentation." ...
"'Strawberry Fields Forever': The making of a masterpiece," 29 November 2006, The Independent.
It has just been reported this morning on CBeatleSFM that "Paul McCartney" taking a cue from "Ringo" will no longer sign autographs. Perhaps Faul does not want us comparing his John Hancock to that of the late, great James Paul McCartney. In Jessica Ventura's new book he mentions McGill University in Toronto where MK ULTRA was researched and developed. Faul with his Ontario Provincial Police Pepper badge quit the police department and got hims-elf a steady job writing "Rocky Racoon" on right-handed guitar in India with his tutor, fellow Scott Donovan P. Lietch. That song contains the lyric: "Her name was Magill but she called hers-elf Lil though everyone knew her as Nancy."
Some historians have asserted that creating a "Manchurian Candidate" subject through "mind control" techniques was a goal of MKULTRA and related CIA projects. Alfred McCoy has claimed that the CIA attempted to focus media attention on these sorts of "ridiculous" programs, so that the public wouldn't look at the primary goal of the research, which was developing effective methods of torture and interrogation. Such authors cite as one example, the fact that the CIA's KUBARK interrogation manual refers to "studies at [B]McGill University[/B]", and that most of the techniques recommended in KUBARK are exactly those that Cameron used on his test subjects (sensory deprivation, drugs, isolation, etc). ...
The experiments were exported to Canada when the CIA recruited Scottish psychiatrist Donald Ewen Cameron, creator of the "psychic driving" concept, which the CIA found particularly interesting. Cameron had been hoping to correct schizophrenia by erasing existing memories and reprogramming the psyche. He commuted from Albany, New York to Montreal every week to work at the Allan Memorial Institute of [B]McGill[/B] University and was paid $69,000 from 1957 to 1964 to carry out MKULTRA experiments there. In addition to '___', Cameron also experimented with various paralytic drugs as well as electroconvulsive therapy at thirty to forty times the normal power. His "driving" experiments consisted of putting subjects into drug-induced coma for weeks at a time (up to three months in one case) while playing tape loops of noise or simple repetitive statements. His experiments were typically carried out on patients who had entered the institute for minor problems such as anxiety disorders and postpartum depression, many of whom suffered permanently from his actions. His treatments resulted in victims' incontinence, amnesia, forgetting how to talk, forgetting their parents, and thinking their interrogators were their parents. His work was inspired and paralleled by the British psychiatrist William Sargant at St Thomas' Hospital, London, and Belmont Hospital, Surrey, who was also involved in the Intelligence Services and who experimented extensively on his patients without their consent, causing similar long-term damage. ...
Originally posted by someotherguy
From IAAP blog:
Ringo Starr's 1978 Television Special was based on The Prince and the Pauper and featured Ringo in a dual role as himself and a "nerd" named Ognir Rrats.
The backwards name and the plot line with a pop star being replaced by a look-a-like would raise a few eyebrows anyway, but the cameo by George Harrison makes it even more compelling. Harrison's bit is one of the funniest parts of the show. When a reporter asks George why Ringo is being chased by the police, his response is "Well, a fireman wouldn't chase you would he?" In the end, Ringo is reunited with his double and switches places just in time for his big concert.
Also Capp calls yoko 'Madame Nhu'. I copied this from wiki answers:
Her maiden name was Tran Le Xuan, and she was born into a wealthy aristocratic family in 1924. Her paternal grandfather was close to the French colonial administration, and her father was a French-educated lawyer before he married into the Vietnamese Royal House (her mother was grand-daughter of former Emperor Dong Khanh). Speaking only French, and unable to write in Vietnamese, Tran Le Xuan dropped out of school at an early age and focused her attentions on the dramatic arts and learning to play the piano. When she met Ngo Dinh Nhu, she decided to marry him against her mother's wishes, abandoning the family religion of Hinayana Bhuddism in order to embrace his own religion of Roman Catholicism. They married in 1943.
Upon Ngo Dinh Diem's appointment as Prime Minister in 1955, he launched a campaign to run as President in the elections that October. He was elected with a landslide majority, largely thanks to political intimidation of the opposition parties that was orchestrated by Tran Le Xuan. Upon Diem's accession to the Premierhip, Xuan took the title 'Madame Nhu' and officially became South Vietnam's First Lady, Diem being unmarried. She quickly became the power behind the throne, assuming a highy influential role in the politics and running of the state... (read more at wiki.answers.com...)
Good analogy. If people only knew what capp seemed to know.....