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Originally posted by TheToastmanCometh
reply to post by dave_welch
Actually, George was Hindu.
Just throwing it out there.
Originally posted by dragnik
I've read somewhere that many teams and music laboratories were behind their success, that was Soviet claim, I know nothing about that for sure ...
By the way, I had all of their albums, except Magical Mistery Tour... First LPs, later cassets, and discs... Now I have nothing of that...edit on 4-2-2013 by dragnik because: additional text
Originally posted by gort51
More Modern rubbish about the Sgt Peppers cover art work.
Many of you are too young, probably, to remember a TV show that aired in 1987 called "Sgt Peppers 20 years ago today"..
In that EVERYTHING was explained about the time, the group, the art work, songs etc.....Not sure if it is on the tube, I still have it on VHS.
A great Doco. of a great time..
Do you realise that the picture on the Sgt Peppers album is Real Life size.....yes, all the plants are real (no they were NOT maryJs) all the mannequins life size.....AND they had to get permission from every celebrity featured (or their estate) including Mae West.....A photo of Gandhi was suppose to be on it, but Lord/Sir Such&Such of EMI, said he didnt want to upset the Indians.....so it was left off.
No secrets on that album......of course if you play the last 5 seconds backwards (you know the backwards warble voices)....it apparently sounds like..."Will Paul come back as Superman", and that was talked about in the late 60s......
There ya go fans.....
Originally posted by intrptr
So with all due respect, you can have all that conspiracy stuff, I'll take the music.
Case in point. Before Moog synthesizers and electronic music effects, there was only a simple reverb and tremolo. The instruments and the skill to play them were all. In this one, for the first time, an entire symphony orchestra was utilized to assist in the making of "A Day in the Life", off Sg't Peppers. The head conductor never had to direct such a piece before (if you can call it that). For them, the winding crescendo of all the instruments was obscene at first. After they were finished and he heard the tracks he considered it "brilliant" and "genius".
But if some of the theories are true (like the puzzle / symbolism thing) that would mean some of the "conspiracy stuff" is part of the music.
And that would mean that not only is it amazing, groundbreaking music, but also possibly one of the most intricate and thought-out artistic works of the 20th century!
The first drugs I ever took, I was still at art school, with the group - we all took it together - was Benzedrine from the inside of an inhaler. John Lennon, 1967 Anthology Book
This was the point of our lives when we found pills, uppers. That's the only way we could continue playing for so long. They were called Preludin, and you could buy them over the counter. We never thought we were doing anything wrong, but we'd get really wired and go on for days. So with beer and Preludin, that's how we survived
Ringo Starr Anthology Book
I spoke to the reporter beforehand, and said, 'You know what's going to happen here: I'm going to get the blame for telling everyone I take drugs. But you're the people who are going to distribute the news.' I said, 'I'll tell you. But if you've got any worries about the news having an effect on kids, then don't show it. I'll tell you the truth, but if you disseminate the whole thing to the public then it won't be my responsibility. I'm not sure I want to preach this but, seeing as you're asking - yeah, I've taken '___'.' I'd had it about four times at the stage, and I told him so. I felt it was reasonable, but it became a big news item.
Paul McCartney Anthology
Up until '___', I never realized that there was anything beyond this normal working state of consciousness. But all the pressure was such that, as Bob Dylan said, "There must be some way out of here." I think for me it was definately '___'. The first time I took it, I just blew everything away. I had such an incredible feeling of well-being , that there was a God and I could see Him in every blade a glass. It was like gaining hundreds of years experience within twelve hours. It changed me and there was no way back to what I was before. It wasn't all good, though, because it left quite a lot of questions as well.
George Harrison, 1987
Heroin. It just was not too much fun. I never injected it or anything. We sniffed a little when we were in real pain. I mean we just couldn't - people were giving us such a hard time. And I've had so much # thrown at me and especially at Yoko. People like Peter Brown in our office, he comes down and shakes my hand and doesn't even say hello to her. Now that's going on all the time. And we get in so much pain that we have to do something about it. And that's what happened to us. We took H because of what The Beatles and their pals were doing to us. And we got out of it. They didn't set down to do it, but things came out of that period. And I don't forget.
John Lennon, 1970 Lennon Remembers, Jann S Wenner
“….Nothing is Real” – John Lennon