John Lennon "Please please me, oh yeah, like I please you"...
11/01/2017 - 17:06
"Please please me, oh yeah, like I please you"
#OnThisDay, 11th January 1963, The Beatles released the Lennon penned 'Please Please Me' it was the band's first single to reach no. 1.
"He was just a beautiful fella."
Happy Birthday, Brian Epstein
born 19 Sept 1934
"There is nothing to hide. Not really I mean we certainly have things we prefer to do in private, privately. But in general what is there to hide? I mean what is the big secret? There is no big secret. The secret is there is no secret. That is mind games. It is sort of like a prediction."
#OnThisDay, September 9th 1971, John released the album 'Imagine'.
Basic tracks for Imagine were recorded at Ascot Sound Studios, the recording studio built by John & Yoko in their Ascot home, Tittenhurst Park, UK.
Strings were overdubbed, and final mixes completed at Record Plant, NYC.
Imagine was produced by John & Yoko, and Phil Spector.
Musicians on Imagine include:
George Harrison, Nicky hopkins, Klaus Voorman, Alan White, Jim Keltner, Jim Gordon, King Curtis, John Barham, Joey Molland, Tom Evans, John Tout, Ted Turner, Rod Lynton, Andy Davis, Mike Pinder, Steve Brendell and members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (dubbed 'The Flux Fiddlers').
"A lot of us are looking for fathers. Mine was physically not there. Most people’s are not there mentally and physically, like always at the office or busy with other things. So all these leaders, parking meters, are all substitute fathers, whether they be religious or political…. All this bit about electing a president! We pick our own daddy out of a dog pound of daddies. This is the daddy that looks like the daddy in the commercials. He’s got the nice grey hair and the right teeth and the parting’s on the right side. Okay? This is the daddy we choose. The dog pound of daddies, which is the political arena, gives us a president. Then we put him on a platform and start punishing him and screaming at him because daddy can’t do miracles: Daddy doesn’t heal us; we don’t feel better. So then we move the daddy out in four years and we get a new daddy."
"The idea of being a rock and roll musician sort of suited my talents and mentality."
Photo by Astrid Kircherr
"That's to Yoko and to all women, in a way you know. Because my history of relationships with women is pretty typical of a certain type of man, which I was, I suppose. Which is a very sensitive, insecure person acting out very aggressive and macho, you know? Trying to cover up the, sort of, feminine side of me, which I still have a tendency to do, but I'm learning to acknowledge it. That it's all right to be soft and allow that side of me out because that side of me is the comfortable side of me. The image I project, the thing that is not real. You know like put my boots on like you put yours on. I tend to put my cowboy boots on when I am insecure more then anything else, I am wobbling around in a little Cuban heal you know whereas now I am in my sneakers and it’s comfy."
Theodora Richards & Sean Lennon on SiriusXM The Spectrum
"That's to Yoko and to all women, in a way you know. Because my history of relationships with women is pretty typical of a certain type of man, which I was, I suppose. Which is a very sensitive, insecure person acting out very aggressive and macho, you know? Trying to cover up the, sort of, feminine side of me, which I still have a tendency to do, but I'm learning to acknowledge it. That it's all right to be soft and allow that side of me out because that side of me is the comfortable side of me. The image I project, the thing that is not real. You know like put my boots on like you put yours on. I tend to put my cowboy boots on when I am insecure more than anything else, I am wobbling around in a little Cuban heal you know whereas now I am in my sneakers and it’s comfy."
"Sounds of laughter shades of life are ringing Through my open ears inciting and inviting me"
Photo: Ethan Russell
Whatever Gets You Thru The Night features Elton John on piano and vocals!
DICK GREGORY R.I.P.
Dick Gregory: "We put emphasis on Property Rights instead of human rights. And the day that we get a move across the world going that human rights, not property rights is the number one thing that we are concerned about, then you get a different bag.
It's like, in America we tell American kids how beautiful democracy is and you got to ask yourself the question: "if democracy is so damn good, why do we got to go all over the world trying to ram it down people's throat with a gun?" And the day we make our democracy work right for the first time, that's the first day that we put the guns down because anything good, you don’t have to force on people that steal it.
You know, I was always hung up when I was a kid with my church that tell me that I couldn’t kill a man who'd broken into a house and raped my wife and daughter. But the state could kill. And the church never told the state not to do it. I feel like they was picking on me. And then you look at the scene in America where you get the electric chair. Who's leading you? The priest or the minister. Thats the last scene you get to see."
(at 18 mins 05 secs)
"Imagine all the people living life in peace..."
The video for Imagine was filmed in John & Yoko's home in Ascot.
52 years ago today...
The Beatles at Shea Stadium (now Citi Field)
John Lennon - IMAGINE
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"Once you plug in and the noise starts, you're just a group playing anywhere again and you forget that you're Beatles or what your records are; you're just singing"
#onthisday, 15 August 1965, The Beatles performed a sell-out show to the 55,000 seat Shea Stadium.
Photo: Michael Ochs/Getty
#OnThisDay August 8th 1969, Iain MacMillan photographed the Beatles for the cover of their album, Abbey Road.
#OnThisDay, 27th July 1976, after a five year battle with the US immigration authorities, John's 'green card' application was finally approved at the downtown New York offices of the US Immigration and Naturalisation Service.
"Ringo was a star in his own right in Liverpool before we even met. Ringo was a professional drummer who sang and performed and he was in one of the top groups in Britain."
Happy Birthday Ringo Starr
Peace & Love ✌❤️