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Dick Cavett: John Lennon Introduces Imagine, 1971

John Lennon and Yoko Ono two visit The Dick Cavett Show September 11, 1971.

The show is notable as the first American television interview John gave after the breakup of The Beatles. So comfortable were the Lennons that after the show was over they continued talking with Cavett.

John Lennon premieres the Imagine video.

RT ~60 minutes.


Kids React to The Beatles

Videos Featured in this Episode:
We featured the songs "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" from the Ed Sullivan Show,
"I Am the Walrus" and a performance of "Hey Jude"


The Beatles: Baby You're a Rich Man

Most of the scenes in this clip are from when the group decided to buy a Greek island.

"Baby, You're a Rich Man" is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and recorded by The Beatles on 11 May 1967 at Olympic Sound Studios. This was the first song by the band recorded and mixed completely outside Abbey Road Studios. The song was recorded during sessions for the Magical Mystery Tour EP, but was intended for the Yellow Submarine soundtrack. That plan changed when it was used as the B-side of the "All You Need Is Love" single.

Two song fragments were combined to create "Baby, You're a Rich Man". The verses from "One of the Beautiful People" by John Lennon were combined with Paul McCartney's previously unaccompanied "Baby, you're a rich man..." chorus. Two songs were combined in a similar fashion to make "A Day in the Life". The song featured an unusual oboe-like sound, which was created with a clavioline, an early forerunner of the synthesiser.


The Beatles - Dream Baby - Live

The Beatles - Dream Baby by Roy Orbison live in 1962

Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) - Cindy Walker, originally recorded and released by Roy Orbison

Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar

John Lennon - backing vocal, rhythm guitar

George Harrison - backing vocal, lead guitar

Ringo Starr - drums

As "In Dreams" was released in April 1963, Orbison was asked to replace guitarist Duane Eddy on a tour of the UK in top billing, with The Beatles, whose popularity was on the rise. When he arrived in England, however, he saw the amount of advertising devoted to the quartet and realized he was no longer the main draw. He had never heard of them and, annoyed, asked hypothetically, "What's a Beatle anyway?" to which John Lennon replied after tapping his shoulder, "I am."On opening night, Orbison opted to go onstage first although he was the more established act. Known for having raucous shows expressing an extraordinary amount of energy, Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr stood dumbfounded backstage as Orbison performed completely still and simply sang through fourteen encores. Finally, when the audience began chanting "We want Roy!" again, Lennon and McCartney prevented Orbison from going on again by physically holding him back. Starr later said, "In Glasgow, we were all backstage listening to the tremendous applause he was getting. He was just standing there, not moving or anything." Through the tour, however, both acts quickly learned to get along, a process made easier by the fact that the Beatles admired his work. Orbison felt a kinship with Lennon, but it was Harrison with whom he would later form a strong friendship. The moniker of "The Big O" would eventually follow him back to the States, where it became an unofficial nickname for Orbison.


I Want You: The Beatles Bluesy Cover

"I Want You" (She's So Heavy) has been one of my favorite Beatles records for as long as I can remember, and I'm so glad I have the opportunity to share my take on it with you guys. A special thanks to Derik Nelson and Jay Lee who both had a hand in making this video posssible. To all of my subscribers, I can't thank you enough for your continued love and support. I hope you guys enjoy and stay tune for more from my channel!

Much love,

A

Derik Nelson: Audio Recording, Mixing & Production

(http://www.deriknelson.com)

Jay Lee: Cinematography


The Music Of Lennon & McCartney, 1965

December 16, 1965

The UK regional broadcaster Granada screened a special programme, The Music Of Lennon & McCartney, on this evening. It was shown across the rest of the United Kingdom the following day.


Golden Teardrops

Golden Teardrops is The Beatles' "Golden Slumber" + Massive Attack's "Teardrop" mashed up by Wax Audio.


A Day in the Life of Green Acres

A perennial favorite of the Dr. Demento Show by Damascas and Barnes and Barnes. Eb slips Mr. Douglas some brown acid and this is the shocking result. Tune in, turn on, and drop out, dahling. Enjoy!