THE MOVEMENT YOU NEED IS ON YOUR SHOULDER.

COMING ACROSS THE BEATLES WAS AN UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE, WHOLEHEARTEDLY, THE MUSIC ,THE BEGINNINGS ,THE HISTORY,THE BEATLES STILL HAVE A MYSTICAL HOLD OVER NOT ONLY ME AND THE FANS AND THE FREAKS BUT ACROSS THE MUSICAL SPECTRUM.AS A GROUP OF MUSICIANS THEY PUSHED THE BOUNDARIES TO THE LIMIT SOMETIMES SHOCKING AND SOMETIMES SURPRISING THE SQUARES AND THE SENSORS WHO WERE OPPOSED TO THIS MUSIC REVOLUTION THAT WAS CONSUMING THE WORLD THROUGH BEATLEMANIA AS WE NOW KNOW IT.SNEAKING PAST THE SENSORS WAS SURELY THE FAB FOURS FAVORITE PASTIME,GIVING SIMPLE EXPLANATIONS FOR VEILED DRUGS REFERENCES THROUGH THEIR MUSIC,LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THEIR CREATIVE GENIUS, FIRING ON ALL FAB FOUR CYLINDERS THE WORLD WAS THEIRS FOR THE TAKING,NO QUESTION. EVEN SIMPLE THINGS LIKE THE BACKING VOCALS ON GIRL,JUST USING TIT,TIT,TIT,WHILE THE HISS OF INDRAWN BREATH ON THE CHORUS IS SO GROSSLY LASCIVIOUS THAT ITS IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO PICTURE LENNON LAUGHING OFF-MIKE.ALTHOUGH SONGS LIKE GIRL AND LUCY IN THE SKY DID SNEAK THROUGH PAST THE OLD GUARD,SOME SONGS DIDN’T QUITE MAKE IT SUCH SONGS AS A DAY IN THE LIFE,BANNED BY THE BBC FOR ITS SUPPOSED DRUG REFERENCES SUCH AS “ID LOVE TO TURN YOU ON” AND THE LINE “FOUND MY WAY UPSTAIRS AND HAD A SMOKE/AND SOMEBODY SPOKE AND I WENT INTO A DREAM”;A BBC SPOKESMAN SAID AT THE TIME”WE HAVE LISTENED TO THIS SONG OVER AND OVER AGAIN;AND WE HAVE DECIDED THAT IT APPEARS TO GO A LITTLE TOO FAR,AND COULD ENCOURAGE A PERMISSIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS DRUG TAKING”.
JOHN LENNON ONCE SAID THE GREATEST SONG PAUL MACARTNEY EVER WROTE WAS HEY JUDE,AND ITS THAT SONG THAT I REFER TO AS ONE OF THE GREATEST COUP THE BEATLES EVER PULLED OFF,AND ITS HEARD EVEN TO THIS DAY WHEN HEY JUDE APPEARS ON THE RADIO OR ANY PLAY LIST.
THE WRITER IAN MAcCORMICK WHO WROTE UNDER THE PSEUDONYM IAN MACDONALD WAS A BRITISH MUSIC CRITIC AND AUTHOR,BEST KNOWN FOR HIS DETAILED HISTORY OF THE BEATLES WROTE ABOUT THIS IN HIS 1994 BOOK REVOLUTION IN THE HEAD,(A MUST READ FOR ANY FOLLOWER OF BEATLES MUSIC.)AS THE CURSE OVER A FLUFFED BACKING VOCAL AT 2:58.THIS REFERENCE IS TO JOHN LENNON WHO EITHER MISSED A CHORD OR A LINE IN THE SONG AND CAN BE QUITE CLEARLY HEARD IN THE BACKGROUND SWEARING AND BECAUSE THIS WAS THE ONLY RECORDING OF HEY JUDE THAT WAS PUT TO PRINT IT WAS LEFT ON THE ORIGINAL AND SLIPPED BY EVERYONE.SO TO THIS DAY HEY JUDE IS THE ONLY SONG TO GO TO THE TOP OF THE BRITISH CHARTS WITH AN AUDIBLE SWEAR WORD ON THE RECORDING.

The Beatles – Hey Jude

REVOLUTION IN THE HEAD-IAN MACDONALD 1948-2003

A SOUL WITH NO FOOTPRINT.


I stumbled across this singer/songwriter five years ago,whilst tuning in one night to radio 2.Nick Drake is one of this countries musical hidden treasures.In his lifetime Nick only recorded three albums,Five Leaves Left,Bryter Layter and Pink Moon respectively.His life was cut short at the young age of 26 in 1974.Nick Drake has been frequently cited by artists including Kate Bush, Paul Weller and The Black Crowes.Nicks songs along with his lyrics are like hazy summers evenings in a quiet part England, they have the ability to take you wherever you want to go.
Nick Drake northern sky vocals and guitar.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE DOCUMENTARY-A SKIN TOO FEW. CHRONICLING THE LIFE OF NICK DRAKE.





” During the early Eighties, I drifted away from the music scene. When I returned, I was surprised to find that Nick Drake was becoming famous.”-Ian Macdonald.

Album: Five Leaves Left Released: September 1, 1969 Label: Island Records

THIS IS MY TRIBUTE TO LATE GREAT NICK DRAKE.