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Post 1

retorical

Hello Alfredo
Just to say Hello and with your permission I'll add you to my "List of Friends". You seem to be a bit of a Beatles aficianado, and I've got plenty to say about those guys (even the dead ones). Dead Beatles. What a sad world, although looking back, George Harrison seemed to personify an unusual bitterness towards the outside world, perhaps more than the largely misunderstood and warmer-hearted Lennon...
Talk soon I hope
retoricalsmiley - laugh


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Post 2

Alfredo



Well, I just saw yesterday at (Dutch)T.V. the BBC Channel Four production; "the Jukebox of John Lennon".
He really appeared to have one, full of singles from the fiftees and early sixtees; blues,soul,country,folk, etc.

So they interviewed the singers and producers of those singles and because of that we saw Donovan, Loving Spoonfull, Sting, etc. etc.
In the meantime they let us listen to comments of lennon himself in the seventees about these singles.

Was really moving.
Lennon was honest enough to say; "well, I could not read music, so I listened to music lines of others and mixed them in my own Beatles-songs. That's how I created them."
And then we heard the intro of "I feel fine" and other songs.

It all gave real insight in his musical background and own creativity.

Very nice to experience.


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Post 3

Alfredo

P.S. I always get a bit nervous, when I'm at someones friends-list,
so I'll try to forget that.


Greatings from Amsterdam smiley - orangebutterfly


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Post 4

retorical

The amazing thing is that Lennon was famously lacking in musical education yet managed to carve his work in such an imaginative and musically sophisticated (or primitive/primal) way, and had a brilliant voice, not something people seem to notice too much: tough and leathery or soft and ethereal and brilliant in harmony, always taking the low end of the 3 in the Beatles harmonies. I was slightly "underwhelmed" by the Jukebox programme, not the songs so much. You have probably heard the "Anthology" from a few years back - check out "Because" from the third one.No worries about "Friends Lists" (??) - I'm just new to this h2g2 business and don't seem to have any responses to my "discussions" etc, so a bit disillusioned, or am I missing something?

smiley - biggrin


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Post 5

Alfredo



Well, responses to personal Journals may take a while, say six months.
It also depends on how active you anticipate at the very few talking points, which I hardly do.

H2G2 is more and less ,like a city full of walls where everybody can hang his own "newspapers" for others to read, and vice versa.


And 'Because" is one of my favourite Beatles-song, although I never heard the Anthology one.

I missed the intro of "John Lennon's music box".
Was it his own music box with all these singles from the 50ths/60ths?


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