Why Another Beatle Band? Part XI: The Word Is...
Here's a wonderful Donald Olson photo of the band:
The Beatles wrote a lot of songs where the direct focus of the lyric was the word love. "The Word", "All You Need Is Love". Not relationship love, necessarily, but unconditional love. "The End", the final segment of their beautiful "Golden Slumbers" medley, speaks so eloquently, nothing more needs to be said:
"And in The End,
The love you take,
Is equal to the love...
Thank you, everyone!
Jerry, Tilly, Chad, Al, Rusty and Gary: Fab 6
The near-mystical effect the Beatles have had on the lives of musicians and public alike. The most common ground shared experience in the history of popular culture.
Why Another Beatle Band? Part IX: Rusty Jones
The thing about Al is, he’s kind of a quiet guy, a man of few words, non-lugubrious, as it were, lacking in loquacious. Non-verbose. Does not pontificate, criticize, correct. A low key dude, a…well, you get the idea. When I asked him for his bio, here’s what he gave me...
“Played with the Del Counts , White Sidewalls, Dancer, and the Miller Brothers. My brothers were Guitar players, So the need to play was strong, so when everyone else was outside playin’, I was in my room practicing.”
I didn’t know Al from Adam when I came into Stray Voltage a couple of years ago, but I had certainly been aware of the great talent he’s played with over the years. And he has a nephew, Brant Miller, whom I directed in the last two runs of Buddy Holly at History Theater in St Paul (he’s quite a talent as well, did a bang up job as The Big Bopper).
Why Another Beatle Band? Part VII: Chad Magnuson
Why Another Beatle Band? Part VI: Curtiss A
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George Martin (hmmm. I'm just sayin')
Why Another Beatle Band? Part II: Because 06/04/16