Archive for April, 2011

EARLY GLAMOUR BARB’S:

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

PAUL AND A FURRY MOUND:

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

AHH, GOOD TIMES, RARE PHOTO OF MISS TAMMY SKYLARKING WITH THE FABS, AND A MORE THAN WILLING POOL ATTENDANT, WHEN I WORKED ON THE ROAD WITH THEM AS WARDROBE MISTRESS, THANKFULLY BETWEEN THE GAFFER TAPE, AND COLD WATER, NONE OF MY SECRETS WERE GIVEN AWAY AT THE POOL:

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

MY KINGDOM FOR THOSE BOOTS, ACTUALLY THE HOT PANTS TOO!:

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HARI ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK:

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BOOTY:

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OLE’!!:

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THE LOOK OF HAPPINESS:

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FLOWERS IN THE BOTTLE:

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CATHY MCGOWAN?:

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THE YEAR OF HARI:

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Sooooo excited, it seem’s Martin Scorsese’s film biography on Hari ‘Living in the material world’ will be released in the last third of this year, along with a huge photo book by Olivia, may i make a plea for deaf ears, PLEASE Olivia, make this book a trade edition available and affordable to all fans, and not just a top coin Genesis edition, this deserves to be seen by all George fans, you can read more over at my buddy, friend and Pal’s ‘Wog Blog’.

KINFAUNS POSE:

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1963 COOLNESS:

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ALL ABOARD:

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66 LIVE:

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DENIM SHIRT:

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SHAMELESS PLUGGING FAMILY:

Monday, April 18th, 2011

I don’t normally step outside the realms of Beatles on here, but in the spirit of the Beatles, i’m giving my nephew a plug, for his band and music, it’s hip hop .. so keep your ears open and your prejudice in your purse, this is a really lovely song.

http://www.triplejunearthed.com/DlinkWnt

Greg xoxo

MEETING THE LENNONS:

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

November 197(8?). Freezing cold, doorman tips me off “Joe, he’s on his way down”. I’m over on 39th. Sped over to Dakota. No one on the street! Huge snow drifts. Double park the car still running. John walks out of entrance towards me smiling with cigarette. Slips on ice! I help him up, we laugh. I am rambling on like a nervous Ralph Kramden, but he’s cool and we’re making small talk about music & living in NY. I ask him where he’s going. He says “some party, I don’t even really want to go”. Limo pulls up. I say “What are ‘ya crazy, I’ll drive you”. He cracks up again. Too nervous to remember to ask him for an autograph. I take one shot of him quick waving before the smile. Damn! I had about 5 minutes with the man. He was so NY friendly. I’ll never forget that meet. He was murdered right where we were standing. I still can’t believe it. Two years later I wrote a song about it. It’s posted. Man, do I miss his genius. I love that guy.

Ran into Yoko on Central Park West. First thing I immediately remember thinking was “Wow, Yoko’s somewhat of a babe!” She was very sweet & signed an autograph for me.

Had lunch with Julian & his bodyguard (This would probably be Nishi) on 72nd. Nice kid. Polite. Surprised that his Japanese bodyguard was only a little taller than him. I asked him where he was headed after lunch. He said “To see a guy play my dad in the Beatlemania show”.

With thanks to Joe Sombrotto for the photo’s, and his memories (Joe had the photo of John dated 1980, but it must have been a mistake, as John looked different than this photo in November 1980, you can date it by John’s glasses, the wire frames had long since gone by 1980)

DOES PAUL LOOK WORRIED?:

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BACK TO THE EGG:

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DRAKES DRUM:

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DIFFERENT FRAME SANS DAVID GEFFEN:

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SCARF:

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GERMANY 1966:

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HIDDEN GEMS:

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Recently NME magazine published a special issue where they collected all the past reviews, and interviews, with and of the solo fabs. I was amazed at how uninformed almost ALL of the reviews were, the reviewers really must’nt have had a musical ear between them. In the magazine they did attempt to list ten solo gems of songs, as usual they pretty much stuck with the standard fair. This got me thinking about a top ten of ‘hidden’ solo gems, songs that have flown under most peoples radar, or songs that really should be held in higher esteem by fans and critics alike, so here i go with ‘my’ ten hidden solo gems in no particular order ..

1) ‘Your love is forever’ (George) Not only Georges most beautiful song (in my opinion) but one of the most beautiful songs ever, by ANYONE.

2) ‘I know, I know’ (John) Many fans believe this was written by John to Paul, as a way to extend the hand of friendship after the bitter breakup of the Fabs, i like to think this is true, it seems to written to Paul, and John does name check a couple of Pauls song titles in the lyrics, i’m wracking my brain to remember if i’ve read John mention this. I have a feeling the last verse could be written to Yoko.

3) ‘A love for you’ (Paul) This was an outtake from the Ram sessions, until it was released last year as part of a soundtrack album (what WAS that movie?) .. Paul took the tapes into the studio, added some guitar, a bit of remixing, and a harmony vocal and BINGO, instant Macca classic, everytime i listen to this song i crank it up and hit the repeat button.

4) ‘I owe it all to you’ (Paul) One of my favorite ever songs, it was on the ‘Off the ground’ album, pity this was never included in Pauls set list on the ‘New world tour’ .. altho i DO have a fantastic, warm, memory of standing outside of Subiaco oval in March 1993, and listening to this song being rehursed by Paul .. it was a truely awesome moment

5) ‘Nobody told me’ (John) I know this was a single, but the version released on the ‘Lennon anthology’ cd set totally rocks, i can only dream how cool this would have sounded in concert.

6) ‘Deep blue’ (George) Hidden away on a ‘B’ side, this is just a beatiful song, accoustic guitar, and brushes. This was written while his mum was very ill.

7) ‘King of broken hearts’ (Ringo) fantastic production, soulful vocal from Ringo, and Georges amazing slide guitar playing .. what else do you want!?

8 ) ‘Move over Ms L’ (John) The version of this song that appears on the ‘Lennon anthology’ box set is a really rollicking fun song, the original version that appears as the ‘B’ side to ‘Stand by me’ is almost unlistenable, so pull out the Anthology version, turn it up, and have a wiggle around your lounge whilst listening.

9) ‘Warm and Beautiful’ (Paul) This is is another of those solo songs of Pauls, that if they had appeared on The Beatles ‘White album’ it would be known as a classic, but because it was on a solo album, it dosnt get a fraction of the accolades it deserves.

10) ‘Cryin’ (Ringo) Ahhhhh, a real favorite of mine. This song appeared on Ringo’s very underated album ‘Ringo’s Rotogravure’. This is one of very few ‘real’ Ringo solo songs, by that i mean he is the sole composer. I’m pretty sure this was written about his break up with Maureen, it features lovely heartfelt vocals. I really adore this song.

So there’s my list of ten songs i think should be heard more often, if you get the chance, dig the songs out, have a listen and let me know if any win you over.

A FINGER JUST BEGGING TO BE PULLED:

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TOO MUCH COOL FOR ONE PHOTO:

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MAGICAL MYSTERY PAUL:

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MACCA’S:

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SNOOKEROO:

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C#M:

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RINGO’S LOUNGROOM (WITH PEERING PENGUINS) 1972:

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OH MAMA:

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SNAP:

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GLASSES:

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JUST JOHN:

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10+ ON THE CUTEOMETER:

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LE FUNKY PERIOD:

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COLD TURKEY:

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69:

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