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Beach Music

Have you ever heard of the domino effect, where you hit one domino to another, they all fall down, well it happened with Elvis Presley’s movies. In Elvis Presley’s movies, he come to town and all the girls would run after him, except for the leading lady. At first she doesn’t like him, for all he does is have dates with all these girls and she wants him for herself. In the movie he tries to win her, but she refused him, until he does something wonderful, then she wants him and then leaves after falling in love with him. In the movie, he also sings forgettable songs and if Elvis Presley wasn’t in those movies, no one would watch them.

However, in Hollywood, if it works once, then let’s try it with other singers. That’s when The Beach Blanket Bingo got started. Every well known actor, but not the great ones, started to make cameos, but the story was about Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon and singing songs that once you hear them, their already forgotten.

Two guys capitalize on beach movie and sang of surfing, beach and hot rods. Jan&Dean was making a name for themselves with hits after hits and would have continued, except Jan had a surf accident. His mind couldn’t remember the words to his songs and started to stutter. Before the accident, a new group started with the Beach Music and their names are The Beach Boys. Pet Sound is the most popular with great songs and continue from 1963-2015. They may not make albums anymore, but they’re still performing.

So Beach Music lives on and it started with Elvis Presley 33 movies, which even Elvis Presley didn’t like.

Beach Music will continue until The Beach Boys stop playing and once The Beach Boys are no more, Beach Music will end, which is a shame, for their songs were of simple times and sunshine, which is the opposite of what is playing on the radio station and CD’s of today. Wouldn’t It Be Nice to have Fun,Fun,Fun with Good Vibrations for God Only Knows if we should Dance,Dance,Dance because That’s Why God Made The Radio for us to hear good music, with The Beach Boys singing Beach Music !!!

Those Were The Days


“Those Were the Days”

Single by Mary Hopkin
B-side “Turn! Turn! Turn!”
26 August 1968 (US)
30 August 1968 (UK)
Format 7″ single
Recorded mid-July 1968
Genre Folk
Length 5:05
Label Apple
Boris Fomin Gene Raskin
Producer Paul McCartney
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Mary Hopkin singles chronology
“Those Were the Days”
(1968) “Goodbye”
“Those Were The Days”
Single by Sandie Shaw
B-side “Make It Go”
Released 1968
Genre Pop
Label Pye
Sandie Shaw singles chronology
(1968) “Those Were the Days”
(1968) “Monsieur Dupont”
“Those Were the Days” is a song credited to Gene Raskin, who put a new English lyric to the Russian romance song “Dorogoi dlinnoyu” (“Дорогой длинною”, lit. “By the long road”), composed by Boris Fomin (1900–1948) with words by the poet Konstantin Podrevsky. It deals with reminiscence upon youth and romantic idealism.

Abbey Roed

Studio album by The Beatles
Released 26 September 1969 (UK)
1 October 1969 (US)
Recorded 22 February – 20 August 1969
Studio EMI, Olympic and Trident Studios (London)
Genre Rock
Length 47:23
Label Apple
Producer George Martin
The Beatles chronology
Yellow Submarine
(1969) Abbey Road
(1969) Let It Be
The Beatles North American chronology
Yellow Submarine
(1969) Abbey Road
(1969) Hey Jude
Singles from Abbey Road
“Something” / “Come Together”
Released: 6 October 1969
Abbey Road is the 11th studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 in the United Kingdom and on 1 October 1969 in the United States. The recording sessions for the album were the last in which all four Beatles participated. Although Let It Be was the final album that the Beatles completed before the band’s dissolution in April 1970, most of the album had been recorded before the Abbey Road sessions began. A double A-side single from the album, “Something”/”Come Together”, released in October, topped the Billboard chart in the US.

Abbey Road is a rock album that incorporates genres such as blues, pop and progressive rock, and it makes prominent use of the Moog synthesizer and the Leslie speaker. Side two contains a medley of song fragments edited together to form a single piece. The album was recorded amidst a more collegial atmosphere than the Get Back/Let It Be sessions earlier in the year, but there were still frequent confrontations within the band, particularly over Paul McCartney’s song “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”, one of four tracks on which John Lennon did not perform. He had privately left the group by the time the album was released and McCartney publicly quit the following year.

Although Abbey Road was an immediate commercial success and reached number one in the UK and US, it received mixed reviews, with some critics describing its music as inauthentic and bemoaning the production’s artificial effects. Many critics now view the album as the Beatles’ best and rank it as one of the greatest albums of all time. In particular, George Harrison’s contributions, “Something” and “Here Comes the Sun”, are considered to be among the best songs he wrote for the group. The album’s cover features the four band members walking across a zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios and has become one of the most famous and imitated images in the history of recorded music. As of 2009, Abbey Road remains the Beatles’ best-selling album.

Composition and recording

Copy Cats

What The Beatles did, other groups did. In Liverpool, when The Beatles got a manager, every band in Liverpool had a manager. When The Beatles had a recording contract, so did everyone else. When The Beatles went to The USA, UK bands came to The USA. When Mick Jagger and Keith Richards saw John Lennon and Paul McCarney write a song for them (I Want To Be Your Man), so Mick Jagger and Kieth Richards started writing their own songs. When The Beatles made Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band, others did the same. However, no one could come close to the double album The Beatles, which is known as The White Album. The music was so far advanced and after Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band, one would think another cover album, would be exciting, and other groups would try to top it, but who can top The White Album ???

RocknRoll groups couldn’t have The Green Album, or any other color, for they would miss the meaning of what it stands for and that really would be copy catting, and what would be the use in that ???

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

this album is very important to the music industry, for it’s special sound effects, which can’t be copied in concerts. It also had to make other Rock’N’Roll groups push a little harder to catch up. That’s what everyone says about it, but there’s more that hasn’t been written about, and that is the cover as well, as I see it.

Everyone talks about the people on  the cover, but not the fact that, before Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band, all the covers was a photo of the band only. Since then, everyone has some sought of art work on it.

So the album cover is just as important as the songs, because it sticks out and, which it easier to find !!!

The White Album


22 November 1968 (UK)
25 November 1968 (US)
Recorded 30 May – 14 October 1968
Studio EMI and Trident Studios, London
Rock pop
Length 93:35
Label Apple
Producer George Martin
The Beatles chronology
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
(1967) The Beatles
(1968) Yellow Submarine
The Beatles North American chronology
Magical Mystery Tour
(1967) The Beatles
(1968) Yellow Submarine
The Beatles, also known as the White Album, is the ninth studio album by English rock group the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968. A double album, its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the band’s name embossed, and was intended as a direct contrast to the vivid cover artwork of the band’s earlier Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Although no singles were issued from The Beatles in Britain and the United States, the songs “Hey Jude” and “Revolution” originated from the same recording sessions and were issued on a single in August 1968. The album’s songs range in style from British blues and ska to tracks influenced by the Beach Boys and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Most of the songs on the album were written during March and April 1968 at a Transcendental Meditation course in Rishikesh, India. The group returned to EMI Studios in May with recording lasting through to October. During these sessions, arguments broke out among the Beatles, and witnesses in the studio saw band members quarrel over creative differences. The feuds intensified when Lennon’s new partner, Yoko Ono, started attending the sessions. After a series of problems, including producer George Martin taking a sudden leave of absence and engineer Geoff Emerick quitting, Ringo Starr left the band briefly in August. The same tensions continued throughout the following year, leading to the eventual break-up of the Beatles in April 1970.

On release, The Beatles received mixed reviews from music journalists. Most critics found its satirical songs unimportant and apolitical amid a turbulent political and social climate, although some praised Lennon and McCartney’s writing. The band and Martin have since debated whether the group should have released a single album instead. Nonetheless, The Beatles reached number one on the charts in both the United Kingdom and the United States and has since been viewed by some critics as one of the greatest albums of all time.

1960’s Phase III

Phase three, which is 1967-1969 (which I’ll be doing ), blew everyone away. If you didn’t write your own songs, you phase yourself and new groups.

The Beatles didn’t sound like The Rolling Stones, The Rolling Stones didn’t sound like The Who, The Who didn’t sound like The Doors, The Doors didn’t sound like Jimi Hendrix and Jimi Hendrix didn’t sound like no one.

No song writer could keep up with the new acts, so their songs were obsolete, Herman Hermits, Gerry And The Pacemakers and other acts were losing their audience. The change has come, so Long Live Rock !!!

1960’s Phase II

Phase two, which is 1964-1966, and it’s about The Beatles and Britain Rock. Teen Idols were phase out, and Girl Groups had to sing songs with the word Beatles in it just to Stay on the charts. Bubble Gum (which was labeled that in the 1970’s), and Novelty Music, which was never phased out, never made a hit song the until beginning of 1970’s and 1980’s, (Monkees 1966 with Bubble Gum Music and Weird “Al Yankovic  with Novelty Music), so The Times Were Changing. The only thing that wasn’t effected was Motown, and I’m glad for that !!!

1960’s Phase I

It’s true that ever five years music changes, but in the 1960’s their are three of them. First phase is from 1960-1964 where it’s was Teen Idols, which gears to teenagers (of course), that was watered down Rock’N’Roll, it more looks then the music. Girl Groups, which was for everone. Bubble Gum Music, which was more for teenage girls and preteens. Novelty Music, which was made to laugh at. Motown, which was hope for better music to come along. All of which was safe for everyone !!!

Is The Beatles More Popular Than Jesus Christ ???

I texted yes, for popular means nothing, for look what happened to Obama. In 2008, he was popular and whatever he said was as though it came from a burning bush and whatever he touches turn to gold, but now, he may think he’s a god, but whatever he touches turns to mud.

Popular is at the moment when it’s induce, but in time, sometime else is induced and something else after that. Yet, Jesus been on this planet from the beginning with God, so I’m happy with more popular, because nothing is better than Jesus and their never will be anything greater than Jesus as well !!!

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