November 29, 2007
"Give Peace A Chance" was written during John Lennon and Yoko Ono's ‘Bed-In’ honeymoon in 1969. The song was recorded on June 1, 1969, in Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada.
In attendance for the recording session were many celebrities and journalists including Tommy Smothers, Petula Clark, Timothy Leary, Murray the K, Derek Taylor, Rabbi Abraham Feinberg, Joseph Schwartz, Al Capp, Rosemary Woodruff Leary, Dick Gregory, Allen Ginsberg, and Allan Rock.
November 26, 2007
This video of Ringo Starr's cover of "You're Sixteen" is from Ringo's 1978 TV special. Carrie Fisher appears in this video as the love interest. On the song, Paul & Linda McCartney provide background vocals. Paul also does an imitation of a saxophone for the solo on the track, which is often mistaken for a kazoo.
November 25, 2007
November 23, 2007
"Crackerbox Palace" appears on George Harrison's 1976 album, 'Thirty Three & 1/3'. The song was released as the second single from the album and reached #19 on the American pop charts. In the video, Neil Innes (of Rutles fame) appears as a carriage-pushing nanny/mother. Harrison's future wife Olivia Arias appears briefly in the video (lady on the bed, left side).
November 02, 2007
Paul McCartney once said: “At least the first 40 [Beatles] songs we wrote were Buddy Holly-influenced."