December 31, 2007

Video: Julian Lennon "When I'm Sixty-Four" (Allstate Commercial)

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This is the 2002 Allstate Commercial featuring Julian Lennon covering "When I'm Sixty-Four".
From clubjulesrules.com/news I've found a quote from Julian and one from Paul McCartney about Julian's recording this song for the commercial. Julian says, "It's funny how all my life I have been asked to record John Lennon songs and impersonate my father, now out of the blue, I get a request to sing a Beatles song. When I'm 64, originally recorded by Paul, is a song that I never imagined myself performing, but because the idea was so quirky and the fact that I saw a great deal of humor in doing it, I thought - why not!"

Paul says, "It's a dumb move on the publishing company's part because I don't think it helps the songs in the long run. But if anybody's going to do it I'd rather it be Julian. I've got to laugh at that."
See also: Julian's former classmate Lucy O'Donnell Vodden of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" fame dies

Photo: Copyright 2009 Todd Meagher

December 30, 2007

Video: The Beatles - "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away"


From the 1965 movie 'Help!', here's "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away". In addition to The Beatles, this clip also features Eleanor Bron and Leo McKern.

December 22, 2007

Video: The Eggmen (with Orchestra) - "I Am The Walrus"


I just came across this band and video, so I thought I'd share it. This video is of The Eggmen (with orchestra) performing "I Am The Walrus" live. The Eggmen are an Austin, TX Beatles tribute band, originally formed in 1992. They play authentic instruments, including amps by Vox; guitars by Rickenbacker/Gretsch/Epiphone/Hofner, and drums by Ludwig (vintage mid-60s). They are sometimes backed by a full orchestra (like in this video).

December 05, 2007

Free e-Book Telling the Story of The Beatles 'Revolver' Album


There's a free e-book available online telling the story of the Beatles 1966 album Revolver. It's in PDF format (726kb) and you can get it here > Abracadabra! - The Complete History of the Beatles' Revolver. On that site simply click "Download" and there's no catches, no registration or anything. I haven't had time to read it, so I can't vouch for it being good or not, but it wouldn't hurt to check it out.