I’m sure some of you have seen this by now, it’s the new video for Glass Onion, ahead of the White Album release next Friday. It’s quite a spiffing bit of animation.
BBC doc from 2007 in which the late Geoff Emerick (along with also Fabs recording assistant Richard Lush) guides various suspects (inc Kaiser Chiefs, Magic Numbers and Stereophonics) through a track each from Sgt Pepper, recording each on vintage Abbey Road kit.
There are a few revealing moments and along the way Geoff shares a few good Beatles stories. It’s not the whole album and the doc was made very quickly. I know as I directed it: we shot by day and edited by night for two weeks solid – but enough of that.
In my brief experience Geoff was a lovely chap. Off camera told me the detail about George’s chocolate biscuits – Yoko had three of them just under her blanket which she pulled up over her mouth to enable nibbling. He also spoke of how, before quitting during the White album, on one bad Beatle tempered evening he and a colleague hid in a store room to make the Fabs think they’d gone home, creeping out to clock off when their shift was actually over. Not that one would know this kind of thing from recent 50th Anniversary box set publicity…
During filming with Travis » Continue Reading.
From the Donovan Facebook page:
DONOVAN TO RECEIVE RARE JOHN LENNON REAL LOVE TRIBUTE
DONOVAN will be the 3rd Recipient of the JOHN LENNON REAL LOVE TRIBUTE AWARD September 3 2016 in SYMPHONY SPACE New York City. DONOVAN is only the 3rd to receive this special honor in the 35 year history of THEATRE WITHIN’s annual celebration of JOHN LENNON’s work and charities.
DONOVAN as the main artist that night, will perform an extended hour of music and will sing many of John’s songs including those Donovan helped John write from the tuition he gave John in India when they were studying TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION. DONOVAN taught John a finger-style guitar method in India and a set of UNIQUE DONOVAN CHORD STRUCTURES which opened up a new horizon of songwriting for John, and John wrote DEAR PRUDENCE, JULIA and other John songs on THE WHITE ALBUM. Donovan also helped John write JULIA. Paul and George also received the tuition in India and they wrote BLACKBIRD and WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS, among other songs. GEORGE HARRISON in THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY video said, “DONOVAN IS ALL OVER THE WHITE ALBUM”.
Donovan says, “It was a pleasure and amazing to see the new » Continue Reading.