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Lockdown won't stop Mark Lewisohn making new Beatles discoveries

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Last post 05/05/2020

Posted by Nancy R

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      oobu24 wrote:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P_dKmxKU50&fbclid=IwAR1WVShoirm-2bPzWAU__Zd_dMgHE0-MWW-Cw54UHSeGNwoNTTsu-OaL5xE

       

      Will definitely watch this tomorrow when I have more time! 

        Lots of features to view and to listen to can be found here:

        https://www.marklewisohn.net/media/

         

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          Well this is certainly some meaty info to dig into while stuck inside! Thanks!!  Good for Mark to spend some solid writing time as well!

            Mark Lewisohn's research is phenomenal. The Beatles Tune in is a major part of my lockdown reading. I remember seeing Mark at Beatles conventions in the 70s and 80s. He always used to win the Beatle Brain quizzes until the organisers started giving someone else a chance. It's one of the amazing things about the Beatles that just when you think you've heard it all, something new pops up. But even he misses things - I recently picked up a metal poster for a Beatles gig in early '62 at a small town called Stroud in Gloucestershire. The group were unknown outside Merseyside and Hamburg at the time, and a local guy was playing darts with his friends at a pub when four strangers came in - he challenged the four to a darts match, not knowing who they were. Later he goes to the gig just for a night out, and gets a shock when he sees his darts opponents headlining the gig. I think he's been telling the story ever since !

              dirkmcquickly wrote:

              Mark Lewisohn's research is phenomenal. The Beatles Tune in is a major part of my lockdown reading. I remember seeing Mark at Beatles conventions in the 70s and 80s. He always used to win the Beatle Brain quizzes until the organisers started giving someone else a chance. It's one of the amazing things about the Beatles that just when you think you've heard it all, something new pops up. But even he misses things - I recently picked up a metal poster for a Beatles gig in early '62 at a small town called Stroud in Gloucestershire. The group were unknown outside Merseyside and Hamburg at the time, and a local guy was playing darts with his friends at a pub when four strangers came in - he challenged the four to a darts match, not knowing who they were. Later he goes to the gig just for a night out, and gets a shock when he sees his darts opponents headlining the gig. I think he's been telling the story ever since !

              Cool...Who won the darts game?

                Apparently the Beatles lost at darts, and the Stroud gig was, according to Paul, the worst gig they ever played (they had coins thrown at them).  Despite that, they did return to Stroud later in the year, having just had their first hit, and the reception was a bit better !

                  dirkmcquickly wrote:

                  Apparently the Beatles lost at darts, and the Stroud gig was, according to Paul, the worst gig they ever played (they had coins thrown at them).  Despite that, they did return to Stroud later in the year, having just had their first hit, and the reception was a bit better !

                  I read about that - they had pennies thrown at them, right? 😂

                    It must have been dangerous being a pop group then - Paul calmly picked up the pennies and they probably had enough to drown their sorrows at the pub later !  I think they got fed up with jelly babies being thrown. One of my great musical heroes Cliff Richard had pennies thrown at him before that, due to young guys getting jealous when their girlfriends were swooning over Cliff. Musicians might get a black eye occasionally, as George Harrison did when Pete Best was sacked.

                      dirkmcquickly wrote:

                      It must have been dangerous being a pop group then - Paul calmly picked up the pennies and they probably had enough to drown their sorrows at the pub later !  I think they got fed up with jelly babies being thrown. One of my great musical heroes Cliff Richard had pennies thrown at him before that, due to young guys getting jealous when their girlfriends were swooning over Cliff. Musicians might get a black eye occasionally, as George Harrison did when Pete Best was sacked.

                      In the U.K. jelly babies are soft like our gummy bears. But when George made the mistake of saying he liked jelly babies, the girls in the U.S. thought he meant "jelly beans" which are hard! 😂 They were lucky to not have any major injuries like being hit in the eye!