“ROLL UP. ROLL UP FOR THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. STEP RIGHT THIS WAY”… AND BEYOND THAT – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY!

“ROLL UP.  ROLL UP FOR THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. STEP RIGHT THIS WAY”…  AND BEYOND THAT – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY! for SOME OTHER GUY…

“THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR IS WAITING TO TAKE YOU AWAY”

“Ladies and Gentlemen, what you are about to see is the product of our imaginations and believe me, at this point they are quite vivid.”  – Paul McCartney

The Beatles’ 1967 Magical Mystery Tour Feature Film which has been out of print has been fully restored with a remixed stereo soundtrack by Apple Films for DVD and Blu-Ray release on October 8th, 2012.  Word out is that there will even be a limited theatrical release beginning September 27th.

 

 

WHAT’S ALL THE HYPE?

If you happened to miss it the first around way back in 1967 because you weren’t even, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a special part of musical history this time around.  For anyone out there who has ever liked even one single Beatles’ song, this is something that you just might want to check out.

 

The Beatles were doing things musically at this point in time that others weren’t even close to imagining.  The Beatles were one of the most commercially successful music acts ever.

And it wasn’t just their music that was different from everything else going on.  “Back in the day” almost every young person looked to the Beatles as “trend setters” and pretty much copied what The Beatles were doing.  If you weren’t around back then and ever get a chance to view 60’s footage of different bands, you’ll notice just how much The Beatles were copied, even down to the instruments and amplifiers used.

 

You can only imagine all of the new things that were happening if you weren’t around during those years.  The 60’s were really more than you might ever had read about if you were lucky enough to have been around in those days.

 

As Paul McCartney said,” What you are about to see is the product of our imaginations and believe me, at this point they are quite vivid.”   Why their imaginations were so very vivid at this point in time is another story, but The Beatles were pretty competent songwriters and turning these imaginations to film leaves something here that you have to see at least once in your life to get your head around their music as it was in 1967.

 

So check it out in theaters or on DVD or Blu-Ray, and if you were ever a Beatles fan, pick up the special boxed deluxe edition.  Included are special features and three new edits of some of the song performances as well as deleted scenes and new interviews with Paul & Ringo.  There’s even a Director’s Commentary by Paul McCartney.  You can pre-order your copy today from:

Official US Store | Official UK Store | Official Japan Store

 

IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY

 

Thank goodness for Fab, Great Friends like Bob Mytkowicz. (see: https://www.jackaboutguitars.com/gear-instruments-beatles-mytkowicz).

I received my official email reminder from Gear Friend Bob today refreshing me and my memory that today is the 50th (ouch) Anniversary of The Beatles performing the Lieber & Stoller tune Some Other Guy.  Bob is thee ‘Beatles Authority’ and knows his facts so well that he doesn’t even have to look them up!  That’s just how good he is.

 

I was fortunate enough to play in some memorable bands with Bob like: Eddie & The Trays, The Tangents, & Route 66.  Great bands and good times.  Anyway, here’s an excerpt from Bob’s email:

“Hi Jack,

50 years ago today, The Beatles along with their new drummer performed this song at The Cavern Club in Liverpool.”

The new drummer was Ringo Starr and the song was “Some Other Guy”.  Bob included a link to that performance by the Beatles at the Cavern Club in Liverpool on August 22, 1962.   Enjoy.    –  Jack

 

 

Something else really cool that Bob included is this video of Richie Barrett’s version of the song (before The Beatles’ version) with John Lennon talking about the song and Richie Barrett and Lieber & Stoller are being interviewed throughout the video.

 

This third video is the original recording by Richie Barrett.

 

 

MANY THANKS, BOB!

 

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