Kevin Melnuk Professor Shellans MUS 354 30 January 2009 Section 1 1971 Notes Part 1 1971- jan 1 Allen Klein: ?It doesn?t accomplish anything except bringing out into the public a lot of dirty laundry within the life that they live.? ?The other three have always understood that they always shared everything. It is whether or not they should share the money equally?nothing more. That is the bone of contention?plus the tax problem!? Goergoe?s album reaches #1 on US Charts Paul has another album in mind Paul and Linda audition musicians in NYC for band and upcoming band Ram Joh gives tour of Liverpool to Yoko Paul?s NYC auditions unearth Denny seiwell drummer, who is invited to participate in recording sessions 2nd week in jan paul begins recording Ram and A and R?s Columbia studios w/ David Spinnoza and Hugh MacCarckran (good quitarists) Paul conducts NY Philharmonic Orchestra Seiwell moves to Scotland to rehears w/ paul?s new band-to-be 2nd week George is released ?my sweet Lord? in UK Tuesday jan 19, 1971 lawsuit begins in London high court Reasons for dissolving group beatles had long since ceased performing 3 others appointed allen kelin manager against Paul?s wishes paul had never been audited accounts since partner ship Paul wanted Eastman and Eastman, to represent beatles John wanted Klein, and convinced theother two was well Paul says he never agreed to Kelin as manager, and didn?t trust him Temperary joint account is set up until a resolution is found Upoin returning to England from Japan, urge of lawers involved inth ecase, John inspired tocompose ?Power to the people.? Profduced by Phil Spector Almost reaches top 10, #11 Considered one of the most successful compositions Paul has ever done in political/social commentary genre Preston on Key?s, Sax Jim horn, Gospel style choir Opening is Dramatic, vocal choir, w/ handclaps on every beat behind the sung title line Bass and drums enter to set a funky rock groove, sax solo in background John sings short verses in very edgy style, distant piano John joins choir on the chorus, sax ad-libs at end of each phrase John?s lyrics are political and social commentary Sax takes brief improvised solo over verse music Sax ad-libs over drum fills at end of each phrase of the chorus long fade out Writer says , Richard Williams; ?Of all the Beatles solo albums to date, this one far and away makes the best listening. Harrison?s light has been hidden under the egos of McCartney and Lennon.? Ringo rehearses ?Larry the Dwarf? for Frank Zappa?s film 200 motels A short legal meeting in court allows that money be paid into a join account in NYC instead of London, Feb 17, court date set to settle matter George is doing well on Chars, ?My sweet Lord? and all things must pass reach #1 in UK Ringo begins shooting 200 motels w/ Zappa and mothers of invention George helps Phil Spector record tracks for his wife Ronnie?s proposed album. John joins in on piano, several tracks appear on George?s later tracks ?what is life? is released in US Apple Scruffs refers to Beatles fans that hang out to see the band Song Written for Billy Preston Features Eric Clapton (guitar and back-up on vocals) Bad finger as the back-up band Song builds in an additive musical fashion New Instrument on each time played through, Electric rhythm on 3rd (section 1, 11:34) Chorus features full instrumentation, including percussion, back-up vocals and orchestra Soft sound, not too exciting, lots of instruments, happy type song Music stops, descending intro guitar riff returns, w/ same additive musical process again Final verses feature more cymbals and percussion, as ell as an ad-lib electric guitar background Strings rise melodically and the chorus section returns w/ almost classical sounding string lines Long fade out at end Headed to Court now (not tested on much about court) Part 2 Thursday, feb 18, 1971 Released papers list 3 more reasons for Paul to dissolve group Klein tried to delay the release of McCartney Klein?s company ABKCO altered Paul?s ?The Long and Winding Road? ABKCO transferred the rights for Let It Be from Apple to United Artists w/out consulting Paul Day One in Court Feb 19, 1971 case in High Court Paul?s single ?Another Day?/?Oh woman, oh Why? is released Followed rule that majority rules, always Paul apposes a manager with any relationship with any Beatle member (Biased) Paul had shown a superior attitude towards George musically for years Ringo is an optimist ?The Beatles might yet stay together as a group? Britain tax- artists that earn a lot so they pay lots of taxes. Beatles paid their taxes It was Paul?s way or the highway says John, George, and Ringo?s lawyers North End Music Store, comp owned by Brian Epstein ?Power to the People? is released March 12th, Paul wins first part Let it be earns Grammy award w/ Linda April 1971 George?s ?It don?t come easy? released in US Ringo, credited solo composer, George had created a demo of the song and given it to Ringo to sing George on guitar and backup vocals Ringo?s first attempt at pop Takes it to #4 on charts Subtle cymbal roll starts this song as the electric guitar line enters Electric bass counter melody joins in and the background vocals sing the title line Sax and horn section play figures during the bridge Bridge- contrasting melody section Horns are punchy, organ joins on the next bridge By Ringo Starr Restatement of verse is instrumental, featuring George?s wonderful electric guitar Tambourine heard Next bridge has more horns, organ and some electric guitar Ending returns to intro music before song concludes mid April Let it be wins Oscar for ?best original song score? John, Geroge and Ringo accept Pauls decision to leave group Paul and Linda fly w/ Ringo and Maureen to S. France for Mick Jagger?s wedding, socialize at the reception Ringo and wife are hanging out on yacht w/ George and Patti, song ?Photograph? is conceived Mid may Paul and linda?s album Ram album is released in Us and UK Felt Ram was a good strong word for album Recorded at Columbia Studios in LA and NYC Participants included Denny Seiwell on drums, and David Spinoza and Hugh McCracken on guitars Paul overdubs strings and horns Some listeners were critical Went #1 in Uk and #2 in US Songs include ?Another Day? ?Too Many People,? and ?Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey.? John and Yoko perform w/ Frank Zappa and Mothers at NY?s Fillmore East Performance later appears on sometime in NYC album, 1972 Low point in Paul?s musical career Average music and political diatribe of lyrics made low point Songs included ?Attica State,? ?Jon Sinclair,? and ?The Luck of the Irish.? Ringo continues acting in ?Blind Man? filming in Rome Plays drums on three tracks w/ B.B. King, later relasted as part of BB King in London John invteds George to play on next album, Imagine, Geroge accepts Tittenhurst Park home studio, John begins work on Imagine John?s ?how do you lseep? is an indirect attack on Paul Ram album by paul reaches #1 in UK John puts finishing touches on tracks, working with spector and Klein at the Record Plant in NYC Part 3 Ringo on Paul?s album: ?He disappoints me on this album. I don?t think there is one tune on the last one.? Ringo felts cracks in the group first started during White Album, briefly walks out George meets with Badfinger at Apple and talks about his Concert for Bangladesh idea. He also asks John to participate Yoko sings copies of her book Grapefruit in London, w/ John at side John and Yoko start filming for Imagine at their home in Tittenhurst Park mansion in Ascot Paul is still putting ppl together for newest project ?Wings? Calls ex-moody blues guitarist Denny Laine to invite him to join his new project. Works on new ?secret? new music project at Sutdio two, Abbey Road First rehearsals for concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC Conference in Madison Square Garden, George and Ravi hold concert for Bangladesh press conference George?s ?Bangla Desh? released in US Final rehearsals at Madison Square Garden for Concert for Bangladesh now with Leon Russell and Bob Dylan on board August 1st, Sunday George and Ringo appear for afternoon and evening shows at Concert at Madison Square Garden Performers include Eric Clapton, Billy Preston and Ravi Shanker An after party includes The Who and Phil Spector performing ?da Do Ron? w/ Keith Moon on Drums! ?Bangla Desh? on Concert for Bangladesh Album All-star line up including Eric Clapton, Klaus Voorman, Leon Russell, Billy Preston and Ringo Starr Drawn from the matinee show of the Concert for Bangladesh charity event Single vesion of this was recorded and released six months earlier. This is the live cut One piano chord and George sings intro out of tempo, over bass, piano, organ and cymbals States his plea to help plight the S. Asian refugees from Bangladesh Electric guitar joins and the acoustic piano sounds repeated sharp, rhythmic patters to establish the time and temp An instrumental break over the verse music with electric guitar and sax as prominent soloists Electric guitar behind him George sings parts of phrases; Billy Preston jams out the verse Drums set up a double-time feel, hitting the cymbals strongly on beasts 2 and 4 (faster) Crowd goes wild at the end of the song w/ the upbeat rhythm, cheering for a long time August 2nd, Paul?s song ?Uncle Albert? backed wth ?too many people? is released in US Second rehearsal of his new band at Scotland farmhouse (Ram band) ?Uncle Albert/admiral Halsey? Really a combination of two separate songs Would have been a great Beatle hit if recorded a little bit earlier Went to #1 on US charts when pulled from the Ram LP. Sectional song, sections pulled Through composed, written beginning to end Arranged by Brilliantly by George Martin, tour-de-force for Paul as performer and songwriter No real intro as song sings ?Were so sorry? Time starts on Sorry Slowish tempo starts w/ drums and acoustic and electric guitars Paul sings verse and his melody ascends dramatically at end of phrase Electric guitar solos over the dubbed in sounds of rain and thunder Orchestra enters and Paul sings melody w/ overdubbed harmonies with strings and group Percussive sound, human generated to sound like he is on the phone, maybe like a tongue clucking Paul speaks on telephone with heavy English accent as if he were talking to Uncle Albert During transitional section, Paul sings wordless ad-libs over vocal back-up harmonies accompanied by strings, percussion and harp ?Admiral Halsey? section starts w/ acoustic piano and guitar indicating new tempo w/ downbeat chords struck on every beat Fluid trumpet solo enters, almost classical played by Marvin Stamm Grace note pickups Background of birds Engaging ?hands across the water? chorus section occurs, Text painting musically, where a word or phrase?s meaning is depicted musically through specific register or instrumental choices Paul sings w/ must affected English accent Quick words Hands across the water returns on the word sky Metric modulation- tempo suddenly increases 2 beat patter, 1 and 3 beats Paul?s next verse is sung in high register Two bars of guitar and drums slow down to reintroduce the trumpet solo before the Hands across chorus Tempo increases on the word ?sky? into the two beat feel Low sustained noise before the song faids Paul announces that he has new band w/ Laine, Linda, Siewell and himself, has not name Check for over 243,000 from Concert for Bangladesh proceeds is sent to UNICEF John and Yoko fly to NYC and take up semi-permanent residence in St. Regis Hotel. John never again returns to home country Linda now pregnant, Paul and Linda are comfortable, seen strolling streets of London Uncle Albert-Admiral Halsey? reaches #1 in US Still filming parts of Imagine. George joins briefly Entire film, song, album, music video Part 4 John and Yoko are hitting tv circuit on Dick Cavett TV show Topic, beatles breakup Don?t perform but they show projects in film Imagine is released. Album is likely John?s best-received solo effort Elaborate strings John wrote them a year prior Recorded in home studio Members of bad fingers George Harrison played guitar on four tracks Memorable songs ?Give Me Some Truth,? ?Love,? ?How Do You Sleep?,? and ?Imagine.? Paul and Linda have second child w/ Linda Thinks of band name ?Wings.? Apple opens its new recording studio in London, but only George attends George: ?I can?t see the four of us working together again, but I?d like us to be friends.? Yoko has press conference for her ?this is not here? art exhibit Yoko: ?in this show, I?d like to prove that you don?t need talent to be an artists. Anyone can be an artist.? John turns 31 and a b-day jam session in Syracuse hotel includes Voorman, John Keltner, Mal Evans, and Clapton Wings are rehearsing for live appearances. Nov 11, 1971 Imagine released in US Critics call ?Imagine? John?s ?Yesterday.? Inspired by Yoko Poem entitle ?cloud piece? 1963 John composed the words on various slips of paper, and then conceived the melody and chords at the piano John plays famous intro on acoustic piano by himself, singing first introspective verse in a wistful pattern Shifts musical material for the bridge section, w/ lyrics that are more inclusive Final bridge same as first lyrically, slows down as it finishes John and Yoko move from hotel to apartment in Greenwhih Village John says Best place to live in the world Record demo with Yoko ?happy Christmas (War is Over).? John and Yoko record the song at Record Plant in NYC Hugh McCracken plays guitar, and John is unaware that Hugh played on Ram John is pleased to see that Imagine reaches #1 on US charts Paul and Linda leave Scotland for London to lanunch Wings Throw party in London to launch the Wild Life album and Wings with tracks being played for Guests. Elton John attends Zappa?s 200 Motels open in New York John records several demos at apartment including ?Luck of the Irish? The first pic of Wings appears on front page of Melody Maker Blindman (starring Ringo) opens in Rome, w/ Italian dubbing George tapes his one and only Dick Cavett Tv show appearnce Talks about fav show, montey python flying circuis Imagine goes to #1 in UK London High court appoints Wing?s Wild Life is released Wings said to be new road band Daenny Laine on guitar and Denny Seiwell on drums Palu quickly threw together some songs and raced through the seesions in a week for a hasty album release Songs included ?I am your singer,? ?tomorrow,? and Wild Life? John and Yoko devote themselves to political Appear at John Sinclair benefit concert, they perform Performance on the David Frost Show, backed by singer David Peel Attica stayed played Concert for Bangladesh album is released Spector donated, Apple gave booklets for free. Record companies gave the various performers permission for the project End of December, Imagine ?Album of the Year? and ?my Sweet Lord? as ?Best single of the year John and Paul briefly meet in NY to try to sort out their business difficulties. Nothing is resolved Record and Tape retailer has ?My Sweet Lord? as top selling single of the year Record World votes Imagine ?album of the Year? and ?my Sweet Lord? ?best Single Disc of the Year.? George is also voted ?Top Male Vocalist of 1971? and Paul and Linda receive ?Top Duo of the Year.? Section 1 1972 Notes Part 1 Paul continues to record at home in scotlland John spends most of month at record plant mixing songs and working on David Peel?s album entitles ?The Pope Smokes Dope John and Yoko appear on David Frost show w/ David Peal Paul egins recording session and plan to head to London Pual begins 12 day of rehearsal at London club so he can decide on the final line-up for Wings Paul and John meet for dinner and agree to stop slamming each other in the press ?Give Ireland back to the Irish? Wings Album: Give Ireland back to the Irish End of Jan, Paul gives interview on plight in Ireland and Wings Flies back to London and arranges a recording session for new song ?Give Ireland back to the Irish? 2 bar rock band intro of electric guitars, bass and drums creates a pop/island feel very catchy exhibits devices such as pop acoustic piano rythms elec. Guitar fills and riffs, chord movements bridge section features electic guitar playing chorst on each beat and offbeat military sounding drums help chord and rising electric guitar Paul sings chorus an octave higher than in the verses Musically introduces/moves into next verse Instrumental section is over the verse chords featuring elec. Guitar solo and drum fills Pual?s next verse is sung in a higher register, w/ back up vocals, before the bridge music returns w/ new lyrics Same transitional section returns, then the chorus in upper register is sung twice End is like the bridge but instrumental, ending the song w/ electric guitars Slow song, not too exciting Pres conference in NYC, John and Yoko announce guest appearances on Mike Douglas show Tape five programs as co-hosts for the Emmy award winning show Jan 31-Feb 7 and Feb 14-18 Show 1, John tells Mike Douglas how he wrote the middle section of show Show 2, John, Yoko, and group, Plastic Ono Band, and Elephants Memory performed the song Mid Summer NY Show 3, John sings w/ Yoko, sing sisters oh sisters? show excepts from Imagine film Johnny be good, Memphis, talk w/ Douglas about Microbiotic food Show 4, John, Plastic Ono Band, and Elephants Memory perform Leader of black panthers is there Show 5, John and Yoko perform an acoustic version of ?Luck of the Irish? and ?How? is featured from the Imagine film Comedian George Carlen on show ?Luck of the Irish? clip from John Sinclair freedom rally, December 1971 Song and Yoko performed live lots together John on acoustic guitar and lead vocal, Yoko, percussion instruments, and back up solo acoustic guitarist and make-shift choir John sings sardonic lyrics of opening verses over the instruments, ends his section by repeating curse words! John?s vocals return w/ next verses, and Yoko reenters w/ her vocal stylings on next phrase John?s last verse features additional improvised acoustic guitar, and John cues the choir and chorus section Using opening lines as a chorus, John and choir sing this section twice Crowd cheers John completes this performance by saying thank you to crowd and giving short speech Ringo records at Record Plant in NYC Wings resumes rehearsals for heir upcoming college appearances Wings kicks off their first tour in very impromptu fashion Stop at Universities and ask if they can put on show. Posers are put up promptly Part 2 The Wings university tour of UK Paul and Wings were anxious for live concerts but they don?t want huge post Beatles media exposure so they do surprise concerts Several Paul?s new songs like ?wild Life? and ?Give Ireland Back to the Irish.? Play in Manchester University Oxford, They didn?t have big enough venues for Paul Its all spur of the moment Paul says it was a spur of the moment thing. Student union took their split and gave them the rest of the money Beatels never handled any money Just had money ?It was good for us, we will go on touring the country for a while playing more at these concerst when we feel like it.? ?The main thing for me is I don?t want to do old Beatles numbers.? Alan Klein announces that the three other Beatles are willing to make an offer to Paul for his 25% interest in Apple UK Wings releases their first single: ?giveIreland back to the Irish.? Then in America Tour ended in Feb, Paul Linda and family and Wings depart to LA to begin working on new album John and Yoko?s US visa expires, they are granted 15 day extension 3.5 year struggle to make America permanent residence Government?s opposition based on 1968 UK drug conviction Also, evidence that they were gathering that john was involved the radical left political movement in America LA, Wings enters the studio to record tracks for the album Red Rose Speedway Lots of songs recorded, in cluding My love which does not appear on this album John and Yoko start recording songs for Sometime in NYC album Highly political natured album Hangs out with Mic Jaggar Five days after getting extension American Immigration and Naturalization Service cancels John and Yoko?s extension on their visas John and Yoko are in American illegally Cancellation means that they technically in an overstay and this problem haunts John in his battle to obtain a green card Beatles are honored with the Trustee award for outstanding talent, originality and music creativity John and Yoko allowed to stay for another four weeks ?we want to stay in NY is the center of the earth.? Ring?s single Back off Bugalloo, is released in UK then in the US Released in March ?Back off Boogaloo? Ringo Album: (single) George produced and co-wriote the song with Ringo, inspired to compose ?back off boogaloo? after a night out with Mac Bolan of T-Rex Bolan used these terms often, and he awoke after a party and scribbled out the lyrics in ten minutes! George adds slide guitar to this track, which goes to #9 for Ringo ? the biggest hit for an ex-Beatles in 1972 Military sounding snare drum sets up tempo before Geroge enters with slide guitar solo Ring?s melodies are blues-based, simpe and repetitive, but very catch! Bridge section has diff chords and melodies, humorous lyrics George grabs solo George?s solo is slippery, various fills and riffs Bridge section returns, then two bars like the intro and another chorus Acoustic piano emerges from the mix and takes bluesy solo breaks at the ends of each phrase Vamps- repeats over and over Song fades as George and the piano play ad-lib figures as the band fades Work continues on the Red Rose Speedway Album, now at Olympic studios, where Paul works w/ producer Glen Johns He was one of the first producers of ?Let it Be? before it got into Phil Spectors hands Apple film Concert for Bangladesh is previeed in NY. John liked screening Offically opens in NY March 31, Friday 1972, official Beatles fan club in England is closed Had 80,000 members but just over 11,000 when they shut down Mayor of NYC says John and Yoko should be allowed to remain in America John Lindsey (mayor) tried to quash deportation, grave injustice NY Times run editorial supporting John and Yoko National Committee for John and Yoko formed May 5, 1972, John and Yoko make second and final appearance during second half of Dick Cavett John along w/ Elephant memory bang sing ?Woman is the N word of the World? and ?we are all water? John says phones are tapped and he is being followed Sherley Mclian ABC wants to cut song Cavette says it must be played and records brief video explaining why he should sing it Wings releases the single ?Mary Had a Little Lamb.? In America, John, Yoko and Elephands appear for a benefit concert at Methodist church Back in England, Paul begins first mixing tracks for album Red Rose Speeday Singles from album in clued, ?Mary had a little lamb? ?Hi hi hi? Wings returns to London to rehearse their upcoming tour Wings take a break from rehearsal to record their first studio appearance for the TV show: Top of the Pops Actually lip-sync song, pre-recorded tape Early June, George and Ringo fly to NY together George receives award for fundraising for people in Bangladesh Award called The Child is the Father of the Man Money raised over 1,320,000$ Melody Maker Magazine announces: Wings to play official tour, France, Germany, and other countries Part 3 Early June, Apple film Concert for Bangladesh opens in Sweden at Selected Cinemas Announced that Paul and Linda are continuing their association with the ATV group Cerlood Greys works as middle man in dealing with Beatles and Michael Jackson and some other recording studios Agreement is a co-publishing deal John?s album Sometime in NYC released in America Norvello award is giving to George for My Sweet Lord Wings hold final rehearsals for European tour in London July 7, Wings leaves English on route to France to begin their wings Longest tour since 1966, preplanned Rent double decker bus, goes 38 mph Took Rolling Stones? mobile recording unit to record their live shows Paul produces a film of this tour and the European tour includes Paul wants to play in halls w/ 3000 or less No supporting acts, 2 sets, no encore Film clips with birds in background Police abruptly arrest, Paul, Linda and Danny Seiwell, having seven ounces of marijuana Admit to smoke hash every day and are almost addicted to it ?Police acting against us was excellent advertisement Concert for Bangladesh show in London George recalls some problems of Concert film One camera angle shot throughout, great experience to have Bob Dylan in it Concert for Bang opened in general public in London, breaks records, round the clock showing George working w/ Eric Clapton, several tracks for artist Cilla Black Ringo begins filming Countdown, a comedy rock horror flick. Invests 8000 in picture and does appear Countdowns record the film three tracks for movie 3rd week, IN American, John, Yoko and Elephant Memory rehearses for a serios of concerst in New york city Following late night rehearsals with the Elephant Memory band, john and yoko give press conference One to One benefit concert occurs, John and Yoko perform along with the Elephant Memory Band for those Willbrook school children Word of the World John purchases 60000 tickets and gives them out The concerts are filmed Ringo joins the London Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir at a sound studio in London to record two songs About Tommy?s holiday camp, Richard havens, rod Stewart John and Yoko appear with the Elephant?s memory Group on the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon to raise money for MD Britain, The Daily Mirror, publishes a report about Ring?s film Countdown Routine surveillance police raid Paul?s Scottish home and find Pot plants, raid house In London Paul and Wings record his song ?Hi,hi,hi? and ?Live and Let Die.? Added guitarist Herny Mcculagh Have jam session ,John Bonnom (Led Zepplin drummist) 3 months George will work on tracks for record called Light That Lightened World Album retitled: Living in the Material WOlrd Give me love, piece on earth Ringo on drums, Rettern alternatives Ringo acting takes off That will be the day film he is in Record plant recording studio opens a new location near San Fran John plays piano and guitar Ringo films Countdown, done Album Tommy released in UK and America, two songs Ringo did Ringo gives interview discussion film, horror with musical tone Countdown does not see the light of day for while. Appears under the title Song f Dracula Paul and Wings travel to S> Hampton to do some promotional film clips for new singled, Hi hi Hi and Cmoon? HI hi hi high side C moon is high side, PG ?Hi! Hi! Hi!? one writer says Paul gets risqué, BBC banned this single for ?Lyrical concept problems like ?Body gun? Paul says he sang ?Polygon? Still, song made top ten in the US and UK Paul and Wings best showing in singles market Paul composed in Spain Allan Parsons produced 50takes to get perfect ear piercing guitar register, drums supporting no real bridge, break at the end of each section, basic form of chorus Tell story of chance encounter become a night when he got lucky Lots of double meaning lyrics Vocal harmonies include pads and parallel voices on words such as ?bye bye bye.? Cowbell ?Night is young lyrics? Interlude like intro with Paul singing wordlessly with the high Paul?s next verse gets down and dirty, vocal harmonies After last vocal break, furious snare drum fills sets a new, quicker Song tag (short ending to piece) Tag drawn from many well-known blues endings Radio one bans it, felt it had something to do with drugs No, because of lyrics like ?I want you to lie on the bed and get you ready for my body gun and do it to you?that?s what BBC objected to.? Mid December Ringo?s film Born to Boogy premieres ABC TV broadcasts film version of John and Yoko?s One to One concert UK TV the promotional film for ?Hi, hi, hi? is broadcast Paul has to face trial for growing cannabis on his farm Lawyer pleads not guilty for him 70 minute film Imagine takes place on American TV, 40,000 feet of film Lennon?s home and work Denny Lane remarks: ?The next year is going to be exciting for Wings. A lot of amazing stuff is bound to happen.? Section 1 1973 Notes Part 1 1973 Early Jan, George records for Living in the material world Huge success of all things must pass Fans and critics eagerly anticipated release of album, George?s slide guitar work at its best Songs include ?Be here now? Give me Love (give me piece on earth) Wings tapes a second Top of the Pops appearance Synch to sing ?C Moon? George, Eric Clapton and Ringo attend Lennon concert, have drinks after Northern Songs and Maclean Music bring suit against John and Yoko claim that they violated Agreement where John granted exclusive rights to those companies He and Yoko claimed joint copyright on songs such as ?Luck of the irish? and ?Sunday Bloody Sunday? Rumors circulate that John and Oko are having mariatal troubles Paul delays UK Wings tour to work on TV special, James Paul McCartney while rehearsing with his group in Marrakesh and Morocco HI hi hi reaches #10 in US singles and #5 on UK charts Paul starts work on James Paul McCartney special. First of its kind. Paul announces Wings will tour 10 UK cities John, George and Ringo attend meeting to stop pirate Beatles retrospective album Discuss release of the 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 double albums Concert for Bangladesh wins Grammy for ?Album of the Year? for 1972 Ringo begins recording for lbum at Sunset Sound Recording in LA ?Photograph? Album: Ringo Ringo Starr Ringo started work on song while in Spain filming Blindman George helped him with the composition, also providing 12-string guitar andbackground vocals Slow, catchy groove and nostalgic lyrics, Ringo had hit #1, continues to perform this song live today Opens with rhythmic 12-string guitar and piano building into first verse Ringo sings backed up by band vocal harmony singing parallel Bridge section introduces more vocal harmony More strings and percussion added to the next verse Sax solo plays over verse chors supported by band Bridge returns as before, as does a verse, world ?gray? Intro secion occurs then with added brass and strings Verse becomes repeated chorus, vamping until the end fade out High strings soar above the music and high register piano fills add texture Paul and Linda are fined 100 pounds afer pleading guilty to rowing 5 cannabis plants ?doesn?t think its as bad as ddrinking? George arrives in LA, visits Ringo at the recording sessions, saying, ?I?m knocked out by what you have done? George adds background vocals to some of the Ringo tracks John and Yoko stop in at the Ringo sessions and John, George & Ringo record several versions of ?I?m the Greatest.? Vos Vorman, Billy Preston in attendance Alpha Omega compilation is release Random songs selected, outtakes John records demos for Mind Games, some aren?t released Finale of James Paul McCartney special is filmed, featuring ?The Long and Winding Road? ?Maybe I?m Amazed? and ?My Love? Wings continues work on Red Rose Speedway at Abbey Road Studios Released of 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 double albums to counteract the bootleg Alpha Omega Section 1 1973 Notes Part 2 April John and Yoko relocate from Greenwich Vilage to Dakota building on upper west side of NYC, john lives there his rest of live John and Yoko hold press conference on April 1st to announce their new ?conceptual? country, Nutopia. No passports, free Paul concludes the shooting of his TV special George in LA producing Ravi Shankar?s latest record Capitol double album set is finally released in US and UK by end of April, Red and Blue album Wings synchs to ?My Love? on their top of the Pops UK performance That?ll be the Day premiers in London with Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, and Ronnie Wood in attendance Paul, Linda and family begin Caribbean vacation Paul?s TV special permiers in America Performs Big Red barn, Paul plays acoustic songs and beatles medley, my love song played, paul does yesterday Critics aren?t too kind about the TV special, overblow and silly Sessions for Ringo album continues Ex Beatles appear but not together on RIngo album Mouth sax- like Gazoo End of April, Wings album Red Rose Speedway is realeased in Us Title inspired by Paul?s housekeeper, Rose Dakota building adjacent to Central Park, felt safe, richest people there May Geroge releases single since 1971, ?Give me Love? #1 hit worldwide with selfproduced single Niki Hopkins, guys from Badfinger and RINgo on Drumgs, Klaus Vermon ?Give me Love (piece on earth)? Syncopated melody (off beat) Opens with acoustic guitar strums setting the feel and tempe, Slide guitar Almost country rock groove Album: Living in the Material World Really easy song to listen to, slow and soft Displays slide guitar technique supported by band Entire band accenting ?wont you please oh won?t you? breaking up musica flow nicely Listen for great harmonies on phrases like this Sustained electric guitar, acoustic guitar ends the song May 11- July 12 Wings embarks on their first major British tour Hih hi hi and Maybe I?m amazed, my love Paul and wings hold press conference to answer questions They also answer questions about the Beatles getting back together again Paul and Linda attend the London premier of James Bond film Live and Let Die ?Live and Let Die? Paul McCartney and WIngs Album: Live and Let Die (Soundtrack) Theme song for James Bond film Took it to #2 on charts George Martin arranged it Song?s backing tracks and orchestra were recorded in a single day Paul still performs song live Guns N Roses play it Solo acoustic piano and Paul?s vocals open song Huge orchestral entrance sets heavy feel as the title line repeats Progresses with a quick moving orchestral melody including xylophone, strrings, percussion, low brass, flute and ponderous drums Section alter and varied to set up next Paul sings the bridge over a funky sounding electricpiano and odd percussion Returns to slower, opening verse occurs, w/ a solo cello playing and melody instead of vocals Flute Section repeats again with trumpets playing high octive for dramatic effect, French horns adding musical color Ends with James Bond Chords ?You know you did, you know you did, you know you did..? lyrics Ringo?s film that will be the day released in UK. Pual allows Ringo to use Buddy Holly?s songs Wings? Red Rose Speedway gold record Original Cavern Club closes to make way for a new underground railway station George?s album Living in the Material World is released ?Live and Let Die? single released ?My Love? and Red Rose Speedway are #1 in US Living in the Material World reaches #1 in US ?Give Me Love? is #1 in US, #8 UK All in month of June Live and Let Die opens in New York Part 3 Apple offices in NY close down John produces songs intended for his album, Mind Games Rehearsals are held for Robert Stigwood musica, Sgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album Live and Let Die soundtrack released in US, 12 George Martin orchestrations ?My Love? awarded gold record ?Live and Let Die reaches #2 in US Paul, Linda, and Denny Laine travel to Lagos, begin recording Band on the Run, wanted sun Guitarist Hugh McCullough and Durummer Denn ySiewell quit Wings Paul played parts Band on the Run will eventually become best album Live and Let Die receives a gold record Band on Run recording sessions continue with issues in Lagos, Nigeria Ringo purchases John?s mansion in Tittenhurst Park John moves out to the Dakota and heads to LA New companion is May Pang, Yoko?s secretary Starst banging her Wings leaves Lagos, back to England ?Photograph released inUS John sues the US Immigration and Naturalization Service Tries to get documents showing prejudgment in his deportation case John believes his phones are being illegally wire-tapped ?Heln Wheels? thought of Hell on wheels, many people thought that About Pual?s land rover, Released single prior to Band on the Run to give early taste Lyrics tell of story of Paul?s Scottish farm to London trip in rover Paul sings lead and plays lead guitar, bass and drums while Linda provides keyboards and Denny Laine plays rhythm guitar Bluesy guitar riff opens this song with an offbeat cowbell as percussion Shuffle style (swingy) groove is established by the drums and guitars Effective musical break with synthesizer ?Helen Wheels? Paul McCartney and Wings Album: Band on the Run (U.S. Edition) About his Rover trip to London Opening riff and drums return as an interlude Added blues based electric guitar Chorus returns w/ electric guitar, bass builds Counts in the song Mind Games is released in US then UK month later ?Mind Games? John Lennon Album: Mind Games John worked on it for three years Only single released from the album Not huge chart successes Major musical statements (#18 on charts) Tempe is slow and anathematic Thick ?wall of sound? texture John learned from producer Phil Spector Electric guitar, horns, strings, tambourine, bass and drums fill out this thick texture John?s lyrics have been described as hippie-based yet mystical 2 section form, verse acting as chorus Bridge sections marked by longer, held vocals by John Music only changes slightly to indicate new musical by piano Second bridge enters w/ electric guitar filling Ending features John singing ?love?, holding the word moving up to a higher melody ?Piece and love? lyrics Slow ending John begins work on Rock N Roll album in LA with Phil Specter Paul and Wings record near Paris Nov 2, John, George, and Ringo legal claims writ against Allen Kelin and ABKCO Klein counter-sues Ring?s album, Ringo, is released in UK and US John: ?Someone told me it was like ?imagine with balls John and Yoko decide to keep careers separate for now Talks about Ringo album sessions John: Three of us were there and Paul would have joined in if he was around, but he wasn?t? John: There is always a chance, closer now? about beatles Ringo goes gold Oh my my, photograph you?re sixteen Photo #1 in US and #8 UK Mind Games goes gold in US John distanced himself from the political and social commentary scene for a bit Fans have been craving these non-political John songs Out of the blue, I know I know and Mind Games John is in LA feeling depressed about Yoko John: ?Yoko and me are in hell, and I?m going to change it.? ?You?re Sixteen? is released You?re Sixteen Ringo album Richard Perry hooked Ringo up with this 1960s hit for Rockabilily artist Johnny Brunette, written by Sherman Brothers Full title is ?You?re Sixteen, You?re Beautiful and You?re Mine.? Second #1 hit single from the Ringo album Paul is credited with playing the ?mouth sax,? which may actually have been a kazoo Extraordinary Rock and Roll acoustic piano sets the tempo style Ringo sings verses with usual panache Beatle-esque background harmonies Doo Wop (nonsense syllables) singing by the backup vocals, bridge section Paul?s mouth sax solo enters, plays low register simple line and an upper register soloistic melody during this area Ending keeps repeating to last lines of music while Ringo sings in a higher register, then repeats ?all mine? as the song fades Paul?s mouth sax, backup vocals and rollicking piano add to the texture December, concludes with Band on the Run released in US and reaches #1 in US and UK Voted Album of the Year by Rolling Stone, Band on the Run goes Gold Ringo?s film Blindman premieres in UK ?Photogrpah? goes gold
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