MUSIC MONDAY The Beatles Anthology 4

THE BEATLES Anthology 4 (Part 1/3) Subtitulado Español.[HQ]

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Last year you visited more countries than ever – Yeah, that’s correct
Which was your favourite? – America, I think
Why, in particular? – Because you make a lot of… no!
No, because it’s good-it’s like Britain, only with buttons
There’s more people in America. You get big audiences, it’s all wild and happy
When we were going back for the second tour of America, they said:
“We’ll start in San Francisco with a ticker tape parade”
That was once when I actually said I’m not going
I’m not having a ticker tape parade
It seemed like only a year since they assassinated Kennedy
I could just imagine, you know, how mad it is in America
It was just so much fun
Everyone got into the mania
We were getting a little crazy with it all
We called it the eye of the hurricane. It was calmer right in the middle
Altogether I think it’s 30 days
Stadiums hold more people, we normally play theatres in England
Haircuts, for instance?
It just happened, you know, you wake up one day and there you are
We wrote them, we recorded them, we play them every day
Smiling-that’s all we rehearse
On this tour we don’t get much time to do anything
I’ve just liked this kind of music for about 8 years, or since it came out
It’s just good fun
I loved it
I loved all the decoy cars
and all these intricate ways of getting us to the gigs
People would say, doesn’t it drive you mad, all these girls screaming?
I’d say no. At a big football match you’ll see the men going ‘ruuhhhrrrhh’
This is the girls’ equivalent
We did the same thirty minutes
Twenty-five if we didn’t like you, we’d play it fast
You could never hear anything. We played the repetition of our singles
Just doing our hits, then we only played twenty minutes anyway
We never realised how fast we played when we were live
The adrenalin would sometimes make you, instead of…
Very fast, you know
With all the adrenalin, we’d be talking fast… and on with the next song
We’d like to carry on with a song which was on our first Capitol album
We hope you enjoy the song. It’s called All My Loving
The Hollywood Bowl 23rd August 1964
The Hollywood Bowl was pretty tatty
It’ll probably go out one day, I suppose
But we were so nervous. It was like going on at the Palladium
I wanted to have a live concert
George Martin Record Producer Capitol provided their engineers and we recorded at the Hollywood Bowl
but the techniques we had then in America was three-track half-inch
and the separation wasn’t too great
To begin with, you had the voices in the centre
and a mixture of drums, bass and guitars on separate side-tracks
But pervading the whole lot were the screams from the audience
It was like putting a microphone by a 747 jet
It was just one continual screaming sound
It was difficult to get a good recording with the techniques we had there
And in fact the Hollywood Bowl tapes weren’t issued
But many years later I dug them up and refurbished them
And we did actually issue a record
My idols were Elvis… pre-army Elvis…
I still think that was the most exciting thing going
Little Richard – I was a big fan – but we’d met him in Hamburg
so we didn’t have to go to America to meet him. He was a big idol
Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino – we met Fats in New Orleans
He had a very big diamond watch in the shape of a star
which was very impressive
We started to meet people who’d been in the newspapers or on film
We were actually rubbing shoulders with them
He was one of them
He was our idol
Bob was our hero
Not an idol but we heard his record, we’d listen to his album
It really gave us a buzz and we played it over and over
I heard of Bob through John
He played the records to me. It was just great
I think it was Freewheelin’
We loved Bob Dylan
So by the time we met him we’d heard much more about him
It was a great honour to meet him. We had a crazy party the night we met
I thought I’d got the meaning to life that night
I said to our roadie “Mal, get a pencil and paper. I’ve got it ”
Mal couldn’t find a pencil and paper anywhere
Eventually he found it and I wrote down my message for the universe
I said “Keep that in your pocket”
The next morning, he asked if I wanted to see that bit of paper
“Oh yeah” and I’d written… “There are seven levels”
There were two men in the room and Bob’s the well-known one
Al Aronowitz was there – a journalist, who’s like a mate
That was the first time for me that I’d really smoked marijuana
I laughed and laughed and laughed
It was fabulous
I remember travelling with the boys
I was almost kicked out of an aircraft by reporters wanting to get on
I got stuck in a lift between floors when too many people crowded in
and being escorted by police cars
It was just a three-ring circus from which there was no let-up
Peace only came when they were alone in their hotel rooms
hearing the screams outside and watching television
That was about it. Hell of a life, really
Yeah, there was all kinds of stuff
We flew out of Montreal in order to avoid Ringo getting killed
We were playing Canada
and they decided to make an example of an English Jew
One major fault is I’m not Jewish
We were playing the gig and I was always on a high riser
I had a cop, a plain clothes policeman sitting there with me
Now for the first time I was worried, really worried
I had the cymbals a bit like this to give me a bit of protection
Usually they’re like this, but I had ’em up
Then I started getting hysterical, thinking…
if someone in the audience has a pop at me
what is this guy going to do, catch the bullet?
It was getting funnier all the time and this guy was just sitting there
All that kind of stuff was happening all the time. It was terrifying
People would set off firecrackers in the hall
and you’d think one of the others had got shot
But on stage I always feel safe, even though they break through
I just feel as though I’m all right when I’m plugged in
I don’t feel as though they’ll get me
If you look at any books that say where the Beatles were working
you’ll find we hardly ever had a day off. We’d have to complain to Brian
He had all the pressure of people wanting to book us, with high offers
We’d say “We gotta have a day off, man”
Neil Aspinall Tour Manager We didn’t get any time off-we seemed to get five minutes here and there
It might have been longer but it felt like five minutes. But that was OK
Everywhere, there were hordes of people trying to get hold of them
trying to get their autographs, trying to touch them
Everywhere they went they were brought cripples
There was a thing that went around – look out, fellows, cripples coming!
Paraplegics were wheeled in so that they could touch them, like Jesus almost
Derek Taylor Beatles’ Press Officer There was without doubt a lot of opportunism
There were people pushing wheelchairs who were bonkers
The people in the wheelchairs were victims of whatever had got them there
and also the prisoners of these people
That situation did become nightmarish
There were some really bad cases, God help them
but there was really some…
Poor little children would be brought in. Some actual basket cases
I mean they were just in baskets, you know
and also some really…
just sad thalidomide kids
It’s not very nice to be afflicted
but John had this thing that manifest as a joke
He’d always joke about it because the reality was too much for him
I think it was fear or something
You can see, actually, in all these home movies
every time the camera is on John, he goes into a spastic kind…
his interpretation of what a spastic is
John would always do daft clapping
We couldn’t really see ourselves as the sort of ‘yah’, ‘c’mon’, ‘get on’
It was all…
There was a lot of that, but it kept us sane, I think
A bit of irreverent humour. It meant we weren’t falling for the game too much
It’s dead easy. All you’ve got to do is clap hands
Clap your hands
If you don’t want to clap your hands, you can stamp your feet on the floor
When we left the screaming fans, there were screaming policemen
and the Lord Mayors and their wives
and the hotel manager and his entourage
The only place we ever got any peace was when we got in the suite
and went to the bathroom
That was about the only place where you could have a bit of peace
We’ll probably never do another tour like it
It’s been something we’ll probably remember for the rest of our days
We just nipped about very quickly and then we were back home
Today the Beatles returned from America
London Airport 21st September 1964 where they played 32 shows in 34 days in 24 different cities
But there’s no rest for the boys. In two weeks, they’ll be on the road in the UK
John had mucked around with feedback for a while. Yes, it was intentional
He found it difficult to get the right amount of feedback
I think it was the first time that feedback was used on a record
He loved things like that. He loved weird effects
It was his idea, it was great
I remember that John and George had Everly Brothers ‘Gibsons’
We had these big Gibson round sound-hole… electrics
They looked like ones the Everlys had used
They were semi-electrics. They had electric facilities on them
And John leaned his against the amp
We were starting to talk about the song and the A string started feeding back
What? Can we… can you do that?
Oh yes, I can edit it on the front
He figured how to do it. We used to do it on stage then
John figured out that you just hit the A and get it buzzing by the amp
So it was a start of all that… – In a way, he invented Jimi Hendrix
It probably was, actually
Once you see somebody messing with feedback
it’s a whole field of research, isn’t it?
But that’s how it happened. It wasn’t engineered, it came from an accident
and then we made it something we could edit on to the front
Funny chaps, who are they? Maybe I’ll find out as the show goes on
Most of the boys’ songs are taken from their latest LP called…
It’s called Beatles for Sale
It’s got eight of our songs and the rest are…
8 from 14… 9? Please, I’m not very good at counting
6, of course… yes 8 and 6
Who are the other numbers… – Kansas City for one
Two Carl Perkins, one Little Richard, one Chuck Berry and one Dr Feelgood
What’s the Chuck Berry number? – Rock and Roll Music
We like the old numbers – Sing one for us, will you?
All right then, Kansas City
Shindig TV Show London
Palais des Sports Paris
A problem with their concerts was that they couldn’t hear themselves
Today, everyone’s used to the technology and great concerts
and everyone has a fold-back speaker at their feet to hear what’s going on
Didn’t have that in those days
John, Paul and George would be standing at microphones
in front of a screaming crowd of 60000
Ringo would be at the back on the drums and he said to me:
“It was very difficult following, I couldn’t do anything clever
“I couldn’t do great drum kicks or drum rolls or fills
“I just had to keep that back beat going to keep everybody together”
Killer of demons, gorge on this flesh, our offering… drink!
The ring, she’s not wearing the sacrificial ring
She cannot be sacrificed without the ring
We’d done the Hard Day’s Night film, which was great
Dick Lester had done this artsy black and white thing we’d all loved
So the next things was: OK, what next? Well, maybe a colour film
In colour, yeah, wow, there you see, they had more money for that one
So then things went a bit awry
We started saying:
We’ve never been to the Bahamas, could you write that in?
It was fabulous
But we went to the Bahamas for the hot scenes and it was freezing
We had to run round in shirts and thin trousers
but it was actually bloody cold!
I’ve never been skiing-could you write in a scene with skiing?
First time I’d been on skis
I loved that, not that any of us could ski
Dick Lester just put us on skis and edged us down a mountain
Boys! Are you buzzing?
I think this was beginning to get into that period
when people were giving up the drink, the stimulant of the times
and were getting into the herbal jazz cigarettes
It was changing things a bit. Things became more imaginitive, more crazy
By then we were smoking marijuana for breakfast
Nobody could communicate with us
It was just glazed eyes, giggling all the time
We had fun in those days
I think that was one reason for not learning the script
We just showed up a bit stoned, smiled and hoped we’d get through it
‘ere you are-cop this one hand
Ugly though, aren’t they? – Hands?
Some people’s are – You’re light in the kitty again
Show us your hand, Ringo
You want to chuck one in – Get on
How about drumming? – Won’t affect it
I don’t know many… – It appears I need one card…
It’s difficult when four people
all have to say lines one behind the other
If one person forgets, you’ve got to start again
and then the next person forgets
The scenes in Buckingham Palace in Help!
We were doing that scene for days
where they put some pipe… and some red smoke comes through
We shove it out of the window and all the guards fall over
It must be their tea break
That scene just went on for ever, we were in stitches, hysterics, laughing
We pushed Dick Lester to the limit of his…
He was very, very easygoing
He was a pleasure to work with
There’s one scene in the film
where Victor Spinetti and whoever else in the scene are curling
You know those big stones they do
And one of them has a bomb in it
We find out about this and we have to run away
Paul and I ran about seven miles
We just ran and ran so we could stop and have a joint and come back
We were just off… You know we’d run to Switzerland
I enjoyed filming it
I’m sort of satisfied but not smug about it, you know. It’ll do
We couldn’t do it any better because we’re not capable enough actors
We were searching around for a title
That was crucial to us, to get the titles good
We’d had the Hard Day’s Night thing
which had been Ringo just making a mistake
He jumbles his words, not meaning to
and you get a new phrase that’s better than the two he mixed
We toyed with Tomorrow Never Knows which was another of his
We ended up using that as a song title
I remember us all sitting around trying to think of stuff
I think John went home
We came up with… With Dick Lester, we came up with the idea of Help!
Then John went home and happened to write it that evening
Wait a minute, hold on. That’s wrong
John got the idea, I think, for the title Help!
From things he said later, I think it was a bit his state of mind
He was feeling a bit constricted by the whole Beatle thing
He never said that when he wrote it
He said later that was how he felt and that’s why he wrote it
But he was kind of plump
I think that he just didn’t feel right
I think it was because he felt he was a bit…
He called it his fat Elvis period
He got a bit podgy, in his own eyes
That was depressing him a bit
But I think John’s done inverviews and articles about that
I’d go into these troughs every few years
It was less noticeable in the Beatles, their image would carry you through
I was in the middle of a trough in Help! but you can’t see it
I’m singing Help! for a kick-off
But you’re protected by the image of the power of the Beatles
Big Night Out TV Show Blackpool
I used to live in a little flat at the top of a house
I had a piano by the bed and woke one morning with this tune in my head
I thought “I don’t know this tune, or do I?” An old jazz tune or something?
My dad knew a lot of old jazz, maybe I remembered it from somewhere
I went to the piano and found the chords to it
It was like G, F sharp minor 7, B…
made sure I remembered it
then said to my friends “What’s this? It’s got to be something”
I couldn’t have written it, I’d just dreamed it. You don’t get that lucky
When he’d got the lyric together, we decided to record it
I said it’s a lovely song, I can’t see what Ringo can do on it
I can’t really see what heavy electric guitars are going to do
Why don’t you sing it to me with a guitar and then decide?
It was good because all the others, the guys…
I look at them, like ooops… I mean, a solo record
They said, it doesn’t matter. There’s nothing we could add
And so for Paul McCartney of Liverpool, opportunity knocks!
Thank you, Ringo. That was wonderful
I remember John listening to it
There’s a particular bit where the cello moves into a kind of bluesy note
John thought that was terrific
It was applauded but it wasn’t really a Beatle record. I said to Brian:
It’s Paul’s song, shall we call it “Paul McCartney”? And he said, no!
I can’t remember him making that suggestion
but I wouldn’t have done that. We never entertained those ideas
It was sometimes tempting. People would flatter you and say…
you should get out front, put this solo record out, but we always said no
We didn’t even ever put it out as a single in England
We were a bit embarrassed. We were a rock’n’roll band, a little R&B combo
NME Poll Winners’ Concert London
George’s songwriting was painful for him as he had no one to collaborate with
John and Paul were such a collaborative duo
They would throw advice to George but they didn’t really work with him
Paul and I really carved up the empire between us
George didn’t even sing when we brought him in. He was a guitarist
He wasn’t in the same league for a long time. That’s not putting him down
He just hadn’t had the practice at writing that we had
They’d been writing since we were at school
They’d written all – or most of their bad songs
before we got into the recording studio
I had to come from nowhere and start writing
and to have something at least quality enough
to put in the record with all their wondrous hits
He wrote Don’t Bother Me, I remember, one of the first ones
Then he started to improve and eventually…
became very good with a classic – Something in the Way She Moves
which I think Frank Sinatra still refers to
as his favourite Lennon-McCartney song. Thanks, Frank
Now something we don’t often do
Give someone a chance to sing who doesn’t often sing
All out of key and nervous, singing Act Naturally… Ringo!
Thank you very much, everybody
It’s lovely to be here
We’d like to carry on with a song which is our record before…
This one’s called Ticket to Ride
I liked it because it was… slightly a new sound at the time
I used to like guitars. I don’t want anything else on the album –
jangling piano, or whatever
It’s a heavy record, you know
George Harrison MBE
John Lennon MBE
Ringo Starr MBE
and Paul McCartney MBE
We were in Twickenham film studios when Brian showed up
He took us to the dressing room rather secretively. What’s this about?
Brian said:
They want to give you these MBEs
We’re going to accept. What do you think, boys?
At first we were very impressed. We said, what does it mean?
You become a Member of the British Empire. We were honoured, genuinely
The lowest honour that you could possibly get
The cynicism crept in and we said, what do you get for it?
He said, û40 a year, and we said, yeah
He said, you can go into St Paul’s whispering gallery for nothing
How much does it cost, anyway? He said, about a shilling
I can’t really remember any sort of Daily Mirror reaction, ‘how dare they’
A lot of the army… that was the only other reaction…
was soldiers sent theirs back
This is a protest to the Queen because this Order is being debased
by giving this to people who are not deserving of it
The Beatles are already rewarded with a tremendous amount of money
If I had the MBE
I should be put out at being placed on the same level as a pop singer
I don’t think it was a good idea to return them
I undertand the surprise that the Beatles would be given the award
It’s a little ridiculous on both sides
One side values the honour too highly and the other too lowly
This medal raises the qustion: where is the British Empire?
It’s purely honorary. I don’t think it has any value at all
Someone always takes exception to someone else getting something
Most people were pleased
It’s a very good thing, they deserved it
They’re great
I think they deserved it
I think the MBE is a bit of a joke
Hundreds of people have got it in the past, why not the Beatles?
I think they’re great
I’m glad everyone’s delighted
They deserve everything they’ve got. They’re very clever people
They’re young, vital, and they give this country a kick and a lift
And, my God, we need it
How do you like having an MBE? – Great. We’re honoured
I thought it was really thrilling
We’re going to meet the Queen and they’re going to give us a badge
We thought, this is cool
Buckingham Palace London In days gone by, they’d storm the Royal Palace gates
demanding bread or the right to vote, or some other civil right
These days, it’s all for the Beatles
The mop-haired quartet receive their MBEs from the Queen today
It was good fun. We ended up at the Palace. Quite strange
An equerry to the Queen, a guardsman
took us into a side room and showed us what we had to do
“You approach Her Majesty like this, and never turn your back on her”
The other part I remember…
Paul and I went up together
and first she said… she felt I had started the band
I said no, I was the last to join
She said, well, how long have you been together?
Without a blink, both Paul and I said:
We’ve been together now for forty years
She just had this strange look on her face like she wanted to…
I don’t know, laugh, or ‘off with their heads! ‘ You know what I mean
Had you met the Queen before? – No, first time
What did she think of you in the flesh? Did she tell you?
No, she’s not going to say, but she seemed pleasant, made us relaxed
We were standing in line, waiting to go through, hundreds of people
We’d been grilled by the guardsman, saying, this is what you do
We were so nervous, we went to the toilet
We smoked a cigarette there – we were all smokers in those days
But years later, I’m sure John… thinking back and remembering:
“We went in the toilet and smoked” and it turned into a reefer
Because the worst thing to do before meeting the Queen is smoke a reefer
But we never
I was too stoned to remember. I don’t know
After all we did for Great Britain
selling all that corduroy and making it swing
they just gave us a bloody old leather medal with wooden string through it
It was like the whole momentum had been going for years. It kept rolling
And now we were playing stadiums
That was in the days people were still playing the Finsbury Park Astoria
And to play at Shea Stadium…
Now, ladies and gentlemen
Honoured by their country
decorated by their Queen
and loved here in America…
Here are the Beatles!
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