In a box overlooking the Royal Albert Hall, The Beatles, dressed in drag, are aiming a sniper rifle at the speaker below. The Fab Four are in an alternate reality version of s Britain where women occupy all the positions of power. The ruling matriarchy also happens to be crudely stereotyped as a bunch of catty, style-obsessed harpies.
In AugustBeatles manager Brian Epstein passed away at the age of He spent his entire adult life introducing The Beatles to a global audience and helping them spread their message of love around the world. Earlier in the decade, Brian made two bold and visionary statements about the future.
The subtitle of this remarkable, penetratingly insightful and revisionist biography — The Drummer in the Beatles, The Woman in the Drummer — posits a bombshell theory. That during his Beatle years Ringo Starr, now Sir Richard Starkey, grappled with his sexuality and was drawn so much to his feminine side that he actually wanted to be recognised as a woman. The author, who holds the Caitlyn Jenner Chair of Psycho-Socio-Sexual Gender Studies at the Independent University of High Learning in San Francisco, has researched Starr's life, the lyrics of over Beatles songs written between '62 and '70, and also makes considerable reference to little-read academic papers in transgender studies.
At Beatles anniversary time, the stories write themselves. It turns out that ranking the songs recorded by the Beatles in the s is easy; you put the worst one at the top, and the best one at the bottom. In the U. There was also a flurry of non-album singles throughout those years, collected in different ways in the U.
The Beatles' version was recorded at Abbey Road Studios on February 11, in a single take, and is Ringo Starr's first recorded lead vocals with the Beatles; and, as the fifth track on the Beatles first album, Please Please Merepresents the first time many fans heard Starr on a lead vocal. February 11 was a marathon day for the Beatles as they recorded 10 of the 14 tracks they needed for Please Please Me. The Beatles did not concern themselves about possible homosexual undertones that go with singing a song about boys, although they altered the gender pronouns employed on the Shirelles's version i.
Paul McCartney. The lengthy interview in the July issue of England's Uncut magazine spans a variety of subjects, but what's got music fans buzzing is McCartney's assertion that not only were certain Beatles songs written during the Fab Four's days of drug experimentation but also that the songs themselves refer to drug experiences. McCartney, who turns 62 today, noted: "Just about everyone was doing drugs in one form or another and we were no different, but the writing was too important for us to mess it up by getting off our heads all the time.
It was recorded more than two years later by the Beatles and included on their first album released in the United KingdomPlease Please Me It is Ringo Starr 's first recorded lead vocal with the Beatles and, as the fifth track on the Beatles' first album, Please Please Merepresents the first time many fans heard Starr singing a lead vocal. February 11 was a marathon day for the Beatles, as they recorded 10 of the 14 tracks they needed for Please Please Me.
John Lennon : vocals, string acoustic guitar Paul McCartney : bass guitar, maracas George Harrison : acoustic guitar, string acoustic guitar Ringo Starr : drums, tambourine Johnnie Scott: tenor flute, alto flute. Available on: Help! Anthology 2.