The title "The Fifth Beatle" is sometimes bestowed upon Billy Preston, who was extensively involved with The Beatles.
Well the covers must have been pretty good as they sound just like them. I actually thought it was the Beatles that sang this song for awhile as it sounded like them. Oops! https://youtu.be/8Gj9BXaNXeM
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Blackbird! Such a good song.
@OlderAndWiser What was all the beeping going on in the song?
@JuliaStyles it’s a blackbird tweeting. :)
@loves2learn @JuliaStyles Actually, it was a horrible upload and I didn't listen before using the link. I was just looking for a video without ads. Here is a better YT videohttps://youtu.be/Man4Xw8Xypo
@loves2learn Sounds more like "call waiting" beeps on your phone.
I've never heard this song before. When did they do it? Sounds like one of their early songs.
Actually, it was released in 1968 and their last recording was in January, 1970.
@Daniela1982 I can't see the video.
Click on the "Watch on YouTube" at the bottom left.
That just sends me to the YouTube main site. I don't think the video is available in my country.
I had no trouble hearing it so you may be blocked in your country as you say.
Lots of people listened to that kind of rock before, and most likely when loaded. Beatles music was good for all decades. I could have sworn that Michael Jackson bought the rights to the Beatle's music. Wonder who has them now?
Lots of people also listened to Hitler once :)Which of course is a different story.I don't mean to condemn the Beatles... it's just that: ''... she loves me. Yeeeeh yeeeeh yeeeeh...'' does not give me any inspirationAnd strumming a guitar campfire style really isn't hard either (where i. e. Bob Dylan handled that detail way better)
Well you are probably listening to Thai music. I would probably have the same thoughts as you about your music. The Beatles were up near the top of history's most influential music groups.
They were not empty at all.The very, very beginning, with the matching haircuts, on the Ed Sullivan show, maybe; but they developed massively over the decades. Their music is extremely layered instrumentally, and they sang cryptically about many things that were important to them. Sounds like you're thinking they lacked edge, edginess, which could be said to be true. Sometimes you just want to rock out with some dirty reverb, etc., and that is not The Beatles, but empty... nope.
Amanda and Julie... Thai music is mostly crap :D /// I don't grudge the Beatles' success. Even 'ABBA' (I confess to have liked them, once) had a right to exist. I just felt that they had no 'bite'. That's why I was drawn to Hendrix, Dylan, and rock in general. Sure: Led Zep or Deep Purple also were not too outspoken - 'politically' ; but at least their drummers MEANT to drum, and the guitarists MEANT to kill their axe.The 'emptiness' that I mention is indeed not predominantly in the lyrics. Their success - well: with not much 'competition', and a very good marketing overall, it's no wonder that they were 'on top' - people had little choices back then. 'Artistic quality'? Their 'strum-strum-la-la-la' had only changed slightly after OTHERS came up with sounds the universe had never heard before - they FOLLOWED (due to success pressure)'Influence'? There are hundreds of cover versions of i. e. 'Hey Joe'; when Beatles 'hits' are covered, then at the Boy Scouts' campfires, or as a parody :)Prior to the beatlemania the world saw mass hysteria only on NSDAP mass gatherings.Well, ... so that you don't hate me onwards ( :) ) this all is just my own aversion; if YOU love them, then please enjoy the music. Peace.
I think you are underestimating them on many levels - their ingenuity, layering, adaptation of style they did over the years. They were extremely prolific and have a huge body of work (the beginning of which was very simple - too simple for my taste, but they grew enormously from there.)ABBA is happy (almost pop) music, much more instrumentally simple and straightforward.The Beatles had tempo and key changes, melodic counter elements, sweeping symphonies as 'backup', almost like they were doing epics (to take a film term.) There's really no comparison. It's like saying they were like The Monkeys. Who weren't even really musicians, and The Monkeys were copying (er, try to emulate) The Beatles.But there's no hard feelings here. You had me at "no bite" which I 100% agree with.I happen to like listening to The Beatles, Hendrix, and Deep Purple... but The Beatles by far. They didn't have bite, but they were dynamic.Anyway, as you say, to each his own.We're good 🤛.
That is because you are more used to today's music, which all sounds the same to me.
I don’t disagree with you. But I do like older music just never got into them.