Showing posts with label Quotes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quotes. Show all posts

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Beatle Quotes: Guitarist Julian Lage on George

"George Harrison was one of the great arrangers, orchestrators and composers with his solos."
                                                                                                   - Jazz guitarist Julian Lage

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Beatle quotes: Ravi Shankar on George Harrison

"My nieces and nephews made me hear 'Norwegian Wood' after I had met George. Before this, I had not heard anything (by the Beatles) and I was not much impressed by it. But I saw the effect on the young people. I couldn’t believe it. It seems that they were lapping it up. They loved it so much."
                                                                                                                                - Ravi Shankar

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Beatle quotes: Paul on Dylan

"Dylan is a fantastic composer. At first I didn't understand. I used to lose his songs in the middle but then I realized it didn't matter. You can get hung up on just two words of a Dylan lyric. 'Jealous Monk' or 'magic swirling ship' are examples of the fantastic word combinations he uses. I could never write like that and I envy him. He is a poet."

- Paul

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Beatle quotes: The Dockers' Umbrella

"I like some of the things the Animals try to do like the song Eric Burdon wrote about places in Newcastle on the flip of one of their hits. I still want to write a song about the places in Liverpool where I was brought up. Places like the Dockers' Umbrella which is a long tunnel through which the dockers go to work on Merseyside, and Penny Lane near my old home."

- Paul, 1966

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Beatle quotes

“I think it will go down as one of the longest sessions ever, but we’re trying to produce a really musical LP, not just record those four boys on guitars and drums! We’re using strings this time, and even trumpet on one track.”

- Ringo on Revolver, 1966

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Beatle quotes

"On the LP, we've got this track ('Tomorrow Never Knows') with electronic effects I worked out myself... with words from the Tibetan Book Of The Dead. We did it because I, for one, am sick of doing sounds that people can claim to have heard before. Anyway, we played it to the Stones and the Who, and they visibly sat up and were interested.

"We also played it to Cilla (Black) ...who just laughed!"

-Paul 1966

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Beatle quotes: George Martin on long hours in the studio

“They now spend more time in the studio than ever before. The Beatles have come to accept that recording is their way of life. They accept the voluntary imprisonment of being in the studios for as long as 14 hours on end.”

- George Martin 1966

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Beatle quotes: Brian Jones on Sgt. Pepper and recording with the Beatles

Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Paul McCartney

"[Sgt. Pepper is] great. It's too much. It's really good. I did a Beatles' session the other night, actually. On soprano saxophone, of all things. I've taken up playing reeds again. I used to play reed instruments. I bought a soprano saxophone the other day and ever since I have been doing sessions on it. There are soprano saxophones on the Stones' records, future Beatle records. You know, it's a funny thing – you get hold of something and put it on everyone's records. It's great. There's a very nice recording scene going on right now in London."

    - Brian Jones, 1967

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Beatle quotes: Ravi Shankar on George Harrison

 "Many people, especially young people, have started listening to sitar since George Harrison, one of the Beatles, became my disciple. He is a beautiful person. His attitude toward our music is very sincere. He's very humble, and becoming better and better. His love for India and its philosophy and spiritual values is something outstanding."

Ravi Shankar, 1967


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Beatle Quotes

"Paul McCartney was one of the most competitive people I've ever met. Lennon wasn't. He just thought everyone else was shit."

- Ray Davies.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Beatle Quotes

"I'm cynical about society, politics, newspapers, government. But I'm not cynical about life, love, goodness, death. That's why I really don't want to be labeled a cynic."

- John, 1966

Monday, April 20, 2020

Beatle Quotes

"Merseybeat wasn’t our invention. We have always changed our style as we went along and we’ve never been frightened to develop and change."

-Paul, 1966

Friday, April 10, 2020

Beatle Quotes

"The Indian sitar thing has become just another bandwagon gimmick, with everybody leaping aboard just to be 'in.' A lot of people will probably say that I’m to blame anyway, for making the sitar commercial and popular. But I’m sick of the whole thing now because I really started doing it because I want to learn music properly and take it seriously."  

- George, 1966

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Beatle Quotes

"It will be the best we’ve done. We’ll lose some fans with it, but we’ll also gain some. The fans we’ll probably lose will be the ones who like the things about us that we never liked anyway, and those we gain are the ones who want to hear us breaking into new things. Every track on the LP has something special…George wanted to get his Indian stuff on the record. I wanted to do some new electronic things, and John even had a song in which his inspiration was the Tibetan Book of the Dead."

- Paul, 1966