Sunday, July 11, 2021
Sunday, July 4, 2021
"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."
Sunday, June 20, 2021
"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
“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.”
Sunday, May 16, 2021
"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!"
Saturday, January 23, 2021
“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.”
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Saturday, January 9, 2021
"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
- Ravi Shankar, 1967