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The Rolling Stones Making Fun of The Beatles’ Music Back In 1965 Video PLUS Concert Info and New Song, ‘Doom and Gloom’


Those naughty rogues. Just look at Mick and Keith making sport of The Beatles‘ tunes “I’ve Just Seen a Face” and “Eight Days A Week“. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen “Keef” smile with such joy as seen here in the itty-bitty clip.

via consequenceofsound.net

“The Rolling Stones‘ 50th Anniversary uncorks another bottle of champagne next month with the previously announced release of Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965, a rarity of a film that focuses on the band’s visit to Ireland circa September 1965…

The full, unseen relic will surface on DVD and Blu-Ray come November 6th. A box set that includes both the DVD and Blu-ray discs, two CDs (the soundtrack and live recordings of their 1965 British tour), a 10″ vinyl of live tracks, a 1965 Belfast gig poster, a 42 pg hardcover book, and even a limited cell from the film will also be available. Those with Direct TV, however, can catch the film on November 10th.”


Mick’s always been cheeky, and always will be. Lord, look at Charlie. That same stoic, bored and disapproving side-eye remains the same, doesn’t it? Superfunny.

So.  Who’s got tickets to see The Stones either in London or Newark, New Jersey? Because I’d TOTALLY go with you.

And Mick? At what, 69? Most of us probably still would.

George Harrison Documentary ‘Living in the Material World’ Directed by Martin Scorsese Coming to HBO


Ahhhhh….I’m relaxed just looking at this lovely poster for the upcoming George Harrison documentary, Living in the Material World, which was directed by Martin Scorsese.  It’s been just announced that HBO will be airing the documentary this October.

via WorldScreen.com:

“…Scorsese commented: “Like so many millions of people, I first came to know George through the music, which was the soundtrack of our world. The Beatles’ music, those beautifully lyrical guitar breaks and solos, those unforgettable songs of George’s like ‘I Me Mine’ or ‘If I Needed Someone,’ and the images, in magazines, on album covers, the TV appearances, the newsreel footage, the Richard Lester movies; and then there was the world after the Beatles, when George and his music seemed to open up and flower.

I will never forget the first time I heard ‘All Things Must Pass,’ the overwhelming feeling of taking in that all glorious music for the first time. It was like walking into a cathedral. George was making spiritually awake music—we all heard and felt it—and I think that was the reason that he came to occupy a very special place in our lives. So when I was offered the chance to make this picture, I jumped at it.

Spending time with Olivia, interviewing so many of George’s closest friends, reviewing all that footage, some of it never seen before, and listening to all of that magnificent music – it was a joy, and an experience I’ll always treasure.”

George's son, Dhani and widow Olivia

George’s widow, Olivia has written a coffee table book (available at a fantastic pre-sale price in Amazon, just so you know) to accompany the documentary.

Drawing on George Harrison’s personal archive of photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia, Olivia Harrison reveals the arc of his life, from his guitar-obsessed boyhood in Liverpool, to the astonishment of the Beatles years, to his days as an independent musician and bohemian squire. Here too is the record of Harrison’s lifelong commitment to Indian music, and his adventures as a movie producer, Traveling Wilbury, and Formula One racing fan.

The book is filled with stories and reminiscences from Harrison’s friends, including Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and many, many others. Among its previously unpublished riches are photographs taken by Harrison himself beginning in the mid-1960s. It is a rich tribute to a man who died far too young, but who touched the lives of millions.”

I don’t even have to tell you how much I’m looking forward to this documentary, do I?

Oh, George.

John Lennon would have been 70 today…

John Lennon.

People say I’m crazy, doing what I’m doing.
Well, they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin.
When I say that I’m okay, well, they look at me kinda strange.
“Surely, your not happy now, you no longer play the game.”
People say I’m lazy, dreaming my life away.
Well, they give me all kinda of advice designed to enlighten me.
When I tell them that I’m doing fine watching shadows on the wall.
“Don’t you miss the big time, boy. You’re no longer on the ball.”
I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round.
I really love to watch them roll.
No longer riding on the merry-go-round.
I just had to let it go.
Ahhh…People ask me questions, lost in confusion.
Well, I tell them there’s no problem, only solutions.
Well, they shake their heads and they look at me as if I’ve lost my mind.
I tell them there’s no hurry, I’m just sitting here doing time.
I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round.
I really love to watch them roll.
No longer riding on the marry-go-round.
I just had to let it go.
I just had to let it go.
I just had to let it goooooo.

Today John Lennon would have been 70 years old.