Saturday, August 08, 2009

Who are the Beatles?

It was forty years ago today that the famous album cover for the Beatles' last album Abbey Road was shot.


There's a link to a BBC article about it here.

There wasn't even any writing on the cover to say it was by the Beatles - - in those days they were so famous that there didn't need to be, though there was that story about the magistrate who famously asked "Who are the Beatles?" in a trial - - though I'm not sure if it's a true story or one of those granny-in-the-boot urban myths.

Even the Communist had heard of them, though he didn't like their music, even though he hadn't heard it, because he didn't like any pop music, on principal really.

But the times could be a-changing. Yesterday a casting breakdown came into our office for a play about the Beatles. (A casting breakdown tells you the roles for which a director needs to find actors, so that an agent can suggest suitable actors).

On the breakdown it lists various people including the following:

Paul McCartney - a member of the Beatles

George Harrison - a member of the Beatles

John Lennon - a member of the Beatles

Ringo Starr - a member of the Beatles

Have you ever, ever seen their names listed with an explanation before?

No, I haven't either. I feel old suddenly.



3 Comments:

Blogger Kippers Dickie said...

Being sixty-six I was certainly into Beetle music in my younger day...
..and still have ALL my records (LP)
Including my all time favourite single--Yellow Submarine!
On the subject of "not knowing".. I had no idea who this fellow Jackson was. For all I knew he might have been a footballer. It is true...I found I 'cut-off' at a certain point in time (around...Rolling Stones) and never followed popular "music" (is it music?) any more.

6:23 pm  
Blogger Jennyta said...

Ooh, 'citing, Daphne! You don't happen to need any 'late middled aged' actresses do you?

7:06 pm  
Blogger Yorkshire Pudding said...

To play the part of Ringo Starr you will need to find a talentless twerp with an ego as big as an air balloon. In Leeds this should not be difficult.

2:09 pm  

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