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So far Beatles expert extraordinaire Tom Frangione (Beatle Brunch, Beatlefan Magazine) has pointed out a couple errors. I had the good fortune to meet with him and hear some of his great stories at the Fest for Beatles Fans last August in Chicago.
Under “Give Peace a Chance,” among those in the “choir,”Al Capp was decidedly not among them. He visited John & Yoko during the bed-in, and quite famously was rude & insulting to the point where Derek Taylor asked – no, make that TOLD – him to leave. This scene has been included in several of the Lennon docs over the years (Imagine, US vs. JL, etc). Check it out here:
Under “Imagine,” the date cited for Lennon’s Death is December 9th (should be December 8th).
1973: discussing the Wings tour of the prior year, Feb 8th is cited as the Wings first gig on the university tour. It was actually the 9th.
In the entry for “In My Car”, “In The City” cited as a Walsh solo record … per wikipedia: “The track was first recorded by guitarist Walsh for the soundtrack to the 1979 movie The Warriors but the band liked what they heard and decided to record it as an Eagles track for The Long Run.”
Discussing Ringo being on the Flaming Pie album, you indicate he’s “finally” on a Paul record, even though Paul appeared on many of Ringo’s. In fact, Ringo appeared on several Paul albums (Tug of War, Pipes of Peace, and Broadstreet).
P231 typo: it’s David “FISHOF” (no “middle C)
In talking about “Beaucoups of Blues,” I said the Jordanaires started providing backing vocals for Elvis on “Heartbreak Hotel,” but they actually started on that single’s B-side, “I Was the One.”
In the entry for “Borrowed Time” I said Bob Marley sang “Hallelujah Time” — but while the band he was in, The Wailers, performed the tune, Bunny Wailer actually sang it.
In the “Silly Love Songs” entry I said “Blackbird” had been written as a nod to Black Power, but I should have said the civil rights movement. McCartney said in his memoir MANY YEARS FROM NOW: “I had in mind a black woman, rather than a bird. Those were the days of the civil rights movement, which all of us cared passionately about, so this was really a song from me to a black woman, experiencing these problems in the States: ‘Let me encourage you to keep trying, to keep your faith, there is hope.’ As is often the case with my things, a veiling took place so, rather than say ‘Black woman living in Little Rock’ and be very specific, she became a bird, became symbolic, so you could apply it to your particular problem.”