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Mark is joined by musician David Brookings, Gig Gab host Dave Hamilton, and OpenCulture writer Colin Marshall to discuss Peter Jackson’s documentary Get Back and the enduring popularity of The Beatles.
This was recorded on 12/8, the anniversary of John Lennon’s death. We consider the arc of their career, the various post-mortem releases that keep our interest, why Beatles solo work remains a cult interest, and much more.
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Good Day Sunshine is the sound of summer!
Clapton wouldn’t have fitted in the Beatles – he wanted purist blues.
A couple of non-music aspects to the Beatles,
1. They had an extraordinary worth ethic,
2. their irreverent attitude to interviews / publicity.
Conner F. says
The Bestles, err the Beatles are okay. Frank Zappa is better, the Velvet Underground is better. Jefferson Airplane The Strawberry Alarm Clocks, The Doors, Red Krayola all better.