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Time Beat + Waltz In Orbit

Ray Cathode (George Martin) – Time Beat + Waltz In Orbit – 1962

In early 1962, George Martin and Maddalena Fagandini (Dr. Who sound effects wizard) were tinkering about in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – and came up with these two tunes. A few weeks later George met four lads from Liverpool…

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Something in C Bb



i want you


come together


across the universe


strawberry fields forever

i am the walrus


the word



tomorrow never knows

dig a pony

a day in the life

re masters.


something in Bb C

tip of the hat to dangerous minds

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The Box and the Key…. .


Listen on Posterous

Listen on Posterous

In My Twin Life by Phil RetroSpector + Blue Rigby by Wax Audio

from The David Lynch Mash-Up Album

art by Avedon


David Lynch at The Gallery Lafayette in Paris

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John Lennon’s Handwritten Lyrics for A Day In The Life


NEW YORK, NY.- On 18 June 2010 Sotheby’s New York will offer for sale John Lennon’s autograph Lyrics for A Day In The Life – the revolutionary song that marked the Beatles transformation from pop icons to artists. The double-sided sheet of paper in Lennon’s hand is complete with cross-outs, corrections, reworkings, and chronicles the evolution of one of the most famous pop masterpieces from conception to the lyrics presumably used in the recording studio. A Day In The Life was the final track of the Beatles legendary 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which spent 27 weeks at the top of the UK’s charts and 15 weeks at number one on the American Billboard 200. The lyrics once belonged to Mal Evans, the Beatles’ road manager and are estimated to fetch $500/700,000. 

From the first time it was aired on 1 June 1967, A Day In The Life was recognized as one of the towering achievements of popular music, that elevated not only the Beatles to new levels but allowed pop music to take its place as one of the 20th century’s defining artistic movements. The handwritten lyrics provide a rare glimpse into the Beatles’ songwriting dynamic with Lennon noting where Paul McCartney would insert his lively upbeat verses. The lyrics bound from the darkly morbid – “he blew his mind out in a car,” supposedly referencing the accidental death of Tara Browne, the Guinness heir and close friend of both Lennon and McCartney, to the trivial; ‘4,000 holes in Blackburn Lancashire,’’ which was inspired by a bizarre road traffic scheme in North West England. This contrast, coupled with the soaring melody and the frequent use of classical instruments gives the song a depth that was absent from the Beatle’s earlier pop songs. 

A Day In The Life sparked instant controversy upon its release. It was banned by the BBC because of the line ‘I’d love to turn you on’ which supposedly encouraged drug use, making it the first song to be censored by a national radio network in the UK. A Day In The Life was also omitted from the album when it was released in several Asian countries. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band topped the US and UK charts, won four Grammy awards in 1968, topped Q Magazine’s list of the 50 Greatest British Songs of All Time and ranked number 26 in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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The Beatles Christmas Records

Each year, between 1963 and 1969, the Beatles recorded special Christmas messages for their fan club.

The Beatles Christmas Records – Covers and more information

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December 6, 1963 (Lyntone LYN 492)

Description: Amongst christmas greetings and other things other things a comical rendition of “Good King Wenceslas” and towards the end the chorus from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

December 18, 1964 (Lyntone LYN 757)

Description: Includes the classic “Jingle Bells,” individual greetings and the ending jingle “Can You Wash Your Father’s Shirts?”

December 17, 1965 (Lyntone LYN 948)

Description: Contains “Yesterday,” “Happy Christmas to Ya List’nas,” “Auld Land Syne,” the Four Top’s “It’s the Same Old Song” and “Christmas Comes But Once a Year.”December 17, 1965 (Lyntone LYN 948)

Description: Contains “Yesterday,” “Happy Christmas to Ya List’nas,” “Auld Land Syne,” the Four Top’s “It’s the Same Old Song” and “Christmas Comes But Once a Year.”

December 16, 1966 (Lyntone LYN 1145)

Description: A Monty Python-like record (or to be more accurate, the Goon Shows) , with amongst other things “Everywhere It’s Christmas,” “Orowanya,” “Please Don’t Bring Your Banjo Back” and the dramatic mini-play “Podgy the Bear and Jasper Visit Felpin Mansions.”

December 15, 1967 (Lyntone LYN 1360)

Description: includes the rocking “Christmas Time is Here Again,” (later released in conjunction with the Anthology-project) “Plenty of Jam Jars” (performed by fictional band the “Revellers”), and finally John’s poem “When Christmas Time is Over.”

December 20, 1968 (Lyntone LYN 1743/4)

Description: a collage of sounds and Fab greetings, including “Happy Christmas, Happy New Year,” Johns poem “Jock & Yono” and “Once Upon a Pool Table.” Guest-appearing artist Tiny Tim destroys “Nowhere Man”.

December 19, 1969 (Lyntone LYN 1970/1)

Description: A visit to John and Yoko in their home, Ringo plugs his movie “The Magic Christian” and Paul sings “This is to Wish You a Merry, Merry Christmas.” George is featured only briefly.

Merry Christmas, y’all! 
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