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Posted on 01/25/2018 4:24:52 PM PST by beaversmom
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I always loved Quicksilver Messenger Service great band “Oh God pride of man broken in the dust again”
It’s my guess that John was not being serious, but being a funny, sarcastic, smart-ass like he often was. (RIP).
I hear that.
I’m not so sure about that.
“Maybe I’m Amazed” on Youtube:
I haven’t fully researched it, but as I also suspected it might be urban legend. Like Palin seeing Russia from her house.
And yes, I have heard the quote before. It certainly
sounds like a quip Lennon would have said.
From the above link:
We’ve all heard this quote but I’m yet to find a source. I don’t think John Lennon said it at all.
Here’s a quote from Mark Lewisohn which I’m taking as fact for now
*The London Times newspaper quoted John Lennon famously saying that Ringo wasnt even the best drummer in the Beatles. John Lennon never said that, famously or otherwise, and that is the London Times quoting him, Lewisohn said, making a point about his motivation for trying to separate fact from Fab Four mythology.
For me, its [a case of tracking down] when did he say this? Ive heard every John Lennon interview, Ive read every John Lennon interview, I never saw that quote. So when did he say it, let alone when did he famously say it? he said. I determined to get to the bottom of it. And its actually a TV comedians joke from three years after John was killed, in 1983. So John Lennon never said it — and wouldnt have said it.*
Whoa. That was cool. Thanks for posting it.
A Word About Ringo Starr’s Drumming...
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Flashback to a band I was in. One of the guys started dating a woman and he began leaving practices early to be with her.
One night she overhead us calling her “Yoko” and got really pissed.
Very welcome. :)
The Allman Brothers get a pass to hi-jack any thread.
There is currently a Lynyrd Skynyrd thread that is hi-jacked so people can bash each other over who isnt Trump enough.
I would tag them but I cant remember who it is.
But to un-hijack, and get back to the Beatles, is the opening of Revolution the most rock n roll thing ever?
Ringo is vastly underrated as a drummer.
They asked Eric Clapton why he hadn’t invented any new guitar riffs.......his reply, Chuck Berry invented them all.
I have heard that several times from people that know music.
I mean you never listen to a Beatles’ song thinking, “Y’know the drumming could have been better.” No, Ringo wasn’t Keith Moon (although his son took Keith’s place in The Who), but he always played it just right.
Duane Allman ping: https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3626114/posts?page=30#30
Thanks for posting. Gotta get back at it, but I’ll check that out later. From the first bit of it, sounds very good.
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