DAILY MUSE | Continuing the theme of honoring the 40th anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper’s album, I’ve located links to a full length documentary called ‘The Complete Beatles’. Hope you enjoy this expansive review of their epic creative journey and arguably unrivalled cultural impact.
DAILY MUSE | Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the release of The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in Britian. Today is the 40th of its release in the US. In honor of it, and the immense creativity offered by The Beatles over the years they were together, I offer links to various Sgt. Pepper homages.
Documentary called “The Making of Sgt. Pepper”
A mini documentary done on the 20 year anniversary
The portion of the ABC’s ‘Revolutions’ documentary regarding the album
Paul discussing the album
More dicussion about the creative backgound of the album
Paul and Bono’s version at Live 8
Kelly Clarkson’s version on Americn Idol. I have to say, she does have a killer voice
Animated version of the Sgt. Pepper song from the movie ‘Yellow Submarine’
Cover Art outakes
ABC News report yesterday
Another News Report
Here’s a real trip… a Japanese Beatles tribute band
I’m spending the night in tribute listening to my brother Jay’s band “The British Beat” playing at the Central Cafe in Palinville, CT. He’s ‘Ringo’. My brother Terry just got asked to join the band as ‘George’, although he is not playing tonight. If anyone is in the area, come on out an join us. It’s a fun evening of sing-along.
DAILY MUSE | I thought long and hard about what to feature on today’s Sunday Serving– it being Easter and all. I considered featuring specific content about god, creativity and spirituality. But I do that a lot as it is. I thought that that would actually be too heavy for today. Instead, I thought we needed something different– something spontaneous in nature with a sense of rarity… and surprise, excitement and light. So I’ve decided on this– footage of The Beatles 1969 surprise rooftop appearance which turned out to be their last public performance together. Hope you enjoy it.
UPDATE | I just noticed that these episodes are “with commentary”. While the commentary is pretty funny in and of itself, I’d like to see the original episode without it. Does anyone have a link?
DAILY MUSE | One Saturday morning a few years ago I stopped by my brother’s house. He was watching a clever and funny PowerPuff Girls cartoon with his daughter, which was layered throughout with Beatles lyrics (as dialogue) and Beatles trivia.
Someone worked really hard on that episode and got alot of creative latitude in putting it together. Alot of stuff would only be understood by serious Beatles trivia buffs. Surprisingly my neice was getting it all, undoubtedly because she was raised loving the Beatles (as my Brother did and passsed on his love of them to her.)
That day I only saw part of the episode. So I was glad to find it on YouTube and be able to watch it in its entirety. It’s called “Meet the Beat-Alls” and it gets really funny when Yoko shows up. It even uses an obscure reference to her “yes”/ladder/magnifiying glass artwork, the piece that I believe John experienced when he first met her.
It’s in two parts, one above the fold and one below the fold.