February 26, 2017

Boomer Anthems: A Day In the Life

I read the news today, oh boy
4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
I'd love to turn you on

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 26, 2017 2:30 PM
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When in doubt, algorithms: Top scientist insists the Beatles had virtually no influence on pop . . . and offers a bizarre diagram as his proof.


Posted by: Dr. Jay at February 26, 2017 4:52 PM

It might sound silly, but I think that Bach had more influence on modern pop music than the Beatles. And Bach is never dated. Sad, that nothing good is having an influence on the wretched pop music culture today.

Posted by: Jewel at February 26, 2017 7:08 PM

Sgt Peppers blew my mind. The R&R in the mid and late 60s was great but this album was different. I was 16 and wow. I took it down to Scottsdale with some mes and the White Album and my friend and I had a night to remember.

Man the time flies don't it?

Posted by: MMinLamesa at February 26, 2017 8:40 PM

The only thing I remember about the Beatles is that we had a C-130 pilot who had a Beatle's wig, and used to put it on taxiing in to freak out the ground handlers. That is, until one of the ground handlers whipped out a camera and took a picture (practically unheard of in the '60s), a copy of which made it back to the squadron. Squadron ops administered appropriate counseling, as the White House says. The pilot in question then went on eventually to make Brigadier General, far more rank than any of us "counselors" ever made.

Posted by: BillH at February 27, 2017 8:35 AM

Initially the BBC refused to broadcast this song over the airwaves because of the words "I'd love to turn you on." Nowadays you encounter every word there is.... in movies, music and print. But at the same time the tyranny of safety is running rampant. Life was a lot more fun when the Beatles were running amuck.

Posted by: Tom Hyland at February 27, 2017 12:02 PM