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volume 1
january 1999

John Lennon Notes on ... Series 104 - 160

 





  The studio years (1967 - 1968)
  by Alan W. Pollack
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  In 1967 the Beatles withdrew in the recording studio. Because of this the years 1967 and 1968 have become known as their studio years. The output was as psychedelic in content as impressive from a musical perspective. In February 1967 the group released the single Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever; followed in June by the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Next in July the public got the surprise of the single All You Need Is Love / Baby You're A Rich Man. Then in November the single Hello Goodbye / I'm The Walrus was released, which already in December was followed by the double EP Magical Mystery Tour. March 1968 saw the single Lady Madonna / The Inner Light and the last days of August Hey Jude / Revolution. In July the cartoon movie Yellow Submarine made its way into the theaters (the songs were released on album in January 1969). The lack of albums that year was filled up in November with the White Album.

104 Penny Lane (1995) 95
105 Strawberry Fields Forever (1995) 93
106 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1995) 97
107 With A Little Help From My Friends (1995) 107
108 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (1995) 103
109 Getting Better (1995) 104
110 Fixing A Hole (1996) 99
111 She's Leaving Home (1996) 106
112 Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (1996) 101
113 Within You Without You (1996) 105
114 When I'm Sixty-Four (1996) 94
115 Lovely Rita (1996) 102
116 Good Morning, Good Morning (1996) 98
117 'Reprise' and 'A Day In The Life' (1996) 108, 96
118 All You Need Is Love (1996) 114
119 Baby You're A Rich Man (1996) 110
120 Hello Goodbye (1996) 120
121 I Am The Walrus (1996) 116
122 Magical Mystery Tour (1996) 109
123 The Fool On The Hill (1996) 119
124 Flying (1996) 118
125 Blue Jay Way (1997) 117
126 Your Mother Should Know (1997) 115
127 Lady Madonna (1997) 122
128 The Inner Light (1997) 121
129 'Revolution' and 'Revolution 1' (1997) 132, 125
130 Back In The USSR (1997) 142
131 Dear Prudence (1997) 143
132 Glass Onion (1997) 144
133 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (1997) 131
134 Wild Honey Pie (1997) 141
135 The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (1997) 154
136 Happiness Is A Warm Gun (1997) 148
137 Martha My Dear (1997) 151
138 I'm So Tired (1997) 153
139 Blackbird (1997) 128
140 Piggies (1998) 147
141 Rocky Raccoon (1998) 140
142 Don't Pass Me By (1998) 126
143 Why Don't We Do It In The Road (1998) 155
144 I Will (1998) 145
145 Julia (1998) 156
146 Yer Blues (1998) 139
147 Mother Nature's Son (1998) 138
148 Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey (1998) 129
149 Sexy Sadie (1998) 135
150 Helter Skelter (1998) 134
151 Long, Long, Long (1998) 152
152 Honey Pie (1998) 149
153 Savoy Truffle (1998) 150
154 Cry Baby Cry (1998) 133
155 Revolution #9 (1998) 127
156 Good Night (1998) 130
157 Only A Northern Song (1998) 100
158 All Together Now (1998) 111
159 Hey Bulldog (1998) 124
160 It's All Too Much (1998) 113
   
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  Copyright © 1989-2001 by Alan W. Pollack. All Rights Reserved. This article may be reproduced, retransmitted, redistributed and otherwise propagated at will, provided that this notice remains intact and in place.
  In case you want to quote these pages, please refer to the original sources. So for Pollack's remarks on "Free As A Bird" refer to: Pollack, Alan W. (1995), Notes on "Free As A Bird". Notes on ... Series no. 194, 1995. The 'Official' rec.music.beatles Home Page (http://www.recmusicbeatles.com).
  Conversion to HTML by Ed Chen, Mike Markowski, Bruce Dumes, and Maurizio Codogno. Indexed and adapted for Soundscapes by Ger Tillekens.
  The numbers in the last column refer to the second, updated edition of Ian MacDonald's book: Revolution in the Head. The Beatles' Records and the Sixties. London: Random House (Pimlico), 1997.