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#41 dorio

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 07:40 AM

QUOTE (kkatarn327 @ Mar 18 2007, 04:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I believe that Harrison was a better writer and lyricist than Lennon or McCartney anyways. He was definitely the best guitarist out of the three as well.

Well that makes you a George Harrison fan rather than a Beatle fan anyway. George was a very good guitarist to begin with but as far as songwriting was concerned he learnt it all from Lennon/McCartney and i'm not that sure that he managed to top them even as a solo artist. And he was the first to admit that....He was also very humble when it came to his guitar playing he considered himself a mediocre guitarist even though we all know better.


Also, Paul McCartney is not a bad guitarist either he can make a Gibson sing laugh and cry too wink.gif

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE (dorio @ Mar 18 2007, 09:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (kkatarn327 @ Mar 18 2007, 04:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I believe that Harrison was a better writer and lyricist than Lennon or McCartney anyways. He was definitely the best guitarist out of the three as well.

Well that makes you a George Harrison fan rather than a Beatle fan anyway. George was a very good guitarist to begin with but as far as songwriting was concerned he learnt it all from Lennon/McCartney and i'm not that sure that he managed to top them even as a solo artist. And he was the first to admit that....He was also very humble when it came to his guitar playing he considered himself a mediocre guitarist even though we all know better.


Also, Paul McCartney is not a bad guitarist either he can make a Gibson sing laugh and cry too wink.gif

Well, obviously Lennon and McCartney didn't think he was that good of a song writer because a lot of the materials from All Things Must Pass were stuff he wrote for the Beatles that they passed up. The critics gave him a lot of recognition over the other two's songs when he did get a track on their albums (like While My Guitar Gently Weeps).

...then again, I am a George Harrison fan so maybe the way I get my facts is biased. *laugh*

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#43 dorio

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 09:00 AM

QUOTE (jenniferdurst @ Mar 19 2007, 06:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, obviously Lennon and McCartney didn't think he was that good of a song writer because a lot of the materials from All Things Must Pass were stuff he wrote for the Beatles that they passed up. The critics gave him a lot of recognition over the other two's songs when he did get a track on their albums (like While My Guitar Gently Weeps).

...then again, I am a George Harrison fan so maybe the way I get my facts is biased. *laugh*

This thread was dedicated to George and not the Fab Four. But... as i'm an old fan, I prefer Beatle George than solo George. True: with the Beatles he was granted a very small space per album (one or two songs) that's why his first solo album (if we don't take into account the ones he released when the Beatles were still active) was so productive ("All Things Must Pass") but sadly what came after that, has never been has good as "All Things..." We had to wait till '87 and the release of "Cloud Nine" to get something as good as "All Things Must Pass". I'm also a great fan of his work with the Traveling Wilburys super band and those CD's he has produced for Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar...... What was to be admired about his solo career was also his ability to preserve his image of "Quiet Beatle".


Here's to you George drink.gif

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:48 PM

I should make a legend for the Traveling Wilburys. wub.gif

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:41 PM

I've always liked Beatle George rather than solo George (and same with the other Beatles). I do believe that George had the best solo career (not as far as success, but as in material, imo). And as much of a George fan that I am, I must say that I am offended by your comment, Dorio. I am a Beatles fan over all else. As great as the four musicians were individually, they were best together. I just happen to like George the best, and find his talents to be overlooked during the time of the Beatles, and even looking back today. However, I guess I don't have any complaints, because the cards played out pretty damn well anyways.

I now feel that I have a bone to pick with you, Dorio. Nothing personal, of course

#46 dorio

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 09:00 PM

QUOTE (jenniferdurst @ Mar 20 2007, 07:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I should make a legend for the Traveling Wilburys. wub.gif

Now, that would be cool, even tough there were only three albums... but... what albums!

QUOTE (kkatarn327 @ Mar 20 2007, 10:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I must say that I am offended by your comment, Dorio. I am a Beatles fan over all else.

OK, ok. I just needed some solid PROOF! Now, I believe you

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I now feel that I have a bone to pick with you, Dorio. Nothing personal, of course

Choose your weapon kkatarn! laugh.gif En garde!

#47 jenniferdurst

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 09:06 AM

QUOTE (dorio @ Mar 19 2007, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (jenniferdurst @ Mar 20 2007, 07:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I should make a legend for the Traveling Wilburys. wub.gif

Now, that would be cool, even tough there were only three albums... but... what albums!


Three? There was only Volume 1 and Volume 3. unsure.gif

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#48 dorio

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE (jenniferdurst @ Mar 20 2007, 10:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (dorio @ Mar 19 2007, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (jenniferdurst @ Mar 20 2007, 07:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I should make a legend for the Traveling Wilburys. wub.gif

Now, that would be cool, even tough there were only three albums... but... what albums!


Three? There was only Volume 1 and Volume 3. unsure.gif

Volume II was posthume, because Roy Orbison died during the recording so they decided to not release it, and to call the next album Vol III (in Roy Orbison's memory) But there are also four bootlegs.....and one compilation with alternatives and unreleased tracks and five singles (very hard to find by now)

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 09:14 PM

But in actual albums released, there were two.

QUOTE (wiki)
Some possible reasons for the skip from Vol. 1 to Vol. 3 include the fact that some consider Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever as Vol. 2 (Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, and Roy Orbison perform on the album), a nod to the many bootlegs titled "Volume 2" containing early studio mixes/alternate takes, to honor the death of Roy Orbison by not releasing the project started with Orbison, or as a simple joke.


Either way, here's to Nelson Wilbury cheers.gif

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#50 dorio

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 09:55 PM

QUOTE (jenniferdurst @ Mar 21 2007, 10:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But in actual albums released, there were two.

Yep! It's a fact. To sum it up (even tho' i've heard all kind of wild rumours and stories) volume 3 was in fact volume 2 but when it was released Roy Orbison had joined the greater forces. It's only rocknroll. Here's to Roy drink.gif

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:06 PM

I think George Harrison was a great song writer and when he was with the Beatle's his songs just got better and better. He did learn from the best Lennon and McCartney. He along with Ringo are the only two people that had both John Lennon and Paul McCartney as backing vocalists (that ain't bad my friends). I believe it was Frank Sinatra who said "Something" is the greatest love song ever written. It was also Michael Jackson's favorite Beatles songs but he had no idea Harrison wrote it. One of my favorite songs of his solo career was "Isn't it a Pity". I just think he has some great Beatles and non Beatles songs. He is one of those song writers that can touch my soul.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE (kkatarn327 @ Oct 7 2005, 10:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
George Harrison is totally awesome.... as you all probably know


No one agrees with me, but I believe he is the absolute best.

Thanks George
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How could you, Michael Abrams? :'(


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GEORGE ROCKS!

I agree that there should be some sorta edit to include ATMP, LITMW, 33&1/3, GH, SIE, Cloud 9, Traveling Wilburys V1, Travelling Wilburys V3, and Brainwashed.

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE (Craig 61 @ Apr 18 2007, 03:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think George Harrison was a great song writer and when he was with the Beatle's his songs just got better and better. He did learn from the best Lennon and McCartney. He along with Ringo are the only two people that had both John Lennon and Paul McCartney as backing vocalists (that ain't bad my friends). I believe it was Frank Sinatra who said "Something" is the greatest love song ever written. It was also Michael Jackson's favorite Beatles songs but he had no idea Harrison wrote it. One of my favorite songs of his solo career was "Isn't it a Pity". I just think he has some great Beatles and non Beatles songs. He is one of those song writers that can touch my soul.


Amen! cheers.gif

The funny thing is, Frank Sinatra's been quoted saying that "Something" is his favorite Lennon/McCartney song. wacko.gif

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:37 PM

RINGO STARR AND ME

On 16 August 1962 Ringo Starr, one of Liverpools and Britains best drummers at the time, replaced Pete Best as the Beatlesdrummer.1 The Beatles were, by then, recording with EMI/Parlophone Records. George Martin was their producer. Their first recording session with Ringo Starr was on 4 September 1962. On 11 September Ringo Starr played tambourine on "Love Me Do" and maracas on "P.S. I Love You. Session drummer Andy White was hired to play drums. Before Ringo Starr starred on drums, drummers were measured by their soloing ability and virtuosity. Ringo's popularity brought forth a new paradigm in how the public came to see drummers. Due to Ringos style and approach, the public started to see the drummer as an equal participant in the compositional aspect of a groups songs. One of Ringo's great qualities was that he composed unique, stylistic drum parts. His drumming parts possess a signature in the Beatles songs; his varied and advanced drumming techniques allow listeners to identify a Beatles song without evening hearing the rest of the music.2 Ringo was the first of the English rock drummers of the '60s to define the archetype of the present-day rock drummer." -Ron Price with thanks to 1Barry Miles, Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now, Henry Holt & Company, N.Y., 1997; and 2Robyn Flans, Hall of Fame: Ringo Starr, internet site: Percussive Arts Society.

The band's first televised performance was on People and Places. It was transmitted live from Manchester by Granada Television on 17 October 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Art Roberts, music director of popular Chicago radio station WLS, placed "Please Please Me" into radio rotation in late February 1963, arguably the first time a Beatles record was heard on American radio.3 Ron Price with thanks to internet site beatles.startingiseasy.com.

While Ringo was making his entry as drummer in the world of the Beatles, I was 18 finishing my adolescent baseball career pitching my last game against Oshawa in Ontario for the Burlington Juvenile All-Stars and finishing my summer job with the Dundas Confectionary Company. I was also just starting my most demanding academic year, grade 13 in Ontario and unobtrusively beginning my pioneer life for the Canadian Bahai community. While the Beatles were going on TV for the first time in October 1962, as I say, the Cuban Missile Crisis was mounting to a fever-pitch and my society was as close to nuclear war as it would get in my adolescent and young adult life.

All these juxtapositions, societal crises, an incipient Beatlemania and a general sense of the transitions in my life, though, were unknown to me. I was at that time buckling down, settled into, the task of getting through nine subjects at Dundas District High School. I was in love with a girl in Michigan. In August 1962, just days before Ringo had his first session as the drummer for the Beatles, I had touched the warm skin of a girls breast for the first time in my life. I was living with my mother and father at 47 Tweedsmuir Avenue in Dundas, a small town in the Golden Triangle of southern Ontario. My mother was working in her last year of employment at McMaster University in the Overseas Students Department as a secretary. My father was 67, had just retired and in three years would die of an aneurism, a localized, blood-filled dilation (balloon-like bulge) of a blood vessel.

So much going on all around me, then
in that hot August of 62 and an autumn
that took my world to annihilations edge
with Ringo getting a bigger break than he
then knew that summer and me getting a
bigger break than I knew at the time
pioneering for a Movement that had
just struck its head above the ground,
but with my mind and emotions filled
to overflowing with the first taste of
anything one could call romance and
nine subjects that would make or break
my academic life, my career and what
direction my life would take back then
when the world stood at oblivions edge.

Ron Price
26 September 2008


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Posted 15 April 2009 - 07:55 AM


George Harrison Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Los Angeles (AP) — Hundreds of George Harrison's biggest fans and best friends, including Paul McCartney and Tom Petty, turned out Tuesday to see a posthumous star for the quiet Beatle unveiled during a raucous celebration on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Fellow former Beatle McCartney stood next to Harrison's widow, Olivia, and son, Dhani, as the star was unveiled in front of the landmark Capitol Records building.

"Thank you very much!" he yelled to hundreds of screaming fans wearing Beatles T-shirts and holding signs, albums and flowers to honor Harrison.

The only other surviving member of the band, Ringo Starr, did not attend. But one of Harrison's friends, Monty Python's Eric Idle, said he had recently spoken to Starr.

"He said, 'What about mine?'" Idle said. "I said, 'They don't give drummers stars.'"

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 03:50 AM

QUOTE (kkatarn327 @ Jul 28 2007, 11:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Craig 61 @ Apr 18 2007, 03:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think George Harrison was a great song writer and when he was with the Beatle's his songs just got better and better. He did learn from the best Lennon and McCartney. He along with Ringo are the only two people that had both John Lennon and Paul McCartney as backing vocalists (that ain't bad my friends). I believe it was Frank Sinatra who said "Something" is the greatest love song ever written. It was also Michael Jackson's favorite Beatles songs but he had no idea Harrison wrote it. One of my favorite songs of his solo career was "Isn't it a Pity". I just think he has some great Beatles and non Beatles songs. He is one of those song writers that can touch my soul.


Amen! cheers.gif

The funny thing is, Frank Sinatra's been quoted saying that "Something" is his favorite Lennon/McCartney song. wacko.gif

And he managed to make a terrible cover of it. Probably the worst.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE (ShadyWilbury @ Jul 21 2007, 03:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I agree that there should be some sorta edit to include ATMP, LITMW, 33&1/3, GH, SIE, Cloud 9, Traveling Wilburys V1, Travelling Wilburys V3, and Brainwashed.

I meant to fix that a long time ago but always seemed to forget. Now George's full discography is included in the bio.




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