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Unformatted text preview: October 24 02:16 Sgt. Pepper - Beatles went back to London, went their separate ways Paul: Bohemian George: India Studied sitar with Ravi Shankar John: actor “How I Won the War” directed by Richard Lester got the part of Muskateer Gripweed Ringo: comforted John in tent (while he was waiting on movie set) - John during this time John was nearsighted initially had decided never to be seen in public with glasses on set of movie, saw a lot of people wearing “British WWII” glasses (round lenses with thin frames) had a set made with his prescription began to actually wear glasses during promotion of Sgt. Pepper became a fashion statement Britain: known as “Lennon glasses” America: known as “granny glasses” after movie, John went back to London he was a friend of John Dunbar, who owned the India Gallery there was an exhibit at the gallery called “Unfinished Paintings and Objects” by Yoko Ono the thing that struck him was that Yoko’s interpretation of art was very different from everyone else’s Yoko’s art: There was a ladder that could be climbed, and then a magnifying glass, that when you look through it says “Yes” – inspired John to meet Yoko Yoko insisted that she never heard of John Lennon when she refused to allow him to nail a hammer on one of her arts Yoko gave him a privately published book of hers, “Grapefruit” Kept it next to his bed, read it every night John befriended John Alexis Mardas Alexis Mardas: greek fellow, lighting director for the Rolling Stones Known to friends as “Magic Alex” - Beatles get back together in the studio Began to record again on November 24, 1966 Both John and Paul had been working on songs John: “Strawberry Fields” John’s work tapes Couldn’t read or write music, so used work tapes Played it to the Beatles George Harrison used a slide guitar Paul plays a mellotron – small keyboard instrument, complex recording device (set on strings) In Take 7: Paul plays mellotron set on flute Beginning of this take = part of beginning of final mix Took a total of 26 takes to record Known as the Locomotive version (very high energy) Timing for the entire song = backward cymbals Used 4 trumpets, 3 cellos (not weird because they began to use strings in Revolver) George Harrison played the swordmendel (table harp), which he didn’t know how to play George Martin said that John liked both the light (Take 7) and the intense version (Take 26) and suggested combining the two version together (editing them together) Martin said there were two problems, they were in different keys and different tempos...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course MUSC 422 taught by Professor Biersach during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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