A new convert of McCartney & The Beatles

Filacterua

Senior Member
I am fortunate enough to have a cousin who is a big shot in the local music and entertainment business. He had received a sizable number of courtesy tickets for Paul McCartney's "Up & Coming" presentation here in Puerto Rico (San Juan), which was last night, and invited me to join and watch.

I had always dismissed The Beatles (& offspring) as uninteresting and "overrated"...

My God - what a huge mistake...

10 minutes into the show I knew I was in the presence of greatness. It's amazing how far behind modern music STILL lags and/or draws from what this man (and cohorts) has been doing for the last 50 years. It's one thing to hear about it, but it's an entirely different matter to get it from the source. It was awesome.

Lastly, the band's performance was impeccable. Needless to say, I was especially impressed by Mr. Laboriel. Some people have to play lots of notes to make a huge impact. Others play the right note at the right time and need do no more. These are the rarest kind - an elite - and Mr. Laboriel is amongst them.

Consider me a musically changed man...
 

BeatlesFan

Senior Member
Here's some post-Beatles Fab Four songs I reccomend...

John Lennon ft. Ringo (drums) - Mother: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTkc1aKAVYY

Paul McCartney ft. Ringo Starr (drums) - Take It Away: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9s950VfMxA

Paul McCartney ft. Ringo Starr (drums) - Wanderlust: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co9zoZLiwlw

Paul McCartney ft. Ringo Starr (drums) - So Bad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM-inrf4yW0

Ringo Starr ft. Paul McCartney - Walk With You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zfgpWVs91U

Ringo Starr ft. John Lennon (piano, harmony vocals) and George Harrison electric guitar (electric guitar) - I'm The Greatest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8RXvfVtZTU

Ringo Starr ft. George Harrison (Acoustic guitar, backing vocals) - Photograph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MubU8qHutY

Ringo Starr ft. George Harrison (guitar solo, backing vocals) - King of Broken Hearts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCD7XFfj1NM

Ringo Starr ft. George Harrison (guitar) - It Don't Come Easy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-HPayKwmqM

Ringo Starr ft. Paul McCartney (backing vocals) - La De Da: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqliUOztxoA

Ringo Starr ft. John Lennon (guitar), Steve Cropper (guitar), Billy Preston (electric piano), Harry Nilsson (backing vocals) - Only You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLjaS_EMM-g

Ringo Starr ft. Paul McCartney (piano, synthesizer, string and flute arrangements, backing vocal) + Linda McCartney (backing vocal) - Six O'Clock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iso8U8XzYc0

Ringo Starr - Love Is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko8pnynbLd8

Ringo Starr ft. Eric Clapton (guitar solo) - Never Without You:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83RdUejEIfQ
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
Just one opinion but I have been with them since 1964 and I just don't tire of them. Glad you saw them in a new light.
 

Styx

Senior Member
Welcome to the CLAN!!!! The 1st song that ever caught my attention and led me down my musical path was "Drive my Car" I was about 4 years old. I still dig that tune after some 30+ years. Do yourself a favour and purchase their new box set release and digitally remastered Albums. They did not change the face of Rock n Roll by being ordinary, they were brilliant. Glad you've come to appreciate their music. Welcome.
 

dale w miller

Silver Member
Glad you enjoy them. I never understood how anybody didn't being it seems they influenced almost every type of genre possible with one of their songs directly or indirectly. Never the less, glad you like them now.

As far as Abe goes, I knew him in college. He was always a genuine good guy. He had this aura about him and we all knew he was destined for a gig at this caliber.
 

Redbeard

Senior Member
Glad you enjoy them. I never understood how anybody didn't being it seems they influenced almost every type of genre possible with one of their songs directly or indirectly. Never the less, glad you like them now.
I'm in my early 30s but I was raised on the Beatles by Dad (who regularly played their albums start to finish). When I started playing in bands as a teen, some of my peers dismissed the Beatles' music. But I was able to show how if you like X, the Beatles were the first to do that, and you can hear their influence in A, B, & C.

And like eamesuser posted, "Quality songwriting, arrangements, vocals,and a great groove are timeless."
 

2bsticks

Platinum Member
If it wasn't for The Beatles on Ed Sullivan and Ringo I'm not sure I would be playing drums at all.
 
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