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"Don't you want me for human league. Barron though didn't really wanna do it. This was a kind of music kind of style. that wasn't really in his wheelhouse or so he thought but his wife was pregnant and he needed the fifty thousand dollars they were offering though he was not personally excited by this demanding. Shoot the rest of the entertainment industry did take notice. Once billie jean's video was released now in flashdance became a huge office and soundtrack album sales success in nineteen eighty-three. Hollywood started coming knocking on the doors of music video directors to try to make something with similar appeal for the cinema. In fact barron was offered the chance to do flashdance to which he turned down though because he felt he lacked the experience at that time to delivery high-profile feature film with a full cast and crew is just a little too much for him to take in offers. Did though keep coming including something called spider high of which was about mutated teenagers. Go on a rampage. But he didn't want to pause his successful business to try to make something that he had no passion for and that was until he was introduced by his mother to this american man named rusty lamb rand who happened to be working on a smaller scale film script. That seemed right up his alley to get to you what that feels script was about. We'll start with limb story which began in one thousand nine hundred ninety. Eight lamb was working as a production assistant on the film damian to he was riding the subway home one evening in chicago. And that's when lebron witnessed this this young child. He was so absorbed with playing with a toy a speak and spell that he hardly spoke at all to his mother who was sitting next to him. Lamb rand observe their. That technology seemed to be alienating us much more so than connecting us to one another a few years later lebron relocated to los angeles because he wanted to continue working in the film business and he was feeling alone in this new city so he purchased a computer and apple to entertain him in the absence of having a life at least at that time and he realized that was filling the void of loneliness was also perhaps even keeping him from making new friends and while he was working as a co producer on the barbra streisand film. Gentle limerick used that computer not only the inspiration but also the tool to put his ideas into a screenplay he would make modern romantic comedy. Maybe a musical of computer meant to enhance. Someone's life but ends up. Consuming it limra and happen to be talking to gentles script and continuity supervisor at the time zelda baron baron being the mother of steve baron zelda showed him a videotape sent to her from steve of his latest music video effort done for the british pop band. Hazy fantasy called. John wayne is big leggy lamour and thought steve had great visual flair. Something that he thought would actually work well for this musical comedy that he was working on he entitled it electric dreams and three zelda limra was able to discuss his story with steve who showed a great deal of interest in making. What could amount to a ninety minute film with music video sensibilities. It would really be something that could break him into the film industry but also capitalize on his strengths. Lebron story involves a san francisco based architect named miles harding. Miles buys a new computer to help him stay organized and on schedule as well as to assist him in the design of this brick that will hold the building together through an earthquake. Very valuable for san francisco now realizing that. It has the potential to streamline everything in his life miles uses that computer to control everything in his apartment. It provides security system. It makes coffee. It turns his blender at turns lights on and off but miles wants to give it more power and so taps into this major information source to download as much as this computer can take and unfortunately when he does that. The computer overheats so miles to try to cool it down immediately pours champagne into the computer circuits and that causes it to malfunction a very odd and irie way the computer really begins to think on its own without any kind of directive for miles a self aware being now that shows an interest in humanity in music and what. It's like to feel love eventually. Miles has a new upstairs neighbor. She's a beautiful concert. Cellist new madeleine robot stat or is it madeleine caller madeline in the movie but i will call her medal for this film now. One day while practicing concert piece on the piano madeline hears music from downstairs accompanying her and she assumes that this musician must be miles that makes her want to get to know him better. Miles also develops a crush on madeline. But he so romantically inexperienced. He'd turn to his sentient computer to try to help them out however the computer once he starts researching about love also begins to fall for her in this off a battle of wills between the computer and it's human the device meant organize. Miles is life is now going to destroy it for getting in the way of its desire to achieve love now along with his costume designer. Sister chevron steve baron later. Happy meeting with richard branson the owner of virgin records and he also newly formed an offshoot film company called virgin films. Barron pitched electric dreams to be their first movie. The launch movie for virgin films and branson loved it primarily because he thought he could market it like flashdance. He could cross promote the film with musical talent that he had on board his virgin records label he committed to making it into a feature right away and he presold it for distribution by mgm. You a which had connection with. Meanwhile coincidentally branson also hired zelda barron to direct her first feature film for him a world war two based drama called secret places. In both steven's aldebaran would become the first known instance of a mother and son making separate films simultaneously in the film industry now barren felt directly music. Videos really taught him how to make. Good looking tightly edited. Well paced films. You know there's a lot of experimenting that he would do using different techniques really broadened the visual base to see what works. And what doesn't so. He felt very comfortable going in. He thought that too many feature films use shots that lingered way too long to tell the story so he was going to emphasize using his fast cutting techniques to try to keep people audiences visually engaged without losing the story underneath now for the cast. Barron wanted newcomers in the lead roles because he was an inexperienced director experienced actors. Probably would come in with preconceived notions of how things should go and he might be challenged on too many occasions so after they initially cast kelly mcgillis for the madeline role. She didn't work out the opted to go with another newcomer to play madeline virginia. Madsen medicine before. This had really been struggling to break into show business. She took a lot of odd jobs dishwasher. She sang telegrams in skimpy outfits in awkward situations. She had to sing in restaurants or at board meetings or other really embarrassing places after landing a role in the nineteen. Eighty-three film called class offers started to break. Bats way she had locked the lead role in another feature when she read the script for trains and madsen immediately. After reading told her agent dropped other project because she felt very strongly about electric dreams she identified with madeleine's relocation to a new city to pursue our artistic dreams just like she did and she identified with madeleine's personality through and through her goals in her dreams and being a cellist bets and you know she knew how to play piano but she had not been a cello player at all her life so she received daily lessons from conductor harry rabinowitz who happens to play the conductor in the film as well as doing some of the classical compositions as far as the male lead is concerned they received interest from a lot of various up and comers including by the way tom hanks who had been struggling to find consistent work after the cancellation of tv's some buddies in nineteen eighty two but limor and instead pursued lenny von dolan because he saw him in a supporting role as a young cowboy in tender mercies thought he would be perfect for the role dolon initially dismissed electric dreams as kind of a copycat of ward games. He wasn't going to get involved. But his manager encouraged him to take a closer look at the screenplay and when he did fondling saw. The stories appeal toward love and kindness. And he loved the idealism and the faith in humanity within miles so we decided he was going to pursue the rawal vondle researched the role by visiting an architectural firm and he based miles on one particular bespectacled architect that he saw there who was wearing a bow tie but was so immersed with the work that he was doing. He was looking over a drafting table and he was completely oblivious to von dolan's presence there with barron and lemons approval fun dolan added some personality touches the absent minded professor aspects to make miles more vulnerable and relatable and during the shoot matt's an inbound dolan. They developed actually genuine romantic feelings toward one another during their stay unrequited though it was considered him bad form for actors especially new actors to engage in a romantic relationship during the making of a film and being new in the industry. They didn't want to risk their burgeoning careers by getting involved. Also madsen happen to be in a relationship and von dolan was also dealing with the aftermath of a relationship gone sour so a lot of things were in the way although they both wished there could be more. The romantic nature of the roles was charged by their romantic chemistry off camera and bundle and in particular says it helped him to get through the end of his relationship because he can inject himself into miles naive but very optimistically hopeful pursuit of love. The two actors still remain good friends to this day. Now as far as bud court goes although he found the technique here unnecessary for professional actors to have to do. He provided the voice of edgar. The computer from within this claustrophobia. Inducing communications booth box on the set and that was because the filmmakers decided that court shouldn't interact with other actors except while he was in character during their scenes says that these actors would talk to edgar as a computer and not like another human somebody with a face attached so when they occasionally would run into him on the set court would hide his face in his hands and he reminded them talking to him was not allowed unless he was in the booth so they tried very valiantly to maintain the illusion of edgar being its own entity. The film was shot exterior wise. Anyway in san francisco where the story is set but the interiors were all done in. London's twickenham studios. Peter mcdonald returned the favor to steve barron by working as his camera operator and his sounding board for his direction mcdonald also get his chance to become a feature director a few years later with rambo three now with the lead actor set baron his attention toward developing the musical aspects of the story because those were just as important lamb rand had crafted nine musical interlude moments within his script where sharon could utilize his strengths as a music video director. As well as to provide music that would sell the soundtrack so lamb ran during this time he compiled a list of musicians that he felt could bring the electronic romance of the story to life and secure at the natural choice of flash. Dances giorgio moroder who also makes a brief appearance in the film as the head of a radio station. They began to shoot film lamb. Showed moroder the vibe going forward. Because he was using placeholder tracks from electric light orchestra as inspiration of what he was going for. This also gave limb ran the idea to contact yellows jeff lynne through a mutual acquaintance to see if he could contribute a track for the soundtrack and lynn was skeptical about doing soundtrack. Work after the commercial failure of xanadu but once you read the script he eagerly accepted. He liked it so much. He even offered to do all of the music he so desired but with moroder onboard in virgin wanting to spotlight their own label artists. Lynn was limited to two contributions for the soundtrack virgin provided the services of two of its top acts culture club and heaven. Seventeen culture clubs boy george. He was originally uninterested in doing songs for movies. But he collaborated with steve barron's company for several music videos before any decided to re script which he loved so much that he crafted not one but three songs for the soundtrack. Lebron stayed with the tucson limit that he had given to lynn so soul singer. P p arnold provided the lead vocals to the title track that was written by a couple members of culture club including george. The culture club song love is love was released. International league shot to number three on the pop charts in canada and number five in japan and lemon contributed a song on his own corrode attrac- that was sung by culture club backing vocalist. Helen terry called now. Your mind that was co written with grammy nominated. Flashdance pianist songwriter. Helen saint john. The song together in electric dreams is perhaps the song that gets the most play today. It was intended to the emotional end song and started as a demo. That georgia moroder did for the film featuring lyrics and vocalist that st barron when he heard it thought was never really going to work so barren encouraged fill oak. The front man for league. Barron had done several music videos for them and became friends and he thought could be the perfect person to bring that song to life. Cokie didn't really care for some of the lyrics. We wrote new lyrics for it on the back of a carton of cigarettes on the way to the recording and rotor. Who was initially skeptical. That oak was really the right fit. He loved the lyrics. That oak came up with and when they came to record. Oki's i take his rendition with so good moroder. Thought they didn't need to do anymore. Takes but okay said no. He actually thought the first one was just a rehearsal so he could bring a lot more to the song if he gave another chance and he nailed an even better performance for the second. And what would be the final. Take ten minutes pretty much to be done with that song. The song went on to become an international hit reached number three in the uk at number five in australia. Never rose above number ninety four in the united states but it did enter the top twenty on the dance charts. Were became a popular song. It received a bafta nomination for best original song written for film and its life has continued on quite a bit beyond the film has been remade. A number of times by popular artists and it also became this theme song to this two thousand nine bbc documentary. Tv show called electric dreams. Although the song was removed for international showings due to licensing issues video game fans. You may recognize together in electric dreams. It was featured in the playstation portable as well as the playstation two game called grand theft auto vice city stories and the success led moroder to continue collaborating with hokey d. Released an album in nineteen eighty-five it didn't sell as well as they'd hoped and they didn't really garner any hit songs like that one but if you're interested in the work of either one or both you should probably check that album out. There was a problem getting the soundtrack out prior to the release the limited release of this film in the united states that really cut into the promotional interest in the tian's to electric dreams and when the film vastly underperformed on its opening week. The head of mgm decided. They should pull the film from theaters after one more week. In order to release it again a little bit later on the hope that it would perform better in theaters along with the soundtrack to sell it. But in the interim mgm studio head was fired and the incoming head didn't know about these release plan and so it kind of fell through the cracks. The music was released a month after the movie and by that time it was out of fear. So you had a film and soundtrack not really selling each other. As they hit originally intended so the soundtrack it did fail to catch. Hold in the united states of soundtrack to film that hardly anybody had seen any was also hampered somewhat by a spat that occurred between virgins sir. Richard branson as well as viacom cbs. Because at that time. Richard branson was trying to push for inroads to make a cable music channel to compete with. Mtv for great britain initially it was called cable music but branson later became an investor in another channel called music box due to this move icon decided to bar virgin acts from mtv for a period but lebron. He was successful in getting mtv to relax their boycott for songs from electric dreams because he had connections in the company but the film had already left theaters. By that point interest had waned considerably for the soundtracks. Still bad timing by mgm. All around. so. As i mentioned it failed to catch. Hold at the box office. It made only two point two million dollars off of its seven point. Five million dollars back you know reviews were mixed. Siskel and ebert though notably did champion electric jeans. They both gave it thumbs up on their tv show and in their respective print reviews. They both gave it three point. Five stars out of four so they definitely think that this is a pretty good movie now. As far as what i think the music video techniques do come into play here but i don't think that they become overbearing to the inventive love story. I think if you love films of the nineteen eighties you love it primarily because of this music video aspect to the film. That definitely plays like a lot of movies. I came out in the wake of flashdance very strong a music and soundtracks etc. It's kind of a little bit ahead of its time in the technology department but also ahead of its time in its techniques the plot it plays a little bit like demon seed that covered last week but more so cyrano de berge rak mary. Shelley's frankenstein i think those were inspirations. That ran definitely did tap into some might compare it to the musical little shop of horrors but electric dreams does predate the film adaptation of the stage musical by a couple of years. The music though is very catchy catches can be the editing that's perfectly in sync with that music. It's a real brief to watch the despite a bubblegum plot. I think it's pleasant enough to fit the bill. If you're looking for innocuous fear. I definitely think you're going to get that here. Unfortunately the film does paint itself into a corner store. Your wise it's ending maybe is not as amicable as the build up by that point. I think your entertainment quotient will have probably been met enough to think that electric dreams was pretty sweet and enjoyable way to spend ninety five minutes now. Baron later claimed that he had mixed feelings about electric dreams. He does consider it. Ace wheatfield maybe too sweet for his later tastes. He'd says he shot it like a music video because he didn't really know how to shoot it like a feature film at that point but he thinks he would have placed more emphasis on characterizations. If did it today. But the movie did find some play in other markets particularly in europe and it has become a cult favourite through home video. Showing his as well as cable showings and there are people that really love electric dreams as a genuinely entertaining and good movie because of its aesthetic appeal as well as the connection of the two main stars so for all of that i will give electric dreams. Three stars out of four. Three stars on ice kayla means that. I do think that this is a worthwhile film for people who like this kind of movie. And i think primarily the audience here not only for people with like films of the nineteen s but if you specifically like romantic comedies of the nineteen eighty s. I definitely think that this is a film. I would recommend to you. It definitely has more of an all ages feel to it. There are a couple of things that make a pg but for me. I enjoyed electric dreams enough to watch it twice once by myself with my wife and i liked it both times enough to give it three stars out of four now. After the release of electric dreams barron was still in demand delicious. Wanted baron to direct adaptation of stephen king's silver bullet but barron turned it down because he didn't want to spend a year making this bloody gory horror film. We didn't really care for horror films. In the meantime he created all time classic music videos like money for nothing by dire straits. Or take on me by a ha. If you know your music videos these are two of the best that have ever been made. Varenne did not direct a feature film again until nineteen ninety s teenage mutant ninja turtles which became the highest grossing independent film of all time at that time. In one thousand nine thousand three. He also directed the saturday night. Live spin off would be called cone heads now in two thousand and eight. Virginia matson's production company title. Nine productions optioned electric dreams to be a remake rusty ran was also approached to write a screenplay up steve barron. He was not approached to direct. He said he wouldn't have done it anyway if he was asked but it would have been good for his if he was. After years of lack of investor interest though matson stopped renewing her option and so the remake was never made. But if you do like electric creams you want more adult. Take on the same premise. You could also watch spike jones's film from two thirteen called her which covers a lot of the same ground perhaps a lot. More deeply than electric dreams does twenty nine nineteen. There was also music version of electric dreams. That was made for the stage in melbourne australia had mostly new songs but it definitely captured a lot of the same vibe as the film so i guess if you lived in australia a year before this recording you probably were able to catch that and enjoy it anyway. Thank you for listening to this review of electric dreams. If you have your own thoughts on this film you want to impart definitely has a fan favorite vibe for some people you can write to me. You can find my contact information at my website at quitter. Dot net q. W. i p. s. t. e. r. dot net as far as what. I'm going to be covering next week. Well let's go with more computer love except the next movie. The computer is able to generate an actual person out of it self. A computer program turned a flesh and blood person in the body of lebron for nineteen thousand five weird science. The john hughes movie speaking of colt classes a lot of people who do enjoy that failed. So checkout weird science for next week if you want to keep up with the reviews and until next time thank you so much for listening in on this trip around the world eighties.
"twickenham studios" Discussed on Pantheon
"Them all how many would be on my bookshelf but I've gone through so many and I just love him. So the fact that I got to read your book over the last couple of weeks has been amazing. But I'm always amazed at the details that go into it. Some kind of just interested in the how do you go about your research in an organization of a book like this? What was it like this? You had to become a in how to combine the qualities of A. Detective with an archaeologist innocence because token about events new. Half a century ago. So. I mean like you said, like you said so I'm in a room here which is surrounded by books about the Beatles. The most Retina boot bind in history. A. When you come to project you have to ask yourself to salient question, cody, which is s does the world need another another Beatles. And the. So of some fantastic jake. Some blow books and great pieces of walk I guy to evaluate. Taken very seriously the seediest skull us and these binds seemed to attract that level of scholarship from people so I pushed it with the view. First of all with it being ninety, six eight when I did it for the up vessels book was the Wind McCook new book as John Lewis. Would always looking for diversity. moments, you can attach something to so I took the view. Look at nineteen, sixty, nine through the prism old half a century. And perhaps using not. So not ideal of being a local detective and piece together all the elements from nineteen, sixty nine. And almost diety form Codeine obergefell diagnosed. With then people can people can then definitely de. Video sections the of more appealing to. So I thought if you could stitch together a nominative. Month by month non-active looking events happen in specific months. Then by during that, then you're compiling this. Through the entire year and by doing so you hopefully producing some kind of cohesive whole end of. You're such. I always say I Quixote Yoho by different get lost in translation. To an appeal to you. I just I've always thought that the Beatles the music is the music, but the story of the binders is really compelling essential for people. If you if you're a good story, then the beat told really the uninvited and not an aspect for being just a fantastic story on it so. I completely agree and I think that it's for me anyway for some reason, nineteen sixty nine seemed to be the year that for whatever reason I knew the least about and I'm curious did you find that? That was that you uncovered some things that you were like you didn't know going into it as someone who's studied the Beatles allowed. The idea of the idea of a sensuous at not to try and uncover some mystical revelation but to try a to try and peel by the layoffs. And you? Don't you to do this with any credibility. 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Medical Guide who stayed with joining Yoku through much of nineteen sixty nine. Yeah. A guy who is involved with the the get piece of John's so and when I spoke to these guys, why did find cody was they even after all taken even for a guy who you've laid everything that you can still cheese oh, fantastic stories. Yeah. I took the view the these stories when to. Than perhaps. Show. Because of the Mnuchin me they might be interesting for the people who who, who, unaware of absolutely. Yeah. So that was the challenge. goal in Saints Chine but something new to the table as not some mystical new revelation. You know I mean even even today you hear things like the secret recordings were gonNA continue after nineteen, sixty, eight I don't believe. Thanking. Will maybe come onto the Pizza Jackson, the be. Challenge and not was a goal I think. biolog- a monster tool of. Yes occupied here? Yeah. I I don't I. Don't know if there's another book that I've read. That's been this month to month linear. And I kind of want to jump into that. So it's opens in London obviously just cold London in January and The kind of. Right. Away goes into that the recording. Let it be in the obvious infamous rooftop concert on three Seville road. And What are some details that our listeners might not know that kind of took place behind the scenes that day without giving away the key takeaways from that he might get if you read the book. Yet. Important thing was just the the the. Assembled. avengers assemble the Beatles assembled and. January second ninety-six today to begin what on what would eventually become led to be that tape was cold. Get back at unofficial important here to apply some context to depleted I, think that's important. Thing here is context. Because they had not long finish the grilling stations for the way album when she's ever been able knew it is a double album and it took five months to call the way album. Remember how many songs over until maybe twenty sewn. And the really draining expedience. Here they wear west and two months later back in the studio in the context is this. Event Diagram Cody if you imagine Van Dyke on if we can go back to when described as. You can imagine van dig-. On. With the Beatles in the middle of. John Lennon Paul McCartney Joe China's Rangel stop in the middle and shooting off in various directions of these diagrams. Diagrams can consist of a issues business issues. Pass no issues and simply maturity issues. But the coin cakes is by the time they arrived bite in the studio. I should save Paul McCartney's behest. They were professionally a passing away exhausted liberal judge drained. Copy foam account is he is relentless Workaho Hallway. He has an incredible work ethic. UNQ- arrive by mister domain. Music. Spoke to him. WHO PLAYS WITH? said. McCartney's tooting. Should you a bind in eighteen nineties and he told me music just poor? Help, he has almost like cups. So you know he would arrive with nine, hundred, sixty, nine yielded highest some great songs. Under the Beltway for example to be sticking. Woman Wayne. Lewis kicking island. Two of us. But the other three of suffering from capable only attainable leverage because the religious the restocked point where. The other things happening in the latest being toys, not necessarily for George George and Ringo we'll certainly for joining George the number one priority, but he'll you how. Sergeant Major McCarthy throwing them into late winning team. Because he thinks it's important to. Keep the bind going to maintain. Productivity and but it was difficult another three point because there's a say a dreadful lethargy had begun to ten for all sorts of reasons. There's I mean there's all these everybody's not going to be on the same plane creatively all the time. So of McCartney's doing that I mean who can expect to be able to keep up with that and you know they were obviously under a lot of pressure from the label I forget exactly what they're deal was, but they had to produce a certain amount of music every year so. Might not be challenging for Paul to do that. But then you're also going to have these egos coming in and that's a lot what you talk about in the book of. You know I wanNA have this song on and I think one of the interesting things that I noticed is the precursor to kind of what became the Abbey Road Suite was these combination of songs which they kind of started with. majorly with a day in the life, but then they really got into..
"twickenham studios" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"I had them all how many would be on my bookshelf but I've gone through so many and I just love him. So the fact that I got to read your book over the last couple of weeks has been amazing. But I'm always amazed at the details that go into it. Some kind of just interested in the how do you go about your research in the Organization of a book like this or with a big like this? You had to become a in how to combine the qualities of A. Detective with. An archaeologist. Innocence. You're token about events new. Half. A century ago. So. I mean, like you said, like you said yourself, I'm here which is surrounded by books about the Beatles. The most Retina boot bind in history. A. When you come to project you have to ask yourself to salient question, cody, which is s does the world need another another Beatles. And the unsold of some fantastic, Jake. Some blowy books and great pieces of walk I guy to evaluate. Taken very seriously the seediest skull us and these binds seemed to attract that level of scholarship from people. So I pushed it with the view of. First of all with it being ninety, six eight when I did it for the up vessels the book was that Wind McCook new book as John, Lewis would always looking for diversity of. Moments, you can attach something to so I took the view. Look at nineteen, sixty, nine through the prism old half century. And perhaps using not. So not ideal of being a local detective and piece together all the elements from nineteen, sixty nine. And almost, diety form Codeine obergefell diagnosed. With then people can people can then definitely de. Video sections the of more appealing to. So I thought if you could stitch together a nominative. Month by month non-active looking events happen in specific months, and then by during that, then you're compiling this. Through, the entire year and by doing so you hopefully producing some kind of cohesive whole end of moisture such I always say I quixote Yoho by different get lost in Translation Gio to an ideal you. I just always thought that the Beatles the music is the music, but the story of the binders is really compelling essential for people. If you if you're a good story, then the beat told really the uninvited in not an aspect for being joss fantastic story on it so. I completely agree and I think that it's for me anyway for some reason nineteen sixty nine seemed to be the year that for whatever reason. I. Knew The least about and I'm curious. Did you find that? That was that you uncovered some things that you were like you didn't know going into it as someone who's studied the Beatles allowed. The idea of the idea of essential at not to try and uncover some mystical revelation, but to try a to try and peel by the layoffs. Signed you speak. To do this with any credibility. Court was to try and speak to people who ended binds ORB at that same either professionally or personally because the problem with a bind like the Beatles is stories, become legends and legends become mets nine job to try dive down into the weeds died down into the the tangled roots of the owner. Katya ends trying set three fight from fiction notably do that with the speech people. So what for me was interesting was to be able to speak to people who were witnesses to history. Again they've taken events because the problem is. There's been so much mythology attached to the bind nobody's it's only natural understanding of Paul, McCartney and Ringo Starr can't remember key points of the past and what chance to see. Historians House executive. Approached. With a view to speak to people I spoke to testified people Ed, for example, men who? Would ended in Twickenham studios foaming alleged. Ed Don Rushton. Medical Guide who stayed with joining Yoku through much of nineteen sixty nine. Yeah. A guy who is involved with the coding gift piece of John's so and when I spoke to these guys, why did find cody was they even after all taken even for a guy who you've laid everything that you can still cheese oh, fantastic stories. Yeah. I took the view the these stories when used to me. Than perhaps a show. The MNUCHIN me they might be interesting for the people who Who who unaware of absolutely. Yeah. So that was the challenge. in Saints Chine but something new to the table as not some mystical new revelation. You know I mean, even even today you hear things like the secret recordings were gonNA continue after nineteen, sixty, eight, I don't believe. I will maybe come onto the Peter Jackson the be. Challenge and not was a goal I think. biolog-, a the tool of. Yes okay here. But yeah, I, I don't I. Don't know if there's another book that I've read. That's been this month to month linear account and I kinda want to jump into that. So it's opens in London obviously just cold London in January and The kind of. Right away goes into that the recording. Let it be in the obvious infamous rooftop concert on three Seville road. And What are some details that our listeners might not know that kind of took place behind the scenes that day without giving away the key takeaways from that he might get if you read the book. Yet important thing was just the the the. Assembled avengers assemble the Beatles assembled and. January second ninety-six today to begin what on what would eventually become led to be that tape was cold get bike at unofficial important here to apply some context to depleted. I think that's important. Thing here is context. Because they had not long finish, the grilling stations for the way album when she's ever been able knew it is a double album and it took five months to call the way album. Remember how many songs off until maybe twenty sewn. The really draining expedience. Here, they wear west and two months later back in the studio in the context is this. Event Diagram Cody if you imagine Van Dyke on if we can go back to when described as. You can imagine van dig- On with the Beatles in the middle of. John Lennon, Paul McCartney Joe China's Rangel stop in the middle and shooting off in various directions of these diagrams. Diagrams can consist of a issues business issues. Pass no issues and simply maturity issues. But the coin cakes is by the time they arrived bite in the studio. I should save Paul McCartney's behest. Professionally a passing away exhausted liberal judge drained. Copy Boma account is he is relentless Workaho Hallway. He has an incredible work ethic. UNQ- arrive by Mister Dole music. Spoke to him. Who plays with. said. McCartney's tooting should bind in eighteen nineties and he told me music just poor. Help, he has almost like cups. So you know he would arrive with nine, hundred, sixty nine yielded behind some great songs. Under the Beltway for example. To, be sticking. Woman Wayne Lewis Kicking Island two of us. But the other three of suffering from capable only attainable leverage because the religious the restocked point where. The other things happening in the latest being toys, not necessarily for George George and Ringo. We'll certainly for joining George the number one priority, but he'll you how. Sergeant, Major McCarthy. Throwing them into late winning team. Because he thinks it's important to. Keep, the bind going to maintain. Productivity and but it was difficult another three point because A. A, dreadful lethargy had begun to ten for all sorts of reasons. There's I, mean there's all these everybody's not going to be on the same plane creatively all the time. So of McCartney's doing that I, mean who can expect to be able to keep up with that and you know they were obviously under a lot of pressure from the label I forget exactly what they're deal was, but they had to produce a certain amount of music every year so. Might not be challenging for Paul, to do that. But then you're also going to have these egos coming in and that's a lot what you talk about in the book of you know I, WanNa. Have this song on and I think one of the interesting things that I noticed is the precursor to kind of what became the Abbey Road. Suite was these combination of songs which they kind of started with. majorly with a day in the life, but then they really got into..
"twickenham studios" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"But I think Lennon's spoke to disk an echo of where he laid bare the company's deep problems. Why is that and you know do you think do you think Allen Klein saw that interview? No I think that's Our claim as Demon King, of the Beatles, stoning a sense. You know the company. Apple. diastrous henning when he even a lot money coming in from the way I'll James Taylor. Many. To walk up to their. New still spending more than about bringing in. These terrible. I owe US languishing in the apple votes. No rancor company. Joe. Joins the company. But Apple as a business entity voice on an. State of collapse. Sixty nine. Interview you mentioned. thinking, maybe Cheek John. Wayne. And nevertheless did saying this interview to He. Dungy's last fifty. Bucks. That she's dull. I thought quaint that statement in in disconnect. Sent up alleged flair. Not, Ridley. A- added we all the reactor one to New York. and. Setting New York as. A. winning. Shot. ki-hyeon's a smoking kite? WHO HAVE UNCONVENTIONAL conventional? Booking Pie and his office. Hines and the fussing he says when you see thought Stephen Is. Gotcha. And he's name else is our in Clayton was. Ones but who's clean them bashing and life was that he was going to get the Beatles and when he saw an instrument, he was convinced that he was ideal passing to make his own pitch to take all the running of apple on by doing. So becoming define manager over beaches. At that point what is that chase is moved into clay. Ben. You know all sorts of movements take place in the bullet and and I. think that was a key moment in what became the slow dissolution of it behind. I think the intervention violent claim was a significant ought. A significant element in the makeup of Beatles to call. Yeah Yeah. Now, the walkout at Twickenham studios by appears to be the first real concerned someone. was actually serious about leaving the band. Wouldn't you say? Say. Vagrant Josh was just. I think he was just saying. Yeah now we we know Ringo had threatened. You months earlier during the white album but but you know. Convincing Ringo to come back would always be easy. Yeah I think I mean cynicism halt. Why of into Johnson's DNA. Suffer Fools gladly and he, Sat? Was Smuggling Takes Yoko. Ono enter the way to wait. Beatles family. Now, I've been very careful not to blame because I don't think when you look at. It does anybody any good. There was a whole combination circumstances invoked Jia George. A you'll find you can wake setting in the stations. And the also failed many McCartney, where guessing his.
"twickenham studios" Discussed on Pantheon
"The first major issue to create Dunkin the gears that the three boys. that three of the boys understood the need to keep them of financial issues quiet. but I think Lennon's spoke to disconnect echo where he laid bare the company's deep problems. Why is that and You know do you think do you think Allen Klein saw that interview? No, I think that's Our claim is a demon king of the Beatles. Stoning. Saints. You know the company. Apple. diastrous henning when he even a lot money coming in from the way I'll James Taylor. Many. To walk up to their. New, still spending more than about bringing in. All these terrible. I owe US languishing in the apple votes. No rancor company. Joe Joins the company. But Apple as a business entity voice on an? Stay. Of. Collapse. Sixty nine. Interview, you mentioned. Thinking maybe Cheek John Wayne nevertheless did saying this interview to He. Dungy's last fifty. Bucks. That she's dull. Point. That statement in disconnect. Sent up alleged flair and not rates Leah additives we all the reactor one to New York. And Setting New York as. A mind winning. Shot. ki-hyeon's a smoking kite May. Have, unconventional. A conventional. Booking Pie in his. Office. Hines and the fussing he says, when you see thought Stephen Is Gotcha. And he's name else is our in Clayton was. Ones, but who's clean them bashing and life was that he was going to get the Beatles and when he saw an instrument, he was convinced that he was ideal passing to make his own pitch to take all the running of apple on by doing. So becoming define. Over beaches. At that point what is that chase is moved into Clay Ben, you know all sorts of movements take place in the bullet and and I think that was a key moment in what became the slow dissolution of it behind. The intervention violent claim was a significant ought. A significant element in the makeup of Beatles to call. Yeah. Yeah. Now, the walkout at Twickenham studios by appears to be the first real concerned someone. was actually serious about leaving the band. Wouldn't you say? Say. Vagrant Josh was just. I think he was just saying. Yeah. Now, we we know Ringo had threatened. You months earlier during the white album but but you know. Convincing Ringo to come back would always be easy. Yeah I think I mean cynicism Ho Ho y of into Johnson's DNA. Suffer Fools gladly and he sat. Was Smuggling Takes Yoko Ono enter the way to wait. Beatles family. Now, I've been very careful not to blame because I. Think you look at. It does anybody any good. There was a whole combination circumstances involved. Jia. George. A you'll find you can wake setting the. And the also failed many McCartney where guessing his.
"twickenham studios" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"It was not starting off. Well, Twickenham studios outside of London in January of 69. They weren't any warmer inside than the outside temperatures there. Guitars wouldn't stay in tune. Some of the songs being recorded had been written by John and Paul Long before the Beatles had a record deal, such as one after 9091. Ringo had already quit once during the white album sessions, which is why the drumming on back in the USSR had been done by Paul McCartney. Now George Harrison was tired of all of it screaming out at one point over McCartney's direction to him during the song, Let it be. I'll play whatever you want me to play, or I won't play at all. If you don't want me to Whatever it is that will please you. At some point, Harrison made a pointed comment about John Lennon's telling the press beetles were going broke and that made all Hill break loose. Literally. George and John got into a fistfight. Harrison also walked out that day, and Lenin said good riddance and for 10 days Lennon and McCartney debated what to do about George Harrison quitting. Lenin wanted to simply hired Eric Clapton to replace him. But in the end, Harrison was begged to come back and he brought with him. Billy Preston. When the Beatles had known and liked since they toured with Little Richard years ago today, I'm.
"twickenham studios" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"Particularly, there's even moments in the lead the get back sessions where John and Yoko are joking openly with each other about about heroin and none of the other Beatles are picking up on it at all. What are they saying? is they're talking about exercising Yuccas will shooting can be very good exercise. She and John Slat nobody has any idea what they're talking about it of course. Down it's like Oh. Okay. Yeah. Jokes the jokes about it when Peter, sellars comes to visit the sessions. which is awkward in itself because there's also desperate to impress. Peter, sellars wanted a few people that they like really look up to and admire you also looks after mice to them and it's weird that the role did heroin plays especially since John and Yoko understandably, very keen to downplay that. That phase of their relationship in their careers after the fact and something that they were very. Very very reluctant to talk about for all through the seventies but it was a unmistakably a factor in in them falling apart and the band funding both John and Paul, as you point out wanted to have the women in their lives play a more important part than sort of like patriarchal norms might dictate. That was perhaps a factor in just where their emotional energy was going. Perhaps it was. Were the most energy was going towards the women in their lives. I think that that is probably some factor in all this perhaps. To Set them apart from. Again from all rockstars of their generation, you know that the Beatles married artists and they wanted to collaborate and make art with the artist married in you can't imagine any other male rob stars of doing that. You know like to pick the lowest hanging fruit imagine the stones deciding they're going to break up because Keith Anita had their own we're doing. Our projects where they're like lying in a paper bag or a week demonstrate for world peace. Imagine like a scenario where stones break up over that or the WHO are pink floyd or led Zeppelin her any band of that generation and the Beatles they were always I think Zeppelin is a Zeppelin is definitely the funniest counterexample yes. Trying to met John Bonham. Magic John Bonham had a woman in his life that he just he just needed to make art within with leave leads when nothing could be more. Unimaginable absolutely. Jimmy page and. Like an sable star or whoever But this is something that the Beatles they took very seriously the John. Paul they both got married around the same time book got married March Nineteen Sixty nine and they both married women who were very very very similar Yoko Linda very different people in very many ways. They were both artists from the city. They're both very independent women who had already gotten married and had a kid and had the marriage. And they both went to Sarah Lawrence. They were they were college classmates. So gotTA I. Didn't I didn't know that that's crazy. It's crazy right and again. So different, you know nobody not one single person in the stones or the WHO married a Linda or a job go. But John Paul had to marry Yoko and Linda at the same time. and. Something that really set them apart did outward Alberti e of the slits has a great art in her book her memoir of of being a early email punk rocker slits. She's a great part about how to Beatles for her always cooler than stones cooler than Dylan. Cooler, than others people because they had like adult women in their life with American. Now it's very different from. Other rockstars wanted to marry. But then to say the least but the Beatles, it was female artists that they wanted to collaborate with as equals and this incident and shocking people if people make fun of them. For Years Mick Jagger saying I would have mild lady in the bed. Although in his case, it's fun to imagine. Bianca Jagger played tambourine on. Nine hundred seventy although they most board an arrogant tambourine player imaginable a jewel encrusted tambourine played with contempt but. I did want to mention the extra person in the room during these sessions. Who's WHO's Billy Preston, who was a genius musician and part of it was the filling out the sound because they're applying live. Part of it was he was just great part of it was that they as many people pointed out they realized going back to Eric Clapton and the white album they were able to sort of behave themselves better if there was another person in the room, but that's how do you see his role in all those? It's really amazing. He he played a key role history has not really recognize billing president's role in. In, saving the Beatles at at a point where there the twickenham studios early part of the sessions they're fighting scrapping all the time billy crystal really changes the emotional energy when they get to apple studios and very good person to have on hand for defusing a crisis on the first day that they were Apple Billy Preston just happened to be in the lobby like for lunch just bear like doing some business and. George saw him in the lobby in. Grad come upstairs and play with us. That's how tense the morning. And the president comes in sits in on electric piano. Let me start playing. Down in for all the other Beatles it's fun and you can hear how much thunder having it's..
"twickenham studios" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"That they wanted to get back to basics like a four piece band. Like From the Please. Please. Me or the the with the Beatles hero. Very simple production. Very clean. Was it a rejection of the Phil Spector influence which John brought in? I mean, they obviously welcomed it Well, Spector didn't come in until after Abbey Road to take the mess. Of get back and assemble it. You had Glyn Johns working on the production during the recording of Let it be. And, of course, George Martin is still there. I as well, but a lot of let it be was recorded at Apple. A lot of let it be was recorded at Twickenham Studios and, Ah, the filming of it. I think added to the stress that they went through. And good point. Yeah, here you've got Reality TV effectively but in the late sixties, so they're on edge. Ah, there's a camera in my face, but I'm frustrated. How do you avoid it on? I'm sure People get frustrated with each other all the times in bands. I've been in bands, you get annoyed because the guy can't remember the lyrics correctly. You get annoyed because the drummer can't do a 54 counter whatever it might be, and you argue to try and solve things, and here we have cameras in in front of them. Capturing them, arguing when we're so used to just a few years before the happy beetles from hard day's night help and all the countless interviews that you see on TV and airports and so forth. Where they're just utterly charming. And so let it be really comes across the film. Let it be really comes across as Whoa. What? What is happening to our burial Downer? Yeah, And that era happens before Abby Road. So they get through that That's all shelved. They're like, forget it some of the songs that they were working on end up as songs on Abbey Road and Ah, when you look through the anthology discs, and you check books like The Beatles recording Sessions by Mark Louison. They'll tell you where those songs fall in the Initial recording and rehearsals and so forth. So some of these songs were coming to fruition beforehand. And then they ended up in Abbey Road. But they called the Beatles called George Martin. And they said, We want to get back into the studio. We want to produce an album. And George is like you want to produce it. Paul called him. You want to produce it or You want me to produce it? You want me to do it the way we used to, and are the other guys on board, and Paul said, Yeah, I talked to the other guys. We want to do it and we want to do it The old way where you're in charge you For lack of a better term kind of steer the ship and make sure that everything is going in the right direction. Keep them focused. Then even at this level they needed to be Marshall. That seemed, Oh, yeah, I mean, I mean, that's at some point. You know everyone. Everyone of them is a titan at the very top of their game. In their profession world and arguably now as time has gone by the most famous people, perhaps in history, I would say Paul McCartney. They're going to be burning your records. No, no, I'm saying Paul McCartney, probably the most famous person. You can think of. I'm thinking about politicians. I'm thinking of scientists. I think other entertainers probably the most famous there already the most famous at this time. But they needed the guidance. Oh, definitely. You take creative people and often times their brains are moving so fast that they need somebody to help them narrow it down. Like a lens on a light bulb. You got this light ball, but it's just diffuse everywhere and you're trying to see what's going on. So you've got this lens. Oh, now I can aim it and see what's going on in there. And ah, goofy analogy, But that's all my brain can come up with, because I'm one of those scattered goofballs. Every time I think about what it must have been like for them to come up with, say the side to medley. And all of the little pieces in there. It's got to be very much like There's a dog in a movie called up and he sees a squirrely squirrel. He's got a short attention span. And then you've got your producer George Martin, who takes them and puts them back on track. And, ah It just seems to me that without somebody to put you back on track, everything falls apart. That's what happens in the get back sessions. Well, said Ladies and gentlemen, our wonderful guest Dan More news, an operations manager for a long time here. Women also Founder and host of his own show, London calling which you can hear Saturdays at 10 p.m. I think just crowning our block of music programs. Just wonderful musicologist always brings the history into the biography. You know, into the music, not just playing the music, but you impart a wonderful historical context. For the music that you play Dan and the crews, some of it and some of it. I just go. Oh, wow, This is Neato. Check out this spicy song because I'll bring stuff from the sixties seventies eighties nineties, right up to the president. I'll play an Ed Sheeran song, but it's a song I like. But you know more about the Beatles and anybody I've ever Talk to and I've talked to a lot of people about them and it I mean, you know that book backwards and forwards when things were recorded who the people were, and in a way, we're celebrating.
"twickenham studios" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Seven forty four on the jam users the lab is on the fan look CBS sports obviously the coach going over Manhattan he did a I thought he did a great job I know a lot and he was pro I threw out a couple of reasons why it could be a bad hire by you know but eight you know that he's in his points are valid nothing ever came from the investigation hasn't been suspended or told you can't coach you know the the playoffs were suspended I think the championship the two thousand thirteen championship win Villanova has been taken away I'm pretty sure that's the case and if so I think that's a very I think that makes my point on the Astros to because every update that every story I read two thousand thirteen the NC double a champion Rick Pitino but it was taken away it doesn't matter you can't take away championships I'm pretty sure they took away the championship at the recruiting violations island but that's the point everyone still gonna say championship he we won and he won the J. NC double a title he won the NC double a tournament no no and no and no one cares that it was very you know take it away six six four years later no one cares but he was very brave the things I'd slam dunk for Iona anything's it's a an opportunity for Rick to really get back on the scene and win some baseball games which you know he's going to do so he's going to do is going to S. Williams eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six let's get back to your calls Brian unveiling the subprime Chris was going and good but how are you Sir good you said earlier today's one of those days we could talk about anything we want that one thing that we always wanted to it's funny that I only basketball we have this talk about that is that his phone was that someone that you know that's unfortunate actually for you because if if nothing you still could have talked I own without this if this would happen tomorrow you could get two days of Iona basketball told me I could I could talk to me it's like the Orioles have in the Yankees on opening day you know you can take it on opening day anyway you want to save the Yankees for no nothing day in may and June this is trying to head let's go let's talk I own let's talk Patino yeah I'm I own graduate eleven and thirteen one masters I'm ecstatic honestly ecstatic well first on to include styles I hope the best for him I know I know the rumblings have been pretty bad isn't secure he did his bit as the coach the whole year we've been pretty bad but the only coach mac history to win five Max season tournaments for mac tournaments and three in a row regular season yeah though he had that run with Donald Glover yep and Scott Machado who's actually beat out will mellow ball in the Australian league for the MVP this year which is too funny but typically you know when I heard the news yesterday I don't want to say I thought this could happen but it came into my head I know I only have a lot of ties with winged foot golf club and Rick Pitino has to be happens to be a member at winged foot so that popped into my head elect he's available this guy's gonna do so much more than two includes ever did with as well as a judge I mean I don't know about so much more because you just I'm thinking on a recruiting standpoint is rare that we can bring is Rick Pitino exactly he's Rick Pitino's includes is a very nice coach and I already did a great job and if he ever got the opportunity at a major school you might have done something by Rick Pitino is a staple in the NC double a I mean he's a guy in thank you very much for the call Brian he's a guy that I mean the the minute you say you think winning when you say Rick Pitino you think winning he's coached in the NBA I'm not obviously hasn't done the same and winning is time and with the Celtics was disaster of you know he was there was Tim Duncan of Boston boy was it bust but I mean what he's done at college basketball you know between Kentucky and Louisville I'm like I said that ninety six Kentucky team could could be could be one of the great college basketball teams of all time you know you are where you want to go back to you know well Sindarin U. C. L. A. R. I don't go back that far obviously they had great great teams but I mean Kentucky that ninety sixteen was just unbelievable and he did a good and Louisville year in and year out was a top performer inside the tournament and he's a great coach he's one of the great coaches of all time Steve weapons permit that would with Bob knight I mean that's the kind of coach you getting to come coach the mac John in Florida what's going on John you're on the fence Hey Chris how you doing good buddy how are you I gotta ask you something yes you mentioned the other day about this issue with Jackson yes in the middle yes Peter Jackson is taking fifty plus hours of footage during the let it be sessions that basically became what it B. movie released in the early seventies but there's about fifty additional hours of footage that he's taking and remaking the let it be movie it's gonna be a movies again would be like a documentary movie but it's meant to be okay good yeah I mean well it's it's from the footage of them at took a hand studio in nineteen sixty nine so it's not like actors it's actual footage all Peter Jackson's doing is editing it and directing the you know making it his own but it's it's not Peter Jackson has no cameras here it is the footage that he's been given that they took off for those of you don't know who I am as we'll get into it now John thank you very much real quick the Beatles planned for the let it be album was to record a brand new album in a brand new studio everyone knows they recorded Abbey Road but they went to a different studio where they were we're going to record new music put together a new album should have the footage of them working on the songs putting the songs together and it will all culminate in the finishing of the album and a live performance somewhere concert somewhere at that time they hadn't performed concerts in over three years the last concert was San Francisco in nineteen sixty six so they they've been three years since their last live performance so that was the plan that was the plan they come up with they were gonna work on the songs have like a fly on the wall type of video documentary of it which would culminate in a live performance to be released as a to a movie and that's what has caught what ended up culminating from it was the very famous rooftop performance where they left Twickenham studios because they hated it they went back to Abbey Road to finish the album and by the end of the whole process they had been nor leases this is the fraud that they had been fighting and and quality you know quibbling with each other the entire process and George Harrison in particular I was fed up with it and by the end of the day just to forget the concert will go up on the roof and play and that's when the very famous rooftop concert was and then they took that footage and idea and made a movie that was released later after the album's release which the album actually end up getting released after Abbey Road Abbey Road was actually recorded after let it be but the albums came out in different order in opposite order but the movies very dark literally because of where they were which were condemned studios very dark set I was almost like a cabin kind of feel and it was almost shot as the Beatles breaking up I mean George and Paul have a very famous fight with Georges like look I'll play whatever you want me to play I'll I'll play with every woman player I will play whatever you want me to do pull out whatever you want me to do I will do it and they get into this fight and there's a bunch of different things and the movie came off very much is kind of the behind the scenes on the breaking up of the Beatles and Peter Jackson is coming out with a documentary where all this footage he says there's a lot of joking there's a lot of fun and it's gonna be a completely different feel and it's going to be more uplifting but ultimately I don't care about any of that I'm going to see more beetles in the recording studio which to me is the greatest thing in the world if I could do anything if I could go anywhere in time and do anything I I would be a fly on the wall and sit inside a Beatles recordings can you imagine being there while the recording sergeant pepper I can't think of anything better that was my bill takes a second back to the phone calls robin queens it's going on rob Hey what's going on if good man how are you good I just wanna lighten things up for a minute I just minutes on the panels I feel like I'm what's going on if you're if you're stuck in the studio quality three athletes that you want just how long and or interview wow is currently living notes mix up they could they could be the case okay well that's an interesting question robin thank you for I appreciate that that is keeping like Babe Ruth would have to be one just because he's the greatest baseball player who ever lived his personality obviously and you know the the nights out and just what the bigger than life man he was and just that we don't know much about released you know you're going I wasn't around so Babe Ruth would be one right off the bat Muhammad Ali would probably be another just because of how interesting and thought provoking and eloquent and you know how what I imagine having dinner talking to Muhammad Ali would be an amazing so I would think Babe Ruth Muhammad Ali would definitely be too and then there's a lot of people I would put our third that's a tough one that's a tough one with what I go with one of my favorite guy is what I go with someone who I thought would be the most interesting.
"twickenham studios" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Wonderful weekend everybody thank you very much for giving me a corner of it which I've been doing now for over thirteen years to try to put you back into the driver's seat in that relationship between artist and spectator maybe sparking your own creativity making the arts a little bit more relevant and I think you're going to find out that that's exactly what we're going to be accomplishing today we have a very special broadcast today because I have one of the really great musicologists in the area here in the studio with me I don't see him you know to. well I see you and I've been senior now for thirteen years Dan Martin the creator of London calling that which is one of the most innovative most wonderful music programs in the whole block of music programs of follow my show beginning at ten o'clock on Saturdays London Colin of course reflective of the whole British revolution that's influence that that was influenced by American music and then brought it back to American shores and we've been dealing with that revolution ever since in entertainment in music Dan is one of most erudite people I know of that particularly with the history of the Beatles. this is a very important time right now we're celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Abbey Road the Beatles last album chronologically the last album that was released in late September nineteen sixty nine probably the most influential rock album ever released and I say that with a lot of humility because I'm thinking of Led Zeppelin I'm thinking of the who I'm thinking of. Joni Mitchell I'm thinking of so many of the top tier artists you can't forget Brian of course on our Easter are on our west coast I should say pet sounds which was inspired by rubber soul at Beatles at you know it in from that period what Dan about nineteen sixty six sixty seven the innovation was on both shores that cross pollination was outstanding and I'm glad that you mentioned pet sounds it in a way I guess Abbey Road is kind of like a continuation maybe not necessarily of that rivalry but if the energy that I think was generated from pet sounds and the beach boys I mean I remember the first time I listened Abbey Road and it was a revelation to me it was something the discordant itar refs for instance you don't forget that and it's just in the fact that it is a run on what we're going to get to it in it Eminem and definitely so if this is a long introduction to the show because a I think it's very special in hearing what Dan has to say about the history of Abbey Road interest the conversation that we're going to have about this since one influential work of art album by the Beatles you are listening to speaking of art and welcome everybody one of the fans I'm Dan Martin welcome thank you so much glad to be here glad to be on the same side of the double paned glass today and one of the things that's neat before you even get into the music of Abbey Road is the photograph on the front the iconic image taken from a step ladder by a photographer friend of John Lennon named Ian McMillan right they took I think five photographs that day and because nowadays think about you go to a photo group or whatever and people take fifty pictures to get the right one because it's digital doesn't cost you anything but out of the photographs that they took that day that went on the album cover. and it has remained iconic ever since George Benson did an album called the other side of Abbey Road you got a McLemore Avenue by Booker T. the MG's and you're right and you've got a nearly unspeakable album cover by the Red Hot Chili Peppers that harkens back to Abbey Road as well they have T. shirts from every nerd John ray you can think of for stormtroopers walking across four different or or across I should say for stormtroopers walking across four doctors from doctor who walking across all kinds of variations on T. shirts that go back to that image from Abbey Road Dan from for I think that's very very well said and I'm trying to figure out I'm trying to put myself back into the thirteen year old boy that I was when I first came in contact with this album which probably a lot later than a lot of people but it it happened for me when I was a summer camp when you're in it just happened to be I've got I think it was an eight track or something that one of the counselors was plain in his car very cool oh my god what is that and I'm looking at the picture and stuff so I don't know what it you know what it means to me I think that they were so iconic at that time they were so famous at that time. they didn't need to have the Beatles splashed over the cover you identified you knew who they were immediately the four of them walking across it there's a minimalism to the photograph not of course like the white album which is completely minimalist yeah it would just be a boss the Beatles on the bottom right right yeah but there was something about the simplicity of the photograph of Abbey Road that the use of the five or whatever that that he took. that just seems to be immediately accessible to people it when you compare to like the really far out album covers like sergeant pepper is so very busy comparably with the entire set piece build with all of the faces behind them and then of course the base built of flowers on the ground with the words the Beatles right or or or or is or step two right from from sixty nine with the owning Hindenburg in what you don't have any of that one one Zeppelin one again you don't have any of that here yeah very clean but there's something about it that is an unforgettable image that you say you know you you see and reproduction you see it out like the Simpson's you see it everywhere reproduce yep and and and and spoofed. what is it to you as a work of art when I look at it one of the things that I love is just the colors the I have got a great blue sky you've got the greens of the trees the warmth of the colors of the road they not completely white zebra crossing the not completely white but pretty darn close to white suit that John where's the denims of George it's just a gorgeous looking picture it's as simple as suburban area of of London outside the downtown and I've been there and I yeah I love that area I would love to be able to go back you know every year and your wife Kathy crew photograph you race when she on the island or something like that yes the road in your ear if used to stand in the right spot you're almost at a car I think were in op no she she was afraid I was going to get hit by a car but people over there are really accommodating as far as seeing dorks walk past you know so frequently there's another Beatle nerd when it why is he wearing is apple insured is beetle sure it was dirty that was the one drag when we went when we went to Abbey Road I did not have a beetle shirt on that day I had a Zeppelin shirt on. then in the introduction I use the word chronologically and saying this is chronologically the last Beatles album this is it this is the swan song and so often you know your a musical group or whatever they will go through a slow deflation and just simply yell fall off the table you just don't read that was that that was their last every half hearted things were already frayed when here you have symphonic success at the very end but in the most turbulent time for the group that that year from the end of sixty eight to the end of sixty nine so much was happening to the Beatles maybe you can flush it out a little bit chronologically this was the last in terms of when it was reduced what when it was produced we remember it let it be being the last you saw in the record stores you bought could you flesh this out a little bit and simplify it force and put abbey road in the historical musical context that we should bear in mind certainly of the the let it be album came to fruition as the get back idea or the get back concept they had done such a grand juror with sergeant pepper and the white album the tons of Obert over dubs a lot of right. mixes a lot of extra musicians in their full orchestras sitar players you name it everything under the sun to put those big albums together sergeant pepper and the white album and to a lesser extent magical mystery tour which is a bit of a Hodge podge but all of that happened so very quickly that they wanted to get back to basics like a four piece band like from the please please me or the the with the Beatles zero very simple production very clean what was a rejection of the Phil Spector influence which John brought in I mean they obviously welcome that was what actor didn't come in until after at the road to take the mass of get back and assemble it you had Glyn Johns working on the production during the recording of let it be and of course George Martin is still there as well but a lot of let it be was recorded at apple a lot of let it be was recorded at Twickenham studios and the filming of it I think added to the stress that they went through and with eight point yeah here you've got. reality TV effectively well in the late sixties and so they're on edge hi there's a camera in my face but I'm frustrated how do you avoid that I'm I'm sure people get frustrated with each other all the times in bands I've been in bands you get annoyed because the guy I can't remember the lyrics correctly you get annoyed because the drummer can't do five four count or whatever it might be and you argue to try and solve things and here we have cameras in in front of them capturing them arguing when we're so used to just a few years before that happy Beatles from hard day's night help and all the countless interviews the Iraqi on TV in airports and so forth where they're just utterly charming and so let it be really comes across the film let it be really comes across as well what what is happening to our blue real Downer yeah and that that era happens before Abbey Road so they get through that that's all shelved. they're like forget it some of the songs that they were working on end up as songs on Abbey Road and when you look through the anthology discs and you check books like the Beatles recording sessions by mark Lewis and they'll tell you where those songs fall in the initial recording and and rehearsals and so forth so some of these songs were coming to fruition B. for hand and then they ended up in abbey road but they called the Beatles called George Martin and they said we want to get back into the studio we want to produce an album and George's like you want to produce it Paul called him you want to produce it or you want me to produce it you want me to do it the way we used to and are the other guys on board and Paul said yeah I talked to the other guys we want to do it and we want to do it the old way where you're in charge you. I for lack of a better term kind of steer the ship and make sure that everything is going in the right direction keep them folk days then even at this level they needed to be Marshall that same all yeah I mean I mean that's at some point you know everyone everyone of them is a tie in at the very top of their game in their profession world paper and and arguably now is times gone by the most famous people perhaps in history I I would say. Paul McCartney they're gonna be burning your records no no I'm saying all McCarty probably the most famous person. you can think of and I'm thinking about politicians I'm I'm thinking of sinus having it other entertainers. probably the most famous there already the most famous at this time but they needed the guidance yes definitely yeah you take creative people N. often times their brains are moving so fast that they need somebody to to help them narrow it down a like a lens on a light bulb you got the slight baldness just diffuse everywhere and you're trying to see what's going on so you get this lands in all now I can aim it and see what's going on in there and fi analogy but that's all my brain can come up with because I'm one of those. battered goof balls every time I think about what it must have been like for them to come up with say the side to medley and all of the little pieces in there yes it's got to be very much like. there's a dog in a movie called up and he sees a squirrel injects world Hey he's got a short attention span and then you've got your producer George Martin who takes them and puts them back on track and the. it just seems to me that without somebody to put it back on track everything falls apart that's what happens in the get back sessions well said delays in German are wonderful gas Dan more news an operations manager for a long time here women also founder and host of his own show London calling which you can hear Saturdays at ten PM. I think just crowning our block of music programs just wonderful musicologist always brings the history into it the biography you know into the music not just playing the music but you you can part a wonderful historical context of for the music that you play Dan in the group some of it some of it I just go oh wow this is neat check out this place song because I'll bring stuff from the sixties seventies eighties nineties right up to the present I'll I'll play it ed Sheeran song but if it's a song I like for you know more about the Beatles and anybody I've ever talked to and I've talked to a lot of people about them and it's I mean you know that book backwards and.
"twickenham studios" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
"I have to Email them back. But. Twenty of the anyway, we've had fun so far. But now it's time to move onto no fund. We are going to move onto our guest this week. He's probably best known for appearing on the gust Honey bun birthdays on Westwood TV. When he was two years old. That's why that's why you probably here tonight, though, he was probably a different name. He will be here because he was the man in crowd in first night. Why not know? But he was the first village in nights. It was well he loves being villages in night, banks Phillips. Please welcome proper. No, I'm not in a Knight's tale. That's an anomaly on Wikipedia. But I was in first night. I played first villager. What you remember? We had to do. Good. Joy course, I do. I mean, this is my first film. This was the beginning of my film career is how I thought of it then. I couldn't get arrested. This is nineteen ninety four and I couldn't get seen by costumed directors. So do grey Scott was a very good friend of mine the actors it and do grain new everybody. So he persuaded Mary sell away who is the doyen of costing thumb now died doyen of casting directors to see me. So I went to Twickenham studios and went into this to her office. And she sat there first night. She's costing Richard Gere, Sean Connery, John Gielgud who's big thing. All the big parts are gone. But I think as favor for do agree. She says she looks at the list of she says now, what do we have the wrong, and there's my CV, and she they were Moorer's in the film bodies, and they were villages goodies. So she looks at things she goes marauder and her assistant seat. As my height on my c. And says five foot seven and she goes on. So I auditioned for the part of first villager, am I often say that the collective noun is it for for actors is and humiliation. Because I had to stand in front of a video camera, and these are the lines because some I was about to get shot with a bow and arrow article. Please. Bake. I got the part I went and did it. But in the lines were cut the day before we shot it. I was I was in weight tros in east sheen because I was already doing quite well voice. I didn't need the work. And I was there and the my agent at the time phones that got some bad news. They decided to cut your lines because there may be three lines. Do you still want to do it with cost costs? It's Sean Connery, isn't it? So I did it. I'm terrible in it. If you see it, I'm over acting. I looked like Griff Rhys Jones has drunk too, much coffee and. Oh. Oh, it's it's I Hoover every time. It comes on check it out. What about Gus Honey bun being on? Even for people who don't know. Without one knows who Gus by me is that's westward television. Was the franchise in the west of England. And you would also get it in South Wales, depending on which way you will. Yeah. I was in Jeddah. That's right. Old west. That's right. It was Westwood. And he was a little cuddly rabbit, and he would sit with a presenter. They read out your birthdays, and they readied out on my birthday, and all my aunties there and the minute they mentioned my name, all my aunt. Am I didn't use a bloody thing? What did what did Gus do? Honey, hops, do lots of things you could wake he could do magic you wanted. He pressed the magic bone kind of Chroma key. Yes, forgotten about he was the host with two phone fern Britton. No, no. It was the guy. It was the bloke. Alan gray. Head guy old was the remembers being bold, Allan. I want to say Honey bun, but they would. Maybe it was his dad. To begin with with the rub it, I don't know. Profits for lots of reasons. It might be here Harvey. Hey, ya one of my first impressions probably here..
"twickenham studios" Discussed on Mile Hi Radio
"A moment. Let me invite you into mind that is surrounded this. Caribbean. What is your earliest childhood memory? Oh my goodness. You said kurban waters, and it is with the Kirby award is so funny. I remember. There was a hurricane coming. And I lived with my grandparents in this really small village village with less than two hundred people called grind revere. And there was this hurricane coming in. My aunt said to me, you know, something bad's going to happen. You have to go pack your suitcase because we the the roof may fly fly off the house, and you're going to have to be ready to go. And I remember being so scared, but the funny thing was I was so excited at the same time. I was like oh my God hurricanes coming something bad's going to happen. I am so excited. I can't wait to see. Remember when a Brett visited us? Yeah. The remember. That's intriguing. So why do you think this memory is? So clear. I think because it was the first my first memory of fair. Coupled with excitement. Like, I know there was that feeling in the pit of my stomach that something bad was going to happen was about to happen yet. There was this excitement that of of of bring it on even though I'm fearful just bring it on. I wanna see I can deal with this. And again funny enough that feeling has crept into my life. So many times as an adult even to this day. There are so many things I'm fearful about but there is that feeling of excitement, but knowing that I can even even with the fear. I can move past it because there excitement wrapped up in there somewhere. I love canal fund interpretation to the picture, you created in my mind without memory. Absolutely. I think it's the launch the launch of something brand new creates either fear or excitement, and I think that's that's the thing you've experienced and again with all you're doing. I can just see it like we were talking. I knew said immediately. Yes. These products, aren't yours. Hi, like designed by us specifically, but there's going to be another launch pretty soon, you're going to do some products for yourself, right podcast. There is a launch, of course of Iowa beauty. And you know, it just seems as you. Really enthralled by creating new stuff, you know, creating new things that excite you. And that's wonderful. That's my connection. If you would great interpretation if we to when you were twelve years, what was your favorite song? Okay. So that would mean that was nineteen Eighty-four. Right. So it would at one of my favorite songs. I had so many favorite songs in eighty four but Caribbean Queen that definitely connects you have. Thank by Trinidadian. Of course. It was the first time I felt wriggled in my life. Riverfront where we've arrived at our destination. But before we get off of this time machine. There's a small declaration form. So it's yes. Oh, no. We're going to move pretty quickly here. Are you ready? I'm ready. Let's go dig Chevy chosen someone to pass on your skills to know. Are you married? Yes. Do you have children? Yes. You believe in God. I do do you have an innocent of friends. Yes. You watch TV from what on three hours a day? No what a week. Yes. What screen time the food under the computers at more than eight or less than he's always goodness working on this one. But more than eight hours a day. You had to share with us your own unique real Steve matter, Stephen represents who you are Dixie Nicole's, we'd we Dixie Lincoln. And because what would you say that is I would say that would be take time for self. It is a source of empowerment, I love that. I love that was such a great pleasure before you leave. Is there anything else you'd like to share with our amazing audience? Yes. Let's see. I would just like to remind everyone to take care of yourself. I and when you do that you'll be able to support others with love goodness. And grace, but before you can support them that way, it really is imperative that you support yourself that way. Inside outside Dixieland gun. And it goes thank you for being on. What is inspired by hundred convoys with NGO Jones. And Joe thank you so much for having me. It was a pleasure. A pleasure. Our treasure. This segment has been brought to you by Amazon enterprise. Today in rock history with Dominic Sunday, the twenty fourth of March nineteen fourteen nine Nicloas born in church, a lovely pulse of England. I knew I had mixed feelings about it. I'm proud of it even though he was so utterly. Ghastly, sixty to make jacker when Keith Richards first performed together as little boy, blue and the blue boys a manager, you're doing great cover versions, the requisite renamed material a lot just in the kitchen come out and say you've got us. Don't you sixty five the Beatles? Continued filming help at Twickenham studios England they shortly interior temple scenes, including the bomb where they joined through a hollow sacrificial altar had into water that seamless thank swimming pool scene filmed in the Bahamas..
"twickenham studios" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Get out of it. Everybody suffered in some way. Together. So long from when I was thirteen which was nine hundred fifty six till nine hundred sixty nine so you navigate even the most. John in particular was very uncomfortable being filmed drag dreadful heathen in Twickenham studio and being filmed all the time. I just wanted them to go away. And we'd be there. Eight in the morning, and he couldn't make music at eight in the morning on channel one evolved in a strange placement. People colored like what we're seeing ads Twickenham, the Beatles began discussing ideas for places to film, the concept Ringo wanted to do it at the cavern is a kind of tribute to the very first fans, but Michael was keen for the Beatles to consider something more extravagant. I heard about an amphitheater on the coast of Tennessee. And I thought if we went in Sanford theater, which means two thousand years old. And so at all that sense of the stones bevelled by the sands of time, and the Beatles would start setting up at dawn. And of course, we arrange with God, the dawn would be beautiful and the music would go out across the desert and then across the desert, lured by the music would come the world. We're doing a live show. Arabia. Thank you. However been waiting to see the lads walking. And I thought this is a pretty catchy idea..
"twickenham studios" Discussed on Kickass News
"Nine in two thousand one before taking magazines online when she founded the Daily Beast in two thousand eight in two thousand ten she founded the women in the world summit and launched Tina Brown. Live media to expand women in the world internationally now she's launched a new podcast called TB D with Tina Brown. Tina, welcome back to the show. Thank you so much. It's wonderful to be here. Last time. We spoke we talked a lot about your time at Vanity Fair and your terrific book about those years the Vanity Fair diaries. So this time I wanna go back and talk a little bit about the pre and post Vanity Fair years leading all the way up to your latest. Venture this podcast TB d- first off we didn't talk a lot about your childhood last time around you grew up in an entertainment family. Your dad was a movie producer, and your mom was an assistant to. Lawrence Livia, right. Yes. That's right. Wait, we my father was very much a movie producer. He did all those kind of Agatha Christie comedies, and and lots of that kind of wonderful light comedy stuff of of that British era, but he was always looking for material which really made stories the kind of center of our lives growing up. You know, we everything from my dad was like a story a story. Would it make a film would it make a film, and I've showed that that kind of fed into my viewing everything I do really as a kind of quest for great stories in magazines or fabulous piece of commentary or at guest, I can book. It's it's kinda runs in the genes. Yeah. And you mentioned that he did they the Christie movies. I think the miss marple books. Did you ever get to know Dame Agatha Christie where where you'll big mystery Christie, but I I got very friendly with Dame Margaret Rutherford who played the character in in the in the miss marples. I really I used to sit on her knees is. As a child growing up. But yeah, it was fun ice love going to the set of prime with studios. And my my one of my favorite memories actually was when my dad took me to see what took us to Twickenham studios, where he was making a film, and I was able to go and visit the set of help with Beatles will me you can imagine what that was like for.
"twickenham studios" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Career. So you get this call. And really John and Yoko wanted to put a disco. Things like floppy disks, like it was like a paper. Yeah, the planet to cut it out and then put it off. Square the cool now in America we'd have on the back of cereal box. Okay, this is, but he wanted to the same with a couple of his drawings because we went quite got to the erotic drawings. He was doing yoga yet, but it was coming. So we'll save that. He foamy in the said, can I come and meet him? And I having dealing with will my friends in the art world who would notoriously. Oh, you thought this was a Joey? Yeah, because I know Torius. Yeah, I thought it was going to this is Joan yesterday. You too. Could've been David oaks to be the great. So the scope to who's Oso had never public exit. So I decided I would go meet this guy thinking the worse can happen will end up in a pop and get smashed and try and get a cab to get home. Right. But it was him. I went to meet him and door. He opened the door and said, let's put the kettle on and it was Joan then in my God. Yeah, I mean, and this is like six. Nine hundred sixty eight. Yeah, so but he liked my work because I'm doing minimalists work at the time. I you know, I I wasn't very good at psychedelia so I sort of sort of kept everything because over code Makame white which is what appealed to him. Okay. And yoga, which is lead which led to the war's over campaign and lend John diarrhea and all those things that we did together, which overstock and very, very clean typography, which I must admit because of my upbringing with British print Kufra action. I was really good at new. You knew how to make sure I knew how to do typography. So the first album cover and let's be if you're gonna get in the rock and roll business, I guess you might as well start at the top is Abbey Road. Yes. Yes. So let's tell the listeners what, what that was about what I stumbled into it, because Joan Lennon decided, you know, is a desk in the corner of apple records that you can use whatever else. And then I think it was. I was actually working started with MAry Hopkin times at doing a few things, but all of a sudden it was agent. The Abbey Road album had to come out on a certain date, probably contractual reasons. There was a deadline. It was a deadline. Yeah, and the late great im- Millan shot the pictures, you know of the guys will can cross the street you there that day. No, I wasn't actually. No. I was actually back Apple's of sort of on the telephone wondering where the prince is going to be as organizing that stuff. So I got go out there in the end. Then we came back with all the pictures and their only learning twelve pictures is only twelve shots of the guys will can cross the street. So we chose the one that seem to work the best. And you can see pose out of step without shoes without shoes, which she, you know, kicked off because they sandals. He was wearing sandals and a suit were uncomfortable. And so what we did was we chose that one shot because I had like twenty four hours to get this peace to the printer. Oh, that that's how quick the deadly. Dan? Yeah, there's a publicity show. He was never intended to be an album cover. So what happened was we put together an, I decided it was probably didn't. We didn't need to put the Beatles name on it. We didn't need Abbey Road on it. Oh, you think EM because the biggest band in the world and if he. Creatures. Come off the white album, and I've actually been working on let it be the white one was pretty minimalistic. Yes. And David Hamilton to that wonderful posters, let get back was original name of the let it beyond him because pool went to get back to their roots. And so that was the one I was working on at the time when that was show released postponed because contractually they had to make one more album and it turned out to be Abbey Road, possibly my opinions on biased. The greatest Beatles album. You know, I know you saw. Go into that revolver. Everybody argues. The point is that that that was showed and Abbey Road had no title on it. And I got the phone call from Joseph Lockwood, who was the head of EMI? Just two parent company of apple recommend capitol records actually letting out two o'clock in the morning string of invective and has very, very pulse high class accent. So when he starts using bad language in, oh, you just talked to quiver and I was very, very scared. It's like Wellington yelling at. Yes, exactly. You know you, you know, he's was paying depends because you just done what to do to clock in the morning and whites to cook into moaning, I don't know, but I can't stop. The press is the presses of run. You know, the done is done is over. So I had to go to apple. Next moon also actually already is. Press. There was no way to change it anyway. No, no, no, no, no. And you know, he was accusing me of sabotaging the Beatles and never sell an album and whatever else. So I I had to go to apple next morning. Now you mentioned him. I felt I'm between your leg. Yeah. And for some reason, pull Mecom Josiah derived early, which he doesn't know me. You know, he toned up in his rose and throw the keys to the apple scraps of groupies and they Parke's Culver. And can you imagine that they know. And I got in, then I said to Mike O you just don't know telling you just tell you that I had to find of Lockwood, you know who just ripped me a new one because I didn't put the name the bagels on on the cover and whatever else you could see, I was very upset. So he said, well, you know, fuck him who the Beatles can do, whatever we want. We like it. So go close to cover? Yes. And so you you end up really working for the Beatles and and apple records for a couple of years. There was a decline coming obvious. Yeah. Oh, there's a knowing right then that that the ban was beginning to split. Let's be to get back sessions, you know, because they were shooting Twickenham studios. Joe JR was really pissed off and left and a half Ringo intimate. I think he was the magic Christian. I remember there was two movies he was involved in. So just John poll who was supposed to be in two different camps, a pools in the Eastman camp. Oh, yeah. Client Klein Cam, right, and I was associated with climb because I've been to New York Times and worked over them with stuff, but I was cold in actually foot lost single, which was the ballot of Joan Yoko because I had contractually had to make another single and I walked into Abbey Road number two studio and then dislike win a minute to kids in here. One is Joe JR. I mean, sort of when he's pulled one is Joan and pulled his own bring goes drums and Jones playing rhythm. And I'm thinking Yoko in the Conan somewhere, you know, I. I'm just ticking. You can't see this. And I thought, well, this is interesting because I suppose to be communicating and they were having a great time. They were talking to each other. They will bantering and having fun, and he ended up with pulling came down to base in Joan did lead and it became about other Johnny, Yoko grandson. Yeah, I know. And it's like a mink and the price, no clue this was going on. Well, you know, working relationships and lifelong as our, you know, it's, it can be complicated. Sometimes it can be just the way it was funny to. It wasn't like there was any strain there. It's like, you know this supposed to be strain but entity. Yeah, so that's my put the story. So you came in a little bit late after they were kind of, you know, the big drain. I came in just off to the White House now, and you know what? What? What is your takeaway about them as people or working band or what you people they were? You know, splendid. I mean. John was, you know, very sarcastic funny and he liked to you, fine. Ringo Jolie impose sweet his, you know his Swedish and be without being over the top and Josiah was the loveliest man in the world. Yes, real just oh, just great. So, but these guys running up and down the stairs all the time. Graces the put on. And they would just doing stuff. I mean, I think when I got the pool, sort of lost interest in apple and Joan took over, but they're, you know, but it was like Billy Preston, you know, I mean, just, you know. This people would arrive and be a simulated. Yeah, into the into what was was seriously hard work making records and getting them out on time. Right? Yes. Liam Russell was there. I mean, just everybody around seriously. I'm so in doing this Joe all legends. Yes, they're having fun. Don't get me wrong, but they were, you know, dedicated records not going out. Ain't right. Hey, one more question. Where were you there the for the last show on top. Yeah, yeah, I was. I was looking behind a chimney. So. You're there in the movie the seeming? No, I the, the engineer downstairs in the basement, you know, famous infamous basement that APPA wishes, but the recording an older cables, sneaking up to the room and he was put together in like, yeah, yeah, yeah. And they only got like twenty minutes. Yeah, right. Freeze and well, no one realized at the time was the weight of the equipment could have gone through the roof house. Yeah, that building built in eighteen rival, whatever was not designed to carry. You know, Ringo's kit. Billy Preston's kit. The people up there. We could've just gone down and perished. So you did even though the the Beatles themselves as a as a unit dissolved, you continue to work with all for them. Done with no, no, for Joan. Okay. JR zone off and his staff. I, we've Ringo and the forums. I think we've Ringo from that point own. We started to buco blues. That's where I came in number Kobus. And then we worked on a few others in Ringo full them whatever else thing and in Jones. Other other projects had my Joan Joan wanted to come out with a single every week, a topical single every wing, which is now quite possible. But in those days was impossible. Yeah, because not only the press the records yet to the I'm gonna put a black and white sleeve on every one of them and it had to be topical. Now in those days, you can't do that trucks have to roll. We have to get only everything, pressed, whatever. Yeah, wasn't puzzle fell through, but nonetheless, it was a, it was a funny ambitious, yes, is ambitious challenge which collapsed, but nonetheless, you know, you're so intense on trying to make it work a record companies this beserk because it's possible. Yeah. Yeah. Now to other huge pillars of the British invasion are the Rolling Stones in the who and you've got to work with both of them. Yes. Well, too. So let's start with the Rolling Stone. Oh, you strolling bones. The rattling bone. They boy, hey, here's a single act of fifty going. Yeah, the best thing in the world. Yeah, unbelievable. And they'll do it. Yeah. Yeah.
"twickenham studios" Discussed on The Director's Cut
"In alexa yeah yeah and ben smith odd is the dp years yeah i'm glad he thing that i mean i'm very grateful to banda my done he did my weight with marilyn which we shall them fehlmann two or three of the things i did the btc including cranford and his passion for this film was a joy to behold and if we were quite the film we looked at tree of life the terrance matic filmed the onto that said a dreamy thing but i think bended a brilliant job and i credit him my you know sometimes direct get the credit for that but i totally credit him did you find yourself shooting anything differently because of the the youth of the of your star did you use multiple cameras with him and i always used to cameras have because i think he can get you get the things you plan and you get the happy surprises as well but uh it with the tricky thing with a cage is he always has to leave the sacks yeah because he and have seventy hours and in the case had a nervous true here but in england he was always being dragged off to have a at a school lesson you know on the sat and up one point voting one of the most emotional scenes they said he's got to go he has to go now is the law as a wh it's claus he's going to do and they said drama let us ervin crazy are in our that said that's the law you said to resounding onside we we were to happen to be talking but judi dench we we're told that story of judi dench gathering to work yeah i mean uh that we were impressed at twickenham studios the place i love in west london at the same time as victorian abdul and uh you know i've been very lucky to what would you detention has several times and so i said to do you want to meet.
"twickenham studios" Discussed on The Two Shot Podcast
"Are member at four five is all it was really young and some friends the family came round and you know they said this is unquote bubba and he said where hello young man what do you want to be when you grow up and i said actor at my dad said it's pronounced doctor i ask my mom very flies that mmd denies it of course so yeah he was really early full five years old i'm an arm in the finding when i was six i found a prospectus in our house under abed m the pinewood studios and an a founded two tubes pinewood studios in twickenham studios where the to the i found end it us it's my parents us where these come from an it my does it also left them is one of them in shop downstairs and loomed an icon polled through these things and i love the moment i didn't understand what they were talking about but they will these were this the prospectus was from the late '50s maybe and they had sort of scenes back projection and they and a tank can i have a singing of this is and we do the cutlasses where this was filmed in that was filmed on and i just found all of it fascinating and the code to that actually is about so when i was a vow gaza had been doing this fool about eight nine years i then found out the my dad who came to britain in nineteen fifty six had been passionate about fill.