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SEAN LENNON’S TRIBUTE TO LATE GRATEFUL DEAD LYRICIST JOHN PERRY BARLOW

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Among the tributes that poured in for John Perry Barlow after his death was one from Sean Ono Lennon, who called the Grateful Dead lyricist and digital pioneer “a master of all trades and a jack of none.”

Barlow, who wrote several Dead tunes with guitarist Bob Weir and formed the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 1990 to try to shield online civil rights from government intrusion, died Wednesday in his sleep. He was 70.

Ono Lennon, 42, a singer-songwriter and the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, counted Barlow among his friends. He emailed a tribute to The Chronicle on Thursday:

“John Perry Barlow was a master of all trades and jack of none. He was a wordsmith a songsmith, a tech wizard party maniac car mechanic and bona fide lady magnet of incomparable intellect. He was an angel and double agent, a prophet and pioneer of digital divination, a Master Mason, a Burning Man patron, an internet architect, and political maven, a psychedelic shaman, a counter culture statesman and a hero to great men. In the end he was still a Wyoming cowboy to the core, and above all else, he was a family man because to him nothing mattered more. John Perry Barlow, he set the bar high, with big boots to follow, and many will try, but no one will ever come close to the guy, for this grateful and graceful guru was one of a kind.”.”
Source: Brinkwire


JOHN ENCOURAGED ME TO BE AN ARTIST, SAYS YOKO ONO´S SISTER

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The younger sister of Yoko Ono today revealed how John Lennon encouraged her to take art seriously.

Setsuko Ono, 76, who paints and creates dream-like sculptures from sheets of welded steel, is to have an exhibition of her work in London for the first time.
She had previously worked in development at the World Bank in Washington DC for 28 years, only pursuing art as a hobby.
She said: “John came with my sister and the little boy [Sean] to my house and of course there I was just displaying everything, and he just said, ‘Well, you should really take seriously your passion for sculpture’. And that I took really as a wonderful compliment,” she said.
On retirement in 2003, over two decades after Lennon’s death, she tried for her first public exhibition at the Eighth Havana Biennial.
The show will run at Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation at Japan House from Thursday and at Asia House next month.
source:standard.co.uk

‘CONCERT FOR GEORGE’ COMING TO THEATERS

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Celebrate the life and music of George Harrison with this special worldwide theatrical release of Concert For George. Experience the legendary tribute concert on the big screen in remastered 5.1 stereo sound at your local cinema starting on 2/20/18.

To honor George Harrison on his 75th birthday (Feb. 25), the legendary 2002 tribute event, Concert For George, is getting a special limited theatrical run, beginning Feb. 20, in advance of its release in a variety of home entertainment formats.

The performance, presented by Abramorama, in association with Concord Music, and remastered in 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound, has already been booked into more than 75 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, with more to come. Click here for theater listings. The international roll-out of the film will be announced next week.

On Jan. 17, a release of the performance as a Limited Edition Deluxe 10-disc Box Set and for the first time on vinyl, as a 4-LP Box Set, on Feb. 23, was announced by Concord Music. (Pre-order links are below.)

On November 29, 2002, one year after Harrison’s passing, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured Harrison’s songs, and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr and many more.

The Deluxe Box Set (limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide) features the complete sound and film recordings from the concert (on four 180-gram audiophile LPs, two CDs, two DVDs and two Blu-rays), a 12″ x 12″ hard-bound 60-page book, plus an opportunity to own a piece of the historic event, by way of a cutting from the original hand-painted on-stage tapestry used as the backdrop at the Royal Albert Hall on November 29, 2002.

The package is housed in a gold-colored, fabric-wrapped box with a die-cut mandala window to display the unique stage fabric (which is mounted on an individually numbered card, suitable for framing).

 

The 4-LP Box Set includes the complete sound recordings from Concert For George, on 180-gram audiophile vinyl, featuring a special, mandala-design etched on side-8. This is the first time that all songs from the performance have been available on an audio configuration. The album will also be made newly available via streaming platforms, track listing mirroring that of the vinyl.

In addition to the vinyl formats, the release will also be presented as a 2-CD set, as well as newly issued 2-CD + 2-DVD, and 2-CD + 2-Blu-ray combo packages. The 2-CD set features sound recordings from the concert. The 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray sets also include the complete filmed concert on the first disc, with a second disc containing the original theatrical version featuring concert highlights, interviews with the performers, rehearsals and behind-the-scenes footage. Exclusive to the Blu-ray format, the second disc includes an interview segment featuring Ringo Starr, Jim Keltner and Ray Cooper, entitled “Drummers.”

(See complete track listings below.)

Directed by David Leland (whose credits include the feature Wish You Were Here, HBO’s Band Of Brothers and the Traveling Wilburys video “Handle With Care”), Concert For George captures renditions of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (featuring Clapton on guitar, McCartney on piano and Starr on drums), “Taxman” (performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) (performed by Lynne). Lynne produced the audio elements of the concert; Clapton oversaw the entire proceedings as Musical Director. Said Olivia Harrison: “We will always celebrate George’s birthday and this year we are releasing Concert for George in a very special package in memory of a special man.”

Concert For George has been certified 8-times platinum by the RIAA since its initial release as a 2-DVD set in November 2003 and earned a 2004 Grammy® Award for Best Long Form Music Video.

CD Track Listing

Disc 1:
Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
Your Eyes (Sitar Solo) – Anoushka Shankar
The Inner Light – Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
Arpan – Conducted by Anoushka Shankar

Disc 2:
I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne
If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton
Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) – Jeff Lynne
Beware Of Darkness – Eric Clapton
Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown
That’s The Way It Goes – Joe Brown
Taxman – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
I Need You – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Handle With Care – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
Isn’t It A Pity – Billy Preston
Photograph – Ringo Starr
Honey Don’t – Ringo Starr
For You Blue – Paul McCartney
Something – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
All Things Must Pass – Paul McCartney
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston
Wah Wah – Eric Clapton and Band
I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown

 

DVD  and BLU-RAY Track Listing

Disc 1 (Complete Concert):
Your Eyes – Anoushka Shankar
The Inner Light – Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
Arpan – Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
Sit On My Face – Monty Python
The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne
If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton
Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker
Give Me Love – Jeff Lynne
Beware Of Darkness – Eric Clapton
Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown
That’s The Way It Goes – Joe Brown
Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
Taxman – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
I Need You – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Handle With Care – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
Isn’t It A Pity – Billy Preston
Photograph – Ringo Starr
Honey Don’t – Ringo Starr
For You Blue – Paul McCartney
Something – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
All Things Must Pass – Paul McCartney
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston
Wah Wah – Eric Clapton & Band
I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown

Disc 2 (Theatrical Version):
I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne
If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton
Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)- Jeff Lynne
Beware Of Darkness – Eric Clapton
Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown
That’s The Way It Goes – Joe Brown
Taxman – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
I Need You – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Handle With Care – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
Isn’t It A Pity – Billy Preston
Photograph – Ringo Starr
Honey Don’t – Ringo Starr
For You Blue – Paul McCartney
Something – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
All Things Must Pass – Paul McCartney
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston
Wah Wah – Eric Clapton & Band
I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown

Plus interviews, rehearsals and behind the scenes footage, including:
Ravi’s orchestra rehearsals
Monty Python backstage
George’s band rehearsals
Interviews with musicians
Photo gallery
“Drummers” featurette (on the Blu-ray only, not included on the DVD)

4-LP Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
Your Eyes – Anoushka Shankar
The Inner Light – Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar

Side 2
Arpan – Conducted by Anoushka Shankar

Side 3
Sit On My Face – Monty Python
The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne
If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton
Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker
Give Me Love – Jeff Lynne

Side 4
Beware Of Darkness – Eric Clapton
Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown
That’s The Way It Goes – Joe Brown
Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
Taxman – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Side 5
I Need You – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Handle With Care – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
Isn’t It A Pity – Billy Preston
Photograph – Ringo Starr

Side 6
Honey Don’t – Ringo Starr
For You Blue – Paul McCartney
Something – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
All Things Must Pass – Paul McCartney
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton

Side 7
My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston
Wah Wah – Eric Clapton & Band
I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown

Side 8
Etched vinyl with mandala design

The following songs will be available for instant-grat download with digital preorders, as well as on streaming services: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton (available Jan. 26), “I Need You” – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (available Feb. 9).

ON THIS DAY – A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE BEATLES

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1958
George joins the Quarrymen.

1962
Lunch at the Decca’s session executive club on Albert Enbankment, of Brian, Dick Rowe and Beecher Stevens; Rowe and Stevens communicate Brian Decca’s rejection.

1963
Concert at the Granada, Bedford (Helen Shapiro tour).

1964
Tickets for the Ed Sullivan Show sell out.

1965
Beatles ’65 number 1, fifth week (US Billboard).

Rolling Stones II replaces Beatles For Sale as number 1 (UK Record Retailer).

1967
It is announced that the Beatles have signed contracts with EMI until 1976.

1968
Studio 1. 2:30-8:00pm. Tape copying: “The Inner Light” (of take 5, numbered take 6). Recording: “The Inner Light” (overdub onto take 6). Mono mixing: “The Inner Light” (remix 1, from take 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys.Recording of George vocal for “The Inner Light”.
About 6:30pm. Harry Klein is contacted at home for the “Lady Madonna” session.
8:00-9:00pm. Ringo appears on Cilla Black’s live programme “Cilla”, at the BBC Television Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush, London. The recording session is interrupted to see the show.
Studio 1. 9:00pm-2:00am. Recording: “Lady Madonna” (tape reduction take 3 into take 4, overdub onto take 4, tape reduction take 4 into take 5, overdub onto take 5). Mono mixing: “Lady Madonna” (remixes 1, 2, from take 5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys.
Recording of vocal brass impersonation and brasses for “Lady Madonna”.
Royal Garden Hotel, London. Paul participates in a press conference announcing the Leicester University’s art festival.

1970
UK single release: “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)”/”Who Has Seen The Wind”.

1971
All Things Must Pass number 1 (UK Record Retailer).
All Things Must Pass number 1, sixth week (US Billboard).

“My Sweet Lord” number 1, second week (UK Record Retailer).

1976
UK single release: “This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying)”/”Maya Love” (Apple R 6012).

1981
BBC Books publishes “The Lennon Tapes”, the transcript of John’s conversation with Andy Peebles from Dec. 6, 1980.
US single release: “Walking On Thin Ice”/”It Happened” (Geffen 49683), by Yoko. The A-side featured John on guitar.
George, Paul and Ringo record “All Those Years Ago,” a tribute to John Lennon.

1984
ABC-TV show “Good Morning America” begins a four day celebratory look back at the Beatles first trip to America.

1995
Mill Studios in Sussex: Paul, George and Ringo begin work on “Real Love”.

1997
At the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, Yoko’s art exhibition “Have You Seen The Horizon Lately” is on display.

1999
In Tampa, Florida, the exhibition of Linda’s pictures entitled “Sixties” is on display at the Tampa Museum of Art.

RARE PHOTOS OF BEATLE’S FIRST WORLD TOUR VISIT TO SEATTLE

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In August 1964, The Beatles had been playing together for four years and were embarking on their first official world tour. Seattle’s KeyArena, then called the Seattle Coliseum, was the third stop on their tour.

Timothy Eagan, a 19-year-old photographer from Queen Anne, was able to score a press pass from a family friend.

His photographs are now managed by MOHAI, who describes the scene: “The fearless teen elbowed his way up to the front of the stage to shoot three rolls of film.”

 

 

Eagan was one of almost 15,000, mostly teenage, fans who filled the venue. It was reported that girls outnumbered the boys 20 to 1 and the the music could barely be heard over the screaming teens.

Eagan later continued his photography career as a staff photographer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and then with an agency in New York.

During their Seattle visit, the “Fab Four” stayed at the Edgewater Hotel, marking the hotel’s place in Seattle history.

 

 

 

 

source:seattlepi