Tag Archives: The Beatles

“Yellow Submarine”

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in 1966, the Beatles taped the music and vocals first then returned a week later to dub on all the sound effects.  According to writer Ian MacDonald, “Lennon filled a bucket with water and blew bubbles in it while the group’s chauffeur Alf Bucknell rattled chains in the bath and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones clinked glasses.”  This is also the theme for the animated film released in 1968.

“Rain”

Released in 1966 as the B-side to their single, “Paperback Writer,” the Beatles song, “Rain,” is considered by many to be among the group’s finest work.  This is also the track that Ringo Starr called his best recorded performance.  The drums are awesome, and so are the guitars, the bass, and the lyrics:
“Rain, rain, rain…  I don’t mind.
Shine, shine, shine…  The weather’s fine.”

“Nowhere Man”

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in October of 1965, John Lennon wrote this at one of the lower times in his life.  I don’t mean to offend anyone, but this song gives a fairly accurate description of who I was before I started living for the Lord Jesus Christ.  I hope you’ll enjoy it, and that it helps you to press on in your own journey of faith.  God bless you.

 

“Help!”

Written mainly by John Lennon, this song was recorded at Abbey Road Studios on April 13th, 1965.  The Beatles are at the top of their game here, Lennon on lead vocals and 12-string rhythm guitar, McCartney on bass and backing vocal, Harrison on lead guitar and backing vocal, and Ringo rocking drums and percussion.

Enjoy:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCGvZgDvtkU