DFHC 5/25/2011

Now Playing   Boy With the Beatle Hair by the Swans  One of the handful of Beatle novelty records to actuality chart in the Fab 4 Frenzy of Spring, 1964…no great shakes musically, but very pleasant  & catchy, to my ear anyway. And it certainly didn’t hurt that the group just happened to be named after one of the labels that had a Beatles 45 out…I’m just sayin’…

 LQQK @ †h∆†!  Pop Hates the Beatles by the Men in Black  …and now, for an Opposing Point of View…featuring Alan Sherman, Dino, and Vic Damone…

Wicked Ballsy Beatles, pt 2

Typical of the early Beatsploitation LPs…they took a surf ‘n’ hot rod disc, threw on a Beatles original, a Beatles cover, and a Searchers tune, and there you go…featuring Leon Russell on the piano, and Keith Allison, a Paul McCartney lookalike who would join Paul Revere & Raiders in 1968.

If you went to this show, did you actually “see”  the Beatles? In this present day of instant access to anything, you have to remember how rare an opportunity this was…so yes, it really was a big deal.

You had British groups doing their own songs & covers of old American R&B classics, as the Beatles had done…you had American groups scrambling to come up with songs in the Mersey Beat style…you had novelty records that may not have sounded like U-No-Hoo, but were about them…and all these efforts were well and good. But then you had straight copies of Beatles records…and unless you were getting a wicked price break on a budget label, what was the point? Didn’t mean they couldn’t try…and boy, did they ever…

listen…(doo wah doo)…do you wanna hear some shameless plugs?…(doo wah doo)…

Podcasts at http://stolfpod.podbean.com  and   http://thewholething.podbean.com

Other Daily blog at http://stolf.wordpress.com  (the legendary Stolf’s Blog)

More bloggage at  http://travelingcyst.blogspot.com  and  http://www.examiner.com/retro-pop-culture-in-watertown/mark-john-astolfi

Resume at http://travelingcyst.blogspot.com/p/resume.html

Audio samples coming soon…or just check the podcasts…twc-rr so still über-blows turbo…

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