Mellotron: I think I've read often enough that the guitar sound at the beginning of Bungalow Bill was a Mellotron, and maybe some other sounds as well (intro to Strawberry Fields?).
Moog: Heard clearly on Abbey Road (Here Comes the Sun maybe, by memory), and documented as being used there.
My question is: Which of the 5 (Beatles + GM) were the ones who "played" them? Or, especially for the Moog, did they get an outside "expert" to program it? I don't think those were exactly plug and play in those days, were they?
In other words, I could see John or Paul or George saying - "Cool sound, let's have some of that!", but who actually rolled up their sleeves and did the heavy lifting?
Wow - for once, honestly, I am probably the most-qaulified person in the world to answer this! So - nothing is known for sure on some things but... some if fairly well-accepted.
Chris Thomas plays the Mellotron parts on Bungalow Bill, but the guitar recording is of Eric Cook. Even the Beatles disagree on who played the Strawberry Filed intro - George says it was John, and he is heard playing almost the exact part on a Melodica in 1965. Paul plays it in Anthology, but he does not say it was himself - people just ASSUME because he plays it there. Flying - don't know. Mr Kite - don't know.
Moog - John does the wind noise on "I Want You" and Paul plays the solo on "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" (as I recall). Not sure who played on "Because" although pics of that day show John at the keyboard (among others!). "Here Comes the Sun" - I don't know.
"I don't know" is the normal answer for anything to do with Beatles parts, performances, or instruments! and it's the most accurate usually!
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
Jun 25, 2019 11:06:14 GMT
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT
The End: Hey all - come along to the 12th Annual Beatle Forum meet up - it's in The Grapes at midday on Saturday 24th August! Will be great to see some new faces as I'm fed up with the old ones!
Aug 16, 2019 13:56:22 GMT
Mr Kite: That`s when your sober !
Aug 16, 2019 18:36:18 GMT