The story goes that the Beatles opened for Roy Orbison when they were up and coming and Roy was at the top of his game and touring the UK. And that before the tour ended, Roy was opening for the Beatles (people were leaving when the Beatles were finished playing).
Here is a Roy Orbison song, "Leah," from which the Lennon/McCartney borrowed a couple of melodic fragments for use in "Hey Jude." "Make a pretty necklace for Leah" became "Remember to let her into your heart" and "Leah, Leah, Leah" more or less becomes "Better, better, better..."
Listen for yourself.
I thought about this song a few nights ago after dreaming about being underwater, holding my breath, and waking up short of breath. I think I might have sleep apnea. I think "Leah" might really be about sleep apnea.
Of course, Roy was briefly in the Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison.
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