Ch. #26 – “Yesterday and its surprising lack of The Beatles”


So the other week I went out to see “Yesterday“, the new The Beatles themed film directed by Danny Boyle¬†which I had looked forward to seeing a great deal since I saw a trailer for it a number of months back.

Just the idea of a film featuring a bunch music by the Fab 4 almost had me sold but what I really piqued my interested is the tantalizing and quite frankly mindboggling “what if” scenario the film is based around; imagine a world where The Beatles didn’t happen nor did John, Paul, George and Ringo write any of the classic songs in their dense discography yet somehow, someone know about them and their songs… What would that world look like and what would you do with that knowledge? Great Googly Moogly Batman!

This piece is hardly meant to be a complete review or rundown of the film but elements from it will be mentioned, so if you haven’t seen it but want to and are hypoallergenic to spoilers you may want to stop reading here and get back once you have seen the film. You have officially been warned!

With everyone officially warned, let’s proceed to chew a little over “Yesterday” and The Beatles.

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Ch. #5 – “Not Fade Away”


Last Sunday, on February 3rd, it was 60 years ago to the day which has been known to as “The Day the Music Died” since Don McLean famously referred to the event of this day as such in his 1971 song epic “American Pie”. On this day a small airplane carrying many of the famous stalwarts of the early days of rock and roll crashed in a corn field near Clear Lake, Iowa. The passengers included J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, Ritchie Valens and Charles Hardin Holley. The later more commonly known as Buddy Holly.

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