The official Twitter account for late The Beatles icon John Lennon tweeted out the following quote. The quote is taken from an old interview in which Lennon is talking about the first performance of “The Quarrymen.” John Lennon’s widow was spotted with Ringo Starr. The Quarrymen were the original group formed by John Lennon in Liverpool in November 1956, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. This John Lennon creepy death remark finally leaked.
Eventual members for The Beatles, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison were also in this group. During this particular performance, as you might imagine for any budding band, they unpaid for their services. John Lennon called a surprising name a ‘loser’ before his death. You can view the tweet below.
‘The Quarrymen – Our first appearance was in Rose Street – it was their Empire Day celebration. We didn’t get paid. We played at blokes’ parties after that, or weddings perhaps got a few bob. But mostly we just played for fun.’
In other news regarding The Beatles, fans on the subreddit for the band have been discussing their thoughts about the fiftieth-anniversary reissue of Abbey Road which came out last week:
Tuesday8 mentioned: “I’m mostly deaf in my right ear, and man what I wouldn’t give for perfect hearing. Usually, I just turn on the setting that turns stereo into mono but I can really tell I’m missing out. I do have a slight hearing in my bad ear and always wear a headphone over it since it adds something. I turned stereo back on, slid the balance over towards the right, and cranked the volume––and it was actually pretty cool to experience stereo through headphones since I normally get the effect only from speakers. Although it was cool to hear the stereo, it’s just not the same as I really can’t hear clearly out of my bad ear, even with the volume cranked. I just wish I could experience this mix as it is, because I can tell it’s something special and that I’m not experiencing it fully– especially with I Want You (She’s So Heavy), one of my favorite songs.”
slobbowitz said: “One of the many things I love about these remix albums is that you can really hear the sound of Abbey Road Studios and Trident studios in action. I hear so much more natural ambiance and reverb of these fabulous studios. A lot of this was lost in the bounced mixes. I hear it a lot on The White Album, especially at the beginning of Dear Prudence and at the end of The End on the latest release. Being that The Beatles were noted for being technically more advanced than their peers and that the engineers who worked with them were incredibly talented, it’s such a treat to hear these superbly engineered tracks in all of their glory. It really is a whole new experience!! I hope there is more on the horizon.”
Ghostybot replied: “This new mix is a lot less radical than the Sgt. Peppers and White Album remixes. There is definitely more clarity across the board. Everything sounds punchier, brighter and more present with a wider EQ spread. The original mix has a nice, mid-range kind of feel that sits nicely in the ear. The remixes of Pepper and White Album will be my ‘go-to’ versions from now on. Abbey Road, I’ll enjoy both the original version and the remix equally as they both hold up very well. I hope Giles Martin is able to go deeper into The Beatles back catalog and improve the old mixes.”