I glanced at a ‘Beatles’ poster on my way into the theatre. Unknown outside of Liverpool they received polite applause, then stepped back into the shadows as Helen Shapiro the star of the show came on stage.
That night the Beatles played backup, but the ‘magical experience’ which Paul McCartney speaks of was about to enter the Beatles recording studio as they began their rise to fame.
I visited Liverpool several times in those days sailing the Irish Sea and the Mersey River, traveling to and from Ireland, and the British Isle of Man.
I lived in Birmingham, West Midlands, Witney, Oxfordshire, Ashford in Kent, and in Brighton on England’s South Coast, also the City of London, and visited Bricket Wood, near St. Albans in Hertfordshire.
Paul At The White House
At a White House concert Paul McCartney shared how ‘Yesterday’ had come to him in a dream!
After two weeks of attempting to find who had written the song, he said “I decided to claim it.”
Many of today’s ‘song writers’ have had similar experiences!
Yesterday became the most popular song of all times recorded by over 600 artists, and will continue to bring in royalties along with hundreds of Lennon & McCartney songs, causing Paul to become the first Pop Music Billionaire!
Hungry For Success
After suffering years of financial hardship in Liverpool and in Hamburg, Germany, where they often lacked enough money to buy food, the Beatles were hungry for success.
One story tells of stealing loaves of bread, and Lennon and McCartney arguing over whether they should spend an extra penny to pay for jam on their toast at breakfast!
After British success a friend commented that they had put on weight, George replied “because we can afford to eat!”
Having hit records in Britain they were forced to pay almost all their income in taxes, inspiring George Harrison’s song ‘Taxman.’ “One for you, nineteen for me, I’m the taxman!”
Paul found himself low on funds, with he and his family living in a partly renovated farmhouse in Scotland.
It was not until they found success in the US that the Beatles became wealthy, US tax laws allowed them to keep their earnings virtually tax free, as long as the money stayed in the country.
Becoming A Bad Influence
Their early Beatles songs, joking good humor, and fun movies, won the hearts of the British and American peoples.
It was not until later that they lead many of the once stable British and American youth into drug abuse, with their open admissions of pot-smoking, and cocaine use.
The moral decline we see this has caused, as well as the deaths of many young people who imitated the lifestyle, as well as the endless suffered by the parents of their dead children tells the story!
England In The Sixties
I remember living in England in the Sixties, even in small villages young people would be found dead by the roadside each morning because of overdosing. As Mick Jagger was reported to have said, no one knew how much to take.
In the ‘Beatles Anthology’ they make several references to their drug abuse.
George Harrison mentioned them smoking pot in John’s psychedelically painted Rolls Royce filing with pot smoke, as he drove Paul and George to recording sessions, and them falling out of the Rolls at the studio.
George talked openly about being shown his brain tissue, c r a w l i n g, and vowing off whatever he was doing at that time. Recently it was reported that his family have made an agreement for his name to be used to legally sell a brand of pot. Willie Nelson has done the same.
Lennon The Rebel
John Lennon played the rebel in his early musical career, and was unhappy with the humorous image the Beatles were given. He preferred the ‘Bad Boy’ early black leather Beatles image, the image the Rolling Stones maintained.
He may have taken their name from a biker gang movie Lee Marvin starred in. They changed the spelling to Beatles, to reflect the beat of their music, and the name of a Liverpool music magazine called The Mersey Beat, named after Merseyside and the river flowing through Liverpool.
It was reported that before his tragic death Lennon had suffered a long period of drug addiction, during which time he seldom left his home.
Paul has said that he would no longer smoke pot, the reason given is that he did not want to set a bad example to his own family. This was an everyday habit, according to an x-wife.
Smoking dope no doubt freed his mind, enabling him to receive the songs which he claimed, and was rewarded richly for the number of Lennon & McCartney copyrighted songs, recordings, and became the owner of a music publishing company, becoming the first pop Billionaire.
While coming across as a likable guy with no bad intentions, he set this bad example with tragic results for many.
One thing in common which I had with Paul back then was the DB6 Aston Martins we drove, the car I should never have sold. Only around two hundred and sixty were built, worth a quarter to half a million pounds today.
The then Prince Charles received one as a gift from his Royal parents. The DB5 was the famous James Bond car, which still appears in the Bond movies being made today.
Eric Clapton, another British gentleman, recognized more for his guitar playing ability, just had to record the song ‘COCAINE’ for our generation, which still plays today on JukeBoxes and has probably paid him millions.
Why did you have to record that song Eric? Do you have no conscience at all about influencing the younger generation?
Of course you are the guy who accepted George Harrison’s hospitality with invites to his home. And what did you do there Eric, oh yes, you stole his wife! Not the act of an English gentleman with good character! Enjoy your millions Eric that is all you have coming.
Mick Jagger said when being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “Reward for twenty years of bad behavior!”
His long time girlfriend in the early days in England was a British debutante named Marianna Faithful, he and Keith wrote songs for her, making her a famous. You may remember ‘As Tears Go Bye’ Someone I met recently told me he had seen her appear in concert near San Diego, and told me “she had become a hunched over, very much old woman.”
Apparently her book records, waking up with a needle and syringe hanging from her arm, and she had to get out!
You’ve been a great bad example Mick, kept alive for this reason! The Stones are now the most famous Rock Band still performing. Of course I shouldn’t write it that way. His Methodist Minister father must have been proud of his boy.
Keith has admitted that he is given entire ‘guitar licks’ in his sleep, he records them, and it is these hard blues opening licks that has made the Stones recordings even more lastingly popular in America, than the Beatles songs.
Strangely, it is Keith who can command an audience by himself, rather than Jagger who has released albums of his own, with mostly negative responses.
Keith wore a pot pipe hanging from his belt in Britain, and the story goes he would go for dialysis to clean his blood.
Before coming to the US, he was possibly going to jail for five years for alleged heroin possession. But because it was acknowledged that he was about to have a great career in America, somehow the case was resolved and his jail sentence was never imposed!
This allowed him to enter the US and the rest is history.
Chosen To Lead Two Generations?
Paul, Mick, and Keith, might like to know who gave Lennon & McCartney and Jagger & Richards their songs, and the Beatles and Stones their success, influencing two generations of society around the world, in the use of illegal drugs while singing along?
Paul you have been a ‘Lucky Man’ to have lived beyond age ‘Sixty Four’ when so many young people The Beatles and The Rolling Stones influenced did not live nearly so long!
So, Who Writes The Songs?
Read these revealing words in a song written by one of the Beach Boys, “I’ve been alive forever, and I wrote the very first song…” not true, he has not lived forever, he is a created being who became the first rebel, what Rock Bands claim?
He says “my music will make you dance, make you feel that you wanna take a chance, so come along with me…! I write the songs, I write the songs”!
The Rolling Stones ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ takes you through recorded history from the crucifixion of Christ, to the murder of the Czar family in Russia, and the assassination of the Kennedy brothers, saying “Pleased to meet you, won’t you guess my name?”
The Prince of The Power of The Air
A being known as the ‘Prince of the power of the air’ literally broadcasts his music to those he has picked to divide, and to destroy the moral character of the generations, with the attitudes expressed in his music. He ‘writes the songs that make the whole world sing.’
He became the original rebel, rebelling against God who had given him control of the earth. Believe it or believe it not.
Paul, Mick, and Keith, YOU HAVE BEEN USED!
You Need To Protect Yourself
Protect yourself from the epidemic of heroin and opioids! Only six weeks on heroin makes YOU an ADDICT.
PLEASE DO NOT TRY THESE TOTALLY ADDICTIVE DESTRUCTIVE SUBSTANCES, YOU MAY NEVER GET OFF THEM!
To become informed see ‘The Dilemma Of Drugs’ on Page 2 of the America And Britains Future Free Library.
Write Your Own Song In Life
The songs that come to many in the music industry are fed to them in order to take us on a trip, to build up our independence from our parents, and to stop us from discovering the laws that God gave to insure our success in life, so that we are not dragged down generation by generation.
You need to learn ‘The Reason For Human Life’ and ‘God’s Seven Thousand Year Plan’ so YOU can understand your future, know why it is important to protect yourself, so YOU can have a part in the amazing life ahead.
A very real loving God does exist, who you will get to know, as you become a member of His family to live forever.
Find the titles mentioned above and much more you need to know, in the America And Britains Future Free Library.