the white album …

14 Nov
Birthday
In the early 60’s two scruffy kids from Liverpool named John Lennon and Paul McCartney
formed a skiffle group/band and started banging out some tunes.
Though they surely had some dreams, I highly doubt they had any idea they would soon be at the vanguard of a
Renaissance Era that literally exploded into an immense wave of change
that swept around the planet and forever changed things.
So … on November 22, 1968 the Beatles released the White Album. This is it’s 50th Anniversary.
It followed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour
and is possibly their most perplexing album.
There must have been tremendous pressure on these guys to continuously produce something
that measured up to – or surpassed – their previous work.
And we all waited very impatiently for whatever they were going to do next.
Yet I didn’t buy The White Album. I was probably broke at the time.
I was saving every nickel to go to Art College.

Anyway … I really was perplexed by the White Album. As many were. It was large … and so different.
It wasn’t what anybody expected. Not that there wasn’t a lot of good music on there.
There was. But some was forgettable too.

I still don’t own it today, but I can get any tune from it that I want for free via YouTube.

Sometimes my guitar gently weeps … but I’m still doing pretty good.


while my guitar gently weeps

 

 

2 Responses to “the white album …”

  1. JP November 15, 2018 at 3:51 pm #

    Thanks for reminding me that this is the 50th year. The White Album changed my life.

    • jcalberta November 16, 2018 at 8:30 pm #

      Howdy! I’ve tried to respond to your comment 3 times, but there’s some strange things happening here at WordPress and combined with MS new update things aren’t operating properly.

      Anyway .. yeah. It’s the Beatles and it very meaningful to a lot of us. Lots of memories.

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