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"BUGs About Beatles" Jam - Wednesday, August 21! Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Come and play Beatles' tunes with a little help from your friends! 

WHEN:   Wednesday, August 21, 2019

WHERE:    The Clocktower Brew Pub, 575 Bank St., lower level

TIME:   Come early, anytime after 5:30, to enjoy food, drink, ukulele camaraderie, and to get a seat! Group singing starts at 7:00 p.m. (people enjoy noodling, playing songs and exchanging tips beforehand as well)

Beloved Beatles' songs are a great way to learn new chords! Below I'll be posting Beatles' songsheets we have in our repertoire as I finish reviewing and reformatting them for our Beatles PDF Songbook - lots more to come! Enjoy some time with these songheets before the jam, you'll learn lots, and you'll enjoy the jam even more! Let me know which ones you'd absolutely like us to play at the jam AND if you'd like to lead one or two, either yourself or with others - that would be great! Mark and I will be there to support you however you want. Email me at ukulelema@icloud.com

Background: On Sunday, February 9th, 1964, at 8 p.m., the course of music history changed forever after The Beatles stepped on The Ed Sullivan Show stage for their first appearance on American television. A record setting 73 million people tuned in that evening making it one of the seminal moments in television history.

A week later, the February 24th issue of Newsweek magazine’s cover featured a picture of The Beatles with the title, “Bugs About Beatles.” Inside, the review of The Beatles debut on The Ed Sullivan Show began, “Visually, they are a nightmare: tight, dandified, Edwardian/Beatnik suits and great pudding bowls of hair. Musically, they are a near-disaster: guitars and drums slamming out a merciless beat that does away with secondary rhythms, harmony, and melody. Their lyrics (punctuated by nutty shouts of “yeah, yeah, yeah!”) are a catastrophe, a preposterous farrago of Valentine-card romantic sentiments.” The article ended with the following prediction, “…the odds are they will fade away, as most adults confidently predict.” 

So much for adult odds makers. More than fifty years later, people still remember exactly where they were the night The Beatles stepped onto Ed Sullivan’s stage. http://www.edsullivan.com/artists/the-beatles

The Song List

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Song Comments
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(1) A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: April 28, 2011 18:36
(11817)
(2) A World Without Love
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: August 06, 2012 16:58
(7151)
(3) Across the Universe
Posted by: Chris Hill on: August 11, 2014 21:36
(6069)
(4) Act Naturally
Posted by: Gordon Thomas on: July 01, 2011 08:53
(16631)
(5) All My Loving
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: August 06, 2012 14:16
(8658)
(6) And I Love Her
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: February 05, 2012 11:25
(13991)
(7) Back in the U.S.S.R.
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: July 23, 2012 21:46
(7353)
(8) Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: June 29, 2017 14:43
(2176)
(9) Can't Buy Me Love
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: December 22, 2012 14:51
(9235)
(10) Chains
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: August 06, 2012 13:56
(5953)
(11) Crippled Inside
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: July 23, 2012 22:10
(6200)
(12) Dance Tonight
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: June 05, 2011 19:35
(6781)
(13) Do You Want to Know a Secret?
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: August 06, 2012 14:33
(8990)
(14) Don't Pass Me By
Posted by: Chris Hill on: August 11, 2014 21:33
(5064)
(15) Eight Days a Week
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: June 04, 2011 14:34
(12775)
(16) Eleanor Rigby
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: July 03, 2017 06:48
(3332)
(17) For No One
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: July 16, 2011 18:30
(7869)
(18) Got To Get You Into My Life
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: August 06, 2012 15:03
(7440)
(19) Help
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: July 02, 2013 19:05
(6543)
(20) I Feel Fine
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: July 02, 2013 20:01
(6668)
(21) I Saw Her Standing There
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: June 03, 2013 18:01
(7691)
(22) I've Just Seen A Face
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: August 22, 2011 15:48
(12146)
(23) Lady Madonna
Posted by: Mark Rogers on: July 23, 2014 10:02
(4640)
(24) Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: August 06, 2012 16:17
(8201)
(25) Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: August 06, 2012 16:22
(8598)
(26) No No Song
Posted by: Mike Cox on: September 12, 2018 19:48
(888)
(27) Nowhere Man
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: July 23, 2012 21:43
(8355)
(28) Ob-la-di Ob-la-da
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: July 23, 2012 21:38
(13821)
(29) Octopus's Garden
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: June 04, 2011 16:45
(13993)
(30) Penny Lane
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: August 06, 2012 16:41
(6633)
(31) Rock and Roll Music
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: March 19, 2017 22:51
(2549)
(32) Roll Over Beethoven
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: July 28, 2018 10:04
(841)
(33) She Loves You
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: August 14, 2015 13:13
(3423)
(34) Twist and Shout
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: August 11, 2014 20:21
(6220)
(35) When I'm 64
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: January 14, 2012 17:59
(13684)
(36) With A Little Help From My Friends
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: June 04, 2011 15:47
(16264)
(37) Yellow Submarine
Posted by: Sue Rogers on: June 27, 2011 21:30
(11835)
(38) Yesterday
Posted by: Sharon Baird on: July 23, 2014 22:27
(4927)

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