Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NYPL Exhibit: Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!

We love it when the day job and the hobby comes together and they do it again in a big way with
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles! a new exhibit being put on by The New York Public Library

We are very excited to check it out and hope to swing by The
Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center in the next few weeks. If you are a fan of the fab four you should check it out, even if you're not you still should. I think it is hard to comprehend what a seismic impact they had on the world...

Here is also an amazing look at how the Beatles broke into America as hugely as they did, written by Steve Greenberg. It is really exhaustive and brings up lots of cool things, like how "Beatlemania" was a play on "Lisztomania" regarding the insanity that emanated from Franz Liszt; I can see the petticoats flying now for locks of this this piano great's hair...
On a slightly different note I recently caught The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch which I never knew existed. I watched the original back in my junior high school Monty Python obsession days, but had forgotten most of it. The sequel basically just rehashes the first with more celebrity interviews. 

The surprising thing was how much I liked the "fake" songs or better put the parody's. In particular "I Must Be In Love" is fantastic, better then quite a few Beatles song I think. That said I doubt The Rutles will make the exhibit, but here is a video sample of some of the finer tunes written by Ron Nasty aka Neil Innes:

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