No Mr Mustard.... the piano must feature far more in Beatles music than
Wasn't even George Martin providing piano for some songs in the early days ?
like... Not a second time for eg .
It would be great if they set up a show ... say in some posh theatre in London
( not too big.. say a 500 seater ) and had a kind of piano competition between
Paul.... Jimmy Webb.... Brian Wilson.... Elton John... maybe one or two others who
can tickle the ivories.......maybe set up as a charity concert and of course filmed for
future TV broadcasts.
Coming on one after the other during the evening to do a 30 minute spot, we should get
an idea just who is tops on the keyboard.
Singing and playing accompanyment on piano is quite an art and in that intimate
theatre setting it will sort out the men from the boys !
My money is on Elton... look at the way he handled the Diana funeral... playing and singing
live in front of a world audience... wot a talent !
Maybe the reason so many top performers love the piano and so often compose with it
is because it is basically a pecussive instrument.... keys banging away on tight piano wire.
The electric organ just does nt deliver the percussion and the vibes in the same way.
Jimmy Webb is no mug on the old ivories either .........
go hereJimmy Webb - The Highwayman
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