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Re: The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2014, 09:27:00 PM »

Something was brilliant, the sound was amazing. The tenderness shown by Dhani, Jeff and Joe to this wonderful song was spine tingling. Special kudos to Joe for his work on this and WMGGW.

The rest of it was meh. Maroon 5 was a shocking choice to be even there, though to their credit they did their best. The lead singer has no oomph in his voice for songs other than their own. Only watched bits of the keys/legend and urban/Mayer. Haven't seen much of the rest.  Can't find anything on the net where they show the whole show at once yet?

I loved Paul and Ringo doing WALHFMF, that was great.
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Re: The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2014, 11:04:28 PM »

Yeah that crazy dance.  Not sure why she couldn't just sit there and let them have their moment without drawing attention to herself. But, that's Yoko.

I guess I need to resign myself to the fact that we'll never get a quality Paul/Ringo concert ever. This was good, but 2 songs? Really?

It's apparent that Paul does NOT want to play with Ringo any longer. He goes through the motions for certain events, like Ringo's bday or Concert For George but it's clear that he'd rather just play with his own band.
I was hoping for at least a She Loves You or a IWTHYH which makes sense to ME, that on a 50th anniversary, they would play some of the songs that helped launch Beatlemania, but I think I need to remove my ego from the equation and just accept that what I expect will never happen and that's all there is to it.

Anyway, that's all I got.


And that's all we got.  But I was happy to see them perform together once again.  A half-century just flew by...


The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A GRAMMY Salute - David Letterman with Paul and Ringo


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Re: The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2014, 05:44:14 PM »

It was also good to see that The Rutles were given their due. After all, they were only expected to last a lunchtime.  ;)
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Re: The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2014, 09:14:42 PM »

Have to say, I really think Paul should lay ´Hey Jude´ to rest for awhile - I feel he is overusing this song when playing live. It´s becoming a bit tedious.
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Re: The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2014, 01:42:21 AM »

Just watched the whole show. Well. Most of it - I skipped through any rubbish. Here's my ratings out of 10 for the songs and comments

All My Loving and Ticket To Ride - 0.  Woeful choice to have Maroon 5 involved.

We Can Work It Out - 1.  Received a higher mark cos I liked the harmonica. Have never been a fan of Stevie Wonder and this is prolly why, lol.

Don't let Me Down - 4.  Sounded ok but performed by two C graders

Revolution - 0.  Should change their name to Insipid Dragons. Not that I have a clue who they are, lol

Yesterday - 4.  Woulda got lower but ny daughter likes KP and I like some of her songs.

Let It Be - 5.  Nice try but again nothing new here. I don't even know who John Legend is.

In My Life - 6. Not bad for a nobody

Here Comes The Sun -3. Gave it a higher mark cos it sounded good but still pretty meh.

Fool On The Hill - 7. I had heard this was sh*t but I thought it was quite good! Annie's voice suited the song.

Hey Bulldog - 9.  Great stuff here. John woulda liked the version.

WMGGW - 8.  Top performance. This isn't one of my favorite Beatle songs for some reason but the dudes shredded nicely!

Something 10.  Spine tingling. I have watched this one 3 times now and always get teary. Joe Walsh boosts himself to legendary status in this and the previous song. Jeff and Dhani's  voices combine perfectly.

The Paul and Ringo were ok. Loved WALHFMF, the magic was there between them.

Anyway, I know I'm a hard marker but  well, these are OUR SONGS we are discussing here.

No version of any great Beatle song will ever top the original
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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2014, 04:43:11 AM »

It was a wonderful tribute. Annie Lennox, Katy Perry, and Dave Grohl's were my favorite.

I'm wondering, was that Frampton up there with them? If it was, he wasn't credited.
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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2014, 05:21:18 AM »

 8)
It was a wonderful tribute. Annie Lennox, Katy Perry, and Dave Grohl's were my favorite.

I'm wondering, was that Frampton up there with them? If it was, he wasn't credited.

Yeah it was Pete. Ringo yells his name out during the solo in Matchbox
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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2014, 12:37:16 PM »

I haven't seen much if the performance but based on Stevie's reviews I youtubed Something and Hey Bulldog.

Something was done really nicely. Jeff and Dahni's voices blended well. I think it's the first time I heard Dahni sing. I wasn't quite as pleased with Joe's solo though. A little stilted in some parts. But still sounded fine enough.

Hey Bulldog came across exactly as it should. A fun rocker. The band played it well. It sure did miss John's vocals though. Especially in the middle 8. It was a good choice by Grohl. Nice to see someone think out of the box and get away from the greatest hits repertoire.

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Re: The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2014, 02:16:50 PM »


I give everyone at least a five. I would say there were no "bad" performances. They were mostly reinterpreted covers (except for Paul and Ringo's bits, of course), and as such should not be expected to match up to the originals.

I don't really get people crabbing on Maroon 5. I'm no particular fan, but they played the right notes on their instruments and were on key vocally and did the right harmonies. Maybe a bit low key energy-wise, but that would be my only criticism.

Katy Perry's contribution has been overly-vilified as well, I'd say. Altering lyrics to change the gender is a timeless practice, and her performance was fine.

The other younger artists did OK too, imo.

I was somewhat disappointed with Annie Lennox's vocal performance. Sounded strained and tired. Might have just been an off night for her. But still a very touching rendition of the song.

I agree that 'Something', 'Hey Bulldog', and 'WMGGW' were highlights.

And yes, I would say that 'Hey Jude' gets trotted out as the big finale a bit too often. There were other good choices that could have been made.

In all, there were a lot of moving moments for me and it was an entertaining show. Glad they did it.

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Re: The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2014, 01:19:32 AM »





And yes, I would say that 'Hey Jude' gets trotted out as the big finale a bit too often. There were other good choices that could have been made

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I suppose it's hard to pass up the chance to get everyone on stage for the long coda singalong.  ;)

I thought Paul sounded generally better on this then when he sang it at the London Olympics. He was sounding one step from retirement there.

It was nice seeing Ringo slapping the drums on this one. He's looking pretty spry for a 70 odd year old.
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« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2014, 01:44:08 AM »

Nice bit of family trivia...

I posted on Facebook about showing my daughter Katy Perry doing 'Yesterday'. My dad's cousin posts that one of her closest friends father played viola on the original 1965 recording!

I wiki'ed and his name was Kenneth Essex. I thought that was pretty cool, lol.
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Re: The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2014, 12:41:47 AM »

I suppose it's hard to pass up the chance to get everyone on stage for the long coda singalong.  ;)


Yeah.  That's the way we first saw Hey Jude aired...


The Beatles - Hey Jude (HQ)
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Re: The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2014, 07:04:57 PM »

8)
Yeah it was Pete. Ringo yells his name out during the solo in Matchbox

Aha...so that's there where it was. I remember Ringo saying someone's name. I'll have to find that part on my dvr and watch it again. My cousin told me that Frampton was on there and I couldn't remember seeing him. That's not like me to not notice Peter Frampton. LOL
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Re: The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2014, 07:38:15 PM »

I was wondering why he took such a backseat to the other musicians. I noticed him right away but thought it odd he didn't have any moments to speak of.
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Re: The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2014, 05:29:12 PM »

Just a note, the other guitarist next to Pete was Steve Lukather. A very able guitarist who was in Toto and is big in the L.A. studio scene.

I agree about Hey Jude. It's definitely not one of my favorite Beatles songs, but it makes sense as a show ender to bring everyone on stage for one massive sing-along.

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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2014, 01:18:40 AM »

Just a note, the other guitarist next to Pete was Steve Lukather. A very able guitarist who was in Toto and is big in the L.A. studio scene.

Very able? Frampton couldnt hold his jock when it comes to playing guitar. Lukathers incredible.

Not yelling at you Casbah, its just Frampton seemed to get all the attention and he shouldnt have.
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