10 Hours that Changed EVERYTHING

(via CultureSonar)

It was a slow song, in the style of a plaintive Roy Orbison ballad. The band started to record it; but the producer wasn’t feeling it. He advised the band to pick up the tempo, and to add a hooky instrumental bit at the beginning.

Fortunately, the band listened to the grownup in the room.

John Lennon grabbed his harmonica. Ringo kicked up the tempo. “Please Please Me,” The Beatles’ first #1 single (in the UK) was born – and a bond between the band and George Martin was forged.

What would have happened if the lads insisted on doing it their way?

Read more: http://culturesonar.com/10-hours-that-changed-everything/

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. peace1971
    Mar 12, 2016 @ 21:10:49

    Roy’s life was horrible. 35 hours at least.

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