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Notes on “Eight Days a Week”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Eight Days a Week,” Ron Howard’s new documentary on the Beatles’ touring years, isn’t anything new, and yet it caused me to see its subject in a new light. Like similar works it uses the Beatles as a … Continue reading

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NOT The Beatles

Fenster writes: Emitt Rhodes, the so-called “one man Beatles”, from his 1970 release.

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NOT The Beatles

Fenster writes: Less a copy than “inspired by”.

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NOT The Beatles

Fenster writes: A Walrus appropriation.  With a little Penny Lane thrown in.

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NOT The Beatles

Fenster writes: A passable McCartney.  The Nines–“Better”.

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NOT The Beatles

Fenster writes: From Smyle, an obscure Dutch group looking for the knock-off sound, around 1971.  The Lennon-styled singer went on to do the Beatles parts for the briefly famous Stars on 45 around 10 years later.

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NOT The Beatles

Fenster writes: The Knickerbockers’ Lies doesn’t sound all too much like the Beatles to my current day ears, but when it came out in 1965 it had most people fooled.

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NOT The Beatles

Fenster writes: Another in the series. Spotlighting The Spongetones, doing Beatles soundalike music for 25 years.

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NOT The Beatles 2

Fenster writes: Another installment: My Before and After, by Cotton Mather. I find this one remarkable.  I am simultaneously able to listen to it as a glorious John Lennon song and at the same time as a terrific work in … Continue reading

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NOT The Beatles

Fenster writes: I posted my first NOT The Beach Boys earlier.  Here is the first NOT The Beatles.  It is another truly shameless rip-off, but enjoyable. There is an entire genre of music that rips off the Beatles in one … Continue reading

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