Ringo Starr was knighted by Prince William on Tuesday — and the former Beatle joked that he would wear the insignia “at breakfast.” After receiving the honor from William — who stood in for his grandmother, 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth, in handing out awards at Buckingham Palace — Ringo, 77, told reporters of the new title, “It’s new, and I don’t know how you use it properly.” And he admitted to feeling “a bit shaky today on my own” at the palace ceremony without his bandmates. Congratulations Sir Richard Starkey. Now, I could see you in concert next June as a Sir. #ringostarr #thebeatles #sirringostarr #princewilliam #sirrichardstarkey #ringotheknight #england #queenelisabeth #buckinghampalace #legend
George Harrison with long hair, during the time that his triple album All Things Must Pass was recorded, around 1970, after the Beatles break-up. #georgeharrison #allthingsmustpass #thebeatles #breakup #1970 #georgeharrisonlonghair #triplealbum #vynilalbum #paulmccartney #johnlennon #ringostarr #legend
Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon album advertising and cover Roger Waters and David Gilmour recording Dark Side of the Moon at Abbey Road Studios in London, England. We also can see in other picture to Rick Wright and David Gilmour in those same sessions. This could be the recording of On The Run which features some programmed sequences on the world's first synthesizer the VCS3 or Roger and David alone in studio. Pink Floyd had already released seven albums and was a major success by the time their magnum opus, Dark Side of the Moon, debuted in early 1973. They’d begun working on the new songs in 1971, and the suite—which was originally known as Dark Side of the Moon: A Piece for Assorted Lunatics—was performed live for the press in early ’72. Floyd entered the studio in May of that year, with Alan Parsons manning the console and Chris Thomas (Roxy Music, Badfinger, Sex Pistols, Pretenders) producing. They spent nearly a year recording what would become one of the biggest albums of all time. The Dark Side of the Moon. Roger Waters as the main creative force of the band, devised the theme behind Dark Side. Author John Harris reports Waters saying, "I remember sitting in [Mason's] kitchen and explaining this idea; that the whole record might be about the pressures and preoccupations that divert us from our potential for positive action, if you like." Nick Mason elaborates in his book, Inside Out, A Personal History of Pink Floyd, that the album encompasses "Deadlines, travel, the stress of flying, the lure of money, a fear of dying, and the problems of mental instability spilling over into madness ... Armed with this list Roger went off to continue working on the lyrics." Following their live performances at the Rainbow Theatre in North London, they devised the tracks and some of the sound effects and were ready to start recording in the studio. The entire album was recorded at Abbey Road, the majority using the EMI TG 12345 MK IV console in this lot from Studio 2, this console was one of only two custom made by EMI engineers for Abbey Road studios. 2nd Part, CONTINUES IN COMMENT SECTION.
Jimmy Page on stage at Madison Square Garden, New York during Led Zeppelin American tour, in February 1975 to introduce their sixth upcoming new double album Physical Graffiti released on 24 Feb 1975 by their newly founded imprint label Swan Song Records. #jimmypage #ledzeppelin #robertplant #physicalgraffiti #legend #johnbonham #swansong #johnpauljones #1975 #ledzepamericantour #madisonsquaregarden #newyork
What Is Life by George Harrison was released on his 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass. Harrison co-produced the recording with Phil Spector, whose Wall of Sound production also employed a prominent string arrangement by John Barham and multiple acoustic rhythm guitars, played among others by Eric Clapton, a Harrison's fellow Apple Records signings Badfinger or a young Peter Frampton from the band Herd; was engineered by Ken Scott. It was during the That's the Way God Planned It album by Billy Preston, whom Harrison had met during the Beatles' Hamburg years and had recently recruited to guest on the Beatles' troubled Get Back sessions, while driving up to a Preston session in London from his home in Esher, Surrey, that Harrison came up with the song "What Is Life". In his autobiography, I, Me, Mine, Harrison describes it as having been written "very quickly" and recalls that he thought it would be a perfect, "catchy pop song" for Preston to record. Harrison recalls that he changed his mind about offering "What Is Life" to Preston once he'd arrived at Olympic Studios and found the singer busy working and playing “his funky stuff”. The song was among the first tracks taped for Harrison and took place at Abbey Road Studios in London, during late May or early June. “When George Harrison was recording What Is Life with Phil Spector at Abbey Road, they were running out of tracks, so George came to Trident where I was working, and we finished it there. Working with George was always a joy. When he did backing vocals, it was all George. It was tedious, but it was so much fun.” - Ken Scott. The recording of What Is Life is defined by Harrison's descending, fuzztone guitar riff, which also serves as the motif for the chorus. The track opens with this riff, which is then joined by Carl Radle's bass and "churning" rhythm guitar from Eric Clapton, before Jim Gordon's drums bring the full band in. During the verses, Gordon moves to a square, Motown-style beat – or "rock-steady northern soul backbeat", the song is driven equally by Badfinger drummer Mike Gibbins' powerful tambourine work. 2ND PART CONTINUES IN COMMENTS SECTION.
The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album recording sessions, John Lennon and George Harrison adding bass harmonicas in the recording session of “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite”, about 3 am in the morning of March 29th, 1967, studio two at EMI Recording Studios in Abbey Road, London. “We always loved ‘The Morton Fraser Harmonica Gang’ when we were kids” remembers Paul in the documentary “The Making Of Sgt. Pepper.” “It was a little TV thing…but it was those giant big bass (harmonicas), and John used to play harmonica, so we always liked that. But, when I heard them on ‘Pet Sounds’ – there’s a lot of bass harmonica, (Brian Wilson) uses that. It’s the instruments he uses and the way he places them against each other. It’s very cleverly done. It’s a really clever album. So we were inspired by it, you know, and nicked a few ideas.” Andy Babiuk’s book “Beatles Gear” states that “the group happened upon a pair of Hohner bass harmonicas to accentuate the chord changes” of the song, this being the first overdub performed on this day. As to who played the harmonicas on this overdub, a picture exists of this day showing George Harrison playing one of the huge bass harmonicas while John plays his normal size Hohner instrument. Add to this George Martin’s quote that “The Beatles’ road managers Mal Evans and Neil Aspinall played mouth organs” and the book “The Beatles Recording Sessions” adding Ringo into the mix, this undoubtedly made for an interesting and possibly humorous overdub session. #thebeatles #sgtpepperslonelyheartsclubband #beingforthebenefitofmrkite #johnlennon #georgeharrison #paulmccartney #ringostarr #georgemartin #brianepstein #neilaspinall #brianwilson #petsounds #abbeyroad #emirecordingstudios #andybabiuk #beatlesgear #hohnerharmonicas #hohner #themakingofsgtpepper #thebeatlesrecordingsessions #hohnerinstruments #mortonfraserharmonicagang #legend
I wanna wish you a Happy Xmas to all my followers and friends around the world. Have a beautiful night. Peace and Love forever to everyone . 🌟✌🏻❤️🎄#happyxmas #beautifulnight #peaceandlove #peace #paz #paix #happychristmas #love #amor #amour #xmas #christmas #crimbo #navidad #noel #feliznavidad #joyeuxnoel
George Harrison playing his Gibson Les Paul called “Lucy”, (which was given by Eric Clapton and which Clapton played the While my Guitar Gently Weeps song solo). This very rare Beatles photos from 1969 during the Abbey Road album recording sessions in EMI Recording Studios(later changed to Abbey Road Studios as the Beatles album tribute). It is rumoured that these photos are from a camera that was stolen from Yoko Ono at the time. Some of them are obviously taken in the studio from Yoko’s perspective in the infamous bed that Lennon had installed in Studio Three for Yoko to recover after the car crash accident in Scotland. This is Studio Three at Abbey Road, late July, probably at a recording session for "Come Together". And here there are a pair of John and Paul pics taken by Yoko from her bed. When the UK newspaper Daily Mirror published a few of these photos years ago they were cropped, but here are the original photos. #thebeatles #beatles #abbeyroad #abbeyroadstudios #emirecordingstudios #ericclapton #gibsonlespaullucy #georgeharrisonlucy #johnlennon #yokoono #paulmccartney #georgeharrison #ringostarr #georgemartin #philmcdonald #engineer #lindamccartney #malevans #pattieboyd #cometogether #lucyguitar #yokostudio3bed #abbeyroadstudio3 #dailymirror #london #uk #legend
On 22 August 1969 The Beatles got together for what turned out to be their final photo session. It would also be the last time that the four Beatles would be together on a band related project. The times all four would be together in the future would be business related. “It was just a photo session. I wasn’t there thinking, ‘OK, this is the last photo session.’” ~ Ringo Starr The photo shoot took place at John Lennon/ Yoko Ono’s new house Tittenhurst Park which was located in Sunninghill near Ascot, Berkshire. John and Yoko had moved in on August 12, 1969. Tittenhurst Park was a 72 acre estate that John and Yoko had bought earlier in the year but they didn’t get around to moving in until ten days earlier. The photographers that day were Ethan Russell and Monte Fresco. Beatles assistant Mal Evans also took some photos. Photos were taken in the house and around the estate. The cover of the American compilation release Hey Jude was taken that day. Yoko and Linda McCartney appear in some of the photos as does Paul’s famous sheepdog Martha. On the balcony, surrounded by stone busts, The Beatles were photographed leaning against the door of Tittenhurst Park's Victorian assembly hall. “Linda shot some 16mm footage on my camera. That turned out to be the last film taken”. ~ Paul McCartney. #thebeatles #beatles #tittenhurstpark #beatleslastphotosession #johnandyoko #paulmccartney #georgeharrison #ringostarr #johnlennon #sunninghill #ascot #ethanrussell #photographer #montefresco #malevans #Paulsmarthasheepdog #legend #22august1969