Coming Clean

I think it’s time I set the record straight.
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I grew up believing that Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees were the original recording artists of songs like “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Getting Better,” “Good Morning, Good Morning,” “Polythene Pam/She Came In Through The Bathroom Window,” and “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight.” It is all the doing of the 1978 feature film CLASSIC Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. (Notice I did not say “fault”.)
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(Further, I grew up believing that The Beatles covered songs like George Burns’ “Fixing A Hole,” Steve Martin’s “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer,” Alice Cooper’s “Because,” Earth Wind and Fire’s “Got To Get You Into My Life,” Billy Preston’s “Get Back,” and the brilliant Aerosmith’s “Come Together.”)
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None of this makes me a bad person.
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And I still think Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the best movies ever.
Edit: Oh, and I should probably mention that I didn’t hear “Hey Jude” until around 1987 and, until around that time as well, I thought Siouxsie and the Banshees originated “Dear Prudence.”

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7 Comments

  1. Avatar drc August 28, 2006 at 8:57 am

    I love Sgt Pepper! One of my all-time favorites.

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  2. Avatar Bon August 28, 2006 at 9:18 am

    Isn’t it great? I have a mess of* “bad” movies that I really, really love (I think that’ll be a future blog topic), but “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” has been at the TOP of the list since 1978. I swear I’ve seen that movie 100 times (and probably haven’t seen it in the past decade–so that’s all “early on” viewings).
    Hee!
    * Keith has been busting my chops about the use of “mess of” lately, saying it’s way southern. Hmm.

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  3. Avatar Hal August 28, 2006 at 9:56 am

    How unhip of you.
    The Brits and their bretheren say “heaps of,” which I think is way cool, so I have been appropriating (stealing) that lately.

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  4. Avatar Leemer August 28, 2006 at 10:02 am

    No older siblings, huh?

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  5. Avatar Erik August 28, 2006 at 10:55 am

    YOU ARE CRAZY!

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  6. Avatar Ed R August 28, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    No sin, that. The tunes are good regardless of who’s playing them. I enjoyed that movie too, though I haven’t seen it since it was in theaters.

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  7. Avatar NiNi August 31, 2006 at 10:26 am

    We watched “Tommy” a few weeks ago… now THAT is one effed up movie.

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