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On March 24, 2008.

On March 24, 2008, Neil Stanley Aspinall died aged 66. He was The Beatles road manager, personal assistant, director of “Standby Films”, but best known chief executive of The Beatles “Apple Corps”.

On October 2, 2018.

On October 2, 2018, Geoffrey Emerick died aged 72. He was recording studio audio engineer and producer, worked with America, Elvis Costello, Badfinger, Art Garfunkel, Jeff Beck, Gino Vannelli, Supertramp, Cheap Trick, Nazareth, Chris Bell, Split Enz, Trevor Rabin, Nick Heyward, Big Country, Gentle Giant, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Ultravox, Matthew Fisher, Kate Bush, Nellie McKay and Robin Trower, but he was best known for his work with The Beatles, on their albums Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles and Abbey Road. For his work in the music recording field, Emerick won “European Edison Award” and four “Grammy Awards”.

On May 14, 2016.

On May 14, 2016, Anthony F. J. “Tony” Barrow died aged 80. He was press officer, best known for his work with the Beatles between 1962 and 1968. He coined the term “The Fab Four”, wrote the sleeve notes for the band’s early albums and the strip cartoon for the “Magical Mystery Tour” booklet.

 

In February 1968.

In February 1968, “Atco” label released “The Beat Goes On”, the second Vanilla Fudge studio album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by John Linde and Shadow Morton.The album doesn’t contain ordinary songs forms, but sound collage featuring different elements: the voices of world leaders past and present, the band reciting excerpts of songs by The Beatles and Sonny Bono.

Personnel:

  • Carmine Appice- drums, vocals
  • Tim Bogert- bass, vocals
  • Vince Martell- guitar, vocals
  • Mark Stein- lead vocals, keyboards

Track listing:

Side One

  1. Sketch – Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, Vince Martell, Mark Stein

Phase One

  1. Intro: The Beat Goes On – Sonny Bono
  2. Eighteenth Century: Variations on a Theme by Mozart: Divertimento No. 13 In F Major – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  3. Nineteenth Century:/ Old Black Joe – Stephen Foster
  4. Twentieth Century
  • Don’t Fence Me In- Cole Porter
  • 12th Street Rag – Euday L. Bowman
  • In The Mood – Garland, Razaf
  • Hound Dog – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  1. The Beatles
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  • I Feel Fine – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  • Day Tripper – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  • She Loves You – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  • Hello Goodbye – John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Phase Two

  1. The Beat Goes On
  2. Beethoven: Fur Elise & Moonlight Sonata – Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. The Beat Goes On
  4. The Beat Goes On

Side Two

Phase Three

  1. Voices in Time: Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedyand Other Voices

Phase Four

  1. The Beat Goes On
  2. Merchant / The Game Is Over
  • Merchant – Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, Vince Martell, Mark Stein
  • The Game Is Over – Bourtayre, Bouchety): Vinnie
  • Merchant
  • The Game Is Over
  • Merchant
  • The Game Is Over: Carmine
  • Merchant
  • The Game Is Over: Mark
  • Merchant
  1. The Beat Goes On

On December 22, 2014.

On December 22, 2014, John Robert “Joe” Cocker, died aged 70. He was singer and musician, with unique gritty voice and stage movements. He gained world popularity with his performance of the Beatles song “With a Little Help from My Friends” at  “Woodstock”  and “Isle of Wight” festivals in 1969. Cocker has received several awards, including a 1983 “Grammy Award” for his song “Up Where We Belong”;  2007 a bronze “Sheffield Legends” plaque in his hometown and in 2008 “OBE” at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked him at number 97 on its list of the “100 Greatest Singers”.

 

On September 8, 1997.

On September 8, 1997, Derek Taylor died aged 65. He was journalist, writer, publicist and music producer, best known as publicist for the Beatles. He has also worked as press officer for The Byrds, The Beach Boys and the Mamas and the Papas. In 1967 he helped organization of the “Monterey Pop Festival” together with Lou Adler and John Philips.

On March 24, 2010.

On March 24, 2010, James Joseph Marshall died aged 74. He was a photographer, best known for his photographs of famous rock musicians, including The Beatles (final paid live concert in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park), Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Neil Young, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, The Allman Brothers Band, The Who, Guns N’ Roses and Santana. He was also the chief photographer at Woodstock.