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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.

 

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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.

On March 18, 2017.

On March 18, 2017, Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry died aged 90. Being guitarist, singer and songwriter, he was one of the pioneers and most important figures of rock and roll music. His songs “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958), defined the contours of rock and roll music, and changed the face of popular music. His unique guitar solos and stage appearance made lasting influence on subsequent rock artists, including names like The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. In 1984, Berry was awarded “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”. He was among the first musicians to be inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” on its opening in 1986. In 2004, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked him at number 5 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. The same magazine ranked his compilation album “The Great Twenty-Eight” at number 21 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. His songs “Johnny B. Goode,” “Maybellene,” and “Rock and Roll Music”, are included in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll”. “Johnny B. Goode” is the only rock-and-roll song included on the “Voyager Golden Record”. In 2014, Berry was made a laureate of the “Polar Music Prize”.