Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Little Bit of Broadway



Backbeat

Before they were the Fab Four, there were five – John George, Paul, Stu and Pete. Backbeat tells the story of the Beatles time in Hamburg, learning how to be a band. So if you listen to this musical, don’t expect to hear a whole lot of early Beatles hits, except those thrown in at the end to provide a sop to those who really need it. This is when the Beatles were a basically a cover band, playing country, rock and roll and blues from America. It is also the story of how those five James Den wannabes became the moptop Fab Four. It hasn’t made it yet to Broadway (not that can tell, at least) and the reviews in LA were pretty mixed. Both the performers and the story has been panned. But that doesn’t mean the music’s not good.

We'll finish with film music from the actual Fab Four. Here's John, Paul, George and Ringo with music from the film HELP!

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