THIS WEEK ON LIBB

PROGRAM 1046

MONDAY DECEMBER 30 2014

 

PROGRAM 1045

MONDAY DECEMBER 22 2014

 

PROGRAM 1044

MONDAY DECEMBER 15 2014

 

PROGRAM 1043

MONDAY DECEMBER 8 2014

 

PROGRAM 1042

MONDAY DECEMBER 1 2014

 

PROGRAM 1041

MONDAY NOVEMBER 24 2014

 

PROGRAM 1040

MONDAY NOVEMBER 17 2014

 

PROGRAM 1039

MONDAY NOVEMBER 10 2014

 

PROGRAM 1038

MONDAY NOVEMBER 3 2014

 

PROGRAM 1037

MONDAY OCTOBER 27 2014

 

PROGRAM 1036

MONDAY OCTOBER 20 2014

 

PROGRAM 1035

MONDAY OCTOBER 13 2014

PROGRAM 1034

MONDAY OCTOBER 6 2014

 

PROGRAM 1033

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29 2014

 

PROGRAM 1032

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22 2014

 

PROGRAM 1031

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15 2014

 

PROGRAM 1030

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 8 2014

 

PROGRAM 1029

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1 2014

 

PROGRAM 1028

MONDAY AUGUST 25 2014

 

PROGRAM 1027

MONDAY AUGUST 18 2014

 

PROGRAM 1026

MONDAY AUGUST 11 2014

 

PROGRAM 1025

MONDAY AUGUST 4 2014

 

PROGRAM 1024

MONDAY JULY 28 2014

 

PROGRAM 1023

MONDAY JULY 21 2014

 

PROGRAM 1022

MONDAY JULY 14 2014

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVEY LANE)

GREG

Above: Swannie and Sherbet feel just like they are back at the Ringo Melbourne Concert during the LIBB Ringo Birthday Special.

 

GRA &GREG

Above: Swannie trys to convince Dicko to give up his seven vinyl copies of Bad Boy.

RINGO REVIEW

Above: The review of Ringo's Bad Boy album from NME July 8, 1978. Greg Swan informs us that this is the first album written by a journalist on Extacy.

PROGRAM 1021

MONDAY JULY 7 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, GREG SWAN)

Greg Swan decided to make a express tour of Melbourne and he was kind enough to come onto LIBB and share some rare material with us which included a fantastic isolated vocal version of Oh Darling and a cool mix of Maxwell's Silver Hammer. We talk about The Shea Stadium Bootleg DVD release, Magical Mystery Tour, Ringo Starr. A rare Ringo photo with Libb members and some bloke we've never seen before. We play a new live Macca track plus a few Ringo songs to celebrate his birthday including unreleased track "The Wishing Book". 

Jeff Harrison on LIBB

Above: Jeff Harrison, Let It Be Beatles It's been a hard days night.

PROGRAM 1020

MONDAY JUNE 30 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, JEFF HARRISON)

Tonight our guest is Jeff Harrison owner of Umbrella DVD who are releasing A Hard Days Night on July 1st. Jeff also started legendary Melbourne record shop Gaslight Music. We talk a bit about record shops in Melbourne in the seventies and eightiesand how Jeff started out in the business before getting onto the new release of A Hard Days Night. Geoff explains the mystery of the Avenue One Magical Mystery Tour DVD and we Play a few tracks from A Hard Days Night.

GREG AND PATRICK

Above Greg holds up one of the answers to the

Think For Yourself Quiz No 13.

ALF

Above: Alf with The Ballad Of John And Yoko.

PROGRAM 1019

MONDAY JUNE 23 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, ALFRED DANIEL)

Tonight we talk a little more about the Beatles Australian Tour, Michael Lindsay Hogg, Auctions, and more. Alfred continues his Things We Did Today segment tonight featuring The Ballad Of John And Yoko. We play radio clips of the Beatles leaving Australia, an unusual mix of Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand, and some covers. We conclude with an interview with a wacky fan being interviewed by Tony McCarthur during the Beatles Tour, an exclusive from the Greg Armstrong Archive.

AUS 50 GWDAUS 50 GREG

AUS 50 GARY

AUS 50 1

PROGRAM 1018

MONDAY JUNE 16 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

PROGRAM 1017

MONDAY JUNE 9 2014

(GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS, JO MACARTHY)

Wrath Of Dave

Above: Dave lets listeners know his admiration for Iggy Azalea.

PROGRAM 1016

MONDAY JUNE 2 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE)

Plenty of chat tonight we talk a bit about current TV shows before getting onto the topic of the show. We play a couple of early Jimmy Nicol tracks and have a chat about them. We also cover the release of the album: Australia Salutes The Beatles which has been put out to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Australian Tour. Dave has a swipe at Iggy Azalea and her claim to be the first artist since the Beatles to hold the top 2 places on the US Charts with her first 2 singles. I'm sure we'll be celebrating those songs in 50 years. We talk a bit about the Aus Tour, Play some Hard Days Night tracks recorded 50 years ago today, Dave bring back his extended play segment and we talk briefly about Led Zep stealing Stairway To Heaven from Spirit.

PROGRAM 1015

MONDAY MAY 26 2014

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, ALFRED DANIEL)

let it be beatles

NME MAY 7 1977

Above: Dave White holds the NME issue from May 7th 1977. It features the articles reprinted below.

nme may 7 1977

nme may 7 1977

NME MAY 7 1977

I know somewhere at home I had the reviews of these two albums from The Herald (Melbourne Newspaper) but the best source is always from the country of origin so I dug out the NME reviews. We have talked about the release of these albums for the last couple of weeks and opinions vary. I loved the Star Club because it had material I'd never heard before. The younger members of the panel tended to prefer the Hollywood Bowl. These copies of NME came out just as the punk and New Wave movement was beginning to boom. It was an exciting time in music but the Beatles still pull off a great review not that their solo efforts get much kudos. Klatu also cop a bit of flack in the review of their single "Sub Rosa Subway".

NME MAY 14 1977

Above: Gary Lally holds the NME issue from May 14th 1977 it includes the article reprinted below.

INFO CITY

I mentioned this article on air last night as someone from Norway was trying to get a copy of The Family Way soundtrack. Of course this was pre-internet but this series of Beatles related questions just shows how the net made things much easier. The Masked Marauders were also a group suggested by some to have had some Beatle involvement.

NME MAY 21 1977

Above: Dicko holds the NME issue from May 21st 1977 it includes the Denny Laine review reprinted below.

NME MAY 21 1977

While trying to find the reviews for the Hollywood Bowl and The Star Club I came across this review of a McCartney/Laine collaboration which sounds just awful. The review says it all. Gary was able to find a copy of the album so we could play a track for you tonight.

PROGRAM 1014

MONDAY MAY 19 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE)

Well I announced last week that I wouldn't be on tonight but we had a change of plan so I join Gary and Dave as we chat about The Star Club, The Decca Tapes, The Hollywood Bowl, Macca In Japan, Denny Laine, Soccer, Aussie Rules and lots more. Dave starts a new segment looking at the Beatles EPs called Extended Play (Good name that) and Gary pays tribute to the late Alan Wills ex drummer with Shack.

PROGRAM 1013

MONDAY MAY 12 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS)

PROGRAM 1012

MONDAY MAY 5 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

PROGRAM 1011

MONDAY APRIL 28 2014

(GARY LALLY, ALFRED DANIEL, BRETT WOLFENDEN)

PROGRAM 1010

MONDAY APRIL 21 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

PROGRAM 1009

MONDAY APRIL 14 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE)

gav april 7

GARY APRIL 7

DICKO APRIL 7

PROGRAM 1008

MONDAY APRIL 7 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARRY LALLY,GAVIN MYERS)

gary march 31

Above: Gary Lally after hearing a toot and a snore in 74

gwd

Above: Dicko...needs support after after learning he can't make the Macca Chile gig

greg march 31

Above: Greg admires the many wonderful framed fan letters from the LIBB Portugal fan club members

PROGRAM 1007

MONDAY MARCH 31 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

Well It's a night of double plays on LIBB with two covers of While My Guitar Gently Weeps And She's A Woman. One of the versions of She's aA Woman kindly sent in and performed by some time Guest and Panel Member Charlie Kneale. We chat tonight about current rumours that the Threetles version of Now and Then is ready to be released and the possibility of a Special Australian Tour Anniversary release in Australia in june plus rumours of an Anthology 4 release. Mostly just rumours I'm afraid but great to speculate on. We celebrate Clapton's 69th birthday talk about a new letter from John Lennon to Phil Spector about Harry Nilsson and Keith Moon peeing on the console. Talk about Macca's tour of Japan and where ever else he's going plus cover versions and lots more....Tune In!

Panel

PROGRAM 1006

MONDAY MARCH 24 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GAVIN MYERS, BRETT WOLFENDEN)

Brett is back on so it's sure to be an interesting evening with lots of chat. We talk about the Beatles In Australia exhibition which we visited earlier in the week, The long and Winding road, A hard Days Night and continue our ongoing review of Mark Lewishon's Tune In book. Plus we play a new LIBB promo from John Waters (Looking Through A Glass Onion). It's All Too Much....

PROGRAM 1005

MONDAY MARCH 17 2014

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, ALFRED DANIEL)

bia

PROGRAM 1004

MONDAY MARCH 10 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

It's old school night once again with some of the old boys of the show Myself Gary and Greg and we get down to the nitty gritty of Formats, Remastering,Beatle Exhibitions, Beatle Tribute Acts, The Beatles in Australia, The Grammy Awards, Best Albums Lists, Neil Inness and Merchandising.

It's a big night we also play selections from Top Of The Pops radio shows Macca In Melbourne in '93 and  John Lennons Oddities 3 Plus an interview with Neil Inness and lots more music...It's So Hard...

playlist

Dicko

Above: Dicko Still reeling from knowing Lauren Hill has the same amount of Grammys as the Beatles.

Steve

Above: Steve....Lauren Who??????

Dave march 3 2014

Above: Dave..want's to know how many Grammys Di Horder has?

PROGRAM 1003

MONDAY MARCH 3 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, DAVID WHITE, STEVE KERNOHAN)

Steve and Dave are on so it's a great chance to talk about Tune In as we are all reading it or have read it . We talk at length about the rumour Epstein has bought 1000 copies of Love Me Do to insure it's Chart position and how Mark Lewishon explains how this would have had no effect on it's chart position at all. We chat about The Academy Awards, The Australian Tour, The Silkie, Beatle Tribute Bands, Letters To Ringo and how Lauren Hill has the same amount of Grammy awards as the Beatles and Dave celebrates the anniversary of the Yesterday EP...Turn me on Dead Man.

 

 

feb24

feb24gary

FEB24DICKO

PROGRAM 1002

MONDAY FEBRUARY 24 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, ALFRED DANIEL)

Gary Greg Dave

PROGRAM 1001

MONDAY FEBRUARY 17 2014

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE)

CAKE

Above: Cake compliments of Leslie. I can't get over how she got it to fit exactly into that container.

GAZ1000

Above:Gary tries some special effects to make Harrison seem sober during the Rockline special.

GREG 1000

Greg: Paying homage to Buddy Holly.

DICKO 1000

Above: Dicko...Was that Number 1000 or not?

SHOW 1000

MONDAY FEBRUARY 10 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

It's our 1000th show after some confusion of numbers. Tonight is a sad night for Victoria as there are 12 Bush-fires running rampant and we are doing our bit reading out emergency notices when required. In between those emergency notices we play a bit of music and chat a bit as usual. We play the Beatles first appearance on Ed Sullivan which was 50 years ago yesterday. We also play George Harrison and Jeff Lynne On the Rockline Radio Show which was recorded on February 10 1988 as well as playing the original version of Kansas City by Little Willie Littlefield and more.

 dicko

Above Dicko...Is This Number 1000?

GREG 999

Above: Greg I'm sure it goes 998..then 999...then 1000

GAV 999

Above: Gav..If It;'s tonight why wasn't 900 wrong too?

SHOW 999

MONDAY FEBRUARY 3 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS)

Well we thought tonight might be our 1000th show but alas we won't know till next week. (Consequently Tony Jennings confirms that it is in fact the 10th of February so it is next week) We have lots of fun anyway we play a couple of tracks to acknowledge the anniversary of Buddy Holly's death. Greg brings in the original versions of Those Were The Days by the Limelighters and Twist And Shout by The Topnotes. We chat a bit about the recording of Love Me Do and George Martin, and we play two tracks by Bernard Cribbins both big hits and both produced by George Martin. We are all perplexed how Bernard Cribbins son The Hole In The Ground could possibly have sold so well when it seems to be such a lame song. I guess you had to be there. We finish up with a couple of live tracks and promise to return next week.

 

gary

steve

dicko

SHOW 998

MONDAY JANUARY 27 2014

Tonight Steve is with us again and we play a couple more songs that had a big influence on Beatle songs: Pee Wee Crayton's Do Unto Others on Revolution and William Bell's Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday on Don't Let Me Down. The American Albums are out not that it means any new music but we have a chat about them and the altering of the track sequence on Hey Jude. We play Macca live at the Grammys, continue the Everly Brothers Tribute and play a couple of covers including the continuation of our look at the Joah Valley tribute album.

jan 20 

SHOW 997

MONDAY JANUARY 20 2014

(GARY LALLY, ALFRED DANIEL GREG SWAN plus background vocals from GREG ARMSTRONG)

bret dicko 

DAVE AND BRET

dicko & dave

SHOW 996

MONDAY JANUARY 13 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, DAVEY LANE, BRETT WOLFENDEN)

Big night of chat on this show. Bret suggested we should do this show as we have never had this panel together before. Since we've all read the Lewisohn book we have a lengthy chat about it as well as the release of the Beatles Bootleg tracks. Dave steals the show with a AB comparison between the American Beatles Collection and The USA collection. The results of this are astounding and really left me gobsmacked. As well as playing a track from the Joah Valley Beatles Tribute album.

EVERLY BROS 

SHOW 995

MONDAY JANUARY 6 2014

(GRAEME DICKENSON, DAVID WHITE, GREG SWAN)

Greg is down from Woolongong for a month so we got him on early to share some of his memories of his 20 years of involvement with LIBB. The Aussies have just won back the Ashes so we have a chat about that. We pay a short tribute to the Everly Brothers due to the passing of Phil. We chat about bootlegs as well as playing lots of good stuff from the Swan vaults.

GGG

SHOW 994

MONDAY DECEMBER 31 2013

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS)

beatles bootleg 

dec 23

Above: Check what microphone?

dec 23 

Simon with that got a new shocker look assists Steve with the panel. 

SHOW 993

MONDAY DECEMBER 23 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, SIMON SMITH, STEVE KERNOHAN)

A very exciting show for all of us it's probably 10 years since we have had this panel together on the show. We go in depth into the Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 and discuss it's merrits and it's disappointments. On the good side the studio out-takes are now in stereo but the down side is some of the bbc and in particular the Bad To Me demo are in poor quality. Simon brings us Shocker From the locker featuring Barry Crocker. A have a discussion about the concluding chapters of the Lewisohn book.

dec 16

Above: Gary all geared up for the next Forest match.

DEC 16

Above:Greg pick a card.

DEC16

Above: Albums of influence.

SHOW 992

MONDAY DECEMBER 16 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

Tonight we are on the verge of the release of the Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963. We have the track-list and discuss what may be of interest on this I Tunes release. All the tracks have previously been released on bootleg and this official release protects these tracks from entering the Public Domain on January 1 2014. We continue talking about the new Lewisohn book and have a chat about the release of the American Albums Box Set. We play a few tracks that inspired the very early Beatles...My Bonnie by Ray Charles, Ain't She Sweet by Gene Vincent and Puttin' On The Style by Lonnie Donegan.

December 9

Above: before the show at Club 38

SHOW 991

MONDAY DECEMBER 9 2013

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE)

LIBB DEC 2

ABOVE: Listening to Dear Prudence. 

libb december 2

Above: Alf enjoying Johnny Gentle.

december 2

Above: Not sure if Gav is enjoying Dear Prudence or Dear Prudence.

SHOW 990

MONDAY DECEMBER 2 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GAVIN MYERS, ALFRED DANIEL)

Lots of music tonight. In between we continue to talk about the new Mark Lewisohn book, Chat a bit about new bootleg releases from which we play newly released takes of Misery and She's A Woman. We play a few cover versions and some tracks by Johnny Gentle, The singer backed by the Beatles during their first tour of Scotland. This bracket includes Gentle's song I've Just Fallen For Someone which Gentle claims contains a middle 8 written by John Lennon. Alf plays a spooky version of Dear prudence made up of multiple tracks over layered from vinyl...Its by Rutherford Chang and it weird to hear

ALL THE SONGS

SHOW 989

MONDAY NOVEMBER 25 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, CAM GRACE)

Great to have Cam back on the show it's been far too long. Tonight is the first on air reunion of the first Beatles function I ever organized. It was a thing called Beatles Day and Greg Cam and Myself sat around listening to records, watching videos and looking at books and magazines all Beatle related of course. Tonight Cam talks about Beatles references in some of the books he's been reading at the moment including the new Morrissey Autobiography and a new book by Graham Nash. He also reviews the book The Beatles, All The Songs compiled by Philippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon. We also continue talking about the new Mark Lewisohn book The Beatles Tune In tonight we speak about Pete Best Joining the band. We play plenty of Beatles and more. If you missed it catch it online.

SHOW 988

MONDAY NOVEMBER 18 2013

(GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE, BRETT WOLFENDEN)

I'm not on this night when I find out what went on I'll let you know

BBC

SHOW 987

MONDAY NOVEMBER 11 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVEY LANE)

Big night! Greg is just back from the UK and Davy makes only his second appearance on LIBB for 2013. It's been a busy year for Davey so he can be forgiven. We chat a bit about Gregs visit to the uk and also continue our updates on the Mark Lewisohn book. Davy has read the book so there is some good banter tonight. The new BBC album has just been relesased and Greg has brought a copy in and we play a few tracks to compare quality with what we already have.

 lennon's first home

SHOW 986

MONDAY NOVEMBER 4 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, STEVE KERNOHAN)

We have Steve back once again and tonight we chat about Lewisohn's new book "The Beatles Tune In". We play some tracks the Beatles were influenced by including Albatross by Fleetwood Mac, Watch Your Step by Bobby Parker and Trying to Get You by Elvis Presley. We play the new Beatles influenced British Royal Mail Commercial plus a news rteport on the future of John Lennon's first home.

LOU

SHOW 985

MONDAY OCTOBER 28 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, ROSS HOBBS)

Ross Hobbs is back for his second visit. Ross talks about Peter Asher and a band influenced by the Beatles named Pondhawks. I've begun reading Mark Lewisohn's new book and we play some of the early Rock 'N' Roll tracks that had a big influence on The Beatles. Gary celebrates the anniversary of the Stockholm Swedish Radio concert and we pay tribute to Lou Reed who has just past away by playing two Beatle related songs he performed, Mother and Jealous Guy. 

SHOW 984

MONDAY OCTOBER 21 2013

(GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE, ALFRED DANIEL)

I'm not in tonight I'm not sure what these characters are talking about.

BEATLES TUNE IN

SHOW 983 

MONDAY OCTOBER 14 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GAVIN MYERS, SIMON SMITH, ANDY NEIL)

What a fortunate night this was Andy had arrived in Melbourne by plane at 9pm and was on LIBB by 10.00 This is our first chance to talk and get a real insight from one of the proof readers of the Mark Lewisohn's new book. We ask lots of questions and find out many interesting facts. Thanks Simon this was some scoop.

Davey lane

SHOW 982

MONDAY OCTOBER 7 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

We have the new Macca album and play several tracks. The response is surprisingly positive (Surprising for me at least). LIBB panel member Davey Lane has a new cd out and we also play a couple of tracks from that as well as playing some early tracks the beatles covered by The Coasters and Johnny Preston. We look at the Chuck Berry son "Mad Lad" and it's influence on the Beatles song "Flying". 

SHOW 981

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30 2013

(GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE, GAVIN MYERS)

I'm not in tonight I'm sure they said nice things about me though.

SHOW 980

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

Tonight we pay tribute to one time guest panelist on LIBB Damien Chinn who passed away a few days earlies, we talk about auctions and a new Lennon interview tape. We play a selection of tracks from the new Macca album.

SHOW 979

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE)

Tonight we p[ay tribute to the Late Jackie Lomax as well as talking about Macca's new album, Pauls singing voice in 2013, op shops and Good Ol' Freda. We play plenty of Beatles and a few covers. 

SHOW 978

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS)

music from big pink

Above: Music From Big Pink by The Band

September 9 2013

Above: Greg Armstrong and Graeme Dickenson

Tonight we play some aptly titled Beatles songs in response to the diappointing Federal Election result. We chat about the apparent delay of the second volume of Beatles BBC recordings due to the inclusion of a version of Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport By Rolf Harris and The Beatles. We Pay tribute to Music From Big Pink the album released ny The Band 45 years ago and an album that had a huge influence on The Beatles and The Rock World In General. We conclude the segment on Pete plays with the Beatles with a version of Tomorrow Never Knows/Within You Without You. We also play more of the Mark Lewishon interview where he talks about Pete sacking claiming he knew exactly why he was sacked. We discuss what we think was the actual reason.

 

SHOW 977

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG,)

 

LIBB SEPT 2 2013

This week we return with lots of chat and music. We pay tribute to the Late David Frost as well as looking at Ringo's first solo album Sentimental Journey and how it's a landmark with modern rockstars turning to the songs of the crooners. We play the new Paul McCartney track titled "New" which creates some difference of opinion, We talk about the early appearances of the Beatles on Australian television and the David Frost program featuring John and Yoko performing Attica State.

SHOW 976

MONDAY AUGUST 26 2013

(GARY LALLY, GAVIN MYERS, ALFRED DANIEL)

SHOW 975

MONDAY AUGUST 19 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, DAVID WHITE, STEVE KERNOHAN)

We welcome Steve back and tonight he has a concept for the program. Fly On The Wall if you could be present at a Beatles Recording Session a Live Gig and a Private Moment which ones would they be. Steve, Myself and Dave discuss those moments we would have liked to have seen with our own eyes while playing apropriate tracks from some of those events.. 

SHOW 974

MONDAY AUGUST 12 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, CHARLIE KNEALE)

Charlie is back and tonight we pay tribute to the Late Bill Putt Bass player with Australian band Spectrum, chat a bit about Pete Best playing interview excerpts from Pete himself. We chat a little about Double Fantasy stripped and more plus lots of music.

SHOW 973

MONDAY AUGUST 5 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE)

Tonight we do a couple of segments of "Almost On This Day" in which we feature The Beatles recording songs for Help and Get Back. We play Frank Sinatra paying tribute to Maureen Starkey with a live version of "The Lady Is A Champ". We also play a version of The End featuring Pete Best style drumming as well as a new song from James McCartney "Strong As You". Lastly we speak about the drawing of the time limit for 1963 Beatles material to enter into the Public Domain and the story of Dylans material becoming PD.

SHOW 972

MONDAY JULY 29 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, DAVID WHITE, ALFRED DANIEL)

SHOW 971

MONDAY JULY 22 2013

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE)

SHOW 970

MONDAY JULY 15 2013

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS)

SHOW 969

MONDAY JUNE 8 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, SIMON SMITH)

SHOW 968

MONDAY JULY 1 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE)

SHOW 967

MONDAY JUNE 24 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GAVIN MYERS, ALFRED DANIEL)

Tonight Gav plays his 3 favourite Beatles Covers, Alf continues his Things We Did Today segment this week including The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel. We play parts of an interview with Mark Lewisohn about his up and coming Beatle Book as well as Lots of Beatles and other interesting things.

PETTY INTRIGUE SALON

SATURDAY JUNE 29 2013

The Old Bar, Johnston Street Fitzroy

3pm till 5pm

I will be talking for 20 minutes about the LIBB and Beatle Fans. If it's one thing I've become an expert at over the past 20 years it's Beatle Fans. The talk is a fun look at all the people who have a special place in their heart for the Fab Four. Check the Whats New Link for details.

What's New 

 I DO NOT SEE THE WOMAN HIDDEN IN THE FOREST

Above: I do not see the woman hiding in the forest by Rene Magritte 

SHOW 966

MONDAY JUNE 17 2013

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE)

freda

Graeme gary

Above: Gary enjoys my impersonation of Macca

Greggary 

Above: Symptoms resulting from Beatles fans exposure to Sex Pistols records.

garygreggraeme

Above: Dicko turns the volume up for God Save The Queen. 

 

SHOW 965

MONDAY JUNE 10 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

Its the queens Birthday and to celebrate we open the show with the Sex Pistols God Save The Queen and to add a little Beatles flavour we play that old favourite Her Majesty. It's 49 years since the Beatles were in Melbourne so Greg is back in action Playing segments from the 2SM concert, a tour report by Bruce Webber and a report of their arrival in Darwin all never played on LIBB before and probaly never played anywhere since the were done. We also do a bit of a comparisom of the Billy J. Kramer and Beatles versions of Do You Want To Know A Secret and I'll Be On My Way. We briefly speak about a talk I;ll be doing at Petty Intrigue Salon about Beatles Fans as well as Rockshow, Beatles Aus tour, Let It Be, MMT, the film Good Old Freda, Record Collector and much more plus as usual lots of Beatles music and cover versions.

 

wings over america

Above: Wings Over America Deluxe

dicko june 3

Above: Do we really need a deluxe version of this?

greg june 3

Above: Of course we do

Gary june 3

Above: I'd rather not answer that question on camera.

SHOW 964

MONDAY JUNE 3 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

This week we look at the new release of Wings over America and talk a bit about the package and extras, playing a few more extracts. Talk a little about the Barrett tapes and touch on the Jimmy Nicol story once again. Play Macca like in Oaklahoma. Talk about Lennon's glasses being sold. As usual plenty of Beatle Music.

TEAM MAY 27

SHOW 963

MONDAY MAY 27 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GAVIN MYERS, STEVE KERNOHAN)

Tonight we see the return of Steve and we do a show which is a tribute to Steve old show "For What Its Worth."  We select a couple of bands/artists each from the sixties and play their material up against the material the Beatles were recording at the same time. Bands/artists included are The Everly Brothers(Steve), Pearls Before Swine (Dicko), Led Zeppelin (Gav), Nick Drake (Dicko), Rolling Stones (Steve) and Pink Floyd (Gav).

DICKO MAY 20

GARY MAY 20

GREG MAY 20

SHOW 962

MONDAY MAY 20 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

Tonight we chat about the release of Help on Blue Ray, Double Fantasy Live, The Wings Australian tour, Rockshow and Wings Around The World. We also chat about a new book on Jimmy Nicol, The apparently Official Eurpoean release of The Decca Tapes and pay tribute to the passing of Richie Havens. We play covers by Jawbone, Betty Lavette and Richie Havens. Plus plenty of Beatles.

 

SHOW 961

MONDAY MAY 13 2013

(GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE, DAVEY LANE)

Tonight the team play a large selection of tracks from Maccas 6th of May gig in Brazil (It's obvious to see I wasn't on the program). Plus covers by Lemmy, You Am I and Cliff Richard.Also plenty of Beatles and Davey's new single.

 

TEAM MAY 6

SHOW 960

MONDAY MAY 6 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

Tonight we chat a little bit about Macca and his tour of Brazil and  a very questionable talent progrm called The Voice. We play a 1965 recording by John Cage which sounds very close to Revolution N0 9...Too close to have been an accident we believe. We play anniversary releases by Scaffold and Cilla Black and also a couple of Macca live tracks from Brazil.

SHOW 959

MONDAY APRIL 29 2013

(DAVID WHITE, GAVIN MYERS, ALFRED DANIEL)

SHOW 958

MONDAY APRIL 22 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, STEVE KERNOHAN)

CHRISSIE AMPHLETT

Good to have Steve back and conversation is hot tonight. We chat at length about who it could be who is preventing the release of unreleased Beatles material. The recent Rolf Harris arrest, and we return to chat about lyrics and once again tackle Run For Your Life. This time disposing of the Baby Let's Play House angle and looking at what Lennon was saying in that song plus playing the original Arthur Gunter version of Baby Let's Play House. We pay a short tribute to Chrissie Amphlett who passed away in New York today. Plus Mark Lewishon's new book, Shout and why that was such a good book. Finally celebrating the anniversary (49 years) of Blackpool Night Out.

SHOW 957

MONDAY APRIL 15 2013

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVE WHITE)

Dave is back from sick leave and it's great to see him look forward to plenty from him tonight after being away for so long.

SHOW 956

MONDAY APRIL 8 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, SIMON SMITH)

ggs2

BEATLES UNCUT

Simon is back on so tonight there's lots of chat. Simon brings along his Shocker From The Locker. We talk a little about Beatle songwriting tonight's song Run For Your Life as well as talking about the new Uncut Beatles Special Edition The Beatles The Ultimate Music Guide. This magazine reproduces original articles from British Rock newspapers from the time and is an excellent read.

SHOW 955

MONDAY APRIL 1 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

greg gary gra

ELEANOR RIGBY ZOOT

Tonight Greg plays his 3 favourite cover versions which includes one of the finest covers Eleanor Rigby by Zoot. We have a bit of a chat about Ken Dodd. Play a mash up Smells Like Eleanor Rigby, chat a bit about Spies Like Us. Plus we play some Julian, Macca and lots of Beatles.

SHOW 954

MONDAY MARCH 25 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, ALFRED DANIEL, BRETT WOLFENDEN)

TIM ROSE

This is a panel who have never been on air together so for this special show Alf returns to his Things We Said today segment to play The Beach Boys and the Beatles recordings from October 1 1965. We play a segment of Mark Lewisohn speaking about the Beatle biography I play my 3 favourite Beatles covers which includes the fantastic Hide Your Love Away by Tim Rose. We start our segment on Beatles lyrics which was suggested by listener and sometime panel member Charlie Kneale. Tonights songs Another Girl and You're Gonna Lose That Girl.

SHOW 953

MONDAY MARCH 18 2013

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS)

SHOW 952 

MONDAY MARCH 11 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

GARY

GREG

Tonight we chat a little about new releases from old timers Eric Clapton and David Bowie as well as Beatle films and Tony Joe White who had just pled a gig in Newport.

SHOW 951

MONDAY MARCH 4 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

ULTIMATE COLLECTION

It's 50 years since the recording sessions for From Me To You and Thank You Girl, tonight we play some out-takes from those sessions. We're still chatting about the Ringo concerts. We also talk about the upcoming Beatles biography by Mark Lewisohn. We also play the new singles by Panel Members Davey Lane (You're the Cops and I'm the Crime) and Bret Wolfenden?Dirty York (Stitches In My Pocket) Both excellent releases. 

SHOW 950

MONDAY FEBRUARY 25 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS, JO MCCARTHY)

HARRISON

Tonight Jo joins us to celebrate what would have been George Harrisons 70th birthday. Jo brings in her favourite 5 Harrison tracks. We get Jo and Gavins views on the recent Ringo Star concert and play a live version of Photograph from the February 17 gig. We do a small tribute to musician Kevin Ayers who passed away during the week and play his version of Falling In Love Again a song the Beatles performed at the Star Club.

SHOW 949

MONDAY FEBRUARY 18 2013

(GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE, ALFRED DANIEL)

SHOW 948

MONDAY FEBRUARY 11 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY,  DAVID WHITE)

PLEASE PLEASE ME

Tonight's show concentrates on the Beatles recording session which took place on February 11 1963. Fifty years ago exactly to the day. That day the Beatles recorded There's A Place(takes 1 to 13), Seventeen (I Saw Her Standing There) (takes 1 to 12), A Taste Of Honey (takes 1 to 7), Do You Want To Know A Secret (takes 1 to 8), Misery (takes 1 to 11), Hold Me Tight (takes 1-13), Anna (Go To Him) (takes 1 to 3, Boys (take 1), Chains (takes 1 to 4), Baby It's You (takes 1 to 3) and Twist And Shout (takes 1 & 2). A once in a lifetime opportunity to listen to some of these tracks 50 years after they were recorded. 

SHOW 947

MONDAY FEBRUARY 4 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, SIMON SMITH)

BEATLES ILLUSTRATED LYRICS

One time regular host Simon Smith returns and hopefully may be accompanied by Andy Neil. Tonight we chat about the best Beatle books on the market and the controversial topic on making the White album into a single disc.

SHOW 946

MONDAY JANUARY 28 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

WORLD WITHOUT LOVE

Tonight we debut the Macca demo of World Without Love recently played by Peter Asher during a spoken word performance. We review a letter from a listener about the police invasion of the Beatles rooftop performance. We talk and play a newly released George Harrison demo of All Things Must Pass. Conclude the Hurricane Smith Help song mystery segment. Talk about a new film about Linda McCartney. And chat about McCartney's aging sheep. Plus a few covers and lots of Beatles music All in two hours.

SHOW 945

MONDAY JANUARY 21 2013

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, ALFRED DANIEL)

Dicko

Above: LIBB Jan 14

david white

Above: Dave White prepares

gary lally

Above: Gary chats with Charlie

please please me

hurricane smith 

SHOW 944

MONDAY JANUARY 14 2013

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE)

We chat about the 50th anniversary of the Please Please Me single and play a few versions of the song. Also Dave brings in details of the exhibition of Ringo's computer art at the Silver K Gallery. We also look at a song written by Hurricane Smith believed to have been considered by the Beatles as an inclusion on Help but eventually rejected for Act Naturally. We play that song. We also chat briefly about Bill Harry's Encyclopedia reissue, old Video tapes and the vinyl resurrection. We play a stack of interesting covers and lots of Beatles. 

SHOW 943

MONDAY JANUARY 7 2013

(GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS, GREG SWAN)

With Swanny down from Wollongong we've made room for him on the first show of the year. He's always got some surprises in store I'm sure tonight will be no exception.

MOJO COVER

 

 

DAVID CROSBY QUOTE 

 SHOW 942

MONDAY DECEMBER 17 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, ALFRED DANIEL)

On the last show for 2012 we play Macca's recent track with the remaining members of Nirvana, both live and studio versions. Chat about the new Magical Mystery Tour and Beyond tribute edition of Mojo. Talk with Greg about the the difficulties involved with Beatle autograph collecting. Play Macca covers by The Shins and Alexis Taylor and Alf pays tribute to Ravi Shankar who passed away last week. 

SHOW #941

MONDAY DECEMBER 10 2012

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, BRETT WOLFENDEN)

Well it seems tonights show got off to a late start because I gave Gary the wrong Key. I'm sure the program went well anyway. 

susanna hoffs 

SHOW #940 

MONDAY DECEMBER 3 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE)

A real mixture of stuff tonight including covers by Bob Welch, U2 and Susanna Hoffs tracks from Jimmy Nicol and Freddie Lennon, as well as Beatles and plenty of Chat.

 GREG GAV

Above: Greg Armstron and Gavin Myers.

SHOW #939 

MONDAY NOVEMBER 26 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS)

More talk about Ringo and his All Star tour. Several versions of Please Please Me to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of it;s recording. We actually manage to play beatle related gems from all four original members of Kiss who are well known Beatle fans. This segment provided quite a bit of feedback. 

 ticket from Leonard Ryzman

ticket front

Above: I received this ticket from Leonard Ryzman to allow me to miss the Ringo Concert.

SHOW #938 

MONDAY NOVEMBER 19 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, ALFRED DANIEL)

The talk goes on about the Ringo tour. I've decided that instead of spending money on tickets to the concert that I'll use the money to buy the Beatles Vinyl Remasters Box Set. Alf has compiled a segment on the mystery surrounding the Supposed jam when the Beatles met Elvis. We chat about the Beatle Live project where Footage of the Beatles performing filmed by fans might be donated towards the making of a documentary.

GREG & GARY

SHOW #937 

MONDAY NOVEMBER 12 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

It's a Beatles night no solo material played. I make a return to the show after my mystery illnes the previous week. Still in a bit of shock but glad to be back. Greg brings in some great 5.1 isolated tracks for this show.

 carry on

Above: After one night in hospital I have new appreciation for this film

SHOW #936

MONDAY NOVEMBER 5 2012

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE)

I was meant to be on this show but ended up spending the night in hospital. Thanks to Dave for stepping in for me.

jeff lynne

Above: MR BLUE SKY

SHOW #935

MONDAY OCTOBER 29 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, DAVID WHITE, GAVIN MYERS)

Gav brings in some tape of Jeff Lynne commenting on McCartney and Sting commenting on The Beatles. I talk about the amazing new vinyl albums that are being issued and we have a discussion about analogue sound and it's existence post 80's 

record selector

Above: I scored an original K-Tel Record Selector for $2 at a garage sale.

SHOW #934

MONDAY OCTOBER 22 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

Tonight we chat a little about the Jeff Lynne DVD Mr Blue Sky in which he speaks about working with The Beatles George Harrison and The Traveling Wilburys. We talk about the anniversary release of the Love Me Do single and why on earth anyone would want to pay good money for the withdrawn issue. We also talk about The Strange Fruit DVD and how it has managed to slip out into DVD retail  and the sheer amount of Beatle footage it contains. We also have a chat about the Love Me Do TV special which contains a great comparison of the pete best version and the finished product conducted perfectly by one time Old Grey Whistle Test host Bob Harris.

ALF GARY DAVEY

SHOW #933

MONDAY OCTOBER 15 2012

(GARY LALLY, ALFRED DANIEL, DAVEY LANE)

 LENNON BIRTHDAY

Above: Lennon would have been 72 tomorrow.

SHOW #932

MONDAY OCTOBER 8 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE)

This show features a fair bit of Lennon music as he would have been 72 tomorrow. We talk a little about the Magical Mystery Tour release and discuss why it's a drug induced film not a surrealist film. We conclude with a fabulous Here Comes The Sun instrumental made from the isolated tapes.

STUDIO 2

SHOW #931

MONDAY OCTOBER 1 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

It's the anniversary of Love Me Do, and tonight we play a selection of different versions of the song released and BBC performances. We talk briefly about the end of one of Music's best magazines "The Word" as well as follow up on the growing trend of returning to vinyl. Gary pays tribute to MOR star Andy Williams on his passing. We also chat about the recent Word interview with Cilla Black.

20th Anniversary

SHOW #930

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, STEVE KERNOHAN, GARY LALLY,

GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE,

GAVIN MYERS, ALFRED DANIEL)

Tonight we celbrate our 20th year on air. most of the panel has made it in with the exception of Davey who was out ill at the last moment. We also have the pleasure of being joined by Steve Kernohan a veteran of the show. We run over some of our favourite memories of the show and talk about the excitement of the Anthology releases.

DICKO LESLEY GARY

Above: L to R Dicko, Leslie, Gary

LIBB SEPT 17

Above: Lto R Dicko, Gary, Greg

SHOW #929

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17 2012

 (GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, LESLEY CONWAY)

studio #1 

SHOW #928

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE)

Dave particularly wanted to talk to me about the Cirque du soleil Love production and it all sounds really exciting but not really a Beatles thing. He met a swag of Beatles fans in Liverpool and has brought back the new Rory Storm live CD. Which may or may not have Ringo on it. The consensus seems to be he is not on it but some doubt is still surrounding the tape.

BEATLES WEEK 

SHOW #927

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3 2012

(GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE, GAVIN MYERS)

 Dave White is back from his sojourn O/S and is eager to talk about The Love spectacular in the USA and Beatles Week in the Uk. Greg and Gary do the listening on what was a very interesting trip.

charlie kneale

Above: Charlie Kneale with greg holding some of his artwork.

SHOW #926

MONDAY AUGUST 27 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, CHARLIE KNEALE)

Long time listener Charlie Kneele returns to Studio 1 to talk Beatles. We play a couple of tracks from the Rory Storm disc and discuss it's merrits. Bret Wolenden managed to find The Dog Presides by Paul Jones which has Macca on drums. Jones admitted in a recent copy of Mojo that he was amazed by McCartneys drumming skills on this track.

GREG AND GARY STUDIO 1

Above: Gary and Greg in Studio 1

SATURDAY AUGUST 25 2012

LEIGH SMITH

Leigh Smith much loved father of panelist Simon Smith passed away today.The condolences of all LIBB members and listeners anr with Simon and his family on this sad occassion.

SHOW #925

MONDAY AUGUST 20 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

Tonight we play Paul Jones' single And the sun will shine which was recently revealed in Mojo to contain Macca on drums. We have a look at 3 cool cats by both The Beatles and The Coasters. We speak a little about the story of Arthur Alexanders Anna (Go With Him). Greg continues his Abbey Road segment with John commenting on She Came In Through The Bathroom Window.

BEATLES STUFF

Above: items bought at Camberwell Market. 

SHOW #924

MONDAY AUGUST 13 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, BRETT WOLFENDEN)

Brett is special guest again and we play and talk about recently recovered tapes of The Hollywood Bowl and The Saturday Club BBC program which are in better quality than previously available copies. We talk a little about some Beatles items I picked up at Camberwell Market and Chat about a couple of articles in the July copy of Mojo Magazine.

GG

SHOW #923

MONDAY AUGUST 6 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS)

 Greg Dave and Gary

SHOW #922

MONDAY JULY 30 2012

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE)

I'm not on tonight....What should I do...Maybe I'll listen to Venus and Mars...

SHOW #921

MONDAY JULY 23 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, ALFRED DANIEL)

leaving

Above: Simon and Gary leaving after the show.

libbjuly16

Above: Simon and Dicko

Simon & Gary

Above: Simon and Gary

RECORD COLLECTOR MAY 2012

Above: Who saw something in the Decca Tapes.

SHOW #920

MONDAY JULY 16 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, SIMON SMITH)

 Great to have Simon back on the show He's always a lot of fun and you can guarantee there will be plenty of talking when we get together. He plays his customary Shocker From The Locker this week The Brothers Four destroying Revolution. We also speak about an article in Record Collector that mentions a 1971 interview with George Martin done by Record collector mentioning that three there was some excitement about the Decca tapes before George Martin actually got to hear them. This is interesting as most references to the Decca tapes state that the minute the listener hears them they can understand why Decca said no to them. However this is easy to say in hindsight. We talk a little about the tapes and play September In The Rain by Dinah Washington which clearly shows the Beatles had put some work into the arrangement and had made the song quite quirky. Gary plays a tape of McCartney's live performance and also Springsteen's rendition of Twist and Shout which ends abruptly when the power was turned off.

SHOW #919

MONDAY JULY 9 2012

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE)

 

OBLADI

SHOW #918

MONDAY JULY 2 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, GREG SWAN)

Swanny is in town again and tonight as usual we focus on what new material he has found. He's brought in some mogg files from the Rockband game and we get to hear some really cool snippets you never get to hear. Last week Greg asked if anyone could find the Greek version of Ob La Di, Ob La Da and Jim Nedelcopoulos found it and we play both the Greek and English versions by Doros Georgiadis.

 COME HOME DAVE

COME HOME MILLY 

SHOW #917

MONDAY JUNE 25 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

Greg takes a look at the anniversary of All You Need is love and we play as many variations of the song as time permits. Gary has prepared a tribute to Victor Spinetti who passed away during the week. This tribute includes comments from McCartney and Barbara Windsor. Also Greg continues his Tony MacArthur / Abbey Road interview with Lennon. This week it's Octopuses Garden. During the show Greg mentions that Dave White may be going to the USA to see The Beatle Circus thing I whipped up this sign in the tradion of the Come Back Milly sign McCartney made for the filming of All You Need Is Love. So concerned was I that he would find the circus so captivating he may not return home.

SHOW #916

MONDAY JUNE 18 2012

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE,)

SHOW #915

MONDAY JUNE 11 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GAVIN MYERS)

It's well known that the Beatles in Australia is Greg specialty, so this being close to the date they played in Melbourne Greg plays a bit of Aussie tour nostalgia from 1964. On the Saturday prior to the show I had spoken to Peter Neal about the Stones album Exile On Main Street. Later that night I had a debate with Cam Grace and Ian Kennins (both of whom have appeared on LIBB) about the same album. They had a strong attraction to the album from the time of it's release and I was a little out of my depth in our discussion as it had never meant much to me. But I spent several hours the following day listening to the album and reading about it's history. I speak about my conclusions on this show. Lennon talks to Tony MacArthur about The End and Her Majesty.

SHOW #914

MONDAY JUNE 4 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON,GARY LALLY, BRET WOLFENDEN)

Bret is our special guest tonight and not for the first time. He is just back from Europe and has visited Hamburg and visited some of the Beatle landmarks. He's also brought in his copy of the deluxe Ram release which must be one of finest presentation packages you could see.

SHOW #913

MONDAY MAY 28 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS)

Greg brings in the Ram reissue and we play some of the bonus material as well as some of the mono mixes. After the death of Robin Gibb I decided to talk a little bit about the Bee Gees who must have been one of the most consistent bands of the sixties. We play some of their album material including selections from Horizontal and Odessa. Greg continues his segment with Tony MacArthur talking to Lennon about Abbey Road. Tonight's featured song is Sun King.

SHOW #912

MONDAY MAY 21 2012

(GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE, DAVEY LANE)

 

ANITA HARRIS - CUDDLY TOY 

ROSS & GWD

Above: Ross Hobbs and Dicko

SHOW #911

MONDAY MAY 14 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, ROSS HOBBS)

Ross Hobbs has been listening to LIBB since 1992 and recently contacted us to see if he could guest on the show. Ross has recently seen Macca live in Zurich and had also met Macca back in the seventies when he toured Australia. The only thing that worried me about this visit was that we have another hard core McCartney fan on the show, which is putting those of us who can see a huge difference between Beatle material and Solo material in the minority. However Ross assimilated really well and brought in some good material including a brief interview he had conducted with Macca when they met. Greg continues to play segments of the Tony Macarthur Abbey Road interview with John Lennon. In From Me To You Go Slavia we play the very unusual cover of Hey Jude by Anita Harris. 

 SHOW #910

MONDAY MAY 7 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

 

BILLY LIAR

Cam and dicko

ABOVE: Dicko and Cameron Grace

SHOW #909

MONDAY APRIL 30 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GAVIN MYERS, CAMERON GRACE)

After about 10 hours sleep in 3 days I should have been in bed rather than on the show but thank god Cam and Gav were there to hold the fort. I battled on and we played a mixture of early Beatles and solo stuff. Cam talks about the impression of the sixties through the film Billy Liar which stared Tom Courtney and was made in 1963. Something seems to be the song that people love to destroy and we play yet another bad cover version this time by Dutch Star: Jerry Rix.

THE BAND 1969

 SHOW #908

MONDAY APRIL 23 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE)

We talk a little about the upcoming deluxe release of Ram which is about double the price of his previous deluxe releases. We mention the Death of Dick Clarke and Levon Helm playing a version of The Weight by The All Star Band when Helm and Rick Danko were members. We also play The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down from the Band's self titled album from 1969. I speak a little about the Band and this period of music which saw remarkable product coming from this Canadian outfit which was in some way making way for the Beatles deperture. Dave plays 3 versions of Lend Me Yoiur Comb including the Carl Perkins original.

LONDON TOWN

NME WALL REVIEW

Above: With a little luck review NME April 8 1978

Reviewed by Paul Rambali

 LONDON TOWN REVIEW PART 1

LONDON TOWN REVIEW PART 2 

Above: London Town review NME April 8 1978

Reviewed by Bob Edmands

WINGS

Above: Wings tour article NME April 8 1978

  SHOW #907

MONDAY APRIL 16 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

While searching through some old boxes I found a copy of NME from April 8 1978. In it there was a review of London Town which sort of summed up the attitude to Paul McCartney's music at the peak of the Punk and New Wave music movement. 

SAIL AWAY

SHOW #906

MONDAY APRIL 9 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, MATT ARMSTRONG)

Tonight we have Greg's son Matt in as a guest and he shares with us some of his experiences growing up with a Beatle mad father like Greg. Word magazine had recently had a lengthy article about What makes a good singer. I've spoken many times about this on the show because over the years several guests and listeners have stated thet Dylan can't sing. This may be technically correct but he can deliver a song. No one can do Like A Rolling Stone like Dylan. Tonight I speak again about this subject and focus on Randy Newman, one of music's finest songwriters and a man who can't be matched in delivering the message behind a song. 

 SHOW #905

MONDAY APRIL 2 2012

(GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS, JOANNA MacCARTHY)

 SHOW #904

MONDAY MARCH 26 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE)

ALBUM COVER

I was reading the February copy of Mojo Magazine and there was a letter in the Ask Fred column (Page 133) regarding the "All This And World War II" soundtrack. It brought back memories of buying that album back in 1976. On the train home I studies the wonderful packaging and looked at all the big names who were covering Beatles tunes and thought to myself this is going to be great. However when I got home I discovered it was terrible. Looking back I remember the Sex Pistols were breaking and all the talk in the music press was criticizing over produced pompous pieces of music which isolated the audience. Right or Wrong I filed this record into that catagory and never played it again. When I played it prior to the show it didn't seem as bad as I thought back then but ultimately it's pretty under par for most of the acts involved. We play a few songs and chat about the album. We play a number of 1964 Beatles singles that made Number 1 on the Australian Charts to celebrate the anniversary of the Beatles holding the top 5 positions in March 1964.

I received a copy of the DVD of program 875 which was filmed by Dino Giacomin when he was on the show on September 5 2011. He had a camera on Gavin , Himself and me and has edited it together. It's a marvelous piece of work and I talk a little bit about it on the show.

 MOJO ARTICLE

SHOW #903

MONDAY MARCH 19 2012

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS)

SHOW #902

MONDAY MARCH 12 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG,

DAVID WHITE)

 FAUL

I finally have a chance to watch The Last Testament of George Harrison and I absolutely loved it. In the film George Harrison claims Paul did in fact die and that it was a cover up conspired by MI5 who feared a wave of mass suicides if people found out Paul was really dead. I don't think many people will believe that the film makers are serious but there will be hard core Beatle fans out there who will think they are. The moment you hear the voice which is supposed to be George you realize they are having us on. But it's as the film moves on that it becomes real fun. A few highlights for me were: Linda Eastman had photos of Fake Paul (Faul) that would have exposed the scheme and she would only stay quiet if Faul Married her and made her a rock star. John had a backlog of original McCartney compositions which ran out in 1970 so the band had to split. Faul had a microphone positioned in front of his face during the cover shoot for Let It Be as his chin was falling off due to so much plastic surgery. There is so much of this in the film it's great fun and I love the fact that they keep it serious through the whole show. Unfortunately Dave and Greg hadn't seen it so I'm waiting for my next show with Gavin to really analyze it.

SHOW #901

MONDAY MARCH 5 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

bad journo

As people are dying around us we learn of the passing of Monkee singer Davy Jones.I read an uninformed article in the an Aussie newspaper which called him a Cockney Geezer. Cockneys are from East London Jones was from Manchester. It also claimed He belted out all those cracking songs with the Monkeys. This made me think as I was sure Micky Dolenz had sang most of the Monkees cracking songs. The result was I think Davy Jones sang about 7 of their really well known songs with Dolenz singing a massive 16. We talk about this space filling, poorly researched newspaper article on the show as the journalist goes on to criticize George Harrison.

Greg brings in all the versions he can find of the Beatles performing One After 909 and we play them all and discuss their origins.

SHOW #900

MONDAY FEBRUARY 27 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG,

DAVID WHITE)

Brad McRae

ABOVE: BRAD McRAE

This program was fairly much dedicated to the Memory Of Brad McRae Who had passed away a couple of days earlier on February 25. Brad ran a Beatles Radio show of his own first on Whitehorse Boroondara FM then on Apple FM Bacchus Marsh. Brad had been a guest on LIBB back on June 25th 1998. He was a good sport and he took his share of flack from his friends and took it with great spirit. On that 1998 show Steve Kernohan and I tease Brad about his own Beatles show "Beatles Et Al Tonight" and he was more that willing to make fun of himself. In essence that was the man Brad was.

Dave White who was close to Brad put's together a tribute to Brad on tonights show which includes snippets of his program and his visit to LIBB.

SHOW #899

MONDAY FEBRUARY 20 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, BRETT WOLFENDEN)

Age photo

It had certainly been a rough time for members of LIBB and also for some of our best friends. Greg Swan lost his mother on the same day my mother passed and Ian Cuming had lost his mother a week earlier. And the losses weren't to end here. I speak a little about my mother and her tolerance with two kids growing up in the centre of Beatlemania.

Bret comes on the show for a special visit before he flys off to Europe. He always has something interesting to play and say so I was looking forward to this show. 

 

SHOW #898

MONDAY FEBRUARY 13 2012

(GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE, GAVIN MYERS)

BET DICKENSON

Gavin, Greg and Dave kindly ran the show after the death of my mother on February 10.

SHOW #897

MONDAY FEBRUARY 6 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, CAM GRACE)

It's always good having Cam on the show. Tonight he tells the story of how he met Aussie actor Ted Hamilton and told him about LIBB playing his version of Something over and over again. Cam plays the Brainpool version of My Sweet Lord/He's So Fine as we discuss why that subject was missing from the Scorsese documentary. We also discuss Ringo's treatment of Rock Island Line that would have Thousands of traditional blues veterans turning in their graves.

SHOW #896

MONDAY JANUARY 30 2012

(GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE, GAVIN MYERS)

 new books

SHOW #895

MONDAY JANUARY 23 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, SIMON SMITH)

This show is a bit of a marathon talk session as it quite often is when Simon is on the show.

We talk about the Scorsese documentary, The new entry in the British Invasion DVD's this time it's The Hollies and who could be more appropriate to talk about that than Mr. Hollies Himself.

We talk about record buying in Melbourne during the 70's and talk about the value of the Import shops that sprung up at that time.

SHOW #894

MONDAY JANUARY 16 2012

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVEY LANE)

SHOW #893

MONDAY JANUARY 9 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, GREG SWAN)

 

SHOW 892

MONDAY JANUARY 2 2012

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, ALFRED DANIEL)

GEORGE CHRISTOPOULOS

GEORGE CHRISTOPOULOS

I took Program #891 off in respect for my partner Mary's Father; George died on Christmas Day at 8am. I speak a little about George and his funeral on this program. 

January is always the time to remember the Decca sessions and we play the entire session as well as some tracks from the up and coming McCartney Album; Kisses On The Bottom.

SHOW #891

MONDAY DECEMBER 26 2011

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS)

SHOW #890

MONDAY DECEMBER 19 2012

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE)

SHOW #889

MONDAY DECEMBER 12 2011

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

This is the first show after David White turned 50 and the old bugger couldn't get in so I had to do my seventh show in a row. The panel all had a great time and Davy put a bit of a band together for the night and entertained the crowd. A pleasant time was guaranteed for all.

 DAVE WHITE BIRTHDAY

Tonight we spent a bit of time talking about the murder of John Lennon and it's effect on the world as well as talking a little about his feud with Todd Rundgren. We also touch on the release of a new album by Ringo Starr titled Ringo 2012. I speak a bit about the Phil Spector documentary which I had caught up with mid week. We also talk about Uncut Magazine's disappointing list of the top fifty Bootlegs of all time. Gary finds time to play some really awful Beatles covers by Sarah Vaughn and a version of Drive my Car by Australian Rock Legend: Billy Thorpe. Legend no longer once you hear this. We also play a few snippets of Macca live in Paris and Greg talks about some items of Australian Beatles Memorabilia auctioned recently.

TODD RUNDGREN ARTICLE

SHOW #888

MONDAY DECEMBER 5 2011

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GAVIN MYERS, ALFRED DANIEL)

Gav speaks at length about the Phil Spector documentary : The Agony And Ecstasy Of Phil Spector as well as playing dialogue of Spector talking about the Let It Be album and his work on The Long And Winding Road. This features the beautiful quote "I think McCartney is getting me confused with someone who gives a shit". Alf plays a song by Matt Monroe titled We're Gonna Change Your World which is claimed to be a Beatles influence parody of the Women's Liberation Movement. 

PHIL SPECTOR

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SHOW #887

MONDAY NOVEMBER 28 2011

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

The previous week we had decided to dedicate this entire show to the memory of George Harrison. This year is the tenth anniversary of his passing and no one can believe how quickly the time has passed. Nor can anyone believe how little unreleased material has managed to hit the market considering George had stated he hoped someone would release all his crap demos. We play the entire Andrew Probyn Let It Be Beatles interview which was from the Melbourne Grand Prix in 1998. We play a bizarre cover of Something done by Brazilian diva Evinha (OK, I thought she was french) The some is filled with misquoted lyrics including the magic line "You're asking me my love you growl". Classic stuff.

evinha

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SHOW #886

MONDAY NOVEMBER 21 2011

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

A bit of a bits and pieces show we play some odd stuff from Saturday Night Live demos of Harrison and Paul Simon to Rock Band Mult-trax. We also play Lennons Hello Julian version of Stand By Me now officially released for the first time on the 40 Years Of The Old Grey Whistle Test CD.

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SHOW #885

MONDAY NOVEMBER 14 2011

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE)

Gary continues his segment on songs about Ringo. We look at the Fourmost covers of Beatles songs (Very briefly), play some more multi-trax. Dave plays a couple of songs from Macca and Wings 1975 visit to Melbourne. Dave points out that back in 1997 I made a statement that people would still be listening to the Spice Girls in 2010. I'm wrong apparently But Alf and Davey jump to my rescue saying they still listen to "Stop".

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SHOW #884

MONDAY NOVEMBER 7 2011

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GREG ARMSTRONG, GAVIN MYERS)

Gav plays another group of songs which reference the Beatles. We continue talking about the Stuart Sutcliffe version of Love Me Tender and how some people on the net are getting really angry that everyone does not believe it is a fake. The more I read about it the more I tend to sympathize with the It's real side of the argument. I think we would all love it if it turned out to be the real thing. No one has stepped forward to claim ownership of the original tape and therefor divulge it's origin so for the time being nobody knows for sure.

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SHOW #883

MONDAY OCTOBER 31 2011

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, DAVID WHITE)

 A version of Love Me Tender has surfaced and believed by some to be recorded by Stuart Sutcliffe. The main person behind the track Is Sutcliffe's sister and the recently formed Sutcliffe Fan Club. The song is for sale from their web site and we play it tonight and talk about the in's and outs of its validity. Obviously we are in no position to come to any real conclusions as we didn't know Sutcliffe or ever hear him sing. But it's fascinating that this has come to light. We play a cover by Percy sledge recorded in the late sixties supposed to have the same arrangement. We play a few Beatles covers by The Allman Brothers, Wilson Pickett and Kami Thompson and an old Australian radio interview with Harry Nilsson.

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SHOW #882

MONDAY OCTOBER 24

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE)

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SHOW #881

MONDAY OCTOBER 17 2011

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

We have now all seen Living In The Material World so we give out a warning not to listen to this show if you haven't seen it yet. As we will be talking in depth about it on this show. Our reaction is fairly positive on what was a puzzling project for Martin Scorsese. Although his intentions were obviously very noble the first part of the special is pretty much a documentary on the Beatles. Obviously this is unavoidable because the major creative power of the band was in the hands of Lennon and McCartney. Some comments from friends and associates seem a little forced or enhanced to suit the purpose of the documentary. The real value is in Part 2 where Ringo and Eric Clapton have some really interesting things to add. I can't help but think that George would have been a little miffed that his post All Things Must Passed material was generally overlooked by this project. It brings back memories of his dismay at the Best Of George Harrison album containing Beatles tracks. Another mystery is the omission of the My Sweet Lord plagiarism case and it's subsequent recordings, The Pirate Song and This Song. Olivia's recollection of George's fight for life against a mentally handicapped intruder is terrifying and very Real. We feature all the tracks from the limited edition audio disc only available with the Blue-Ray edition of the documentary.

We also read an article on the history of the members of the Pablo Fanque Circus. kindly supplied to us by our British correspondent Tony Walkley. 

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material world DVD cover

 THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE

SHOW #880

MONDAY OCTOBER 10 2011

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GAVIN MYERS, DAVEY LANE)

Davey has had a chance to watch Living In A Material World and he shares with us his opinions on the production. To highlight the film we play a wonderful package of short edits of re-mixed Beatle songs used in the Television Production. I find that you just can't miss the freshness of re-mixed material and it really does highlight the lack of honest excitement that remasters failed to deliver. You can clearly  tell the difference with these tracks. Greg Swan had sent an email earlier in the day expressing his excitement and hailing a catch phrase that is gaining more credability by the day: Remix Forever Remaster Never. I spend a short while towards the end of the program speaking about Bert Jansch the man who recorded the song Twa Corbies from which this web-site takes it's name. I play "Moonshine"one of his greatest tracks.

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MOONSHINE

SHOW #879

MONDAY OCTOBER 3 2011

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

Tonight we chat about the up and coming George Harrison documentary Living In A Material World. And now we have all had a chance to watch the McCartney Special "The Love You Make" we give our opinions on why it wasn't released ten years ago when it was made. To add to the fun Greg brings in a tape of his mother apparently confirming that she took him to see A Hard Days Night when he was four years old. (I'm not joking). We also talk about a recently uncovered version of the Joe Pope tape commonly known as No 3 Abbey Road and play the repaired version of Golden Slumbers.

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SHOW #878

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26 2011

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE,

GAVIN MYERS, ALFRED DANIEL,DAVEY LANE)

19th ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM.

Tonight we have all the panel on the program as we run over a few of the important Beatle developments that happened during the course of the last 19 years.

The release of Anthology and the making of Free As A Bird and Real Love. The death of George Harrison, and Libb contributors Ross McLean and Steve Waldon. And everybody gets to play their song of the moment.

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CHARLIE CARD 

Hand drawn Birthday card from Charlie Kneale

SHOW #877

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19 2011

(GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG, DAVID WHITE,

MRS. ARMSTRONG))

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SHOW #876

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12 2011

(GRAEME DICKENSON, GARY LALLY, GREG ARMSTRONG)

Gary opens the show with some anthems of peace and love to commorate the tragedy of 9/11. 

We play a few thing recorded on this day in Beatles history and we catch up on a few listener contributions about their favourite Macca albums.

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FREEDOM SINGLE

SHOW #875

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5

(Graeme Dickenson, Gavin Myers, Dino Giacomin)

Dino is down from NSW and he has brought in some fantastic snippets of the Rock Band Multi tracks.

Hearing these things for the first time is an amazing experience. I really want to encourage Dino to keep doing this as everyone else seems to have stopped playing with them and there is so much more in these mixes to be discovered. Dino also brought in a couple of snippets of Johnny Depp reading Beatle related sections from Keith Richards autobiography: Life. We also play Baby Can It Be True by Graham Bond Organization which is believed to be the first song to feature the mellotron.

Graham Bond

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SHOW #874

MONDAY AUGUST 29

(Graeme Dickenson, Gary Lally, Greg Armstrong, Alfred Daniel)

We spend a bit of time going through a list of McCartney albums sent in by Mark McKay. It was a really entertaining list as mark also supplied lists from a couple of his work colleagues. I make a point of not making fun of these lists they are a genuine opinion of people who purchased Macca's product. Mark made a comment on Driving Rain that it was all sounding very old fashioned compared to the current music scene. I have now decided that is the title of the segment. Gary plays a list of songs composed by Leiber and Stroller due to the death of Jerry Leiber on August 22. Greg plays a cover of "I Saw Her Standing There" specially recorded for LIBB by Jess McAvoy. Thanks Jess that's pretty cool. Plus we play a couple of tracks from The Hollywood Bowl and Candlestick Park which were both on this day several years ago.

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Jess McAvoy

SHOW #873

 MONDAY AUGUST 22

(Greg Armstrong, Gavin Myers, Alfred Daniel)

 

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SHOW #872

MONDAY AUGUST 15 

(Graeme Dickenson, Greg Armstrong, David White)

There are not a lot of lists coming in in the McCartney Segment. But we do have a few so I speak about those lists. It's too early to get an indication of where McCartney 2 would end up. It apparent though that  a lot of people think very highly of "Ram". Greg and Dave speak a little about their recent trip to the UK and they play It Don't Come Easy recorded live at the Empire. Greg also plays two versions of Besame Mucho. He feels the Beatles version is superior to the Coasters version. I'm leaving that one well alone.

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SHOW #871

 MONDAY AUGUST 8

(Graeme Dickenson, Gary Lally, Mark Hayes)

Bayesey (Mark Hayes) returns to the show for the first time since 1999. This was a fairly nostalgic 2 hours where we touch on the early days of LIBB. Alfred and I had a stall at the record fair in Camberwell where we ran into several of the listeners to the program so I spend a little time speaking about those we met up with. 

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SHOW #870

MONDAY AUGUST 1 

(Graeme Dickenson, Gary Lally, David White) 

We've now had time to watch both the DVDs from the 2 McCartney releases and although I don't think they'll set the world on fire they are probably a nice little addition to what really are packaging masterpieces. Content will forever be debated though. I particularly like the rather confrontational interview with McCartney and Tim Rice. Rice seemed a bit puzzled by Macca's solo career and McCartney was quite defensive at times, even admitting he doesn't think he is good with words. You have to give McCartney credit for including this rather unflattering but very interesting interview in the DVD package.

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SHOW #869

MONDAY JULY 25

(Graeme Dickenson, Gary Lally, Greg Armstrong)

Greg is back with a vengeance doing two shows on the trot. After Weeks of discussion on the merits of McCartney 2, I thought it would be a good idea to ask those listeners who liked his solo material to place his albums in order of preference. I thought this would be a good indicator of what people honestly thought of the album. Of course we are not including experimental stuff under the Fireman tag, live albums or best of albums. We just want albums of new material he released under his own name or under Wings. I won't be taking part because I didn't buy several of his albums on release and I've only been given them in the last few years. 

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SHOW #868

MONDAY JULY 18 2011

(Graeme Dickenson, Gary Lally, Greg Armstrong)

There are different types of people who like the Beatles.

There are those who are basically a one band person. They buy little if anything other than Beatles or Beatles solo material.

There are those who the think the Beatles are just one part of the music experience.

There are those who discovered the Beatles after they had broken up.

and there are those who were listening to the Beatles in the Sixties.

I find the opinions of all these types of people differ greatly. All these people enjoy Beatles music, so it doesn't matter which group you belong to. In fact you may not have a choice especially if you were born after 1970. 

We touch on this subject as the Macca 2 debate still goes on. And Greg is back from the UK and he reads a few tales from his diary.

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SHOW #867

MONDAY JULY 11 2011 

(David White, Gavin Myers, Greg Swan)

 

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SHOW #866

MONDAY JULY 4 2011

(Graeme Dickenson, Gary Lally, David White)

David White is back from the UK and is full of tales of old Liverpool. He and Greg have had a wonderful time and he was determined to play Ringo tracks after twice seeing the Beatle drummer in concert with his All Star Band.

We chat about the re-release of McCartney. I quote a review from The Age and also read a review of the album written by Penny Valentine for Sounds magazine in 1970.

Apparently when Neil Young inducted  McCartney into the Hall Of Fame in 1999 he recalled why this album was such a revelation in 1970. Well Neil might remember it that way but in fact the album was kicked from Liverpool to Launceston with no one having much good to say about it. I can understand that the culture that McCartney had created probably led the way to today's style of making albums in your lounge room. If you read the interview with Ringo Starr in the June 2011 copy of Uncut he admits even he is doing the home studio thing now. Rightly so McCartney should be given this credit here.

It's a shame we get so few out-takes with this new release but I am happy with anything. The version of Suicide is in it's early stages but anyone could see it had the makings of a great song. Hearing it begin with the exact section used in the McCartney track Glasses allows the listener to finally hear what was cut out so many years ago. 

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MCCARTNEY REVIEW THE AGE                         MELODY MAKER APRIL 18 1970

McCartney reviews The Age July 1 2011 and Melody Maker April 18 1970

review sounsd april 1970

Above: Penny Valentine review for Sounds April 1970

Go Set june 27 1970

Above: Go Set Review June 27 1970

Another Day review

Above: Go Set unleashes another attack with the release of Another Day

SHOW #865

MONDAY JUNE 27 2011

(Graeme Dickenson, Gary Lally, Gavin Myers)

Well the controversy goes on, for an album I consider so average we've really given McCartney 2 some coverage. We also chat about a list of the 12 most memorable McCartney tracks from a website called popmatters.com, Which for some reason lists two cover versions. Really, this is no place for me.

We play two of the bonus tracks from the McCartney re-release a great instrumental version of Ooh You titled Don't Cry Baby and the full version of Suicide from which a 15 second snippet was used under the title Glasses on McCartney. Gav plays a few excerpts from bands that have ripped off Beatle riffs.

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SHOW #864

MONDAY JUNE 20 2011

(Graeme Dickenson, Gary Lally and Cameron Grace)

I spent most of the day Monday reading old NME magazines from 1980 just to get the feel of what really went on that year. The conclusion is a fairly obvious one if you were raving about McCartney 2 that year you obviously had no idea what was going on in the music scene. In many ways 1980 was the year of Joy Division, well it was if you were serious about your music. Ian Curtis committed suicide 2 days after the release of McCartney 2 and Malcolm Owen died of an overdose a couple of months later. Magazine's finest moment The Correct Use Of Soap was released the same day as McCartney 2 and The Undertones were in top form for creating great pop music. Coming Up, Waterfalls and Temporary Secretary all failed to make NME's top 50 singles for the year and McCartney 2 failed to make the top 50 albums When Stevie Wonder, Dianna Ross and Bob Marley all did.

McCartney 2 did however make number one in the UK album charts in June so it's not all bad. This of course is no fault of McCartney he was probably having a well earned rest from the pressure of producing top notch sugary pop.

Our special guest was Cameron Grace. It was Cams first visit to LIBB but we've been friends for decades. Cam and myself used to do a thing called Beatles Day back in the seventies. I'd just dig out all my Beatles stuff and we'd read, play and watch Beatles all day. It was at one of these days that I first met Greg Armstrong.

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nme review

NME ALBUM REVIEW 21-06-1980

COMING UP REVIEW

COMING UP NME REVIEW 19-04-1980

TEMPORARY SECRETARY REVIEW

TEMPORARY SECRETARY REVIEW NME 20-09-1980

nme albums 1980

 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR  NME 20-12-1980

NME SINGLES 1980

SINGLES OF THE YEAR NME 20-12-1980

 

THURSDAY JUNE 16, 2011

How ironic the Herald Sun would publish a small article about McCartney releasing these albums and quote Waterfalls as Macca's most under-rated song. Obviously the subject will be raised again this week.

herald sun june 16 2011

waterfalls original review

Above the waterfalls single review NME 21st June 1980.

 SHOW #863

MONDAY JUNE 13, 2011

(Graeme Dickenson, Gary Lally and John Dawson)

Our special guest this week was John Dawson. John is a local from Altona who is a huge Beatles fan. John came to our attention when he appeared in our local paper doing a series of lectures/work shops on the Beatles during his lunch break in a hall in  Altona. I contacted him and asked if he'd like to be on the show to advertise his venture. That show was on October 9, 2006. John recently ran into a friend of mine and expressed interest in coming back for a second round. 

John brought in a few tracks by fellow travelers including Badfinger, Peter Sellers, Jackie Lomax and the Fourmost. We also played a couple of tracks by local Altona band Patchwork including one song penned by John himself.

The hot topic of the moment for LIBB is the release of McCartney and McCartney II. I've expressed some disappointment with the track selection for McCartney and have always been very critical of McCartney II which I feel was one of Macca's poorest efforts. I have never been able to stomach Waterfalls and have been having some conversations with Gavin about this song over the last couple of weeks.

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