Robert’s Revolver
From Robert Rodriguez, the guy who introduced Fab Four FAQ, we offer a few FAQ Answered

  1. George Harrison wrote ‘It Don’t Come Easy’, Ringo’s first solo hit, and even “took a crack at singing lead.”
  2. Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell auditioned for Wings.
  3. Frank Zappa was playing ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ when “a crazed attendee” pushed him off of a London stage, breaking Zappa’s leg.
  4. John Lennon thought his ‘Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down and Out)’ was ideal material for Frank Sinatra.
  5. Pete Townshend “often expressed his counterintuitive view that Linda (McCartney) was (Wings’) secret weapon.”
  6. The “if we ever get out of here” line in Wings’ ‘Band On The Run’ was a George Harrison remark from “an interminable meeting.”
  7. The original backing tracks for Lennon’s ‘I’m Losing You’ were laid down by members of Cheap Trick.
Now get ready to read a personal Beatle Brunch exclusive essay about Rob’s latest book distributed by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, Revolver, How The Beatles Reimagined Rock’N’ Roll
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