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Magical Mystery Tours: My Life with the Beatles – Book Summary

Magical Mystery Tours: My Life with the Beatles” is a memoir by Tony Bramwell, a childhood friend of the Beatles who became one of their key associates during their rise to fame in the 1960s.

Bramwell’s book is a richly detailed account of his experiences with the band, from their early days in Liverpool to the height of their success as international superstars.

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The Night Before


“It’s Only Love” is a love song written by John Lennon of The Beatles in 1965 and is included in their album “HELP!”

In this post/video, we will learn how to play the acoustic guitar part of It’s Only Love, the chords and will show you how to do the strumming patter and the solo notes.

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How To Play “Dear Prudence”

In this post we will learn how to play the song Dear Prudence as popularized by the Beatles from their “White Album”

Couple of things to mention before playing Dear Prudence on the guitar. First, the 6th string should be tuned 1 whole note lower from E to D. Second, the whole song uses the guitar plucking/fingerstyle of Donovan/Travis finger picking.

Let’s learn this by section:

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How To Play “WAIT” – Guitar Tab + Video Lesson

In this post, we will learn how to play “Wait” as popularized by The Beatles.

This song is included in their sixth studio album called Rubber Soul.

Here are a couple of fun facts about the song courtesy of SongFacts.

WAIT – Song Fun Facts

This is one of those songs of the Beatles that is unclear who wrote or composed the song. It’s known today to be credited to Lennon and McCarthy, but in his book Many Years from Now, McCartney credits the song entirely to himself, while another music publication of the time credits it entirely to Lennon.

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PS I Love You

How To Play P.S. I Love You

How to Play PS I Love Your

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Paul McCartney wrote this song in Hamburg, Germany while The Beatles were the house band at The Star Club, where they spent much of 1962 improving their skills with constant live performances. An early favorite, the band performed the song at their Parlophone Records audition on June 6, 1962.

This is a great example of how the group forged a very personal relationship with their fans through songs that spoke directly to the listener. The words “I,” “You,” “Me” and “Love” show up in many of their early hits, creating a strong connection between band and listener.

This was used as the B-side of “Love Me Do,” the first Beatles release in England. It was going to be their first single, but Peggy Lee had a song out with the same title so the record company decided to release “Love Me Do” instead.

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How To Play “Love Me Do” – Guitar Lesson

This guitar lesson on how to play “Love Me Do” from The Beatles’ Please Please Me album is brought to us by Les Titford. Check out his youtube channel/user – greenplectrumfilms.

Les is a Beatles fan way back in 1965 when he was just 10 years old! The albums Rubber Soul through to Sgt. Peppers is his most favorite albums.

According to Les, these albums contained the cleverest songs and lyrics as well as some of the most innovative recording techniques used up to that point (excluding Yellow Submarine)

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How To Play “Michelle” on Guitar

One of Rubber Soul’s most memorable songs, Michelle was written by Paul McCartney with a little help from the wife of an old school friend.

The song was one of McCartney’s oldest, having been started in around 1959. He composed the tune on his first ever guitar, a Zenith, which he still owns.

How To Play “Michelle”

Michelle was one of McCartney’s first attempts by McCartney to play with a finger picked guitar style, signalling a desire to experiment beyond the boundaries of rock ‘n’ roll.

Don’t forget to – Watch it in Full Screen Mode

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How To Play “I, Me, Mine” on Guitar

“I Me Mine” is a song by the Beatles, written and sung by George Harrison and released on their 1970 album Let It Be. The song originated from the January 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions, and its lyrics serve as a comment from Harrison on the fractious situation within the band. Will post equivalent tutorial on Richard Riff’s website!

The Beatles rehearsed the song at Twickenham Film Studios that same month and formally recorded it a year later. It was the last new track recorded by the band before their split in April 1970.

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How To Play “The Fool On The Hill”

“The Fool on the Hill” is a song by the Beatles. Paul McCartney wrote this song. It’s about a man who is considered a fool by others, but whose foolish demeanor is actually an indication of wisdom.

This is one of Paul’s major contribution to the Magical Mystery Tour EP and album. In the companion TV film it appeared over a sequence shot on a hilltop near Nice in France.

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How To Play “With a Little Help from My Friends”

“With a Little Help from My Friends” is a song by The Beatles, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney from the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band issued worldwide in June 1967. The song was written for and sung by the Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr as the character “Billy Shears”.

The song was reissued as a single – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band / With A Little Help From My Friends with B-Side A Day In The Life in the U.S. August 1978 and in the U.K. September 1978. With a Little Help from My Friends was ranked No. 311 on Rolling Stone‍ ’​s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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