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  1. Lew did you see "Get Back?" In the first episode, Paul is noodling at the piano. Mal Evans comes over and  asks what he's working on, and Paul plays unfinished versions of “Let It Be,” “The Long And Winding Road,” “Another Day” “Golden Slumbers” and “Carry That Weight.”

    😮

    Also rather cool that Mal (and Ringo) give Paul suggestions for lyrics as he hunts for lines.

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  2. 56 minutes ago, Vinnie B Trask said:

    While Lennon and Harrison made songwriting contributions..Paul carried the Beatles from mid 1968 and on.

    I found it incredible how Paul at this particular moment in time was literally—and almost magically—pulling classic Beatles-tunes out of thin air. His creative output was astonishing! John had two songs. George had many more than that, but lacked the confidence to push them over the finish line. But Paul. Wow.

  3. The other remarkable thing is how prolific Paul was in ‘68/‘69 — every day coming in with newly-written classic Beatles songs. So incredible!

    Writing “Get Back” on the fly because John was late. Coming in one morning, sitting at the piano, and having “Let It Be,” “The Long And Winding Road,” “Another Day” “Golden Slumbers” and “Carry That Weight.” Unreal. Surreal.

    Prolific.

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  4. Count yourself lucky if you…

    1. Saw him perform on the Dirty Dancing tour.

    2. Saw him perform on the All-Starr Band tour.

    3. Saw him perform at “An Evening with Eric Carmen.”

    4. Saw him perform on the Raspberries reunion tour.

    5. All of the above. 😜

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  5. 18 hours ago, susie b said:

    Kevin Raleigh went on to form the band Dynamite with Jim Bonfanti & Dave Smalley in their post Raspberries days.  To the best of my knowledge, the album they cut was never released.

    I’m pretty sure I had a cassette tape of that unreleased Dynamite album. Will see if I can dig it up!

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  6. In 1998, when Scott McCarl released his incredible "Play On" CD, he held a concert for his launch party. His backing band at the Odeon—a small club in Cleveland, Ohio—included Jim Bonfanti, Wally Bryson and Dave Smalley.

    Ken Sharp and I had made plans to attend. Before the show, we stopped by Eric's house and tried to convince him to go with us to the show. If we were successful, we'd get to see Raspberries live—with Eric—for the first time in our lives! Ultimately, Eric decided not to go, feeling that his presence would steal the thunder from Scott and his new CD.

    Over the years, I've seen Eric play alone. I've seen Jim play alone. I've seen Wally play alone. I've seen various combinations of the guys play together, along with many of the original band reunion shows.

    I love this band so much, that I have always supported them—in whatever combination—and will continue to do so.

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  7. 19 hours ago, Kirk said:

    Bernie, there seems to be a huge infusion of viewers in the last couple of days. The test pressing I posted a day ago has over a thousand views! Is this possible? Love it!

    Lots of quiet visitors, I guess.

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  8. Here are my Top 20 (in no particular order, but I might like Mad, Mad World best):

    It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    Young Frankenstein
    Duck Soup
    The Jerk
    The Music Box
    Groundhog Day
    Airplane!
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
    The Nutty Professor
    National Lampoon's Animal House
    National Lampoon's Vacation
    Some Like It Hot
    The Bank Dick
    Elf
    The Naked Gun
    The Pink Panther
    The Producers
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    This Is Spinal Tap

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