Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Writer takes up challenge for funny song about Beatle-hating girlfriend

Ken Sharp, the author of "Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy" and other books on music, also dabbles in recording. He took up a challenge from his co-producer and pal, Fernando Perdomo, who suggested he write a song about a girlfriend who disliked the Beatles. Sharp, who is a huge Beatles fan, told us, "Given that I LOVE The Beatles and they’re my favorite group I took him up on that challenge. The song is about a guy who is in a good relationship, his girlfriend treats him very well, but her dislike of the Fab Four is a major deal breaker and he has to break off the relationship. I mean, who is their right mind could hate the Beatles, right?"

The song was recorded and produced by Sharp and Perdomo and recorded at Reseda Ranch Studios in Reseda, CA.

And the lyrics are cute. Here's one verse: "She don’t know John from Paul, but baby what’s the worst of all, she thinks Wings is a TV show and Lennon is a Russian mole."

You can get the song here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Beatles festival to feature The Fifth Estate ("Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead")

The Fifth Estate (Courtesy Liverpool Productions)
Liverpool Productions announced today that the 2018 Fab 4 Music Festival will be held on from 1 to 10 p.m. June 9 at the Toyota Oakdale Theater, 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT 06492. The event will feature 20 groups on two stages, both indoors and outdoors.
Special guest performers will be The Fifth Estate, whose hit song "Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead" hit #11 on the Billboard singles charts during an 11-week run. Other live acts include The Hofners, Penny Lane, Number Nine, The Taxmen, Rotary, Take Two & Call Me In The Morning, Double The Dial, Corporation TeeShirt, Beatlehead and Pat Horgan's Thunder Road.

The Fab 4 Music Festival is presented by Live Nation is association with Liverpool Productions, which presented "NYC FAB 50: The Beatles' 50th Anniversary Celebration" in New York City, and have produced the Connecticut Beatles conventions since 1978. They also organize the annual "Magical History Tour" fan vacations to Liverpool and London. For further info, visit website or call (203) 795-4737.