OBSERVATION from a local guru, sometimes prone to provocative insight: “The Beatles’ LP cover could be called, Oh, What A Lovely Funeral.” Could it be that the Liverpudlians are lumping themselves already among all those fallen “cult” idols? Same guru predicts that something super-spectacular will develop out of George Harrison’s music. I second the motion . . . The coolest treat in years is the Vanilla Fudge, a new discovery of Shadow Martin (who also made Janis Ian’s Society’s Child.) Shadow is becoming an East Coast Lou Adler . . . Herman’s Hermits’ first major film, the upcoming Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter, is described as a “hip, Walt Disney-type of comedy-drama with music” and deals with the dog-racing business.
Her first initial is D. She’s from a big family, and her dad is a famous singer. His first initial is D. He’s Manchester’s gift to The—oops, I almost let the secret out—and they’ve been steady-dating—with a capital D. . . . Leonard “Mr. Spock” Nimoy drew an SRO crowd when he did an “autograph party” at a New York record store. Hope you latched onto his record Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space on Dot Records.
Marriage predictions: Pretty Kathy Carpenter to her steady David McCallum—maybe even by the time this is in print.
Just in case you don’t know by now, here—in the box on this page—is a list of songs, lead singers and composers on the Beatles’ fabulous new LP.
HERE’S WHAT YOU GET ON THE BEATLES’ NEW LP
|Song title||Lead singer||Composer|
|Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band||Paul McCartney||Lennon-McCartney|
|A Little Help from My Friends||Ringo Starr||Lennon-McCartney|
|Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds||John Lennon||Lennon-McCartney|
|Getting Better||Paul McCartney||Lennon-McCartney|
|Fixing a Hole||Paul McCartney||Lennon-McCartney|
|She’s Leaving Home||Lennon-McCartney||Lennon-McCartney|
|Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite||John Lennon||Lennon-McCartney|
|Within You, Without You||George Harrison||George Harrison|
|When I’m Sixty-Four||Paul McCartney||Lennon-McCartney|
|Lovely Rita||Paul McCartney||Lennon-McCartney|
|Good Morning, Good Morning||John Lennon||Lennon-McCartney|
|Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band||(Reprise)||Lennon-McCartney|
|A Day in the Life||Lennon-McCartney||Lennon-McCartney|