|By david, glasgow, scotland (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 04:02 pm:|
a great advocate of the motown sound died today.
|By maredda (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 06:47 pm:|
I've never been a 'fan' of the Beatles, but I have always appreciated how they recognized the great blues and R&B singers they emulated. May God rest Mr. Harrison's soul.
|By Ralph Terrana (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 07:50 pm:|
I woke up to the news this morning. Very sad. George Harrison was an extremely talented man and we will miss him. the world was a better place for him having been in it I think.
|By waz (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 08:39 pm:|
Just off the top of my head, I know the Beatles nicked "You Really Got a Hold on Me" and "Please Mr. Postman" from the Motown songbook. But there must be some others. What are they?
George Harrison will never get the great outpouring of sympathy that met John Lennon's demise, for several reasons (manner of death, relative egos, perceived "greatness"). But George was a formidable talent in his own write (to paraphrase Mr. Lennon).
The Beatles would have existed without him, but he would have been recognized as a fine musician and songwriter without the Beatles.
|By Calann (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 09:15 pm:|
I am terribly saddened by the news of George Harrison's death. It always saddens me deeply when very talented musically impactful people die. Good music is so timeless and his music will always be remembered. I'd like to think that he was greeted in music heaven by other great musicians and that they're all still making music into infinity. At least he's now free from the pain and suffering that cancer does to its victims. God bless George Harrison's family and may time and tomorrow heal your sorrow.
Lead Singer for The Velvelettes
|By david, glasgow, scotland (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 09:42 pm:|
their most famous motown song of all must have been 'money'.
|By John Lester (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 10:01 pm:|
Us Brits always knew "Money" by the Beatles....and then we re-discovered Barrett Strong...and then we realised it was Motown..
|By Ralph Terrana (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, December 01, 2001 - 12:41 am:|
How about Twist and Shout!!!
|By Steve (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, December 01, 2001 - 01:53 am:|
"Money," "Please Mr. Postman," and "You Really Got a Hold on Me" are all on the With the Beatles album (UK) or Beatles Second Album (US). The probably played other Motown numbers in their club days? In early 1964, George Harrison and Ringo Starr taped a message for the BBC program "Public Ear" in which they requested the Miracles' "I've Been good to You" as to be played on the show, and George named Mary Wells, the Miracles and Marvin Gaye as his favorite musical artists.
Mary Wells toured the UK with the Beatles at their invitation in fall of 1964. Later she recorded "Love Songs to the Beatles."
Ironically, she died in 1992 of cancer of the larynx, similar to what afflicted George Harrison.
We'll miss the both of you.
|By John Lester (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, December 01, 2001 - 10:20 am:|
Twist and Shout was not a Motown owned song..alhtough it was made famous by the Isleys prior to them joining Motown....
Nevertheless, it was a cracking song...my uncle bought it and I used to play it all the time....on one of those gramophone players that was the size of a jukebox - it also used to play 78's and 33's - the 45's could be piled together on the spindle up to about 8 at a time...
|By Ralph Terrana (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, December 01, 2001 - 02:52 pm:|
OOOPs...your right John. My mistake
|By Steve (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, December 01, 2001 - 03:35 pm:|
Also, George Harrison recorded a tribute song to Smokey Robinson, called "Pure Smokey," on his 33&1/3 album from 1976.