Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"It Won't Be Long"

OK, more Fabness: This '63 Lennon composition was the 1st track of their 2nd album and the 1st original tune written for it. John's lead vocals were double-tracked and it features call-and-response between him and Macca/George, with 56 "yeahs" (!). First song ever performed live by Neil Young - at his high school's cafeteria. Covered by Evan Rachel Wood in "Across the Universe" (2007).

Yesterday's answer: "Turn, Turn, Turn! (To Everything there Is A Season)". This song was my first exposure to The Byrds by a very dear childhood friend (you know who you are!) and it was the beginning of a lifelong passion with the group and its music. Everything except "I swear it's not too late" comes from the Old Testament. Featured in "Forrest Gump".

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