Friday, October 10, 2008

Any major dude will tell you

I missed John Lennon's birthday, which was yesterday, October 9th (1940). He always told everyone (accurately) that he was born during the London Blitz.

I love this song, written mostly by John, but sung by George Harrison--assigned to give him confidence, so the story goes. (John sounded just like a boss!) This clip is from the film A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (1964). The song was written specifically for the movie AND for George. They all look beautiful!

Beatles - I'm Happy Just to Dance with You


Check out Donald Fagen's presidential endorsement!

And then, enjoy his band's old song:

Steely Dan - Any Major Dude Will Tell You

[via FoxyTunes / Steely Dan]


mikeb302000 said...

I enjoyed the Steely Dan clip, but the Beatles video really brought me back. I was a bit overwhelmed with that old nostalgic melancholy gratitude that comes when I see the ones who have passed before their time.

Anonymous said...

heard 2nd lotz & didn't know it was steely dan! great song

Annie said...

love walter and daniel so very much. they did a great n.p.r.'piano jazz'segment with marian mcpartland a few years back. it was great to hear them talk. brilliant, musically and intellectually.

ZenDenizen said...

Great Beatles tune pick!

And as if I needed another reason to love Donald Fagen or Steely Dan, great message! Hall & Oates had a political message for us on SNL, too.

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well john was a class act