Monday Melodies – Baby You’re A Rich Man

How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?
Now that you know who you are
What do you want to be?

The featured artist on this week’s Monday Melodies really needs no introduction. They are made of awesome, they were trailblazers in the music world.

They are the Fab Four.

The Beatles’ Wikipedia page is full of way too much info, so I’ll just post a little bit.

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960 and one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music.[1] From 1962 the group consisted of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals). Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, the group later worked in many genres ranging from folk rock to psychedelic pop, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways. The nature of their enormous popularity, which first emerged as the “Beatlemania” fad, transformed as their songwriting grew in sophistication. The group came to be perceived as the embodiment of progressive ideals, seeing their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.

Why do I like the Beatles? Where do I even begin? From a very early age, my parents listened to the Beatles. I can remember my mom and dad singing “Don’t Pass Me By” to me one day when I was upset at something. My mom was a bonafied screaming, fainting, thrashing Beatlemaniac and saw them in concert twice. She had every single album they put out (including the infamous Butcher Cover) and countless pieces of paraphernalia until her dog whizzed on everything and ruined it. I was raised with this stuff. It wasn’t until I was twelve years old when the Beatles Anthology aired on TV that I myself became hooked on the Fab Four. I became obsessed; I had to have every one of their albums. I had to memorize all the words. I insisted upon learning all I could about the band and its’ members. They became my favorite band, and still are to this day. One of the things I love the most about the Beatles is the fact that each and every one of their songs is utterly unique and yet, when you hear a song you KNOW it’s the Beatles.

So today, I give you one of their lesser-known hits: Baby You’re A Rich Man off of the Magical Mystery Tour album. Lala doesn’t have Beatles music so I had to settle for a YouTube vid. Enjoy!


Comments

  1. It always used to make me so sad that I would never be able to see them live in concert. They have been one of my most favorite bands since as long as I can remember listening to music!

  2. For some unfathomable reason, ever since I read this post I've had Eleanor Rigby stuck in my head.

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