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You Will Flip For Beatle Flip Sides

In the first thirty years of rock and roll there were some awesome 'b' sides.  They were the side of the little 45 r.p.m. records that were not the hits.  There was a never another group that had better flip side songs then the Beatles.   Several times their projected hit side of the record took a back seat to the other set of grooves in the plastic.  Todays music buyers will never get the thrill of buying a song and getting a bonus free tune that you liked even better. During Those Were The Days on Saturday night, I will dig out our old Beatles records and flip them over.  The most requested Beatles 'b' side during the last 32 years of our rock and roll program is Rain, which was the flip of the hit Paperback Writer.  That may be my number one Fab Four flip.  Other Phil faves include:  I'm Down,  I Saw Her Standing There,  Don't Let Me Down,  Revolution,  For You Blue,  She's A Woman,  I Am The Walrus,  There's A Place, and This Boy.   I will be bringing out the records this Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9.  You can request a song from the fifties through the eighties.  If trivia is your thing,  we will have that feature as well.  Lets have a good time Saturday night!

Phil

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Guest - Mike schmidt on Sunday, October 14 2018 16:36
Beatles' Double A-Side Singles

The Beatles did two things nobody else did. First, they put A Sides on both sides of singles. Look at "I Am the Walrus" and "Strawberry Fields," "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There," "I Feel Fine" and "She's a Woman," and many others. The other thing they did was, the singles didn't go on the LPs. In the U$ versions they did, but not the original UK. They figured people already bought the singles, why hit 'em up for the same songs again? These were conscious decisions on their part. The US versions were also cut two songs short, and extra LPs were made for every 5 or 6 LPs released... US only. After Sgt. Pepper, that stopped, but the first several were subject to that. You'd almost think money was at the root of all that evil. Naaaaah.

The Beatles did two things nobody else did. First, they put A Sides on [i]both[/i] sides of singles. Look at "I Am the Walrus" and "Strawberry Fields," "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There," "I Feel Fine" and "She's a Woman," and many others. The other thing they did was, the singles didn't go on the LPs. In the U$ versions they did, but not the original UK. They figured people already bought the singles, why hit 'em up for the same songs again? These were conscious decisions on their part. The US versions were also cut two songs short, and extra LPs were made for every 5 or 6 LPs released... US only. After Sgt. Pepper, that stopped, but the first several were subject to that. You'd almost think money was at the root of all that evil. Naaaaah.
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