The Beatles Tapes from the David Wigg Interviews is an audio album of interviews with each of the four members of The Beatles: John Lennon (with his second wife, Yoko Ono), Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. British journalist David Wigg interviewed the individual Beatles at various points from December 1968 or January 1969 to December 1973, and excerpts from some of these recordings constitute the album's spoken words.
George Harrison, David Wigg. both on booklet and back. Includes 12 pages booklet of various black & white photos 1963-75.
David Wigg : "The first interview was conducted from the back of his chauffeur driven grey Mercedes en-route from Ringo's home to a medical examination in London. This was necessary before he started work on "The Magic Christian". Even as far back as 1968 Ringo made no attempt to disguise the fact that there had been some disharmony within the group. Beatles Talk Downunder (1964). Goughsound - PGP 5001. A picture disc version of the album of the same title above. Interviews (no detail listed in the catalogue) Plus tracks from Decca audition and Star-Club.
19th September 1969 David Wigg interviews Paul McCartney at the Apple offices in London, one day before John Lennon announced he was quitting. Their discussion would air a few days later on the BBC Radio-One program ‘Scene and Heard’. David: Paul, what about the future of Beatles? I happen to know that the organizers of the Isle Of Wight pop festival are going to ask you and the rest of Beatles if you will top the bill next year at the Isle Of Wight. Now, what’s your reaction to a thing like that? Are you likely to go back on stage and perhaps do a show like that? Paul: I don’t know, you.
British journalist David Wigg interviewed the individual Beatles at various points from December 1968 or January 1969 to December 1973, and excerpts from some of these recordings constitute the album's spoken words. Although he was a columnist ("Young London") for the London newspaper The Evening News, the interviews were intended for broadcast on BBC Radio 1 's Scene and Heard The Beatles tried to prevent the album's publication, but it was released in the United Kingdom on 30 July 1976 under the Polydor label (catalogue number 2683 068) and in the United States in 1978. Major topics in John Lennon's interview include his relationship with Yoko Ono, his peace activism, The Beatles' business affairs (a portion of his statement about Brian Epstein 's management is on Anthology 1 ), the nature of God, and the band's breakup and whether they would reunite musically.
It does say "The Beatles Tapes from the David Wigg Interviews" on the cover, though the "David Wigg Interviews" part is in small print. Wigg's questions are intelligent and not geared toward showbizzy exploitation of Beatlemania, and one imagines that each of the foursome appreciated this, after the histrionic inanity of so many interviews they had to endure in earlier years. Each Beatle gives considered opinions on a variety of subjects, from the future of the group to politics, celebrity, religion, and the band's business and personal problems.
David Wigg, a reporter for The Musical Express, interviewed The Beatles separately on various occasions between 1969 and 1973; when a second surge of Beatlemania hit the States in the late '70s, Wigg stitched the audio interviews together and called it an album. Such opportunism not withstanding, the interviews make for enjoyable listening. The interviews with John Lennon (with occasional interruptions from Yoko Ono) vacillate dramatically (and interestingly) between 1969 pacifism and 1971 post-Beatles hostility. Paul McCartney, ever the Beatles' .
The Beatles Tapes From the David Wigg Interviews, is an audio album of interviews with the band and journalist David Wigg, who interviewed the individual Beatles at various points from December 1968 or January 1969 to December 1973, and excerpts from some of these recordings constitute the album’s spoken words. Although he was a columnist; ‘Young London’ for the London newspaper The Evening News, the interviews were intended for broadcast on Radio 1’s ‘Scene and Heard. Interspersed among the interview excerpts are instrumental performances of Beatles songs, played by other musicians
The Beatles' fee was 300 marks. On 24 May 1962 a fourth and final day of recording with The Beatles took place, again at Studio Rahlstedt, in which versions Sweet Georgia Brown and Swanee River were taped. Swanee River was later lost. The Beatles Tapes from the David Wigg Interviews. The Beatles' First (1st. Press "THE BEATLES printed under each song": 23. 01) Back to the top of the line. Album features the eight Hamburg recordings involving the Beatles plus four songs recorded by Tony Sheridan without the Beatles. While it appears that Polydor in . initially planned on releasing The Beatles First in mono, the company ultimately decided to press the LP exclusively in stereo upon its release on the Polydor Special label.