Birthday, Friday Music Club, music, The Beatles

Friday Music Club

Today’s installment of the Friday Music Club is in honor of the Gemini out there. Over the last 6 days and into the next couple o’ days there are many birthday’s out there. Sarah Saps, Kiersten, Hannah, Uncles John and Bruce, and finally baby Brekke is due any day…who if it is a girl will be my God-child.

So, in honor of the natal days’ of my friends…here are The Beatles, with the help of the crew from The Office wishing you all a happy birthday!

A little about the song…from wikipedia:

Birthday” is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and performed by the The Beatles on The White Album. It is the opening track on the “third side” of the LP (or the second disc in CD versions of the record). This song is a prime example of the Beatles’ return to more traditional rock and roll form, although their music had increased in complexity and it had developed more of its own characteristic style by this point.

“Birthday” begins with a blues progression in A (in the form of a guitar riff doubled by the bass) with Paul singing at the top of his chest voice, “They say it’s your birthday/ Well it’s my birthday too, yeah!” Afterwards, a drum break lasting eight measures brings the song into Lennon’s section, which rests entirely on the dominant before returning to a third section, sung by McCartney. It is among the latter’s most intense vocal performances given the range in which he sings during the blues run. The female backing vocals that sing the “birthday” were performed by Yoko Ono, Linda Eastman, and Patti Harrison.

Happy Birthday, ALL!


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