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Nobody Told Me by John Lennon
This song was written by John Lennon in 1976 with the title “Everybody’s Talkin’, Nobody’s Talkin’.”
He recorded the song at the sessions for his 1980 album Double Fantasy, but decided not to include it on the set, giving it to his Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr instead. Ringo was going to record the song for his 1981 album Stop and Smell the Roses, but when Lennon was killed, he didn't feel comfortable recording it.
Lennon's recording finally surfaced in 1984 when it was released as a single and included on Milk and Honey, an album comprised of songs recorded during the Double Fantasy sessions that didn't make the cut. It was a big posthumous hit, reaching the Top 10 in both the US and UK.
Behind the Mask by Eric Clapton
That song was done by Japanese synth-pop group Yellow Magic Orchestra and was initially an instrumental used by Seiko as a commercial.
In the early 1980s, producer Quincy Jones brought the song to the attention of Michael Jackson, who rewrote the lyrics and added an accompanying melody. The Jackson version was planned for inclusion on his 1982 album Thriller but was dropped following legal disputes.
Afterwards, Eric Clapton recorded it based on Jackson's updated version on his 1986 August album.
She Said She Said by The Beatles
Our next track was the final track recorded for the Revolver album. During The Beatles’ US tour in the summer of 1965, they rented a house in Los Angeles’ and played host to Roger McGuinn and David Crosby of The Byrds, and the two parties, apart from Paul McCartney, spent the day tripping on LSD. The actor Peter Fonda arrived at the house, also on acid. He attempted to comfort George Harrison, who thought he was dying. Peter Fonda said “I told him there was nothing to be afraid of and that all he needed to do was relax.
I said that I knew what it was like to be dead because when I was 10 years old I’d accidentally shot myself in the stomach and my heart stopped beating three times while I was on the operating table because I’d lost so much blood.
John was passing at the time and heard me saying ‘I know what it’s like to be dead’. He looked at me and said, ‘You’re making me feel like I’ve never been born. Who put all that shit in your head?’
California Sun by The Rivieras
So, were The Rivieras from Orange County, California, during this heyday of the surf rock revolution? Nope, they were from South Bend, Indiana, specifically alumni of South Bend Central High School.
And they were literally a teenage garage band, in which the lead singer Marty "Bo" Fortson left shortly after this single came out to join the Marines and go off to Vietnam. The other band members dropped out of the band one by one under pressure from their parents to go on to college and stop this rock 'n' roll nonsense at once.
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