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Thread #142129 Message #3275404
Posted By: Ron Davies
17-Dec-11 - 08:43 AM
Thread Name: First chord of 'A Hard Day's Night'
Subject: RE: First chord of 'A Hard Day's Night'
This is one of the best things about Mudcat: so many of us have a lively curiosity--sometimes a burning interest--in so many different types of music. I think it's just great the Beatles were able to create such excitement with just one simple chord, made up of two open 5ths. For some of us, at least some of us in the US who were not aware of their earlier work, this one chord announced the arrival of talent which would shake up a pop music "business" desperately in need of the shot in the arm the Beatles and other British groups gave it.
At least that's how I see it now. It's remotely possible that my only sentiment at the time was jealousy at how they were stealing the attention of all the girls. Nah, that couldn't possibly be so. Of course not.