Yahoo News is carrying an article about a dude who was found in possession of over 500 Beatles tapes believed missing. According to the article, the tapes include “cover versions of songs such as Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart.” These tapes are from sometime between 1969 and 1973, which in my eyes, is the heyday of Beatles creativity.
Can you imagine — new Beatles songs from the golden era? This is the kind of thing that amazes me. Had these songs been released in 1969, they’d be masterpieces today. Instead, like “Free as a Bird,” people will hear them and think “ih… they’re ok.”
Nothing by one band will ever match the run from 66 (Revolver) through 1970 (Let It Be). In between you’ve got Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, The White Album (or “The Beatles” for you purists), Yellow Submarine, and the magnificent Abbey Road. I would LOVE to hear some previously unheard stuff from that era.