At the next stop on The Guitar Train, Quirky T will discuss good news for Huey Lewis and The News. So hop aboard!
Quirky T wishes all Guitar Train passengers and Beatle fans everywhere a very happy and music filled in 2020.
Thank you to everyone who has boarded the Guitar Train in the past. Please stay on board for more musical journeys next year.
Guitar Train passengers, hop on board as Quirky T reaches the last stop on the songs of The Beatles request train. Also, learn the story about the mysterious black cat with the Beatle name.
For the past few Guitar Train stops, Quirky T has been coming up with her dream setlist of songs she would like each Beatle to sing in a special concert. This scenario came to her in a dream where Paul McCartney asked her to request one song of his from each Beatles album. https://guitartrain.wordpress.com/2019/06/27/paul-mccartney-requests-my-song-requests-well-not-really-but-literally-in-my-dream/ Today’s stop contains Ringo Starr songs and my odyssey to get him (in magazine form).
On Saturday, July 6, I found out that the next day’s Sunday newspapers would contain the “Parade” magazine with Ringo Starr on the cover. This magazine is an insert put into every copy of the Sunday newspaper along with the comics, store advertisements, and coupons. So on July 7, Ringo’s 79th birthday, I looked in the Sunday paper which I have delivered to my house for Ringo and he wasn’t there. Every Sunday I get the “Parade” magazine in the newspaper and this day, the day I want it more than ever, it is not included in the paper. So I set out to buy another copy of the newspaper to get the article on Ringo.
I went to a local Dunkin’ Donuts and a bagel shop and neither of them even sold newspapers. I thought maybe they at least sold papers on Sunday but not so. Next I went to the nearest convenience store which definitely sells newspapers. They had the newspaper I needed but none of the huge stack of papers had a copy of the “Parade” magazine. Is someone hoarding Ringo somewhere? My next stop was a supermarket I was reluctant to go to since it is always crowded. I braved the crowds for Ringo. Luckily, I found the newspaper stand very easily. I immediately opened the newspaper to check for Ringo and there he was. Luckily, again, the express cash registers where right there so I quickly purchased the paper. I later found there were actually three copies of “Parade” magazine in the paper I bought. I felt bad that I had two other people’s magazines but then again there were lots of people without Ringo that Sunday.
So here’s the list of Ringo Starr songs I would like him the play:
2. I Wanna Be Your Man
3. Honey Don’t
4. Act Naturally
5. What Goes On
6. Yellow Submarine
7. With a Little Help From My Friends
8. Don’t Pass Me By
9. Octopus’s Garden
Obviously, these are songs which Ringo sang led on. Some of them are cover songs; not originally written by the Beatles but Ringo does a good job on them.
Guitar Train passengers, I know the list is limited but which Beatles songs by Ringo would you request he sing to you?
In the upcoming months, the Guitar Train will be making stops to continue my series on song performance requests from my favorite musicians. I have already written about my dream song requests for Paul McCartney https://guitartrain.wordpress.com/2019/06/27/paul-mccartney-requests-my-song-requests-well-not-really-but-literally-in-my-dream/ and John Lennon https://guitartrain.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/john-lennon-didnt-take-my-song-requests-in-a-dream-or-in-real-life/ . So coming up is George Harrison and Ringo Starr song requests. I will be including my saga of what I had to go through to get this:
After The Beatles, I will move on to my other favorite musicians – Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Phil Collins, Genesis, and Huey Lewis and the News.
So stay on board the Guitar Train for a fantastic fall, the best season of them all!
In last month’s stop on The Guitar Train, I wrote about the dream I had where Paul McCartney asked for my song requests of Beatles songs he would sing to me in a personal concert. https://guitartrain.wordpress.com/2019/06/27/paul-mccartney-requests-my-song-requests-well-not-really-but-literally-in-my-dream/ So this month, I am applying the same criteria to John Lennon Beatles songs. The criteria is that I can pick one song of his from each of The Beatles albums, no singles.
From everything I have read about John Lennon, I don’t think he would ever ask for song requests or honor them which obviously was his right. But let’s just imagine he did and here are the songs I would choose.
I think this list really illustrates the transformation of John Lennon as a songwriter. He went from simpler songs about romance to more complex songs filled with vivid imagery. It’s a nice song journey to go on and would make an interesting concert.
Guitar Train passengers, if you could have the ultimate dream come true, which John Lennon songs would you like him to sing to you? Remember, it can only be songs from Beatles albums.