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Encyclopedia > Mean Mr. Mustard

Mean Mr. Mustard is the name of a song written by John Lennon (although credited to Lennon-McCartney) and performed by The Beatles on their album, Abbey Road. Written in India, John said that the song was inspired by a newspaper story about a miser who concealed his cash wherever he could in order to prevent people from forcing him to spend it. John Winston Ono Lennon (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980) was best known as a singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist for the British rock band The Beatles. ... lennon was a beater of women and he didnt even write any of the good songs like hey jude and yesterday. ... The Beatles were a British rock/pop group from Liverpool, England. ... Abbey Road was the last album recorded by The Beatles, although it was released second-to-last, on September 26, 1969 in the UK and October 1, 1969 in the US. It was produced and orchestrated by George Martin for Apple Records. ...


Tony Bramwell offers a secondary interpretation: "There was an old 'bag lady' who used to hang around the Knightsbridge end of Hyde Park, London, close to the army barracks. She had all her possessions in plastic bags and slept in the park. I'm sure that she had something to do with the song." Click Here for Knightsbridge, Castle Hill Australia Knightsbridge is a place in the City of Westminster, London notable for its expensive shops, including Harrods. ... The Serpentine, viewed from the eastern end. ...


In the original version of the lyrics, Mustard's sister is named Shirley. Lennon changed it to Pam when he saw the opportunity to ease the segue into the song "Polythene Pam", which follows "Mean Mr. Mustard" on the album. Additionally, the original version of the song was much quieter, almost Dylanesque in that it was performed with an acoustic guitar. Polythene Pam is the name of a song written by John Lennon (although credited to Lennon-McCartney) and performed by The Beatles on their final album, Abbey Road. ...


This song was recorded with "Sun King" in one continuous piece. Sun King is the 4th song on side two of The Beatles Abbey Road record. ...


The version on the film version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was performed by Mean Mr. Mustard (played by Frankie Howard) and his evil robot companions named the Computerettes (played by Anna Rodzianko and Rosa Aragon. It is very likely that the computerized singing of the Computerettes was achieved by using a vocoder. Frankie Howerd (born Francis Alex Howard in York, England, 6 March 1917 - not 1922 as he claimed; died in London, 19 April 1992) was a distinctive English comedian and comic actor. ... A vocoder (name derived from voice coder, formerly also called voder) is a speech analyser and synthesizer. ...


References

  • Turner, Steve. A Hard Day's Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles' Song, Harper, New York: 1994, ISBN 006095065X

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Band members: John Lennon - Paul McCartney - George Harrison - Ringo Starr The Beatles were a British rock/pop group from Liverpool, England. ... John Winston Ono Lennon (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980) was best known as a singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist for the British rock band The Beatles. ... Paul McCartney, as photographed by John Kelley for the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album). Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born June 18, 1942) is a British singer, musician and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. ... George Harrison, MBE (February 24, 1943 – November 29, 2001) was a popular British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer, best known as a member of The Beatles. ... Ringo Starr as photographed by John Kelly for the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album). Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular British musician, best known as drummer for The Beatles. ...


Early members: Pete Best - Stuart Sutcliffe Randolph Peter Best (born November 24, 1941 in Madras, India) was the original drummer for The Beatles. ... Stuart Sutcliffe (June 23, 1940 – April 10, 1962) was an artist who, until his sudden death, worked in a style related to Abstract Expressionism. ...


Management: Brian Epstein - Apple Records Brian Epstein: The Beatles manager and a force behind the groups early success. ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ...


Production: George Martin - Geoff Emerick For the author, see George R. R. Martin. ... Geoff Emerick (born 1946) is a recording studio audio engineer, who is best known for his work with the Beatles albums Revolver, Sgt. ...


See also: History of the Beatles - Discography - Bootlegs - Long-term influence - Beatlemania - Beatlesque - Fifth Beatle - Paul Is Dead - British Invasion - Classic rock era - Mahesh Yogi The Beatles were a hugely successful band in the 1960s, consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey), with global sales exceeding 1. ... My Bonnie / The Saints, by Tony Sheridan & The Beatles, the first Beatles record to be released. ... The Beatles are one of the most bootlegged bands in music history. ... The Beatles influence on rock music and world culture was -- and remains -- profound. ... Beatlemania is the name of various tribute groups dedicated to singing songs from The Beatles. ... Beatlesque (pronounced ) is a term used to describe rock and pop bands and musicians who make music similar to that of The Beatles, a British rock-pop music band from the 1960s. ... The Beatles were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The appearance of The Beatles on the The Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964, marked the dramatic start of the British Invasion. ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the mid-1980s. ... Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (born January 12, 1917) is the founder of the TM Movement. ...


 
 

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