Apr 28, 2017
Is it possible to overstate the affect the Beatles continue to have on music, art and life? I can’t imagine so. It can literally be measured by life before and after you genuinely procure their music. John, Paul, George, Ringo, and producer George Martin changed everything. They were the lyrical voice of a whole generation and wrote the living soundtrack other artists aspire to. There will never, ever be another era of its kind. The Beatles advanced the process by which music is written, recorded and received. The writing duo of McCartney and Lennon is the blueprint by which modern music is crafted. It is so beautifully aligned in world history that without it means we live in a different world. The Beatles are eternal art. The beginnings of this wonderful moment in time were captured by director Richard Lester in the movie “A Hard Day’s Night”.
Chuck Oney and I met while working at the same TV station in 1998. He was deep into his music and the daily work we both were challenged with. Our working relationship would be only several months brief, but in live TV some moments live beyond their time value and we got to know each other. Since those days, he has won an Ohio Music Award for Best Rock Song and 3 Emmy Awards for his work on WOSU PBS local show “Broad and High”. When I caught up with him recently I had to ask what his most influential movie would be. Without a moment’s hesitation he passionately exclaimed “The Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night”. My mind leapt as I realized we had another grand artistic connection. Here now, for you to witness our testimonial are The Beatles…