As another Friday 13th arrives, here are two appropriate songs from the rock genre. Brit guitarist Jeff Beck declaring he isn’t superstitious and American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd musing on good and bad luck.
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“I Ain’t Superstitious” by Jeff Beck from 1968
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“Good Luck, Bad Luck” by Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1994
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This week Sir George Martin passed away at the age of 90. He was best known for his work as producer for The Beatles, resulting in some ground breaking and innovative songs and techniques. He was dubbed “the fifth Beatle” by Paul McCartney.
I have chosen two songs of theirs which I like for different reasons. The first is just a beautiful song about people in someone’s life and is just lovely lyrically and musically. The second is trippy and takes the listener on a sonic journey and is technically groundbreaking.
“In My Life” from 1965
George Martin plays the instrumental bridge on the song
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“Strawberry Fields Forever” from 1967
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George Martin also did the soundtrack for the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die. McCartney did the theme but Martin scored the other tracks. Here is a track called “Snakes Alive”
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RIP Sir George Martin.