This first-ever boy band’s songwriting is still influential to lots of artists these days. The Beatles caused hysteria in the 60s just like One Direction did for our generation. Their songwriting evolved through their career and brought us innocent and catchy love songs to intricate and innovative instrumentation. While waiting for Peter Jackson’s Get Back documentary, another interesting one will premiere worldwide on June 6th at TonguesonFireUK Asian Film Festival Closing Gala. The documentary The Beatles and India keep fond memories of their inspiring trip that led to their double-decked superb White Album.
The Sitar In Pop Music
When did we first had a glimpse of the sitar in pop music? We can thank George Harrison and The Beatles for being the first to bring one of India’s most known musical instruments into our lives. On Rubber Soul in 1965, they incorporated this beautifully sounding wooden piece on ‘Norwegian Wood,’ a song about struggles and griefs penned by the iconic duo formed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Why do we still talk about The Beatles after all these years? We can’t deny the fact that they are pioneers in the rock n’ roll and pop industry. The new documentary follows their traces around spirituality and the creation of their boldest album in the heart of the hippie years. Within the sea of books written about the Fab Four, this new film, The Beatles And India, will put images to a part of musical history along with the soundtrack of a lifetime.
The India Love
The Beatles film is less than ordinary. As an audio companion, the documentary will feature a collection of beautiful covers. These tracks will be featured on The Beatles and India: Songs Inspired by the Film. Forget life as a celebrity and feel the emotions and deep thoughts. The cast of amazing Indian musicians reprises the wonderful world of one of the most influential bands in history. As a taster, you can hear ‘India, India’ from Nikhil D’Souza. The late John Lennon originally wrote the song as a love letter to that moving culture. The compilation also shows The Beatles’ biggest classics turned into a new wave, with tracks like ‘Dear Prudence,’ ‘Revolution’ and ‘Across The Universe’ performed under a new light. The record brings a heartfelt dimension to the songs about love, peace, and hope.
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