Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme might apply to many things!
BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVMPjwhWOvg - It Won't Be Long - The Beatles
|"It Won't Be Long" is the opening track on
With the Beatles,
the Beatles' second UK album, and was the first original song
recorded for it.
Although credited to
Lennon–McCartney, it was primarily a
John Lennon composition, with
Paul McCartney assisting with the lyrics and arrangement.
The chorus is a play on the words "be long" and "belong". The song features early Beatles' trademarks such as call-and-response yeah-yeahs and scaling guitar riffs. Typical also of this phase of Beatles' song writing is the melodramatic ending (similar to "She Loves You", which had just been recorded and was about to be released) where the music stops, allowing Lennon a brief solo vocal improvisation before the song finishes on a major seventh chord ("She Loves You" ends on a major sixth). There is an unusual middle eight—for what is, essentially, a rock and roll song—that uses chromatically descending chords.
John Lennon, in his last interview, told Playboy magazine that the song was the beginning of a wider audience for Beatles' music than the youthful throngs that had fervently followed them from their Liverpool clubbing days. "It was only after a critic for the [London] Times said we put 'Aeolian cadences' in 'It Won't Be Long' that the middle classes started listening to us. ... To this day, I have no idea what 'Aeolian cadences' are. They sound like exotic birds." Actually the critic, William Mann, said this about the song "Not a Second Time." Bob Dylan had much the same thing in mind when he wrote that Beatles' chords were "outrageous, just outrageous."
From Rick Harman ('65) of VA - 09/29/17, 6:35 PM - " John Stover, Jr., Class of 1965":
|It seems to me that John was at
NNHS as I remember him from 8th and 9th grade; never kept up with him
after that. He may have even transferred out of our school, but he was
definitely there early on and perhaps someone else following the school
site and letters will want to know.
Thank you so much for calling this to my attention, Rick! I didn't really know John as our paths never crossed, but now I do remember his name. His eighth grade portrait appears in the 1961 Anchor, but I could find no listing for him in the '62-'65 editions, nor in the '63 Krabba, but as this image shows him wearing a graduation gown, he surely transferred to one of the other peninsula high schools. As he began with us, however, we're going to keep him with us in our listings.
You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your friend and classmate.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday this week to:
07 - Ellen Anas Smith ('57) ANDDale Parsons ('69) of HA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1967:
30, 1967 -
BBC Light Programme,
Third Programme and
Home Service were replaced with
BBC Radio 2,
BBC Radio 1 was also launched with
Tony Blackburn presenting its first show.
Saturday, September 30, 1967 - Author and illustrator Emmanuelle Houdart was born in Switzerland.
character results from consistent correct choices in the trials and
testing of life. Your faith can guide you to those correct choices.”
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/30/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
“When one is two, it is love, and one plus one equals three.”
BONUS QUICK AND EASY RECIPES ("It Won't Be Long" until they're done!):
From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/29/16:
A mother once told her ambitious Wall Street son, "Money will not make you happy."
"That's true, Mom, he replied, "but it will make you miserable in a better environment."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Recorded byThe Beatles,1963
"It Won't Be Long" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
"It Won't Be Long" lyrics courtesy of http://www.iqm.ro/beatles/lyrics/pififell.htm
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!
NOTE: This page was unavailable at press time (ten years ago), so the lyrics are actually courtesy
of http://www.stevesbeatles.com/songs/it_wont_be_long.asp - 06/29/06
It Won't Be Long Cover Image courtesy of http://rarebeatles.com/whatsnew.htm - 06/29/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of
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