It’s hard to believe but in about a month it’s going to be the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles single, “Hey Jude.” That was such a ground-breaking song at the time and it flew to the top of the charts in August of 1968. Below are a half a dozen “Hey Jude” related links to online articles and a video featuring the person the song was written about, Julian Lennon. And of course then we have the MBIP Coming Attractions!
Song facts: Hey Jude - All the facts of the song are here including quotes from Paul McCartney and John Lennon and the promotional video they made for the song.
How 'Hey Jude' Marked a Change for the Beatles, America, and Music - This article notes the cultural effect the song had at the time and the fact that the word, “nah” is sang 240 times on the record!
The Beatles Bible: “Hey Jude” - More facts about the song and a quote from Julian Lennon, whom the song is about.
10 Awesome, Awful & Odd "Hey Jude" Covers - A list of eclectic musicians who covered “Hey Jude,” including, Tom Jones, Bing Crosby, Earl Scruggs and...Paul McCartney!
Hey Jude / Revolution, Apple R 5722 - Photos of every label and picture sleeve produced for the single, “Hey Jude.”
Rare Julian Lennon audio of him talking about "A piece of music he inherited"...”Hey Jude.” - This is Julian Lennon talking about how the song “Hey Jude” was written for him by Paul McCartney and was originally called, “Hey Jules.” He also talks about how he didn’t have much of a relationship with his father, John Lennon.
Last evening I went to the final night of the Heart of Illinois Fair and got photos of the rides, the food, the games and a ZZ Top tribute band and that will be up tomorrow. Tuesday we continue the 13 month chicken tour at a place known for BBQ ribs, but I discovered they have wonderful BBQ chicken too! Wednesday is the Sixth Annual Scott Turley Birthday Bash and that’s taking place today! It’s at TNT’s in East Peoria and it starts at 2pm, so if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and wish Scott a happy birthday and I’ll take a photo of you for the blog! Thursday will be another random person in Peoria and Friday will be photos from a Peoria Chiefs game. Then we’ll have Saturday Suggestions and then it’s back to Sunday Links as the MBIP wheel spins round and round! Okay, I have to get ready for Scott’s party, we’ll see you all tomorrow!