Or to put it another way, it’s a souvenir of the most musically avant-garde first date in the history of all human courtship.
Another reason for including Revolution 9 on the White Album is the possible influence of the Fluxus art movement via Yoko Ono.
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_____________ Karlheinz Stockhausen was friends with both Lennon and Mc Cartney and he influenced some of their music.
Today we will take a close look at his music and his views and at some of the songs of the Beatles that he influenced.
Maxfield influenced Ono’s early 1960s work, and he’s even listed as “electronic technical assistant” in the poster for Ono’s 1961 Carnegie Hall concert.
Ono’s previous friendship with Richard Maxfield is probably one of the most frequently unacknowledged influences on Revolution 9.
” At sunrise—with the squawks of the birds outside the still-open windows providing counterpoint to Yoko’s—they completed their first “unfinished music” composition, which they titled Lennon then took the demo that he made with Shotton and Ono to Abbey Road Studios, where he continued working on it through June 1968.
He incorporated sound effects material from the Abbey Road archives, most notably the sound of a test engineer repeating “Number nine, number nine.” As for why Lennon wanted to include Revolution 9 on the White Album, one possible answer is that the song is a permanent souvenir of the beginning of John & Yoko’s intimate relationship.
As John twirled his dials with growing abandon, all her inhibitions evaporated, and she let rip with her trademark squawks, shrieks, and other free-form vocal effects.
It was then that John suddenly “realized that someone else was as barmy as me,” that Yoko, indeed, was “me in drag!
Another influence on the development of Revolution 9 is the friendly competition between Paul Mc Cartney and John Lennon to see who could come up with the most innovative compositional techniques.