Friday, January 20, 2012

act naturally


Experience is what you get while looking for something else.

Federico Fellini (20 january 1920 - 1993) filmmaker




act naturally - written by country singer-songwriter johnny russell and voni morrison was first recorded by buck owens and the buckaroos in 1963 and quickly made its way to the top of the country charts.

in 1965 the beatles covered the song, it has the unique feature that unlike most songs beatles songs, the lead singer for act naturally was ringo starr. according to the list in the portal, ringo is listed as lead vocals on 16 songs compared to john, 146; paul, 146, and george 52.



photo: view of lake erie, 20 january 2012

6 comments:

Dumdad (& Maurice) said...

Excellent clip! 1965 - crikey!

Daisy said...

That photo made me want to grab my woolies and take a brisk walk along the water! Thank God, that passed! ;-)

Betsy said...

love this...and the photo is wonderful, too! I've been on quite the Beatles craze lately. I'll just add this one to it!

John Hayes said...

That is an amazing photo!

Steve Reed said...

Great photo! I've never heard the Beatles do that song -- and you can barely hear it even in the clip, what with all the screaming. (I can see why they stopped performing live!) The sad truth is that Ringo couldn't really sing, but he does the vocals on one of my favorite Beatles tracks, "Goodnight," the last song on the White Album.

Gary said...

I always think of I Love Lucy when I hear "Act Naturally" (followed by the sound of a cuckoo clock).