Robert Fraser (a gallery owner) could be the inspiration for this song. Before “Revolver” I have a hard time, sometimes… maybe a few here and there, like “Norwegian Wood”, “Michelle”, “Yesterday” of course… but I find the humour lacking prior to the zinging chords and words of “Dr. D7 Am D7 Dr. Robert, your a new and better man, Am D7 He helps you to understand, C D7 G He does everything he can, Dr. Robert. Awesome guitar playing by both Lennon and Harrison that really makes this recording stand out. Don't miss our sister site, the Bowie Bible, now live! thread, The Guitar (and Other Musical Instruments) Thread, Questions you'd ask Paul if you could interview him, Mixing, editing: Strawberry Fields Forever. It’s just a piss-take. And of course on Rain. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gong to book an appointment. But “Revolver” was the best they had done up to that point, no doubt. If they admitted this, It would have caused a major outrage. W. Wong is a distinguished retina specialist at Austin Retina. Join Facebook to connect with Robert Songy and others you may know. George does sing backing on this song. He has been recognized several times as being a "Top Doctor." Their dentist at the time, Dr. Robert, put it into their drinks during a dinner party, hence the "magic cup" reference. ), but it’s actually bamboozling to get it just right, like it sounds on Revolver. He was famous for keeping New York High and was known to give out speed to his clients as a pick me up. If you think an LSD reference of any kind (title or otherwise) could have slowed the sales of the "Sgt. That bit about Julian’s picture, was pomp and circumstance. Another of mine. In other countries, it appeared on Revolver, where it was sequenced as the fourth track on side two of the LP, between "For No One" and "I Want to Tell You". Dr. Robert R Suong, MD is a doctor primarily located in Banning, CA, with another office in Banning, CA. I love the “Well,well,well,you’re feeling fine….” line. Dr. Robert. Overdubs include John’s harmonium and an ovedubbed Leslied lead guitar from George that has its signal split with one half receiving ADT. Research. . Robert”! Visit the Beatles history section. • Finally…I'm sorry, but I just don't see John Lennon being *corny* enough to say, "Ah, I've got it! They subsequently enjoyed a successful career with several hit singles and albums across the 1980s before splitting up at the beginning of the 1990s. • Third, there's no question that "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" was *influenced* by The Beatles' (and in particular, John's) use of LSD. Contact Professor Robert Song (email at robert.song@durham.ac.uk). Love Paul’s descant/counter melody when he sings with John. His specialties include Obstetrics & … The Beatles Bible uses cookies to bring you a better browsing experience. I would agree that George is on backing vocals as well. Later on the roadies did it. The laid down seven takes of just the backing track: lead and rhythm guitar, bass and drums, plus overdubbed maracas, harmonium and piano. In that song, everyone I knew, felt strongly that it was a reference to LSD. These cookies do not store any personal information. Far too much of a coincidence that the initials in it, just happened to be LSD. John and I thought it was a funny idea: the fantasy doctor who would fix you up by giving you drugs, [the song] was a parody on that idea. We hear the basic track of Rickenbacker bass, drums, maracas and distorted guitar. A cool song indeed. He has 12 years of experience. Join the Fab Forum discussion on Doctor Robert » General CommentThe DR. Robert the song refers to was a Doctor in the 60's who would supply the rich and famous with drugs. This song has great drive. He swears he didn't give the initial letters a thought until sometime later. There are any number of statements they made in public about using it. BB King doesn’t play phenomenally complicated anything either – but that sound. That being said, this is a great song, on a legendary album. "Doctor Robert" is a song by The Beatles released on the album Revolver in the United Kingdom and on Yesterday and Today in the United States. May never no one deny that the intention for the song was the feeling of A certain kind of experience, wich they have had… and besides, they do it magnificently in the middle 8… precisely THAT middle 8, just like that. This site is not associated with The Beatles, Apple Corps Ltd, related organisations, or any members of The Beatles or their representatives. Lennon said that he was Doctor Robert: \"I was the one who carried all the pills on tour ... in the early days\".Copyright DisclaimerUnder Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for \"fair use\" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use. That’s the sound John wanted, but he couldn’t have achieved it because he was useless in things technical. Julians picture doesn’t look anything like a drawing by a 4-year old. • John says he saw Julian's picture, and then wrote the song. In a 1980 interview, John Lennon said the song was “Mainly about drugs and pills. General Commenti was almost positive that this song referred to Dr. Robert of Pala, in Aldous Huxley's book "Island".Huxley is on Sgt. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of ear and skull base disorders in both adults and children. Robert,” as well as the other two songs intended for Capitol’s “ Yesterday…And Today ” album (“ I’m Only Sleeping ” and “ And Your Bird Can Sing ”). It was about myself. All rights reserved. Well (well well) a bit after the fact, but…, >>This whole charade is almost as blatant as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Naturally, the band denied this. Dr. Song graduated cum laude from Colgate University with honors in Molecular Biology. But by then in 1966 all of the Beatles were pouring different drugs into there system on a regular basis. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. The album was released on 5 August, shortly before the Beatles commenced their final concert tour, in Chicago. Pepper” surpasses this album, and certainly obliterates all albums prior. Is it true that in one version there is something hard to hear during the fade-out, like maybe the “Herb” thingy? Hit the Accept button to remove this message. I highly recommend his book about “his” Beatle albums and later career. Pepper" album…then you didn't live through this era. It was the late, great Geoff Emrick who achieved these things with the most basic of tools available to a sound engineer back then. Dr. Robert. Great tasty stuff. You’re partly right. Decades later, in a interview, Sir Paul admitted that it was an obvious reference to LSD. The first single, "Live Today Love Tomorrow" was released in 1982. #1. My take is that John wrote the song as a pean to LSD, then after realising the possible consequences (and the fact that the title/phrase was corny and obvious) changed his mind and thought it was best to come up with a suitable story. He graduated from University of Southern California School of Medicine medical school in 1987. Although many in London thought the titular doctor referred to art dealer Robert Fraser, it was actually written about Dr Robert Freymann, who ran a discreet clinic on Manhattan’s East 78th Street. And also the middle 8 itself. Robert Songy is on Facebook. Dr. Robert Gong, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Henderson, NV and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He has 13 years of experience. Far too much of a coincidence that the initials in it, just happened to be LSD.<<. The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. I always liked the way this song elevated itself from the ordinary with nice touches like the intricate vocal arrangement. Pepper album, so I know the Beatles were fond of him. Find Dr. Robert song information on AllMusic. That bit about Julian’s picture, was pomp and circumstance. “ Doctor Robert ” is a song by the Beatles released on the album Revolver in the United Kingdom and on Yesterday and Today in the United States. Years later Lennon would admit that he always had more. He takes simple and gives it a bigger sound. Loved this song from the first time I obtained and listened to “Revolver”. Well, well, well he'll make you, Doctor Robert My friend works for the National Health, Doctor Robert Don't pay money just to see yourself with Doctor Robert Doctor Robert, you're a new and better man He helps you to understand He does everything he can, Bob Robert Well, well, well you're feeling fine Well, well, well he'll make you, Doctor Robert Of course you do. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gong to book an appointment. The vocals were added two days later, on 19 April 1966. Reportedly, Dr. Freymann, who died in 1987, treated patients with injects of amphetamine-spiked vitamin B-12 from his Manhattan East 78th Street clinic. But there was a fashion for it and there still is. John’s lead and Paul’s descant vocals were added to the fourth track with ADT added. If you've learned something new about the band and wish to show your appreciation, why not make a small donation via PayPal? • First of all, Julian's picture *exists*. A dentist is a doctor. Robert S. Hong, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Hong is board-certified in adult and pediatric Neurotology, Otology, Otolaryngology, and Skull Base Surgery. Did you know that John said “OK Herb” on the very last second of this song? And whether or not his real name was Robert, is also immaterial. But that's a different issue entirely from saying the song title is a coded reference to it. It’s always amazed me that George has never gotten more credit for his amazing work on this tune. Robert”. Word spread of his willingness with prescriptions, eventually finding its way to Lennon and McCartney on one of their American trips. \"Doctor Robert\" is a song by The Beatles released on the album Revolver in the United Kingdom and on Yesterday and Today in the United States. Dr. Robert Sung, MD is a doctor primarily located in Bloomington, IN, with another office in Bloomington, IN. In Youtube, some says that the speed is altered. This song wasn’t even on the American “Revolver”. Brilliant rhythm and lead guitar work by John and George. Also note the galloping drum set… is the missing 43 seconds on u tube somewhere? Dr. Robert was most likely written during a break from Beatles related activity after their British tour which ended on December 12, 1965, and before their first recording session for the Revolver LP on April 6, 1966. Very Lennon. Directed by Stephen Gaghan. Sung has received 3 awards. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. But what you forget is the fact that John was impulsive. "Doctor Robert" is a song by the Beatles released on the album Revolver in the United Kingdom and on Yesterday and Today in the United States. The vocals were added two days later, on 19 April 1966. You have to remember the mindset of America, (one of the Beatles’ best markets ), at the time. Play Dr Robert Chords using simple video lessons eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'beatlesbible_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_0',139,'0','0']));‘Doctor Robert’, written mainly by John Lennon, is notable for containing The Beatles’ first explicit references to drugs, although at the time of release they went largely unnoticed. I think it should just be slightly 4th with your pinky while keeping it 7th. Dr. Robert was mainly written by Lennon and was a direct influence on all the different varieties of pills he was probably using with his favorite being LSD. The acclaimed Amazon bestseller by the creator of the Beatles Bible. John featured very prominently on guitar. He is affiliated with NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi. #2. I believe John himself said in 1970 that Paul helped with the middle. The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. But even with them, the view here is that “Sgt. George Harrison, who probably was factual, most or all of the time, on the Dick Cavett show, 1971, clearly states that the dentist they had, gave them coffee, laced with the notorious “L”. One article entitled "Twisted Tales: The Beatles' Real-Life Dr. Robert Had the Feel-Good Cure for Celebs" (2009) suggested that Bob Dylan could be "Dr. Robert" because he introduced The Beatles to pot. But I like “Dr. (Freymann was eventually expelled from the New York State Medical Society for malpractice, in 1975.) But they don’t know that the original speed is the released. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. The song was written by John Lennon (and credited to Lennon–McCartney), although Paul McCartney has said that he co-wrote it. Got that. And it might even help to suggest why they apparently sing “Bob Robert” a couple of times near the song’s end. Make an appointment today. The Beatles began recording ‘Doctor Robert’ on Sunday 17 April 1966. Doctor Robert Lyrics: Ring, my friend I said you'd call / Doctor Robert / Day or night he'll be there any time at all / Doctor Robert / Doctor Robert / You're a new and better man / He helps you to Lennon later described ‘Doctor Robert’ as an autobiographical song. On May 20th, 1966, Martin, Emerick and McDonald entered the control room of EMI Studio One to create two stereo mixes of “Dr. Hearsay, anecdotes, even John’s own wry descriptions of any subject, rarely are factual. If you listen closely to the fade, there’s a full ending they tried to cover up (on the fourth beat of the B chord). Love David Bowie? We just kept them in our pockets loose. I’d always thought that this song, with obvious references to drugs, was like a homage to those who introduced the Beatles to a new and “another kind of mind”, for the inspiration that gave them and for what they created after that. He graduated from University of Southern California School of Medicine medical school in 1987. And… well, heck, MY name is “Robert,” so there’s THAT, too. Join the Fab Forum discussion on Doctor Robert, An intruder breaks into George Harrison’s Hawaiian home, John Lennon and Yoko Ono meet Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau, Rehearsal: Another Beatles Christmas Show, "What are you listening to right now?" Largely a John Lennon song, great tongue and cheek lyrics. Not to mention his sneering guitar work throughout. Paul McCartney announces new album McCartney III, Celebrations take place for John Lennon’s 80th birthday, John Lennon remix compilation Gimme Some Truth announced, Paul McCartney announces Flaming Pie reissue. Always loved that part, with the high vocals right before. Naturally, the band denied this. I’ve amended the line-up as it seems likely. After an undergraduate degree in ancient history and philosophy, my doctoral work was on theological approaches to liberal political thought, published as Christianity and Contemporary Society (1997). 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