But John and George’s guitars have sounded great woven together before, like on I Feel Fine, Nowhere Man and She Said She Said (on this album). But by then in 1966 all of the Beatles were pouring different drugs into there system on a regular basis. Of course you do. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. It was recorded in seven takes on 17 April 1966 with vocals overdubbed 19 April. 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. “Take a drink from his special cup…” I mean, what could be more obvious? They subsequently enjoyed a successful career with several hit singles and albums across the 1980s before splitting up at the beginning of the 1990s. The Beatles Bible uses cookies to bring you a better browsing experience. The album was released on 5 August, shortly before the Beatles commenced their final concert tour, in Chicago. There are any number of statements they made in public about using it. Robert” and everything else on “Revolver”…. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. thread, The Guitar (and Other Musical Instruments) Thread, Questions you'd ask Paul if you could interview him, Mixing, editing: Strawberry Fields Forever. Okay, I’ve been trying for a few hours now to get the intro riff to this very cool John song right. 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. Listen closely to, “Well, well, well, you’re feeling fine…” and you’ll hear his voice there. All images © their respective owners. His specialties include Surgery. Dr. Robert. Their dentist at the time, Dr. Robert, put it into their drinks during a dinner party, hence the "magic cup" reference. "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. I’ve always been in awe of John’s playing. Lennon later described ‘Doctor Robert’ as an autobiographical song. John’s lead and Paul’s descant vocals were added to the fourth track with ADT added. Is it true that in one version there is something hard to hear during the fade-out, like maybe the “Herb” thingy? Pepper” surpasses this album, and certainly obliterates all albums prior. 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 Find Dr. Robert song information on AllMusic. But I like “Dr. Songfacts®: This is about Doctor Robert Freymann, a "Speed Doctor" in New York who supplied many celebrities, including The Beatles, with drugs. Want more? Hearsay, anecdotes, even John’s own wry descriptions of any subject, rarely are factual. This song is about the first time John, George and Paul took LSD. Love Paul’s descant/counter melody when he sings with John. But there was a fashion for it and there still is. If you've learned something new about the band and wish to show your appreciation, why not make a small donation via PayPal? 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. This whole charade is almost as blatant as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gong to book an appointment. Naturally, the band denied this. Always loved that part, with the high vocals right before. On May 20th, 1966, Martin, Emerick and McDonald entered the control room of EMI Studio One to create two stereo mixes of “Dr. 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. An underlying theme in this book was the connection between certain styles of liberal theorizing and technological modes of thought. It’s just a piss-take. 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. Make an appointment today. 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. Rating Overview 76 Ratings with 12 Comments 4.9 The overall average patient rating of Robert … It is that much better in every respect. This idea, though Lennon says the song is about him, at least would explain the title. The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The YouTube tutorials don’t sound quite right to me though. If they admitted this, It would have caused a major outrage. I play the A7 barred. " 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. Awesome guitar playing by both Lennon and Harrison that really makes this recording stand out. Author Shawn Levydescribes Revolver as pop m… A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets. I agree, and remember this was less than a year since the infamous ‘Bigger than Jesus’ controversy which almost broke Lennon in my opinion. 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. Dr. Robert proves it. Another of mine. You can easily find it online. I think you’re right. But what you forget is the fact that John was impulsive. And… well, heck, MY name is “Robert,” so there’s THAT, too. Very Lennon. The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.It was recorded in seven takes on 17 April 1966 with vocals overdubbed 19 April. \"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. ADT was also added in the final mix and a fade out given to a full ending to mask an extended jam of forty-three seconds that completed the original recording. With Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent. Robert Fraser (a gallery owner) could be the inspiration for this song. It was the late, great Geoff Emrick who achieved these things with the most basic of tools available to a sound engineer back then. The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. A cool song indeed. Also note the galloping drum set… is the missing 43 seconds on u tube somewhere? Dr. Robert R Suong, MD is a doctor primarily located in Banning, CA, with another office in Banning, CA. Join the Fab Forum discussion on Doctor Robert » I was the one that carried all the pills on tour. Robert” as Dr. Robert Freymann, a New York doctor known for dispensing vitamin B-12 shots laced with amphetamines to wealthy clientele. But “Revolver” was the best they had done up to that point, no doubt. Here you go, folks. Got that. "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. Not to mention his sneering guitar work throughout. You have to remember the mindset of America, (one of the Beatles’ best markets ), at the time. In A Hard Day's Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles' Song, Steve Turner speculated that Dr. Robert was probably Dr. Robert Freymann, a New York doctor who administered amphetamines to many in the performing arts scene. 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. Robert Songy is on Facebook. It’s always amazed me that George has never gotten more credit for his amazing work on this tune. All rights reserved. Known as Dr Robert or the Great White Father, Freymann had a reputation for giving vitamin B-12 injections containing large doses of amphetamines, mainly to well-heeled New Yorkers. Do someone have the complete track with the 43 seconds studio jam? Overdubs include John’s harmonium and an ovedubbed Leslied lead guitar from George that has its signal split with one half receiving ADT. Awsome. I'll write a song that has LSD as letters in the title of it. It was recorded in seven takes on 17 April 1966 with vocals overdubbed 19 April. Dr. Robert Gong, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Henderson, NV and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Hey, that’s a nice interpretation! The Beatles Song By Song . F Ring my friend I said you'd call Dr. Robert, F7 F Day or night he'll be there anytime at all Dr. Robert. If they admitted this, It would have caused a major outrage. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. I agree whole heartedly here about Georges playing on this tune. Dr. Robert:The Beatles. John, Paul, George’s harmonizing, outstanding. In that song, everyone I knew, felt strongly that it was a reference to LSD. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Dr. Robert Earl “Bob” Songy, a resident of Metairie, peacefully succumbed to cancer on June 28, 2020 at the age of 73 while surrounded by the same caregivers he entrusted with the lives of his patients for over forty years at East Jefferson General Hospital. Don't miss our sister site, the Bowie Bible, now live! We have to constantly remember to do our own thinking, to discern meanings of Beatles lyrics, especially those of John. If you think an LSD reference of any kind (title or otherwise) could have slowed the sales of the "Sgt. He simply had no reason to do something that corny. You have to remember the mindset of America, (one of the Beatles’ best markets ), at the time. Robert”. Largely a John Lennon song, great tongue and cheek lyrics. • 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. 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). General CommentThe DR. Robert the song refers to was a Doctor in the 60's who would supply the rich and famous with drugs. Their first hit song was "Digging Your Scene", which hit #12 on the UK Singles Chart and #14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1986. But they don’t know that the original speed is the released. (Freymann was eventually expelled from the New York State Medical Society for malpractice, in 1975.) Dr. Robert. The first single, "Live Today Love Tomorrow" was released in 1982. If there was any "outrage" at all, it certainly didn't cause them any great grief or loss of record sales…in America, or any other market. 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. . Research. 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. ” In the 1997 biography Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now, author Barry Miles identified “Dr. In A Hard Day's Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles' Song, Steve Turner speculated that Dr. Robert was probably Dr. Robert Freymann, a New York doctor who administered amphetamines to many in the performing arts scene. Seen lots of attempts online, but NO ONE really gets it. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gong to book an appointment. 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 Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. 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 that's a different issue entirely from saying the song title is a coded reference to it. Bob was a native of New Orleans and reveled in its rich foods and even richer culture. He swears he didn't give the initial letters a thought until sometime later. #1. In that song, everyone I knew, felt strongly that it was a reference to LSD. This site is not associated with The Beatles, Apple Corps Ltd, related organisations, or any members of The Beatles or their representatives. I’ve got a ’64 Epiphone Casino played through a Vox AC30, and a Boss ME-50 multi effects pedal with multiple effects engaged in order to get the snarly sound on the guitar right. 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). The Beatles Bible is run for the love of anything and everything to do with The Beatles. Love David Bowie? I still like to listen to it, mainly for the last song “Tomorrow Never Knows”… by far the best on “Revolver”… well, in my humble opinion. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. As far as I know, neither of us ever went to a doctor for those kinds of things. 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. It makes it easy to slide down to F#7. Years later Lennon would admit that he always had more. Some sources say McCartney helped write the lyrics to “Dr. Just before the “well, well, well, you’re feeling fine” vocals…his fills are just fantastic. Don’t miss his account about “Tomorrow Never Knows” in which he Leslied John’s VOICE. • John says he saw Julian's picture, and then wrote the song. The 3 songs left out, including this one, matter greatly. 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. Robert S. Hong, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Hong is board-certified in adult and pediatric Neurotology, Otology, Otolaryngology, and Skull Base Surgery. He has been recognized several times as being a "Top Doctor." He is affiliated with NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi. The song was written by John Lennon (and credited to Lennon–McCartney), although Paul McCartney has said that he co-wrote it. 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. https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-robert-plummer-yq3tj The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and recorded in seven takes on 17 April 1966 with vocals overdubbed 19 April. The acclaimed Amazon bestsellerRiding So High – The Beatles and Drugs By the creator of the Beatles Bible.Buy now:Paperback | Ebook ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. I asked the same thing? 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 ”). I can clearly hear George’s guitar at various points in the song, but the intro sounds like just one guitar to me, but it seems to be doing just a bit too much to be just one guitar (of course Paul’s simple bass line can be heard underneath…). Great tasty stuff. Dr. Robert Song, MD is an emergency medicine physician in New York, New York. Hit the Accept button to remove this message. He has been recognized several times as being a "Top Doctor." beatlesholic13 These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. But even with them, the view here is that “Sgt. These cookies do not store any personal information. The acclaimed Amazon bestseller by the creator of the Beatles Bible. Was George playing along on the intro riff, or was it just John? The Beatles began recording ‘Doctor Robert’ on Sunday 17 April 1966. Awe of John ( and credited to Lennon–McCartney ), at least would explain the title it it... 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