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Brian and The Beach Boys should consider going on NBC’s Songland and have an aspiring song writer pitch new songs to the Boys and create their next #1 song for the Beach Boys 60th Anniversary and possible tour. Wink wink, most artist’s who appear on the show have their new compositiond reach #1 on the charts. This would expose the Boys to yet another generation of fans. Anyone else feel this would be a great opportunity? Admin,
contact NBC and make it so!
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I LOVE this show!  It would be very interesting. 
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Brian and The Beach Boys should consider going on NBC’s Songland and have an aspiring song writer pitch new songs to the Boys and create their next #1 song for the Beach Boys 60th Anniversary and possible tour. Wink wink, most artist’s who appear on the show have their new compositiond reach #1 on the charts. This would expose the Boys to yet another generation of fans. Anyone else feel this would be a great opportunity? Admin,
contact NBC and make it so!
Love and Mercy
Mike would spoil it by changing the lyrics just enough to get his name on the credits.

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Mike would spoil it by changing the lyrics just enough to get his name on the credits.


LOL - and it goes from Songland (tv show) to court (jurisprudence). 

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ah, now is the moment to expose a long hushed up tale.
there is no rumour in the truth that
john lennon's rishikesh composition
''dear prudence'
originally contained an almost completely set of lyrics.
not written about mia farrow's sister at all,
but remarkably prescient of the legal wranglings
that would flare up between the beatles
once they'd returned from their meditative interlude
and set too in the recording studio.

for, if you examine the lyrics,
do you not get a strong sense that they were severely altered?
and that they bear the imprint of another's hand?

up there in the maharishi 's idyllic muddle,
there was a lyric intervention
and a transformation took place.
do you not see the hand of mr mike love,
in creating those simplistic lyrics?
'the sun is up,
the sky is blue...'
what's more, it is most likely that he was aided and abetted by a young poet,
whose eyes were opened to the cosmic beauty of the setting
and twittered on about 
'the birds will sing
you are part of everything'
- for was not mr stephen kalinich also present?
and was it not there that he first became acquainted with
that meditative member of that surfing band?

it has been alleged ever since,
that lennon was writing about the litigious leanings
of the west coast band member sharing their retreat.
but the fellow took exception to these remarks
and sneakily sought to subvert the song writing
by making not very subtle suggestions,
reminding mr lennon of the merits of churning out more popular fare,
not farting into the formula.
and he succeeded.
gone are the coruscating lines about internal bickering,
falling out, law suits....

what's more, lennon was cajoled into altering even the title.
no law suit has since emerged claiming royalties,
for a deal was done at the time with mr l
(though mr k has been tempted to seek to accrue the cents due him).
sadly,
there is no documented evidence left of the original number
'jurisprudence'.

so i believe...
cheers


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Al Forsyth

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Sir John came away from the Maharishi a changed man - forever. It was an awakening and closing all in one.  And probably right, Dear Prudence had a better ring to it than did Dear Mia (Culpa). 

Now, why oh why didn't Mike sue for rights to Back In The USSR (Lennon, McCartney, Love) which he claimed to help write!  He got the rights for "good night baby" and "sleep tight baby" on the Wouldn't It Be Nice tag. Persistence pays. 

Songland would make Mike sign a legal waiver before he walked into the studio. 

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It is a good show to see how things can get done.  I do think that production now becomes the power over the song though.  The Boyz II Men episode had them asking the question if harmony will ever come back again? They try to "fit" the song to the artist and the artist picks the song that they want to record. 
https://www.nbc.com/songland

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