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Finishing songs and reuniting brothers
[Posted by Dave Haber on Sunday, 06/29/08 9:59 pm] [Full Blog] [Related Posts] [Tweet] [Facebook]

At 6:00, Donovan was introduced to the crowd of Beatles fans by show emcee Martin Lewis. Donovan told stories about how he met the Beatles and his time with them in India.

He also told the story about how, when Paul and he were living near each other in St. Johns Woods, they would visit each other frequently, and one day, Paul showed up at his door carrying his guitar.

First Paul played Donovan an early version of Eleanor Rigby which didn't yet have words. Then Paul said he was having trouble with another song he was writing, and proceeded to play to Donovan the opening lines to Yellow Submarine. But when he got to the lines, "As we live a life of ease, every one of us is all we need," Paul said he was stuck and couldn't come up with the next two lines. Donovan was struck that the prolific song writer Paul McCartney was asking him for help, but said, "GIve me a few minutes," and went into the next room. A few minutes later he came back with "Sky of blue and sea of green, in our yellow submarine." Donovan said Paul said, "Yeah, that'll do!"

As the next scheduled guest was held up due to a problem with air flights, host Martin Lewis then announced that there would be an unnanounced, suprise reuninon. A few minutes later, Martin introduced Mark and Brett Hudson.

Bret Hudson, Mark Hudson and Martin Lewis

While Mark Hudson remained in music after the Hudson Brothers broke up in the seventies, his brother Brett has gone on to be a very successful movie producer. This was the first time they had appeared together in many decades. They played songs and told funny stories and the Beatles fans loved seeing them together again!

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