Most people have probably heard of an English band that once existed that were called 'The Beatles'. The Beatles ended up as a band of four. Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison. Some of them are now passed away. Way back in 1963, these young guys were trying to make it. They played all the time, practicing, rehearsing, and hitting night clubs and discos to perform. At last they had the opportunity to make a debut album.
Delanceyplace.com excerpted a few paragraphs of Jody Rosen's book, "Special Rolling Stones Edition, The Beatles: The Ultimate Album by Album Guide." The excerpt tells of how The Beatles recorded twelve straight hours when they finally had their chance. They didn't break for lunch. The songs usually required more than one take. Some, like "I Saw Her Standing There", required twelve takes. One song, "Hold Her Tight", didn't make the album after thirteen takes. They didn't know their last song. It ended up being "Twist and Shout", done in two takes with a very hoarse John Lennon singing.
The story displays the epitomy of determination and desire. Remember, this came after years of hard work in nightclubs. But the hard work finally paid off. They became the number one selling band in rock history. The band's efforts spun off successful solo careers. The established a record for most number one hits on the charts, twenty. It didn't start with that first album,"Please, Please Me". It started with all that work begun years before that conspired to make them an 'overnight sensation' and the determination to realize their dream. While I always enjoyed their music, I remember them as much for their talent and the hard work they put in to develop their talent.
What will you put in to develop your talent?
It's the question I ask myself.
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