Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Customize your "Sunny" iTunes ringtone or ringback

Dear Bobby Hebb friends and fans - 

With iTunes, currently anyone can convert Hebb's version of Sunny to a ringtone on their 
iPhones fairly easily. 

We tried it out and downloaded another Hebb master of Sunny from the iTunes store. You can also download a free ringtones app from the Apple app store that allows you to convert any track you've purchased in your iTunes library into a ringtone.   You can then upload and synch the Sunny ringtone it to your iPhone.  

More information on the "Sunny" ringtone and ringback will be published here soon.

Noon, August 15, 2012

Update November 1, 2012
Ringtone now available - click here:

THE BEATLES / BOBBY HEBB TOUR 1966 SO FAR...46 years ago Bobby was in Washington D.C. performing "Sunny" in front of thousands of screaming fans!

Date City Country Venue
12 August 1966 Chicago United States International Amphitheatre
13 August 1966 Detroit Olympia Stadium
14 August 1966 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
15 August 1966 Washington, D.C. D.C. Stadium

August 5, 2012 Jeff Long wrote a piece about the John Lennon controversy on the 1966 tour

The Beatles have an extraordinary ability to sell recordings.   In 1966 they had Yesterday & Today which was considered a compilation

We're No. 1 The fake Beatles album Yesterday And Today once topped the charts  

When iTunes announced in 2010 that it had finally reached an agreement with Apple Corps to digitally distribute the most celebrated catalog in rock ’n’ roll history, the only Beatles fans who might have had reason to protest were album-fetishizing purists. I admit I am one of those people. I’m totally an LP-obsessed perv. I believe Beatles albums are intended to be heard in a specific way, in a specific order, just like they’ve always been heard.

This album-centric way of looking at music is sort of like being a strict constructionist with the Constitution. It’s all about staying true to what the creators originally intended, progress be damned. I realize this makes me some kind of fuddy-duddy Luddite, and I am okay with this. I have no problem with using electricity on the Sabbath. But allowing Beatles LPs to be served up à la carte just seems wrong to me.,83753/

In 2012, for the 50th Anniversary, there's a strange on-line only compilation album  "Tomorrow Never Knows" that isn't a physical CD that you can purchase, just the songs you already can purchase from other discs in a new order.  Allegedly their most "iconic" songs, though that's hard to sort out, isn't it?

The Beatles: Tomorrow Never Knows
1. Revolution
2. Paperback Writer
3. And Your Bird Can Sing
4. Helter Skelter
5. Savoy Truffle
6. I'm Down
7. I've Got A Feeling
8. Back In The USSR
9. You Can't Do That
10. It's All Too Much
11. She Said, She Said
12. Hey Bulldog
13. Tomorrow Never Knows
14. The End

The Beatles have just released an iTunes digital exclusive compilation of songs that are considered “the most influential” from their career in one collection. Entitled “Tomorrow Never Knows,” there are 14 songs in the collection that span from 1964 - 1970. The promo film for “Hey Bulldog” is also available as a free stream or a download you can purchase. (Here it is on You Tube)
This compilation appears to be the only attempt The Beatles will make to mark their 50th anniversary. The songs, (all of which are included on previous iTunes releases) are:


UK singer SOPHIE's rendition of "Sunny" as well as jazz artist Steve Davis from his GETTING IT DONE album are both still prominent in the news,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=7349338f33bc7a0b&biw=853&bih=526

  1. Grande successo di pubblico. Il resoconto della serata finale.

    Trani News-Jul 30, 2012
    ... e la batteria di Francesco Santoro che hanno in-cantato la giuria tecnica e il pubblico presente con la sempreverde "Sunny" di Bobby Hebb.

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