M I C H A E L F R A N K L I N
Shares New Tribute To John Lennon
A Few Words About “John Lennon:
A Day In His Life”
by Gregory Paul Martin
- Son of The Beatles Producer
Sir George Martin
MICHAEL FRANKLIN INTERVIEW
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The spark of Lennon’s tribute began when Franklin awoke from a dream in which he dreamt of the Lennon song, “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” while hearing John’s voice singing “A Day In The Life”. Amazed by the similarity between the two songs’ chord sequences and lyrics, Franklin hurriedly put this combination to the piano, the next night, another similar dream awakening him again – this time the baroque piano solo bridge sped up to sound like a harpsichord dashed off by my father, Sir George Martin, for John’s song, “In My Life” from Rubber Soul while The Beatles were on a lunch break.“John Lennon: A Day In His Life” is Franklin’s montage of some of the most memorable moments we love from The Beatles songs, John’s vocals superimposed over a cleverly stitched together visual collage, the tribute based on an original score from the “Sergeant Pepper” album.
Franklin said, “I realized the same chord progressions are in ‘Eleanor Rigby’, as well as other Beatles songs. It was quite a surprise, and I couldn’t stop thinking about what The Beatles did. I dove right in, exploring other Beatles song bites. The music production took about three weeks to research, edit, and arrange.”
After completion of the tribute track, it was time to synchronize the video. Franklin had been aware of Ortega’s unique animations of The Beatles for several years, skillfully editing on his laptop previous bit and pieces of Ortega’s work, demonstrating to him what could be done, reaching out to Ortega in Spain, Ortega happily agreeing, the rest now history.
A tribute to John Lennon. A new music video. “A Day In His Life”. This unique musical and visual tribute has been created with deep, heartfelt loving care for one of the greatest musicians of all time.
Gregory Paul Martin - 10/06/2020
Michael Franklin, a Grammy Nominated musician and producer has worked performing producing for myriad of legendary musicians. As a musician with Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Bruce Hornsby, Members of The Rolling Stones, Yes, Toto, The Moody Blues and many others. As a music director for television, Hard Rock Live, Wolfman Jack TV Show, NBC, CBS Comcast and concert specials. As a record producer Reggae Tribute, Larry Coryell, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Pat Travers, Blues Image, Patrick Moraz and many others.
His most recent production, the highly acclaimed album with Jon Anderson of Yes, “1000 Hands Chapter One”, released worldwide, on Blue Elan Records,(https://www.blueelan.com/artists/jon-anderson/
Michael is currently in production on a new album for Robby Steinhardt, the original vocalist, and violinist for the band Kansas.
Alvaro Ortega, recognized worldwide for his popular animated series BEATOONS, has parodied the Fab Four in cartoons have been enjoyed my millions for many years in video and in print worldwide.
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Including an all-star lineup of legendary musicians
Jon Anderson – various instruments, vocals
Additional musicians Steve Howe – guitar Larry Coryell - guitar Rick Derringer - guitar Chris Squire – bass guitar Tim Franklin – bass guitar, ukulele, backing vocals Stuart Hamm – bass guitar Brian Chatton - keyboards, backing vocals Chick Corea – keyboards Jonathan Cain - keyboards Michael Franklin – keyboards, ukulele, backing vocals Alan White – drums Billy Cobham – drums Matt Brown – drums, backing vocals Jerry Goodman – violin Jean-Luc Ponty – violin Robby Steinhardt – violin Charlie Bisharat – violin Olga Kopakova – violin Dariusz Grabowski – accordion Brian Snapp – saxophone, flute Charlie DeChant – saxophone, flute Ian Anderson – flute Tower of Power – horn section Zap Mama – backing vocals Bobby Kimball – backing vocals Solar Choir - Choir Voices of Lindahl - choir Crossover Vioelectric Orlando Symphony Orchestra - strings and horns Production Michael Franklin – producer Matt Brown – mixing Bernie Grundman – mastering
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