Friday, April 1, 2011

First Beatles Recordings Turn Up On Pottery

Seems for some months in the spring of 1957, The Beatles, then known as The Quarrymen, made use of a practice loft above a potters shop. A number of pieces of the pottery made in that shop have been found to contain actual recordings of the Beatles.

A number of years ago, also on April 1st, scientists in Europe found that pottery created in the middles ages had recorded on them conversations of the potters at the wheel. This is because tiny vibrations in the air cause etching tools to record sounds on the pottery much like grooves in a record, or more precisely for obsessed collectors, Edison cylinders.

One such piece of pottery is said to contain the original shout of "I've got blisters on my fingers!" This would mean Ringo Starr's participation in Beatles dates back six years earlier than originally believed.


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