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  • Will this be a song the democrats will also purge ala George Orwell?

    12/09/2017 12:39:20 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 85 replies
    Youtube | 12/9/17 | The Beatles
    She was just seventeen, and you know what I mean
  • Till There Was You

    11/13/2017 11:02:18 AM PST · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | November 12, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Ev'rywhere you go... And that's true. It is. On Stuart Varney's show on Friday I even sang the title phrase, somewhat gloatingly, in reference to this (Theresa May has now set the date for the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union, and it looks like I'll be winning by hundred bucks with time to spare). That would be reason enough to celebrate Meredith Willson, the great son of Iowa who wrote "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas". But this Christmas marks another landmark event in Willson's life: the 60th...
  • A Hard Day's Night: Solving a Beatles mystery with mathematics

    11/07/2017 8:57:49 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 16 replies
    ABC Science ^ | Joel Werner
    The final piece slid into place: buried deep in the mix of that shimmering opening chord, someone — maybe Ringo, but probably George Martin — had played an F on a piano. Dr Brown remembers that moment very clearly. The feeling that he'd just solved a Beatles mystery — one that had been buzzing around his subconscious brain for decades. "It was extraordinarily exciting. The chord was a mystery for such a long time, and people still talk about it," he said. "I think that maybe one of the legacies of the Beatles' music is the brilliance of what they...
  • The Beatles "Day in the Life" a percursor to the Las Vegas massacre?

    10/20/2017 8:26:40 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/20/17
    This verse of the song always perplexed me, could have John Lennon meant by "rather small" holes, bullet holes to fill the Albert Hall? I know this is "Paul is dead" stuff, but the one known shooter was 14 or 15 when this song came out in 67. Ah I read the news today, oh boy Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire And though the holes were rather small They had to count them all Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall I'd love to turn you on
  • The Beatles Made Music History at Shea Stadium

    08/16/2017 10:08:08 AM PDT · by Enchante · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | September 15, 2016 | Matt Hurwitz
    The Beatles were always breaking new ground, and on August 15, 1965, they did so again by essentially creating the stadium tour, as detailed in Ron Howard’s new doc on the band’s years on the road, “Eight Days a Week.” On that date, the group played before a record crowd of 55,600 at the then-brand new William A Shea Municipal Stadium in Queens, NY. The event was filmed for posterity by their manager, Brian Epstein, and Ed Sullivan’s Sullivan Productions for a television special, a 30 minute edit of which, representing most of the concert, can be seen exclusively in...
  • 'Imagine': John's and Yoko's Hymn to Progressive Utopia

    07/22/2017 6:06:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 72 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/22/2017 | Bruce W. Davidson
    For the last 15 years, I have been making good educational use of Lennon's famous song "Imagine." In one of my classes, analyzing the song helps Japanese students think critically about song lyrics. The song is very well known and popular in Japan, in part because Lennon's wife was Japanese. Yoko Ono's leftist beliefs also left their mark on the content of the song, a fact that will probably soon receive official recognition by the National Music Publishers Association. The song's doubtful assumptions and internal contradictions make it an instructive instance of the sloppy, shallow thinking we often find in...
  • Celebrating 50 years since The Beatles released Sgt Pepper album

    06/01/2017 9:59:18 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 102 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6-1-2017 | Katie Spencer
    For many, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is The Beatles at their best. When it came out on 1 June 1967 it was unlike anything that had come before it. Experimental and immersive, it pushed musical boundaries. Half a century on, it remains one of the most influential albums of all time, as Beatles author Steve Turner explains: "It was artistically aspirational at a time when most of their contemporaries were still playing beat music of some kind or another. "They had these great ambitions. Paul was starting to go to the theatre, George was listening to Indian music,...
  • The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' Turns 50: Is It The Best Album Ever?

    05/26/2017 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 167 replies
    Billboard Magazine ^ | 05/26/2017 | William Goodman
    The Best Album of All Time. That’s one hell of a claim. Even if The Beatles’ eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band -- released 50 years ago, May 26, 1967, in the U.K. -- is the musically ground-breaking, hyper influential career high-water mark from The Best Band of All Time, those can still sound like fighting words. But there’s no hyperbole here. There’s widespread consensus: Sgt. Pepper’s has topped its fair share of Greatest Albums of All Time lists
  • SiriusXM Launches The Beatles Channel

    05/02/2017 8:48:02 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 42 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 5/2/17 | Lance Venta
    SiriusXM will debut a new permanent 24/7 single artist channel on May 18 with the launch of The Beatles Channel. Launching at 9:09am, the channel will feature programming produced in collaboration with and fully authorized by The Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. The channel will focus exclusively on music produced by the band and its four members other projects. Among the programs to be heard on the channel will be: Breakfast with The Beatles – A morning show hosted by musician Chris Carter My Fab Four – A daily guest DJ show playing their four favorite Beatles songs The Fab Fourum...
  • The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' album to get deluxe 50th-anniversary edition

    04/05/2017 10:23:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2017 | Randy Lewis
    The most ambitious reissue yet of an individual album from the Beatles’ catalog is coming May 26 with an expanded and newly remixed edition of the Fab Four’s 1967 pop masterpiece, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Consistently ranked by critics and fans among the most influential rock albums of all time, “Sgt. Pepper” is being reissued in multiple formats and editions, including new stereo and surround-sound audio mixes along with nearly three dozen previously unreleased recordings from the same sessions.
  • The Beatles Unseen: Photographs by David Magnus at Proud, Chelsea 14th March - 17th May

    03/14/2017 11:49:22 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 11 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | February 24, 2017 | Lucy Lerner
    The Beatles are one of the most celebrated and influential rock groups of all time. Proud Galleries who are renowned for showcasing pioneers and icons of music will be presenting 'The Beatles Unseen: Photographs by David Magnus' on the 16th March, an inspiring documentation of their incredible rise to fame, exclusively at Proud Chelsea this Spring.
  • This Letter From John Lennon Shows His Real Feelings About Paul McCartney

    11/14/2016 7:37:49 PM PST · by Mariner · 80 replies
    Esquire ^ | November 14th, 2016 | By Matt Miller
    The early 1970s were a tough time in the lives of The Beatles. The band had dissolved among growing tensions between the musicians, and in 1970 they decided to go their separate ways and officially disbanded the most important group in modern music. By 1971, Paul McCartney found himself in one of the worst spots in his life, one that "he would look back on ... and tell everyone that he'd almost had a nervous breakdown." It was during this time that relations between The Beatles were at the most volatile, and in 1971, John Lennon sent a scathing letter...
  • Is John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ the Worst Song of All Time?

    10/30/2016 8:38:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 130 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 28, 2016 | Hardeep Phull
    Played at weddings, funerals, Olympic ceremonies and even the annual New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square, John Lennon’s song “Imagine” has been the all-purpose anthem of sentimentality for 45 years. But if you’re one of those people who secretly hates it, don’t worry — you’re not the only one. Last weekend, British music fan Edward Carter and some friends were casually discussing songs they hated when he decided to extend the conversation to social media.
  • What if The Beatles starred in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings?

    09/17/2016 6:36:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aletelial ^ | September 17, 2016 | Philip Kosloski
    Next month one Brooklyn theater will explore that question in a Monty Python-esque comedy entitled The Beatles Present ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Musical.” The writer and director of the show wanted to explore, in a comedic way, what might have happened had Tolkien given a green light to the original project proposed by The Beatles.Well before Peter Jackson took on the weighty task of bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s realm of Middle-Earth to moviegoers, The Fab Four had approached the Catholic author in hopes of filling the roles of Frodo, Gandalf and company.During the 60s and 70s the highly successful...
  • All Songs +1: The Beatles Are Live And Sounding Better Than Ever

    08/25/2016 4:34:02 PM PDT · by Mariner · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | August 25, 2016 | Bob Boilen
    Here's something I find remarkable: There are only three professionally made recordings of The Beatles playing live in concert. Sure, there are bootleg recordings that don't sound very good. And there's a single-microphone recording from the band's days performing in Hamburg in the early '60s, but that's it. All three professional recordings were done at The Hollywood Bowl. One is a performance from August 1964 and the other two from August of '65. And "professional" in the mid-'60s means they were recorded on three-track analog tape. That's the best they could do. Even the label, Capitol Records, concluded the recordings...
  • Is the Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ the Best Rock Record Ever?

    08/05/2016 5:35:44 AM PDT · by Mariner · 118 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 4th, 2016 | Colin Fleming
    In the spring of 1966, riding high on the artistic success of ‘Rubber Soul,’ the Beatles went into the studio to begin crafting what would become their greatest record. It is spring 1966, and the Beatles are ensconced in London’s EMI Studios, where they have embarked upon their latest manipulation of time. The Christmas season just passed had seen the release of the band’s sixth album, Rubber Soul, a game-changer of a disc that wedded American rhythm and blues to English folk music, as if the two genres were meant to go together all along. The Beatles, as the popsmiths-cum-pied...
  • Dad Rock: Beatles' 'Revolver' album turns 50

    07/29/2016 12:41:59 PM PDT · by Mariner · 136 replies
    USA Today - Link only | July 29th, 2016 | Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2016/07/29/dad-rock-beatles-revolver-album-turns-50/87681696/
  • George Harrison's estate: Trump's use of 'Here Comes the Sun' is 'offensive'

    07/22/2016 1:05:49 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 122 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 7/22/15 | Jessica Goodman
    The Beatles’ beloved Abbey Road song “Here Comes the Sun” was played at the 2016 Republican National Convention Thursday as Ivanka Trump took the stage, and late Thursday night, George Harrison’s estate slammed Republican nominee Donald Trump for using the song, calling the act “offensive” and “against the wishes of the George Harrison estate.” (Harrison wrote the track.) “The unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate,” Harrison’s estate’s official Twitter account posted. The account then followed up and joked that maybe another one of Harrison’s songs would have better...
  • Keith Richards Says Beatles Concerts ‘Were Never Quite There’

    07/19/2016 7:03:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 144 replies
    radio.com ^ | July 19th, 2016 | By Annie Reuter
    Like everyone else, The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was a Beatles fan, but he said they weren’t a particularly great live band. “Musically, the Beatles had a lovely sound and great songs. But the live thing? They were never quite there,” he told the Radio Times And while Richards was friends with The Beatles in their early years, he “excommunicated” them in 1967 after they became influenced by mystic leader Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, NME reported. “He was a f—ing operator, a sucker job,” Richards said of Yogi.
  • A taste of Beatlemania in the 1960s

    06/29/2016 7:24:19 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 54 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 1/21/14 | CBSN
    A taste of Beatlemania in the 1960s In 1963, CBS News characterized Beatlemania as an "epidemic" that had "seized" Britain's teenage population. Soon, it would "infect" America.