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  • 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.
  • Paul McCartney: 'I was depressed after the Beatles broke up'

    05/24/2016 1:32:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 99 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 24, 2016 | Mark Savage
    Sir Paul McCartney has talked candidly about the depression he suffered after The Beatles broke up, confessing he considered giving up music altogether. Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes, he said he had been at a loss when the band fell apart in acrimony in 1970. "It was difficult to know what to do after The Beatles. How do you follow that?" ... The Beatles officially split in 1970 with the release of Let It Be, but the seeds of their demise were sown a year earlier, when the band appointed Allen Klein as their manager, against Sir Paul's wishes...
  • Is Ringo Starr Offended by the Lyrics to ‘Get Back’?

    04/15/2016 1:41:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/15/2016 | Matthew Walther
    It occurred to me the other day after I read that Ringo Starr is refusing to play a show in North Carolina because he wants to make himself relevant is feeling put out by the so-called bathroom bill banning men from women’s rooms: he must really regret having played drums on “Get Back.” I was surprised this morning to see that no has pointed this out yet. For those of you who don’t know the lyrics to The Beatles’s 17th American number-one single by heart, here are the last two verses: Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman But...
  • Breaking: Ringo Starr Cancels North Carolina Concert in Protest of Anti-LGBT Law HB2

    04/13/2016 3:11:41 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/13/16 | Harper Neidig
    Ringo Starr won't be performing in the Tar Heel State. The former Beatle has just canceled a concert scheduled for June in Cary, North Carolina, citing HB2, an anti-LGBT law signed by Gov. Pat McCrory that has drawn national outrage. "I'm sorry to disappoint my fans in this area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love," the 75-year old singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor said in a statement first reported by ABC News on Twitter:
  • Beatles' Producer Sir George Martin, Dies at 90

    03/08/2016 11:18:15 PM PST · by dfwgator · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed March 9, 2016 | Todd Leopold, CNN
    (CNN)Sir George Martin, the music producer whose collaboration with the Beatles helped redraw the boundaries of popular music, died Tuesday, according to his management company. He was 90. Developing story - more to come
  • Yoko Ono rushed to hospital for possible stroke

    02/26/2016 8:16:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 72 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2016 | Larry Celona
    Legendary artist and activist Yoko Ono was rushed to a Manhattan hospital on Friday night after suffering a possible stroke, sources said. Ono, a 70s icon and wife of John Lennon, called 911 at around 9 p.m. and said she feared she was having a stroke, according to the sources.
  • The Glorious, Quixotic Mess That Is the Beatles' 'White Album'

    02/19/2016 7:08:50 PM PST · by Mariner · 47 replies
    PopMatters ^ | February 19th, 2016 | by Chris Gerard
    The Beatles’ kaleidoscopic opus Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band arrived in 1967, the “Summer of Love”, the season of psychedelia and LSD, free love and hippy idealism. That all faded into 1968, a year of violence and dread. The Vietnam War raged with no end in sight, civil rights protests and vicious backlashes roiled across America, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, the hippie enclave at Haight-Ashbury descended into a quagmire of hard drugs and crime, protesters and police skirmished at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Czechoslovakia was invaded, numerous countries around the world were...
  • Let it stream: The Beatles comes to online music services

    12/23/2015 12:00:28 PM PST · by Daffynition · 7 replies
    reuters via yahoo ^ | 12.13.2015 | staff
    For those of you who can't get enough of the Beatles http://news.yahoo.com/beatles-stream-across-music-services-christmas-eve-code-054100170--sector.html
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  • Andy White, early Beatles drummer, dies aged 85

    11/11/2015 12:52:58 PM PST · by Borges · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/11/2015
    Andy White, the Scottish studio session musician who played the drums on Love Me Do and other early tracks by The Beatles, has died in New Jersey. According to his family, the 85-year-old died on Monday following a stroke. White was chosen ahead of Ringo Starr in September 1962 to play drums on the single version of Love Me Do and its B-side, P.S. I Love You. White, who was born in Glasgow in 1930, is also believed to have played on the album version of Please Please Me. He could therefore legitimately claim to be one of the so-called...