#1 albums of 1966

Capitol Records - 1966

Revolver Put An End To The Beatles Live Performances

The Beatles seventh album Revolver, was released in the summer of 1966 and immediately shot to #1 where it stayed for 6 of its initial 77 weeks on the Billboard album chart.  The technological leap […]


John Lennon Talks About The Beatles Infanous “Butcher Cover”

When [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] Yesterday And Today album was originally issued in the United States, it featured a cover that caused such outrage that Capitol Records immediately withdraw it and replaced the picture thus creating […]


Ringo’s Big Hit From The Revolver Album

Revolver was such a turning point for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] – and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ringo Starr[/lastfm] had one of the biggest hits from the album, with a song that later became a movie.  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] […]


George Harrison’s First Sitar And An Alternate Take Of Norwegian Wood

A  couple of rarities here. first, is the tattered picture above, taken around the time of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] Rubber Soul album.  The first time most of us ever heads a sitar was [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George […]


Paul McCartney Thought This Beatles Album Was Recorded Out Of Tune

Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 features that album.  I know [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] did a lot of drugs but even taking that into consideration “out of tune” is still a pretty crazy assessment.  Here are […]


John Lennon’s Jacket Graces An Iconic Beatles Album Cover

The album also changed [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Harrison[/lastfm] for the remainder of his life – musically and otherwise.  Producer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Martin[/lastfm] saw it as the beginning of a musical maturity well beyond 4 chord pop […]


The Beatles Rubber Soul Cover Happened By Accident

According to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] the cover shoot for the Rubber Soul album was just like any other.  Days later, they met the photographer to choose the picture they wanted to use.  After they all […]


Paul McCartney On Why Michelle Was Never Released As A Single

Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 album is Rubber Soul, which featured a song that was played like a single, but never released as one of those “flat platters with a big center hole.”