#1 albums of the Beatles

Capitol Records

The Beatles U.S. Albums Track By Track: Revolver

The U.S. version of ‘Revolver’ was the last album by The Beatles in America whose track line up differed from that of their albums released in Britain.  From Sgt. Pepper (their next album) on, the […]

94.5 KOOL FM–02/14/2014

Capitol Records

The Beatles U.S. Albums Track By Track: Yesterday And Today

The most collectable album cover in rock and roll history is the original Beatles ‘Yesterday and Today’ butcher cover.  I actually has one as a teenager.  The replacement cover had been pasted over the original […]

94.5 KOOL FM–02/13/2014

The Beatles U.S. Albums Track By Track: Help!

Part 8 of my 12 part series on The newly released Beatles U.S. albums set continues with the ‘Help!’ album which was radically different from the British issue. Capitol Records issue of Help! was released […]

94.5 KOOL FM–02/10/2014

Apple Records - 1970

May 23, 1970 – Paul McCartney Battles Beatles For Chart Supremecy

Forty three years ago today both Paul McCartney (solo) and The Beatles were at #1 on the album charts.  A tie?  No, and here’s why. On May 23, 1970 Paul McCartney’s first solo album began […]

94.5 KOOL FM–05/23/2013

Capitol Records - 1967

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Vocals Only

You’ve probably heard the title track of what many consider to be the greatest album of all time a thousand times, so how can it sound fresh 45 years after its release?  By hearing Sgt. […]


Capitol Records - 1965

George Martin Says The Rubber Soul Album Was A First For The Beatles

I always pay attention to what The Beatles producer George Martin says about the group.  As someone who was there from start to finish, he’s the most credible first person source for information and opinion, […]


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The Album That Presented A New Beatles To The World

That’s what George Martin said about The Beatles 16th chart album Rubber Soul.  Entering the Billboard album chart on Christmas day 1965,  it peaked at #1 for 6 out of its 59 week run.  Though […]


The Beatles Knew People Would Either Love Or Hate This Song

There was no middle ground – it’s not just my opinion,[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Harrison[/lastfm] made the statement just as the Abbey Road album was being released.  It was a [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm] song no one was indifferent […]


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 And George Harrison’s Row During Let It Be Filming

It wasn’t a pretty sight – and still isn’t.  The Let It Be film was filled with a host of problems: trying to record music at a film studio, no sense of direction, uninspired music, […]