Beatles hits of 1964

John Lennon On His Mother Julia’s Musical Influence

Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 covers a[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Beatles[/lastfm] single released on this day in 1964 that features [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ringo Starr[/lastfm] singing a [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carl Perkins[/lastfm] song on one side, and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm] with […]


Beatles Correct A Repeatetive Song As Their Music Publisher Looks On

Dick James was The Beatles song publisher, and recalled some years ago  a Beatles recording session where they were working out one of the songs for the soundtrack of A Hard Day’s Night.  He and […]


An Early Beatles Hit Patterned After Roy Orbison And Bing Crosby

That’s not me talking.  That’s according to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm].  One of the songs they wrote for their first album, Please Please Me, were influenced by the two singers in the […]


John Lennnon’s Ballad From A Hard Day’s Night

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] handled the vast majority of ballads, but one of my personal favorites was a track [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm] did in the movie A Hard Day’s Night.  It proved to me [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John […]


Why George Martin Loved I Should Have Known Better

Producer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Martin[/lastfm] has a lot of songs to choose from from the ones he recorded with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] and I Should Have Done Better was one of his favorites.  It’s one of […]


What Soundtrack Song Wasn’t Written For The A Hard Day’s Night Film?

  Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 features Beatles Ballads, one of which was featured in the film A Hard Day’s Night.  But unlike the other (then) new soundtrack songs for the movie, this one wasn’t […]