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George Martin’s Problem With The Beatles Most Covered Song

This Beatles song provided producer George Martin with one of his biggest challenges with the band.  There was only one member present during the recording session, but that wasn’t the problem.  The concern was what […]

06/28/2012

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70’s Beatles Breakup Didn’t Halt The Hits

When Paul McCartney put out a press release on April 9, 1970 announcing The Beatles had broken up, no one was really surprised.  Cracks in the group’s unity began even before manager Brian Epstein‘s death […]

06/12/2012

The Beatles Last Recording Session – 42 Years Ago Yesterday

Not counting the two recordings the surviving [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beatles[/lastfm] made for the Anthology series in the 90’s, the last [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beatles[/lastfm] recording session took place on April 1, 1970.  It was a string overdub session […]

04/02/2012

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George Harrison: What Fans Didn’t Know About The Beatles Success

  By the time [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] release their fourth album  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beatles[/lastfm] For Sale, they had achieved success beyond any group’s wildest dreams.  But according to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Harrison[/lastfm], their was a side to […]

03/26/2012

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Who Is The Only Person To Sit In On A Full Set With the Beatles?

That’s a [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beatles[/lastfm] question you don’t often hear.  Here’s what I can tell you: it happened at a bar during the filming of their second movie Help!  The person sat in on piano with John […]

01/10/2012

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How We Got Shortchanged With The American Version Of The Help Album

For one thing, the Help! album that was released here in America had half the number of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beatles[/lastfm] recordings than the version released in England.  Orchestral instrumentals from the film soundtrack filled out the […]

12/29/2011

Was The Beatles Guitar Feedback On ‘I Feel Fine’ Intentional Or Accidental?

To my knowledge, it was the first example of feedback being used on a pop record – or any record for that matter.  If you can find an earlier one, I’d like to know about […]

11/30/2011

George Martin: The One Mandatory Thing Required To Be A Record Producer

Can you imagine [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] without [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Martin[/lastfm]?  It would have been a game changer for the group.  Who would have introduced them to all the technological advances and instruments they weren’t familiar […]

11/15/2011

Ringo’s Assessment Of The Beatles Abbey Road Album

The Beatles had just through battle with the Let It be project.  So there was little if an reason to think the group would get together for a final album, which is exactly what they […]

10/28/2011

The Beatles Audition For George Martin Featured A Lot Of Cover Songs

Norman “[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Hurricane” Smith[/lastfm] was present at that EMI audition in June of 1962, and recalled how the ice was broken between the very loose and confident Beatles, and the conservative producer [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Martin[/lastfm].  […]

10/27/2011

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