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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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What Beatles Song Features An Inverted Melody In The Break?

It wasn’t a song from the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album.  Or The White Album. Or Magical Mystery Tour.  This top 5 hit for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles [/lastfm]was their first in 1966, and […]


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 […]


Why The Most Popular Song On The Beatles Rubber Soul Album Wasn’t Released As A Single

Rubber Soul really was a turning point for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] – musically and physically.  Compare it with songs from A Hard Day’s Night ( a year and a half earlier), and you’ll understand how […]


When Did George Harrison Discover The Sitar?

I’ve seen a lot of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm] pictures through the years, but I had never seen this one until his week.  John, Paul, George, and Ringo with an unknown Indian sitar player in a beat […]


What Was George Harrison’s Favorite Beatles Album?

Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 has a couple of tracks from the album [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Harrison[/lastfm] said was his favorite.  Producer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Martin[/lastfm] said it was the beginning of a giant leap in musical […]


George Harrison And George Martin Share The Same Favorite Beatles Album

On this week in 1967, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles [/lastfm]scored at the British Music Awards, winning in the top selling single catagory for Yellow Submarine, and a track from the “twin Georges” favorite[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Beatles[/lastfm] album.   […]


Why didn’t The Beatles pick ‘Michelle’ as a single?

Fab 4 @ 4 Backstory – 7/28/10 Sir Paul had the answer in 1965.