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Beatles Producer George Martin Is 88 Today

Happy Birthday Sir George!  It’s impossible to overstate his importance to The Beatles musical growth in the recording studio..  Earlier on today’s Fab 4 @ 4, I served up a couple of tracks that George […]


It Wasn’t Easy Getting Beatles Records Released In America

The first [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm] record was released in America 49 years ago this month, but it wasn’t released on Capitol Records which would have been a logical choice since their British counterpart had great success […]


The Most Appropriate Beatles Song For Valentines Day

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] recorded several songs with “love” in the title, but this one is timeless, and it has a great backstory.


Did The Beatles Know Abbey Road Would Be Their Last Album?

The question was put to their producer Sir [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Martin[/lastfm].  After the painful experience of Let It Be, it’s a miracle that they pulled a final album. 


George Martin Examines The Multi-track Tape For A Day In The Lifeatles A Day In The Life broken down by George Martin

What a thrill it would be to sit beside George Martin and have him playback bits of the master multi-track tape of the closing song from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. In this all […]


George Martin: What’s Wrong With The Beatles White Album

Sir[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Martin[/lastfm] is entitled to have strong opinions about [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] music.  When he talks about what’s wrong with The White Album he’s reflecting what many people think, but never verbalized.  And there […]


The Beatles Album When They Stopped Functioning As A Group

Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 features [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm] Rockers, one of which comes from that album.  Producer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Martin[/lastfm] had seen hints of the splintering effects going on within the group, that finally manifested […]


George Martin Rescues Strawberry Fields From Disaster

The Beatles recorded two versions of Strawberry Fields Forever.  John Lennon like parts of each and asked George Martin to “fix it”, knowing they were recorded at different tempos and in different keys.  Today it […]


Ringo’s Rejection At The First Beatles Session With George Martin

September 4, 1962.  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm], along with their new drummer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ringo Starr[/lastfm], arrive at Abbey Road studios for their first session with producer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Martin[/lastfm].  George had seen the group with their […]


George Martin’s Problems With The Beatles During A Hard Days Night

It wasn’t anything personal, but it was a big problem that caused a lot of sleepless nights for a lot of people.  It’s also a story I hadn’t heard before, and by now I thought […]