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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 […]


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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 […]


Was The Beatles “A Day In The Life” A Song About Drugs?

it was banned by the BBC because of its supposed reference to drugs.  These are the lyrics in question: “I read the news today oh, boy Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire And though the […]


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 […]


What Were The First And Last Songs The Beatles Recorded At EMI?

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] recorded lots of demos, acetates, home recordings, and the German sessions with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tony Sheridan[/lastfm], but I’m narrowing it down to the Abbey Road sessions with producer[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] George Martin[/lastfm].  Today’s Fab […]


Which Came First: Sgt Pepper The Song Or Sgt. Pepper The Concept

It’s the most celebrated album in pop history, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.  It’s been written about, played to death, analyzes, dissected, chopped up, and studied more than any other album, […]


A Hard Days Night Was Just One Of Three Beatles Titles Ringo Came Up With

Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 featured a couple of tracks from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] first film, A Hard Day’s night.  As you may know, drummer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ringo Starr[/lastfm] came up with the song title, but […]


Why Did It Take George Martin A Year To Get Beatles Records Released In America?

In hindsight it should have been a no brainer.  Capitol Records owned the rights to The Beatles recordings but sat on their hands for over a year before reluctantly releasing them here in the states.  […]


John Lennon OD’d During A Beatles Recording Session

Poor [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Martin[/lastfm].  He was quite innocent to some of the things[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] The Beatles[/lastfm] were doing outside the recording studio.  One night during a recording session at Abbey Road, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm] OD’d […]


The Beginning Of The “Sgt. Pepper’s Episode” Didn’t Make It On To the Album

That’s according to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] producer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Martin[/lastfm], who also said the track was a huge leap forward musically, comparing it to Debussy and Ravel.  And it was definitely a [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm] […]