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Why Do Beatles Fans Care So Much About Mono?

Apple Records recently announced the September release of the Beatles’ mono catalog reissued on vinyl. Welcome news for a relatively small, but passionate subsection of the Fab Four’s fanbase. But, seriously, what’s all the fuss about mono?



Not Fade Away: The Beatles’ ‘Please Please Me’ LP Turns 50

In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades – some iconic, some lesser known – as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, […]


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“Produced By George Martin” Documentary Coming To DVD, Blu-Ray

Sir George Martin, the legendary producer of nearly all of The Beatles’ recordings, is the subject of a documentary coming to DVD and Blu-Ray this fall. Appropriately titled “Produced By George Martin,” the doc features Martin discussing his childhood, his war experience, music and more.


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 […]


Video Classics: ‘Happiness Is A Warm Gun’

Closing out side one of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]the Beatles[/lastfm]‘ White Album, “Happiness Is a Warm Gun” is a complex, quirky little piece that [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm] once called “sort of a history of rock and roll,” […]


How Songs Were Chosen For The Beatles First Album

George Martin recalls the daunting task of recording the first [lastfm]Beatles[/lastfm] album – in one day.


Why does ‘Strawberry Fields’ sound so strange?

Fab 4 @ 4 Backstory – 6/21/10 Great question – producer George Martin has the answer.


How Capitol Records blew it with A Hard Days Night

Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 features tracks from A Hard Day’s Night Ever notice how many different record labels released Beatle records in 1964?  Wonder why?