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Ringo Starr: A Left Handed Drummer That Plays A Right Handed Drum Set

  Happy birthday Ringo Starr who turns 74 today…a very young 74. Much has been written and said about his vocal abilities and drumming, but one fact hasn’t been talked about very often: Ringo is […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/07/2014

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

Did Ringo Starr Really Consider Playing Guitar Over Drums?

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ringo Starr[/lastfm] has always been a drummer to us, but was there ever a time when he considered picking up the guitar?  And if rock and roll was his first musical influence, what was? 

03/29/2012

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 […]

02/21/2012

How Many Songs Did Ringo Starr Sing With The Beatles?

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ringo Starr[/lastfm]didn’t record that many songs as a member of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm], barely an album’s worth, which makes each individual track he did record stand out that much more.   Do you know how […]

06/06/2011

First Beatles Single Released In U.S. On This Day In 1963

Seven Months prior to their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Th[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]e Beatles[/lastfm] From Me To You was released in the United States – with underwhelming results (#116 on the Bubbling under chart).  Around […]

05/27/2011

John Lennon: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Is Not About Drugs

If you hear it directly from [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]John Lennon[/lastfm] will you finally believe it?  I’ve told the real story of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds for years and still have a […]

05/26/2011

George Martin’s Fight To Get The Beatles Records Released In America

In hindsight it’s hard to believe, but Capitol Records really drug their feet when it came to releasing [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] records in America.  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Martin[/lastfm] jumped through corporate hoops for almost a year […]

05/25/2011

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 […]

05/20/2011

The Only Beatles Album To Lead Off With A George Harrison Song

Out of all the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beatles[/lastfm] albums, British and American versions, there is only one that leads off with a George Harrison track, which leads to the question, which album?  And what’s the song?

05/18/2011

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