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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

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 […]

05/17/2011

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