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Beatles Couldn’t Name Current Single In This Interview

Today’s Fan 4 @ 4 features a couple of tracks from the Beatles For Sale album that never appeared as singles in the U.K.  But one of the songs was released as a single here […]

06/11/2012

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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 […]

05/22/2012

The Beatles Knew People Would Either Love Or Hate This Song

There was no middle ground – it’s not just my opinion,[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Harrison[/lastfm] made the statement just as the Abbey Road album was being released.  It was a [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beatles[/lastfm] song no one was indifferent […]

03/28/2012

Who Was The Only Member Of The Beatles To Live In Penny Lane?

You have a one in four chance of guessing correctly, but do you know which member of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] was a one time resident? 

03/20/2012

George Harrison’s Inspiration For ‘Here Comes The Sun’

Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 features [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles [/lastfm]Abbey Road album. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Harrison[/lastfm] didn’t write his first song until [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] second album With The Beatles.  The song was Don’t Bother Me, […]

02/16/2012

How Much Did The Beatles Make For The Ed Sullivan Shows?

I remember the evening of February 9, 1964 like it was yesterday.  Sitting on the floor of my Aunt Thelma’s in Haskell, Oklahoma watching [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] first appearance on Ed Sullivan I’m pretty sure […]

02/09/2012

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How We Got Shortchanged With The American Version Of The Help Album

For one thing, the Help! album that was released here in America had half the number of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beatles[/lastfm] recordings than the version released in England.  Orchestral instrumentals from the film soundtrack filled out the […]

12/29/2011

Hear The Beatles 1969 Christmas Record – Last One

[sponsored] Ringo designed the cover for the last [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beatles[/lastfm] Christmas record sent to fan club members on December 19, 1969.  If you want to trace the evolution of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] in about 40 […]

12/25/2011

Was The Beatles Guitar Feedback On ‘I Feel Fine’ Intentional Or Accidental?

To my knowledge, it was the first example of feedback being used on a pop record – or any record for that matter.  If you can find an earlier one, I’d like to know about […]

11/30/2011

George Harrison’s First Sitar And An Alternate Take Of Norwegian Wood

A  couple of rarities here. first, is the tattered picture above, taken around the time of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] Rubber Soul album.  The first time most of us ever heads a sitar was [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George […]

11/29/2011

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