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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 […]


What George Martin REALLY Thought Of Phil Spector’s Production Of The Let It Be Album

Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 features [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] first and last #1 records.  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Martin[/lastfm] produced the vast majority of Beatles hits, but somehow Phil Spector was chosen to deal with the ‘Let […]


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 […]


See The Beatles Complete Royal Variety Performance – 11/4/63

This is priceless video, a [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm] concert without screaming! 48 years ago today [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] performed in front of the Queen and entire Royal Family.  The 11 minute performance was one of the […]


The Beatles And Eric Clapton Merge To Make Music Magic

We all know about [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Preston[/lastfm]’s classic track with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] (Get Back), but what about [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eric Clapton[/lastfm]’s?  Ol’ Slowhand showed off his skills on a [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Harrison[/lastfm] song that has […]


John Lennon Aimed At A Different Audience With Double Fantasy

Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 features John Lennon – post Beatles.  According to John, his album Double Fantasy wasn’t for kids, but was intended for a different audience.  In an interview recorded on 12-9-80, he […]


Did The Beatles Ever Get Tired Of Being Beatles?

Before you say “that’s a dumb question”, wait until you hear the answer they gave BBC legend Brian Matthews in 1964.  As you’ll hear in this audio clip, being a member of[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] The Beatles[/lastfm] […]


Ringo’s Assessment Of The Beatles Abbey Road Album

The Beatles had just through battle with the Let It be project.  So there was little if an reason to think the group would get together for a final album, which is exactly what they […]


How Billy Preston Became Involved With Let It Be

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Preston[/lastfm] is the only artist to share credit with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] on one of their singles.  George Harrison and Billy recalled how his participation in the sessions came about. 


The Beatles And Elvis With His Memphis Mafia Had At Least One Thing In Common

Though [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elvis Presley[/lastfm] met only once, they had more in common than just their fame and fortune.  Their road manager Tony Bramwell, describes something that sounds just like Elvis and […]