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George Harrison’s First Song Made It On To An Early Beatles Album

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Harrison[/lastfm] was a late bloomer as a songwriter.  He didn’t write his first song until 1963, when he penned a track that by his own admission wasn’t a very good song.  but it […]


A Beatles Hit Started In The Back Of A Van

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] She Loves You was the second #1 hit in America for the group, I Want To Hold Your Hand was first.  It was also a song that had been passed over for […]


What Were The First And Last Songs The Beatles Recorded At EMI?

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] recorded lots of demos, acetates, home recordings, and the German sessions with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tony Sheridan[/lastfm], but I’m narrowing it down to the Abbey Road sessions with producer[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] George Martin[/lastfm].  Today’s Fab […]


Sir George Martin (2011) On Meeting Brian Epstein And Signing The Beatles

Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 features a couple of tracks from The Beatles first album Please Please Me.   They had been signed a few months earlier to EMI and Sir George Martin was assigned to […]


John Lennon On The Song That Merged The Beatles With Shakespeare

I scratched my head on this one for a second, then a light bulb went off.  It’s even money you’ll have the same reaction.  There’s a clue in the above picture. 


The Wisest Thing George Harrison Ever Said

Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 features [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Harrison[/lastfm] – post [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm].  It’s hard to believe he’s been gone almost ten years, he died of cancer on November 29, 2001.  One of the best […]


The Fastest Turnaround Of Any John Lennon Single

Inside of a week this John Lennon classic was written, recorded , and in the stores for purchase.  Now that’s cranking it out!  John talked about the frantic pace of getting this song released shortly […]


Why The Most Popular Song On The Beatles Rubber Soul Album Wasn’t Released As A Single

Rubber Soul really was a turning point for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] – musically and physically.  Compare it with songs from A Hard Day’s Night ( a year and a half earlier), and you’ll understand how […]


John Lennon OD’d During A Beatles Recording Session

Poor [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Martin[/lastfm].  He was quite innocent to some of the things[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] The Beatles[/lastfm] were doing outside the recording studio.  One night during a recording session at Abbey Road, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm] OD’d […]


How Brian Epstein Changed The Beatles Image

Brian Epstein was The Beatles manager from 1961 until his death in 1967.  when he first met the group, they were anything but polished, at least in appearance.  That would slowly change under his guidance.  […]