New interview CD: ‘Paul McCartney in the 80s’

This audio CD, “Paul McCartney: In the 80’s,” due April 7 in the U.S., will look at the career of Paul McCartney in that decade. According to the pre-sell information, it includes a vintage interview containing “intimate details, rare insight and other gems previously not available until now.” Track listings: “New York,” “George Martin,” “Beliefs and Themes,” “Relating to Average People,” “On Michael Jackson,” “Black and White,” “Touring Plans,” “Musicals,” “Out On the Road,” “Spending Money,” “Activities Outside of Music.” Run time: 30 minutes.

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Death of Chuck Berry

 

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Without Chuck Berry, we wouldn’t have a lot of the music we do. The Beatles, the Beach Boys (“Surfin’ USA) and certainly the Stones, to name three, were all influenced by Chuck Berry. Continue reading “Death of Chuck Berry”

Blast from the past: Singer pens George Harrison tribute that sounds like him

One of our favorite columns from the Beatles Examiner days was this one about our discovering Mike Geraghty’s tribute to George Harrison. What was so great was his finished version sounded a lot like George. A lot!

The column is presented here again. (Nice going again, Mike!):

You can listen to the song on our Classic Rock Radio Station.

      Still with You

(A Tribute to George Harrison)

Mike Geraghty says his tribute to George Harrison, “Still With You,” while not a George Harrison song, reflects as much of him as he could put in it.

“A little while after George Harrison’s passing I wanted to compose a tribute to him and his music,” he told us by email. “I chose to approach the song as though George himself were writing it. What would he say to his family, friends and fans. I also wanted to include his deep spirituality and tongue in cheek sense of humor. Then to cap it all off I attempted to write it in Harrison’s style.”
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Paul McCartney sues Sony/ATV over Beatles royalties: Looking at the suit

Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit Jan. 18 against SONY/ATV Music Publishing and SONY/ATV Tunes LLC for declaratory judgment seeking to confirm he will get back his portion of the Beatles song copyrights from SONY/ATV in October, 2018. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York.

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Paul McCartney’s new 2017 album … what’s really up?

The first tip of a new Paul McCartney album came last February in the UK Sun, which reported both the album and that he was working with Adele’s producer Greg Kurstin. McCartney confirmed the news in a story in the Washington Post in July, saying “I’d like to get an album by next year.” Then, in August, he told Rolling Stone, “I’ll put out my next album, but I won’t think I’m gonna sell a lot. I’m putting it out because I have songs that I like. And I will do my best job.”

Here’s how it stands now, as sources tell us: The album is timed for the summer with a single to be released in June. And he may preview some of the songs at his upcoming dates in Japan in late April. 

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Beatles pics from Abbey Road sessions

These are pictures from an unknown source of John, Paul and Ringo during the recording of the Abbey Road album inside the Abbey Road studios. Also, unknown is what song they were recording at the time the photos were taken. Continue reading “Beatles pics from Abbey Road sessions”

What do Beatles fans want? “Let It Be” on DVD

One of the many bootleg “Let It Be” DVDs. 

We conducted an unscientific poll last week on Twitter on what people want the Beatles to release in 2017. (See the actual poll below). Continue reading “What do Beatles fans want? “Let It Be” on DVD”

Paul McCartney rockin’ on New Year’s Eve with The Killers

A video of Paul McCartney rockin’ on New Year’s Eve (thanks to Lynn Woznicki for posting the Instagram video in our Beatles News and Commentary group). 

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New Beatles turntable!

Copyright Pro-Ject Audio

A brand new limited edition Pro-Ject Audio Beatles turntable will be available starting Sunday at Best Buy stores. The black-and-white turntable was made to commemorate the Beatles 1964 tour. It has an acrylic platter, carbon fiber tonearm and modern Otofon 2m Red cartridge and is decorated with Beatlemania years pictures of John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
The Best Buy link is: Best Buy limited edition Pro-Ject Audio Beatles turntable
or you can get it at this link.

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How the Beatles ‘Eight Days a Week’ film missed the target

Beatles Eight Days a Week
 Courtesy Apple Corps Ltd. 
We (meaning all of us) took “The Beatles Anthology” for granted. It was so well done, and the opinions of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, who was still with us then, were like being on the inside. The John Lennon
comments added a lot as well. 

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