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.
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”
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!):
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(A Tribute to George Harrison)
“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.”
Continue reading “Blast from the past: Singer pens George Harrison tribute that sounds like him”
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.”
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”
|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”
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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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