Category Archives: Beatles

Beatles Song of the Week

By now you have probably heard about the surprise of the 12/12/12 Sandy relief concert -the onstage jam between the surviving members of Nirvana (Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat smear) and Sir Paul McCartney.  Since they closed the show … Continue reading

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A Tribute to John Lennon

Today on the 32nd anniversary of John Lennon’s passing we’d like to celebrate some of the lesser-known gems from John’s solo career.  They’re definitely not unknown to Beatles fans, but try finding one of these tracks on the radio. The … Continue reading

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Beatles News – Copy of 1962 Decca Audition Up For Auction

“Guitar groups are on their way out” Decca Genius, 1962 The famous New Years Day, 1962 audition tape that The Beatles made for Decca Records is nothing new for Beatles fans.  It has been available as a bootleg for decades, … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we have a question for the children of the 80’s out there.  Did Ferris Bueller’s Day Off first expose you to The Beatles? We ask that because in recent weeks we have been discussing the origin of the various … Continue reading

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Beatlessence – The Knickerbockers

It’s time for one of the all-time great Beatles soundalikes, The Knickerbockers.  Between 1964 and 1966 the race was on for bands to try to match The Beatles sound.  Some did it out of respect, while others were under pressure … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ringo Starr

Today is Richard Starkey’s 72nd birthday, and we’d like to honor him with a clip of one of our favorite Ringo songs from his time with The Beatles.  Well, two, to be exact.  “I Wanna Be Your Man” may have … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace, Victor Spinetti

Very sad news today, as actor Victor Spinetti has passed away. Beatle fans around the world know Spinetti from his multiple co-starring roles in the Beatles’ movies – the frazzled producer in A Hard Day’s Night, a jabbering military man … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Paul! Part 4, Wings

The following post has been modified from its original form, having first been posted on April 5, 2012. This week we’d like to talk to you about…Wings.  Now before you run screaming expecting some of the more mellow fare that, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Paul! Part 3, Paul The Guitarist

Earlier we recognized Paul the bassist.  But what many people might not know is that some of The Beatles best known guitar solos were played by none other than Paul McCartney.   Paul’s guitar of choice from 1965 on was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Paul! Part 2 – Paul The Bassist

There were great bass guitar players before Paul McCartney switched from guitar to bass in 1962 (James Jamerson and Carol Kaye to name just two).  And there have been better technical players after Paul (John Entwistle, Chris Squire, Les Claypool, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Paul McCartney!

Today we’d like to celebrate the life of the great Sir Paul McCartney on his 70th birthday with four posts dedicated to one of the true musical geniuses of modern music.  According to the Guinness Book of World Records he … Continue reading

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RIP Donna Summer + Beatles Song of the Week

Drae has been caught up at work today and couldn’t post a tribute to one of her childhood heroes, Donna Summer.  But I am more than happy to step in and honor Donna Summer, one of the greatest voices in … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we would like to spotlight Julian Lennon.  His story is well-known.  He was born during the heyday of Beatlemania in 1963, mostly staying with his mother, Cynthia while John was traveling the world.  When John was at home … Continue reading

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Beatles Song Of The Week

We were greatly saddened this afternoon to hear the news that Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys passed away at age 47.  In addition to being Beatles fans we are both Beastie Boys fans as well.  No rap artist has … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we bring you a cover version of a Beatles classic.  It is Josh Krajcik from last year’s X-Factor performing “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window.”  He definitely injects an element of the blues into what is basically a … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we’d like to feature some music that The Beatles recorded for the BBC in 1963.  Both songs can be found on the 1994 Live at The BBC compilation (a must-have for Beatles fans). We chose these songs because they … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! With Bonus Beatles!

A very Happy Easter to all our readers! Although, I do realize not everyone may consider today a holiday. But this morning when I stepped outside with my coffee to watch the sunrise, a very famous Beatles song came to … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we have another White Album track that was written during The Beatles stay in Rishikesh, India in the early part of 1968.  And like “Sexy Sadie” this too was written about an actual person.  “The Continuing Story of … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we bring you “The Fool on the Hill.”  Perhaps more importantly we have an outstanding early music video.  Magical Mystery Tour may not have been The Beatles most creative endeavor as a film, but my goodness, what great … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

In February of 1968 The Beatles followed through on a promise they had made to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to study advanced Transcendental Meditation technique at his ashram in Rishikesh, India.  They had first met the Maharishi in August of 1967 … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

Here is a nice little song from Revolver that most Beatles fans like, but John hated, for some reason.  It’s hard to figure out why.  It’s catchy, well performed and not lyrically boring.  At this point John may have still … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

With all of the Monkees nostalgia floating about after Davy Jones’s passing we thought we would reveal some of the musical connections between the groups.  In early 1967 The Monkees played live dates in London and got to meet The … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday George Harrison!

Today would have been George’s 69th birthday, so we wanted to take the opportunity to mark the occasion by playing a few of George’s most underappreciated solo recordings.  We all know the hits.  But you may not know these.  And … Continue reading

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Beatles Song Of The Week

This week we would like to feature a cover version of “It Don’t Come Easy” that we heard on The Current earlier this week.  Bettye LaVette has been in the music industry for 50 years, scoring her first Top 10 … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

Overheard on The Current this morning was a song we hadn’t thought of in a little while.  “All Together Now” was written and recorded in May of 1967, just after the completion of the Sgt. Pepper sessions and supposedly with the … Continue reading

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