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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 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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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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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 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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43 Years Ago Today

Yes, it was 43 years ago that The Beatles, seeking an ending visual for their film project Get Back (later renamed Let it Be) decided to take their equipment to the roof of their Apple offices and play an unannounced concert … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

After wrapping up the Sgt. Pepper sessions in late April, 1967 The Beatles began work almost immediately on new material.  On May 9th they recorded the song “Magical Mystery Tour” (long before the idea for turning it into a film was … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we have one of Gripweed’s favorite Beatles songs.  It’s the mesmerizing “Tomorrow Never Knows” from Revolver.  As the last song on the album it seems to mark the departure of the younger, poppier Beatles and signaled the emergence … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we bring you “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number),” one of the most curious songs The Beatles ever released. And the story of its creation is equally as strange. After The Beatles had finished work on … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

In 1967 The Beatles were asked to represent England on the Our World broadcast, the first global satellite link-up in television history. They decided to invite the cameras into the studio to show The Beatles recording a song. The song they chose … Continue reading

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