Enjoy Harry Nilsson’s inventive and original cover medley of The Beatles’ You Can’t Do That circa 1967.
On the occasion of today’s release of LIVE AT THE BBC VOL. 2, Mojo magazine has a look at a book of photographs taken by Ringo.
Rolling Stone has a preview of a new book, Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau. It will fascinate you.
Note Paul McCartney’s missing head on the Abbey Road billboard. Capitol was going to replace it after it was stolen, but then decided it played well with the “Paul Is Dead” hype.
(Source: Rolling Stone)
50 years ago today, the Beatles’ first album, “Please Please Me,” debuted in the U.K..Though it wouldn’t be for another year until the Fab Four visited America, Beatlemania had already struck in England, as Paul, John, George and Ringo were on their way to becoming household names.
HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY, GEORGE. THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC.
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR IS AIRING ON PBS TONIGHT*
Check your local listings. There’s an additional documentary called MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR REVISITED airing too, for a total of 2 hours of programming. *Check local listings (as always with PBS) and it may be listed under GREAT PERFORMANCES.
Click the pic for more on MMT from the NYT.
The guy who appears on The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ Album Cover…
I already posted this ages ago…the funny thing is, that he didn’t even know who the Beatles were and doesn’t like their music either…
The same brain system that controls our muscles also helps us remember music, scientists say. But the discovery might never have happened without The Beatles.
See how — with only 4 tracks — the Beatles assembled the title track for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Back in December 2010, I posted about the Washington Coliseum - the site of the Beatles’ first US concert, and how it was a rundown parking garage now. A new documentary entitled The Lost Beatles Concert is making its debut in theaters across the US on May 17th and 22nd. Here in DC it’ll be playing at the AFI in Silver Spring.
The documentary includes the entire concert, glimpses of which can be seen in the Maysles’ Brothers documentary The First US Visit. If you’ve seen clips of them having to lift Ringo’s kit and turn it to face the other side of the audience, you’ve seen clips from this concert. Apparently one month after the show, in March 1964, the concert was run on closed circuit across the country - and then the master tapes went missing for 45 years.
This sounds like an amazing film, although I’m dubious about some of the folks they elected to interview: Duffy, The Strokes, Mark Ronson? Anyway, click here for the film’s official site. Or find your local screening here.