In terms of George Harrison's guitar playing, we get to hear the good (his whammy-bar-laced guitar solo on "Till There Was You"), the not so good (his lackluster solo on "Lucille") and the intriguing (His better-than-the-EMI-version solo on "I Saw Her Standing There" opens up so many possibilities).
If you’re not Beatles obsessed, you’re likely scratching your head at all the hubbub. You might have been one of the more than 8 million people who bought 1994's Live at the BBC and enjoyed the playful nature of the Beatles and the load of tracks the band never recorded for their conventional releases. But really, Live at the BBC was only the tip of the iceberg.
Rock and roll was as present as ever at this year’s New York Comic Con. Among the ever ground-breaking use of music being touted in the latest video game releases, and the series of Daft Punk collectible figures and the duo’s new Random Access Memories box set on display at NYCC this past weekend, author Vivek J. Tiwary was the real star.
The editors of Guitar World have published a new digital book, The Beatles On the Record. The eBook provides an in-depth look at the Beatles’ studio achievements through the group’s 13 albums and their associated singles.
John Lennon would've turned 73 today, October 9, 2013. Of course, he left behind some incredible music. As one of the Beatles' founders, chief songwriters, guitarists and vocalists, he pretty much permanently altered the face of pop culture.
John Lennon wrote this gentle folk-rock ballad in the autumn of 1965 at his home in Kenwood, St. George’s Hill Estate, Weybridge, Surrey. Just as "Yesterday" mysteriously came to Paul McCartney, "Nowhere Man" simply came to Lennon at dawn after he'd stayed up all night, struggling to come up with a new song for Rubber Soul. He happened upon a phrase, "nowhere man," which, he felt, described his own fears about himself.
The Beatles' 19th single in Britain — "Get Back," backed with "Don't Let Me Down" — was released April 11, 1969, so the song was already well known when the Let It Be album was released more than a year later. However, the single version (available on Past Masters) was recorded January 28, 1969 (as was "Don't Let Me Down"), while the album version was recorded the previous day — and it shows.
Following his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, Paul McCartney took over Hollywood Boulevard for a 15-song set. McCartney played two songs on the roof of the El Capitan Theatre before heading downstairs to delight a crowd of 10,000. He played some Beatles favorites and songs from his new album, New.