"You Can't Do That," one of many jealousy-themed songs in John Lennon's catalog, was released as the B-side of "Can't Buy Me Love" on March 20 while the band was hard at work filming A Hard Day's Night. It is the first of the film songs to be recorded at Abbey Road Studio Two -- on February 25, 1964 -- after the band's successful trip to the United States.
By the fall of 1965, the Beatles and George Martin had come to regard the recording studio as a place to experiment, think outside the box and slowly pull away from their tried-and-true formulas. On October 12 of that year, they did just that, recording a brilliant new John Lennon composition inspired by a clandestine affair he was having at the time. The recording would feature an exciting new tool, George Harrison's sitar.
A guitar solo from the George Harrison-penned Beatles song, "Here Comes the Sun," has been discovered at Abbey Road studios after 43 years. The solo, which never made the final cut on one of Harrison's two contributions to The Beatles' 1969 Abbey Road album, was found by Harrison's son Dhani, Beatles' producer George Martin and Martin's son Giles during a recent visit to the Abbey Road studios in London.
A new iPad app will allow Beatles and guitar fans the chance to check out the personal guitar collection of the late George Harrison. The app, The Guitar Collection: George Harrison, will be released through iTunes on February 23, two days before what would have been the former Beatle's 69th birthday.
John Lennon was killed in New York City 31 years ago today. That's more than three decades' worth of pissed-off Beatles fans asking, "What If"? What if Lennon were still alive? What kind of music would he be making right now? At what point would the Beatles have gotten back together? Would it have been awesome or a horrible mistake?
A few weeks back, we provided you with a list of 60-plus Beatles songs -- all of which feature guitar solos -- and asked you to vote for the song with the best solo of the bunch. Was it "Dizzy Miss Lizzy"? God, no.
Think about it: George Harrison and Jimmie Vaughan on the same song together ... a song that was written by Bob Dylan ... which was used on the soundtrack to something as crappy as Porky's Revenge, no less.
A rare amp once belonging to George Harrison -- and used for Beatles sessions -- will be sold at auction on December 15 at Bonhams in London, England. The amp, a Vox UL730, was used during recording sessions for Revolver and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart's Club Band. Its connection to the Beatles has been discovered only recently.
Over ten years ago, George Harrison presented a signed Fender Stratocaster and presented it to the Ann Arbor, Michigan headquarters of Borders -- the now-bankrupt book and music retailer -- where it sat in a glass case in the lobby.