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Take a Dip in "Sour Milk Sea," a 1968 Track Featuring Three Beatles and Eric Clapton

The most famous thing Jackie Lomax, a former member of a Liverpool band called the Undertakers, was ever involved in is the recording of "Sour Milk Sea." The song, which was released in 1968, is legendary because it is very nearly a Beatles recording.Like a lot of Beatles songs, "Sour Milk Sea" was recorded—in the Sixties—at Abbey Road Studios in London. Also like a lot of Beatles songs, it was... …

George Harrison and Paul Simon Play "Here Comes the Sun"

On April 24, 1976, Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels appeared on SNL, which was still in its infancy, and offered the Beatles the whopping (and completely ludicrous) sum of $3,000 to regroup and perform three songs.“‘She Loves You,’ yeah, yeah, yeah—that’s $1,000 right there," Michaels said. "You know the words. It’ll be easy. Like I said, this is made out to ‘The Beatles.’ You [can]... …

Watch The Beatles Record "Hey Bulldog" in 1968

Even though the Beatles hired a film crew to document the 1969 recording sessions for what would become their final album, 1970's Let It Be, it's uncommon to see studio footage of the band at work before that time.Which is why the official "Hey Bulldog" music video is so unique.The February 1968 footage seen in the clip was originally utilized in the "Lady Madonna" promotional video, until... …

Guide to the Recording Equipment, Songs and Instruments Featured on The Beatles' 'Abbey Road'

While the Beatles spent the first months of 1969 getting back to their roots with the Let It Be sessions, EMI's Abbey Road Studios was moving headlong into the future.On November 23, 1968, Studio Two's control room had been outfitted with EMI's new TG12345 mixer, the first transistorized recording console in Abbey Road. The studio's old tube mixers were on their way out, their limited channels... …

Hear a Snippet of The Beatles' Unreleased 1963 Demo of "What Goes On"

A rare, unreleased demo of The Beatles' "What Goes On"—recorded in 1963 and featuring John Lennon on vocals—has surfaced on on eBay through Parlogram.Though the song would not be released by The Fab Four until 1965's Rubber Soul, the song actually predates The Beatles. Lennon originally wrote the song all the way back in the late Fifties, for his pre-Beatles group the Quarrymen.Lennon kept the... …

Exploring Eric Clapton's Collaborations with The Beatles, Part 2

Sometime in early 1968, when the Beatles' George Harrison invited Cream's Eric Clapton to play guitar on a tune—a psychedelic instrumental rocker that would wind up on Harrison's Wonderwall Music album—a great classic-rock tradition was born.For the next five decades—or at least through 2013—Clapton and his guitar would wind up in recording studios with the Beatles. And, of course, by "the... …

George Harrison and Gary Moore Play "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" in 1992

George Harrison wasn't exactly a fan of being "on the road."After the Beatles' final tour in 1966, he toured only twice as a solo artist. Twice! There was his '74 tour of the U.S. and his '91 tour of Japan. That's it.Outside of that, Harrison's official live performances were limited to special events, including the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh, the 1987 Prince's Trust Rock Gala and his April 6,... …

Review: Danelectro Baby Sitar

The electric sitar is often considered a novelty instrument that’s useful only for corny Indian music simulations, but songs like Steely Dan’s “Do It Again” and Van Halen’s “Primary” prove it can be a very inspiring alternative to the usual six-string solution.The reason more guitarists haven’t explored the sonic possibilities of the electric sitar is that original Sixties examples are rare and... …

The Acoustic Guitar Artistry of The Beatles' George Harrison

Of the four Beatles, George Harrison brought to the group an assortment of electric and acoustic guitar approaches, flavors influenced by everyone from Chet Atkins and Carl Perkins to the Byrds and Bob Dylan.Harrison’s pioneering use of the Rickenbacker 360/12 electric 12-string on songs like “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Ticket to Ride” added another dimension to the sound of Beatles music and... …

Fender Introduces George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster

Today, Fender officially introduced its new limited-edition George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster. This new Tele was inspired by the guitar Fender built specifically for Harrison—then a member of the Beatles—in 1968.The guitar—the brainchild of Fender luthier Roger Rossmeisl and the finished product of Philip Kubicki—was the first all-rosewood guitar ever to be produced by Fender. Harrison used... …

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