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Rock Rewind: George Harrison “Got My Mind Set On You”

In between his work with The Beatles and The Traveling Wilburys, George Harrison was also successful as a solo artist. In fact, he actually has three number-one solo hits to his credit in the U.S., more than any of the other ex-Beatles (including Paul McCartney, who’s still kind of a big deal). After sort of peaking in the 1970s with “My Sweet Lord” and “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace […]

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The Beatles’ Grammy Salute Does Justice to Fab Four

Sunday night on CBS, The Recording Academy hosted a special “Grammy salute” concert event called “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America,” in commemoration of 50 years to the day that The Beatles first performed on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. Let’s be honest here: to ask a bunch of current musical celebrities to cover The Beatles in front of the two surviving Beatles is a daunting prospect in […]

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Rock Rewind: The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

The big news this weekend (no, not the Olympics, the other big news) is that February 9 marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 during their first trek to the United States.  Many mark that appearance as the beginning of the British Invasion for rock & roll, and certainly a moment that affected the musical landscape in this country. The music […]

The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963

The Beatles Release “Bootleg Recordings” on iTunes

Maneuver to avoid losing copyrights

On Tuesday, 59 previously unreleased recordings from The Beatles became available on iTunes in a special collection titled The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963. But it’s not because the surviving bandmates or their record label are being exceptionally generous. The tracks, which include demos, studio outtakes and live BBC recordings, were all set to tape around the band’s transitional period surrounding the release of 1963’s Please Please Me. According to European […]

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Rock Rewind: The Beatles “Love Me Do”

Seeing how this week marked the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first official single “Love Me Do” hitting the charts—and how fans gathered in Liverpool this week to break the world record for number of fans singing the song at the same time—it only seemed fitting for it to be this week’s Rock Rewind. Paul McCartney began writing “Love Me Do” while cutting class at age 16, and John Lennon […]

the beatles love me do

Music News Week In Review (October 6 Edition)

So…our music news headlines this week cover no fewer than three bands (or former bands) celebrating 50-year anniversaries. Call it a mostly retro-themed week in review. Anyhow…here are a few headlines you might have missed recently.   BEATLES FANS OBSERVE 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY BREAKING RECORD IN LIVERPOOL You’ll find lots of odd facts in the Guinness Book of World Records—among them, the most number of Beatles fans who gathered in […]