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When the Beatles Refused to Play Before Segregated Audiences on Their First U.S. Tour (1964)

When American rock and roll made its way to the UK in the 1950s and 60s, along with a burgeoning folk and blues revival, many young British fans hadn’t been conditioned to think of music in the same way as their U.S. counterparts. “Unlike racially segregated Americans,” for example, “the Beatles didn’t see—or hear—the difference between Elvis and Chuck Berry,” writes Joseph Tirella, “between the Everly Brothers and the Marvelettes.” They also couldn’t see playing to segregated audien...
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Paul McCartney's 'No More Lonely Nights' (1984)

I enjoyed this period of Paul and sort of fondly remember the movie Give My Regards to Broad Street but it was completely unmemorable. Woke up with this stuck in my head tho.
Tags: Video, Music, News, Paul Mccartney, Nostalgia, Beatles, PAUL, Broad Street

John Lennon called this song "one of the greatest strange records"

Rosie and the Originals' "Angel Baby" (1960) is a classic doo wop ballad, beloved (and covered) by John Lennon. Lennon was a fan of the flipside of that record too, "Give Me Love," but only because it's wonderfully awful. From Jonathan Cott's book Days That I Remember: Spending Time with John Lennon & Yoko Ono: "This is really one of the greatest strange records,” [Lennon] remarked. “It's all just out of beat, and everyone misses it. The A side was the hit, 'Angel Baby'— which is one o...
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"boned... too much..."

(Gizmodo).Made me think of this great song:Ooh, and it's alright and it's coming onWe gotta get right back to where we started fromLove is good, love can be strongWe gotta get right back to where we started fromNOTICED AFTER PUBLISHING: The science story is about crows and the singer is named Nightingale. I love accidental rhymes like that. And love is good, love can be strong... and who's to say when you've "boned... too much..."?NOW: You might wonder, Althouse, if you're reminded of a "get bac...
Tags: Music, Law, Birds, Evolution, Gizmodo, Beatles, Nightingale, Ann Althouse, Althouse, Loretta Martin, JJ Cadiz

‘I Knew Inevitably It Would Betray You.’ James Taylor on Avoiding the Trap of Celebrity

It’s a dreary afternoon, so James Taylor is building us a fire. First he drags a bucket of kindling into the living room of his sprawling western Massachusetts house. Then he kneels on the rug in front of the hearth and begins, with deliberate precision, to chop up a few choice pieces of wood with a hatchet. Once the fire is crackling, he slowly unfolds himself into a standing position–all six-plus feet of him, still lanky and imposing at 71–and settles into a plush armchair. It’s the kind ...
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50 years ago, these were the No. 1 albums and singles of 1970

The calendar said the 1960s were over, but you wouldn’t have known it from the 11 albums that reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 1970. There, the sounds of the decade in which rock and roll stormed the mainstream and pushed aside the remnants of Fifties pop music, still ruled supreme. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were the kings of the scene as the ’70s began. Simon & Garfunkel’s farewell album, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was the top-selling album of the year. Its title track was the top-...
Tags: Music, New York City, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul Simon, Sport, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Things To Do, Soccer, Paul Mccartney, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Jackson, Carlos Santana, Beatles

50 Year After Abbey Road: Two Worlds Of Music Listening

With the Beatle's Abbey Road near the top of the charts 50 years after release, MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan explores how older , physical-focused music fans remain the quickest route to high-value, large-scale revenue, as well as,  much and how little has changed in the music industry. __________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog Half a century after it first after it first topped the charts, the Beatles’ Abbey Road is back at the summit of the U...
Tags: Music, UK, US, Beatles, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Universal Music, Abbey Road, Billie Eilish, Malone Martin Garrix, Bille Eilish

It Was 52 Years Ago Today…

July 1, 1967 was the day that Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band started its fifteen week run at the top of the Billboard 100 chart. It is (un)arguably the greatest album of all time. But as big a fan as I am, I had some idea of how much had gone into the creation of it…but I’m not a real musician so I didn’t really grasp everything that was going on in it musically. That is, until I saw this excellent BBC documentary (aired on PBS stateside) in which musical composer Howard Goodall takes yo...
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Olivia, Gary and the Zombies

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Olivia Newton-John for my my "House Call" column in the paper's Mansion section (go here). Until I began my pre-interview research, I had no idea Olivia's grandfather was Max Born, the physicist and mathematician who received a Nobel Prize for developing quantum mechanics. Or that when her mother was little, Albert Einstein played violin in her mother's home in Germany while her father played piano. As Olivia pertly remarked, "Well, at leas...
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Cover Songs As A Marketing Asset

For developing artists, cover songs can be an incredibly valuable marketing asset. Instantly recognizable hits or cult classics can help bridge the divide between an artist and a potential fan who might be otherwise unfamiliar with the artist's material. _______________________ Guest post by Jake Udell of Art of Manager Cover songs seem to be an underutilized marketing asset for developing artists. They have instant familiarity. If you take a song and flip it in an entirely new dire...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Justin Bieber, Limp Bizkit, Coachella, Jack White, Beatles, Chris, Jeff Buckley, Chris Stapleton, Shawn Mendes, OutKast, Morgane, Jake Udell

He had countless hit records. You never heard of him.

Hal Blaine, the behind-the-scenes heartbeat of over 40 #1 hits, has died at 90. Many records by 1960s and 1970s artists were secretly recorded by session musicians and singers. These unheralded performers were some of the most talented artists ever. None Drummer Hal Blaine died on March 11 at 90 years young. Though you may not know his name, he was arguably the most important drummer in the history of recorded music. And the fact that so few were aware of his existence is no accident. If you'...
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David Lee Roth explains jazz using The Beatles.

The Van Halen frontman was asked by Joe Rogan to explain jazz:“…We will do it in the old Beatles style, here is the best way to go for somebody that’s interested [in Jazz]. The old Lennon note and McCartney note. The McCartney note is always kinda happy... There’s a darkness among those last three notes. That’s where you get a little bit of pepper in the chocolate, ya know. It’s a little wistful, a little melancholy and when you put them together it doesn’t sound like they do but if I could I wo...
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The Band Everyone Thought Was The Beatles: Revisit the Klaatu Conspiracy of 1976

In 1976, hundreds of diehard Beatles fans became convinced that the mysterious album 3:47 EST by the band Klaatu was actually a new release from The Beatles in disguise, after a DJ in Providence, Rhode Island played one of its songs on the radio. Shortly afterward, Steve Smith discovered the album at the newspaper he worked for, Rhode Island’s The Providence Journal, listened to it, and became immediately intrigued. The album contained no photographs, no identifying information at all, a...
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Listen to the last song John Lennon recorded

On November 14, 1980, John Lennon recorded three rough songs at the apartment he shared with Yoko Ono in New York City's The Dakota apartments. "You Saved My Soul (With Your True Love)" was the last demo he recorded before he was murdered on December 8, 1980 outside his home. Listen above.
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The Beatles: absolutely wonderful recording studio "bloopers"

The fun is contagious. "I'll try to remember, John, and if I don't it's just too bad INNIT!?"
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What Beatles 2018 Success Says About Streaming's Future [Mark Mulligan]

Almost 50 years after The Beatles disbanded, the Fab Four remain Universal Music Group's fourth best seller of the last year. MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan takes a fascinating dive into the numbers to discover what that implies for streaming's future and the long term revenue that it may deliver to artists and labels. __________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and The Music Industry Blog Universal Music Group recorded an impressive €6 billion ($6.8 billion USD) in revenue i...
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Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs decided to play around with one of the most recognizable metal songs of all... The post METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" Covered In 20 Styles from THE BEATLES to THE DOORS, STEVIE WONDER, PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC and more appeared first on Metal Injection.
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Soul Serenade: The Exciters, “Tell Him”

I’ve written about the Exciters before in this column, back in 2013. But that story was more of a reminiscence about my first band and a song called “Do-Wah-Diddy” that we included in our set. It just so happened that the song was originally recorded by the Exciters in 1963. I can’t claim that we were aware of their recording and in truth, we were inspired by the hit version of the song by Manfred Mann that rocketed up the charts a few months after the Exciters version. In 1961, Brenda Reid, Car...
Tags: Music, New York, Liverpool, Nashville, Atlantic City, Jamaica, Beatles, The Masters, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Rca Records, The Righteous Brothers, Carter, Springfield, Queens New York

A Virtual Tour of Every Place Referenced in The Beatles’ Lyrics: In 12 Minutes, Travel 25,000 Miles Across England, France, Russia, India & the US

Ach, the wonders and the blunders of the Internet. The wonder: Vanity Fair--lovely magazine, a bit too many stories about the royals and billionaires though--has the budget and the wherewithal to commission this video. It’s a 12 minute ride around the world using Google Maps, touching down to show locations mentioned in the Beatles lyrics, from Liverpool to the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota to Moscow, where the balalaikas are always ringing out. The blunder: it’s laced with inaccuracies...
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50 years ago, these were the No. 1 albums and music singles of 1969

In 1969 you either bought your music on black plastic circles and used a needle to scratch sounds out of the vinyl, heard it on the airwaves, most likely on a lo-fi AM radio, or, if you were lucky, saw your favorite bands and musicians live in concert. The best-selling album of the year, Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” plateaued at No. 4 on the charts, but that’s probably because the 10 albums that made it to the top were more uniformly solid, nearly all of them still considered classics....
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Ozzfest returned to ring in New Year's at LA's Fabulous Forum on Monday, and while Ozzy headlined, the big surprise... The post NIKKI SIXX Joins ROB ZOMBIE & MARILYN MANSON For Cover of THE BEATLES' "Helter Skelter" appeared first on Metal Injection.
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How to write a hit – 10 top songwriting tips from famous musicians

Even if you’ve written one hundred songs before, sitting down to write a song can be one of the hardest things to do as a musician. Whether it be finding inspiration, finding the right key, hearing which chord comes next, or the message you want to convey there are lots of things you can do to make sure that you’re songwriting in a way that works for you. Here are 20 great tips to aid you in writing your next masterpiece or hit single from some of the world’s biggest and most accomplished ...
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A Place for Us: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and the Legacy Captured in 'Imagine John Yoko'

None The resilience of a pop song anthem may not always be obvious on paper. Lyrics are scribbled on stationery from the New York Hilton. They're hasty, immediate, three verses that seem to be the basis for something, but on paper they're not much. They're just four lines suggesting the listener/reader to consider alternatives, and the fifth resolves on a universal level: "Imagine all the people…" When a peaceful pop song comes across as a suggestion, it's easy to follow this lead. Imagine ever...
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Music Gifts for the Holidays

As someone who writes on classic rock, pop, soul and jazz for The Wall Street Journal, I'm the recipient of an enormous amount of music CDs, vinyl, videos and books. Here are my favorites that you might like as well as gifts for friends, family or yourself this holiday season: Bob Dylan—More Blood, More Tracks, The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 (Columbia/Legacy). Based on Bob Dylan's official bootleg output from Columbia in recent years, one could fairly assume the folk-rock Verrazzano-Narrows Bridg...
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Critic’s Pick: Deep Inside the Beatles’ White Album, 50 Years Later

An anniversary reissue, which includes remixes, reveals a band painstakingly working for an elusive perfection, running through songs again and again.
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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this scroll back through happenings in the music industry of the past week, we revisit Spotify's stock price dip, a massively expensive Beatles Pinball Machine, how the rise of smart speakers has been impacting music consumption (in a good way!) and much more! Spotify Stock Below IPO Day Price, $6.7B Off Peak Valuation New Beatles Pinball Machine May Be Most Expensive Ever [VIDEO] Study Reveals How Smart Speakers Impact Music Consumption What Role Will The Copyri...
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New Beatles Pinball Machine May Be Most Expensive Ever [VIDEO]

An limited edition of an official Beatles pinball machine is for sale on the Beatles Store and it may be the most expensive pinball machines of all time.  Pinball manufacturer Stern was at the Pinball Expo 2018 in Chicago this past weekend, but didn’t unveil a new machine, according to geek-tastic gamer website What the company did do, however, was quietly drop the Beatles pinball machine online a few days later. “As you can see from the video below, this game has b...
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Listen to The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," a stunning unreleased version

From "The Beatles (White Album) Super Deluxe Edition" coming next month, this gorgeous early acoustic version of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." From Rolling Stone: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (Acoustic Version, Take 2) was recorded on July 25th, 1968, with just George on guitar and Paul on harmonium. It’s a dark and meditative draft of a still-evolving song, as Paul follows along, learning the chords. George tells the Abbey Road crew, “Maybe you’d have to give him his o...
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Cassette Store Day is coming, when you'll be able to pick up the Beastles "Ill Submarine"!

dj BC (previously) writes, "You might be familiar with my Beastles mashup project from some years ago. The album "Ill Submarine" is dropping on TAPE on Cassette Store Day, October 13th 2018! I guess tapes are unpopular enough that no one anticipates copyright lawsuits. Speaking of copyright fear, the vinyl editions of this project, and of Wu Orleans, are not being pressed any more. So if you see one, get it."
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"I believe that the flat-6 chord in the bridge of 'Peggy Sue' (F major in the key of A major) when Buddy Holly sings 'pretty pretty pretty pretty Peggy Sue'..."

"... was a prophetic moment in early rock ‘n’ roll — a rare example of an uptempo ‘50s rock song to venture outside the conventional 1, 4, and 5 chords — that probably inspired the Beatles to make similarly bold chord choices in songs like 'I Want to Hold Your Hand.'"Writes my son John (at Facebook). The occasion to think about that song is the death of Peggy Sue Gerron. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal has the obituary:Gerron, an Olton native, went to Lubbock High, where she met and dated Jerry “J...
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