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Peter Jackson’s Mammoth Beatles Documentary Is A Feast For Fans

There is already a movie about the Beatles making Let It Be. It is called Let It Be. Throughout January 1969, a crew led by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg — who had helmed the Beatles’ music videos for “Paperback Writer,” “Rain,” “Hey Jude,” and “Revolution” among other work at the center of 1960s rock — filmed the Fab Four rehearsing, recording, and ultimately giving their final public performance on the roof of their Apple Corps. headquarters in London. The Let It Be movie famously depicts a ba...
Tags: Music, London, John Lennon, George Harrison, The Beatles, Movie Review, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Beatles, George Martin, Jude, Glyn Johns, Apple Corps, Linda McCartney


The Beatles: Get Back review – eight hours of TV so aimless it threatens your sanity

In Peter Jackson’s latest epic, the moments of inspiration and interest are marooned amid acres of meandering chit-chat. What a schlepThe Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be and its depressing accompanying documentary were always bugbears among the former Fabs. John Lennon dismissed the music as “badly recorded shit”; Paul McCartney was so horrified by the album that he masterminded a new version in 2003, shorn of the additions by Phil Spector, whom Lennon employed as a producer without telling McCart...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, Culture, Television & radio, Paul Mccartney, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Starr, Lennon, Phil Spector, Twickenham Studios, McCartney None of the Beatles


Grammy Nominations 2022: Surprises, Snubs, & More Takeaways

The Recording Academy continues to exist within its own strange dimension, one in which Jon Batiste is the center of the musical universe and the second Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett jazz duets album was one of the landmark popular music events of 2021. You have to hand it to them for the consistency, at least: So many extremely Grammys-esque artists were showered with nominations today in preparation for the Jan. 31 ceremony at, uh, Crypto.com Arena. Some of them, like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber a...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Foo Fighters, Nas, Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Paul Mccartney, AC/DC, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Drake


‘Annoying snobs was part of the fun’: Paul McCartney and more on the Beatles’ rooftop farewell

As Peter Jackson’s TV series Get Back recasts the Fab Four’s final days in a more positive light, the ex-Beatle remembers the responses to their historic gig above the streets of LondonIt’s lunchtime on a cold Thursday in January 1969. After weeks of sometimes difficult rehearsals and recordings, the Beatles and their new songs finally – and spectacularly – collide with the outside world. The occasion is now fixed in their iconography. On 30 January on the roof of 3 Savile Row, the London HQ of ...
Tags: Apple, Music, London, Television, Media, Film, Documentary, John Lennon, Disney, US, George Harrison, The Beatles, Society, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock


The Who’s Roger Daltrey Likens The Rolling Stones To A “Mediocre Pub Band”

Last month, Paul McCartney took a shot at the Rolling Stones in a New Yorker interview: “I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are,” McCartney said. “I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs.”
Tags: Music, News, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Paul Mccartney, New Yorker, Mccartney, Rolling Stones, Roger Daltrey


Watch Foo Fighters Cover The Beatles’ “Get Back” With Paul McCartney At Rock Hall Inductions

Foo Fighters were welcomed into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at last night’s induction ceremony. Paul McCartney was on-hand to introduce them, and in his speech he drew a parallel to his experience with the Beatles and Dave Grohl’s with Nirvana: “We had a great time with our groups, but then eventually tragedy happened, and my group broke up. The same happened with Dave: His group broke up under tragic circumstances. And so then the question is, what do you do now?”
Tags: Music, News, Foo Fighters, The Beatles, Dave, Paul Mccartney, Dave Grohl, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rock And Roll Hall, Rock Hall Inductions


The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney review – a man of his words

From All My Loving to Your Mother Should Know, the former Beatle illuminates a life spent puzzling how to get from the beginning of a song to its endAt the beginning of this two-volume book, Paul McCartney says that while he has no intention of writing his autobiography and has never kept a diary, it has been his habit throughout his adult life to turn his life experiences into the words of songs, and so here are 154 of them. With that kind of introduction you’d be forgiven for expecting them in...
Tags: Books, Music, The Beatles, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Autobiography and memoir, Michelle, Magneto, Ob La Di Ob La Da, Music books


Ken Dodd, Stockhausen and Psycho: unlocking Paul McCartney’s musical genius

When the Pultizer-prize winning poet was asked to collaborate with the former Beatle on a book, he gained a unique insight into the creative process behind the band’s biggest hitsTowards the end of 2016 I had a phone call from an unfamiliar number. The voice, though, was immediately familiar. The newly elected Donald Trump introduced himself quite matter-of-factly. He lost no time in getting to the point: would I be willing to come to Washington to serve as his “Poetry Supremo”?That Sir Paul McC...
Tags: Books, Music, Washington, The Beatles, Culture, Paul Mccartney, Donald Trump, Literary criticism, Donald Barthelme, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Roland Barthes, Jane Asher, Ken Dodd Stockhausen


When The Who Saved New York City After 9/11: Watch Their Cathartic Madison Square Garden Set (October 20, 2001)

A little more than a month after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, with the nation and world still reeling from that day, Madison Square Garden hosted The Concert for New York City. A benefit concert of the first order, it was also a thank you to the sacrifice of NYC’s fire and police departments, which had lost many members during that day. (The former had lost 343 firefighters.) But like a lot of things about that day twenty years later, it has sort of vanished down the cultural memory ho...
Tags: Garden, Facebook, Music, New York, College, New York City, America, Middle East, Tom Watson, David Bowie, Paul Mccartney, Billy Joel, Watson, World Trade Center, Giuliani, Forbes


The Langley Schools Music Project’s Innocence & Despair Turns 20

With its shout-outs to “Silly Willy From Philly” and “Mademoiselle Kitty,” Wings’ “Venus And Mars/Rock Show” medley was essentially a children’s song when Paul McCartney released it in 1975. As such, it’s a perfect introduction to the young artists of the Langley Schools Music Project. When they covered the song in 1977, they were all between 9 and 12 years old, with almost no proper music training among them, conducted by a teacher in way over his head. But they sound like they’re having the ti...
Tags: The Anniversary, The Langley Schools Music Project


Paul McCartney Writes About The Genesis Of “Eleanor Rigby”

“Initially, the priest was ‘Father McCartney,’ because it had the right number of syllables. I took the song to John at around that point, … and he said, ‘That’s great, Father McCartney.’ He loved it. But I wasn’t really comfortable with it.” – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Music, Paul Mccartney, John, Mccartney


Paul McCartney tells the story of writing Eleanor Rigby

From the Beatles 1966 album Revolver, "Eleanor Rigby" embodied a shift for the band from pop rock and rollers to a more mature group eager to experiment and harness the power of studio production and emerging technology. In the New Yorker, Paul McCartney wrote down the story behind all the lonely people. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Poetry, Paul Mccartney, Lyrics, Eleanor Rigby, I Went Into A Dream


Taylor Swift Will Make Rock Hall Debut Inducting And Covering Carole King

The 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will take place at the end of the month on October 30 at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, and today the Rock Hall has announced some of the celebrities that will be making an appearance at the induction, as Cleveland.com reports.
Tags: Music, News, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Jay-z, Paul Mccartney, Cleveland, Angela Bassett, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Carole King, Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren, Rock Hall, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Taylor Swift Will Make Rock Hall


John Lennon Finally Meets & Jams with His Hero, Chuck Berry (1972)

“If you had tried to give rock and roll another name, you would call it Chuck Berry,” says John Lennon by way of introduction to his hero in the clip above from The Mike Douglas Show. The two perform Berry’s “Memphis, Tennessee” and “Johnny B. Goode” (with Lennon’s backing band, Elephant’s Memory, and unwelcome discordant backing vocals from Yoko). The moment was a major highlight of Lennon’s post-Beatles’ career. The year was 1972, and Lennon and Yoko Ono had taken over Douglas’ show fo...
Tags: Facebook, Music, California, College, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Ronald Reagan, Paul Mccartney, Elvis Presley, John, Keith Richards, Beatles, Mccartney, Lennon, Douglas, PAUL


PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth, Madonna: the unseen archives of rock photographer Tony Mott

He’s partied with Queen. Tom Petty had his email. Now one of Australia’s most accomplished rock photographers has been digging through his negativesRock’n’roll photographer Tony Mott has led the kind of life that for the rest of us seems like a surreal dream. Travelling with Paul McCartney. Partying with Queen. He has photographed everyone from Prince to Rihanna to Marianne Faithfull. But when he talks about his work, what’s clear is his unbridled passion and affection for music and its creators...
Tags: Music, Australia, Rihanna, Culture, Pop and rock, Sydney, Paul Mccartney, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Sinead O'connor, Kylie Minogue, Sonic Youth, Whitney Houston, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Kim Gordon


‘It was John who wanted a divorce’: McCartney sets the record straight on Beatles split

Rock history has painted Paul McCartney as the man who broke up the band. Now he reveals that it was Lennon who was first to look for a way outIt remains the most analysed break-up in rock history: the one that set the template. When the Beatles split more than 50 years ago and Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr went their separate ways, it was McCartney who shouldered most of the blame.But now McCartney is setting the record straight for good. “I didn’t instigate the s...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, UK News, Culture, Paul Mccartney, Radio 4, John, Ringo Starr, Mccartney, Lennon, Johnny, Paul McCartney John Lennon George Harrison


Dave Grohl Shares Storyteller Chapter About The Greatest Night Of His Musical Life

Dave Grohl just published his book The Storyteller, a memoir of sorts comprising narrative snapshots from his life and career. The project began during the pandemic with the Instagram account @davestruestories, which in turn evolved into a blog, also called Dave’s True Stories. Today one of the stories in the book has made its way back to that blog.
Tags: Music, News, Foo Fighters, Dhani Harrison, George Harrison, The Beatles, Dave, Paul Mccartney, Dave Grohl, Ringo Starr, George Martin, Ravi Shankar


The Beach Boys’ Lost Concert: Watch the Band Perform Their Classics at Their Zenith (1964)

In early 1964, there could hardly have been an American teenager ignorant of the Beach Boys. Singing in immaculate harmonies about surfing, hot rods, girls, and root beer — as well as various combinations and permutations thereof — they soon found themselves riding an unprecedentedly high wave, so to speak, of postwar teen culture. On the other side of the pond, the Beatles had been hard at work playing to demographically similar, also-enraptured audiences. In February of 1964 the Fab Fo...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Washington, America, Paul Mccartney, Brian Wilson, Seoul, Dennis, Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike, Lesley Gore, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Doug Supernaw


Beatles on the brink: the truth about the Fab Four’s final days

The director’s new documentary weaves together hours of unseen footage to dispel many myths about the band’s final weeks. John Harris, who was involved in the project, tells the inside storyOn paper, the idea looked brilliant. In the opening weeks of January 1969, the Beatles were working up new songs for a televised concert, and being filmed as they did so. Where the event would take place was unclear – but as rehearsals at Twickenham film studios went on, one of their associates came up with t...
Tags: Books, Music, Film, John Lennon, Disney, George Harrison, The Beatles, Yoko Ono, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Libya, Peter Jackson, Music Documentary, Ringo Starr, Mediterranean


"The pay was 9 pounds — about $17. With two young children to feed, she showed up at 8:30 p.m. to tune her harp and was handed a piece of sheet music."

Only later did she learn that the notes she played were to be the intro on 'She’s Leaving Home' by the Beatles.... Mrs. Bromberg’s harp intro and rhythm, backed by a full string section, set the poignant tone of the track before Paul McCartney (who recorded separately) began the lyric 'Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock as the day begins.'...  She played harp on two early James Bond films starring Sean Connery — 'Dr. No' (1962) and 'Goldfinger' (1964)... She also performed the solo intro to the 1976...
Tags: Music, London, Law, The Beatles, Ukraine, Bbc, United States, Bob Dylan, Paul Mccartney, James Bond, Shirley Bassey, Michael Jackson, Tom Jones, Sean Connery, Kiev, Dylan


Paul McCarney vs. Brian Wilson: A Rivalry That Inspired Pet Sounds, Sgt. Pepper, and Other Classic Albums

One could argue that the album as we know it didn’t exist before the mid-1960s. As a medium of recorded music, the “long-playing” 33 1⁄3 rpm record was introduced in 1948, and the market proved quick to take it up. A great many musicians recorded LPs over the following decade and a half, but these were produced and consumed primarily as bundles of individual songs. The heyday of radio, which lasted into the 1950s, imbued the single — especially the hit single — with enormous cultural pow...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Beach Boys, History, Paul Mccartney, Brian Wilson, Seoul, Beatles, Mccartney, Wilson, Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club, Colin Marshall, Paul McCarney, 21st Century Los Angeles, George Martin Break Down


Paul McCartney vs. Brian Wilson: A Rivalry That Inspired Pet Sounds, Sgt. Pepper, and Other Classic Albums

One could argue that the album as we know it didn’t exist before the mid-1960s. As a medium of recorded music, the “long-playing” 33 1⁄3 rpm record was introduced in 1948, and the market proved quick to take it up. A great many musicians recorded LPs over the following decade and a half, but these were produced and consumed primarily as bundles of individual songs. The heyday of radio, which lasted into the 1950s, imbued the single — especially the hit single — with enormous cultural pow...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Beach Boys, History, Paul Mccartney, Brian Wilson, Seoul, Beatles, Mccartney, Wilson, Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, George Martin Break Down, Beach Boys Given


‘I’m a one in a billion’ – how Diane Warren penned windswept power ballads for Cher, Gaga and Dion

She’s the queen of the power ballad mega hit – and has even written songs for Biden, Harris and Ringo Starr. Now the world’s most successful female songwriter is finally releasing her own albumAt the end of the 1990s, when Diane Warren was the unrivalled queen of the power ballad, her music publisher presented her with a quartet of gold discs and a plaque hailing her as “the career saviour of the 90s”. The discs celebrated the windswept mega-hits Warren had written for Toni Braxton (Un-Break My ...
Tags: Music, US, Music Industry, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Warren, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Cher, Leann Rimes, Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Toni Braxton, Dion, Celine Dion


McCartney 3, 2, 1 review – the Fab Four as you’ve never heard them before

This bounteous feast for Beatles fans sees Paul McCartney dive into the back catalogue with producer Rick Rubin – who then does something truly amazingLong before their mop-topped world domination, Paul McCartney and George Harrison went hitchhiking. Paul, being the sensible one, had packed a camping stove and a can of rice pudding. “Ambrosia,” confided McCartney to his interviewer, music producer and Beatles superfan Rick Rubin, who, being American, hid bewilderment at this dismal 63-year-old E...
Tags: Music, Television, George Harrison, The Beatles, Culture, Television & radio, Paul Mccartney, Beatles, Mccartney, George, PAUL, Rick Rubin, Widnes, Link Furniture


Paul McCartney to reveal unseen Beatles lyrics in new book

The Lyrics will feature a ‘self-portrait’ in 154 songs, including the unrecorded Tell Me Who He IsPaul McCartney will include the previously unseen lyrics to an unrecorded Beatles song in his forthcoming book The Lyrics.On Monday, the former Beatle revealed the 154 songs to feature in the book, which will be based on conversations McCartney had with the poet Paul Muldoon. Described as a “self-portrait in 154 songs”, The Lyrics will feature songs from throughout McCartney’s career, including Blac...
Tags: Books, Publishing, Music, The Beatles, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Mccartney, Paul Muldoon, Music books, Jude Band


Harmony, melancholy and the Everly Brothers’ indelible influence

From Neil Young to Keith Richards, a generation of musicians revered Phil and Don’s haunting music• US music star Don Everly dies aged 84Among the hundreds of hours of outtakes from the recording sessions that eventually became the Beatles’ Let It Be album, there is a version of Two of Us, taped on 25 January 1969. As John Lennon and Paul McCartney harmonise, the latter says to the former: “Take it, Phil”, a reference to Phil and Don Everly, the duo upon whom the pair had originally attempted to...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, Neil Young, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Keith Richards, Mccartney, Lennon, Don, Phil, Don Everly, Everly Brothers, Phil Everly


Devoted to You: the indelible influence of the Everly Brothers

From Neil Young to Keith Richards, a generation of musicians revered Phil and Don’s ambitious music• US music star Don Everly dies aged 84Among the hundreds of hours of outtakes from the recording sessions that eventually became the Beatles’ Let It Be album, there is a version of Two of Us, taped on 25 January 1969. As John Lennon and Paul McCartney harmonise, the latter says to the former: “Take it, Phil”, a reference to Phil and Don Everly, the duo upon whom the pair had originally attempted t...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, Neil Young, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Keith Richards, Mccartney, Lennon, Don, Phil, Don Everly, Everly Brothers, Phil Everly


50 years later, these are the most influential albums of 1971

If you could only listen to the popular music of a single year in history, what would you pick? Actually, never mind. The correct answer is 1971 and no other will be accepted, because 50 years later, the music of 1971 remains as vital, as influential, as unsurpassed as ever it was. Sure, the top single of the year was Three Dog Night’s “Joy To The World,” and depending on how you feel about talking bullfrogs that may or may not be your thing. But if you were to spin the AM radio dial that year y...
Tags: Music, California, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, New York City, John Lennon, San Francisco, Sport, Earth, Radiohead, Things To Do, Soccer, Maine, Dolly Parton, Palmer, David Bowie


Watch this young Paul McCartney deepfake turn into Beck

Paul McCartney is 79 but in his latest music video released just a few days ago he’s been cleverly “de-aged” to appear as the fresh-faced Beatle of yesteryear.
Tags: Music, News, Beck, Trends, Paul Mccartney, Music Video, Movies & TV, Deepfake


The Origin of the Rooftop Concert: Before the Beatles Came Jefferson Airplane, and Before Them, Brazilian Singer Roberto Carlos (1967)

When did the first rooftop concert happen? Probably not long after construction of the first rooftop. How could early humans resist such an opportunity to project sound over the heads of a crowd? But if we’re talking about a Rooftop Concert, we’re talking about a special genre of gig defined by The Beatles’ farewell rooftop show in London on January 30, 1969. Since that historic moment, each time musicians take to a rooftop, they inevitably face comparisons with the Fab Four, even if the...
Tags: Facebook, Music, New York, London, Bono, College, New York City, America, House, Paul Mccartney, Brazil, Elvis Presley, Martin Luther King, Frank Sinatra, Beatles, Latin America



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