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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

Elvis Costello’s Musician Father (and Doppelgänger) Performing in 1963

If you were an English boy growing up in the 1960s, and your dad met the Queen mum, you’d come away with some pretty heavy duty bragging rights. What if your dad didn’t just meet her, but commanded her attention for a full three minutes… an event you witnessed on the telly, along with 21.2 million others? That’s what happened to young Declan Patrick McManus, or Elvis Costello as he’s more commonly known these days. Unfortunately, his musician father Ross’s calypso-inflected, Trini Lopez-inspired...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Australia, College, John Lennon, The Beatles, Pete Seeger, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Ross, Mersey, Margaret, Bill Brown, McManus, Declan, Lilian

‘I just can’t believe it exists’: Peter Jackson takes us into the Beatles vault locked up for 52 years

Ahead of his epic series Get Back, the director reveals the secrets of 60 hours of intimate, unseen footage of the Fab Four – and why it turns everything we know about their final days upside downWhen the world closed down in March 2020, most of us had to make do with pretending to enjoy video calls with friends or baking bread. Peter Jackson, meanwhile, was busy sifting through a mountain of unseen footage – 60 hours in total – of the Beatles, shot by the director Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969.H...
Tags: Music, Television, Film, Disney, The Beatles, Culture, Television & radio, New Zealand, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Michael Lindsay Hogg, Lindsay Hogg

‘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

Spoon – “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” (The Beatles Cover)

It’s nearly Thanksgiving, which means that it’s basically Christmas. Spotify is celebrating with new additions to its Spotify Singles: Holiday playlist from Spoon, Nao, Ashnikko, Misterwives, and more.
Tags: Music, The Beatles, New Music, Spoon

A moment that changed me: ‘After 102 days in intensive care, I finally came home’

A year after I left hospital, I’m still getting over the Covid that almost killed me. But I’m not going to waste another minute of my lifeI was in a wheelchair when they brought me home at the end of September 2020. I had been in intensive care for 102 days. For the first two months my wife, Plum, had not been allowed to visit, instead receiving daily reports on my condition – recurrent delirium, two heart attacks, stents, kidney dialysis, pneumonia, memory loss and tracheotomy – all brought on ...
Tags: Health, Music, The Beatles, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, NHS, Coronavirus

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

Wilco – “Don’t Let Me Down” & “Dig A Pony” (The Beatles Covers)

Yesterday, at the behest of a giant corporation, Katy Perry covered the Beatles. Today, Wilco are doing something similar. Perry’s version of “All You Need Is Love” is part of a Gap ad campaign. You might not hear Wilco’s versions of “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Dig A Pony” in any TV commercials, but their covers are coming out today as Amazon Music’s [RE]DISCOVER campaign, which is focusing on the Let It Be-era Beatles this month. There’s not a whole lot of functional difference between what both ...
Tags: Music, The Beatles, Wilco, Katy Perry, Amazon Music, New Music, Perry

Katy Perry – “All You Need Is Love” (The Beatles Cover)

The Beatles’ starry-eyed 1967 single “All You Need Is Love” is almost certainly the worst of that band’s 20 #1 hits. Today, the song reaches a sort of logical conclusion. Katy Perry, someone with a whole lot of #1 hits herself, has covered “All You Need Is Love” for a Gap ad campaign.
Tags: Music, The Beatles, Katy Perry, New Music, Mark Romanek

Watch A Trailer For Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary Get Back

For a while now, Peter Jackson — perhaps best-known as the lord of the Lord Of The Rings extended film universe — has been working on a documentary about the recording sessions for the Beatles’ final album Let It Be. The Beatles: Get Back was originally supposed to be a movie, but a few months back we learned that it would instead be a six-hour Disney+ series, which will be doled out on the streaming service in two-hour installments over Thanksgiving weekend. Sounds like a great thing to bond ov...
Tags: Music, News, Disney, The Beatles, Peter Jackson

‘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

Unreleased John Lennon recording sells for £43,000 in Denmark

Song and interview were recorded by Danish schoolboys during Lennon and Yoko Ono’s stay in Thy in 1970A cassette tape recording of an interview by Danish schoolboys with John Lennon and Yoko Ono in which the Beatles star sings a previously unreleased song has been sold at auction in Copenhagen for £43,000.The 33-minute audio track was recorded by four teenagers as part of a report for their school magazine in January 1970, just months before the Beatles announced their breakup. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, World news, Yoko Ono, Culture, Denmark, Copenhagen, Beatles, Lennon

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

Yebba Is The Real Deal

You could be forgiven for assuming Yebba is British. The singer born Abbey Smith — her stage name is Abbey backwards — is working in a hip-hop-adjacent retro soul realm that, in the 21st century, has been dominated by English singers like Amy Winehouse, Duffy, and Adele. One listen to “Boomerang,” the most decidedly Winehouse-esque throwback on Yebba’s debut album Dawn, is enough to clue you in to Back To Black producer Mark Ronson’s involvement. But no, Yebba is not from the UK. She’s from Arka...
Tags: Music, UK, Cma Awards, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Friends, Future, The Beatles, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Arkansas, Ariana Grande, Chris Martin, Mark Ronson, Coldplay, Demi Lovato

"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

Stream Drake’s New Album Certified Lover Boy

It’s been more than a year since Drake released “Laugh Now, Cry Later,” which was billed as the lead single from a new album called Certified Lover Boy. In the interim, he’s pushed back the album a couple times and released the stopgap EP Scary Hours 2, which ended up becoming a record-setting smash hit. Now, after a lengthy buildup that saw tensions between Drake and Kanye West reigniting, CLB is finally here, ridiculous cover art and all.
Tags: Music, Nicki Minaj, Future, The Beatles, Jay-z, Kanye West, Rick Ross, Drake, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, R. Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, New Music, Lil Durk, CLB, Bun B

The Beatles’ Let It Be Gets Deluxe Reissue With Previously Unreleased Mixes And Outtakes

In recent years, as the Beatles’ late-period masterpieces have all turned 50, we’ve been getting deluxe anniversary editions of those albums with demos and session recordings and new mixes. The most recent of those was Abbey Road, the last full-on studio album that the Beatles ever made; the reissue came out in 2019. Today, the people in charge of managing the band’s legacy have announced that the Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be, which was started before Abbey Road and essentially cobbled together...
Tags: Music, News, The Beatles, Beatles, Abbey Road

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

20 Amazing Classic Music Acts Still Popular In 2020

MusicWatch - #1 Internet Music Media SiteMany 60's and 70's chart topping music acts are still hugely popular music charting acts in 2020. Check them out below! 20. Aerosmith  19. Kiss   18. Lynyrd Skynyrd   17. Daryl Hall & John Oates    16. Dolly Parton 15. Elton John 14. Billy Joel    13. The Beach Boys   12. The Eagles   11. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band  10. Bob Marley & The Wailers  9. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ...
Tags: Music, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Billy Joel, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Ac Dc, Lists, Bob Marley, Journey, Unknown, Aerosmith, Eagles

The Beatles in India: ‘With their long hair and jokes, they blew our minds!’

Two new documentaries offer intriguing insights on how the Beatles’ 1967 escape to study transcendental meditation shaped the band and India, baffled the KGB – and saw Ringo survive on a diet of baked beansIn 1968, Paul Saltzman was a lost soul. The son of a Canadian TV weatherman, he was working as a sound engineer for the National Film Board of Canada in India when he received a “Dear John” letter from the woman he thought was going to be his wife. “I was devastated,” he says. “Then someone on...
Tags: Music, Film, India, The Beatles, Life and style, Meditation, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Ringo, Rishikesh, KGB, Saltzman, Documentary films, Paul Saltzman, National Film Board of Canada in India, New Delhi University

The Beatles' 'Blackbird' sung in the indigenous Mi'kmaq tongue

Via WBUR: A high school student from Nova Scotia, Canada, [16-year-old Emma] Stevens had the help of Katani Julian, who works in language revitalization. It's part of a combined effort to spread awareness of Indigenous language and culture."My language is very different from other ones," Stevens says. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, The Beatles, Indigenous Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Blackbird, Languages, Stevens, Cover Songs, Nova Scotia Canada, Language Rights, Music Cover, Mi& 039, kmaq, Emma -RSB- Stevens

Phil Spector defined the toxic music svengali – a figure that persists today

Spector, who has died aged 81, created a culture of cruelty that was seen by the music industry as a symptom of genius. It’s a scenario that has played out again and againThe list of abuses Phil Spector doled out to his ex-wife Ronnie Spector is horrifying. He threatened to display her dead body in a glass-lidded gold coffin if she ever left him; he wouldn’t let her wear shoes in the house in case she ran away, and he put barbed wire and guard dogs around his mansion to make sure that she couldn...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, Music Industry, Culture, The Ramones, Aaliyah, Ellie Goulding, Mariah Carey, Ryan Adams, Phil Spector, R Kelly, Celine Dion, Spector, Ronnie Spector

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