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Of all the Beatles songs, which one is most streamed in digital media?

I heard the answer on the car radio today (on the Beatles channel), and it was surprising, but you can work out the logic of it, once you know. I wonder if you can guess without looking it up. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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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'...
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Entertainment, Wikipedia, Glen Campbell, Los Angeles, Katy Perry, Innovation, Metallica, Singer, Recording, Detroit, Frank Sinatra, Guitar

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...
Tags: Law, John Lennon, Happiness, Metaphor, Paul Mccartney, Jazz, Thelonious Monk, John, Beatles, Mccartney, Lennon, Leonard Cohen, Van Halen, Bowie, PAUL, Cohen

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...
Tags: Google, Music, California, College, Toronto, Paul Mccartney, Smith, Steve Smith, Rhode Island, Ringo Starr, Beatles, Starr, Mccartney, Lennon, Cbc, Facebook Twitter

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.
Tags: Video, Music, News, New York City, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Beatles, Dakota, Nobody Told Me There'd Be Days Like These

That chord.

Yeah, that was the Rickenbacker 12-string @GeorgeHarrison used in "A Hard Day's Night." Look at the chord he's playing. It's from the instrumental break of "Bells of Rhymney." :-) — Roger McGuinn (@RogerMcGuinn) March 9, 2019 Wikipedia says: G7add9sus4, G7sus4, or G11sus4 and others below.Part of the chord is an Fadd9 It is F with a G on top. — Roger McGuinn (@RogerMcGuinn) March 9, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, George Harrison, Beatles, The Byrds, Roger McGuinn, Ann Althouse

Neil Sedaka celebrates 80 years and a lifetime of loving and making music: ‘Fortunately, I had the goods’

Maxie the Taxi Sedaka and his wife, Eleanor, were barely making ends meet on his salary as a Brooklyn cab driver when their son’s second-grade teacher, Evelyn Glance, suggested they get him piano lessons. For a 6-year-old, Neil was showing an incredible musical aptitude in choral class, and could very well be a child prodigy. If so, they should buy him a piano. Maxie the Taxi gulped. How much did pianos cost? He was already working long shifts driving a cab to support his family, maybe he could ...
Tags: England, New York, News, New York City, America, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Elton John, Beverly Hills, Local News, Beatles, Eleanor, Rachmaninoff, Jackie Robinson, Dodgers

"The man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud/But nobody ever hears him or the sound he appears to make..."

I was amused by this perfect version of the old Beatles song. I must have heard it before — it's from 1968 — but I don't remember. The demeanor of the female singers is downright spooky. The lines I chose for the post title interest me. It feels like a variation on  If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, does it make a sound?:  If the man of a thousand voices is talking perfectly loud but nobody ever hears him, how can he appear to make a sound? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Alth...
Tags: Law, Beatles, Paradox, Ann Althouse

Boy who stole Life magazine with Beatles on cover returns it to library 50 years later

50 years ago, a boy named Brian stole a copy of Life magazine from an Ohio library that sported a photo of The Beatles on its back cover. But this week he decided to give the book back, along with an apology note: "Hello. I stole this magazine from the Parma Ridge Road library when I was a kid. I'm sorry I took it. I've enclosed a check for the late fee." Over the decades he racked up more than $1,800 in late fees, according to AP. But fortunately, for Brian, the library puts a $100 cap on libra...
Tags: Post, News, Life, The Beatles, Ohio, Brian, Beatles, Life Magazine, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 1800 Late Fees, Consciences, Parma Ridge Road

"How did everyone like the salad? I thought it was OK, but it needed just a little more scalp oil and a pinch of dandruff."

Look out! It's the wit of Amy Klobuchar. She'll never shake that eating-salad-with-a-comb story, so she's going with self-deprecating humor. You never know. I once thought Donald Trump could never be elected President because his hair was so weird. Maybe there's something mystical about hair — connecting celebrities to the people. I remember how The Beatles got to us with hair. And in politics, it does seem that the candidate with the best hair wins. It might jinx you to come out and say it, of ...
Tags: Jimmy Fallon, Law, Congress, America, George Bush, Amy Klobuchar, John Kerry, Kerry, Donald Trump, Hillary, Beatles, Eisenhower, Hairstyles, Trump, Amy, Edwards

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...
Tags: Music, UK, US, Jp Morgan, Drake, Beatles, Umg, Bruce Houghton, Malone, Mark Mulligan, EMI, Universal Music Group, Abbey Road, NSYNC, Music Industry Blog Universal Music Group, NYSNC

Why is the white album the Beatles album that has sold the most copies?

It's the double album, so it's the most expensive, and yet it's sold 24 million copies, while "Abbey Road" has sold only 12 million. They don't multiply by 2 because it's a double album, I don't think.The white album (officially called "The Beatles") is by far the highest-selling multiple-disc album, and it's also the fourth highest-selling album of all time. Ahead of it, in addition to "Thriller," are 2 Eagles albums.My question is, why the white album? It's more of a grab bag of songs. I like ...
Tags: Law, Riaa, Beatles, Don, Abbey Road, Ann Althouse

Old guys generally shouldn't be singing about how attracted they are to girls who are just 17...

... but this is okay:That took place in 2017, when Paul was 74 and Little Steven was 66. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Paul Mccartney, Beatles, Steven, PAUL, Ann Althouse, Little Steven

‘Pavarotti’ Trailer: Ron Howard Wants to Take You to the Opera

Ron Howard is leaving Star Wars behind and heading to the opera. The filmmaker’s latest is the documentary Pavarotti, focusing on the opera singer who became one of the most successful tenors of all time, Luciano Pavarotti. The doc will feature both classic performances from the late tenor, as well as never-before-seen footage. Watch the Pavarotti trailer below. Pavarotti Trailer In a bit of career whiplashing, Ron Howard’s first Solo: A Star Wars Story follow-up is a documentary about...
Tags: Hope, London, Movies, Documentary, Jay Z, America, Movie Trailers, Jay, Beatles, Ron-Howard, Howard, Pavarotti, Luciano Pavarotti

Which Rock Band is the Model for your Innovative Startup?

It has been said many times that founding a startup is similar to launching a rock band.  For example: You gather a small, talented team with different skills but a common passion. You practise for long hours to improve your product. You create a demo tape or prototype product to show people. You network like ...
Tags: Google, Startup, Management, Innovation, Coldplay, Hewlett Packard, REM, Beatles, Rock Band, Rolling Stones, Ian Leslie


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.
Tags: Music, Metallica, Beatles, Anthony Vincent, Ten Second Songs

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

Remembering The Beatles Last Performance

Fifty years ago, The Beatles climbed to a London rooftop and performed together for the first time in over two years. No one knew it then, but this would also be their final performance together.
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Peter Jackson to Direct The Beatles Documentary Focusing on the Recording of ‘Let It Be’

Today marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles‘ final live performance together on the roof of the band’s headquarters at Apple Corps at 3 Savile Row in London. So it’s only appropriate that today also brings news that The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is working on a new documentary about The Beatles. There have been plenty of documentaries about the British rock sensation known as The Fab Four, with Ron Howard most recently tackling the historic band in a documentary called Eight ...
Tags: London, Movies, Documentary, John Lennon, George Harrison, The Beatles, Paul Mccartney, John, Peter-Jackson, Ringo Starr, Beatles, Ringo, Ron Howard, George, PAUL, Olivia Harrison

Peter Jackson Announces New Beatles Documentary

Peter Jackson announces new Beatles documentary Apple and WingNut Films have announced a new Beatles documentary to be helmed by director Peter Jackson. The film will compile footage from their January 1969 studio session that resulted in the album Let It Be. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeM...
Tags: Movies, The Beatles, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Beatles, Ringo, John Paul George, ComingSoon, Movie News, Michael Lindsay Hogg

50 years ago The Beatles played on a roof

On January 30th, 1969 The Beatles played their last gig. It can be hard to keep the band together.
Tags: Video, News, The Beatles, Beatles, Unidentified Flying Cupcakes

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...
Tags: Google, Music, London, Youtube, College, France, Scotland, India, John Lennon, US, George Harrison, America, Liverpool, Southampton, Paul Mccartney, Moscow

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....
Tags: Music, Glen Campbell, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Elvis Presley, Lodi, Charles Manson, Cher, Beatles, Diana Ross, Romeo, Ross, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant

4 things to do at Southern California casinos this week (Jan. 11 – 17)

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa  Musician and composer Burt Bacharach is scheduled to do a concert at The Show on Jan. 12. Bacharach’s prolific career includes famous songs as “What The World Needs Now Is Love,” “Walk On By” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” among many others. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $40-$60. 888-999-1995, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino  Get ready to bounce to such hits as “Ice Ice ...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Trevor Noah, Beatles, Reo Speedwagon, Southern California, Coolio, Harrah, Bacharach, Burt Bacharach, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Woolsey, Freedom Williams

Introducing the Midnight Caller Sound Magazine

I like sound collages. I always have. Well, at least since I got my own copy of the White Album and listened through “Revolution 9” with more than a little bit of excited fear. Not to be too artsy-fartsy about it but there is something fascinating with the deconstruction/reconstruction of sound when you change the … Continue reading Introducing the Midnight Caller Sound Magazine → Read more at Glorious Noise...
Tags: Podcast, Collage, Articles, Beatles, Daystar


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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A great number! I love it. What have you done so far, making the new year great?What's the first song you listened to? We listened to "Nowhere Man." Why? Because the Google Doodle today...... reminded us of Jeremy Hillary Boob...... the character in "Yellow Submarine" who is presented as "Nowhere Man." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 24

Rolling Stone issue #24 had a cover date of December 21, 1968. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of the Beatles. This is the final issue of 1968. By this time the magazine had firmly established its identity. It was now a professional publication with a copy editor (Charles Perry) and at last a managing … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 24 → Read more at Glorious Noise...
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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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