Archive for the ‘The Beatles’ Category

Some days ago I was listening to a Beatles mix on YouTube and suddenly Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” caught my attention. It was similar to something else, an oldies tune for sure. Firstly, I thought it was a cover, but then I realized it wasn’t. It was Harrison’s own creation. Listening carefully, I finally discovered what   Read More …

Behind the legendary album cover, there are these rare shots for the Beatles’ enthusiasts:    

Categories: The Beatles

Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of the Beatles’ John Lennon, died on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, at her home in Mallorca, Spain. She was 75. The cause was cancer, according to a memorial on the website of her son, Julian. I’ve passionately read some time ago her memoir book “John” and I found behind the   Read More …

Categories: News, The Beatles, Then and Now

An interesting infogaphic studies the number and frequency of words used on the “Abbey Road” album by The Beatles. According to the data, they use 2,176 words and only 505 are unique. The most frequently used words are “you”, “me”, “sun” & “love”. Sunny album indeed! Source: Pinterest

Did you know that…? 1. The Cavern was based on a Parisian left bank club called: “Le Caveau”. The Beatles played there 275 times between 9th Feb ’61 and 3rd Aug ’63. 2. Brian once offered the Beatles £50 each a week for life (but no more) as part of a proposed deal. George’s response   Read More …

1. Bill Medley’s story, The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother’s Memoir The pioneering “blue-eyed soul” group the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley and late partner Bobby Hatfield sang such famous hits as “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” and “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’.”. Medley’s duet with Jennifer Warnes for the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, “(I’ve   Read More …

Over the past two decades, producer Ralph Sall has assembled all-star albums honoring everything from Saturday-morning cartoon themes to the Grateful Dead. In 2003, he decided to embark on his biggest project yet: a massive Paul McCartney tribute record. “I never realized this would take me 10 years,” Sall says. The Art of McCartney, a   Read More …

Categories: News, The Beatles

At the height of his fame, John Lennon would reminisce about the Liverpool pubs he loved as a young lad. Here are the four Liverpool pubs John loved: 1. The Grapes, Mathew Street The Grapes is a compact pub in the narrow City Centre alley called Mathew Street. Today, the cobbled pathway is legendary, but   Read More …

On August 22nd, 1969, two days after their final recording session, the Beatles gathered at Tittenhurst Park, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono resided, for a photo shoot they didn’t realize would be their last — an instance of those bittersweet “unknown lasts” that wedge themselves between our lived experience and our memory, sometimes violently   Read More …

I thank Bill Medley after finishing the last page of his memoir. For letting me gain a little more self-confidence, ambition and determination. For sharing his lifelong experience with simplicity and sincerity. For being genuinely kind by writing in his preface:“Thanks for investing a piece of your life in learning about mine”. No, I thank   Read More …

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