A kind of sibling to “I Am the Walrus,” George Harrison’s “Blue Jay Way” is a perfect snapshot of the Beatles’ most unusually creative artistic phase.
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“I’m Only Sleeping,” with its hallucinogenic quality, vivid yet surreal lyrics, creative guitar solo and unusual recording effects, still sounds like no other song in the Beatles’ catalog.
Born on July 7, 1940, Ringo Starr solo career was (finally!) recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Let’s drill down a little further.
Through it failed to make the ‘Hard Day’s Night’ soundtrack, “I Call Your Name” nevertheless illustrates the Beatles’ rapid artistic development.
The Beatles covered a few Motown cuts, but that doesn’t mean they fashioned themselves after Detroit’s hitmaking juggernaut. In fact, quite the opposite.
One of the Beatles’ least-known ‘Help!’ tracks, “Tell Me What You See” has even been dismissed by chief songwriter Paul McCartney. We make its case.
“Love of the Loved” failed to secure a recording contract for the Beatles with Decca. But Brian Epstein didn’t give up the hope that it could still hit.
Remembering when Doctor Who unveiled his Time and Space Visualizer, only to find the Beatles performing on a now-lost episode of ‘Top of the Pops.’
At the peak of their powers, the Beatles considered recording an album at Stax Records in Memphis. Steve Cropper sorts out why it never happened.
While the Beatles would eventually drop this early cover song from their setlists, “Three Cool Cats” holds a special place in the band’s history.