“Devil in Her Heart” exemplifies the early Beatles, representing their eclectic song selection, willingness to take risks and ability to transform a cover.
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We remember David Bowie, Glenn Frey of the Eagles, the Beatles’ legendary producer George Martin and Prince in a special edition of Odd Couples.
For the next few columns, Deep Beatles spotlights some of their best covers – beginning with Ringo Starr’s rousing rendition of the Shirelles’ “Boys.”
The stunning decision by ‘Entertainment Weekly’ to essentially ignore George Martin’s passing – and with it, his legacy – is insulting to Martin, the Beatles, and anyone interested in major music news.
As politics continues to dominate the news in this U.S. election season, the Beatles’ “Piggies” resonates stronger than ever.
Without George Martin’s maverick streak, the Beatles may have never become one of the most influential bands in modern music.
The lesser-known friends, family and musicians who influenced the Beatles finally receive their due in David Bedford’s ‘Fab One Hundred and Four.’
George Martin could have made the Beatles toe the company line. Instead, Mike Tiano argues, he inspired them to greatness by working as a musical and production collaborator.
The records, those sounds – even in George Martin’s awful absence – will remain, forever.
The Beatles’ “Lovely Rita” provides a moment of levity to ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ distinguishing itself from other tracks through its raunchy subject matter and clunkier sound.