Post Tagged with: "The Beatles"

‘I was just being myself’: Yoko Ono on letting loose at the Beatles’ Grammy shows

‘I was just being myself’: Yoko Ono on letting loose at the Beatles’ Grammy shows

Yoko Ono, in a Q&A with fans, addresses a couple of questions involving recent Beatles-related events she attended, including the 56th annual Grammy awards and the star-flecked 50th anniversary concert filmed a day later. Ono attended both shows, which found Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reuniting on stage.

‘That changed every member of that band’s life’: Steve Cropper to return to site of stirring Stax success

When Steve Cropper performs another round of European dates with the Animals in the fall, he will be returning to the site of some of Stax Records’ biggest — and, for some, most surprising — successes in the late 1960s. An explosive revue featuring Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Carla Thomas and Eddie Floyd was backed by Booker T. andRead More

Deep Beatles: “Cry Baby Cry” from The Beatles (1968)

Deep Beatles: “Cry Baby Cry” from The Beatles (1968)

John Lennon may have called it “a piece of rubbish,” but “Cry Baby Cry” symbolizes one of Lennon’s more underrated compositions. Written while in India, “Cry Baby Cry” serves as a twisted nursery rhyme, and he would return to the motif years later on Double Fantasy’s “Cleanup Time.” The 1968 tune landed on the White Album, and still intrigues withRead More

‘Give me the originals any day’: Why Julian Lennon stayed away from the Beatles anniversary blitz

‘Give me the originals any day’: Why Julian Lennon stayed away from the Beatles anniversary blitz

As the long period of celebrations in honor of the Beatles’ stateside arrival 50 years ago wrapped on this week, we’d seen Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, Olivia and Dhani Harrison. But where was Julian Lennon?

‘It was a joy’: Vintage Yoko Ono film helped Kevin Godley make Beatles video magic

‘It was a joy’: Vintage Yoko Ono film helped Kevin Godley make Beatles video magic

Twenty years ago, director (and 10cc co-founder) Kevin Godley was approached about constructing a video for the reunited Beatles. The challenge was to craft something fresh from so many old things.

‘Someone was thinking about you’: Julian Lennon on inspiring the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’

‘Someone was thinking about you’: Julian Lennon on inspiring the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’

As the celebrations marking 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America reach a fever pitch, Julian Lennon remembers their legacy — and his role in it.

Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole to speak at international Beatles conference

Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole to speak at international Beatles conference

Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole is set to speak at a conference called “It Was 50 Years Ago Today: An International Beatles Celebration,” to be held this week at Penn State-Altoona.

‘They probably play those Beatles songs better than the Beatles’: Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer on Paul McCartney’s band

‘They probably play those Beatles songs better than the Beatles’: Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer on Paul McCartney’s band

Joey Kramer says there wasn’t much to draw him into the Grammys broadcast save for a partial reunion of the Beatles. That, he says, was enough to endure a show that didn’t have nearly enough rock music.

Mike McCarthy – Gently Sleeps (2014)

Pianist Mike McCarthy doesn’t pull any punches with Gently Sleeps, subtitling it “a calming tribute to the Beatles.” Of course, the risk there is that these solo reworkings could become so relaxing as to send us into a drowsy oblivion. McCarthy, based out of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, largely avoids that pitfall by delving into lesser-known cuts from this world-famous outfit —Read More

Deep Beatles: “Free as a Bird” from Anthology 1 (1995)

Deep Beatles: “Free as a Bird” from Anthology 1 (1995)

The anniversary celebrations abound everywhere: 50 years ago, the Beatles first reached American shores, debuted on Ed Sullivan, and officially kicked off the Beatlemania era.