Post Tagged with: "The Beatles"

Deep Beatles: “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!” (Cavern Club, 1962)

What is a well-known Beatles track like “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!” doing in a column called “Deep Beatles”? After all, their cover has appeared on official releases three times: Beatles for Sale, Live at the BBC, and Anthology 1.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Paul McCartney, July 16, 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: After all these years, you’d think that Paul McCartney would find it difficult to surprise audiences anymore. Yet with each tour, he dusts off more Beatles and solo material and breathes new life into them.

‘I thought they were going to take me with them!': Foreigner’s Mick Jones on meeting the Beatles

‘I thought they were going to take me with them!': Foreigner’s Mick Jones on meeting the Beatles

At just 19 years old, guitarist Mick Jones found himself opening for Beatles at the Paris Olympia as a sideman with Silvie Vartan. Before you knew it, they were drinking buddies.

Deep Beatles: “Doctor Robert” from Revolver (1966)

The Beatles recorded their share of mysterious tracks such as “I am the Walrus” or even the self-parody “Glass Onion.” Critics still analyze possible meanings of “Strawberry Fields Forever” or weird experiments like “What’s the New Mary Jane.”

The Friday Morning Listen: Melanie – Beautiful People (1999)

It’s always great when a memory just drops from a piece of music, even when the connection is only tangential. A few mornings ago on the way to work, I was listening to The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour.

Books: Photograph, by Ringo Starr (2013)

Books: Photograph, by Ringo Starr (2013)

Imagine looking through old photos with a family member, with that person reminiscing about people, places, and events with each turn of the album page. Now imagine Ringo Starr in place of that family member

Deep Beatles: Paul McCartney, “Flaming Pie” from Good Evening New York City (2009)

Our series on live Paul McCartney concludes with a perfect example of how live recordings often improve upon studio versions. Some artists use concerts as an occasion to play deep album tracks that may have been unfairly overlooked

‘Not ostentatious, but very important': Rush’s Geddy Lee on an underrated part of Paul McCartney’s legend

‘Not ostentatious, but very important': Rush’s Geddy Lee on an underrated part of Paul McCartney’s legend

Rush’s Geddy Lee has often mentioned Paul McCartney as an influence in his style of up front, song-defining bass playing. Here, he goes in depth on what makes the former Beatles star’s playing so underrated.

On Second Thought: Paul McCartney and Wings – Rockshow (1980; 2013 reissue)

On Second Thought: Paul McCartney and Wings – Rockshow (1980; 2013 reissue)

The days of watching dark, grainy footage while listening to a muddy sound mix are finally over. At last, Paul McCartney and Wings’ seminal concert film Rockshow has been completely restored

Best of May 2013: The Band, Deep Purple, the Beatles, Toto, Steve Hackett/Ray Wilson, John Frusciante

Best of May 2013: The Band, Deep Purple, the Beatles, Toto, Steve Hackett/Ray Wilson, John Frusciante

May was dominated by both the Band and the Beatles — two titans of the 1960s whose legacies continue to intrigue and delight successive generations of music aficionados.