Post Tagged with: "The Beatles"

The Friday Morning Listen: Grateful Dead – Blues For Allah (1975)

Yesterday I was sitting in my office when a co-worker rounded the corner and tapped me on the shoulder. As I pulled my earbuds out of their receptacles he said, “Iron Maiden?!!”

‘It affected me very much': Stevie Nicks on the Beatles connection in Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Beautiful Child’

‘It affected me very much': Stevie Nicks on the Beatles connection in Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Beautiful Child’

Stevie Nicks has spent years sorting through the tangled history of her affairs with bandmates Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood. With “Beautiful Child,” however, she was talking about someone else.

‘Just a fantastic time': ELO’s Jeff Lynne remembers signature moments with the Beatles

‘Just a fantastic time': ELO’s Jeff Lynne remembers signature moments with the Beatles

For a confirmed Beatlemaniac like Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame, working with members of the Fab Four had always been a dream. Beginning in the late 1980s, every one of them came true.

Deep Beatles: “Nothin’ Shakin’ [But the Leaves on the Trees]” (BBC version, 1963)

Concluding our three-week look at select BBC performances, Deep Beatles focuses on a memorable George Harrison performance: “Nothin’ Shakin’ (But the Leaves on the Trees),” a rocker the Beatles had performed since their Hamburg days.

‘I’m better than Ringo; Paul McCartney told me!': Bev Bevan’s first meeting with the Beatles

‘I’m better than Ringo; Paul McCartney told me!': Bev Bevan’s first meeting with the Beatles

Bev Bevan, later a founding member of the Move and the Electric Light Orchestra, says a chance meeting with the Beatles years earlier provided a huge ego boost when Paul McCartney praised his drumming.

Even today, Pattie Boyd can’t choose between Eric Clapton, the Beatles’ George Harrison

Even today, Pattie Boyd can’t choose between Eric Clapton, the Beatles’ George Harrison

As Pattie Boyd talks about old photos of George Harrison and Eric Clapton, she remains — perhaps appropriately, given that she was the inspiration for Clapton’s love-lorn “Layla” — unable to decide which had been more inspirational.

Books: Greg Kihn’s Rubber Soul — and the plot to kill the Beatles

Books: Greg Kihn’s Rubber Soul — and the plot to kill the Beatles

Greg Kihn is best known these days for 1980s-era hits like “Jeopardy” and “The Breakup Song,” or perhaps for his longtime tenure as a DJ on San Jose’s KUFX. But he’s also been a published author since 1996, starting with “Horror Show”

Best of April 2013: Deep Purple, Steven Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath

Best of April 2013: Deep Purple, Steven Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath

Baby, you’re a Beatles fan: The monthly readers poll for April 2013 is dominated by Fab Four-related stuff — though, ultimately, Deep Purple’s terrific new effort topped the newest Something Else! list.

Deep Beatles: “Some Other Guy” (BBC, 1963)

Years ago, low-quality footage surfaced of the Beatles performing “Some Other Guy” at the Cavern Club on October 22, 1962. Filmed by Manchester-based Grenada Television, the brief clip captures the Beatles playing before a packed lunchtime crowd at the Cavern.

‘We were very lucky to have them': Justin Hayward discusses the Beatles’ influence on the Moody Blues

‘We were very lucky to have them': Justin Hayward discusses the Beatles’ influence on the Moody Blues

The Moody Blues have been inextricably linked to the Beatles since the 1960s — and not just because Denny Laine eventually became a cornerstone of Paul McCartney’s solo band Wings. For Justin Hayward, “Love Me Do” was a big-bang moment.