Post Tagged with: "The Beatles"

The Friday Morning Listen: Ravi Shankar – The Sounds Of India (1968)

For many years, any mention of Ravi Shankar would bring me all the way back to sixth grade. This was the year of a great discovery: the records that my sister left behind.

Steven Van Zandt brings in ex-Beatles drummer as consultant on new film with Sopranos’ David Chase

Steven Van Zandt brings in ex-Beatles drummer as consultant on new film with Sopranos’ David Chase

The forthcoming film “Not Fade Away” gave Steven Van Zandt a chance to reunite with his old Sopranos director, as well as an opportunity to delve back into his love of all things rock ‘n’ roll.

‘We take our influences from different things’: Eric Singer explains impact of the Beatles, Journey on Kiss’ Monster

‘We take our influences from different things’: Eric Singer explains impact of the Beatles, Journey on Kiss’ Monster

Your average rock fan might put on Kiss’ new album Monster, and specifically the track “Outta This World, and fail to hear how the Beatles and Journey impacted the band.

Deep Beatles: “Rain” (1966)

Recently I’ve received requests to examine “Rain,” the groundbreaking B-side to “Paperback Writer.” Indeed, “Rain” has transformed into one of the Beatles’ best-loved B-sides, a masterpiece both musically and lyrically.

Best of November 2012: Readers pick Garth Hudson, Monkees, King Crimson, Beatles, Aerosmith

A rare talk with co-founding Band multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson, presented in two parts over the course of November, shot to the top of our November 2012 readers poll

Desert Island Discs: Cover Songs Edition

On this particular island, there will be sun and sand — but nary an original artist. Join us, as we query our intrepid panel on its must-have cover songs for their fateful journey.

Deep Beatles: “There’s A Place” (1963)

Many fascinating stories have emerged from the landmark 1963 recording of the Please Please Me album. The all-day marathon session signaled the beginning of The Beatles’ rock and pop reign and produced an impressive array of singles: “Love Me Do,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Twist and Shout,” and the title track

Celebrate new vinyl reissues of the Beatles’ catalog at listening parties in 10 U.S. cities

Celebrate new vinyl reissues of the Beatles’ catalog at listening parties in 10 U.S. cities

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, marks the Beatles’ North American stereo vinyl debut; to celebrate the occasion, Apple Corps/EMI have scheduled several events allowing fans opportunities to hear and purchase the remastered albums

Books: Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono (2012)

Books: Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono (2012)

Yoko Ono, avant-garde artist, peace activist and wife of the Beatles’ John Lennon, remains one of the most misunderstood figures in rock.

Deep Beatles: “For You Blue” (1970)

Deep Beatles: “For You Blue” (1970)

Unlike many bands, the Beatles’ B-sides were often just as good, if not better, than the A-side single. Case in point: “For You Blue,” the B-side to the hit single “The Long and Winding Road.”