Post Tagged with: "The Beatles"

‘Open to all types of music’: For Jimi Hendrix, an often-overlooked connection with the Beatles

Jimi Hendrix’s passion for the work of Bob Dylan has been well documented, most notably within his fiery rendition of “All Along the Watertower.” Less talked about is how much he loved the Beatles.

Books: Got That Something!, by Allan Kozinn (2013)

Many books, articles, and documentaries have analyzed the Beatles’ music, often focusing on their work from Rubber Soul through Let It Be. Their early work is overlooked or seen as “simplistic”

Deep Beatles: “Golden Slumbers,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Golden Slumbers,” from Abbey Road (1969)

One of the most tender and moving sections of the Abbey Road medley, “Golden Slumbers” features Paul McCartney at his best.

Books: The Beatles: The BBC Archives, by Kevin Howlett (2013)

Some of the best Beatles performances were, for many years, not officially available anywhere. From 1962-1965, the group played live on 53 BBC radio programs

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Fab Faux, November 9, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Fab Faux, November 9, 2013

At the Chicago Theatre: The phrase “Beatles tribute band” usually conjures images of costumes, bad wigs, and even worse pseudo-Liverpudlian accents.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Alvin Lucier, “Nothing Is Real” (1990)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Alvin Lucier, “Nothing Is Real” (1990)

Composer Alvin Lucier‘s fascination with acoustics and resonance is well-documented.

Deep Beatles: “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” from Abbey Road (1969)

The next entry in the Abbey Road medley continues the naughtiness of “Polythene Pam.”

‘The best Ringo has ever had’: Ringo Starr returns for more dates with close-knit All-Starr Band

‘The best Ringo has ever had’: Ringo Starr returns for more dates with close-knit All-Starr Band

The debate over whether this is the greatest All-Starr Band that Ringo Starr has ever assembled can be put off for another time. There is no question, however, that it’s one of the most closely knit

‘This shows you what it was like’: Grammy exhibit puts everything in perspective for the Beatles’ Ringo Starr

‘This shows you what it was like’: Grammy exhibit puts everything in perspective for the Beatles’ Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr, in going through his things for a new Grammy Museum exhibit, found a priceless piece of pre-Beatles memorabilia from his time as a drummer with the group Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.

‘He didn’t have my number’: Paul McCartney laments missed telegram that halted work with Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis

Paul McCartney still wonders at what might have become of a musical collaboration with Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis — creating perhaps the unlikeliest of supergroups — but for a misplaced telegram.