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.
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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.
As the Beatles finished their rocking rendition of “Get Back” at the conclusion of their 1969 Apple rooftop concert, John Lennon joked “I would like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition.”
Many Beatles songs contain two key elements: wordplay and nods to their R&B roots. George Harrison is no stranger to either aspect, and few songs encapsulate these qualities like “Savoy Truffle,” the White Album track
‘Wonderful, and inspiring’: Robben Ford on his new album, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison … and Kiss?
Do-anything guitarist Robben Ford is hailing his forthcoming album Bringing It Back Home as “my favorite thing that I’ve done in a long time,” and that’s certainly saying something.
We called “All You Need Is Love” a pasted-together goof, “The Long and Winding Road” a devastatingly maudlin bore. And you ripped us to shreds. Now, we’re back for more.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKcdvg6Ay_w&w=500&h=305] 2012 marked a number of musical events, including the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut single “Love Me Do.” The limited-edition anniversary “Love Me Do” single represents just one of many Fab Four-related products released this past year.
Live albums and reissues give us a chance to take stock, be that in reevaluating something you once hated and/or missed — or, even more rewardingly, gaining fresh perspective on songs you thought you knew by heart.
‘That was the gotcha moment for me’: Peter Frampton remembers his first experience with the talk box
Peter Frampton’s famous talk box is back in a big way, found everywhere from his new FCA! 35 Tour release to that funny commercial for Geico auto insurance. But where did he first hear this unusual device?
‘There was this funny little kerfuffle in the studio’: Jeff Lynne on his Wilbury relationship with Bob Dylan
Jeff Lynne, so meticulous in the studio that he’s now painstakingly rerecorded all of the Electric Light Orchestra’s best-known hits, wouldn’t seem to be a great fit with the famously low-fi Bob Dylan.