Post Tagged with: "John Lennon"

Deep Beatles: "I’ll Get You" from Rarities (1963)

“That was Paul and me trying to write a song … and it didn’t work out,” John Lennon said in a 1980 interview. Despite Lennon’s opinion, 1963′s “I’ll Get You” exemplifies the Beatles’ growing ability to absorb pop and rhythm and blues

An 'incredible moment': Yoko Ono on her new collaboration with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore

For Yoko Ono, who came to fame in the U.S. for offbeat art installations and outsider events like bed-ins, there was a kindred spirit to be found in Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon.

Gimme Five: Solo Beatles records that, well, sucked

For all of the promise that greeted their time apart — we’ll get four Beatles albums a year now! — the reality was far different as Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison embarked on solo careers.

Desert Island Discs: Box Set Edition

Given a chance to stuff five box sets into our baggage before that fateful trip, our panel of intrepid travelers has selected the Beatles and Miles Davis as must-have items. But not by much.

Deep Beatles: "Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey" (1968)

Would the Beatles’ self-titled 1968 album (otherwise known as the White Album) have been stronger as a single-disc work? Was it as fragmented and disjointed as critics then claimed?

Books: Please, Please Me, by Alex Hendler (2012)

Something different was happening. Paul — (John’s) partner, friend, and, yes, sometime rival — whom John felt he knew as well as anybody, yet sometimes feel he didn’t know at all, was with him, on this magic carpet ride

Deep Beatles: "The Word" from Rubber Soul (1965)

1965 proved to be a busy year for the Beatles. Beatlemania continued to take over the globe, the group maintained a whirlwind touring schedule, they shot the film Help!, and they recorded two albums.

Deep Beatles: "All I’ve Got to Do" from With the Beatles (1963)

As any Beatles student knows, the four made no secret of their love for R&B. Before they conquered the world, they cut their teeth on tracks by Little Richard, Arthur Alexander, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Gimme Five: All-time favorite posthumously released albums

The news that there could be as many as two more albums from Amy Winehouse, a year after her passing, got us to thinking about posthumous releases.

Deep Beatles: "Anytime At All" from Hard Day’s Night (1964)

BOOM!: Ringo Starr’s forceful drumbeat provides an abrupt, attention-grabbing introduction for “Any Time at All,” a Hard Day’s Night track that was never released as a single