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Glyn Johns lashes out at Phil Spector’s work with the Beatles: ‘Let It Be is a bunch of garbage’

Glyn Johns lashes out at Phil Spector’s work with the Beatles: ‘Let It Be is a bunch of garbage’

Glyn Johns, who did an early mix of the Beatles ‘Let It Be’ before Phil Spector added his infamous Wall of Sound, remains horrified 45 years later.

Here Comes the Night, by Joel Selvin (2014): Books

Here Comes the Night, by Joel Selvin (2014): Books

Subtitled ‘The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and The Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues’, Joel Selvin’s book focuses on a little-examined area of the music industry.

George Harrison remembered by Gary Wright, Robben Ford, Bobby Whitlock, Alan White + Joey Molland

George Harrison remembered by Gary Wright, Robben Ford, Bobby Whitlock, Alan White + Joey Molland

Friends and sidemen Gary Wright, Robben Ford, Bobby Whitlock, Alan White and Joey Molland remember George Harrison.

Alan White, Joey Molland and Tony Levin remember the Beatles’ John Lennon: Gimme Five

Alan White, Joey Molland and Tony Levin remember the Beatles’ John Lennon: Gimme Five

John Lennon remains something of an enigma, even for those who worked with him.

Almost Hits: The Beach Boys, “I Can Hear Music” (1969)

Almost Hits: The Beach Boys, “I Can Hear Music” (1969)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlH3bZt9ooU&w=500&h=305] Released as a single in 1969 from 20/20, the Beach Boys’ last album for Capitol Records, “I Can Hear Music” is possibly their greatest single of the post-Pet Sounds era — and, unusually, it’s not an original.

From panels to live jams, splendid time had by all at the 2012 Fest for Beatles Fans

To discuss “every sound there is,” Beatles enthusiasts converged on Rosemont, Illinois for the 36th annual Fest for Beatles Fans. From August 10-12, 2012, Beatles experts, musicians, and enthusiasts gathered at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare

Something Else! sneak peek: George Harrison, "My Sweet Lord" (2012)

You could argue that Phil Spector’s billowing vision of Orchestra As Rock Band saw its fullest flowering on George Harrison’s stunning 1970 debut All Things Must Pass. You could also argue that he almost ruined it with a wet-sock Wall of Sound

Bill Medley – 100 Percent/Soft and Soulful (1968/69; 2012 reissue)

Bill Medley’s first forays into a solo career upon leaving the Righteous Brothers have been lost to the digital age, until now.

Songs where the Beatles, well, sucked: Gimme Five

There is much about the Beatles that’s easy to love. Still, lend them your ear and you’ll discover a few duds.

Gimme Five: Alan White on songs with Yes, John Lennon, David Torn and Tony Levin

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Yes drummer Alan White