Issued on Dec. 11, 1970, ‘Plastic Ono Band’ found John Lennon confronting demons, talismans and heroes – but he never rocked harder than he does here.
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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.
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.
[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.
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
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’s first forays into a solo career upon leaving the Righteous Brothers have been lost to the digital age, until now.
There is much about the Beatles that’s easy to love. Still, lend them your ear and you’ll discover a few duds.
On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Yes drummer Alan White
Gary Wright’s life around the Beatles continues, as he helps kick off the UK leg of Ringo’s ongoing All-Starr Band tour today at Hampton Court. Wright’s newest album Connected also includes a turn from Starr — as well as a continuation of his decades-long collaborations with George Harrison.