Paul McCartney retraces the Beatles #1 with Redbeard from Liverpool to the stage of the Ed Sullivan Show, writing music history with every #1 song. Also you’ll hear rare interviews with the late George Harrison.
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Paul McCartney joins me In the Studio here in part two of the 50th anniversary of theBeatles’ White Album to explore the songs “Birthday”, Lennon’s “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey”, Paul’s “Mother Nature’s Son”, one of three versions of “Revolution”, the campy pally band arrangement on “Honey Pie”, Lennon’s “Cry Baby Cry”, and the real inspiration behind the song which figured into the notorious Charles Manson multiple murder case,”Helter Skelter”.
The Beatles “White Album” 50th Anniversary: How can an album accomplish so much by embedding itself indelibly in popular culture, continuing to influence generations a half century after release, while on the surface revealing so little about its contents and its creators?
The Beatles #1+ sellers including “Lady Madonna”,”Hey Jude”,”Get Back”,”Something”,”Come Together”,”Let It Be”, and “The Long and Winding Road”. Paul McCartney hosts part two, and additional comments from my interviews with the late George Harrison are here, too
Eras in music no more follow the calendar than Mother Nature does. Thus fifty years ago in mid-March 1971 the last live performance of the Sixties in effect may actually gone down when the Rolling Stones ended their brief Scottish/ English tour at London’s Roundhouse with this final performance of “Honky Tonk Women”.
Five years ago Bryan Adams released a strong album, “Get Up! ” Bryan was so happy to rekindle his famous songwriting partnership with Jim Vallance that he needed ELO mastermind Jeff Lynne to collaborate on Bryan’s strongest new songs in years. Bryan Adams returned In the Studio exhorting us all to Get Up!
It is the fiftieth anniversary of The YES Album , a progressive rock touchstone. If the British Invasion bands led by The Beatles and Rolling Stones wanted to be rock’n’roll’s second verse after “Be Bop a Lula” and “Maybe Baby”, then London’s King Crimson, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and YES were determined to be rock’s “C” section, the musical bridge which takes the listener somewhere unexpectedly before returning to the familiar refrain.
Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor In the Studio with Redbeard on the 30th anniversary of “Innuendo”, Freddie Mercury’s final album, which Rolling Stone magazine called “Queen’s last masterpiece.”
The Sting and I…We had already done multiple interviews when he was in The Police and now Sting had just released his third solo album by the time we reconvened to discuss “The Soul Cages” in 1991. Sting had lost both parents by then, the most recent his father, and was clearly wrestling with his star ascending amidst pain and personal loss.
Kinks singer/songwriter Sir Ray Davies In the Studio discussing “Lola vs Powerman” on its 50th anniversary.