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”.
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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?
Part two of 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. –Redbeard
Paul McCartney retraces the Beatles with Redbeard from Liverpool to the stage of the Ed Sullivan Show fifty years ago, writing music history with every #1 song including “Love Me Do”,”She Loves You”,”I Want to Hold Your Hand”,”Can’t Buy Me Love”,”Hard Day’s Night”,”Eight Days a Week”,”Ticket to Ride”,Help!”,”Yesterday”,”Day Tripper”, and “Paperback Writer”. We include excerpts […]
Global Inflight- At the time of its November 1968 release, we had no way of knowing that the unparalleled intensity of world-wide fame, the sudden death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, and the complexities of adult romantic relationships had all conspired to fracture the internal unity of the band so that their only double album […]
The album cover wasn’t red, it was crimson. And it wasn’t just a guitar which bandleader Tom Petty was holding in that cover shot, it was a gorgeous sunburst Rickenbacker, made legendary in rock’n’roll on seminal Beatles and Byrds songs by George Harrison and Roger McGuinn. And it wasn’t just Petty and the Heartbreakers’ third album: […]
When The Call’s main songwriter/singer Michael Been passed away recently , a quote was attributed to him in his obituary where he claimed to have seen The Band in concert at age 18 , which set Been on a life’s course of music literally until the day that he died . Watching Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz , The Band’s Thanksgiving 1976 swan song , shows how that kind of epiphany could happen . But the earliest work of this quintet with the generic name is no less impressive : when Rolling Stone magazine writers compiled their Top 500 Albums of All Time , The Band’s 1968 debut Music from Big Pink ranked at #34 . That’s almost twenty places higher than The Beatles’ debut !… (more)
You may know the basic facts of Cheap Trick‘s live 1979 album At Budokan which effectively started the Rockford quartet on a long road which now travels through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but unless you actually lived through it, there is no way to imagine what such a fluke phenomenon does […]
“Bohemian Rhapsody” is only the first volume of the four and a half decade Queen saga whose final chapter is being writ large in real time across North America this summer…
David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash In the Studio for the 50th anniversary of their debut!