The Beatles “White Album” 55th 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?
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Each night on the 2018 sold out Jeff Lynne/ ELO concert tour, one of the biggest crowd roars came when Lynne performed a song from his “other band”, the Traveling Wilburys, and flashed brief melancholy glimpses of the time when rock’s ultimate Dream Team convened at a barbeque attended by Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan, with Roy Orbison soon to follow. George and Tom share wonderful stories here In the Studio.
George Harrison’s “Cloud Nine” comeback album thirty-five years ago included “When We Was Fab”,”Devil’s Radio”, the #1 cover of “Got My Mind Set on You”, & the bluesy title song “Cloud Nine”. The late George Harrison is my guest from In the Studio archives.
It is the fiftieth anniversary of “All Things Must Pass” from the late George Harrison, who surprised everybody by becoming the most popular maker of solo music for the first five years after the Beatles called it a career. George Harrison talks easily about “What Is Life?”,”My Sweet Lord”,”Isn’t It a Pity” from the triple LP massive ( and massively popular) All Things Must Pass;
My second George Harrison interview that focused on his return to performing in England for the first time in over 25 years on stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall; the support of his longtime friend,Eric Clapton; and several examples of his delightful impish sense of humor.
To get you primed for the upcoming Beatles “White Album” double-nickel anniversary interviews with the late George Harrison plus Paul McCartney, here is a live performance of “Blackbird” by Macca from 1991.
In memoriam : More Echoes “In the Studio”, pt 4 with rare interviews with fallen rockers Lou Reed, Bon Scott, Rick Wright, Malcolm Young, George Harrison, David Bowie
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.
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
It’s the 40th anniversary of a remarkable album story. It resulted in more than eight million copies selling (three million just in the U.S.) from a musical entity thought to be extinct, but with the songs “It Can Happen”,”Hold On”,”Leave It”,”Changes”, and the #1 hit “Owner of a Lonely Heart”, YES could rise like a musical phoenix from the ashes of the progressive rock Seventies with the comeback album of the Eighties in “90125”.