Archive for January, 2012

January 31, 2012

Meet The Beatles

Meet The Beatles was the band’s second album released in the U.S., and the first by Capitol Records. It contains many of the tracks released on its UK counterpart With The Beatles, although some were omitted and held for the next U.S. album. Additional tracks on the U.S. album include the hit single “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, along with “This Boy” and “I Saw Her Standing There”.

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January 30, 2012

James McCartney

James McCartney, the only son of Paul and Linda McCartney, was born in 1977, and has followed in his famous father’s footsteps to become a musician in his own right. James has released an album entitled The Complete EP Collection, which includes 2 previously released EPs along with 5 new tracks.

Click here to read a great interview with James by my friend Tara M. Clapper and be sure to watch him on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight!

January 29, 2012

Make Ringo’s New Video

Ringo Starr is giving filmmakers the opportunity to make the official promotional video for his new single “Wings” from his new album RINGO 2012.

If you are interested in making Ringo’s new video, visit TheBeatles.com!

January 28, 2012

Dehradun

George Harrison wrote “Dehradun” during The Beatles’ time in Rishikesh and recorded a demo for possible inclusion on The White Album. The song was recorded during the sessions for his first solo album All Things Must Pass, but was not included on the album, and still remains unreleased.

Listen to “Dehradun” after the jump!

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January 27, 2012

Leave My Kitten Alone

The Beatles recorded a cover of the song “Leave My Kitten Alone” during the sessions for Beatles for Sale. The track was never mixed and not included on the album, and remained unreleased for some time. It was remixed during the 1984 Sessions project, and was prepared as the lead single from that collection. The album, as well as the single, ended up being shelved.

January 26, 2012

Woman

“Woman” is a love song written by John Lennon that appeared on his final studio album Double Fantasy. It was the second single released from the album, and the first Lennon single issued after his death on December 8, 1980.

January 25, 2012

Ringo and Russell Brand

Ringo Starr will participate in a ‘Town Hall’ interview to promote his new album RINGO 2012 with British actor-comedian Russell Brand. Music producer Don Was will moderate the interview, and Ringo will perform.

“Town Hall With Ringo Starr” will air live from Los Angeles on Jan. 30.

Visit RingoStarr.com for more info.

January 24, 2012

Maureen Starkey

Maureen Cox was a Beatles fan who frequented the Cavern Club, and later became involved with Ringo Starr. After the 18-year-old found out she was pregnant, the couple married in 1965. Their marriage began to dissintigrate around the time of the Beatles’ breakup, and the couple were officially divorced in 1975.

January 23, 2012

Norwegian Wood

The Beatles released “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” on the 1965 album Rubber Soul. Mainly written by John Lennon, the lyric describes a specific affair Lennon was having at the time, along with the recent fad of decorating a home with wood paneling. George Harrison added sitar notes to the final version, making it the first song in popular music to feature the exotic Indian instrument.

Listen to “Norwegian Wood” after the jump!

 

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January 19, 2012

George Harrison – BAFTA

George Harrison: Living in the Material World has been nominated for 3 prestigious film awards. The documentary has been nominated by British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) in the Best Documentary category, director Martin Scorsese has been nominated by the Director’s Guild of America (DGA) for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries, and the film’s editor David Tedeschi has been nominated by the American Cinema Editors (ACE) in the Best Edited Documentary category.

Congratulations! Learn more at GeorgeHarrison.com.