Archive for February, 2012

February 29, 2012

Lady Madonna

The Beatles’ single “Lady Madonna”, which was recorded during February 1968, was released to radio stations on February 29th, also known as “Leap Day.”

Happy Leap Day!

Celebrate by watching the video for “Lady Madonna” after the jump!

 

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February 28, 2012

From Me to You

“From Me to You” was a song written, recorded and released as a single by The Beatles in 1963. It became the first Beatles #1 single some UK charts, but did not make an impact in the U.S. The b-side of the single was another Lennon/McCartney composition “Thank You Girl.”

February 25, 2012

Happy Birthday George!

George Harrison was born on February 25th, 1943 in Liverpool, England. He sadly passed away on November 29th, 2001 at age 58.

George would have turned 69 years old today. Happy Birthday George Harrison!

Let’s celebrate by listening to “That’s the Way It Goes” after the jump!

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February 23, 2012

I’ll Be on My Way

The Beatles’ “I’ll Be on My Way” was their first song to be ‘given away’ to another artist. Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas (another Liverpool act managed by Brian Epstein) recorded the track in 1963 and released it as the b-side to their single “Do You Want to Know a Secret”, also written by Lennon/McCartney. The only released Beatles version was on their 1994 Live at the BBC compilation.

February 22, 2012

Beatles Ringtones

The first ever official Beatles ringtones are now available exclusively on iTunes. Fans can download ringtones of all 27 songs from the Beatles 1 album.

Click here to download Beatles ringtones on iTunes!

February 21, 2012

Twickenham Film Studios to Close

Twickenham Studios, the famous London film studio where The Beatles recorded their films “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Help!’ and “Let It Be” is set to close. The owners announced that the studio has been losing money and will close one year prior to its centennial anniversary.

Click here to learn more from The Guardian.

February 20, 2012

Happy Presidents Day!

Wishing all readers a Happy Presidents Day!

Celebrate by watching Paul McCartney perform “Michelle” for the First Lady at the White House after the jump!

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February 19, 2012

You’re Going to Lose That Girl

This day in 1965, The Beatles recorded “You’re Going to Lose That Girl,” which was mainly written by John Lennon and features call-and-response backing vocals by Paul McCartney and George Harrison. The song was prominently showcased in the movie Help! and included on the soundtrack.

Watch the video of “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” after the jump!

 

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February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Yoko!

Yoko Ono – activist, musician, artist and widow of Beatle John Lennon – turned 79 years old on February 18th.

Happy Birthday Yoko!

February 17, 2012

Give Peace a Chance

John Lennon’s first solo single was “Give Peace a Chance”, which was recorded live with a large crowd of people. The song was originally credited to Lennon-McCartney. Many believe this was done as a thank you to Paul McCartney for helping Lennon write and record the Beatles’ hit “The Ballad of John & Yoko.”

Listen to “Give Peace a Chance” after the jump!

 

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