May 13, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Beatle moms out there! Celebrate by listening to “Julia”, a song John Lennon wrote in honor of his late mother…after the jump!

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May 12, 2012

All Together Now

Paul McCartney quickly wrote “All Together Now” as an upbeat edition to the Beatles’ upcoming Yellow Submarine film. The band had a cameo at the end of the movie, where they appeared in person and kicked off a reprise of the song.

“All Together Now” was added to the soundtrack and appears in the upcoming re-release of the Yellow Submarine film. Watch the video after the jump!

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May 11, 2012

Woman Don’t You Cry for Me

George Harrison’s “Woman Don’t You Cry for Me” was included on his 1976 solo album Thirty Three & 1/3 and released as an accompanying single. An early take of the song, recorded during sessions for All Things Must Pass, has been released as part of the new compilation Early Takes: Volume 1.

Listen to the demo version of “Woman Don’t You Cry for Me” after the jump!

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May 10, 2012

Let It Be

The Beatles’ final studio album Let It Be was released on May 8th, 1970. Although the album was recorded during the sessions for the accompanying documentary film, the tapes were shelved, and the band recorded and released Abbey Road in the meantime. Let It Be was released shortly before the The Beatles announced their breakup.

May 8, 2012

Dear Prudence

“Dear Prudence” is a song by John Lennon, written during The Beatles’ stay in India, and recorded for the White Album. The song was written for Prudence Farrow, sister of actress Mia, who was also staying in Rishikesh with the band while they studied transcendental meditation. Prudence immersed herself in meditation and refused to come out of her room. Lennon used to sing the song to her to try to coax her out and join the rest of the group.

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May 6, 2012

Flaming Pie

Paul McCartney’s solo album Flaming Pie was released 15 years ago on May 5th, 1997. The album, which was released following the massive Beatles Anthology project, had a definitive ‘Beatles’ sound to it, prompting many to believe it was a return to form for McCartney. The album was a critical and commercial success.

May 6, 2012

The Apple Boutique

As one of the first business ventures by The Beatles’ fledgling company Apple Corps, the Apple Boutique was opened on Baker Street in London in 1967. The brilliant psychedelic painting on the side of the building was done by British artists The Fool, and the shop sold a variety of world music albums, hippie clothing and artwork. The shop was a collosal failure, and ended up closing in 1968. The company decided to give away all of the merchandise, with one item free item per person allowed to be taken.

May 3, 2012

‘Yellow Submarine’ in Theaters

The new, remastered version of The Beatles’ classic film Yellow Submarine is coming back to the big screen! The film will be shown in select theaters around the country starting on May 10th.

Click here to find a movie time at your local theater…and watch the trailer after the jump!

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May 2, 2012

Living in the Material World DVD

Martin Scorsese’s “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray, along with an accompanying album of unreleased George Harrison demos.

Learn more at GeorgeHarrison.com or pick up your copy (in various formats) on Amazon.com!

April 27, 2012

Tug of War 30th Anniversary

Happy 30th Anniversary to Paul McCartney’s solo album Tug of War, originally released on April 26th, 1982! The album was McCartney’s first after the passing of fellow former Beatle John Lennon, and contained the hit singles “Ebony and Ivory,” “Take It Away” and “Tug of War”. It also commemorated the year of McCartney’s 40th birthday.