It's got to be the most tired argument in all of music--who was more responsible for the Beatles success? Was it Paul, the melody maker, or was it John, the iconoclast rocker? The only reason I raise it yet again is because I've just finished reading a piece titled: "Paul McCartney was the Best Beatle." … Continue reading Paul v. John…
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By Donovan Day [Note: I wrote this blog post a few weeks ago and made my case for why I thought producer George Martin could lay claim to the title 5th Beatle. It always bothered me to read the 1997 quote from Paul McCartney that claimed Brian Epstein as the 5th Beatle. Overnight, Martin passed … Continue reading Brian Epstein was NOT the 5th Beatle…George Martin was!
The Beatles were an amazing band in so many ways that it's ridiculous. But they even had a hand in the civil rights movement which is interesting in light of what's going on in our country now. While the Confederate flag continues to fly in parts of the South, it's instructive to look back at … Continue reading How did The Beatles handle racism? Easy, they refused to play….
1. What legendary song was rejected for Abbey Road because it was not ready? 2. What song had backup vocals by two women pulled off the street? 3. The recording of what song most closely resembled "A Hard Day's Night?" because the fans were going wild inside Abbey Road while it was recorded? 4. Name … Continue reading Five obscure Beatles facts you do not know — a quiz!