Tag: Paul McCartney

The angel and devil on John Lennon’s shoulders….

By Donovan Day John Lennon had a reputation as being arrogant and not suffering fools gladly. More than one associate over the years has said he could intimidate those around him with a sharp word from his legendary wit. And yet.... I just finished reading a number of books about John's last decade on earth … Continue reading The angel and devil on John Lennon’s shoulders….

Q & A with a Beatles memorabilia seller…

By Donovan Day From time to time, I imagine myself in a dusty auction house or garage sale or used bookstore somewhere coming across a priceless piece of Beatles memorabilia. An inscribed book or one of John Lennon's old doodles. Hasn't happened yet but we can all dream. Some people don't have to dream. They … Continue reading Q & A with a Beatles memorabilia seller…

Brian Epstein was NOT the 5th Beatle…George Martin was!

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!

My idea for this novel about the Beatles came to me in a dream…

By Donovan Day Really! That's what happened. I was doing research on the Beatles for an article and began dreaming about them all the time. In this one dream, I was in the studio with them and they let me sit in and jam. Hey, it's my dream, right?! Later, we got to talking and … Continue reading My idea for this novel about the Beatles came to me in a dream…

Do Millennials dig The Beatles?

I've met my share of Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) who don't like The Beatles or think they are overrated so it was refreshing and gratifying to read the comments by two members of Imagine Dragons who met and performed "Revolution" last year while Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were in the audience. … Continue reading Do Millennials dig The Beatles?