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!
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by L.A. Rose Of course, as you can see from this blog, I'm a huge Beatles' fan but even I must admit that there are a handful of classic songs that have been played so often I can no longer bear to hear them. These songs will definitely NOT be on my streaming list of … Continue reading The 5 most played-out Beatles tunes…
By Donovan Day By now you've read that the top Beatles' song being streamed worldwide is "Come Together" from Abbey Road but the truth is that the song is probably No. 1 because it is the first track on Abbey Road (confession: my favorite Beatles' LP). But Vulture.com went one better and averaged out all … Continue reading Hey, which Beatles songs are you streaming?
As the author of a young adult novel about traveling back in time to meet the Beatles, I did a fair amount of research and one of the shocking things I discovered is that -- believe it or not -- Liverpool has a time warp that leads travelers back to the 1950s! It's true, or … Continue reading There really is a time warp in Liverpool, home of the Beatles…
George Harrison wrote some great songs with the Beatles and apart from them. "Something" was the highlight for me although I love "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Post Beatles, "My Sweet Lord" and "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" were his best songs IMO. He's also best remembered for creating the first big … Continue reading Were John & Paul right about George?
By Donovan Day Want to get in a guaranteed great mood when you wake up in the morning? Listen to these songs by the Beatles and you'll be off to a rip-roaring start. (Notice that I've not included "Here Comes the Sun" (I think it's played out) or "Good Morning, Good Morning" (not a particularly … Continue reading Six Beatles’ songs to perk you up in the morning….