Tag: The Beatles

Francie Schwartz, Paul McCartney’s summertime fling….

By Donovan Day It must be very weird indeed to have a lot of your life defined by a summertime fling from 1968 but that's the fate of Francie Schwartz, an American woman who met and bedded down with Paul McCartney for a few weeks in London back in that pre-Summer of Love. Depending on … Continue reading Francie Schwartz, Paul McCartney’s summertime fling….

Five obscure Beatles facts you do not know — a quiz!

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!

The Beatles were a great live band & they proved it over and over again….

The last Beatles concert for a paying audience was in August, 1966 at San Francisco's Candlestick Park and they did not play all that many dates in the USA so it sometimes feels, even for a baby boomer, that they were always a studio band. ┬áThat couldn't be further from the truth because they had … Continue reading The Beatles were a great live band & they proved it over and over again….

Who has the best collection of Beatles memorabilia?

By L.A. Rose I was thinking of this question on Christmas Day when one of my gifts happened to be the new book "The Beatles Lyrics" by Hunter Davies who was the band's "official" biographer back in the day, 1966 to 1968. The book contains facimiles of 100 original Beatles' manuscripts and Davies himself owned … Continue reading Who has the best collection of Beatles memorabilia?