CLASSIC ALBUM… IN COLOR, CHEAP TRICK

They were down-home Midwestern boys from Rockford, Illinois, but Cheap Trick had a rock & roll approach as twisted as guitarist Rick Nielsen’s bow ties. With blond pinup boy Robin Zander on vocals, the Trick rocked Beatles-style melodies such as “Oh Caroline,” “Downed” and “Come On, Come On.”

CLASSIC ALBUM… IN COLOR, CHEAP TRICK

They were down-home Midwestern boys from Rockford, Illinois, but Cheap Trick had a rock & roll approach as twisted as guitarist Rick Nielsen’s bow ties. With blond pinup boy Robin Zander on vocals, the Trick rocked Beatles-style melodies such as “Oh Caroline,” “Downed” and “Come On, Come On.”

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THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1968, The Beatles began recording what became known as The White Album. The double-LP whose official title was simply ‘The Beatles’ became the first Beatles album released with the Apple label. The first track they recorded was ‘Revolution’.
THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1968, The Beatles began recording what became known as The White Album. The double-LP whose official title was simply ‘The Beatles’ became the first Beatles album released with the Apple label. The first track they recorded was ‘Revolution’.

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THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1976, Wings started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Silly Love Songs’, Paul McCartney’s (written with wife Linda McCartney) fifth US No.1 since leaving The Beatles. It made No.2 in the UK.
THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1976, Wings started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Silly Love Songs’, Paul McCartney’s (written with wife Linda McCartney) fifth US No.1 since leaving The Beatles. It made No.2 in the UK.

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'Backwards' Abbey Road Beatles Photo Up For Auction
Rare Picture Shows Fab Four Walking Over Pedestrian Crossing Opposite Way to Image Used on Famous Album Cover…

A rare photograph showing the Beatles walking the “wrong way” across the Abbey Road pedestrian crossing is expected to fetch up to £9,000 (14,000 US Dollars) at auction.

The version that found its way on to the 1969 Abbey Road album has the band walking from the photographer’s left to right.

In the version up for sale John Lennon, splendid in white suit and shoes, leads the group from right to left.

Other differences are likely to tantalize Beatles fans, particularly Paul McCartney’s footwear. On the album he has bare feet, but in this shot he is wearing chunky sandals. The cigarette, which he holds on the album version, is either missing or hidden. (More at The Guardian…)

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Ringo Starr: I Lost My Beatles Photographs'I Don't Know Where They Are,' Says Drummer…

During the early days of the Beatles, Ringo Starr often traveled with a camera and took photos of of the group behind the scenes, from rehearsing for their history-making appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show to goofing around on the set of their 1965 movie, Help! In countless Beatles photographs, Starr is seen taking his own pictures, the vast majority of which have never been released. Sadly, Starr tells Rolling Stone that’s unlikely to change anytime soon.

"I don’t know where they are," he says with a sigh. "I wish I did. There’s been several moves and things happen."

Starr hopes they might pop up unexpectedly one day, since it’s happened before –  about a decade ago, he uncovered a bunch of postcards from his bandmates and published them in the 2004 book, Postcards from the Boys. “I found a box on my shelf and was like, ‘What the hell is that?’” Starr recalls. (More at Rolling Stone…)

Ringo Starr: I Lost My Beatles Photographs
'I Don't Know Where They Are,' Says Drummer…

During the early days of the Beatles, Ringo Starr often traveled with a camera and took photos of of the group behind the scenes, from rehearsing for their history-making appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show to goofing around on the set of their 1965 movie, Help! In countless Beatles photographs, Starr is seen taking his own pictures, the vast majority of which have never been released. Sadly, Starr tells Rolling Stone that’s unlikely to change anytime soon.

"I don’t know where they are," he says with a sigh. "I wish I did. There’s been several moves and things happen."

Starr hopes they might pop up unexpectedly one day, since it’s happened before – about a decade ago, he uncovered a bunch of postcards from his bandmates and published them in the 2004 book, Postcards from the Boys. “I found a box on my shelf and was like, ‘What the hell is that?’” Starr recalls. (More at Rolling Stone…)

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Can’t Buy Me Love: How $250K Netted ‘Mad Men’ a Beatles Tune…

On Sunday night’s Mad Men, at the end of an episode involving the impossibility of licensing an actual Beatles song, creator and show runner Matthew Weiner pulls out a brilliant trump card: an actual Beatles song. And not just any actual Beatles song, but “Tomorrow Never Knows,” the closing track on 1966’s Revolver, and a recording marked by both John Lennon’s Tibetan Book of the Dead-inspired lyrics and Paul McCartney’s Stockhausen-informed tape loops. But this TV coup came at a steep cost: $250,000, according to separate reports by the New York’ ArtsBeat blog and the Wall Street Journal, both citing unidentified people familiar with the deal. (Read More at SPIN…)

Can’t Buy Me Love: How $250K Netted ‘Mad Men’ a Beatles Tune…

On Sunday night’s Mad Men, at the end of an episode involving the impossibility of licensing an actual Beatles song, creator and show runner Matthew Weiner pulls out a brilliant trump card: an actual Beatles song. And not just any actual Beatles song, but “Tomorrow Never Knows,” the closing track on 1966’s Revolver, and a recording marked by both John Lennon’s Tibetan Book of the Dead-inspired lyrics and Paul McCartney’s Stockhausen-informed tape loops. But this TV coup came at a steep cost: $250,000, according to separate reports by the New York’ ArtsBeat blog and the Wall Street Journal, both citing unidentified people familiar with the deal. (Read More at SPIN…)

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THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1963, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with From Me To You, the group’s first No.1 and the first of eleven consecutive No.1’s. The title of the song was inspired from a letters column called From You To Us that ran in the British music newspaper, The New Musical Express.
THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1963, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with From Me To You, the group’s first No.1 and the first of eleven consecutive No.1’s. The title of the song was inspired from a letters column called From You To Us that ran in the British music newspaper, The New Musical Express.

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THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1972, John Lennon’s controversial single, ‘Woman Is the Nigger of the World’ was released in the US. The song peaked at No.57, despite virtually every radio station in the country refusing to play it. Yoko Ono said the phrase during a magazine interview in 1967 and Lennon later explained that he was making a point that women deserved higher status in society.
THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1972, John Lennon’s controversial single, ‘Woman Is the Nigger of the World’ was released in the US. The song peaked at No.57, despite virtually every radio station in the country refusing to play it. Yoko Ono said the phrase during a magazine interview in 1967 and Lennon later explained that he was making a point that women deserved higher status in society.

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Iggy Pop to Release Album of Mostly French Covers…

Iggy Pop, true Francophile: The punk vet will follow up his 2009 record Préliminaires with an album of covers called Après that includes of lot of singing in French, according to his website (via NME). The record will feature his take on songs by Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Yoko Ono, Harry Nilsson, and more. (Read, Watch, and Listen at Pitchfork…)

Iggy Pop to Release Album of Mostly French Covers…

Iggy Pop, true Francophile: The punk vet will follow up his 2009 record Préliminaires with an album of covers called Après that includes of lot of singing in French, according to his website (via NME). The record will feature his take on songs by Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Yoko Ono, Harry Nilsson, and more. (Read, Watch, and Listen at Pitchfork…)

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THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1965, The Beatles single ‘Ticket to Ride’ was released on Capitol records in the US. The single’s label stated that the song was from the upcoming movie “Eight Arms to Hold You” (the original name for the movie “Help!”).
THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1965, The Beatles single ‘Ticket to Ride’ was released on Capitol records in the US. The single’s label stated that the song was from the upcoming movie “Eight Arms to Hold You” (the original name for the movie “Help!”).

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April 4, 1964: The Beatles Make Hot 100 History…

On the Billboard Hot 100 dated 48 years ago today - April 4, 1964 - the Beatles made history as the only act ever to monopolize the chart’s top five positions.

With a 27-1 second-week blast to the top for “Can’t Buy Me Love,” the Fab Four locked up the chart’s entire top five:

The Billboard Hot 100, April 4, 1964
Position, Title
No. 1, “Can’t Buy Me Love”
No. 2, “Twist and Shout”
No. 3, “She Loves You”
No. 4, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
No. 5, “Please Please Me”

(Read More HERE…)

April 4, 1964: The Beatles Make Hot 100 History…

On the Billboard Hot 100 dated 48 years ago today - April 4, 1964 - the Beatles made history as the only act ever to monopolize the chart’s top five positions.

With a 27-1 second-week blast to the top for “Can’t Buy Me Love,” the Fab Four locked up the chart’s entire top five:

The Billboard Hot 100, April 4, 1964

Position, Title

No. 1, “Can’t Buy Me Love”

No. 2, “Twist and Shout”

No. 3, “She Loves You”

No. 4, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”

No. 5, “Please Please Me”

(Read More HERE…)

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Lady Gaga, The Beatles Make TIME’s 100 Fashion Icons List…

Kanye West & Gwen Stefani Do Not

Every year, TIME curates a list of the 100 most influential people in the world, naming politicians, entrepreneurs and celebrities. The publication has just released a bonus list — of “All-TIME” fashion icons — featuring The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Michael Jackson and David Bowie.

The musicians, all of whom were listed in the “Muses” category, landed alongside designers, models, actresses and politicians’ wives. Also named are Seal’s soon-to-be-ex-wife Heidi Klum and David Bowie’s wife, supermodel Iman. English model Twiggy, who has released several albums over the years, also snagged a spot on the list, along with U.K. songstress Jane Birkin. (Read More HERE…)

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The Beatles’ sons to form band?: Macca’s son James reckons they could become the new Fab Four…

The sons of The Beatles are set to form a band together, according to reports.

In an interview with the BBC, Paul McCartney’s son James said he and the rest of the Fab Four’s offspring could pay tribute to their dads by creating a second-generation incarnation of the group.

James, who has released two EPs titled ‘Available Light’ and ‘Close At Hand’, admitted that he had discussed working with Sean Lennon and Dhani Harrison, although it seems as if Ringo Starr’s son, Zak Starkey, isn’t keen on the idea.

When asked if he had ever thought about forming a band with the rest of the Beatles’ children, he replied:

I don’t think it’s something that Zak wants to do. Maybe Jason [drummer and one of Starr’s other sons] would want to do it. I’d be up for it. Sean seemed to be into it, Dhani seemed to be into it. I’d be happy to do it.

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The Beatles’ sons to form band?: Macca’s son James reckons they could become the new Fab Four…

The sons of The Beatles are set to form a band together, according to reports.

In an interview with the BBC, Paul McCartney’s son James said he and the rest of the Fab Four’s offspring could pay tribute to their dads by creating a second-generation incarnation of the group.

James, who has released two EPs titled ‘Available Light’ and ‘Close At Hand’, admitted that he had discussed working with Sean Lennon and Dhani Harrison, although it seems as if Ringo Starr’s son, Zak Starkey, isn’t keen on the idea.

When asked if he had ever thought about forming a band with the rest of the Beatles’ children, he replied:

I don’t think it’s something that Zak wants to do. Maybe Jason [drummer and one of Starr’s other sons] would want to do it. I’d be up for it. Sean seemed to be into it, Dhani seemed to be into it. I’d be happy to do it.

Read More HERE

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Sir Peter Blake Recreates The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Cover…

The Beatles’ iconic ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album cover has been redesigned by original sleeve designer Peter Blake on his 80th birthday.

Noel Gallagher, Amy Winehouse, late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Paul Weller all feature in the new collage [above] entitled ‘Vintage Blake’.

"It’s a cross I bear, it’s an albatross I have to deal with," Blake said of the original 1967 album cover. "What vaguely depresses me still is that I’m known pretty much as ‘Peter Blake - who did the cover of Sgt Pepper’ when I’ve done so much else. Every so often I manage to forget it but it comes back all the time." (Read More HERE…)

Sir Peter Blake Recreates The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Cover…

The Beatles’ iconic ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album cover has been redesigned by original sleeve designer Peter Blake on his 80th birthday.

Noel Gallagher, Amy Winehouse, late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Paul Weller all feature in the new collage [above] entitled ‘Vintage Blake’.

"It’s a cross I bear, it’s an albatross I have to deal with," Blake said of the original 1967 album cover. "What vaguely depresses me still is that I’m known pretty much as ‘Peter Blake - who did the cover of Sgt Pepper’ when I’ve done so much else. Every so often I manage to forget it but it comes back all the time." (Read More HERE…)

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Paul McCartney to Reissue Ram…

On May 22 (and May 21 in the UK), Paul McCartney will put out a deluxe reissue of Ram, the album he recorded with his wife Linda in 1971 after the Beatles split. It’ll be out in a variety of different remastered digital versions and two vinyl editions. [Click HERE] to watch old promotional footage for the album, which features the track “3 Legs”.
Paul McCartney to Reissue Ram

On May 22 (and May 21 in the UK), Paul McCartney will put out a deluxe reissue of Ram, the album he recorded with his wife Linda in 1971 after the Beatles split. It’ll be out in a variety of different remastered digital versions and two vinyl editions. [Click HERE] to watch old promotional footage for the album, which features the track “3 Legs”.

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