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One Band, Two Great Leaders
The following article was inspired by the crazed almost childish bickering that has broken out on various Beatle related websites between Lennon fanatics and likewise McCartneyites, where both sides claim their hero WAS The Beatles. One of them had all the talent, the other one had none etc. So from a neutral standpoint, I would like to offer my own personal view on the subject. Read more....
Crinsk Dee Night
So its a Happy New Year to everybody and a thought to this years new Beatles D.V.D. releases.
I suppose the favourite has to be the Let it Be film plus extras on D.V.D. for the first time,or maybe the Help! Film may get an official British release At last who knows !
One thing for certain and thats the fact that most Beatles fans have either got good D.V.D.imports of these items or almost certainly have old video copies. So when they do eventually see the light of day,apart from them having hopefully superior sound/picture quality and rare extras. Read more....
Twist and Shout
The song Twist and Shout appears as the closing track on the first Beatles Album Please Please Me, and to many younger fans it is often discarded as merely a
cover song to finish off the Album.It is seen as a good early rocker or a pot boiler as George Martin often termed it.
Well the point of this article is to clarify the songs importance in the Beatles repertoire.
My opinion of the song has a few contradictions,for a start I consider it to be by far the best and most important cover song in the Beatles history. It optimises the whole Beatlemania ethic with the total excitement created in concert of the song including the head shaking and the famous harmonised hook line. The Beatles took the original Isley Brothers recording and totally reshaped it as there own. Read more....
The Star Club Tapes
When the The Beatles Live! at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany 1962 was released by the Bellaphon label in Germany in April 1977 it was expected to bring a lawsuit by the Apple Corps but because of German copyright laws fortunately the release couldn't be stopped.
The following month (25th May 1977) the double vinyl album was very bravely released in the U.K. through the Lingasong label. Apple immediately filed an injunction to prevent it seeing the light of day but the judge overruled the injunction stating that the tapes were of historical interest & this was clearly stated on the cover of the album. Read more....
The Invisible Albums
For a few years now I have had a bee in my bonnet over the pigeon holing of George Harrison as an artist. I'll start off by giving you the official opinion given by numerous reviewers and copy cat journalists.
It goes something like this:
George was the quiet Beatle.the lead guitarist who was vastly inferior both as a songwriter and singer to both John and Paul in the Beatles
He eventually came up with the goods on the final Beatles Album, Abbey Road with the classics Something and Here Comes The Sun.
After the Beatles split he made the successful All Things Must Pass Album which included the number one hit single - My Sweet Lord. Read more....
The Perch Rocks to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles 1st Appearance at New Brighton Tower Ballroom