“My Brave Face” clearly stands as the high point of McCartney’s post-Beatles songwriting partnerships. As the 10th and latest release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, Flowers in the Dirt makes for an interesting, if dubious installment. … [Continue reading] about Everything Fab Four: Sprinkling “Flowers In The Dirt”
Saint Valentine’s Day’s longstanding associations with romantic love find their origins in fourteenth-century courtly love traditions. For the twentieth-century Beatles, the trials and tribulations of romantic love were their … [Continue reading] about Everything Fab Four: Love, Love, Love—The Beatles and Saint Valentine’s Day
Fifty years ago, on January 31, 1967, the Beatles found themselves in the midst of a two-day film shoot for the “Strawberry Fields Forever” promotional video with director Peter Goldmann in Sevenoaks, Kent. During a production break, John Lennon was … [Continue reading] about Everything Fab Four: The Evolving Artistry Of The Beatles In Sevenoaks, Kent
Yanni “Magic Alex” Mardas, the self-styled inventor who died of natural causes in Athens last week, was quite easily one of the most bizarre personages among the Beatles’ menagerie of hangers-on during the late 1960s. While much of the band’s … [Continue reading] about Everything Fab Four: The Strange, Nefarious Life of Magic Alex
When George Martin marked his 41st birthday on January 3, 1967, he was standing on the precipice of a vastly new and different era as the Beatles’ producer. With the triumphs of Rubber Soul and Revolver having considerably widened the … [Continue reading] about Everything Fab Four: By George, It’s Your Birthday!