Musical talent wasn’t necessarily their greatest asset. On July 17, 1961, the Beatles—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best—played a lunchtime set at Liverpool’s Cavern Club before performing an evening gig at Litherland … [Continue reading] about 50 Years Of Beatles: The Fab Four and the ‘Genius Cluster’
On the evening of July 2nd, 1963, the Beatles played one of their classic BBC radio sessions, recording a smooth, carefree cover version of Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right (Mama)” at London’s Maida Vale Studios. If the Fab Four seemed a might bit … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: John, Paul, George, and the Late Great Scotty Moore
Ken’s 14th birthday Beatles themed cake. Beatles fans take great pride in sharing their stories about discovering the Fab Four. For many first-generation listeners, the story often centers around The Ed Sullivan Show on that auspicious Sunday … [Continue reading] about Land-Ho: By George, It’s the Beatles!
Five decades ago, as the Beatles prepared to embark upon their first world tour, the unthinkable happened when Ringo Starr suddenly fell ill, thrusting one man from virtually anonymity into international stardom in the blink of an eye. On the … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: It’s Getting Better All the Time
In the wake of the Beatles’ triumphant appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on Feb. 9, 1964, the band spent the next several months consolidating their fame, breaking sales records and gearing up for their first world tour. One of the key elements in … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: Winning over the Nonbelievers