On Monday, Feb. 11, 1963, the Beatles notched one of the most remarkable instances of their legendary story when they completed the tracks for their inaugural album, Please Please Me, in just under 10 hours. But an early, pioneering moment in their … [Continue reading] about Everything Fab Four: Inventing Recording Artistry with George Martin and the Beatles
As one of the band’s final efforts before their extended sojourn in India 50 years ago, the Beatles tackled Paul McCartney’s superb new composition entitled “Lady Madonna.” During an afternoon session with producer George Martin at EMI Studios on … [Continue reading] about Everything Fab Four: The Beatles, Humphrey Lyttelton, and “Mountain Madonna”
On Jan. 9, 2018, New Jersey-native Paul Goresh died at 59 years old. While many Beatles fans might not know his name, they most certainly know his work. On December 8th, 1980—the darkest day on the Beatles’ calendar — Goresh, then 21, photographed … [Continue reading] about Everything Fab Four: Paul Goresh and the Last Days of John Lennon
When it was released in the United States back in December 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” hit the charts with a thud, barely cracking the Top 40. Credited to John & Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band, the song has enjoyed … [Continue reading] about Everything Fab Four: War Is Over! (If You Want It)
In spite of their wide-ranging cultural impact, the Beatles were relative late-comers into the realm of holiday music fare. But as it happens, their stockings weren’t entirely bare. As solo artists, the ex-Fabs scored a pair of standout tracks in … [Continue reading] about Everything Fab Four: Christmas Time Is Here Again!