On March 21, 1967, a short way into the The Beatles “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” session for the Paul McCartney song “Getting Better”, John Lennon announced he was feeling ill and was taken onto the roof of Abbey Road Studios for some fresh air by George Martin. Unbeknownst to Martin, Lennon was actually experiencing and acid trip.
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The Beatles album covers of both 1962–1966 (Red) and 1967–1970 (Blue) showed The Beatles looking down from a stairwell at EMI’s Manchester Square headquarters in London. They used the same pose, camera angle, setting and photographer (Angus McBean).
On January 9, 1969 The Beatles introduced an early version of the song “Get Back” known in Beatles folklore as the “No Pakistanis” version. This version is pretty darn racist in protesting immigrants and immigration laws. Hence the famous “Get Back To Where You Once Belonged”
Malcolm “Mal” Evans is best known as the road manager, assistant, bodyguard and friend of The Beatles. Evans separated from his wife in 1973, and subsequently moved from the UK to Los Angeles, where John Lennon had moved to live with May Pang after his own separation from Yoko Ono. Here’s a photo of Mal a […]
Check out these cool The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band era Mii Characters for the Nintendo Wii.
To celebrate The Beatles’ George Harrison getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame I would like to share this rare candid video of George in a random store doing I don’t know what. Harrison’s star will be unveiled April 14 in front of Hollywood’s Capitol Records building, his star will be the 2,382nd […]
Here is The Beatles famous album cover for Help! The album cover features the group with their arms positioned to spell out a word in flag semaphore, leading most to assume that the band is spelling out the word HELP.
The Beatles wanted to come up with a conclusion for their film “Let It Be.” They had talked about playing a concert on an ocean liner, an old flour mill or a Roman amphitheatre in North Africa. Eventually, they decided to play an unannounced lunchtime concert on the roof of the Apple building on Thursday, January 30, 1969.
The Beatles “Abbey Road” album cover photograph was taken by photographer Iain Macmillan. On August 8, 1969 Macmillan was given only a ten minute window at about 11:30 AM to snap a photo of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr crossing the street at Abbey Road. That cover photograph has since become one of the most famous and most imitated album covers in recording history.
As a big fan of both The Beatles and Oasis, I have put together a comprehensive list of Oasis songs that have references to Beatles songs, lyrics, titles, etc.