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The Beatles album ‘Live At The BBC’ was a revelation. A compilation of ‘lost’ radio sessions from the early ’60s that was released in 1994, it showed off the side of the band that their recorded career took ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on April 15th, 2013
There’s a definite knack to naming a tribute band: Ideally you’d want a devilishly-clever pun on the band’s name (or at a push, their most famous song or album title), but it has to be one that also explains that ...
Clearly there was something in the water on the 5th of October 1962, not one but two globeshaking British cultural institutions, the kind of worldwide brands that came to define how the nation was perceived from the outside and the ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on May 1st, 2012
Now that iTunes is releasing special content around Martin Scorsese’s Living In The Material World, his documentary on the life of George Harrison, it seems a good time to look back over the life and work of the former Beatle and ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on April 23rd, 2012
Note: it’s Saint George’s Day today. He’s the patron saint of England, and his flag, the red cross on a white background, is the English flag (as opposed to the Union Flag, which incorporates Saint George’s, ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on February 23rd, 2012
Few bands have had their gear as scrutinised and salivated over as the Beatles. Anyone playing a Hofner violin bass, for example, is very, very well aware that this is the bass that Paul McCartney used.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 6th, 2011
There’s a slight chance that you are reading about something that you will never get to see, so forgive us.
News Roundup: George Harrison Doc Heads to HBO, U2′s The Edge Is Pissed, and Sharon Osbourne’s Stolen Wedding Ring Returned
By staff | Posted on July 14th, 2011
Beatlefans! There’s a new George Harrison documentary on the way, which will feature footage from his personal home video collection. George Harrison: Living In the Material World is a two-part epic, due to be shown in October. It’s been produced by Martin Scorsese for HBO, and will run for a total of three and …
“The Beatles were so high, they let Ringo sing on a couple of tunes” – Bill Hicks
The film director Robert Zemeckis (Back To The Future, Forrest Gump) is today shopping for a new studio deal for his remake of the Beatles film Yellow Submarine, after Disney Studios have opted not to fund it.