All posts by Goodhelp

Retired rocket scientist and part-time brain surgeon. Ok, I also took some time out (four years!) to serve in the US Navy as a journalist. Continued a radio career in Seattle and southern California. Streaming radio and assorted podcasting keeps me busy. What a strange trip it’s been and continues to be!

George Harrison's reason for writing "Wah Wah."

Why George Harrison Wrote “Wah Wah”

Spotlight: George Harrison (1969) “Wah Wah.” In the last years of the Beatles, George was feeling the loss of attention from his “big brother,” John. At this time Yoko claimed most of Lennon’s time and interest. Paul was said to...

/ June 20, 2013
Paul celebrating his birthday at Bonaroo Festival

Happy Birthday, Sir Paul McCartney!

Yea! It happens to everyone once a year and now (6/18) it’s Paul McCartney’s turn. Happy Birthday, Paul, from all of us at Beatlesarama and friends world-wide! Macca turns 71 while on the road (the “Out There” tour) headlining this...

/ June 17, 2013

Julian Lennon’s New CD; Beatles, Beach Boys Stories

FAB NEWS: WINGS’ ’76 DVD, JULIAN LENNON‘S FIRST CD IN 15 YRS by Steve Smith Recent DVD and Blu-ray releases include “Rockshow,” the Paul McCartney-directed film of Wings only American tour in 1976. An import we’ve been waiting for is...

/ June 16, 2013

Beatles Record: 2.3 Billion Sold!

Beatles Hit Story When Top-40 AM radio ruled the airwaves, singles were programmed hypnotically around the clock. Most artists wanted a #1, but only a few could make it. Album tracks were played on stereo FM stations, ensuring the demise...

/ June 15, 2013

Paul’s “Blue Sway” Rides The Surf!

Spotlight: Paul McCartney Two years ago, Beatle Paul released a video to accompany a song he wrote 20 years earlier: “Blue Sway.” Part of the McCartney II sessions, “Blue Sway” was not included on the album’s original release. A music...

/ June 14, 2013
Ringo Starr at the Grammys

Ringo Starr’s In Grammy Show!

Spotlight: Ringo Starr (2013) We can all explore the life and times of Richard Starkey, aka Beatle Ringo Starr, as a display tours American cities this year! The exhibit depicts all aspects of Starr’s musical and creative life: as a...

/ June 12, 2013