Category: Rock ‘n Roll News

Allan Williams, who set up Beatles’ early gigs, dies at 86

Allan Williams, a fixture on the Liverpool music scene who gave the Beatles a place to practice and helped them get early gigs, has died. He was 86. Graham Stanley, manager of the Jacaranda club that Williams used to own, said Saturday that Williams died...

/ January 2, 2017

The Bridge Between the Brill Building & The Beatles Passes Away

by Pat Matthews More sad news in the music world to report today. Bobby Vee, a teen idol of the 1960s, who The Beatles covered in their early days, has died. He was 73. The always smiling pop singer whose...

/ October 24, 2016

Brian Wilson on the Influence of the Beatles and Rolling Stones

Brian Wilson releases his long-awaited memoir, I Am Brian Wilson. In this excerpt, he discusses the influence of two of the Beach Boys’ only true rivals in the ’60s: the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. And also, how bandmate/rival Mike Love helped...

/ October 11, 2016

1966: Greatest Music Year Ever!

by Randy Lewis, the Los Angeles Times | What’s the most innovative year ever for rock ’n’ roll? Fans, critics and academics have any number of watershed years they can point to in the more than six decades of post-World War II...

/ August 19, 2016
Beatles at Shea Stadium, NYC

Restored Shea Stadium Show Screens, Part Of Touring Years

Beatlesarama sources | The restored, remastered Shea Stadium Beatles performance will screen as part of the worldwide theatrical release of Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized documentary feature film.” The Beatles played Shea Stadium on August 15th 1965 in what was...

/ July 28, 2016

Denny Laine Gets Special Beatles Tour of Los Angeles

by Adam Forrest | Last Sunday, Gillian Lomax’s Beatles Magical History Tours of Los Angeles had a very special guest, founding member of The Moody Blues and guitarist with Paul McCartney and Wings, Denny Laine. According to Gillian, there were “no words” to...

/ July 27, 2016