Jimmy Webb on John Lennon’s Lost Weekend, Writing for Frank Sinatra

from Rolling Stone Magazine (online) During the late Sixties and early Seventies, Jimmy Webb was arguably the most successful mainstream songwriter alive, churning out sweeping, richly orchestrated hits for Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra, among others. Yet while...

/ April 20, 2017

The 20 Best George Harrison Songs

For casual fans (and the terribly uninformed), George Harrison was a second-tier member of the Beatles—a member whose contributions only became essential when he wrote “Here Comes The Sun.” For a mid-level fan, and rock writers everywhere, he was an indispensable...

/ April 13, 2017

Never-before-seen photos capture The Beatles at Abbey Road

By Allyssia Alleyne, CNN (CNN)At 19, British photographer David Magnus was invited to shoot a still relatively unknown pop group called The Beatles during a concert at a Buckinghamshire private school. Needless to say, they didn’t stay unknown for much longer....

/ March 21, 2017

Paul McCartney Explains How the Beatles Wouldn’t Exist Without Chuck Berry

BY MATT MILLER MAR 21, 2017  In early 1958, Chuck Berry released “Sweet Little Sixteen,” a song that would change the course of music history. It ignited the urge to celebrate rock and roll in kids throughout America, but it also...

/ March 21, 2017

Paul McCartney’s Song Catalog Lawsuit May Be Stalled By Duran Duran Case

bt Kaja Whitehouse, New York Post Music publishing giant Sony/ATV just told Paul McCartney that The Beatles have to take a number — behind Duran Duran! Sony/ATV asked a Manhattan federal judge to dismiss McCartney’s lawsuit over the rights to a...

/ March 15, 2017

Remastering the One Beatles Live Album Finally Made It Great

THE BEATLES’ REMARKABLE catalog includes just one official live album, and the group’s immense popularity made it unlistenable. The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl, recorded in 1964 and 1965 but not released until 1977, was always a frustrating listen. Try as you might, you simply...

/ March 11, 2017