Billy J Kramer Hosts Beatles Fans Cruise

British Invasion Bands Becoming More Active! by Steve Smith updated: 03/01/2013, 04:12:47 PM PST   Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas were Liverpool pals of The Beatles and were managed by Brian Epstein. Kramer’s early records were produced by The...

/ March 2, 2013
Is this the first "supergroup?"

Was “The Dirty Mac” the First Supergroup?

“Dirty Mac” The First Supergroup? The Stones may have assembled the first supergroup when they decided to make a TV show combining rock music set in a circus. Titled “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus,” they invited the cream...

/ February 22, 2013
Ringo and Powerpuff Girls!

Ringo and the Powerpuff Girls!

Ringo and His All-Starr Powerpuff Girls? by Steve Smith, 2/7/2013   Ringo Starr has recorded an original song for the Cartoon Network’s super CG revival of its popular cartoon series, “The Powerpuff Girls,” about three lab-created little girls who save...

/ February 13, 2013
Eric hears Paul's guitar parts

McCartney, Winwood On New Clapton CD

Beatle Paul and friend Steve Winwood help Eric Clapton by Steve Smith, 2/1/2013 Eric Clapton’s 21st solo studio album, “Old Sock,” comes out March 21. Beatle Paul McCartney sings and adds the bass part to EC’s take on the 1931 standard, “All...

/ February 8, 2013
The Hollies, first wave of British Invasion

British Invasion II: Hollies 50th Anniversary Tour

by Steve Smith British Invasion pop legends The Hollies are celebrating their 50th anniversary with an ambitious 41-date tour of their native Britain, New Zealand, Australia, Norway and Germany. The band promises more dates to come, according to its website....

/ January 24, 2013
Beatles on postage stamps

Beatles Images: Postal Stamps

Beatles Images Postage stamps using Beatles images as a theme might have been done years ago in London town, but not before the new millenium! Designer Michael Johnson began a stamp design based on The Beatles for the British post...

/ January 23, 2013