Tag: John Lennon

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

When the Beatles Brought Psychedelia to Prime Time

from the Huffington Post On February 25, 1967, promotional films for the Beatles’ “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever” debuted on ABC’s Hollywood Palace. Fans had never seen films like these before, and they hadn’t seen the Beatles look or sound...

/ February 22, 2017

18 Beatles Songs That John Lennon Totally Hated

1. “A Taste of Honey” Lennon thought the Bobby Scott/Rick Marlow song was too old-fashioned and spitefully called it “A Waste of Money.” 2. “It’s Only Love” “That’s the one song I really hate of mine,” he told Hit Parader in 1972. “Terrible lyric.”...

/ January 27, 2017

George Harrison’s sister speaks out on the 15th anniversary of his death

from Daily Mail UK George Harrison’s sister has revealed her heartbreak over not being told the Beatles star was dying and in terrible pain until two weeks before he lost his battle with lung cancer. In an exclusive interview on...

/ November 29, 2016

Yoko Ono Didn’t Break Up The Beatles, John Lennon Did

Rooting through record bins one day at the late, great Central Records in Cambridge, Mass., I came upon a stash of Yoko Ono albums and asked the sagely aging raver behind the counter what they were like. Were they song-based records or...

/ November 17, 2016

This Letter From John Lennon Shows His Real Feelings About Paul McCartney

The nasty 1971 message makes it obvious why The Beatles didn’t last. The early 1970s were a tough time in the lives of The Beatles. The band had dissolved among growing tensions between the musicians, and in 1970 they decided...

/ November 15, 2016