Tag: Paul McCartney

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

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

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Reunite to Record Together in Studio

from Rolling Stone Former Beatles bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited in the studio this weekend to record new music together, the drummer revealed on social media. “Thanks for coming over and playing Great bass. I love you man peace and love,” Starr wrote alongside...

/ February 23, 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