Tag: The Beatles

George Martin, Paul and John

Paul McCartney pays moving tribute to Beatles producer and ‘second father’ George Martin

Paul McCartney pays tribute to the creative genius of Sir George Martin, crediting the producer with introducing the Beatles to new instruments, sounds and recording techniques By Patrick Sawer, and Robert Mendick 11:18AM GMT 09 Mar 2016 Paul McCartney, the former Beatle,...

/ March 9, 2016
McCartney and Elvis, "Flowers In The DIrt" album

When A Beatle Wrote with Elvis

by Scott Freiman In 1987, Paul McCartney acted on a suggestion by his then manager and invited Elvis Costello to be his songwriting partner. Their work together would produce a number of finely crafted songs, including Elvis’ biggest single in...

/ February 11, 2016
Painting of the early Rolling Stones

Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists

In 2004 — 50 years after Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studios and cut “That’s All Right” — Rolling Stone celebrated rock & roll’s first half-century in grand style, assembling a panel of 55 top musicians, writers and industry executives (everyone from...

/ February 9, 2016
Black and white photo of Beatles, "Hey Jude" era

The Sweet Meaning Behind The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”

“Hey Jude,” one of the Beatles’ most famous songs, is an uplifting ballad that’s inspired the masses for decades. The song, written by Paul McCartney and also credited to John Lennon for some contributions, has been long-used as a generally...

/ February 9, 2016
Jeff Lynne and true Beatles fan

Jeff Lynne’s ELO To Announce U.S. Tour

by Best Classic Bands Staff Share This: FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestEmail Jeff Lynne’s ELO performing at NYC’s Irving Plaza on November 20, 2015 (via Instagram) After teasing U.S. audiences with two concerts last November upon the release of their first studio album in 14 years, it...

/ February 3, 2016
John Lennon of the Beatles, tuning a Gibson J160E acoustic guitar during the filming of "A Hard Day's Night."

“Love Me Do” guitar of John Lennon auctioned for $2.4m

JOHN LENNON GUITAR SELLS FOR RECORD $2.4 MILLION by Steve Smith. The 1962 jumbo Gibson J-160 acoustic guitar that John Lennon used to compose “Love Me Do,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and other all-time classic songs, was sold...

/ November 16, 2015