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22 Days in the Life of The Beatles


The recently-released documentary “The Beatles – Get Back” is all the rage these days.

As a lifelong Beatles fan I couldn’t wait to see it. Now that I have, I’d like to offer some thoughts on it.

*SPOILER ALERT* The band breaks up…

First things first – I said in a Facebook post the other day that people who know how much of a Beatles fan I am might be surprised at what I have to say. If you saw that post and came here expecting me to say that my love of the Beatles has been misplaced and I’ve suddenly come to the realization that they aren’t all that – you may as well stop reading now because that just ain’t happening.

The Beatles are still the greatest band that ever was and ever will be. Did I need 7+ hours of behind-the-scenes footage to reinforce that…

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Ringo’s New Book – ‘Lifted’

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Ringo Starr has a new book out. It is called Lifted – Fab Images and Memories From My Life and Across the Universe.

Speaking about the book Ringo said: “I am not writing this book as a Beatle historian. I’m writing this book as a Beatle — and there’s only a couple of us who can do that.”

Asked about it’s origins, Starr explains: “I didn’t keep all these photos. These fantastic images came back to me in recent years from here, there and everywhere — online and off — and have somehow helped me get back to seeing my life with The Fab Four through fresh eyes. A lot of the photos in this book I spotted on my phone and on my computer and “lifted” them because they brought back so many fabulous memories.”

“So this a book full of Beatle images that many people haven’t seen…

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Review: The Beatles: Get Back – Part 1

The Diversity of Classic Rock

I’m a huge Beatles fan. Why wouldn’t I be? I may go a while without talking about The Beatles or even listening to them, but they are always in my heart, always have been and always will be. They were the first rock band I really got into and they were my happy place as a teenager going through a difficult time in school. When I felt bad, I’d always listen to The Beatles. They got me through everything. They’re indirectly the reason I started this blog and my whole journey of understanding and knowing classic rock inside and out.

It’s trendy (not in my opinion obviously, but something I’ve observed online) now to hate on The Beatles and act like they’re basic and nothing special and just a bunch of mediocre white men, but that’s just not true. I have always thought that they had the most consistent output…

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The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, and Me

A nice read for you Beatles enthusiasts out there.

Envisioning The American Dream

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Can it really be over half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again?

There are few of my generation who do not recall first seeing the Beatles that February 9th evening in 1964 fifty-eight years ago.

Like most Americans, Sunday, night was Ed Sullivan at my house, and at 8 o’clock along with 73 million other viewers, my family gathered around the TV set in the living room to watch the very first live television appearance of that British import the Beatles. Like most, my own parents tuned in just to see what the heck all the fuss was about with this Mop Top foursome.

While my parents sat a safe distance away, I plopped myself down as close as possible to the set (without being yelled at by Mom…

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‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Review: Peter Jackson’s Documentary Epic Is an Addictive Look at Who the Beatles Were — Variety

How does anyone, especially a Beatle, write a melody? The answer may be as simple as it is mysterious. In “The Beatles: Get Back,” Peter Jackson’s sprawling and revelatory fly-on-the-studio-wall documentary, there’s a great moment when we get to see it happen. It’s January 1969, and the Beatles — long-haired, scruffy, bearded, looking less like […]

‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Review: Peter Jackson’s Documentary Epic Is an Addictive Look at Who the Beatles Were — Variety

This Date in History

January 10, 1776

Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense.

The pamphlet called for independence for the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain. The incendiary pamphlet immediately became a phenomenon and was widely distributed and read aloud at meeting halls and taverns. Paine linked the cause of independence to the emerging American political identity, arguing that rule by the British monarchy was tyrannical and that the idea of a King was obsolete. He went on to assert that the American colonies should draft a Continental Charter and defend their independence with arms. Common Sense was well-received by reviewers and hugely impacted public opinion, swaying it in favor of independence.

January 10, 1964

Introducing the Beatles is released in the United States.

The LP included the hit singles, “Please Please Me,” “Twist and Shout,” “Do You Want to Know a Secret,” and “Love Me Do.” It reached Number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Top LP list, second only to the Meet the Beatles LP.

January 10, 1999

The Sopranos debut on HBO.

Starring James Gandolfini as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprana and Lorraine Bracco as his psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi, the show ran for six seasons, winning 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes, and two Peabody Awards.



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Hans Hot 100 Beatles Songs: #22: ‘She Loves You’– The Beatles biggest selling single ever in the UK. It was a good thing John and Paul didn’t listen to Paul’s father who suggested they change the lyric to ‘She Loves You- Yes Yes Yes.’

The Countdown so far- 100-‘Any Time At All’/ 99- ‘No Reply’ / 98- ‘You Know My Name [Look Up The Number]/ 97- ‘The Inner Light’ / 96- ‘ You Won’t See Me’ / 95- ‘Baby’s In Black’/ 94- ‘Sexy Sadie’ / 93- ‘I Need You’ / 92- ‘Love Me Do’/ 91- ‘Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey’/ 90- ‘Doctor Robert’/ 89- ‘There’s A Place’/ 88- ‘Good Day Sunshine’ 87- ‘It’s Only Love’ 86- ‘I Want You [She’s So Heavy] 85-‘Yer Blues’ / 84- ‘From Me To You’/ 83-‘She’s Leaving Home’/ 82-‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite’/ 81-‘I’m So Tired’/ 80-‘The…

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December 8, 1980…Lennon

41 years ago today

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Damn this date. Every Dec 8th I can’t help but think of where I was at when I heard.  Get Back only heightened the anger and confusion over what happened.

It’s odd to think the Beatles had only been broken up for 10 years when this happened…to a 13 year old at the time…that was a lifetime but in reality it’s nothing.

Since second grade, I’d been listening to the Beatles. While a lot of kids I knew listened and talked about modern music …I just couldn’t relate as much. By the time I was ten I had read every book about The Beatles I could get my hands on. In a small middle TN town…it wasn’t too many. I was after their generation but I knew the importance of what they did…plus just great music. The more I got into them the more I learned about the Who, Stones, and the…

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