Mark Lewisohn has made it his life’s work to follow every lead and record the fullest possible history of the Fab Four with ‘The Beatles: All These Years.’
If it seems like The Beatles were everywhere in 1964, it’s because, well, they pretty much were. The Fab Four were on tour (nine countries); in the studio (35 new tracks), on radio and TV (42 performances) and starring in their first feature film. Here’s a look back at this bustling year in Beatles history.
If you’re unhappy with how your records sound, it might be time to change more than your needle or speakers. Goldmine pitted a stack of trashed records against the Audio Desk Systeme record cleaner to see whether a record cleaner alone can transform the audio experience.
You know Jorma Kaukonen for shaping the San Francisco sound with Jefferson Airplane. But that is just one of many achievements on the guitarist’s resumé .
Is it talent or is it studio technology? In the case of Bessie Smith’s recording of ‘Blue Spirit Blues’ on the Columbia label, the answer is a bit of both.
Just because the ’60s and ’70s are in past doesn’t mean the era’s music and artists should be forgotten, says Dean Sciarra of Classic Music Vault.
Armed with his want list and his wallet, Goldmine’s Dr. Disc is shopping his way through record stores. This edition: Day Old Records in Shreveport, La.
The Hollies’ early hits were written by others, but “We’re Through” brought the songwriting of Tony Hicks, Allan Clarke and Graham Nash to the forefront.
They’re rare, but they’re not exactly in demand. You rarely see them, and, when you do, you’re more likely to remark upon their size than heir contents. But, if you have the wherewithal to hunt them and the equipment on which to play them, Edison discs provide a great thrill for record collectors.
Although 15 acts are nominated for the Rock Hall’s Class of 2015, only Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Sting and Bill Withers are first-timers.