Chilled to the bone on a grey — typically English — winter morning in the early ’60s, photographer Michael Ward was not relishing the assignment he’d been given.
When Jeff Beck takes the stage for his induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this month, he will be making his third appearance on that stage.
Abbey Road, if you care for such minute details, would deliver any number of firsts to The Beatles’ legend.
It was the first British Beatles album to be cut away from EMI, by Malcolm Davies, and the first not to be cut by Harry Moss. It was the first single-disc Beatles album to feature more than the usual dozen or so songs, as the medley was broken up on the track listing into no less than 10 separate numbers, and the first to feature two George Harrison songs.
Dive into the fascinating story of how the Beatles almost didn’t make it big in America, and how Capitol records very nearly wasn’t the record label to benefit when the Fab Four finally hopped across the pond and hit America on Feb. 7, 1964.
Serious Toyz has put nearly 350 lots of Beatles collectibles, assorted vinyl and tons of other rock ‘n’ roll treats on the block for its fall 2008 auction. Find out what’s up for bid, when the event ends and more details.
We asked you what you thought of The Beatles’ White Album, and readers, you had plenty to say! Here’s a sampling of the letters we received since issue #738 (cover date Nov. 7, 2008) hit your newsstands and mailboxes. Be sure to visit our forum at http://forum.goldminemag.com/ to share your ideas, views, tips, collecting coups and more!
Philip Norman is known to most Beatles fans as the author of “Shout!,” one of the best full-length Beatles biographies. Now he’s back with “John Lennon: The Life."
After six years of being with Ringo Starr — at home, in the studio, on the set and, seemingly, all around the world — Nancy Lee Andrews certainly does have her memories.
The Beatles’ 1968 double album — The Beatles to discographers, The White Album to its friends — represents both the most monumental achievement of their recording career, and the most controversial.
The notion of recording a double album surfaced very early on in The Beatles’ White Album sessions, partly because there were so many new songs scrabbling for attention, but also because The Beatles were in very real danger of being left behind in one of the most exciting new races in rock.