This first-rate documentary looks back at George Martin’s incredible career as a producer, both with The Beatles and well beyond the band.
Memories of his mom singing the 1932 hit “Please” inspired John Lennon to write “Please Please Me.” Trace the song’s journey up the charts in this book excerpt.
Paul McCartney’s first solo effort away from The Beatles, the film soundtrack “The Family Way,” finally gets it release on CD.
Six British Invasion groups not yet inducted deserve Rock Hall of Fame consideration
The curiously titled “Mythology” serves up a variety of tracks from the 50-year career of the Gibb brothers.
Overlooked by most critics, America has been pleasing a large number of fans for years
Breaking up is hard to do. Getting blamed for it is easy
As the band America crisscrosses the United States in celebration of its 40th anniversary, one-third of that original trio — Dan Peek — remains a semi-retired musician.
Despite such promising beginnings, the sessions were not carefree, at least this early in.
Engineer Phil McDonald informed Lewisohn, “You didn’t want to get involved, but people would be walking out, banging instruments down, not turning up on time and keeping the others waiting three or four hours, then blaming each other for not having rehearsed, or not having played their bit right.”
The Beatles’ U.K. home throughout their years of greatest success and popularity, the story of the Parlophone label is, basically, the story of George Martin, the former navy pilot who joined the label in 1950 as assistant to A&R manager Oscar Preuss.