2012 was a great year for new music, with albums from former major label favorites sharing space with releases from relative upstarts from the indie pop world. For my money, here’s a look at the best of the best from last year.
Perhaps best known for his work with The Fab Four, legendary producer Sir George Martin made the most of his career — with a little help from his friends. But his impact on popular music stretches far beyond Abbey Road.
The Liverpool skiffle band where future Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison got their start is still making music.
James McCartney has largely avoided the limelight, but finally comes out and reveals his musical skills on this two-CD release, which includes bonus tracks.
A new documentary focusing on the stories of fans of The Beatles will make its debut Oct. 2, 2012.
A fully restored edition of the long out-of-print feature film will arrive this fall in theaters and for home viewing, along with a deluxe edition featuring 45 RPM EPs of the music.
Goldmine Magazine, home of the world’s largest music collectibles marketplace, announces its sixth group of inductees in its recently established Hall of Fame
The Beach Boys have had numerous hit records, but sometimes their non-hits were better than those that topped the charts.
We don’t have a museum or awards ceremony, but Goldmine does have a desire to honor deserving musicians and an alternative to the Rock Hall.
It was nearly as hard for John Borack pick the Top 10 Paul McCartney solo songs as it was to choose the 10 best Beatles’ songs. Did your favorites make his list?