From Cilla Black to Gerry and The Pacemakers to Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas, Epstein’s NEMS musical empire stretched far and wide through Merseyside.
The historic importance of these recordings is undisputed, as a single of The Beatles backing Tony Sheridan on “My Bonnie” and “The Saints” drew Brian Epstein’s notice.
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.
Since everyone loves a good list — and since they’re also excellent for provoking thoughtful discussions (and causing arguments) among music aficionados — here are 10 cool songs The Beatles made their own, as well as 10 artists who covered Beatles tunes to great effect.
When it comes to Market Watch, The Beatles tend to pop up more often than Beethoven. Yet, in this countdown, classical recordings nab four of the Top 10 spots.
The Beatles may not have earned a spot on to Thomas Dolby’s list of 10 Albums that changed his life, but the Fab Four certainly left their mark on Market Watch.
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.
As a card-carrying music geek, John Borack is well aware of the importance of lists — and folks love to read, debate, dissect and often ridicule these sorts of lists. So get ready to read, debate, dissect and ridicule another one as he proudly presents his personal list of the top 10 songs by the Beatles.
A trio of jazz records on Blue Note accounted for nearly 40 percent of the total dollars spent in this edition’s countdown. Is it time to start collecting jazz?