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.
The Beatles are admittedly a Market Watch staple, but securing four fab spots in this edition’s countdown — including the No. 1 and 2 spots — is the kind of feat that only the lads from Liverpool could achieve.
Breaking up is hard to do. Getting blamed for it is easy
Almost exactly 40 years after the release of the Beatles’ self-titled double album, usually known as The White Album, an eBay auction closed, and one of the rarest copies of the album changed hands.
By TIm Neely Question: I have an interesting copy of the double album The Beatles. It is a British pressing with the black sleeves, the poster, the pictures and the cover that opens at the top (you have to open the …
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!
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.
With The White Album, Paul McCartney, too, drew inspiration from far and wide, most impressively from an interview with The Who’s Pete Townshend, published in one of the music papers.
In the second part of our exclusive, extended interview with Donovan, he shares his thoughts and observations about the famous musicians he came to know, admire and in some cases even inspire — Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and most famously, The Beatles.
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.