Tag Archives: The Beatles

This Historic Day In Music: Little Richard

There aren’t many songs that hit the ground running and roar off into the stratosphere with a better opening line than: “Gonna tell Aunt Mary ’bout Uncle John, he claims he had the mis’ry but he had a lot of … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Ringo Starr

On Saturday, August 18, 1962, at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight, Birkenhead, England, Ringo Starr played his first official gig as the drummer for The Beatles. Part of what made Ringo the perfect person for the job was his voice. … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: The End, Officially

On this day, April 10, in 1970, a British newspaper, the Evening Standard, published an interview with Paul McCartney conducted by journalist Peter Brown. The piece contained this exchange. Peter Brown: “Have you (The Beatles) any plans for live appearances?” Paul … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Song

“And I Love Her” was Paul McCartney’s first ballad. Though John Lennon may have helped a bit with the “middle eight” – the part that starts: “A love like ours, could never die…” – this song was the first in … Continue reading

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This Very Historic Day

Here I am again. It’s a Sunday afternoon, a February 9th, and I can’t wait for 8:00 pm. Fifty years ago today, on that Sunday afternoon – February 9, 1964 – the ten-year-old me couldn’t wait for 8:00 pm because that … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Capitol Records T-2047 (Mono LP), ST-2047 (Stereo LP)

All of the 12 songs on The Album had already been released in England. “I Saw Her Standing There” was the oldest, having been released on March 22, 1963. This song was the first track on the EMI/Parlophone LP Please Please Me. … Continue reading

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Verse 1, Verse 2

In September 1980, John Lennon told David Sheff, an interviewer for Playboy magazine, that “In My Life” was “the first song that I wrote that was really, consciously about my life.” John elaborated: “‘In My Life’ started out as a … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Parlophone PMC 7027 (Mono LP), PCS 7027 (Stereo LP)

They’d decided. The concert they gave on Monday, August 29, 1966 for 25,000 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California would be their last. They were tired of touring and performing, “performing” for audiences whose incessant screaming and yelling surely … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: A Triple Header

What do the Stephen Foster song “Oh! Susannah,” master fingerstyle guitarist Leo Kottke and the single version of The Beatles’ song “Love Me Do” all have in common? They were all (kinda, sorta) born on September 11. “Oh! Susannah” had … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: August 22, 1962, The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, England

It was a lunchtime session, four days after Ringo officially became a Beatle. Granada Televison, based in Manchester, England, sent a camera crew to the popular music spot appropriately called The Cavern Club to film a live performance of The Beatles for a program called … Continue reading

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