Tag Archives: The Beatles

Music Docs

Oscars were announced and now you think you need to catch up on some movies.  Wrong! Here are five Music Documentaries that came out last year that you need to see now. Rush: Time Stand Still – It’s like a love letter to RUSH Fans Beatles: Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years – They […]

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7 and 7 is 1967

I was reminded on January 4, the 50th anniversary of The Doors debut that 1967 was a pretty amazing year for music. I then thought that so was 1977, 1987…and so on. So this week in honor of 7,  I give you my favorite 7 albums that came out in a year ending in 7. […]

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Great Movember performances

So long to Movember 2016. To honor the cause of supporting men’s health  here are a number of guys rocking out while rocking the moustache. The Band “The Weight” from Woodstock Freddie Mercury with Queen “Somebody to Love” Lemmy with Motorhead “Ace Of Spades” The Beatles “Penny Lane” Nick Cave “I Let Love In” Frank Zappa […]

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Rock’s Greatest Leaps

Some are planned.  Some are spontaneous.  Some signify to the band when to end the song.  A well timed leap can always add excitement and surprise to shows.  In honor of leap day, I give you a few photos and videos of some memorable rock star leaps.   And what’s a leap day like without […]

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New Music Friday

We know The Beatles and Bob Dylan have old/new music today and once again and everyone is writing and talking about it and we’re going to go out and get them because “hey”, it’s still The Beatles and Dylan and it’s still amazing music. There are two new albums from artists of note but going […]

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1, 2, 3, 4 Songs

4/4 is the basic rock beat.  It’s simple and primal.  There’s nothing sophisticated about it.  You can do it slow or fast.  AC/DC are masters of it.  Hearing both Dee Dee Ramone and Bruce Springsteen count off  in concert is one of the most thrilling things I’ve ever heard in my life. So in honor […]

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The Beatles and Halloween

Sure, The Beatles didn’t invent rock and roll or films or fashion but they certainly made it more fun and that can also be said for their stamp on Halloween.              This also gives me the opportunity to post this forgotten gem from John Lennon’s Walls & Bridges album and with John […]

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John Lennon and Number 9

It’s no secret that John Lennon felt connected to the number 9.  He was born on the 9th (in October).  His childhood home was at 9 Newcastle Road.  He made this drawing of a footballer whose uniform number is 9.  This artwork would later be featured on his album “Walls and Bridges” First Beatles appearance on Ed […]

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Cover Songs

I’m generally not a fan of cover songs.  They’re good to hear as a curiosity but then easily forgettable.  Occasionally an artist will hit the nail on the head and reveal something different in a song, introduce me to a new artist I’d previously never knew or cover the song with such joyous abandon that […]

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Free Music Friday

Free music is to be had everywhere but here are a couple  places to keep you downloading for a while. Amoeba Music has 56 pages of music to peruse. Here’s James Blake remix of Drake’s “Come Through” and Belle Brigade’s “Ashes” to get you started.  Click on the icon and go nuts. World Cafe‘ is one of […]

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