There isn’t much information about the merry prankster behind Abbey Road’s iconic cover remade with Peanuts characters. It’s a shame because this is a delightful way to start the week. See Also: The Beatles Mere Seconds Before the Iconic Photo [via highdefinite]
The Flaming Lips take The Beatles’ “I Am the Walrus” out for a spin and it makes a lot of sense. It’s always been one of the stranger Beatles tunes and Wayne Coyne and Co. make it sound like one of their own strange tales. Perfect band choosing the perfect material to cover. What more [...]
1. Premiering on HBO this week is that Martin Scorsese documentary on George Harrison. Here is the trailer in case you missed it. Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese traces Harrison’s life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool though his life as a musician, a seeker, a philanthropist and a filmmaker, weaving together interviews with Harrison [...]
The Beatles were on a 6-week tour of the UK and Ireland, when British Pathe caught up with them at the ABC Cinema in Manchester, filming them backstage and as the Fab Four perfrom “She Loves You” and “Twist and Shout”. The rare and early color footage of The Beatles is from November 1963. [via [...]
The answer to the question, “Who was the best Beatle” was always and forever will be George Harrison. Hopefully, Marty’s documentary on the late-Beatle will finally put an end to the John/Paul hegemony and swing things to George’s favor.
Maybe Beatles 3000 isn’t too far-fetched. Really, though, how many people were edited out of this video to get the sensationalistic results? It’s like watching a bad version of Jay Leno’s thing where he makes people seem really stupid, but it’s pretty obvious he’s just cherry picking the worst offenders. [via waxy]
Tim Carmody breaks down the amazing aspect that Radiohead has held the collective attention of music nerds for 18 years (with no signs of letting up). Here are some comparisons. The Rolling Stones have obviously outdone everyone in the rock longevity department; even if they were sometimes a punchline, they’ve made solid music and have [...]
Somehow, Jimmy Fallon convinced Sir Paul McCartney to “perform, in its first-ever live broadcast, a version of “Yesterday” using its original placeholder lyrics.” Scrambled eggs > Yesterday. The night wasn’t all laughs though, as the ex-Beatle paid a lovely tribute to his old friend and bandmate John Lennon.
The only thing that could make this photo of the Fab Four better, right before they walk out onto Abbey Road — for what could be considered the most famous musical photo in history — is well, nothing. It is moments like this, when the super-famous-geniuses of the world are caught in repose, that transcend comprehension. [...]
“Ten Great Years” by Maxim Dalton. There are only 500 available for the Beatles-lover in your life. Available here for the low price of $60. It’s funny to think that not only did they produce great music, but they were fashion trendsetters, as well. So many distinct looks. [via buzzfeed]