Tag Archives: The Beatles

GEORGE HARRISON’S APPLE YEARS.

George Harrison’s Apple Years. On the 10th April 1970, Paul McCartney announced his departure from The Beatles. A week later, he released his debut album McCartney. Meanwhile, The Beatles were in the process of releasing their swan-song, Let It Be. Just a month later, the Phil Spector produced Let It Be, and the single The …

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THE BEST REISSUES OF 2017-PART 7.

The Best Reissues Of 2017-Part 7. Stoneground-Stoneground and Stoneground 3.  Label: BGO Records. When Stoneground released their eponymous debut in early 1970, critics were won over by a fusion of blues, folk, pop, psychedelia, rock and soul. Seamlessly, Stoneground switch between and fuse musical genres and influences. To do this they deployed seven separate vocalists …

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GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THINGS MUST PASS (LIMITED EDITION VINYL BOX SET).

George Harrison-All Things Must Pass (Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set). Label: UMC. On the ‘10th’ of  April 1970, Paul McCartney announced his departure from The Beatles. This signalled the end of The Beatles, and start of his solo career, which began a week later, when Paul McCartney  he released his debut album McCartney. Meanwhile, The Beatles were …

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LET IT BE-BLACK AMERICA SINGS LENNON, McCARTNEY AND HARRISON.

LET IT BE-BLACK AMERICA SINGS LENNON, McCARTNEY AND HARRISON. In America, The Beatles are the best selling artists in the history of popular music. They sold an incredible, 178 million albums in America alone. What makes this all the more remarkable, was that America were latecomers to The Beatles. The first Beatles album to be …

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GEORGE HARRISON-THE APPLE YEARS.

GEORGE HARRISON-THE APPLE YEARS. On the 10th April 1970, Paul McCartney announced his departure from The Beatles. A week later, he released his debut album McCartney. Meanwhile, The Beatles were in the process of releasing their swan-song, Let It Be. Just a month later, the Phil Spector produced Let It Be, and the single The …

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THE MAGICAL MYSTERY PSYCH-OUT-A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.

THE MAGICAL MYSTERY PSYCH-OUT-A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES. On Saturday night, hell froze over. Hip hop “star” Kayne West took to the stage at the Glastonbury Festival. In an error strewn set, Glastonbury lost all credibility as Britain’s supposed premier music festival. To rub salt into the wound, towards the end of his “set,” West …

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THE FIFTY BEST REISSUES OF 2014-PART 4.

THE FIFTY BEST REISSUES OF 2014-PART 4. TERRY REID-RIVER. By 1973, Terry Reid’s contract with Mickie Most was over. Now Terry’s career could resume. He signed to Atlantic Records and began work on his third solo album, River, which was rereleased by BGO Records during 2014. Produced by Yes’ Eddy Offord and Tom Dowd, River …

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GEORGE HARRISON-THE APPLE YEARS.

GEORGE HARRISON-THE APPLE YEARS. On the 10th April 1970, Paul McCartney announced his departure from The Beatles. A week later, he released his debut album McCartney. Meanwhile, The Beatles were in the process of releasing their swan-song, Let It Be. Just a month later, the Phil Spector produced Let It Be, and the single The …

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GEORGE HARRISON-ELECTRONIC SOUND

GEORGE HARRISON-ELECTRONIC SOUND. Whenever people discuss the disparate personalities of The Beatles, George Harrison is billed as the “quiet one.” That’s doing a George Harrison a huge disservice. He was spiritual, cerebral, and a humanitarian. Away from the constraints of The Beatles, George Harrison was also a truly innovative musician.  Anyone familiar with George Harrison’s …

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GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THINGS MUST PASS.

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THINGS MUST PASS. Following the breakup of The Beatles in 1970, John, Paul and Ringo embarked upon solo careers. Most of the attention centred around John and Paul. This suited George Harrison fine.  George Harrison’s solo career began in November 1968, nearly two before the breakup of The Beatles. That’s when George Harrison …

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THE BEATLES-RUBBER SOUL.

THE BEATLES-RUBBER SOUL. It was fifty years ago, that The Beatles made a breakthrough in America. This was when they released Introducing…The Beatles on 20th January 1963. It reached number two in the US Billboard 200. The Beatles had arrived. Ironically, Introducing…The Beatles proved to be the least successful album The Beatles released in America. …

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MARY WELLS-THE COMPLETE 20TH CENTURY COLLECTION.

MARY WELLS-THE COMPLETE 20TH CENTURY COLLECTION. After four hit laden years at Motown, Mary Wells dropped a bombshell, when she announced she was leaving Motown. Mary couldn’t have chosen a better time to leave Motown. She was holding all the cards, and had just enjoyed the equivalent of a Royal Flush. My Guy had just …

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BOOKER T. AND THE MGs-McLEMORE AVENUE.

BOOKER T. AND THE MGs-McLEMORE AVENUE. Back in 1993, I was truly fortunate to see Booker T. and The MGs live. They were accompanying Neil Young on his European Tour. For someone who loves the music of Booker T. and The MGs, Stax and Neil Young, this was a concert I wasn’t going to miss. …

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PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN.

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN. Sometimes your memory plays tricks on you, and things that you’ve remembered from may years previously turn out to be very different. In a way, the memory is almost spoiled, when you revisit somewhere or something. Suddenly, it isn’t quite how you remember it, and sadly, your memory, …

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GREAT ALBUM COVERS VOLUME 1: 15 OF THE BEST

GREAT ALBUM COVERS VOLUME 1: 15 OF THE BEST. Recently, whilst looking through a large number of old albums, I was struck by how many great album covers I came across. Funnily enough, not every great album cover I came across was to be found on an album that one would call a classic album. …

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