Tag Archives: The Beatles

Aug 18 in Music History: The Fab 4 play live together for the first time, The Who release Who Are You

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The Who Who Are You

1937 – The first FM radio station in the US, Boston’s WGTR (now WAAF), is granted its construction permit by the FCC.

1962 – Ringo Starr plays his first gig with The Beatles at the Horticultural Society Dance in Birkenhead, England, with just two hours’ preparation. This is the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

1965 – Herman’s Hermits lead singer Peter Noone interviews Elvis Presley in Honolulu, where Elvis is filming his movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style.

1977 – The Police make their live debut as a ...

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#TBTXPN: The Beatles go solo all day on WXPN

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#TBTXPN: The Beatles go solo all day on WXPN

WXPN’s Throwback Thursday series, #TBTXPN, is back this week with a full day of tunes from four guys named John, Paul, George and Ringo.  That’s right – a full day of The Beatles! But not songs that were written by The Beatles, for The Beatles. Instead, XPN will drop the needle on the A sides and the B sides from each one of the Fab Four’s solo records! Who knows, maybe you’ll be amazed at the instant karma you receive after taking a photograph of all things that must pass you tomorrow while listening!

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Aug 14 in Music History: The Who release Who’s Next, Michael Jackson buys rights to Lennon/McCartney songs

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The Who Who's Next

 

1962 – Unhappy with drummer Pete Best’s role in The Beatles, Brian Epstein and the other three members decide to sack him. Best plays his last gig the following night at The Cavern in Liverpool. Ringo Starr, who is nearing the end of a three-month engagement with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, receives a call from John Lennon asking him to join the band. Ringo gives Rory Storm three days’ notice and makes his first appearance with the Fab Four on August 18.

1971 – The Who release Who’s Next.

1971 – Elton John records “Madman Across The Water.”

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Aug 11 in Music History: Go-Go’s release Vacation, Bruce jams with Ringo

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Aug 11 in Music History: Go-Go’s release Vacation, Bruce jams with Ringo

1964 – The Beatles start recording their fourth album (Beatles For Sale, not yet titled) at EMI studios in London.

1969 – The Beatles finish recording “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).”

1982 – Vanity 6 release their self-titled debut, and The Go-Go’s release their third album, Vacation.

1989 – Bruce Springsteen joins Ringo Starr onstage at a concert in New Jersey. Together they perform “Get Back,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Photograph,” and “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

2008 – Noah and the Whale’s debut album Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down is released on the ...

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Festival No. 6 takes place in Portmeirion (“The Village” in ‘The Prisoner’): lineup/tix

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Most people go to festivals because of the lineup, but here’s one where some might go just because of its location. Festival No. 6 happens September 7-10 in Portmeirion, the Welsh tourist village made famous at “The Village” in trippy’60s spy show The Prisoner. The Flaming Lips, Mogwai, Arab Strap, Kate Tempest, Jarvis Cocker and more…

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Festival No. 6 takes place in Portmeirion (“The Village” in ‘The Prisoner’): lineup/tix

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Most people go to festivals because of the lineup, but here’s one where some might go just because of its location. Festival No. 6 happens September 7-10 in Portmeirion, the Welsh tourist village made famous at “The Village” in trippy’60s spy show The Prisoner. The Flaming Lips, Mogwai, Arab Strap, Kate Tempest, Jarvis Cocker and more…

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June 26 in Music History: Bob Dylan & the Band release The Basement Tapes, Elvis makes his final appearance

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June 26 in Music History: Bob Dylan & the Band release The Basement Tapes, Elvis makes his final appearance

1964 – The Beatles release A Hard Day’s Night in the US.

1972 – During sessions at Olympic Studios in London, England, David Bowie records “John, I’m Only Dancing” with Mick Ronson on lead guitar and Lou Reed on rhythm guitar. The track, which is released and becomes a hit single in the UK in September of this year, is not released in America after being judged too risqué by RCA Records.

1974 – The supergroup Bad Company, comprised of Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke (of Free), Mick Ralphs (of Mott The Hoople), and Boz Burrell (of King Crimson), release ...

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Monterey Pop screenings, photo exhibit & more Summer of Love stuff

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Catch the restored documentary in a theater near you, head to Morrison Hotel Gallery to check out a photo exhibit, and read a recap of a recent Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker. Also: watch Michelle Phillips play “California Dreamin'” at Monterey Pop 50 with The Head and the Heart.

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1967’s best rock bands still touring (The Who, Dead, Beatles, Clapton, Floyd, more)

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A companion guide to our list of the 50 Best Psychedelic Rock Albums of the Summer of Love. Catch one of the many great artists still playing clubs and stadiums in 2017….

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The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop Fest and the Summer of Love, here are the 50 best psychedelic rock records of 1967, from Jefferson Airplane to Love to the Bee Gees to Pink Floyd to Donovan, and yes, The Beatles.

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Listen to our 1967 #TBTXPN Spotify playlist and World Cafe Sgt. Pepper’s special

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Listen to our 1967 #TBTXPN Spotify playlist and World Cafe Sgt. Pepper’s special

For the first #TBTXPN Throwback Thursday on June 1st, WXPN celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the golden year of music that was 1967. Listen to our Spotify playlist of 171 songs – 10 hours of music – curated by the hosts of WXPN – Kristen Kurtis, Dan Reed, Helen Leicht, Mike Vasilikos and World Cafe host Talia Schlanger.

In addition to the Spotify playlist, you can listen to the two hour World Cafe special here.

During the show, you’ll hear clips of David Dye’s interview with ...

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Revisiting the Summer of Love: Upcoming Concerts That Celebrate the Spirit of 1967

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It’s been 50 years since 1967 and the “Summer of Love” – a moment in history where peace, love, and freedom inspired positive grassroots change. You could even argue that one could split the 20th century into two eras: before 1967 and after 1967, the latter indicating the beginning of the sexual revolution, women’s rights movement, and aftermath of the civil rights movement. The 60’s didn’t really become the 60’s until 1967.

Experimental music flourished during this period, with “flower power” psychedelia in full swing. Iconic albums like The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts ...

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Paul McCartney tickets on sale; Beatles getting 24/7 Sirius XM channel

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Tickets for Paul McCartney’s US tour (MSG, Barclays Center, and more included) go on sale today.

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listen to a new Perfume Genius song, “Go Ahead”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Perfume Genius revealed the song in the midst of a Twitter AMA, where he also took questions about Diet Coke, Buffy, malls, Beatles vs Stones, Michael Jackson vs Prince, Kendrick vs Drake, Iggy Azalea vs Nicki Minaj, female artists that influenced him the most, and more.

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Is this Jared Kushner’s last.fm profile?

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He likes Twenty One Pilots a lot.

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Gear up for a massive 50th anniversary reissue of The Beatles’ masterpiece, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band

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Gear up for a massive 50th anniversary reissue of The Beatles’ masterpiece, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band2017 marks the 50th anniversary of this little record called Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered by most as one of The Beatles’ most ground-breaking albums — not to mention one of the best records of all time. To celebrate half a century of Lucy, Rita, and Mr. Kite, Apple Corps and Capital are reissuing a stereo mix of the record with unreleased studio takes of each and every song, 15 more in all.

In addition, the reissue comes with a 144-page book covering the history/process of the record — with introductions by Sir Paul McCartney and producer Giles ...

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Record Store Day announces list of 2017 exclusive titles

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The 2017 list includes releases from The War on Drugs, Pink Floyd, Andre 3000, Animal Collective, Big Star, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Creation, The Cure, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Iggy Pop, Julian Cope, Robert Johnson, and more.

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Feb 21 in Music History: Pink Floyd and the Beatles record side by side

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Pink Floyd A Piper at the Gates of Dawn

 

1958 – The first Gibson Flying V guitar is shipped from a factory in Kalamazoo, MI.

 

1964 – New York band The Echoes recruits a new, young, then-unknown piano player named Billy Joel.

 

1967 – Pink Floyd start the first sessions on their debut album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn at the EMI Studios in St. John’s Wood, London. While working on the song “Matilda Mother” with former Beatles engineer Norman Smith, The Beatles themselves are working in the studio next door, recording “Fixing A Hole” for their Sgt. Pepper album. Micky Dolenz from The ...

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Finn from Stranger Things makes awesome Spotify playlists (with Modern Baseball, Jeff Rosenstock, Mac DeMarco & more)

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It’s no secret that Finn Wolfhard, the 14 year-old actor who plays Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things, is into cool modern punk and indie rock.

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Grammys 2017 winners & highlights: Beyonce, David Bowie, Sturgill Simpson, Chance the Rapper, Megadeth & more

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Winners include Beyonce, Adele, David Bowie, Sturgill Simpson, Solange, Drake, Chance the Rapper (Best New Artist), Megadeth, and more.

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Feb 8 in Music History: Blind Faith forms, Television releases their debut album Marquee Moon

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Feb 8 in Music History: Blind Faith forms, Television releases their debut album Marquee Moon
1956 – Buddy Holley signs a recording contract with Decca Records, one which mistakenly drops the “e” from his last name. He drops the letter from his stage name as well.

1964 – On their first full day in New York, The Beatles (minus George who has a sore throat) go for a photo-opportunity walk around Central Park. Over 400 girls follow the band and extra police are called in to control them. Later in the day, The Ronettes interview The Beatles for radio.
1965 – The Dave Clark Five begin filming their movie Catch Us if You Can.

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Feb 7 in Music History: The Beatles arrive in America, Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl is released

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Feb 7 in Music History: The Beatles arrive in America, Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl is released
1959 – Buddy Holly is buried in Lubbock, Texas. His tombstone reads “Holley,” the correct spelling of his given surname, and includes pictures of a guitar.

 

1964 – Thousands of screaming fans greet The Beatles when their plane lands in New York at 1:20 pm on their first trip to the US.

 

1966 – The first magazine dedicated specifically to rock and roll music, Crawdaddy!, is published by Paul Williams in New York City.

 

1969 – The Who record “Pinball Wizard” at Morgan Studio’s in London, England.

 

1970 – Led Zeppelin score their first #1 ...

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Feb 1 in Music History: The Beatles record “Sgt Pepper’s,” The Cars disband

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Feb 1 in Music History: The Beatles record “Sgt Pepper’s,” The Cars disband
1949 – RCA introduces the 45 RPM record. It’s 7″ wide and plays at a faster speed than the traditional 33-1/3, providing better sound quality. The invention of these “singles” makes jukeboxes possible.

1964 – Indiana Governor Matthew Walsh bans the Kingsmen’s version of “Louie Louie,” calling it “pornographic.” Eventually, the FBI investigates and finds the lyrics “unintelligible at any speed.”
1965 – James Brown records “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” at the Arthur Smith Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina.
1967 – The Beatles start work on “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” It isn’t until after they record ...

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Jan 31 in Music History: Neil Young makes his stage debut, Tori Amos releases Under The Pink

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Jan 31 in Music History: Neil Young makes his stage debut, Tori Amos releases Under The Pink

 

1956 – Elvis Presley signs with the William Morris Agency in order to make himself available to film studios.

1959 – A 17-year-old Bob Dylan (known then as Robert Zimmerman) sees Buddy Holly perform at the Duluth Armory in Minnesota. Three days later, Holly dies in a plane crash.

 

1963 – A seventeen-year-old Neil Young makes his stage debut at a country club in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

 

1963 – The Beach Boys record “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and “Shutdown”

 

1967 – The Beatles spend a second day at Knole Park in Kent, England to complete filming for the ...

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