Beatles

Paul McCartney in his trumpet playing days (Animated for Radio.com by Cusgen + Muller)

Radio.com Minimation: George Harrison Recalls Paul McCartney’s Trumpet-Playing Days

But for his desire to be a frontman, Sir Paul might have been one of rock and roll’s great trumpet players. Alas, we’ll never know.

10/27/2014

Little Richard, the Beatles and Gene Vincent (Animated for Radio.com by Max Werkmeister)

Radio.com Minimation: John Lennon on the Beatles Opening for Little Richard and Gene Vincent

This installment of Minimation is taken from a 1975 interview with John Lennon, where he recalled the days when the Beatles opened for Little Richard and Gene Vincent.

10/13/2014

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John Lennon’s Solo Material Added to Spotify

George Harrison remains the only Beatles holdout solo-wise, with the band’s material also unavailable.

10/07/2014

Cheap Trick minimation animation video

Radio.com Minimation: Cheap Trick on Getting Cut from John Lennon’s ‘Double Fantasy’

Like most bands of their generation, the guys from Cheap Trick were huge Beatles fans. So it must have been a thrill when guitarist Rick Nielsen and drummer Bun E. Carlos were invited to play on a John Lennon album.

09/26/2014

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Power Station That Covered Pink Floyd Album Becoming Luxury Villas

The old power station, which was built in the 1930s, will be replaced with a building that will house “retail space, offices and luxury ‘villas’.”

09/03/2014

The Beatles (animated for Radio.com by MB X McClain)

Radio.com Minimation: George Harrison: ‘We Were All Hot To Trot’

On Minimation, we comb through the archives of legendary New York radio station WNEW-FM and animate interviews with legendary rock artists. This installment is taken from a 1987 interview with George Harrison, where he recalled meeting his fellow Beatles, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. This Minimation was created for Radio.com by MB X McClain.

07/25/2014

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Why Do Beatles Fans Care So Much About Mono?

Apple Records recently announced the September release of the Beatles’ mono catalog reissued on vinyl. Welcome news for a relatively small, but passionate subsection of the Fab Four’s fanbase. But, seriously, what’s all the fuss about mono?

07/22/2014

Paul McCartney (animated by John Morena for Radio.com)

Radio.com Minimation: Paul McCartney Sings ‘Scrambled Eggs’

Most Beatles fans have heard Paul McCartney talk about how the original lyrics to “Yesterday” were “Scrambled eggs/oh baby how I love your legs!” But they’ve never seen it rendered quite like this

07/18/2014

The early Beatles: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Pete Best (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Ron Howard to Direct New Documentary on Beatles’ Touring Years

Apple Records, White Horse Pictures and Howard’s Imagine Entertainment just announced a new authorized documentary for Apple, based on the first part of the Beatles’ career, before they retired from performing concerts.

07/16/2014

Ringo Starr (Steve Pellegrino for Radio.com)

Interview: Eight Minutes with Ringo Starr

It’s tricky to interview a Beatle, but our eight minutes with Ringo Starr was as delightful as could be. Ringo talked about his new art exhibit now on display, how much he loves the current iteration of his band, and the possibility of doing an All-Starr country band.

07/07/2014

Ringo Starr (animated by Jakob Strunk for Radio.com)

Radio.com Minimation: Ringo Starr is Tired of Talking Beatles

TIP: don’t start your conversation with Ringo by asking about the Fab Four.

06/06/2014

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Talks ’70s Beatles Reunion Offers in KROQ Interview

“Once or twice, it was quite tempting,” he admitted to KROQ’s Kevin and Bean.

05/06/2014

Beatles minimization by Elliot Lobell for Radio.com

Radio.com Minimation: Paul McCartney on George Harrison

“He doesn’t really like doing interviews,” McCartney said of his former bandmate in this interview. “Sometimes, it can be a pressure. You’d rather be out playing in the park and then you’ve got to sit and do an interview.” Ah, the life of rock stars.

04/11/2014

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Kris Kristofferson, Nile Rodgers, Berry Gordy & More Remember The Beatles on ‘Ed Sullivan’

During GRAMMY week, Radio.com caught up with music icons who were around when the Fab Four hit our shores for the first time, some of whom were parked in front of the TV the night of the original broadcast.

02/07/2014

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Don Was Previews ‘Extremely Powerful’ Beatles Ed Sullivan Tribute

The producer/bassist was the show’s musical director. He told us about some of the show’s highlights.

02/06/2014

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

David Letterman to Interview Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for Beatles Tribute

The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles will air on Sunday, February 9 at 8 pm ET, 50 years to the day and time that the Beatles made their debut.

02/06/2014

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