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.
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.
George Harrison remains the only Beatles holdout solo-wise, with the band’s material also unavailable.
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.
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’.”
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
TIP: don’t start your conversation with Ringo by asking about the Fab Four.
“Once or twice, it was quite tempting,” he admitted to KROQ’s Kevin and Bean.
“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.
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.
The producer/bassist was the show’s musical director. He told us about some of the show’s highlights.
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.