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.
It’s been 50 years since the Beatles first landed in the United States for their earthshaking debut appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ and people are still going crazy for the Fab Four. Even New York’s Port Authority.
Celebrating The Beatles on Ed Sullivan 50 Years Later, With a Little Help From Reunited Eurythmics, Perry, Grohl & Wonder
Following Sunday’s GRAMMYs, an all-star cast of characters paid tribute to The Beatles’ Ed Sullivan debut 50 years ago, for a TV special to air on the exact anniversary.
Starr will voice a new character named “Fibonacci Sequins,” who is described as a “flamboyant mathematician.”
For one night only, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will share the stage in honor of The Beatles first performance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’
Days after Beyonce shook the planet by releasing a new album with no prior warning, two legendary bands from decades past have put out new collections without any pre-release hype, albeit for very different reasons.