Posts Tagged ‘the beatles’

This is How the Form of Beatles Songs Evolved

Ever curious as to how the form of Beatles songs evolved over the course of the legendary band’s career? Charting The Beatles is a site that “[explores] graphic studies of the band’s evolution,” and one of... Read more »

J. Cole Says He Understands 2Pac and Bob Marley More Every Year

J. Cole, who says his new album has allowed him to break free from the stress he felt while crafting previous works, recently spoke with NPR about how his maturity has also helped him appreciate material... Read more »

Paul McCartney Reflects on the Day John Lennon Died

Paul McCartney recently spoke about how he felt the day he found out his The Beatles bandmate John Lennon had been killed. “I was at home. I got a phone call. It was early in the morning. I... Read more »

Here’s Why an Album By Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones Never Happened

Glyn Johns, who produced and engineered on some of the most critically lauded albums of all time by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and The Who, among others, reveals some interesting stories in his new book... Read more »

See The Bigger Picture Behind Famous Album Covers

Although the increase in streaming and move towards digital instead of physical music sales has taken the focus away from album covers somewhat, it remains impossible to talk about some albums without their classic covers immediately coming... Read more »

Watch Tourists Attempt to Reenact the Famous Beatles Cover with Abbey Road’s 24/7 Live Cam

We’ve all been there, on some vacation with friends or family, a bulky camera woefully strapped around our neck, annoying the locals with our utter inability to assimilate. We stick out like sore thumbs, eager to jump... Read more »

Classic Album Covers Drawn By Kids

When I was younger, I could not draw to save my life. I mean, I could do the basics—a flower here, a butterfly there, a house if I was feeling ambitious. But anything else? GTFO. Just... Read more »

“The Dark Side of the Covers”: Famous Album Covers Reimagined From the Other Side

Album covers like The Beatles’ Abbey Road and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon have become just as well-known as many famous paintings. But have you ever wondered what these iconic images look like from... Read more »

The Most Annoying Contrarian Opinions of Music Critics

Criticism is an essential part of any art form. Not only does it keep artists honest and hold them accountable for their work, it also allows the public to analyze and dissect these works with the... Read more »

The Biggest Album to Album Changes in Music History

"I want the old Kanye West back!" We heard it just last year when Yeezus divided the hip-hop community with its abrasive electronic production and obscene lyrics, and we heard it in 2008 when Kanye abandoned... Read more »

Songs About California By Artists Who Aren’t From There

There is currently, and always has been, a huge amount of great music that comes out of California, from the folk and psychedelic rock out of The Bay in the '60s and the birth of gangsta... Read more »

Watch Broken Bells Cover The Beatles’ “And I Love Her” on Letterman

This week marks the 50th anniversary of when The Beatles came to the United States for the first time and performed on the Ed Sullivan Show, one of the most iconic moments in television history. To... Read more »

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to Perform Together at 2014 Grammy Awards

More performers have now been added to The 56th Grammy Awards show, set to occur next Saturday, January 26. Joining the already extensive docket of performers, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will come together to not... Read more »

Paul McCartney is Sponsoring a Japanese Sumo Wrestling Team

So this was unexpected: along with Elvis, Carol Kaye, and the color blue, it appears that Japanese sumo wrestling is amongst Paul McCartney’s favorite things. According to NME, McCartney has sponsored a sumo wrestling team, and... Read more »

The Stories Behind 10 of the Strangest Modern Concept Albums

Pink Floyd's The Wall, David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, The Beatles' Sgt. Peppers—all iconic names that have become definitive works of the concept album genre. Taking one or more grandiose narrative and shaping an entire album around... Read more »