Feb 24: George Harrison Birthday

He was a giant, a great, great soul, with all the humanity, all the wit and humor, all the wisdom, the spirituality, the common sense of a man and compassion for people. He inspired love and had the strength of a hundred men. He was like the sun, the flowers and the moon and we shall miss him enormously. The …

The Beatles 40 best songs: at 17 She Loves You

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah – “John and I wrote She Loves You together. There was a Bobby Rydell song (Forget Him) out at the time and, as often happens, you think of one song when you write another. We were in a van up in …

The Beatles Seven records of Christmas

The Beatles Seven records of Christmas From 1963 to 1969, the Beatles recorded and released seven special Christmas singles through their fan club. These were closer to “Monty Pythonesque”-comedy than their normal releases. The first ones are whimsical, cheery and thankful for their success, but later records are more esoteric. They reflect their development as a unit, the 1969 recording is four …

Five good and two GREAT versions of Bob Dylan’s Every Grain of Sand

That was an inspired song that came to me. I felt like I was just putting down words that were coming from somewhere else, and I just stuck it out. ~Bob Dylan (“Biograph” notes) “That’s an excellent song, very painless song to write,… It took like 12 seconds – or that’s how it felt.” ~Bob Dylan (to Robert Hilburn – …

October 16: Bob Dylan – The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (video)

  Released August 24, 1993 Deluxe edition March 4th, 2014 Recorded October 16, 1992 Genre Rock Length 148:24 Label Columbia Producer Jeff Rosen and Don DeVito The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration is a live double-album release in recognition of Bob Dylan’s 30 years as a recording artist. Recorded on October 16, 1992 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, it captures most of the concert, which featured many …

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