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 …

December 11: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)

… Lennon presents everything on the surface, and the song titles — “Mother,” “I Found Out,” “Working Class Hero,” “Isolation,” “God,” “My Mummy’s Dead” — illustrate what each song is about, and charts his loss of faith in his parents, country, friends, fans, and idols. It’s an unflinching document of bare-bones despair and pain, but for all its nihilism, it …

Dec 8: John Lennon was murdered in 1980

 “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” ~John Lennon From the Liverpool …

Dec 3: The Beatles released “Rubber Soul” in 1965

There are places I’ll remember All my life, though some have changed Some forever, not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places had their moments With lovers and friends, I still can recall Some are dead and some are living In my life, I’ve loved them all Rubber Soul documentary included in the remastered Box-set: All …

October 18: Chuck Berry is 88 Happy Birthday

 “Roll over, Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news.” Keith Richards Inducts Chuck Berry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986): “Chuck was my man. He was the one who made me say ‘I want to play guitar, Jesus Christ!’…Suddenly I knew what I wanted to do.” ~Keith Richards (1992)  

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