Articles tagged the beatles

I’ve now listened to “Do You Want to Know a Secret” many times, read of its origins, and taken ample notes. Even so, I

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Composing the Beatles Songbook: Lennon and McCartney 1966-1970

When the viewer is presented with portions of interviews with a panel of experts—including Beatles friends and biographers, journalists, broadcasters and eminent musicologists--things really pick up.

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One of the obvious delights of surveying the Beatles’ catalogue is coming across unheralded gems, like “Baby It’s You”. Written by Burt Bacharach, Luther

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Revolution None: The Beatles’ ‘Wide Album’

How the Beatles fell into avant garde hell with 1968’s unreleased Wide Album.

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25 Nov 2008 // 12:00 AM

Trying to cut "The White Album" down to size is ultimately like chasing that whale around all the continents and hunting him down: it can’t be done.

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Forty years ago the Beatles released a double album that changed our world

Call me daft, but every now and then I like to pick up one of those British pop music magazines. It’s not that I

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The White Album: Side Four

The potential breakthrough and the impending breakup, the final side celebrates the Beatles' artistic experimentation -- and the creative contradictions that signaled their eventual end.

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20 Nov 2008 // 6:30 AM

The Beatles: White Album - Side 3

Check out the PopMatters tribute to the 40th anniversary of the White Album. Side Three songs highlighted below posted today. Side Three Paul McCartney Birthday

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The White Album: Side Three

It's back to basics once again as the band finds the musical muscle memory to mesh all their influences into seven sensational tracks.

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19 Nov 2008 // 3:34 AM

The Beatles: White Album - Side 2

Check out the PopMatters tribute to the 40th anniversary of the White Album. Side Two songs highlighted below posted today. Side Two Andie Forgie from

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18 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

The White Album: Side Two

It's the Beatles 'unplugged' -- from stardom, from pressures, from the friendship that held them together -- while simultaneously reaching inward and outward.

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None More White: The Beatle’s White Album

The Beatles is called ‘the White Album’, of course, because of its cover, which is completely devoid of imagery save for the group’s name

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17 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

The White Album: Side One

It's all guitars and good times as the Fab Four rediscover the joys of jamming -- as well as the hidden pain and problems poised to tear them apart.

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17 Nov 2008 // 7:57 AM

The Beatles: White Album - Side 1

Check out the PopMatters tribute to the 40th anniversary of the White Album. Side One songs post tomorrow, but here’s some video highlights to

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16 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

Birthday: The White Album Turns 40

In the first day of PopMatters' week-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' self-titled double album, Bill Gibron and Zeth Lundy discuss the record's importance and impact, and why it continues to resonate within popular culture some four decades later.

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Hearing “P.S. I Love You” brings to mind the faulty stereotypes that I once associated with the Beatles’ early songs. Namely that they were

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31 Oct 2008 // 4:02 AM

The Beatles have found a digital format they like for licensing songs: a videogame. The legendary band that had rebuffed the modern era by not

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31 Oct 2008 // 3:00 AM

For a debut single, especially from a band of wide-eyed and excitable young rock ‘n rollers, “Love Me Do” feels like a curious selection. It’

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“If they had wanted to, they could have found plenty of double meanings in our early work. How about ‘I’ll Keep You Satisfied’ or ‘

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10 Oct 2008 // 10:59 PM

“Ask Me Why” was one of four songs that the Beatles played at Abbey Road Studios during their first recording session on June 6, 1962. Afterward, George

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