Articles tagged the beatles

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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2 Oct 2008 // 11:17 PM

Paul McCartney has fondly remarked on the innocence of the Beatles’ early years, a time when they could perform a song that seemed keen on

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28 Sep 2008 // 6:00 AM

“Chains” marks the first time on Please Please Me where the Beatles sound indifferent to the material they’re playing. Their version of the Gerry

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Here’s the Arthur Alexander-performed version of “Anna (Go to Him)”. The slinky piano line, the slightly brisker tempo, and Alexander’s soulful but still

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John Lennon was famously battling a cold during the recording session for Please Please Me. While the illness wasn’t major, even a pedestrian cough

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13 Sep 2008 // 12:00 PM

Coming off the lively snap of “I Saw Her Standing There”, a song with a melodramatic title like “Misery” seems almost bound to be a

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After recently hearing for the first time the manic Beatles song “It Won’t Be Long”, I realized that I needed to absorb their entire

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21 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

All You Need Is Love

Tony Palmer's compelling yet frustrating 15-hour television series on the history of popular music, originally broadcast in the 1970s, finally sees a DVD release.

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23 Apr 2008 // 10:59 PM

Various Artists: Easy Beatles

Beatles covers redone as unabashed pop fluff, somehow retaining the original songs' rigidity in the process.

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Release of historic ‘lost’ Beatles recordings halted

A London company representing The Beatles won an initial legal battle on Wednesday to stop a Miami Lakes business from releasing rare live recordings of

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31 Mar 2008 // 4:34 AM

Sgt. Pepper’s troops storm N.J. Beatles fest

All you need is love for thousands of Beatles fans to come together - although it certainly helps to have cash or a credit card.

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John Lennon’s finished draft of “The Word” (from the 1965 album “Rubber Soul”) received loving treatment from Paul McCartney, who decorated it with a wash

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24 Mar 2008 // 4:32 AM

Despite newfound fame from their hit single “Love Me Do” in fall 1962, the Beatles agreed to return for a few final gigs at a German

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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