Back in the end of July we posted the trailer for the now open film “The Beatles – Eight Days A Week” and if you didn’t see that for some reason please click HERE and enjoy that trailer so it gets you all geared up for this fascinating new film from director Ron Howard. This film opens today and if you are a fan of The Fab Four you know you want to see it. Some brief background follows the poster below.
About The Film: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is an upcoming British-American documentary film directed by Ron Howard about The Beatles’ career during their touring years from 1962–1966, from their performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film will be released theatrically on 15 September 2016 in the United Kingdom and United States, and then start streaming on hulu beginning 17 September 2016. Continue reading Opening Today: “The Beatles – Eight Days a Week” (9/15/2016)→
I grew up on the music of The Beatles, well, okay they were doing their thing for a few years by the time that I got here but when I was listening to music I heard a lot of them thanks to my folks who offered up a proper musical education on their works. For those who were not aware of this, there is a new movie coming out that brings you back in time to their touring years. There was a Teaser Trailer but I didn’t post that and instead opted to wait for the full on trailer which we learned went online a couple of days ago. Check it out and then examine a brief bit of information about the film itself as culled from the Wikipedia entry.
About The Film: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is an upcoming British-American documentary film directed by Ron Howard about The Beatles’ career during their touring years from 1962–1966, from their performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film will be released theatrically on 15 September 2016 in the United Kingdom and United States, and then start streaming on hulu beginning 17 September 2016. Continue reading Trailer Time: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” (9/15/2016)→
There are few moments in music history that are as important as the arrival of The Beatles in NYC on February 7th 1964 – “Beatlemania” had finally hit the States and music in this region would be forever changed as result. The Fab Four of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr had already been making their mark in England for a few years now (remember they had formed in 1960) and their sound was something so exciting to our nations musical ears that this visit was without a doubt one of the most anticipated events of its time.
This first US visit had a bunch of events for the band to attend to and one of the biggest parts of their arrival was to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show two times. The first appearance on the show would take place two nights after they arrived and according to historical note, the bands appearance on this television program was seen by approximately 73 million viewers in over 23 million households which you can imagine was unheard of at this time. Imagine this was to happen today with all the millions of mobile devices in peoples hands. Staggering to consider. The band would also play in Washington for their first ever stateside concert and pay a visit to Florida as well. There would be two concerts in NYC at Carnegie Hall before they headed back home on the 22nd of the month. These fifteen days left our country in a frenzy but lucky for the fans of the time The Beatles would return two more times in the years ahead. Continue reading 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Arrive In The USA!!!!→
It’s a snowy day in NYC and also a momentous occasion for fans of The Beatles on this side of the pond because today is the day that “The U.S. Albums” by The Fab Four is being released. Isn’t that cool? I think it is. Check out the boxed set via the photo below and then you can read more in my grabbed text from the press release.
Artist: The Beatles Title: “The Blue Album” or “1967-1970” (remaster) Label: Capitol Records Release Date: 10/19/2010 Genre: Rock & Roll Rating: 5/5
In September 2009, the Rock & Roll fans of the world were once again reminded of the full impact and resonating musical influence that was the legacy of The Beatles catalog when it received the remastered treatment and was delivered in both a Stereo and a Mono boxed set. These collections featured all of the bands albums minus the “Anthology” releases and the “Live At The BBC” and were worthy additions to ones musical library. Fast forward a little over a year to where we are today as EMI Music and Apple Corps presents the long overdue collections that were entitled “The Red Album: 1962-1966” and “The Blue Album: 1967-1970”. The special nature of these releases finds each being touched upon in their own narrative.
Much like its companion release “The Red Album”, I have very fond memories of “The Blue Album” and I am pretty sure that when I originally purchased them that I did it at the same time. I figured this would be the best way to appreciate them for while they had originally been released in 1973 it was not until many years later that I would head over to the local record store and purchase my copies on LP. I mentioned how these were among my first music purchases when I offered up some views about “The Red Album” and that is why they stick in my mind so strongly to this day. Much like its predecessor in red, “The Blue” album continues to present what The Beatles themselves viewed as their most valued music and covers years 1967-1970 when they officially broke up as a band. Even though I loved what was presented to the fans on the “The Red Album” I would have to say that I personally leaned to the offerings on “The Blue Album” because I was old enough to be not only purchasing my own music now, but also finding my own favorite radio stations on the dial and these same stations were playing a lot more of what was to be found on this release as opposed to the bands earliest vintage. I cannot easily define a favorite track from this collection as to be honest all of them are sound selections. Of course the strongest works are here such as “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, “Strawberry Fields Forever”, “Penny Lane” and the list goes on. Continue reading “The Beatles: 1967-1970″/”The Blue Album” (remaster) by The Beatles→