Posts in category "Beatles"

Why The Beatles Mean So Much To Me

Why The Beatles Mean So Much To Me
Hey kids! It’s Blogapolooz night. What?! You’re thinking didn’t you just do one yesterday? Well yeah, we did but this is the night time version. Just think of it like The Price Is Right, where they have a day and night show. They still do that don’t they? Anyway…tonight’s topic isĀ “Pick a song (or songs)... Read more »

Trump, Clinton, The Biased Media and Us: Songs For A Crazy Election

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Hard to believe but in about two weeks either Clinton or Trump will be "Elected".
Maybe we can vote Alice Cooper in instead?
Nineteen days left. Only nineteen crazy days. Doesn’t matter what side you’re supporting, this election cycle is driving you a little crazy. Okay…more than a little crazy. For more than a year, something strange happens every day. As much as you try, you can’t avoid it. This morning my blogger bud MBA Mom sent me... Read more »

On the 50th anniversary of Revolver: The Beatles albums ranked from worst to best

13. Yellow Submarine.
The soundtrack to the movie has some good songs, including the title track, but it's mostly filler.
Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles album Revolver. Whenever a classic album or song hits a milestone, you can find lots of lists rating the recording against other albums or songs. On most lists of Beatles albums, Revolver comes in very high; sometimes in the first or second spot. I... Read more »
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Music 2016: Six months of death and destruction

Frank Sinatra Jr. 
The son of old blue eyes died of a heart attack on March 16.
We’re a couple of weeks past the halfway point of the year. If it seems that there has been a lot of legends of the music world checking out permanently, you’d be right. I usually do a death in music blog every year. There’s been enough dying that we can do a post at now... Read more »

It Was 35 Years Ago Today: The Murder Of John Lennon

It Was 35 Years Ago Today: The Murder Of John Lennon
There are places I remember All my life though some have changed Some forever not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places have 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 There are moments you’ll... Read more »

The worst Beatles cover songs

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9. Tiffany-"I Saw Him Standing There"- Hard to believe there are eight songs worse than this. The version I did with my brother at Oakton Manor in 1964 was much better than this.
Last weekend I gave you the Best Beatles Cover tunes. Let’s take the opposite approach today. Here are the worst Beatle Covers….I’m shuddering as I write that. Trust me, they’re really bad! See….told you they were pretty bad. If you have any that are worse, let me know.   This weekend Ringo auctioned off a... Read more »
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Ringo Starr Auctions His Memorabilia

Ringo with his wife Barbara Bach. He's not auctioning her off.
There’s a trend towards downsizing when we get older. You get rid of a lot of things you really don’t need. Imagine you’re legendary drummer Ringo Starr? Imagine getting your hands on some of his memorabilia? You had your chance this week as Ringo auctioned off over 800 pieces he accumulated over his five decades... Read more »

The Ten Best Beatles Cover Songs

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10. Earth, Wind & Fire- "Got To Get You Into My Life"
Friday night, I went with my friend and fellow blogger, PlanetMichelle, to see a Steely Dan tribute band called Deacon Blues. I’ve never been much on cover or tribute bands. The originals are almost always the best. But…… If you’re a baby boomer and a fan of the music of the 60’s-70’s, a lot of... Read more »

Songs of Thanks and Gratitude for Thanksgivng

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Let's start with a little Peanuts music. Vince Guaraldi  "Thanksgiving Theme"
It’s Thanksgiving week. It time to celebrate and be grateful for what we have. NO COMPLAINING!! And here’s some tunes that show someone is thankful for something….   Oh man, Christmas is right around the corner. Here’s some Christmas music….bad Christmas music. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button.... Read more »
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Eagles of Death Metal are not The Eagles: Last week in music

Besides my friend and fellow blogger Michelle, how many of you knew about Eagles of Death Metal before Friday? Me neither. You may have even thought it was the Eagles in concert, in Paris? As sad and horrifying as the attack was, I wonder if it will now put this band on the map? Eagles of Death Metal are now mainstream? We'll see.
Lots of interesting things happened in the music world over the last few days. Here’s a look at some of them.   Here’s a story I wrote about Jackson Browne’s September concert at Ravinia. Plus here’s one more about Wrigley Field Concerts. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button.... Read more »
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