Tag: George Harrison

On Bob Dylan's 80th birthday, here are some of my favorite cover versions of his songs

Happy Birthday to Bob Dylan. Today he turns eighty. That’s right…80!! While I’m a big fan of his songs, I like them better when they’re sung by other artists. So to celebrate another decade of Bob, here are a few of my favorite Dylan tunes, interpreted by some of Bob’s friends. Mr Tambourine Man-The Byrds.... Read more »

On the anniversary of his death, a look at the life of George Harrison

George as a young child.
From 1964 to 1970, he was one of the four most popular musicians in the world. He didn’t write or sing many of their songs, but you could hear his instrument on every single tune. He very rarely was out in front when on stage performing, but the band wouldn’t have been the same without... Read more »

Fifty years of classic rock classics

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"Moondance" was Van Morrison's third album. Between this and t l he earlier "Astral Weeks", he moved far away from "Brown Eyed Girl." Fifty years later, Morrison has produced forty-one studio albums and is still going strong.
If you’re from my generation, classic rock is probably your go-to genre of music. Yeah, you may try to pretend that you’re cool and hip enough to love newer types of music, but we always seem to come back to the songs and records that we loved when we were young. 1970 was a big year... Read more »
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Songs to help to understand the 2020 Republican convention

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While last weeks Democratic convention was full of hope and optimism, this one has had more than it's share of dark moments. "Beware of Darkness"~George Harrison
Three days down, one more to go. The Republican convention is three quarters over and what a shit show it has been. It may help to use music to help you understand what has been happening right in front of your very eyes. Here are some tunes that will help you really figure out what... Read more »

Another opening day, another Spring

Another opening day, another Spring
Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right It really was a long cold winter. You haven’t forgotten the Polar Vortex, have you? But, here’s some good news. Baseball is... Read more »

Music for an eclipse

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We're hoping for a "Sunny Afternoon" but I'm afraid it will be mostly cloudy.
We’re just hours away from the eclipse. People are traveling all over the world to see the sun and moon come together. For some of us, it’ll be our last chance to witness this phenomenon. It’s easy to find a viewing party….and if there’s a party, there needs to be music. Here’s some tunes to... Read more »
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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 is “Pick a song (or songs)... Read more »

Donald Trump....Cease & Desist

Donald Trump....Cease & Desist
It happens every four years. Election season. Politicians pick songs that they think describes themselves and their candidacies. They try to pick tunes that the public thinks are cool and hip. The voters like the songs, maybe they’ll like the candidate. One problem with this is that most Republican candidates find songs from artists that... Read more »

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 »
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Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and The Influence Of Sgt. Pepper's

Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and The Influence Of Sgt. Pepper's
The date is June 4, 1967. The place is the Saville Theater, in London. In the audience that night are Paul McCartney and George Harrison of The Beatles. This is what they saw…. The video is Jimi Hendrix playing “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. That wouldn’t be so unusual except The Beatles recording of... Read more »
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