Tag Archives: John Lennon

When did The Beatles break up?

This is the complete, unedited version of Duncan Driver’s article excerpted in Beatlefan #243. ‘… don’t you know that you can count me out, in.’ — Sung by John Lennon on the song ‘Revolution I’ (1968). One of the most … Continue reading

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GETTING NASTY: A Rutle Remembers

Al Sussman pays tribute in Beatlefan #242 to Neil Innes, creator of the brilliant Beatles musical parodies used by The Rutles in addition to playing the band’s Lennon figure, Ron Nasty. Innes was a member of the legendary Bonzo Dog … Continue reading

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Why the skimpy bonus material on the ‘Abbey Road’ deluxe box?

Beatlefan reader Mike Edsall discusses his mixed feelings about the “Abbey Road” 50th anniversary deluxe edition. First, let me state where I’m coming from. I am a first-generation Beatles fan who owns close everything they’ve ever released, both group and … Continue reading

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‘What’s My Name’: Previewing Ringo’s Latest Homespun Album

Bill King takes an advance look at Ringo Starr’s new album release … Ringo’s “What’s My Name,” due out Oct. 25 (but made available digitally in advance for review), is aptly described in the liner notes provided by the record … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Track Listing and Credits for Ringo’s Upcoming ‘What’s My Name’ Album

Beatlefan has learned advance details on Ringo Starr’s forthcoming album. Ringo Starr’s new album will be released Oct. 25, as Beatlefan previously reported, and is titled “What’s My Name,” according to two informed sources. The sources also confirmed that the … Continue reading

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Not much can top hearing ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ in concert

There might not have been a Beatle onstage at State Farm Arena, but Bill King reports there was a definite Fab aura surrounding the Atlanta performance by Jeff Lynne’s ELO. … When it comes to fellow travelers of The Beatles, … Continue reading

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Macca’s Never-Ending Tour Continues to Please

Beatlefan Publisher Bill King and his family saw the Memorial Day stop of Paul McCartney’s Freshen Up tour at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. His thoughts on the evening … Ever since Paul McCartney resumed touring in 1989, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Michael Lindsay-Hogg: From The Rolling Stones’ ‘Circus’ to The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’

Contributing Editor Ken Sharp talked recently with director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, for an interview published in Beatlefan #237. Here is an expanded version of that conversation. … Some things are worth waiting for. Presumed lost for decades, “The Rolling Stones Rock … Continue reading

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George Harrison: On the Record, February ’79

A complete transcript of Harrison’s comments from his February, 1979, Los Angeles press conference for his “George Harrison” album. This transcript originally was published in Beatlefan #3, April 1979. Sporting a shaggy Beatle haircut and moustache, 36-year-old George Harrison not only has emerged from a … Continue reading

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February, 1964: A Revelation

Beatlefan reader Connie Colvin looks back 55 years at her first reaction to The Beatles. You might say that The Beatles snuck up on me, stealthily, to steal my heart. I do remember seeing the little film of them on … Continue reading

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