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A Tale of Early Badfinger and Magic Alex’s Apple Studio

John Bezzini, author of Buzz’s Beatles Book Blog, recently brought to our attention a rare recording and book involving The Iveys, the Apple Records band that eventually was renamed Badfinger. The book was titled “Young London: Permissive Paradise,” a look … Continue reading

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The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Finally Gets the Deluxe Presentation It Deserves

Bruce Spizer previewed the Dolby Atmos mix and outtakes from the new “Revolver” set in Beatlefan #258. Here is an extended version of that article, addressing the complete box set. … Although quickly over-shadowed in 1967 by The Beatles’ follow-up … Continue reading

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They Say It’s Your Birthday: Thoughts on McCartney at 80

I was sitting in the stands at Wake Forest University’s stadium in Winston-Salem, NC, last month, reliving an experience I’ve had too many times to count through the years — watching Paul McCartney in concert. As I watched Macca perform … Continue reading

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Beleaguered Fans Glad McCartney ‘Got Back’

Fans attending Paul McCartney’s show at Wake Forest University’s Truist Field in Winston-Salem, NC, braved a drenching thunderstorm that delayed the gates opening an hour, and endured traffic gridlock on the way to the show — and even inside the … Continue reading

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Updating George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ Album

In celebration of the 50th anniversary “All Things Must Pass,” several expanded editions of the album were made available, showcasing a new remix and a bounty of revelatory outtakes and demos. The project lovingly was overseen by Harrison’s son, Dhani, and … Continue reading

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The Beatles and Motown

The Fab Four and Hitsville USA made a great combo, as Kit O’Toole recounts in this expanded version of an article published in Beatlefan #250. When The Beatles first conquered the U.S. in February, 1964, they forever changed American music.  … Continue reading

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More on Our Favorite Solo B-Sides

Quite a few unique tracks have shown up on the flip side of solo Beatles singles through the decades. In Beatlefan #248, we flipped over many solo singles and presented some of our contributors’ favorite B-sides. However, due to space … Continue reading

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Catching Up With Macca

Paul McCartney did a lot of press to promote his recent “McCartney III” album. Here are highlights of some of those interviews. … Talking with the BBC, Macca addressed his off-and-on gray pandemic beard, saying, “what I do is, I … Continue reading

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In the Studio With George Harrison

Eoghan Lyng looks back at the recording of “All Things Must Pass” in this bonus to our 50th anniversary coverage of the George Harrison album. You can find much more about “All Things Must Pass” in Beatlefan #247. … Though … Continue reading

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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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