Tag Archives: Something New

Birthplace of the White Album

The Beatles’ dalliance with their guru may not have been long-lasting, but the time they spent in India did produce more than an album’s worth of songs. Susan Shumsky, author of “Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles’ Guru,” … Continue reading

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Summer’s Day Song: Insights From Recent McCartney Interviews

Paul McCartney gave three major print media interviews this summer that were generally more interesting than his usual press outings. Here are the more interesting insights we’ve gleaned from the Q&A sessions published in the Washington Post, Rolling Stone magazine … Continue reading

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The Real Pure McCartney: 100 Essential Tracks

A lot of Macca fans have expressed dissatisfaction with the song selection for the forthcoming “Pure McCartney” career retrospective, noting that the 67-song lineup has serious omissions and doesn’t accurately reflect Paul McCartney’s entire solo career. Beatlefan Contributing Editor Tom … Continue reading

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PLAY IT AGAIN: ‘Red Rose Speedway’

Our latest installment in an exclusive series of articles on solo Beatles albums of the past features Beatlefan Contributing Editor Rip Rense looking back at “Red Rose Speedway,” the second album Paul McCartney did with Wings. The 1973 release had a … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: John Lennon

It’s hard to come to grips with the fact that it’s been 35 years since we lost John Lennon. Here’s a piece I wrote that originally was published in Beatlefan #13, December 1980, the special Commemorative Issue published two weeks … Continue reading

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REVIEW: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert

IMAGINE:  JOHN LENNON 75th BIRTHDAY CONCERT,  THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, DECEMBER 5, 2015 As this 75th birthday year had pretty much come and gone without any fanfare from the Lennon camp, it was nice to have a … Continue reading

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The Beatles’ ‘1+’ — A Fan’s Notes

Apple Corps and UMG have announced the Nov. 6 release of multiple configurations of reworked and expanded versions of the “1” album that showcase The Beatles’ promo films along with their 27 No.1 U.K. and U.S. singles. Beatlefan Contributing Editor … Continue reading

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