Tag Archives: The Beatles

The Beatles, Pete Shotton and Me

Bill King looks back fondly on an evening of Beatles stories and more with the late Pete Shotton. It’s always sad to hear about another of The Beatles’ old Liverpool pals passing on, but I couldn’t help but smile when … Continue reading

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Early 1967: Stop, Hey, What’s That Sound?

50 years ago, on Feb. 25, 1967, American fans got their first look at the “psychedelic” Beatles when the promo films for “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever” aired on ABC’s “Hollywood Palace” variety hour. This memoir of that time … Continue reading

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Beatles Scoops From Where You Might Not Expect Them

Beatlefan internet columnist Kit O’Toole talks in Issue #223 with Norwegian Beatles expert Roger Stormo, whose blog/news site WogBlog has attracted a worldwide audience, boasting readers from the United States, the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, Russia, Australia, … Continue reading

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Macca in the Desert: What a Trip!

Here is Beatlefan Senior Editor Rick Glover’s complete report from the second night of Desert Trip festival in Indio, CA. … Paul McCartney must have some very big hands, to be able to hold 75,000 people in his palm at … 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 Beatles’ ‘Revolver’: Inside the Cover Collage

Beatlefan #221 includes a special section devoted to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ “Revolver” album, including a look at how the cover, designed by the Fabs’ old pal Klaus Voormann, came to be. Originally presented here was a companion piece … Continue reading

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Making the Case Why McCartney Should Continue Touring

There’s been an ongoing discussion among Paul McCartney fans in recent months about the wisdom of Macca continuing his “never-ending” tour, and how his voice is holding up. (You can watch a recent show here.) What follows is a reasoned … Continue reading

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