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Author Archives: Happy Nat

I have been fascinated by the work of The Beatles for a long time. I have been collecting recordings by them since 1976 which is longer than I have been an adult. Over the years my interests grew beyond the official recordings, and also from group efforts to solo-Beatle projects, and from collectible vinyl to CDs and video media. I even started collecting material by other artists that had one or more of The Beatles contributions as supporting musicians. What I really wanted to do was to get everything they ever did musically, but the more I collected and the more I learned, the more I realized what a nearly impossible endeavor this would be. So I do not claim to have everything; maybe everything that I am aware of, but not everything. Whenever I become privy to something I don’t have, I do what I can to get it, and into this listing it goes. Each week, on Monday, I pull out one of the rarities from the list for you to hear.

Beatles Rarity of the Week – “Act Naturally” (Ringo Starr duet with Cilla Black, 1971)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. On August 1st, 2015 long-time Beatles-friend and fellow Liverpudlian Cilla Black (real name Priscilla Maria Veronica White) died of a stroke at the age of 72. Back in 1963, John Lennon introduced Cilla to Beatles manager Brian Epstein and by September he began managing her as a […]

Beatles Rarity of the Week – “If Not For You” (1992 rehearsal)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. Back in January 2009 I wrote a little bit about George Harrison’s appearance for the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration held in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on October 16th, 1992 (see that post here). George’s cover of Bob Dylan’s 1966 classic “Absolutely Sweet Marie” […]

Beatles Rarity of the Week – “Give Ireland Back To The Irish” (live in Montreux)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. The focus is on Paul McCartney this week who will be turning 74 years old on Saturday June 18th (2016). I’m sure many reading have already gotten a copy of his newest hits and key album tracks compilation Pure McCartney. Despite the 4-CD deluxe edition containing 67 […]

Beatles Rarity of the Week – “Hold On (I’m Coming)” (John Lennon 1965 demo)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. It’s been sometime now since I last posted a rarity so it is good to get back into sharing something I hope is to your liking this week. As most of you probably already know, John Lennon often composed songs while at home and would record demos […]

The Beatles Rarity website is staying put

First off, I want to thank everyone who has sent in their compliments and praise for TheBeatlesRarity.com. “It’s all too much” to respond to individually but I want you to know that I simply can’t describe in words how much that means to me. I also want to make it clear that I have not […]

Thanks All & Happy New Year!

Sunrise doesn’t last all morning. The cloudburst doesn’t last all day. TheBeatlesRarity has been such a joy over these past eight and a half years that it is really a hard thing to put down. But I have reached a point where I recognize a change of focus is in order and I must be […]