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Tag Archives: Brian Epstein

#askNat – concerning if The Beatles referenced Hamburg in any of their songs

Hello and welcome to the next in the #askNat series. David Attar from Toronto, Canada is the source of this week’s message which goes like this: Hey Nat, I’ve always wondered why the Beatles didn’t reference Hamburg in any of their songs, especially since it was a very influential part of their lives and career. […]

#askNat – concerning The Beatles Christmas Shows of 1963-64

For this time around on #askNat I’ve pulled up another email message from Phil Boylett in the U.K. who has this to say: Hi Nat. Many thanks for answering my question about Billy Preston’s involvement in the Abbey Road album a little while ago. My new questions concerns the special Christmas shows that The Beatles […]

Jonathan Meine discusses OxTango Music’s Star Club Remasters

Intro… OxTango Music is releasing a newly-remastered 2-CD set of The Beatles recordings made at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany in December, 1962. The sound of what was originally low-fidelity recordings made while testing the PA system at the venue is improved to a point that I personally never thought possible. I spoke on […]

#askNat – concerning Sir George Martin’s career in the music industry

For this week on #askNat we are hearing from Jacob Kemp in Santa Barbara, CA who has sent in this message: I was wondering about George Martin and his producing career post-Beatles. Who else did he work with? Any solo Beatles work? How involved was he in the Anthology and 2009 remaster releases? Didn’t he […]

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey” (live at The Cavern, 1962)

Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week. On both July 26 and August 1, 1962, a couple of Granada TV producers came out to Liverpool to check out the pre-Ringo Starr line-up of The Beatles at their Cavern Club performances. The Beatles were being considered for possible inclusion in a locally broadcast television program […]

#askNat – concerning whatever happened to Jimmie Nicol after his time with The Beatles

Hello and welcome to another week’s installment of #askNat. Just like it sounds, #askNat is where people ask me, Happy Nat, a Beatles-related question and I throw up a response each Thursday. This week I have a question from Carl Quatraro from Fairlawn Ohio, who says: Has anyone asked about the whereabouts of Ringo stand-in, […]