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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 – “The Light That Has Lighted The World” (early take)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. In 1973, it was a pretty common opinion among fans that of the four ex-Beatles, George Harrison was the one that had it the most together. With the incredible success of his All Things Must Pass LP set, the Concert For Bangla Desh project and all of […]

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “Till There Was You” (Decca audition)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. This week’s BROW hails from The Beatles’ Decca audition, arranged for by their manager Brian Epstein and famous mainly because they were turned down. The date was New Year’s Day 1962, a time when the band still had Pete Best as their drummer. Of the fifteen songs […]

#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 […]

#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 – “Love Of The Loved” (Decca Audition, 1962)

This week’s BROW offering takes a look at a snowy January 1st Monday, over 50 years ago, when The Beatles, supervised by A&R assistant Mike Smith played 15 songs, carefully selected by their new manager Brian Epstein, for Decca Records in West Hampstead, London in hopes of securing a recording contract. Pete Best was still […]