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Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “On The Wings Of A Nightingale” (demo)

Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week. On January 3, 2014, Phil Everly of Everly Brothers fame died of complications with emphysema and bronchitis just before turning 75 years old. The Everly Brothers, consisting of Phil and his brother Don got their big break as musicians during the same year that a 16-year old […]

#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 […]

The Night That Changed America tribute concert

The Night That Changed America tribute concert in Los Angeles’ Convention Center last Monday night (Jan. 27, 2014) included a long list of musicians performing Beatles classics before Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney closed the show. The event was described on the Grammy’s website as a performance considered by many historians and critics as one […]

#askNat – concerning Lennon/Beatles “Now And Then” demo, Harrison/Lomax “Sour Milk Sea” and unused guitar solo on “Here Comes The Sun”

This week on #askNat I’m addressing a few questions that arrived together from Lucio in Mexico. Lucio’s first goes like this: Is there an authentic version on any bootleg of the “Threetles” backing track for the “Now and Then” demo”? The “Now And Then” demo by John Lennon was supposedly one of four demos of […]

#askNat – concerning gatefold photo within the “Living In The Material World” George Harrison LP jacket

Since this week’s BROW was a nice treat from George Harrison straight out of 1974, I thought I would continue in this vein and just make it a “George Harrison week” by taking on a George-related question from Irene Berry in Soquel, California. This is what Irene has to ask me: Hello Nat, I enjoy […]

#askNat – concerning a Sgt. Pepper wedding (?)

For #askNat this week I’ve been contacted by Gary Walker of Bluff City, Tennessee who has this to say: Nat, When George Harrison married Olivia, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were there. It is said that the three surviving Beatles started playing “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.”  Is this true? If so, is there a recording […]