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Tag Archives: Jeff Lynne

#askNat – concerning why John Lennon’s “India, India” was not used in the Anthology project

This week on #askNat we are hearing from Matt Doran of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Here is what Matt has to say: Hey Happy Nat, When the remaining Beatles got the demos for the Anthology, why didn’t they use “India , India?” To me that demo was complete, with no visible noise and John’s voice is […]

#askNat – concerning the individual Beatles covering Beatles songs in the studio

This week I have an interesting challenge up for the #askNat segment from Elliott Marx. Read on to hear what Elliott has to say: For whatever reason, Bloomberg Radio still plays the goofy version of “Drive My Car” that Paul McCartney recorded with R.A.D.D. back in ’94 or so. It got me thinking about all […]

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 […]