This time around on #askNat Billy Patscher Jr. from Clifton, NJ has written in with this question: How did John Lennon get started with playing harmonica and who taught him? Good question Billy and I’m going to use it to address an urban legend concerning this very subject, for those interested enough to read on. […]
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On #askNat this week I’m addressing a message from Brian in Pompton Lakes New Jersey that goes like this: I’ve heard and read lots about the original, slower version of “Please Please Me,” and was shocked when that didn’t show up on Anthology. Does a recording of that version exist? Thanks! Good one Brian! It was September […]
Hello and welcome to this week’s round of #askNat. I’m hoping everyone is having a happy holiday season so far! This week I’m addressing a second message I received from Patrick Flynn of Washington, D.C. who we also heard from last week. Patrick says: Is there a timeline somewhere of what names The Beatles went […]
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 […]
This week I have the pleasure of sharing with you an interview of Billy Kinsley, founding member of the early sixties Liverpool band The Merseybeats, who played regularly at The Cavern Club during the time when The Beatles were playing there also. In fact they appeared there with The Beatles on more occasions than any […]
The Savage Young Beatles? This will be the first time around on Collectors Corner that the record under scrutiny is not quite “legit.” Nevertheless, any serious collector of the American Beatles catalog will tell you that it still qualifies as a collector’s item. The Savage Young Beatles was issued in the early fall (most likely […]