This week on #askNat we are hearing from Stew Hall in Phoenix, AZ who writes: Hi Nat, Not sure if this one’s been asked yet… What do you know about “A Taste Of Honey?” Was it Paul McCartney’s idea or Brian Epstein’s to record and play it live, since it was recently on the hit […]
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Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. When The Beatles’ second Parlophone single, “Please Please Me,” started rushing up the British charts, the idea of getting a Beatles debut album out gained a new level of urgency. Producer George Martin was keen on striking while the iron was hot. He booked them for three […]
Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. A look at the early output of The Beatles makes it quite apparent that they held a high regard for the American soul/Rhythm & Blues (R&B) genre of the late fifties and early sixties. With covers on their first two albums such as Arthur Alexander’s “Anna (Go […]
This time around on #askNat let’s look at a question sent in by Leo in New Jersey who has this to say: Hello Nat, I don’t think this was ever asked before, so I’ll ask it now. Prompted by your rarity this week, I got to thinking about which original songs were written BEFORE The […]
On #askNat this week I’m responding to a great question from Rick in Canada who has questions about the early Beatles releases in his country: Hi, I’m a 60 year old Canadian musician, and have a lot of Beatles records. I just have a few questions. Releases like the Canadian only LPs, Beatlemania! With The […]
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 […]