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Tag Archives: The Beatles

#askNat – Paul McCartney’s chipped tooth

This week on #askNat I’m addressing a question from “Rock Singer” from Osaka, Japan, who writes: I get great enjoyment out of reading your weekly blog. My question is: Why did they go ahead and film the videos for “Paperback Writer” and “Rain” after Paul McCartney’s motorcycle accident causing his fat lip & chipped tooth? […]

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “Ticket To Ride” (raw studio tape)

Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week. On Monday, February 15, 1965, exactly one week before they would fly to the Bahamas to begin filming their yet untitled second movie, The Beatles met up at Abbey Road Studios to record some songs for the film and it’s soundtrack. The week ended up as a […]

#askNat – concerning the Sessions album

This week’s #askNat question comes from David over in the U.K. whose message sent to me a couple months back reads as follows: Hi Nat, Only recently found your site and since then have spent many happy hours enjoying your insight, info and tunes. Here’s a question for you: The Sessions album was going to […]

#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 […]

Beatles Rarity of The Week – “Heart On My Sleeve” (Ringo Starr live television performance, 1978)

Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week. I’m not really sure when you’ll be reading this but at the time it posts it will be Ringo Starr’s 74th birthday, so the focus will naturally be on this kind and famous soul who was not only The Beatles’ drummer but an essential ingredient in their […]

#askNat – concerning the ‘train music’ heard in A Hard Day’s Night

I have been getting lots of mail lately about A Hard Day’s Night; I guess due mainly to the popularity of the new reissue of it that just hit the stores last month. One of the questions that keeps popping up concerns the untitled track that springs forth from Ringo Starr’s transistor radio in the […]