Half A Century Of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Half A Century Of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

There were many turning points in music history. Countless good and many great albums. Many of them remembered and an even greater number of them forgotten. But there are some albums that just are legendary. That’s it. Not cult albums, that word wouldn’t cut it. Legendary. Today we celebrate an anniversary. Arguably one of the […]

Nearly Half a Century of the Last Beatles’ Album

Of course, we’re talking about Let it be. It went out to be the last, bust just like all the other Beatles stuff – it never grew old. It was their 12th studio album. It was released about a month before the band fell apart completely. Three songs were released before the album as a […]

The Cavern Of The Beatles

Do you ever happen to ask yourselves the question “What would the world be like if…?” Nothing specific, just a question about… something. Well, you will have a good reason to ask that question today Once upon a time, there was a band called “Johnny and the Moondogs” and then there was one called “The Quarrymen“, […]

Mick Jagger Marries Bianca Macias in St Tropez

On May 12th, 1971, Mick Jagger and Bianca Macias tie the knot in a Roman Catholic ceremony at St. Anne’s Church in St. Tropez in the south of France. Mick Jagger had been studying Catholicism with the pastor of St. Anne’s, Abbe Lucien Baud so they could have an altar wedding after the civil ceremony. With the sun shining on the Cote d’Azur, it all looked like everything was set for the perfect wedding, but this was The Rolling Stones…

The Beatles Release “Abbey Road”

The Beatles released “Abbey Road” on October 1st, 1969 in the USA and September 26th, 1969 in the UK. “Let It Be” was the final album released by The Beatles although it was actually recorded before “Abbey Road”, making the “Abbey Road” sessions the final sessions The Beatles worked on together as a band.
The fact that The Beatles managed to reconvene after the disastrous “Abbey Road” sessions was deemed to be miraculous. What may have been the saving grace was the decision to get George Martin back in to produce the “Abbey Road” sessions. He managed to broker an uneasy peace between the warring Paul McCartney and John Lennon and helped negotiate a path through the debris to pick out the gems, and unbelievably delivered the most coherent record The Beatles ever produced.

Paul McCartney Meets John Lennon of The Quarry Men

It was Saturday, July 6th, 1956 and John Lennon’s skiffle group, The Quarry Men, were playing Woolton Village Church Garden Fete. In the audience, lured along by his friend at the promise of lots of pretty Paul McCartney.

15-year-old Paul McCartney obviously impressed John Lennon when they were introduced and he was soon asked to join, later joined by his friend George Harrison. It was the start of something very special.

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