Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has received his knighthood for services to music. “It means a lot actually. It means recognition for the things we’ve done. I was really pleased to accept this.”
“What Goes On” is a track, credited Lennon/McCartney/Starr, from 1965 Beatles’ album Rubber Soul. It opens the second side, if you still love the vinyls.
Now a rare, unreleased demo is up for sale on eBay.
A documentation of the influences that went on to help create the seminal album, Sgt Pepper’s lonely hearts club band directed by Alan G. Parker.
The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals is the first book of the four-book series by Jerry Hammack. The first volume goes from “My Bonnie” through “Beatles For Sale” The books reconstruct each song’s creation as well as detailing the technical profile of each and every classic Beatles recording session from 1961 to 1970.
The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on June 1, 1967. For its 50th anniversary a special reissue packages of CD and vinyl versions is announced for May 26, 2017.
Yanni Alexis Mardas, who was a friend of The Beatles in the mid 1960s, died on 13 January 2017 after a battle with pneumonia; he was aged 74.
John Lennon nicknamed him Magic Alex because of his impressive technological and scientific knowledge. Lennon often called him his “guru”, and he became part of The Beatles’ extended entourage after they stopped touring.