The final round of the April 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame election features two of the most influential bands in rock history pitted against each other. Either the Beatles or the Doors will be enshrined along with last month's inductees, the Kinks. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
On April 19, 1968, the Beatles parted ways with the Mararishi Mahesh Yogi. After submerging themselves in his teachings for what was supposed to be a three-month spiritual course, cracks began to appear. The band had flown to Rishikesh, India, in February 1968 along with friends like Donovan, Mia Farrow and the Beach Boys' Mike Love to begin an education in enlightenment.
In 1966, the demands stardom placed upon the Beatles were starting to take their toll. The routine of a new single every three months and a new album every six months was too great for mere mortals to sustain, especially given the band's touring schedule. By year's end, they would give up the road for good and spend
Paul McCartney and Wings will reissue 'Wings Over America' on May 28 in a number of different formats with a cornucopia of bonus features. However, the most intriguing prospect may be the May 15 theatrical release of 'Rockshow,' a live concert film shot in 1975 and 1976 during the Wings Over the World Tour.