Of all the strokes of good fortune that the Beatles had, perhaps none was as great as the day that their failed Decca audition tape wound up in the hands of producer Sir George Martin. So great was Martin’s contribution to their music that he is one of the few people who could truly lay claim to being called the Fifth Beatle.
The Beatles - Page 3
As 1969 began, the Beatles were in a free fall.
In 1962, the Beatles would go from a band with a strong local following to the biggest rock group in all of England.
Generally speaking, 'Let It Be' isn't many people's favorite Beatles album.
Paul McCartney expressed his thoughts at the idea that his music is being taught at universities.
John Lennon became the last Beatle to sign the papers that officially ended the partnership.
A decision to give up touring in August 1966 gave the Beatles unlimited and unprecedented time to spend in the studio experimenting and inventing new recording techniques.
Paul McCartney and John Lennon have been pitted against each other in the press many times since the Beatles split up, and even though it's not really in the holiday spirit, we're going to do it again with a very special holiday-themed Christmas song readers' poll.
'Wonderful Christmastime' and 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' tend to get all the airplay, but the Beatles were releasing Christmas records before anyone in the U.S. knew who they were.