December 18, 1998 |
It's one of the best-known recordings of the rock era, yet almost everyone gets its name wrong. And even though it's widely acknowledged as a classic, even its most fervent supporters admit they would happily trim a few songs from the album. "The Beatles"--a 30-song, double-disc collection dubbed "The White Album" for its shiny, featureless cover--arrived in American record stores on Nov. 25, 1968, and immediately caused a commotion.
November 24, 2009 |
It's easy to understand musician Dhani Harrison's antipathy toward the general concept of being in a rock band. After all, he got loads of priceless firsthand information from his father about the ups and downsides of making it to the absolute peak of pop music success during his tenure with the Beatles. FOR THE RECORD: Dhani Harrison: An article on musician Dhani Harrison in Tuesday's Calendar identified Activision as developer of The Beatles: Rock Band. The game was created by Harmonix, MTV Games and Apple Corps Ltd. — It was George Harrison who famously said, "The biggest break in my career was getting into the Beatles in 1962.
November 12, 1995 |
After the breakup of the Beatles in 1970, Paul McCartney thought of naming his first album "I'm the One It Hit the Most," because he was so devastated by the split. Today, however, he looks back with affection on the Beatles years and their legacy. In a phone interview, he spoke about returning to the studio with rock's greatest band, but why we shouldn't expect a tour. * Question: What was it like, emotionally, going back into the studio with George and Ringo?
November 29, 1996 |
The first Orange County-bred rock star to sing and play on the stage of the Orange County Performing Arts Center will be . . . George Harrison. At least that's the alias Jim Owen will be singing and playing under Saturday. Since his teens, this 30-year-old Westminster resident has been earning his living impersonating the quiet Beatle as a cast member in "Beatlemania" and other touring tributes to the Fab Four.
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August 22, 2004 |
A long time ago -- as one of them pointed out on a CD -- they were Fab. More than 40 years ago, a KRLA disc jockey named Bob Eubanks watched the Beatles sing on "The Ed Sullivan Show," and days later decided to mortgage his house to bring them to Los Angeles for their first local appearance. By February 1964, when the nation's youths were riveted to black-and-white TV screens, the simplicity and innocence of the 1950s had ended. On Nov.
October 29, 2007 |
From the very beginning of their career, the Beatles have proved an irresistible temptation for biographers. The first substantial book about them, Michael Braun's "Love Me Do," appeared in 1964 -- just a year after the group's initial conquest of the United Kingdom with "Please Please Me."