Tag Archives: The Beatles

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22/9/16 – The Beatles – Eight Days A Week – 2016

After some weeks of touring, travelling, investigating the universe from both a musical and philosophical perspective, after discovering Krakow, Warsaw, Inowroclaw, Gdynia, Sopot and Gdansk in Poland wondering about the future of Riverside after the tragic death of their guitarist Piotr Grudzinski and learning unpronounceable words. After jamming on stage with Theo Travis in Veruno and […]

Gayle McCormick Black and White

6/3/16 – Gayle McCormick – November 26th 1948 – March 1st 2016 / Smith – Baby It’s You – 1969 / The Shirelles – Baby It’s You – 1961/ The Beatles – Baby It’s You – 1963

Last weekend there was major record fair in Solna near Stockholm. As I was browsing (looking for Shocking Blue albums) I came across Gayle McCormick’s first self-titled solo album from 1971. I have the first Smith album so of course I bought it – tragically three days later, she died It’s A Cryin’ Shame was a […]

Fleetwood Mac Albatross cover Art

9/9/15 – Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – Albatross – 1970/ Santo And Johnny – Sleep Walk – 1959 / Jeff Beck – Sleep Walk – 2010 / Miles Davis Quintet – Softly As The Morning Sunrise – 1961 / The Beatles -Sun King – 1969

One of the true timeless classics from the R’n’R era, Albatross reached No.1 in the British singles charts in 1968 but its inspiration came from another No.1 single, Santo and Jonny’s 1959 hit Sleep Walk. In turn Sleep Walk was inspired by Sigmund Romberg’s 1927 tune, Softly As The Morning Sunrise written for the operetta […]

The Songs Lennon and McCartney Gave Away

22/7/15 – Peter And Gordon – Nobody I Know – 1964 / Petula Clark – Partir Il Nous Faut – 1965 / Peter And Gordon – I Don’t Want To See You Again – 1964 / The Chris Barber Band – Catcall – 1969 / Jotte Herre – Penina – 1967 / Carlos Mendes – Penina – 1969 / Ringo Starr – I’m The Greatest – 1973 / John Lennon – I’m The Greatest – 1973? / Paul McCartney Interview – Rollins College – 2014

As we come to the end of this thread, if you wish to hear most of  these songs in a collection there is an album – The Songs That Lennon and McCartney Gave Away. It was released in 1971 as a compilation excluding Penina by Jotte Herre and adding I Am The Greatest by Ringo on the reissue […]