Showing posts with label Memphis (city). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Memphis (city). Show all posts

Thursday, November 24, 2016

History: Beatles Book Monthly November 1966

The Beatles' official magazine for November 1966 continues to update fans on the group's post-touring, pre-Sgt. Pepper activities.

There's details on John Lennon's role in "How I Won the War," along with George and Pattie Harrison's trip to India:

And an interview with Paul McCartney, in which he discusses the different track listings on the band's American releases …

… his views on the future and touring ...

and his thoughts on songwriting and why the band didn't record portions of Revolver in Memphis, as originally planned:

The news page, meanwhile, includes items about Paul's soundtrack for "The Family Way, " (referred to by a different title) and shows "She Said, She Said," coming in last in a poll of readers' favorite Revolver songs …

… among other items:

Thursday, April 28, 2016

History: Beatles Book Monthly April 1966

The April 1966 issue of the Beatles' official fan magazine was, like the mag's first few issues of the year, light on news. When this issue went to press, the band's members were still returning from their various vacations but finally gearing up to start the recording sessions that ultimately yielded Revolver.

Even so, there are a few interesting tidbits, like this description from Neil Aspinall's column, describing home demo tapes recorded by Paul:

It was also revealed that Paul was the songwriter behind Peter and Gordon's single, "Woman."

The news section included an item about the band possibly recording a single in Memphis - which never happened - and details of a Fabs - Tijuana Brass confab, which would've been fun to behold. Was there a jam session featuring "A Taste of Honey"?

Meanwhile, the letters section featured a helpful explantation of what a "fuzz bass" is:

The magazine also included the fourth part of a series of articles tracing the history of the Beatles Fan Club, a look back at the events of April 1964 and images from the band's Aug. 15, 1965, concert at Shea Stadium.