December 14, 2008
You can send the Christmas Greeting to your friends with the handy "Tell a friend" emailer.
UPDATE: Added to BeatlesLane.com are all seven Beatles Christmas Records, plus outtakes from the 1964 record, and a long version of "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)".
December 08, 2008
This video is of his famous solo song "Imagine". A beautiful song and a beautifully done video.
December 05, 2008
This video is the song "Another John Doe" by thenewno2, a band which is composed of Dhani Harrison (lead guitar, synthesizer, vocals) and Oliver Hecks (drums, synthesizer). Dhani is George Harrison's son (and only child). Dhani turned 30 years old last Aug. 1st and he looks very much like a young version of his father.
November 29, 2008
In the video below, reporters speak with Paul McCartney for his reaction to George's passing.
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November 25, 2008
September 07, 2008
August 09, 2008
From the Beatles' Anthology DVD this is "The Long and Winding Road" from the 'Let It Be' sessions. Billy Preston is on keyboards.
August 05, 2008
This is the Beatles video for "Lady Madonna" as it appears on The Beatles' Anthology DVD. In March 1968 "Lady Madonna" was released as a single, with "The Inner Light" as the B-Side.
July 13, 2008
This video is of John Lennon's Feb. 1970 performance of "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)" on BBC-TV's `Top Of The Pops'.
This video is also included on the DVD 'Plastic Ono Band' [Amazon link].
June 03, 2008
This month's poll is "Which is your favorite 'RUBBER SOUL' song?"
May 25, 2008
From the 1964 Beatles movie 'A Hard Day's Night', John sings "If I Fell" to Ringo.
May 01, 2008
[The following is a press release]
JOHN LENNON’S PLASTIC ONO BAND AS PART OF ITS ACCLAIMED “CLASSIC ALBUMS” DVD SERIES RELEASED ON APRIL 29
Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the April 29 release of Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon.
John Lennon was a tortured individual when he recorded his 1970 solo debut album, Plastic Ono Band. He had been in therapy with Dr. Arthur Janov whose controversial “primal scream” psychiatric techniques were raising eyebrows within the medical establishment. Lennon took the black hole of his depression and poured it into his music via such personalized mantras as “Mother,” “Isolation,” “God,” “My Mummy’s Dead” and nine others. Intense and shocking, Lennon spared no expense in skewering longheld beloved beliefs (“I don’t believe in Beatles”) while openly seething over his own lost childhood (“Mother, you had me but I never had you”).
For its latest “Classic Albums” DVD, Eagle Rock Entertainment has explored the creation of this painful masterpiece via archival footage, detailed analysis and new interviews with Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr and bassist Klaus Voorman, a longtime Lennon friend and confidant. Interview sections are entitled “Remember Remember,” “Working Klaus Hero,” “Well Well Well,” “Well Well Well Hidden Praise,” “Class Divide,” “Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band,” “God Is Alive And Living In The Eiffel Tower.” Performances include “Mother” live at Madison Square Garden and “Instant Karma” from the BBC’s “Top Of The Pops.” [Total running time for the extras are 36:43.]
The Classic Album series from Eagle Rock Entertainment takes a comprehensive look into the making of landmark albums that were integral in music history. Along with interspersed live footage, the DVDs feature in-depth interviews with band members, musical peers, relevant fixtures in the music scene and those who were simply a part of the party. Producers also elaborate on and break down studio tracks at the mixing board, further explaining the recording process. Every Classic Album DVD not only tells the story; it binds the pages, paints the picture and ultimately provides the soundtrack to the making of a seminal album.
Please take a second to vote in this month's poll "Which is your favorite 'REVOLVER' song?"
April 03, 2008
This poll was the most voted on so far on this blog. Please take a couple of seconds to vote on this month's poll (near the top right of the page). The question is: If you could spend 1 hour in private conversation with one of the Beatles, which one would you choose? Of course with John and George, it would have to be considering they were still alive these days.
March 26, 2008
In this video, May Pang talks about photography and John Lennon with Meg Oliver on CBS's "Up To The Minute" (3/26/08). Pang is the author of the book "Instamatic Karma", a book of photographs, published in 2008.
March 24, 2008
Aspinall fathered a child by Mona Best: Vincent "Roag" Best (born in July 1962). Mona is the mother of ex-Beatle Pete Best.
In a statement released on behalf of surviving Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the company described him as a "great man" who would be missed.Read news article.
March 12, 2008
Paul's late wife Linda was a vegetarian and he has been one since 1975.
March 11, 2008
The first ever free to read online Beatles book has just been launched. Bob Neaverson, author of The Beatles Movies (Cassell, 1997) and co-author (with former Apple Film boss Denis O’Dell) of At the Apple’s Core, has just launched a Beatles Movie website, www.beatlesmovies.co.uk. The site is dedicated to celebrating the importance of the group’s five forays into film, and includes a re-vamped version of his first book, the highly acclaimed The Beatles Movies, a critical history of the band’s films which includes interviews with such key movie personnel as former Apple boss Denis O’Dell, film director Richard Lester, and the group’s favourite actor, Victor Spinetti.
It is the first time a major Beatles book has been made available completely free to read online to fans. Along with the book, there is much else for Beatles film fans to enjoy, including videographies, quizzes, a discussion of the group’s promo output and other items of fascinating trivia. Bob explains that ‘I want the site to blossom and grow and have a strong interactive element. Rather than simply re-publishing the book in hard copy form, it seemed more exciting to put it out on the web, where it can be read by everyone for free. I’m not getting any royalties, so I’m hoping that the site will eventually sustain itself through advertising, but there really is no catch…It’s the world’s first free to read Beatles book!’
March 09, 2008
March 01, 2008
This month's poll is at the top right of this page, and the question is: "Who Best Qualifies as the "Fifth Beatle"?" You can choose more than one person in this poll. Thanks for voting, it only takes a couple seconds.
February 24, 2008
This video is George Harrison performing "My Sweet Lord" during the Concert for Bangladesh, August 1, 1971.
Happy Birthday, George! (born Feb. 25, 1943)
February 08, 2008
From the Feb. 1, 2008 episode of the NBC game show "1 vs. 100", the question was "Which of The Beatles Was Born Richard Starkey?". The contestant doesn't appear to be much of a Beatles fan as he seems to just take a guess at the answer.
1 vs. 100 is hosted by Bob Saget.
February 05, 2008
This video is from the Feb. 2, 2008, NBC Today Show. It features DJ Jeffrey Collins (aka Little Jeff) talking about the "Lost" Beatles Tapes recorded in Hamburg, Germany, supposedly during Ringo Starr's first gig as a Beatle.
February 02, 2008
The January poll was "What's Your Favorite Beatles Movie?". That poll is now closed, and thank you to those who voted. The results show "A Hard Day's Night" as the landslide winner with more than 53% of the votes. "Magical Mystery Tour" received NO votes!
This month's poll is at the top right of this page, and the question is: "During Which Decade Did You Become a REAL Beatles Fan?". Thanks for voting, it only takes a couple seconds.
January 26, 2008
This is a VH1 clip about Beatle John Lennon's "Bigger Than Jesus" remark and controversy in 1966, and the ensuing backlash.
January 22, 2008
Here's Ringo Starr's performance of "Liverpool 8" on 'The Late Show with David Letterman', Jan. 21, 2008.
Since 1993, Late Show with David Letterman tapes in the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. This is the same place where The Beatles had their historic February 9, 1964 performance, as well as a few subsequent appearances.
January 13, 2008
This is a short clip (1:40) of an interview with former Beatle Pete Best and his mother Mona. The interviewer asks them why was Pete kicked out of the Beatles.
Mona Best owned The Casbah Coffee Club, which was located in her cellar, were The Beatles frequently played, even back in their Quarrymen days. The club was opened in August 1959 as a place for young people to meet and listen to records and live bands. Mrs. Best was helpful in the Beatles' early career and development.
January 07, 2008
January 01, 2008
This month's poll is at the right. What's Your Favorite Beatles Movie? Technically "Magical Mystery Tour" was a TV special, but we'll consider it a movie.
By the way, if you're torn between more than one movie, you can vote for more than one :)