Bob Dylan: Something (George Harrison)

  Something in the way she moves Attracts me like no other lover Something in the way she woos me – I’ve always liked the way George Harrison plays guitar—restrained and good. ~Bob Dylan (to Ron Rosenbaum, Nov 1977) He was a giant, a great, great soul, with all the humanity, all the wit and humor, all the wisdom, the spirituality, the …

August 5: The Beatles released “Revolver” in 1966

  “twice as good and four times as startling as Rubber Soul, with sound effects, Oriental drones, jazz bands, transcendentalist lyrics, all kinds of rhythmic and harmonic surprises, and a filter that made John Lennon sound like God singing through a foghorn.” ~Robert Christgau The Beatles had initiated a second pop revolution – one which while galvanising their existing rivals …

August 1 in music history

August 1: The late Jerry Garcia was born in 1942 (read more) There’s no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don’t think eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great – much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He is the very spirit personified of …

August 1: Bob Dylan & George Harrison: New York City, New York, 1971 (Videos) – post update

  The Concert for Bangladesh (or Bangla Desh, as the country name was spelt originally) was the name for two benefit concertsorganised by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, held at 2.30 and 8 pm on Sunday, 1 August 1971, playing to a total of 40,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The shows were organised to raise international awareness and fund relief efforts for refugees …

50 years ago today: A Hard Days Night by The Beatles was released

“We were different. We were older. We knew each other on all kinds of levels that we didn’t when we were teenagers. The early stuff – the Hard Day’s Night period, I call it – was the sexual equivalent of the beginning hysteria of a relationship. And the Sgt Pepper-Abbey Road period was the mature part of the relationship.” – John Lennon …

The Beatles 40 best songs: at 23 “Love Me Do”

“Love Me Do” is the Beatles‘ first single, backed by “P.S. I Love You“. When the single was originally released in the United Kingdom on 5 October 1962, it peaked at No. 17; in 1982 it was re-promoted (not re-issued, retaining the same catalogue number) and reached No. 4. In the United States the single was a No. 1 hit in 1964. In …