THE BEATLES Topped American Charts With ‘ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE’ 52 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

19 August 2019

Band: The Beatles
SongAll You Need Is Love
History: This was a non-album single (although it was later included on the
US version of their ‘Magical Mystery Tour‘ LP) premiered on TV via satellite on
25 June 1967 when the Fab Four played it in the EMI studios, seen by more than
400 million people in 25 countries. The single topped the US Charts on 19 August
1967, 52 years ago today. Many regard this ultimate love song as cheesy. Cheesy?
At the end of the day what most of us keep going is love, not hate and intolerance

All together now…

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THE BEATLES Started A 7 Week Run On Top Of The UK Albums Chart 53 Years Ago…

13 August 1966

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I’m sure nowadays high-profile artists would sell their souls to the devil just for free if they only could create just a fraction of the very genius of THE BEATLES‘ (and sonic ideas wizard George Martin) masterpiece REVOLVER. Every single chord, every single note, every single beat, every single vocal, every single harmony, every single lyric, every single handclap still sounds – even in today’s high-tech world – perfect, more than half a century after it was released! A landmark achievement. Genial fab pop experts forever.

It was their 7th longplayer and landed on the top spot of the
UK Albums Chart this day 53 years ago, on 13 August 1966.

Three cuts from an all killers, no fillers LP…

– ELEANOR RIGBY –

– DOCTOR ROBERT –

– GOOD DAY SUNSHINE –

REVOLVER in full…

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Check 20 cool things, thanks to NME magazine,
you should know about REVOLVER right here.

REVOLVER

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50 Years Ago Today THE BEATLES Topped UK Singles Chart With ‘THE BALLAD OF YOHN AND YOKO’…

Knockouts from the past

11 June 2019

Today 50 years ago, on 11 June 1969, the incomparable Liverpool icons THE BEATLES (actually only Paul and John were involved for this recording) topped the UK Singles Chart with THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO, the band’s 17th and final Numero Uno in their native country. The song told the story of the eventful days of the marriage of the late genius John Lennon and his muse Yoko Ono. It stills sounds as catchy as hell. Start
the car here…

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5 Masterpiece Albums Turning… 50 In 2019

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

Here come Five Masterpiece Albums, selected
by Turn Up The Volume turning 50 next year!

The Stooges by THE STOOGES

Stream here…

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‘The Velvet Underground’ by THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Stream here…

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‘Let It Bleed’ by THE ROLLING STONES

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‘Trout Mask Replica’ by CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND

– ‘Abbey Road‘ by THE BEATLES

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today… That THE BEATLES Released The Double LP Know As ‘THE WHITE ALBUM’…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

22 November 2018

Band: THE BEATLES

Album: Self-titled double LP better know as THE WHITE ALBUM

Released:
22 November 1968 – 50 years ago

Rolling Stone Magazine wrote: “The power of rock and roll is a constantly amazing process. Although it is Bob Dylan who is the single most important figure in rock and roll; and although
it is the Rolling Stones who are the embodiment of a rock and roll band; it is nonetheless Our Boys. The Beatles, who are the perfect product and result of everything that rock and roll means and encompasses… Never has this been so plainly evident as on their new two-album set. The Beatles. Whatever else it is or isn’t, it is the best album they have ever released, and only the Beatles are capable of making a better one. You are either hip to it, or you ain’t… In short, it is the new Beatles record and fulfills all our expectations of it. In general, you could say that this new release (excellent) stands in the same relationship to Sgt. Pepper (incredible) as Revolver (excellent) was to Rubber Soul (incredible). And that is to say, the next one ought to be incredible.”
– Full extended review here

Turn Up The Volume! says: I’m definitely a 100% Beatles fan, but if they had selected all the top tracks on this double LP and locked them into a single longplayer it would have been one of their very best. Well, actually I did that for myself and it’s solid gold! But I’m also aware that countless artists would have sold their mother if they only could have written all the other, lesser songs.

Four Fab Top Tracks: Back in the U.S.S.R. / Helter Skelter /
While My Guitar Gently Weeps / Dear Prudence

BACK IN THE U.S.S.R.

HELTER SKELTER

WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

DEAR PRUDENCE

ALBUM in full…

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THE BEATLES Played Legendary ‘HEY JUDE’ Version On British TV Show 50 Years Ago Today…

When timeless in sound and vision…

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8 September 2018

On 8 September 1968 – a half-century ago – THE BEATLES made a legendary appearance on British TV show ‘Frost On Sunday‘ to play their then newest bestseller single HEY JUDE which was released, shortly before, on 30 August. The timeless song is a ballad written by Paul McCartney for John Lennon‘s son Julian, during his parents’ divorce. The TV rendition became a classic Beatles momentum over the years (more than 120 million views on YouTube). The performance starst with the fab four fooling around followed by host Froster‘s introducing the Liverpool icons as “the greatest tea-room orchestra in the world“. C’mon, let’s all go Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na

THE BEATLES: Website – Facebook – All Albums

10 Memorable Albums Turning 50 in 2018!…

When I went back in time to find out which outstanding
longplayers still sound spectacular today after 50 years I
was really surprised that some of them actually turn fifty
as you hear their influences daily in 21st century music.
Here’s my selection. Ten classics! Ten stunning survivors!…


1/ ‘ASTRAL WEEKS’
by VAN MORRISON
Rolling Stone wrote: “Van Morrison never sounded more warm and ecstatic,
more sensual and vulnerable, than on his enigmatically beautiful solo debut”

Released:  29 November 1968
Listen: here

2/ ‘BEGGARS BANQUET’ by THE ROLLING STONES
Time Magazine: “England’s most subversive
roisterers since Fagin’s gang in Oliver Twist

Released: 6 December 1968
Listen: here

3/ ‘THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY’ by THE KINKS
Rolling Stone: “Each new hearing is a combined joy of renewal and discovery”
Released: 22 November 1968
Listen: here

4/ ‘WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT’ by THE VELVET UNDERGOUND
All Music wrote: “It’s easily the least accessible of VU’s studio albums, but anyone
wanting to hear their guitar-mauling tribal frenzy straight with no chaser will love it.”

Released: 30 January 1968
Listen: here

5/ ‘GRIS-GRIS’ by DR.JOHN
Rolling Stone:A swamp-funk classic. ‘Gris-Gris’ blends
New Orleans R&B, voodoo chants and chemical inspiration.”

Released: 22 January 1968
Listen: here

6/ ‘THE BEATLES / THE WHITE ALBUM’ by THE BEATLES
All Music wrote: “None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together,
but somehow The Beatles create its own style and sound through its mess.”

Released: 22 November 1968
Listen: here

7/ ‘OGDENS’ NUT GONE FLAKE’ by THE SMALL FACES
All Music wrote: “The ballsiest-sounding piece of
full-length psychedelia to come out of England in 1968”

Released: 24 May 1968
Listen: here

8/ ‘DANCE TO THE MUSIC’ by SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
Rolling Stone: “Overall the album is uneven, but its highs are intense,
prolonged and ecstatic. Seductive melodies and horn lines tickle your mind.”

Released: 27 April 1968
Listen: here

9/ ‘ELECTRIC LADYLAND’ by JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
All Music: “Jimi Hendrix takes his funk and psychedelic sounds to the absolute limit.”
Released: 16 October 1968
Listen: here

10/ ‘MUSIC FROM BIG PINK’ by THE BAND
Rolling Stone: “The rustic beauty of The Band’s music and the drama of their own
reflections on family and obligations made ‘Big Pink’ an instant homespun classic.”

Released: 1 July 1968
Listen: here