the beatles

The Beatles were a legendary band, for sure. But even the members of the Fab Four would admit that one of the secrets to their success was groundbreaking producer George Martin. It is not an exaggeration...

One of the highlights of The Beatles‘ album Abbey Road was the drum solo Ringo Starr performed on the collection’s medley. It was the only recorded drum solo Starr would provide The Beatles,...

The members of The Beatles were more than just bandmates, their relationships with one another were more like that of brothers. The band’s drummer Ringo Starr recalled decades after John Lennon’s...

If you were a George Harrison fan, you would have gotten excited for The Beatles’ first LP of 1965: Help! That album, the soundtrack to the film of the same name, featured two tracks by “the...

Phil Spector, the record producer who provided joy to countless music fans and terrorized many who knew him intimately, died at the age of 81 on Jan. 16, 2021. Spector passed away while serving a 19-years-to-life...

Early rock music has inspired many of today’s artists. From The Beatles to Pink Floyd, one can’t deny their musical popularity. However, important contributors to some of these rock legends’...

During an interview with NPR's All Things Considered earlier this month, Paul McCartney told host Mary Louise Kelly that he still talks to the late George Harrison. Before his death, Harrison gave...

The more classic rock debates change, the more they seem to stay the same. You can’t help feeling that when you read interviews NME conducted with all four members of Led Zeppelin in April 1970....

John Lennon was assassinated by Mark David Chapman outside his New York City residence on December 8, 1980. On the anniversary of his death, we've rounded up 14 things you probably didn't know...

After the 1970 breakup of The Beatles, fans of the Fab Four got solo albums from each member of the band that year. Overall, the quality was high and the animosity in the lyrics was low. In fact, outside...

After the breakup of The Beatles, John Lennon recorded two albums many considered his finest work as a solo artist. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) came first. On that record, tracks like “Mother”...

If you wanted to hear The Beatles experiment with exotic musical styles, you got your wish on Revolver (1966). On that record, George Harrison worked with Indian musicians and a few Beatles on the recording...

British punks Idles delivered an explosive cover of the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” during a recent livestream performance at Abbey Road Studios in London. The performance got off to an...

The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” hit Number One the week before the writer of the September issue’s cover story, Rob Sheffield, and I were born (in early February 1966). The group...

The Cavern Club, the historic Liverpool venue where the Beatles played nearly 300 shows prior to the British Invasion, is in danger of permanently closing due to the coronavirus, club owners and local...

As the first half of the year now lay behind us, Nielsen Music has released streaming, radio and airplay data recorded between January and July 2020. The most staggering piece of information to be gleaned...