Category: Beatles Instruments

Steven Van Zandt Stone In ‘Not Fade Away’

A-listers abound in the nonstop music, the true star of the film while no Hollywood heavyweights were enlisted to play the aspiring rockers in Not Fade Away. The Display pulsates with a soundtrack that showcases ’60s icons Bo Diddley, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and James Brown. Moby Grape, …

Beatles’ Mono Vinyl Brings Fans Back To The Beginning

Dancing round the bedroom or curled up on the sofa, Baby Boomers can remember the very first time they heard a record blaring from a popping, bypassing turntable. With its distorted but full-bodied sound, vinyl is the preferred system of many for digesting music and, as a part of a recent resurgence of the format, …

Steven Van Zandt Stone In ‘Not Fade Away’

A-listers abound in the music, the true star of the film while no Hollywood heavyweights were enlisted to perform the aspiring rockers in Not Fade Away. The screen pulsates that showcases ’60s icons James Brown, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Bo Diddley, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan. Moby Grape, the Moody Blues, Johnny …

Dad Rock: Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Album Turns 50

Even though Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band gets the most acclaim, the Beatles recorded a masterwork a year earlier   with Revolver. This pivotal album showcased a  mix of musical styles, with songs filled with studio effects (the starts of the psychedelic age) and musicians beyond   only John, Paul, George and Ringo (a string octet, anybody?) .

Ukuleles

RICHMOND, Va. — An elementary school teacher is pushing a music-education app here that ditches the recorder for the ukulele — with an accent on The Beatles over Beethoven. “Within a couple of chords, you can find out a thousand songs. Students become instantly hooked,” said Samson Trinh, a saxophone player flipped instructor who based …

Dad Rock: Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Album Turns 50

Even though Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band understands the most acclaim, the Beatles recorded a masterwork a year before  with Revolver. This pivotal album showcased a  mixture of musical styles, with songs filled with studio effects (the beginnings of the psychedelic era) and musicians beyond   just John, Paul, George and Ringo (a string octet, anybody?) .