The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963 their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", and as the group's music grew in sophistication in subsequent years, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the counterculture of the 1960s.
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A rare, unreleased demo of The Beatles' "What Goes On"—recorded in 1963 and featuring John Lennon on vocals—has surfaced on on eBay through Parlogram. Though the song would not be released by The Fab Four until 1965's Rubber Soul, the song actually…
via Guitar World at September 22, 2017
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Nancy Wilson introduces a brand new project today. The legendary guitarist has partnered up with Liv Warfield, an alum of Prince’s New Power Generation, and formed the R&B and soul-infused rock outfit Roadcase Royale.…
via Entertainment Weekly at September 22, 2017
Sometime in late 1967, when the Beatles' George Harrison invited Cream's Eric Clapton to play guitar on a tune—a psychedelic instrumental rocker that would wind up on Harrison's Wonderwall Music album—a great classic-rock tradition was born. For the…
via Guitar World at September 19, 2017
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