Let me count you down – Favourite Beatles recordings from the 1960s, part one: Number 204 The Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band run-out groove

I have compiled my own completely subjective ascending list of favourite tracks recorded by The Beatles from 1962 to 1970, which includes a total of 204 recordings, from officially released singles, EPs and LPs. The list omits Christmas fan recordings and any solo material recorded during the timeframe. Where there are different versions of theContinue reading “Let me count you down – Favourite Beatles recordings from the 1960s, part one: Number 204 The Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band run-out groove”

The 12 UK Beatles albums from the 1960s ranked

One of the most remarkable things about The Beatles is that they remain one of the only groups in history with a complete contemporary UK album discography (of more than one disc) which is wholly indispensable. That is to say, each record represents some kind of progression, whether it be the song-writing, the musical stylesContinue reading “The 12 UK Beatles albums from the 1960s ranked”

Ram by Paul and Linda McCartney is 50 years old and still one of my favourite albums

I’ve written about Ram before, here https://therockandrollguy.com/2021/01/06/ram-versus-imagine/ but I find I must return to the subject again because it is at the forefront of my mind on account of the fact that today is the 50th anniversary of its release. How could I let such a moment pass without comment? If you’ve read the aboveContinue reading “Ram by Paul and Linda McCartney is 50 years old and still one of my favourite albums”

Ram versus Imagine

In 1971, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were at loggerheads. Was this the low point of their famous friendship? Possibly. That is for another day (no pun intended). However, if their musical output from this year is anything to go by, they weren’t exactly on great terms. The year also saw the release of twoContinue reading “Ram versus Imagine”