Important Beatle People: Astrid Kirchherr

Astrid! Photographer and lifelong friend to my favorite boys from Liverpool. I was so sad to hear of her passing yesterday, but grateful to see such an outpouring of love for her work. I’ve wanted to do a tribute to Astrid for a while now…along with Klaus Voormann, she played such a huge role inContinue reading “Important Beatle People: Astrid Kirchherr”

A few personal thoughts on George Martin

Listen, I know Sir George was 90 years old and I know 2016 has already proved to be a year of crushing losses, but this still hit me right in the gut. I literally gasped when I saw the news on Tuesday night. Ever since watching the Beatles Anthology as a teenager and listening to GeorgeContinue reading “A few personal thoughts on George Martin”

The man who made music history

I generally would not use a word like “cool” to describe a legal document, but hey, look at this cool document! “Why had I not signed it? I believe it was because even though I knew I would keep the contract in every clause, I had not 100 percent faith in myself to help theContinue reading “The man who made music history”

Martha My Dear

For some light Saturday viewing, here is a pictorial tribute to Martha, Paul’s sheepdog a.k.a. The Real Fifth Beatle: Why that last picture never made it as an album cover is a mystery to me. And also, because Post-Beatles Martha must not be forgotten, here are some McCartney family photos that also happen to showcase how coolContinue reading “Martha My Dear”

Stuart Sutcliffe: Not for the Faint of Heart

I won’t even pretend that this is anything other than a Stu Sutcliffe picspam. But first, for non-Beatle fans, Stu’s tragic story in a nutshell: joined the Beatles because he was John Lennon’s best friend, learned how to play bass and got harassed on the daily by Paul, fell in love with a German photographer and leftContinue reading “Stuart Sutcliffe: Not for the Faint of Heart”

The Beatles weren’t the Beatles without….

Fun fact: I’ve had this post in draft form since 2008. Not sure why I never posted it. Another fun fact: It’s now 2013 and George Martin is pushing 90 years old WOW.  Alright. Time to address the age-old question: Who is the real Fifth Beatle? There are a lot of opinions, and here are justContinue reading “The Beatles weren’t the Beatles without….”