WATCH: Paul McCartney & Wings – “Live and Let Die” LIVE – 1976

05/08/2018

So you like strobe lights and explosions, because with Paul McCartney and Wings in the mid-70’s you got strobe lights and explosions! And this LIVE version of “Live and Let Die” (the theme song to a popular James Bond movie at the time) is no exception. Linda McCartney introduces the song which debuted in 1973, right before the movie came out. Here’s more on the song from Wikipedia: “Live and…

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WATCH: William Shatner ‘sings’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” 1967

03/19/2018

According to Rolling Stone Magazine, “William Shatner’s 1967 debut LP The Transformed Man is perhaps the most mocked album in the history of recorded music. Released at the height of the psychedelic movement, the album mixes famous poems and Shakespeare works with pop music – all delivered with Shatner’s signature overly-dramatic speaking voice. It’s more bizarre than it sounds. Shatner claims he recorded “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” in…

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Today in Music History: Beatles start recording The White Album – here’s a performance of “Revolution”

05/30/2017

On this day in 1968 (5/30) The Beatles began recording what would eventually be known as The White Album. It was also the first album released under the Fab Four’s new record label, Apple, and was officially titled simply “The Beatles.” According to reports, the first track they recorded for that album was ‘Revolution’.  Below is a video of the band singing “Revolution” filmed just a ew months later on September 4th…

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Group Turns Every Song from ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ into a Star Wars Parody

05/02/2017

Wait, what?  Yes, you read that right.  A new project of Palette-Swap Ninja has managed to parody of every Sgt. Pepper’s song as the story of Star Wars: A New Hope. The title of the album is Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans (say it out loud in the same rhythm as you would Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart’s Club Band) and it’s actually very good … and funny at the same time….

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Today in Music History – The Beatles Rooftop Concert/Final Performance

01/29/2017

On January 30, 1969, the Beatles gave their last public performance the famous concert on the roof of Apple Records in London. After performing a few songs, including “Get Back” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” the police shut them down as a large crowd gathered. Here’s more from the YouTube description of this video of them performing “Don’t Let Me Down”: Written by John as an expression of his love for…

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