Tag archives: Beatles

On Tour with Ivor
By Richard Mineards   |   March 12, 2024

How fitting that on the 60th anniversary of The Beatles “invasion” of America, an old friend, Ivor Davis – who toured with the Fab Four as an “embedded” correspondent for the London Daily Express, one of the world’s largest newspapers at the time with five million readers – should give a fascinating talk at the […]

Beatles, Eubanks and You 
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 13, 2024

Programming an event during SBIFF can be an iffy affair, but booking The Beatles would seem to stand a pretty good chance of success. The Fab Four of course aren’t showing up, but the producers of 60 Years of Beatlemania! have come up with the next best thing. Make that “things”, plural.  The February 9 […]

Three Women and a Condo
By Ernie Witham   |   March 26, 2020

I leaned over the small round Dot with the pulsating ring of light. She was breathing rhythmically. Waiting for me. Waiting to hear my most domineering voice command her to do my bidding. “Alexa… my love… play ‘I Am the Walrus’ from the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour album. Full volume.” “Playing ‘I Am the Walrus,’” […]

Daytripping with Di Meola: from Berklee to the Beatles and Beyond
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 19, 2019

Guitarist Al Di Meola was merely fantasizing when he told a friend back in 1974 that he’d “give anything” to be able to play in Chick Corea’s Return To Forever jazz fusion band. After all, the Jersey City-bred Di Meola was only 19 and still studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. But the […]

Tales from the Fab Four
By Richard Mineards   |   August 22, 2019

Montecito author Mark Brickley, who wrote the music biography Postcards From Liverpool: Beatles Moments & Memories two years ago, has re-issued the book of Fab Four vignettes with five new chapters and two dozen new photos of the mop-topped rockers. The book’s new edition includes a chapter on how to collect, grade and value classic […]

Dueling Duos Combine Forces, 50 Years Later
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 8, 2018

At 18, Peter Asher was a former child actor who was plugging along in London with the folk duo Peter & Gordon, and whose younger sister, Jane, just happened to be dating a fellow named Paul McCartney. In fact, the “cute” Beatle was living in the Asher family home when Peter & Gordon got signed […]