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Musician brothers Paul and Garry Abbott discuss and rank their favourite Beatles and 60s records. The first three seasons covered everything Beatles, including the core catalogue, the movies and extras, and even the 70s solo singles. In season 4 they are looking at the wider musical landscape by ranking all the UK 60s Number 1s! Please enjoy and keep in touch on Twitter and Instagram @big_sort.

The Big Beatles and 60s Sort Out Garry Abbott

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    • 4.5 • 12 Ratings

Musician brothers Paul and Garry Abbott discuss and rank their favourite Beatles and 60s records. The first three seasons covered everything Beatles, including the core catalogue, the movies and extras, and even the 70s solo singles. In season 4 they are looking at the wider musical landscape by ranking all the UK 60s Number 1s! Please enjoy and keep in touch on Twitter and Instagram @big_sort.

    By George! It's a BBSO Special with Tim Worthington!

    By George! It's a BBSO Special with Tim Worthington!

    While we are on our summer break from sorting the Number 1 singles of the 60s, we've been joined by Tim Worthington to talk about George Martin's 'By George!' album, featuring instrumental arrangements of various 60s hits and some original compositions.

    Find links to all Tim's various projects at https://timworthington.org

    Thanks for listening - we will be back soon with the second half of the 60s and maybe another bonus or two! Keep in touch @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Big 60s Sort Out Ep 24: 1964 Nov - Dec

    The Big 60s Sort Out Ep 24: 1964 Nov - Dec

    The Big Beatles Sort Out Presents: The Big 60s Sort Out!

    Yes, for season 4 we are taking a look at the decade that made (or was made?) by The Beatles, by ranking every UK number one, looking for sneaky Beatles links, and generally putting ourselves in the world where they crafted their legacy.

    Please joins us as we try and sort out, the 60s!

    Songs this episode:

    The Supremes - Baby Love

    The Rolling Stones - Little Red Rooster

    The Beatles - I Feel Fine

    If you want to view the chart up to the latest episode, you can do so⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ here! ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Garry's new album is out now! Find it below! It would be great if you would support us and have a listen. Paul's band is linked below too! Thanks.

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/album/3T816qE6bsQcCBDnA1u9eK?si=9XworDJmQSapLUGCzWhgpg⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Smiles On Lonely Souls | Garry Abbott (bandcamp.com)⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://goodgriefliverpool.bandcamp.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Big 60s Sort Out Ep 23: 1964 Sep - Oct

    The Big 60s Sort Out Ep 23: 1964 Sep - Oct

    The Big Beatles Sort Out Presents: The Big 60s Sort Out!

    Yes, for season 4 we are taking a look at the decade that made (or was made?) by The Beatles, by ranking every UK number one, looking for sneaky Beatles links, and generally putting ourselves in the world where they crafted their legacy.

    Please joins us as we try and sort out, the 60s!

    Songs this episode:

    The Kinks - You Really Got Me

    Herman's Hermits - I'm Into Something Good

    Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman

    Sandie Shaw - (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me

    If you want to view the chart up to the latest episode, you can do so⁠⁠⁠⁠ here! ⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Garry's new album is out now! Find it below! It would be great if you would support us and have a listen. Paul's band is linked below too! Thanks.

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/album/3T816qE6bsQcCBDnA1u9eK?si=9XworDJmQSapLUGCzWhgpg⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Smiles On Lonely Souls | Garry Abbott (bandcamp.com)⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://goodgriefliverpool.bandcamp.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Big 60s Sort Out Ep 22: 1964 July - Aug

    The Big 60s Sort Out Ep 22: 1964 July - Aug

    The Big Beatles Sort Out Presents: The Big 60s Sort Out!

    Yes, for season 4 we are taking a look at the decade that made (or was made?) by The Beatles, by ranking every UK number one, looking for sneaky Beatles links, and generally putting ourselves in the world where they crafted their legacy.

    Please joins us as we try and sort out, the 60s!

    Songs this episode:

    The Rolling Stones - It's All Over Now

    The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

    Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy

    The Honeycombs - Have I the Right?

    If you want to view the chart up to the latest episode, you can do so⁠⁠⁠ here! ⁠⁠⁠

    Garry's new album is out now! Find it below! It would be great if you would support us and have a listen. Paul's band is linked below too! Thanks.

    ⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/album/3T816qE6bsQcCBDnA1u9eK?si=9XworDJmQSapLUGCzWhgpg⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Smiles On Lonely Souls | Garry Abbott (bandcamp.com)⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://goodgriefliverpool.bandcamp.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Big 60s Sort Out Ep 21: 1964 May - July

    The Big 60s Sort Out Ep 21: 1964 May - July

    The Big Beatles Sort Out Presents: The Big 60s Sort Out!

    Yes, for season 4 we are taking a look at the decade that made (or was made?) by The Beatles, by ranking every UK number one, looking for sneaky Beatles links, and generally putting ourselves in the world where they crafted their legacy.

    Please joins us as we try and sort out, the 60s!

    Songs this episode:

    The Four Pennies - Juliet

    Cilla Black - You're My World

    Roy Orbison - It's Over

    The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun

    If you want to view the chart up to the latest episode, you can do so⁠⁠ here! ⁠⁠

    Garry's new album is out now! Find it below! It would be great if you would support us and have a listen. Paul's band is linked below too! Thanks.

    ⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/album/3T816qE6bsQcCBDnA1u9eK?si=9XworDJmQSapLUGCzWhgpg⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠Smiles On Lonely Souls | Garry Abbott (bandcamp.com)⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://goodgriefliverpool.bandcamp.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    • 1 hr 23 min
    How To Become Famous! Special Episode with Cass R. Sunstein

    How To Become Famous! Special Episode with Cass R. Sunstein

    Hello and welcome to a Big Beatles Sort Out bonus episode!

    We have once again been speaking with author, Beatles fan, legal scholar, Harvard professor, and all round interesting chap, Cass R. Sunstein, about his new book: 'How To Become Famous' published by Harvard Business Review Press out on the 21st May 2024.

    The book features The Beatles as one of several case studies into the phenomenon, philosophy and mechanisms of 'fame', so we caught up with him via internet link to the US East Coast to chat the Beatles and fame!

    His book can be pre-ordered/purchased here (depending on when you are listening to this!):

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Become-Famous-Einsteins-Superstars/dp/1647825369

    Enjoy!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Atticus25 ,

Good solid Beatle banter

Good deep-dive into every nook and cranny of The Beatles catalog. I appreciate the honesty when it comes to songs that are just crap. Not enough people state the truth.

Kacki ,

Enjoyable

Just started listening to this podcast and I find it enjoyable. It has been good at exposing me to Beatles solo stuff. I appreciate the hosts music theory knowledge, something I have no clue about. I enjoying learning more about the technicalities in music w/o it taking the magic away.

Dizzyinahaze ,

Enjoyable for any Beatles fan

Really liked the random selection of 5 songs per episode and the discussion of the music, production, and lyrics, even when I don’t agree with the “scores” given.

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