Beatling About. Anything about the Beatles, solo and related, past, present and future.
2022.r04 The Beatles at the Roundhouse
September 1968. Paul McCartney tells the media that the Beatles would be performing live before the end of the year. We know that project eventually became "Get Back", but what if it had proceeded as planned?
2022.r02 Peter Jackson’s: The Beatles - Get Back. Days 21-22, January 30-31 1969 - Kit O’Toole, Tom Hunyady
We conclude our seven weeks of Get Back (with more to come soon enough) live on a London rooftop. It would soon enough become a golden age for lawyers (although none with a legal bent ever went broke at Savile Row), but right here, right now (well, 53 years ago), it was four young men singing for the world without the aid of wine, bowties or black slip-ons [size 8]. Oh, yeah, there was also day 22.
2022.r02 Peter Jackson’s: The Beatles - Get Back. Days 18-20, January 27-29 1969 - Kit O’Toole
The penultimate episode of our "Get Back" review. Allen Klein enters the Beatles world, weather delays the proposed show, and Paul gets cold feet. Rehearsals and recording continue while Glyn Johns and Michael Lindsay-Hogg hold their collective breath (for reasons other than Ringo farting).
2022.r01 Peter Jackson‘s: The Beatles - Get Back. Days 15-17, January 24-26, 1969 - Darin Murphy
Darin Murphy joins us for Days 15-17. The deadlines for Ringo and Glyn Johns draw ever closer as January comes to end. The Beatles do not quite manage a breakthrough, but they do start to get some numbers down for the album, while the crew scrambles for a replacement ending for the film now that Primrose Hill is no longer possible.
2021.b04 Year in review -- 2021-ish
WTWF 2021-ish year end review. Jon and I start last October (with the John Lennon "Gimme Some Truth" set), and carry through to Peter Jackson's "Get Back". 20+ discs of material: remixed, remastered and sometimes just plain new. Happy Holidays! All the best for 2022!
2021.r36 Peter Jackson‘s: The Beatles - Get Back. Days 12-14, January 21-23, 1969 - Lonnie and Susan Cooke Pena
Lonnie Pena (and the one-time Mrs. Lonnie) return this week as we continue our look at Get Back. George has returned to the band and the sessions are ready to begin in earnest at Apple Studios. Billy Preston wanders down to the basement (after an invitation?), and is swept up into the world of the Fab Four.
Excellent Beatles podcast on so many fronts
Ed has an ability to find amazingly great cohosts. First there was Dave, who was terrific. Now we have Lonnie, who is equally terrific if not even better somehow, and I miss him while he's on sabbatical and hope he comes back soon. But even without Lonnie, Ed is carrying on in fine style, and the two Rutles episodes are a good example. They might be in my top 10 episode list for the show. If you like the Beatles and their respective solo careers, try listening. When They Was Fab rewards listeners who know most of this stuff already, as well as listeners who aren't as well read about the group. I would give it a 5th star if they would trim the opening theme music to 10 seconds and just get on with the amazing content. That music to my subjective ears is a "plodding" rather than a quick cheery opening to this otherwise very positive, upbeat show. But don't let that keep you from accessing the incredibly good, and frequently published, free content. Thank you Ed and Lonnie.
From Bad To Worse
Without the shows one saving grace, Lonnie Pena, there is absolutely no reason left to listen to this podcast any longer
Contents not bad but...
For the love of God stop the hard panning. It sounds horrible when listening with earbuds. Place the each hosts audio in both channels.