The Beatles Revolver at 50 - 14 awesome facts about the classic album The Beatles' Revolver celebrates its 50th anniversary this year - an album many consider not just to be the band's greatest, but the greatest record ever made. Released August 5, 1966, Revolver defines the second half of The Beatles' career showing how they made a seismic shift from a singles oriented band into masters of the recording studio. Following on a mere six months from previous album Rubber Soul, Revolver saw the band move away from their beat-pop sound into a world of psychedelia, classical orchestration, tape loops and free-wheeling rock and roll. Billy Preston Alongside Tony Sheridan, Billy Preston was the only other musician to be credited on a Beatles recording: the artists on the number-one hit "Get Back" are given as "The Beatles with Billy Preston". Stephen Stills asked Preston if he could use Preston's phrase "if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with" and created the hit song. Early life and career Relationship with the Beatles Preston is one of several people sometimes referred to by outsiders as a "Fifth Beatle". At one point during the "Get Back" sessions, John Lennon even proposed the idea of having him as the "Fifth Beatle" (to which Paul McCartney countered that it was bad enough with four). Preston first met The Beatles as a 16-year-old in 1962 while part of Little Richard's touring band, when their manager Brian Epstein organized a Liverpool show, at which the Beatles opened.
18 awesome facts on The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band released 48 years ago today The Beatles' 1967 masterpiece Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released 48 years ago today. Regarded by many as revolutionising pop music and culture, the album defined the late 60s spending an incredible 27 weeks at the top of the album chart. The concept album was loosely based around Paul McCartney's idea that the music centre around the fictional Sgt. Pepper band and contained seminal classic tracks including Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds, A Day In The Life and the memorable psychedelic title track. The album is also notable for George Harrison's Indian-influenced Within You Without You, the Ringo-led With a Little Help from My Friends and the timeless cover art work designed by Peter Blake featuring 57 photographs and nine waxworks of figures from pop culture history.
The 50 Greatest Jazz Albums…Ever At the end of any year it’s a great time to look back and so we’ve decided to attempt to come up with a definitive list of the 50 Greatest Jazz Albums of all time. Impossible, you are probably thinking, and it probably is, but rather than just thinking of our favourites we decided to take a good look through the web to see what other lists there are and combine our findings. As usual we expect many of you to disagree, sometimes strongly, but as usual we will love hearing from you. It took us several days of searching but here it is, the 50 greatest… 50. Dave Valentin - Wikipedia David Joseph Valentin (April 29, 1952 – March 8, 2017) was an American Latin jazz flautist. Life and career Valentin was born to Puerto Rican parents in The Bronx in New York City.