The other day I was working on a revised arrangement of the Beatles’ song “Let It Be”. I was thinking we might get the family together on Xmas to play it. But the reference to “Mother Mary” has a Catholic sound to it, and since none of our family is Catholic I thought some might
When we were in Charlottetown recently with Jack and Liam we went to see the movie “Yesterday”. If you aren’t familiar with the story, a struggling (Indian) singer in England gets knocked unconscious and when he wakes up find himself in a parallel universe where there is no Coca Cola, no “cigarettes”, and no Beatles.
We all know that Elvis was one of the biggest rock and roll stars ever – maybe THE biggest. But do you know that when he was in elementary school music was the only subject he failed, and he was ridiculed by his fellow students for his odd singing style. Before he made it big
The KW MuzicTrain Inspiration Band is looking for new members. This is your chance to play in an active youth band, playing popular and traditional songs in local venues around the KW area. Just fill in the form here and we’ll immediately send information about the band and let you know how to get involved.
Lyin’ Eyes was written by Eagles band members Don Henley and Glenn Frey and recorded in 1975 by the Eagles. Frey sang lead vocals. It was the second single from their album One of These Nights. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Country chart. The
Stand by Me was written and recorded back in 1960 after the writer of the song, Ben E. King, couldn’t get The Drifters interested in the song. So King recorded it himself. Stand by Me went on to become one of the most popular and most often covered pop songs of all time. King wrote
“In My Life” was written mainly by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney, the major song-writing duo of the Beatles. Later news reports showed that John Lennon wrote most of the song, and it is clearly “Lennon-ish”, but Paul McCartney and Lennon later disagreed over how much each of the two band members contributed to
Here’s our Sugar Sugar practice track – a great old song recorded by a group called The Archies. “Sugar, Sugar” was written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim. This version reached number one in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969 and remained there for four weeks. It was also number one
This Let It Be practice track is ideal for Beatle fans. The song “Let It Be” appeared on the Beatles’ album by the same name, Let It Be, and was the twelfth and final studio album by the band. It was released on 8 May 1970, almost a month after the group’s break-up. After an
I remember listening on the car radio to the song Imagine by John Lennon back in the early 70’s shortly after it was released. I was a fairly serious minded Christian back then and it struck me that the Lennon song was clearly incompatible with several pretty important things taught by my faith. In particular