This was originally broadcast in 2010, that's why the Math is off. I don't know why it took me so long to listen to the Beatles BBC Sessions. Looking for a new approach for this remembrance of the deaths of George Harrison and John Lennon, I finally gave the BBC tapes a shot. And these selections from 1963 are a JOY, a REVELATION! Full of humor, they play so many both known and obscure old American Rock & Roll songs you can see how closely they were listening to anything they could get their hands on from this country- many of them B-sides that even I wasn't familiar with. Plus, like the Ed Sullivan Show and others, and unlike American Bandstand and others, the Beatles played LIVE on these BBC shows. I'll take George in this first half hour naturally, since he died on Nov. 29th 2001. Also a look at George's sometimes seemingly hidden spirituality, even in hit songs- got one where it sneaks in at the end. Would you be surprised to learn that George was the FIRST of the Beatles to do a solo project, back in 1968 when the group was still together? Some music from that, including a song that is a far cry from what the Moody Blues did the same year, not to mention the album Oasis put out years later. If you are the adventurous type, I have things here you probably have never heard. Definitely not the same old same old. Do enjoy!
Here are the links to a terrific listening experience- not me, George and the Lads, lol, at Mike Pell Rockollections: