Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Beatles' Timeless Legacy Revisited on Sirius XM
In July 1964 Capitol records released a collection of previously British releases titled "Something New." The collection contained songs from the British release of "A Hard Day's Night" as well songs from the British "Long Tall Sally" EP such as "Slow Down" and "Matchbox," along with a German language version of "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
The release of Something New would become a suggestive comment on the Beatles legacy. Something New delivered previously uncollected Beatles a year after The Beatles became an international musical and pop culture.
Over the following decades, there have been countless Beatles compilations, rarities, remixes, biographies, documentaries, films, and tributes, each boasting a different evaluation of the multifaceted group.
Harry Truman in his biography "Plain Speaking" was quoted saying "There's nothing new except the history you don't know." With the launch of Sirius XM's The Beatles Channel this past May, it seems there are always new things to discover about the band. Just when you think you knew everything about The Beatles, The Beatles Channel provides a plethora of facts that are as fascinating today as they were years ago. Their process, their habits, their struggles and their opinions continually captivate, and listening to their songs and stories reiterate just how everlasting their charisma remains.
Hosts like Peter Asher, Dennis Elsas, Chris Carter, Bill Flanagan and celebrity guests including Ron Howard, Don Henley and Billy Joel share stories and analysis that make The Beatles Channel an engrossing addition to The Beatles chronicles.