Everyone knows the importance of George Martin and Brian Epstein in the career of the Beatles. But three other men deserve a shout-out.
It’s not often one gets to meet one of their heroes. It’s even rarer to meet a few of them. One of our fans slipped these great stories over the transom.
“Penny Lane” is full of inventive twists, starting with this chord. See how Sir Paul wove it together so seamlessly. It’s a master class in composition.
The chance to fill in on a Beatles world tour was beyond imagination. Jimmie Nicol almost didn’t get the gig – and when he did, nearly blew it.