Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday Beatles potpourri

- A Beatles iPhone app has been released. The app "constitutes the first official Beatles content to be featured on iTunes."

- On Conan O'Brien's final Tonight Show, Tom Hanks appeared as a guest. As a warm gesture to the actor, Max Weinberg and the Tonight Show Band played a rendition of the Beatles' "Lovely Rita," seemingly in honor of Hanks' wife, Rita Wilson. The Roots' drummer ?uestlove had some interesting comments on the matter.

- In the UK and Europe, EMI will be releasing "(I Want To) Come Home" as Paul's newest single. It will arrive on March 1.

- CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz on the Jonas Brothers: "These guys are going to be the biggest thing since the Beatles."

- In this preview of Sunday's Grammy Awards, there's mention made of the 1966 competition for Best Rock Recording: The New Vaudeville Band's "Winchester Cathedral" beat out this classic and this classic. It seems a lapse in judgement took place at the time.

- Lastly, Ringo: "Well, the iTunes thing is, you know, a three-way situation. And the Beatles are interested in it, as well as Apple, but there is no conclusion yet."

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