Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Assorted Beatles news (pt. 1)

- David Mason, the British musician who played the piccolo trumpet solo on "Penny Lane," died in April at the age of 85. (Excerpt: Before the session, the musician didn't know who the Beatles were and he was paid around $45 for his work.)

- The original gates to Liverpool's Strawberry Fields are being replaced in the interest of preservation.

- "The 100% For Sure Top Five Worst Beatles Songs Ever" and "The Top (Fab) Four Songs on Beatles' Solo Albums," according to LA Weekly.

- SF Weekly weighs in with "The Absolute, No-Debate Worst Song Any Beatle Ever Recorded."

- Lastly, Sir George Martin recently received an honorary degree from Oxford University.

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