The Macca Report
The Fab 4 Radio House band (The Pond Hawks)
Marcus Cahill - Imagine The Tribute
The Oz (From Russia)
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
The Macca Report
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Electric Arguments debuts at No.1 on the Top Independent Albums chart
The Fireman is no nickname - simply a warm place in the head. Ambient dreams in rainbow arches describe the circles of the Fireman
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Hello FAB4RADIO Listeners
thank you for your continued support and all of your contributions
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Enjoy and Rock On
Saturday, June 21, 2008
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Friday, June 06, 2008
- Billboard Magazine "Fab4Radio.com, a Beatles oriented station broadcast in over fifty countries"
- I am a first generation Beatles fan, and you have the best station I have found yet. I may roam to other stations at times, but this is the one I always come back to. Thanks for being here, there and everywhere for the rest of us.
- This is the best Internet Beatles radio Station! Thank you very much for your hard work
- Fab 4 Radio rock On on on on on - Yeah Yeah Yeah
- We Love You Fab 4 Radio yes we do
- You are the Global Beatle Network
- fab 4 radio has the best blend of Beatles , solo and covers i have ever heard!this station is must hear for hardcore Beatles fans !
- I found Fab 4 Radio last month - I will never go back to rama again (Scotland)
- Fab4Radio is the one of best Beatles radio - fantastic (Germany)
- THIS IS A GREAT FIND,FAB4RADIO.COM FABULOUS PROGRAMING
- Thank you for your interest and exposure of The About to the great Fab4Radio network. Say hello to all the Beatles fans from The About.
- Keep playing the best songs, by the best band---The Beatles!
- this is by far the most creative Beatles radio station on the net - very cool
- Donati’s songs are getting airplay on Internet stations, including prestigious Fab 4 Radio
- I joined Fab 4 Radio Today!
- More than just another all-Beatles, all-the-time Internet radio station. Tune In to Fab 4 Radio for a fabulous time! Enjoy!
- Thank you, thank you, thank you
- Just tuned in for the first time .excellent
- "FAB 4 RADIO is the most diverse Beatles radio station on the Internet- It has something for everyone"
- I’m a longtime listener of Fab 4 Radio - I’m a daily listener at work (and driving my coworkers mad with Beatles tunes but they’re beginning to like it!) thank you
- hi great station! where can i get the Beatles hamburg jukebox ?
- Enjoying the station much. Thanks for making it happen.
- Wow! What a Fab Station I'm Hooked keep up the cool tunes It's like reliving your youth it's totally Groovy
- Great station - Love to hear the lads' solo work!
- Awesome. Dont ever change.
Monday, April 28, 2008
The Beatles – John, Paul, George and Ringo – The music The Beatles loved and the bands that loved The Beatles
"Eldorado... This is it, finally a truly Fabulous 24/7 online radio station geared to the serious Beatle appreciator. Deep cuts Beatles and related selected to delight surprise and revitalize the fab faithful. Tune in and TURN IT UP!"
Where to find FAB 4 RADIO:
Why Radio: I have loved radio all of my life - Music, sports, Radio shows the theater in the mind experience etc…
Why The Beatles: I have collected Beatles music, records, 45 records (singles) books, posters etc. for over 30 years
How did you get started: a friend told me I should start a radio station with Live365
How did you settle on your format : I have listened to different Beatles radio stations on the Internet and all they are playing is The Beatles - as great as that sounds, it is actually is very unoriginal. I could do that kind of programming on my mp3 player. I started thinking about what the Beatles would play if they could run their own radio station. They would play songs by an artist that had influenced them – Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Eddie Cochrane and many more. I also thought of all the bands The Beatles have affected like ELO, Elvis Costello, Badfinger and plenty more . Before I knew it, my radio playlist format outline was starting to take shape – so I added some Interviews of The Beatles, some novelty songs and it all started to sound pretty good to me.
What has the feedback been from the listeners: It was very slow at first and then the support started coming in from around the world – Fab 4 Radio is currently being listened to in over 50 countries. I receive email song requests and thank you notices from all over. Fab 4 Radio has received plenty of key support from different Beatle related web pages. Fab 4 Radio has supported all kinds of new artists influenced by The Beatles.
Stay tuned to FAB4RADIO.com
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Sunday, March 30, 2008
PLAYING RARE 1960's Stereo and Mono BEATLE MIXES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
The Beatles MONO mixes are very special, sometimes very different, but they're argueably definitive.
- We Can Work It Out - Stereo / Alternate version from Australia with different mix of the organ parts
- I'M ONLY SLEEPING - Mono-French EP / The body of the guitar solo heard on the French EP differs from all other pressing.
- I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU - There are two false starts to this song, from the US Rubber Soul album
- ACROSS THE UNIVERSE - This mix is presented as an alternate Brazilian mix coming from a rare Brazilian single
- ALL MY LOVING - This mix (available in mono & stereo) features a 5-tap hi-hat intro and an intake of breath. It was issued in Germany and Holland.
- AND I LOVE HER - This alternate mix was issued on the german release of "Something New" (Odeon SMO 830 756)
- THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO - a rare Australian mono mix.
- I FEEL FINE - extended begining - Released on Odeon (German) SMO 83 991 Beatles Greatest 1965
When the Paul McCartney's RAM album was released in stereo on May, 1971, the mono LP was pressed primarily for promotional purposes for airplay on AM radio stations. Given its limited distribution and the fact that almost every song is mixed differently in mono than stereo has made it very desirable for collectors ....
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
A statement from the family of Neil Aspinall
Neil Aspinall, The Beatles' friend, guide and Apple mastermind, has died.
One of the great legends of the music business, Neil Aspinall, has died in New York after a brief illness and a glorious life.
He was 66. His wife Suzy and his five children were with him as he passed over.
Neil Aspinall was the man who was closer to all of The Beatles than anyone. Under his creative and caring direction, The Beatles business phenomenon and its trademark Apple transcended far beyond the Sixties.
He was the Beatles' friend who became their roadie who became the chief of their empire and the unassuming, modernising mastermind behind the band's enduring appeal and influence for four generations.
Although he would deny it, he was long considered to be "the real Fifth Beatle" by the music and entertainment industries which for 40 years revered and respected him as one of the wisest men in the record business.
Today Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr paid tribute to "a loyal friend and a great man".
In a statement on behalf of Paul, Ringo, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, Apple Corps said today: "The Beatles and the entire Apple Corps family, both past and present, wish to extend their greatest sympathy to the family of Neil Aspinall. As a loyal friend, confidant and chief executive, Neil's trusting stewardship and guidance has left a far-reaching legacy for generations to come. All his friends and loved ones will greatly miss him but will always retain the fondest memories of a great man".
Neil was born in October 1941 to Liverpool parents evacuated to Prestatyn, North Wales. He was the Liverpool schoolboy who became pals with Paul McCartney and George Harrison at the Liverpool Institute for Boys, where together they formed the 'Mad Lad' gang, sharing cigarettes behind the sheds, "doing ridiculous things together" and, as teenagers, adding John Lennon to the Mad Lads.
Although he studied for and briefly became an accountant, when his friends later formed The Beatles with Pete Best and then Ringo Starr, Neil joined the gang that was to change the world. Always he was right at their side; as their first road manager and driver of their old Commer van, then as The Beatles' minder, spotlight operator, confidante, fixer, personal assistant and their mate.
In a rare interview, Neil once said "People used to say to me then 'What do you do?' I'd stopped being an accountant or pretending to be one by this time and I said 'I drive the band around' and they'd say 'Yeah - I know that, but what do you do for a living?' Two years later, the same people were saying 'You lucky git, Neil'".
In 1964 during the making of The Beatles movie 'A Hard Day's Night', Neil met his future wife Suzy. They were married in 1968. Neil was a very proud father and grandfather. ,
Following the death of The Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1967, Neil was asked by the band to take over the management of their company Apple Corps when it was founded in 1968. Typically, he agreed on condition that he would manage the corporation "only until they found somebody else". He remained the chief of Apple Corps until last year.
Shrewd, innovative and totally-trusted, Neil was the unseen architect of the reinvention of the post-Sixties Beatles, first with The Beatles At The BBC cd in the mid-90s, followed by the record-breaking Beatles Anthology and Beatles 1 albums.
As the keeper of The Beatles flame and protector of their legend, it was Neil who quietly acquired for Apple the Beatles rights back to countless photographs and film footage that enabled the making of the Grammy-winning Beatles Anthology TV and video series and the band's celebrated autobiography.
It was also Neil who masterminded the modern merchandising of The Beatles, notably with the relaunch of The Beatles Yellow Submarine film and CD, making it a bigger success in the 90s than it had originally been in the Sixties. From Let It Be Naked to The Beatles' recent Cirque du Soleil show hit Love, to every Beatles business success since the band broke up in 1970, Neil Aspinall steered the ship - and the submarine - always ensuring the Beatles' strong bond with Liverpool in every venture.
It has been reported that during the last 20 years of Neil's time at the helm of Apple Corps, The Beatles sold in excess of 70 million albums.
Although modest in any claim of his achievements, his quick and dry wit was amused by a comment made in The Observer newspaper during the hugely-successful 1995-96 Beatles Anthology project. The multi-media project, of which Neil was executive producer, once again cemented the Sixties band's dominance of the music scene around the world - "the only band to have become bigger than The Beatles is The Beatles", commented The Observer on the Anthology-led resurgence of Fab.
His friend, Apple aide and ABC TV producer David Saltz said today: "Neil was the most brilliant and inspirational guy that everybody just gravitated around; he had an amazing mind and he was a very groovy guy".
Neil Aspinall's wise, commonsense approach to what he dubbed "not the music business but the Beatles business" commanded great affection and respect in all who had the privilege of working with him but he was an intensely-private and naturally modest man in both his professional and personal lives, never taking a bow himself. Neil avoided all personal publicity and always refused requests for interviews, pointing the credit to the band who made the records.
In The Beatles Anthology Neil said: "My happiest memories of being with the band were some of the laughs that we had backstage and in dressing rooms when nobody else was around and we were swapping jokes together. No big deal, really. It was those little personal things that are my favourite moments. We always had a laugh."
Besides running Apple Corps, Neil created Standby Films with Suzy - makers of the acclaimed 1999 Jimi Hendrix movie, Hendrix: Band Of Gypsys. Neil was also one of the co-founders of Paul McCartney's performing arts university LIPA, now housed in the building of their old school.
Few outside Neil's circle knew of his own talent as a wry artist with coloured inks - but now an exhibition of his previously-never-before-seen work is to be held on a date to be announced.
Neil Aspinall fell ill to lung cancer two months ago. He has been under care at the Sloan-Kettering hospital in New York.