Music Gear News
The Beatles nearly drafted
The Beatles would never have formed if they hadn't narrowly escaped being drafted into the army.
The band's Sir Paul McCartney said the group - which originally came together in 1960 - were lucky to have met when they did, as up until that year National Service in the British military was compulsory for almost all men aged between 18 and 51.
He said: "A couple of years earlier, we would have been in the Army, and it's very doubtful that The Beatles would have formed.
"We would have been at Aldershot, or wherever, in various camps, and might not have even met."
The group's line-up changed as they played in clubs in their native Liverpool and Hamburg, Germany between 1960 and 1962, when they settled on four members, with John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison joining Paul in the group.
Paul said he didn't realise just how ravaged his hometown was by World War II as he grew up, despite the fact he would regularly play in areas which had been hit by bombs.
He added to Radio Times magazine: "The places we played we called 'bombies', only later realising these were bombsites.
"It still didn't click with me. It was only later I thought: 'Oh! There was a house there. A bomb destroyed it - and now we're playing football on it'."Posted on 25 May 2011 08:30 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician
MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.
The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.
In the wake of an increasing trend for musicians having to work for free or for less than they're entitled to, the Musicians Union show their support.
Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics
Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.
Recent Music News
With various different entries, Ibanez unleash a spectacular array of signature models to their NAMM 2017 line up
With extensive research conducted into how to make a kit that truly caters to the player and their specific needs, Pearl hit a home run with these one of a kind custom kits
A revamp of one of Ludwig's most popular snares, the Ludwig Black Beauty 14x8 projects classic tone and looks as good as the original
Mackie's Big Knob Studio Interface continues the legacy of its predecessors, championing various new features and exciting tech to reiterate its triumphant return.
Line 6's first ever artist designed guitar, the Shuriken personifies the aggressive and technical playing styles of metal enthusiasts around the world.
Building on the foundations of its predecessor the Prophet 08, the REV2 features a whole array of interesting and innovative additions to its format.