Friday, May 26, 2017

The Beatles on XM

Subscribers to Sirius XM Radio have been bombarded in recent weeks with the news that they would be launching a Beatles Channel this month.  I, for one, was quite excited and welcomed it to my XM stable when it debuted last week.

The channel features not only the music of The Beatles, but also the music of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr as solo artists, as well as music of the Beatles as covered by other artists, so be prepared for Joe Cocker getting by with a little help from his friends.

All of this is fine, but it reinforces one self-evident axiom where The Beatles are concerned.  Each of the four band members were and are talented singers, songwriters, and musicians, and each has produced excellent work on their own as solo artists.  However, nothing - and I do mean NOTHING - that they ever did as individuals was better than the work that that did as one band, as The Beatles.

Listen to that new XM Channel and you'll agree with me.

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