Saturday, 12 May 2012

Mary Had a Little Lamb/Little Woman Love

40 years ago, on 12 May 1972, Wings (Paul McCartney's group) released "Mary Had a Little Lamb" with on the other side "Little Woman Love".

At the time Paul McCartney gave the impression that he had released this nursery rhyme as a reaction on the BBC banning his song "Give Ireland back to the Irish". Later he said that he wanted to write a good rock number for children.

It did well in the charts in the UK (#9) but the B-side was more successful in the States.

A very nice anecdote: the catalogue number is R 5949...which is exaclty 1,000 numbers higher than Love Me Do (R 4949)

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The Beatles in the 2012 Classics List

In 2012 The Beatles ruled the Classics Top 100 list of Radio 1 (the most famous radio station in Flanders, Belgium). Here is that top 100 of 2012 1. Led Zeppelin Stairway to heaven
2. John Lennon Imagine
3. Bruce Springsteen Born To Run
4. Deep Purple Child In Time
5. Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone
6. Tom Waits Martha
7. The Beatles A Day In the Life
8. Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
9. The Beach Boys God Only Knows
10. Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
12. The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever
23. The Beatles Yesterday
30. The Beatles Let It Be
44. The Beatles Here Comes the Sun
55. The Beatles In My Life
75. The Beatles Penny Lane
83. George Harrison My Sweet Lord