My first inductee(s) for my Songwriters Award is Lennon and McCartney, John Lennon’s 2nd time and Paul McCartney’s 3rd time into Doyle’s Space Music Hall of Fame.
Lennon and McCartney complemented one another as personalities and as musicians. McCartney’s melodic facility smoothed over some of Lennon’s rougher edges. Lennon’s grit added texture and leavened some of McCartney’s more saccharine tendencies.
My second 2023 inductee, 14th overall, is Sir Paul McCartney. He is the first to be in my hall twice, once for The Beatles and now for his post-Beatle career.
The Beatles’ bassist, vocalist, and songwriter would continue solo beginning in 1970 at the sign of the break-up of the band. He would release his first LP, McCartney, a month before the release of The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be. The album, rich with experimentation, has McCartney performing all instruments and vocals himself, aside from some backing vocals performed by Linda McCartney. It also contained the song, “Maybe I’m Amazed”.
I’m on cloud 9 reading these daily blog posts on Doyle’s Space
The term Cloud 9 refers to a state of perfect happiness or ecstasy. It is often used in the phrase “on cloud nine”. The Oxford English Dictionary compares it with the Seventh Heaven, the highest level of heaven.
It was [over 54] years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play
They’ve been going in and out of style, But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile
This is where I’ll be talking about the Album Art that I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging that surrounded the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as I can.
A 38th anniversary look at The Beatles concert at Atlanta Stadium
by Donnie Thompson
Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010.
This was the lead article for this issue so we created this Beatles in Atlanta stadium cover. Donnie found a great image of the cartoon Beatles performing and we placed them in an actual photo of Atlanta Stadium. We relaced that banner contents with “Circle Sky” and that was about all there was to it.
William Everett Preston was born September 2, 1946 in Houston, Texas. He moved to Los Angeles with his mother, never had a music lesson and was considered a child prodigy. In 1962 he became Little Richard’s organist. met the Beatles and in 1967 joined Ray Charles Band.
My first album, in this series of posts, is The Beatles (aka the white album). I love all the Beatles records but I’ve always had a special place in my heart for this diverse work of art. I originally had it on cassettes! It also has such an exciting cover! It was released on November 22, 1968, was the groups 9th studio album and their only double. The album has been certified 24× platinum by the RIAA.