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Geoff Emerick

Geoff Geoff Emerick was in the right place at the right time- starting a job at Abbey Road Studios just days before The Beatles recorded "Love Me Do." By the time they began recording Revolver, Emerick had been promoted to engineer. It was up to him to make John, Paul, George and Ringo's creative dreams a reality in the studio, a challenge Emerick recounted in his 2006 book, Here, There and Everywhere. He went on to work on Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, part of The White Album and Abbey Road.

Beyond The Beatles, Emerick worked with Art Garfunkel, Elvis Costello, Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson, The Zombies, Cheap Trick, Stevie Wonder and Wings. Emerick died October 2, 2018 at 72 years old.

We revisit Jim and Greg's conversation with Emerick from 2006.

For more from Emerick and his work with the Beatles, listen to our classic album dissection of Revolver.

Go to episode 672
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The original manuscript to Don McLean's 1971 hit "American Pie" sold to an anonymous bidder at Christie's for $1.2 million – enough cash to buy a new Chevy and maybe even finally saturate that levee. McLean has always been cryptic about what his lyrics mean, but the 16-page document may offer some clues. Greg reads the song as a crash course in rock ‘n’ roll history of the years between Buddy Holly's death and the writing of the song.

There's still another chance to bid on some pop memorabilia, however: the estate of Davy Jones is putting several items belonging to the late Monkees singer on the auction block in May. If you're lucky, you might be able to snag some of his gold records, guitars, or costumes. But Jim is most excited about the tambourine for sale – after Linda McCartney of Wings, Jones may be the most famous tambourine player in rock.

Go to episode 489

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Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" has generated $562 million over the years and unsurprisingly, somebody wants a piece of it. Heirs to Randy California, the bandleader of the group Spirit, filed a lawsuit against Zeppelin claiming that Zep stole chords from Spirit's 1968 track "Taurus." While the judge is allowing the suit to go forward, the matter of Zeppelin's legendary“paraphrasing”is likely to be settled out of court.

Speaking of Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney announced on Twitter that he once collaborated with drummer John Bonham. They worked on the Wings' song "Beware My Love," which is available for purchase on McCartney's reissue of 1976's Wings at the Speed of Sound. Though Jim humorously laments that not even John Bonham can save this Wings song.

Go to episode 465