Posts Tagged ‘Chartling the Beatles’
These visualizations are part of an extensive study of the music of the Beatles. Many of the diagrams and charts are based on secondary sources, including but not limited to sales statistics, biographies, recording session notes, sheet music, and raw audio readings.
Consider, for example, “Authorship and Collaboration” (based on authorial attributions quantified by William J. Dowlding in the book Beatlesongs):
See Mike’s other nifty infographics e.g., (Self-Reference, Song Keys) here. And check out the “open source” collection of Beatles charts and graphs that Mike has solicited here… where one will find your correspondent’s favorite:
Many thanks to reader MH-H for the lead.
As we tap our toes, we might recall that on this date in 1964 Tollie Records (the fourth label to release a Beatle’s disc in the U.S.) released “Twist and Shout” (B-side: “There’s a Place”); it went on to spend 11 weeks on the Billboard chart, rising as high as #2.
Across the Pond on this very same day, George Harrison met Patty Boyd, his future wife (and the inspiration for Eric Clapton’s “Layla”), while filming the train sequence for A Hard Day’s Night.
Written by LW
March 2, 2010 at 2:02 am
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged with A Hard Day's Night, All You Need is Love, Beatle infographics, Beatles, Beatles authorship, Beatles collaboration, Beatles songs, Beatlesongs, Billboard, Chartling the Beatles, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, infographics, John Lennon, Layla, Michael Deal, Patty Boyd, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Beatles, There's a Place, Tollie Records, Twist and Shout, William J. Dowlding