Tag Archives: The Beatles

2021 In Review: Those 10,000 Hours

In the ninth spot as we review 2021 is the 2015 post that was in sixth place last year – and is the most viewed post of all time at Random Thoughts From Lorne. While I appreciate the point author Malcolm Gladwell was trying to make, his choice of The Beatles as an example of […]

2020 In Review – 10,000 Hours in Hamburg

As we continue our review of your favorite posts from 2020, I will admit this is one of my favorites, from 2015. It’s always nice to burst someone’s bubble, though the myth about the Beatles and how they honed their craft still persists. Apparently I am still the only one who has done the math. […]

A Sad Anniversary

Being in quarantine means I’m not paying attention to dates. Which is how I missed yesterday’s 40th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon. It would be tough to understate Lennon’s influence on culture. He was a musician and peace activist who first came to fame as a member of The Beatles. I didn’t see […]

Happy Birthday Pete!

Due to some computer issues Monday I find myself being a day behind this week, which is why you are getting Tuesday’s post on a Wednesday. Tuesday was Pete Best’s 79th birthday. You may never have heard of him, but you might have heard music from his band. They were called The Beatles. I wrote […]

Misleading Numbers

This post, from March 2015, was the most viewed post of 2019 here at Random Thoughts From Lorne. I think its popularity must have something to do with search engines, though I can’t figure out what the trigger is. It seems to be increasing in popularity – more people read it just last month than […]

Once There Was A Way

Do you ever wonder “What if?” Bryce Zabel obviously does. Once There Was A Way is the result. As a music fan I lean more towards The Rolling Stones than The Beatles. Admittedly The Stones lost their relevance sometime in the 1970s, but I would till go see them perform if they were in my […]

Beatles III – My Beatle Encounter

I met a Beatle once. It was the late 1990s and Pete Best, the band’s drummer from 1960-62, was touring Canada fronting the Pete Best Band. He had retired after a career as a British civil servant and was just playing for fun, and really what amounted to spare change. I think the tickets were […]

Beatles II – Concert Memories

I never saw The Beatles in concert. I blame my parents for that. It was 1964 and they were playing at the Forum in Montreal. All my friends wanted to go. My parents, like most other parents of the day, said no. I think the only person I knew who actually made it to the […]

Beatles I – 10,000 Hours in Hamburg

Sometimes stories take on a life of their own. Author Malcom Gladwell, in his book Outliers, makes a point about the importance of repetition, the idea that practice makes perfect, which is something I agree with him about for the most part. He says if you practice something for 10,000 hours you will become really […]