Monday Apr 17, 2023

The Beatles’ Best 1962 - 1965 (EP45)

If you're a long-time Derringer Discoveries listener, you'll recall that In Episode 19, we weighed in on The Beatles' 10 Worst Songs. In response to that episode, Sammy Vulcano, a solo recording artist from the Syracuse, New York (US) area, reached out to Team Derringer.

Sammy shared that he is a superfan of The Beatles. He told Team Derringer that he had recently combined his songwriting talents with those of his lifelong friend and fellow musician, Anthony Micaroni, to write, record, and release a trilogy of songs about The Beatles from 1962 to 1965.

Intrigued by this concept, Team Derringer decided to explore the collaboration between Sammy and Anthony and invited them to join Team Derringer (Laura, Paul, Alton, and Dave) as they delve into this period of The Beatles' legacy -- a time that is often overshadowed by the brilliance of The Beatles' catalog released after 1965. Assisted by special guests Sammy and Anthony, Team Derringer shares the tale of The Beatles in Hamburg 1962, along with snippets of their biggest hits from 1962 to 1965. 

The Beatles had just one hit in 1962 and it was only in the UK. They didn't conquer the US until January 1964, but by 1965, they were dominating the music charts worldwide. Join Team Derringer and their guests as they discover obscure, interesting trivia about The Beatles. Along the way, you'll hear snippets of The Beatles' two hit singles sung with German lyrics. Additionally, Team Derringer, Sammy, and Anthony will discuss Kurt Cobain's posthumous hit single, a cover of Sammy's favorite 1963 song by The Beatles.  Kurt's cover has streamed almost 59 million times!

And of course, Team Derringer will play snippets of the trilogy of songs by Sammy and Anthony that sparked the idea for this episode. These three songs by Sammy Vulcano and Anthony Micaroni are available on all the major digital streaming platforms, such as Spotify.

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