The Beatles’ epic influence on stalwart Collective Soul bassist Will Turpin

Jeremy Roberts
7 min readNov 29, 2017
“Everything sort of starts and stops with the Beatles.” Melodic ‘90s rock quartet Collective Soul‘s appreciation for the Fab Four is addressed full throttle by bassist Will Turpin in an exclusive chat. Seen here unleashed in glorious Technicolor, drummer Ringo Starr, bassist Paul McCartney, lead guitarist George Harrison, and rhythm guitarist John Lennon circa April 1966 when the double whammy rock collision of “Paperback Writer” b/w “Rain” was being tracked inside Abbey Road Studios. Image Credit: The Roger Viollet Collection

Arguably the most underrated American band of the 1990s, Collective Soul has sold 12.5 million albums starting with Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid and encompassing such mainstream rock nuggets as “Shine,” “December,” “The World I Know,” and “Precious Declaration.” Backwoods Barbie doll impresario Dolly Parton even covered “Shine” in a left field…

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Jeremy Roberts

Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ something fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net