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The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ at 50: A Monument to Paul McCartney’s Genius

The Daily Beast•November 25, 2017   Released fifty years ago—on November 27, 1967—the Beatles’ last slice of psychedelia is an underrated masterpiece, and more fun than ‘Sgt. Pepper.’ STEREO WILLIAMS 11.25.17 11:00 PM ET In 1967, the Beatles were experiencing...

/ November 27, 2017

The Delights of Parsing the Beatles’ Most Nonsensical Song

from The Atlantic   Released 50 years ago, “I Am the Walrus” is endlessly analyzable, and yet somehow analysis-proof.   “It seems very pretty,” she said when she had finished it, “but it’s rather hard to understand!” (You see she didn’t...

/ November 25, 2017

Sexually Inappropriate Songs Thru The Years

by Pat Matthews I was trying to come up with a more interesting title to this piece….to no avail. So, I think I’m going to run with the one I have. Hopefully, I have your attention by now. I received...

/ November 20, 2017

Beatles, Bowie, Pink Floyd Sales Surge As Music Buyers Get Physical, EBay Says

from Forbes Magazine by Mark Beech The Beatles, David Bowie and Pink Floyd are leading artists getting a boost as music buyers get physical in preference to digital streaming and downloads. A survey done for EBayEBAY -0.14% may make the...

/ November 14, 2017

Paul McCartney: ‘Wings were terrible’

from The Telegraph….by Alice Vincent Paul McCartney has admitted that Wings was not “a good group”. The band, which the former Beatle set up with his late wife Linda, had a string of hits including Mull of Kintyre and Live...

/ November 2, 2017

Ringo Starr Remembers His ‘Good Friend’ Tom Petty, Talks New Album

from Billboard Magazine 10/14/2017 by Gary Graff Last week’s music world tragedies were a double whammy for Ringo Starr. Rock’s leading proponent of “peace and love” had advanced book to Las Vegas for Oct. 2, the day after the Route 91...

/ October 18, 2017