Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)

Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)

Boasting signature classics like “Back In The USSR,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Happiness Is A Warm Gun,” “Blackbird,” “Yer Blues,” “Birthday,” “Glass Onion,” “Helter Skelter” and “Julia,” The Beatles, more commonly known as The White Album, is a sprawling and ambitious double-album that chronicles the acceleration of the the Beatles‘ creative powers. Hot on the heels […]

The Eagles, Glenn Frey & the Days of Youth: A Reflection

The Eagles, Glenn Frey & the Days of Youth: A Reflection

This piece originally appeared in 2016, shortly after the passing of Eagles legend Glenn Frey. Today, Frey would have turned 70 years old, so as a tribute we’ve re-run the piece.  My favorite band in the early 1970’s was the Raspberries. After their last album in 1974 and eventual breakup, I felt a musical void. […]

Stream Yoko Ono’s Customarily Intriguing New Album ‘Warzone,’ Featuring a Fresh Take on John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

Stream Yoko Ono’s Customarily Intriguing New Album ‘Warzone,’ Featuring a Fresh Take on John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

Over the past few weeks, Yoko Ono has been premiering song after song from her new album, Warzone, which features reinterpretations of songs from throughout her vast catalog of music — and even a take on her late husband John Lennon‘s classic song, “Imagine,” which had its release on Oct. 9 to coincide with Lennon’s […]

Hear an Early Acoustic Demo of the Beatles ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ from the New White Album 50th Anniversary Edition

Hear an Early Acoustic Demo of the Beatles ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ from the New White Album 50th Anniversary Edition

On Nov. 9, the Beatles‘ vault will open once again for a deluxe 50th anniversary reissue of the classic untitled White Album — arguably one of the finest artistic achievements the legendary group put together during its time together. The set, curated by Giles Martin, son of the late Sir George Martin, is truly a […]

Yoko Ono Premiered a Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ to Mark His 78th Birthday (Listen)

Yoko Ono Premiered a Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ to Mark His 78th Birthday (Listen)

When Yoko Ono announced her new studio album, Warzone, back in July, attention focused on the fact that she would be including a cover of “Imagine,” the song made famous by her late husband, John Lennon. Today, Oct. 9, is Lennon’s birthday. He’d have turned 78, were he still around. Happy Birthday, John. pic.twitter.com/EjGjOVSY57 — […]

Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Until 1964, Americans imagined Brits as businessmen in bowler hats and stuffy butlers who served tea. The Beatles‘ arrival on our shores changed all that. We grew our hair, dressed in Carnaby Street fashions and overnight, British words like “fab” and “gear” entered our language. But Beatles lyrics contain many expressions that many American fans […]

Six-Disc John Lennon ‘Imagine – The Ultimate Collection’ Coming 10/5, Spanning 140 Tracks

Six-Disc John Lennon ‘Imagine – The Ultimate Collection’ Coming 10/5, Spanning 140 Tracks

John Lennon‘s solo career reached its peak with the Imagine album, released in 1971 after the dissolution by the Beatles and recorded by John and Yoko Ono. The record’s title track, of course, became the late icon’s career highlight outside of the Beatles (and perhaps overall, depending on who you ask). On October 5, the […]

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