Paul McCartney will forever be known as the man who broke up the Beatles. McCartney will say differently, but he was the one who instituted legal paperwork to bring the world’s greatest band to an end. After manager Brian Epstein died in 1967, The Beatles cohesiveness began to dissolve. Although they set their own record … More Paul McCartney: Keeper of the Flame
Music has always been a canvass for storytelling. Around the campfire, in the family room, the coffee shop, or anywhere people gather for entertainment. Stories in song served to pass along events, unite people with common struggles, share cultural experiences, and touch our souls. Folk songs throughout our history told stories common to the American … More Storytellers in Song
George Harrison’s 75th birthday was this week. He was the youngest of the Beatles. For me, the Beatles will forever be young; and me too, since they were all born years before me. George died almost 17 years ago. Can that be so? George was the first Beatle to achieve success on his own. He … More George Harrison at 75
Suppose the Beatles had not broken up when they did and stayed together at least until 1975. Since we are engaging in fantasy, let’s also say that John Lennon was not murdered in 1980 and lived a long and happy life. If the Beatles had continued to record together, at least occasionally, while each … More The Beatles Next Album
In a decade where the Beatles, Twiggy and Steve McQueen were regarded as hip and cool, Dean Martin was the rare middle aged personality that achieved success in a culture rapidly becoming taken over by a younger generation. His popularity was huge. At a time when rockers were dominating the charts, his recording of “Everybody … More Dean Martin: 1960’s Cool
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