Help! New York Times Desperately Seeking Beatles Expert...

05/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Martin Lewis British-born, Hollywood-based humorist, commentator, producer and radio host

"Moreover, the group's first seven albums (through 'Revolver') include only about 25 minutes of music." - Allan Kozinn - New York Times - April 8, 2009


The Beatles signal their reaction to Kozinn's latest gaffe. Photo: Robert Freeman. © Apple Corps

Actual Running Times Of The Beatles' First Seven Albums

• #1 "Please Please Me" - 32:46

• #2 "With The Beatles" - 33.24

• #3 "A Hard Day's Night" - 30:30

• #4 "Beatles For Sale" - 34:13

• #5 "Help!" - 34:21

• #6 "Rubber Soul" - 35:48

• #7 "Revolver" - 34:59

Total running time of the Beatles' first seven albums: 236 minutes

Total running time of the Beatles' first seven albums according to Allan Kozinn (self-styled Beatles expert of the New York Times): approx: 175 minutes

Number of minutes of Beatles recordings that have apparently eluded Allan Kozinn: 61 minutes

After 32 long years of Allan Kozinn being the New York Times' self-appointed resident Beatles expert (including 18 years on staff), the New York Times is finally seeking a Beatles expert who is actually knowledgeable about the Beatles. And/or someone who can do basic math.

The Editor
The New York Times
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Please cite your favorite examples of Kozinn bloviating about the Beatles. (Limit: 27 items)