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Trump 2016: The Music Of Politics And The Politics Of Music

Skyler Gray | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Skyler Gray

For several election cycles, Republican candidates have been faced with famous rock musicians objecting to the use of their songs in connection with campaigning, and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is certainly no exception.

George Harrison's Estate Burns GOP Over 'Here Comes The Sun'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

When the house band at the Republican National Convention played “Here Comes The Sun” as Ivanka Trump walked on stage, the estate of late Beatle G...

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Bring "A Taste of Honey" to the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Herb Alpert kept checking in about his pin stripes, asking a rapt audience, some of whom traveled from Florida just to hear him perform at the Café C...

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Nothing Compared 2 U

Shelly Peiken | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Prince could do it all. Play everything. And he could dance to boot. In heels. The night he died there was nothing on my Facebook or Twitter feed but posts about him. We all expressed our sorrow in our own way.

Hello, Goodbye: The Passing of King George

David S. Simon | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

This is the first time I have woken up in over fifty years and George Martin is not here. And yet like George Harrison and John Lennon before him, it is impossible for him to ever leave the upstairs booth at Abbey Road.

By George -- We'll Miss Him! A Personal Appreciation Of Sir George Martin

Martin Lewis | Posted 03.09.2016 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

The Beatles were blessed to have had Three Wise Men in their lives who guided them and helped them on their astonishing trajectory to joyous world domination and enduring cultural significance. And by some remarkable gift of the gods those men were not only wise but kind and gentle.

Beyond Bono: Music and Philanthropy

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I wish I could sing, and belt out every feeling like Nina Simone or sing a love letter to my daughter like Paul Simon. I love music and have long been impressed with the artists that enrich our world in so many ways.

Come Together

Battersby Duo | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts
Battersby Duo

I was lying in a hospital bed. I'd had a massive stroke 3 days earlier. I was unable to speak and the left side of my body was pretty well paralyzed. ...

Within You Without You: George Harrison and a Popular Dialogue among Civilizations

Hirad Abtahi | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Hirad Abtahi

Mid-late 1960s: West goes East. While it was John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Canada that initiated Rock n' Roll Diplomacy, George Harrison was the first to apply that concept to music.

Why the Beatles?

Andre Averbug | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
Andre Averbug

Most discussions about art eventually hit the wall of the argument that "taste is subjective". Nevertheless, in terms of pop music, there is near consensus that the Beatles were the greatest, most important band of all time. This post is dedicated to the minority that is still not convinced.

The Wild World of WONDERWALL's Music

Fandor | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Fandor

George Harrison's blend of tablas and electric guitars furnished an appropriate musical accompaniment to the dizzying film it supported.

Eleven Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Tom Semioli | Posted 10.08.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

Controversy, dispute, and rock 'n' roll are siblings, and I accept that. However I must stand up for my woefully neglected bass brethren, some of whom no longer lay down the groove on this mortal coil.

Famed Rock 'N' Roll Photographers Tell Their Stories

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.23.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

What does it really mean to party like a rock star? On The Dinner Party podcast, I turned the WGN Radio A1 studio into a British pub to welcome Pat...

5 Underrated Beatles Songs That You Should Get to Know Part IV

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Heilbron

In this latest edition of the Underrated Beatles Songs series, the tunes featured appear in both, some of their earliest works as well as their latest.

After Finding Beauty and the Beatles, Pattie Boyd Seeks Picture Perfection

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.22.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

She was a vision of loveliness who attracted the eye of some of the best photographers in the world -- not to mention the fancy of two of rock 'n' roll's most iconic guitar heroes. Today, though, Pattie Boyd feels most comfortable on the other side of camera.

Wash and Swear

Charlie Carillo | Posted 09.22.2015 | Comedy
Charlie Carillo

LONDON - This is a photo of my soaking wet laundry on the clothesline, where it's been hanging for three days and three nights. Every time it's almos...

L.A. Transcendental: 7 Blissful Places to Replenish Your Spirit

Paul Haddad | Posted 09.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

One of the biggest challenges of living in a city with 4 million souls is how to carve out a little piece of paradise where you can take a step back, take a deep breath and recalibrate your inner Chi.

Former Obama White House Chief Releases Record (the Musical Kind)

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts
Roxane Assaf Lynn

The fact that composer/vocalist Mike Kelleher just released "Mélange," an aptly named album of mixed genres, would be more newsworthy than saying he comes off as a genuinely decent person. But in these cynical times, it's actually relevant - especially given his line of work.

Do The Beatles Need Spotify To Remain Timeless?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

It's safe to say we all agree that The Beatles are among the most influential musical acts of all time, but could that ever change? The website Polyg...

Cold War Kids Video Premiere: Learning to Take It 'One Song at a Time'

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.17.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

With the determination of a quarterback driving his team down the field in the final two minutes, the charming and versatile front man of Cold War Kids Nathan Willett plays to win, either through his voice or various instruments (piano, guitar, keyboards, percussion).

Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles -- and Allen Klein

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.24.2016 | Books
Michael Sigman

To my regret, I never got to know Allen Klein. Nevertheless, I enjoyed an up-and-down relationship with -- as Fred Goodman describes him in his fascinating new book -- Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles, Made The Rolling Stones, and Transformed Rock and Roll.

5 Underrated Beatles Songs That You Should Get to Know, Part III

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 06.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jaime Heilbron

Every single song that I have listed in these articles is one that I have listened to many times and I obviously know its value and importance. I also understand that most people reading this post are in the same position. Last but not least, I would like to wish Paul McCartney a Happy 73rd birthday.

Cirque du Soleil's LOVE, Nine Years Later: Peace, Love and Harmony in a Torn World

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

The message of the Beatles' legacy as captured in this Cirque du Soleil show is clear: it is love. What a world it could be if only we would listen and put the message into practice.

Oh, Boy

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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Total Rubbish: A Chat with Monty Python's Eric Idle, Plus ASCAP, Scott James and Scott Mickelson Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

EI: "It started out just being a BBC record of the highlights of the first series or maybe the first two series. We did it in front of a live audience and it was material that was pretty much familiar to us anyway."