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About Jeff Buckley's You And I, Suzanne Vega and More: Chatting with Steve Addabbo

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I remember him walking into my studio, we were outside the actual studio and room and we were just talking. He was kind of shy, a little quiet, but intense. It was the first time I met him, when he was walking into my studio.

An Art Lesson From the Beatles

Kate Harper | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts
Kate Harper

As an artist, I often seek out biographical stories to inspire me. When George Martin passed away recently, I was reminded of the book, Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America by Jonathan Gould. It is a master guide for learning about the creative journey.

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.

George Martin Helped the Beatles Open Boomers' Ears

Candy Leonard | Posted 03.10.2016 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Like many music fans, I was saddened to read of the passing of Beatles producer George Martin, a man many boomers first became aware of while scrutinizing the cover of Meet the Beatles in January 1964.

The Adventures of George Martin (RIP), Robin Hood and Elvis Costello

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.09.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In Elvis Costello's brand new memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, the brilliant songwriter recalls his childhood affection for the '50s TV hit The Adventures of Robin Hood, wherein a mythic archer redistributes income.

George Martin: And Y'Know, He Wasn't So Bad at Those Two-Minute Rock 'n' Roll Songs, Either

David Hinckley | Posted 03.09.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

As we say goodbye to George Martin, the producer who polished up all those Beatles songs and sent them out to dazzle the world, it's worth noting that...

Paul McCartney Pens Beautiful Tribute To George Martin

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.09.2016 | Entertainment

Countless celebrities have come forward to pay their respects to legendary music producer Sir George Martin, who died on Tuesday night. Sir Paul McCar...

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.

Beatles Producer George Martin Dies

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.09.2016 | Entertainment

George Martin, the music industry legend who worked on nearly every Beatles recording, died on Tuesday night. He was 90. Ringo Starr broke the news o...

The Adventures of Elvis Costello (and Robin Hood)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.17.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In Elvis Costello's brand new memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, the brilliant musician/songwriter recalls his childhood affection for the '50s TV hit The Adventures of Robin Hood, wherein a mythic green-clad archer in tights and his "merrie men" roam Sherwood Forest.

Cruisin' with Jesse J & Smokey Robinson, Plus Chatting with Kandace Springs, Steve Arrington and AJ Croce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Jessie J is such a powerhouse as a performer," says Smokey. "She gave an amazing take on 'Cruisin' for Smokey & Friends, and it was an absolute pleasure to have her join me on stage to perform it live in Edinburgh.

George R.R. Martin Responds To A Young Fan's Letter In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment

"Awwws" are coming. If you donated $20,000 to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary last month, you had a chance to be killed by "Game of Thrones" author ...

A Hard Day's Night: From Loophole to Surprise Hit

John Covach | Posted 09.01.2014 | Entertainment
John Covach

There are many surprising elements to the story of A Hard Day's Night, however, not the least of which is that the contracts for the movie were signed before The Beatles had any hint of success in America.

No Brian Epstein? No Beatles!

Martin Lewis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

Put simply -- The Beatles changed the world. But Brian Epstein's gift was that he changed them. And gave them the pathway to reach us.

George R.R. Martin Considering 'Game Of Thrones' Movies

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.24.2014 | TV

We're all still salivating over the intense new trailer for the fourth season of "Game of Thrones," but here's something new to obsess about: Series c...

Conversations With Portugal. The Man's John Gourley, Jon Anderson and Jon Batiste, Plus Exclusives by Gov't Mule and Wake Island

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"We shot this soon after signing with Blue Note earlier this year, with our friend the filmmaker William DeVizia. It's a good look at what drew us to the label and vice versa, and how that all went into the recording of Shout!"

Chats With Jimmy Webb, Nora Guthrie and Little River Band's Wayne Nelson, Plus Tracy Newman and The Slants Exclusives, and Colin Gilmore's Best

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Let's talk about Jimmy Webb's new album, Still Within The Sound Of My Voice.

Interview With Sid Bernstein

John DeBellis | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
John DeBellis

Sid Bernstein was the man responsible for bringing the Beatles to America, which could be enough for several past and present lives. Add to that the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Manfred Mann, and the Dave Clark Five -- pretty much the entire British Invasion.

First Nighter: Beatles Tribute "Let It Be" Disappoints, as Does "Nobody Loves You" Tuner

David Finkle | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

On behalf of Let It Be, described as "a celebration of the music of the Beatles," I don't have much to say. Why would I? I'm a longtime, dyed-in-the-vinyl Beatles fan.

Thank You, Mr. Dog Ears: My Interviews with Phil Ramone, Plus H.D. Harmsen's 'Teetotaler' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I personally was saddened by the iconic producer/engineer/mastermind's recent passing not only because I kind of bonded with him during our two interviews together, but also because his sonic fingerprints are all over so much of the music I grew up on.

The Fifth Beatle? Here's a Top 10!

Mark Juddery | Posted 02.04.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

Currently a movie is in pre-production called The Fifth Beatle. It's a familiar phrase, which is generally used to describe... well, just about anyone.

PHOTOS: Intimate Portraits From The Beatles' Early Years

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
Hank Bordowitz

Robert Whitaker had the good fortune to be the Beatle's "official photographer" throughout their recording career. His famous shots are part of a hefty new book of photos, "With The Beatles."

Ringo Starr: Fifty Years Later and the Birth of the Beatles

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

It may have been a simple twist of fate that gave us Ringo Starr, arguably the most influential rock drummer of all time. Or perhaps it was always meant to be. Either way, we almost didn't have Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) with us.

My Father's Song Is Still My Mantra

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Today my 63rd birthday looms and the cultural messages are mixed. It feels uncool -- bordering on shameful -- to acknowledge my age. Yet I'm told I should be thrilled because I look young, and that thanks to advances in medicine, "63 is the new 53!"

From The Beach Boys & Randy Newman to Fleet Foxes & Skrillex: A Conversation With Van Dyke Parks, Plus Calling JB Baretsky's Bluff

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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