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.
So here's the official scoop on Californication's music followed by a 45 second snippet of a remix of Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open The Door."
"Nobody's coming up with something that's never happened before, not even somebody like Jimi Hendrix. It's all music, it's all influenced by whatever is around you at the time, there's a feeling in the air, these kind of things happen by osmosis, it's a generational thing; that's also very important."
"Concerts for All Ages," will bring music lovers great new music in an online series.
From the Baby Boomers who experienced the British Invasion firsthand to the scores of alienated youth who found salvation in the sounds of Robert Smith's Fender Jazzmaster -- some of us owe our lives, for better or worse, to British rock guitar.
Some nights he takes medication to sleep. Because he lies awake, trying to figure out who took his drums, his mics. Who took a part of him?
That's right: The agency charged with enforcing the Humane Slaughter Act refuses to enforce it for more than 98 percent of slaughtered animals.
During dinner, one night in June of 1964, out of the blue, my father announced that he'd bought tickets for The Beatles show in New York at the end of the summer.
Barry Miles, the biographer of Allen Ginsberg, Paul McCartney, Frank Zappa, Charles Bukowski and now William S. Burroughs, discusses all in this interview.
Unfortunately, we -- and by we, I speak now of my cohort, the Baby Boom generation -- seem to be the ones who have turned nostalgia into an industry. Which takes most of the fun out of it.
I met a Beatle once. It was an after-soundcheck meet 'n' greet for one of his All Stars shows at Radio City Music Hall, 1992. There were about 35 of us, waiting in the dead-center of the orchestra seats at Radio City, about 5:30 in the afternoon.
There is so much well-deserved attention focused on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles US arrival and appearance of on The Ed Sullivan Show. But here...
For people of a certain age -- I am one -- the Beatles seven years atop the pop charts precisely tracked the passage from early adolescence to what society said was adulthood: from "Please Please Me" to "Let it Be."
The Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was less than three months after the Kennedy assassination, bringing across the Atlantic a whiff of much needed fresh air, a reacquaintance with joy we all had been craving since November 22, 1963.
It's easy to do today with computer software, but back then it was impossible. There were four guys walking around that seemed like colored images surrounded by black-and-white.
Here's a look at how we were eating in 1964, and how it's changed -- or hasn't -- today.