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Imagine...if John Lennon were still alive

Paul LaRosa | Posted 10.13.2015 | Books
Paul LaRosa

A new young adult novel "Get Back; Imagine...Saving John Lennon" by Donovan Day explores the adventures of a young guitar-playing teen who is transported back in time to meet the Beatles. All goes well until "the boys" learn he's from the future and John pointedly asks, "What will happen to me?"

Were the Beatles Right About Love?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 10.12.2015 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Were the Beatles right? Is love really all you need for a good marriage? Actually that's a terribly destructive myth.

Celebrating John Lennon's Birthday With His Own Inspiring Words

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.11.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

On October 9, 1940 John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool, England. He would have turned 75 in 2015. The musician, singer, songwriter, activist a...

John Lennon's Style Through The Years

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.10.2015 | Style

John Lennon would have been 75 years old today, and while he's been gone for 35 years, his dream of peace is still alive. Thousands joined Yoko Ono in...

John Lennon at 75: Sadness, Celebration and Conjecture

Candy Leonard | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
Candy Leonard

We remember John Lennon as we would a departed family member who inspired us, entertained us, educated us, confused us and gave us endless hours of cool stuff to talk about with our friends.

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.

(That's The Story) Morning Glory: Celebrating 20 Years of Oasis' Sophomore Masterpiece

Salvatore Bono | Posted 10.02.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

That album didn't just define the 90's and introduce what some say is "The Second British Invasion," it created a whole new rock and roll ethos. Take that punk rock attitude and mix it with brilliant lyrics, catchy riffs, and you have yourself a masterpiece.

Ringo Starr Remembers First Time Coming to U.S. With the Beatles

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The world's most famous drummer, the man who gave The Beatles its "heartbeat," has also enjoyed an immensely successful career as a solo artist and band leader, releasing over two dozen original and live albums since 1970, the year the fab four officially called it quits.

It's Only Rock and Roll

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 09.25.2015 | Fifty
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Had an interesting discussion with my brother about the packaging and personality of music -- the lost art of album covers and lyric inserts.

From Playboy to Plowboy: Chats with Meat Loaf, Buzz Cason, Patty Farmer and Brooke Annibale, Plus a Chris DuPont Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I think the first thing I have to ask you is what to call you... Mister Loaf? Marvin?

See Unpublished Photos Of John Lennon Taken Two Days Before His Death

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment

Beatles fans will have the chance to bid on a set of unpublished photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, taken just two days before Lennon was assassinate...

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.

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

Roxane Assaf | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts
Roxane Assaf

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.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Causing Quite a "Brouhaha" Over The Kickback and Newcomer Soren Bryce

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The classically-trained violinist and self-taught guitar, piano, banjo and ukulele player just dropped her self-titled EP, and it's an accomplished, often infectious, and sometimes lyrically biting experience. It's no wonder Ani DiFranco is a recent influence.

Midnight McCartney & The Unity Sessions: Chats with Pat Metheny and John Pizzarelli, Plus Kim Edwards and Art Schop

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"This one was totally by surprise. The first one was an idea we dreamed up back at RCA. We didn't have any letter from Paul McCartney saying, 'Make a Beatle record,' but this one was out of the clear blue."

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?  Th...

Sumdumhonky: Chatting With Lloyd Price, Plus Andrea Bocelli's Cinema and Indra Rios-Moore, The Turnback, When In Rome II and Nesta! Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"What is being called rock 'n' roll today, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, it's all the same as the stuff we did way back in the day. The only thing that's changed is the beat. You can get a whole drum set on your iPad. That's the whole difference in the music. That's why everything today sounds alike."

Ronnie Spector's Voice Can Still Change the World

Steve Matoren | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Matoren

A day after her 72nd birthday, Ronnie Spector celebrated in the only way she knows how- serenading a sold out crowd with her golden voice. Before an enthusiastic audience, Spector exceptionally performed all The Ronettes hits from "Be My Baby" to "Walking in the Rain."

Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Robbie Gennet

What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.

What Do Computers 'Think' of Pop Music?

Lior Shamir | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science
Lior Shamir

When Stevie Wonder wrote "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand," the word "all" meant "all people." But that was in 1976. With the rapid advancement of technology, music is gradually becoming a language that can also be understood by computers.

Lust for Celebrity Gossip: It Isn't "Worship"

Peggy Payne | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment
Peggy Payne

Dare to show even the tiniest spark of interest in royal babies or movie star divorces or Olympic decathlete gender identity and you're likely to be scorned for engaging in "celebrity worship." This is wrong. It isn't worship. Got that, you high-minded righteous pious scoffers?

A Tale of Four Cities: Liverpool

Maddy Lederman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Maddy Lederman

The first person I spoke to in Liverpool was the clerk checking my passport at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. He said "thank you very mooch," and he sounded so much like Ringo Starr I thought he was putting me on. There was something else in his voice, sincerity.

Classical Mystery Tour: "The Beatles" Perform With the San Francisco Symphony

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 07.20.2015 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

It takes a special kind of cover band to call for the services of a symphony orchestra. But that's what you need if you're going to perform Beatles songs reflecting the range of their career, not just the "She Loves You" era.

Snorkelers 'Jam Out' At Underwater Concert, Learn About Coral Reefs In The Best Way

The Associated Press | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.13.2015 | Good News

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of music-loving snorkelers and divers, joined by distance swimmer Diana Nyad, ducked beneath the waves Satur...