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The Beatles

Paul and Ringo Are Good Role Models for Aging Boomers

Candy Leonard | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

The Beatles were always changing and evolving, which is why growing up with them was such a rich experience. They were always doing something new. As George Martin said recently, "They would always want to look beyond the horizon, not just at it."

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: To All the Guitar Players I've Loved Before

Shelly Peiken | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

There was fantasy -- which brings on songs of longing, desire, passion. Although I am happily married and I am not looking for a tryst of any kind (any more), there's nothing wrong with fantasy. In fact, where creativity is concerned, there's everything right about it. 

The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.

Conversations with Peter Asher, Denny Laine, Big Star's Jody Stephens and Red's Michael Barnes, Plus Rachael Sage & Judy Collins and Goodnight, Texas Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Rachael Sage, "I don't do many cover songs--because I've been writing my own compositions since I was a little kid, it's just not really my thing generally, and I can count the ones I've recorded on less than one hand."

Breaking Badder: Interviews with RJ Mitte, Robert Weide, Chris Bliss and Anne McCue, Plus Alexz Johnson and Michael Stec Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo credit: Daniel Martinez Matallana A Conversation with Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte Mike Ragogna: Hey, first of all I wanted to congratulate you o...

New Book Offers Deep Dive Into '65

Candy Leonard | Posted 02.11.2015 | Books
Candy Leonard

When the Beatles came on the scene in 1964, they scattered seeds of change -- musical and otherwise -- onto very fertile ground. By the following year, those seeds were blossoming and became part of the renaissance called "the sixties."

The Universal Tone: Conversations With Carlos Santana, Bobby Rush and Dylan Gardner, Plus Three Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Newcomer Dylan Gardner's latest video is for "Too Afraid To Love You," one of the key tracks from his album Adventures in Real Time.

The Soundtrack Of My Life: Chatting with Donny Osmond, Melissa Manchester, Louise Goffin, Meitel and Rumer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chatting with Donny Osmond, Melissa Manchester, Louise Goffin, Meitel and Rumer.

7 Ways The Beatles Changed Boomer Childhoods Overnight

Candy Leonard | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Screaming teenage girls got a lot of attention in 1964 and they're the ones immortalized in the black and white footage, but the largest number of first-generation Beatle fans were actually boys and girls between five and 10 years old -- boomers born in the mid-to-late 1950s.

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

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Heilbron

Out of all the songs on this list, this is quite likely the one most likely to be recognized, as Paul McCartney, its main songwriter, has taken to performing it live throughout his career, bringing more recognition to the tune.

When the Economy Is Explained By the Beatles

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

If you can picture the Beatles explaining today's economy through their songs' lyrics, I suggest you take a look at Federico Rampini's work.

Here, There, and Everywhere: My Panamanian Beatles Story

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Heilbron

The Beatles are timeless. That right there is the understatement of the century. Almost 45 years have passed since the legendary quartet from Liverpool separated, yet their music and influence remains more than relevant in the 21st century.

What Would Louie Do: Author David Rensin on Career and Collaboration With Louis Zamperini

Steve Karras | Posted 01.13.2015 | Books
Steve Karras

We seek advice in a variety of places (parents, friends, mentors), but when author David Rensin does -- at least for the past sixteen years -- he asks himself, "What would Louie do?"

Get Back: A TV Comedy Writer Remembers

David S. Simon | Posted 01.12.2015 | Fifty
David S. Simon

I lived through the sixties. By the hour. By the minute. By the second. I was not distracted by devices -- only of my own making. The music of the moment informed us. Educated us. Moved us. Bonded us. It was our universal language.

5 Similarities Between Paul McCartney and Kanye West That Might Surprise Boomers

Candy Leonard | Posted 01.09.2015 | Entertainment
Candy Leonard

Not since John met Yoko has an artistic collaboration been greeted with as much disapproval as the collaboration between Paul McCartney and Kanye West.

5 Underrated Beatles Songs That You Should Get To Know

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Heilbron

As it happens with the great groups who produce music of the highest quality, some true gems slip through the cracks. Here are five of those.

On Memory, Medication, and Meditation

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

I was always the guy who remembered everything, from baseball stats to the B-sides of obscure singles to phone numbers I hadn't dialed in decades. But recently, finding my eyeglasses and keys had required more and more sleuthing.

Boomers' First 'Must Have' Christmas Gift: Beatles '65

Candy Leonard | Posted 02.22.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Beatles '65 was the grand finale of our first Beatle year. Next year's grand finale would be the paradigm-shifting Rubber Soul. EMI and Capitol continued the practice of putting out new music in time for holiday gift giving to this very day.

6 Reasons a Beatles-Like Phenomenon Can't Happen Again

Candy Leonard | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Candy Leonard

Looking back on this 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America, music fans and cultural observers of all ages often ask, "Can anything like the Beatles happen again?" The question itself is somewhat rhetorical and acknowledges the singularity of the Beatles phenomenon.

Ringo Starr: 'Finally,' All Four Beatles Are In The Hall Of Fame

rollingstonelogo | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By ANDY GREENE Ringo Starr first learned he was receiving the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's A...

Adrift, Bothered and Bewildered

George Heymont | Posted 02.11.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

The Late Wedding is frequently funny, disturbing, and poignant, but can also be confusing and lack focus. I would, however, urge people to see Chen's play for the opportunity to experience the stunning unit set designed by Melpomene Katakalos.

The Best 2014 Mix by a Chick Who Doesn't Dig 'Chick Music'

Chiara Cortese | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Chiara Cortese

It's 2014. If you're like me, you've probably heard about all you can of the songs Fancy, Chandelier and anything Pitbull. Don't give up though, there is some exceptionally great stuff out there.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Francis Levy | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

here's an inner circle that hangs over all our lives, an inner sanctum to which we will never gain admittance. Of course the oedipal chamber, where the primal scene is enacted is the inner circle which all children are excluded from.

A Father, a Daughter, John Lennon and a Vow

Jere Hester | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jere Hester

Life, as John Lennon told us, is what happens while you're busy making other plans. The same can be said for lessons, which sometimes arrive as unexpected gifts from our beautiful boys -- and girls.

11 Grown-Up Songs To Play When You Can't Listen To 'Frozen' One More Time

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

If the Frozen soundtrack has you thinking about an ice pick to the brain, here's a playlist both you and the kids can love.