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Who Wrote the Beatles Hit "Twist and Shout"? The Amazing Story of Bert Berns

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.29.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Chances are that you've never heard of Bert Berns. But most likely you know the songs "Twist and Shout," "Piece of My Heart," and "I Want Candy." Those timeless tunes were written or co-written by Berns, the many-hit wonder who thrived as a songwriter, producer, and label chief with his own label, Bang Records.

Who Wrote the Beatles Hit 'Twist and Shout'? The Amazing Story of Bert Berns

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Chances are that you've never heard of a man named Bert Berns. But most likely you know the songs "Twist and Shout," "Piece of My Heart," "I Want Candy," "Here Comes the Night," and "Hang On Sloopy."

17 Movie Music Scenes That'll Make You Dance, Sing And Upload It To YouTube Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 03.28.2014 | Good News

We'd like to think the greatest cinematic moments happen when a music scene induces some serious audience toe-tapping and head-bobbing. Then head-bobb...

Please Please Me at 50: Britain's Rock Monarchy Begins

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Darin Murphy

By year's end they had cracked the top twenty on the British charts with their first single and they had a second one on deck. Not bad for a group who had started the year off with little more than a local following in Liverpool and Hamburg, and was shuffling drummers like Spinal Tap.

Ken Kesey Rides Again In Magic Trip

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 10.06.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Directors Alex Gibney and Allison Ellwood have resurrected, cinematically, the pivotal moment when our country went from Mad Men to HAIR.

VIEDO: Denver's Weekly Concert Calendar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It may be a short holiday week, but there will be plenty of action on the front range concert circuit. The Smith Westerns and Deerhoof kick off the w...

The Gloating Hour: We Win at Life! And Trivia

Erin Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Erin Barnes

If you haven't been privy to our insufferable Facebook status updates recently, it will come as (unsurprising) news that we won the Geeks Who Drink Westword Music Knowcase.

Cross Canadian Ragweed grabs top spot at Twist and Shout

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

​Cross Canadian Ragweed's Happiness and All Other Things, released last week on Universal South, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout...