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The Songwriter Might Surprise You: Artists Who Wrote Hit Songs That Others Made Famous

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

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...

WATCH: The Beatles Remember Ed Sullivan

Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were the guests of honor during Sunday night's pre-taped CBS special, "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute ...

"Some Fun Tonight": Not Just Another High End Boutique Coffee Table Book On The Beatles... This is a Monument!

Binky Philips | Posted 04.11.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

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.

The Beatles on Sullivan: You Say You Want a Revolution?

Michael Winship | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

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.

Political Read: I Wanted to Be Paul

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Howard Fineman

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 in America: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Darin Murphy | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Darin Murphy

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.

Weird, Vintage Food from 1964, Cheese Porcupine Included

Bon Appetit | Posted 04.09.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Julia Kramer, Bon Appetit Fifty years ago this Sunday, John, Paul, George, and Ringo gave their first live U.S. television performance, appearing on ...

How We Ate In 1964, When The Beatles Were On Ed Sullivan

Bon Appetit | Posted 04.09.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Here's a look at how we were eating in 1964, and how it's changed -- or hasn't -- today.

Bob Dylan, Corporate Shill

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I don't want to make too big a deal about Bob Dylan appearing in a Chrysler commercial during the Super Bowl and yet, I'm afraid, it is a big deal.

50 Years After the Beatles: Isn't It Time for Another Political & Cultural Revolution?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

Yet while the Beatles' greatest legacy was in effecting a revolution of spirit and mind, today we're in dire need of revolutionaries willing to challenge the status quo.

America Invades the Beatles

David S. Simon | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

As even your average rock in Central Park knows, it has been 50 years since The Beatles invaded America and thank God, we're still not over it. Frankl...

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.06.2014 | New York
Anne Margaret Daniel

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village takes its name from the words painted on the side of an artist's studio on Greenwich Avenue, demolished in 1960 and memorably photographed by McDarrah. Its shadows remain in the literary and cultural walking tours that lace the neighborhood.

How The Beatles Rocked Technology

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 04.05.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

Today's home music makers using Apple's Garage Band have geometrically more advanced technology than The Beatles did in 1966-67 at Abbey Road, Studio Two.

Salinger Documentary by Shane Salerno, a Revealing Homerun

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Shane Salerno succeeds in solving the riddle of J.D. Salinger's reclusive behavior. Salinger chose to be a recluse when it suited his needs. Folks int...

Global Curriculum -- The World Village

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Sixth in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101 "Self-study, self-exploration, self-empowerment -- these are the virtues of a great education." ...

A Hard Dave's Night: a TV/Film Writer's Beatle Education

David S. Simon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

So much is being written about this being the 50th anniversary of the Beatle's invasion of America and while I could not be more thrilled to participa...

Beck's Cover Of John Lennon's 'Love' Is Just Right For This Cold Winter Day

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Get your repeat button ready because Beck has unveiled a wonderful cover of John Lennon's 1970 song "Love." Beck imbibes a little more bass than Lenno...

Dog Ears Music: Festival of Sleep Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Azure Ray, Bat for Lashes, The Everly Brothers, Fats Waller, Iron & Wine, and more.

LOOK: Crater On Mercury Named After Beatles Legend

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2013 | Science

Imagine John Lennon on Mercury. It isn’t hard to do—at least it wasn’t hard for the folks tasked with giving names to craters on the planet. Thi...

Conversations with The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward and Boston's Tom Scholz, Plus Exclusives from Molina Davina, The Blues & Greys, Reputante and Radio Raheem

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I wrote this song in a moment. It just flowed out of me one night and into my cell phone. I started singing because I liked the echo in my kitchen, but what kept me singing was the crazy situation I was in at that moment."

Why Lennon Statue In Cuba Now Has A 95-Year-Old Guardian

AP | Posted 12.09.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — John Lennon needed help. At least his statue did. A bronze likeness of the Beatle, who was assassinated 33 years ago Sunday, was inau...

Ingrates of the World, Unite!

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Thanksgiving seems to be everyone's favorite holiday. In addition to the pleasures of the feast, millions of Americans enjoy sitting around the table ...

No One is Born a Killer

Search for Common Ground | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

By Lena Slachmuijlder I remember the meetings well. Rape, pillage, murder, extortion... the list of heinous offenses committed by Congolese soldiers ...

What John Lennon, Bob Marley & Kurt Cobain Would Look Like Today

Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment

Courtesy of Sachs Media Group comes these eerie and fascinating artist renditions of what legendary rock stars like John Lennon, Bob Marley and Kurt C...

Cosby, Seinfeld, Stewart, Gaffigan, Waters and Springsteen Stand Up for Heroes

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bill Cosby must have been feeling frisky. Arriving at the Madison Square Garden Theater for the seventh annual "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit this week, he wrapped Cindy Adams in his homey sweater and began to roughhouse the gossip columnist.