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The Beatles' First Album Celebrates 50 Years

Posted 03.22.2013 | Celebrity

It was 50 years ago today, March 22, 1963, that The Beatles released their first album, titled "Please Please Me." The fab four gathered at Abbey R...

LOOK: These Beatles Charts Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 03.22.2013 | Entertainment

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut album, "Please Please Me," the twangy, charming record that brought us rock-and-roll classics ...

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.

Of Course This Is What They Wore On Their Wedding Day

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 03.22.2013 | Style

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were one of the most controversial couples in Hollywood and pushed boundaries in every way they could. Shortly after their wi...

Change Our Story: When The Hallowed Become Hollow

Peter Buffett | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

It seems that institutions that once seemed paramount to a "civilized," prosperous and growing culture are crumbling -- or at least being brought into question -- like never before.

Is Former Stones' Manager The Ultimate Hustler?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.19.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Stein is a colorful record biz icon who has played an integral role in the careers of such superstars as the Ramones, the Talking Heads, the Pretenders and Madonna.

Public Enemy's Chuck D: Digital Distribution Is the Future

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Public Enemy hip hop sensation Chuck D stops by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at SXSW 2013 to talk about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his Evil vs Heroes instrumental album, and the new digital label for independent artists, SpitDigital.

Dead Prez Return With New Album at SXSW

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.15.2013 | Black Voices
Shira Lazar

Even though it's been a while since the duo released a full album, M1 assures us that they've been hard at work, putting out mixtapes, working on their "Turn Off the Radio" series and Stic dropping his workout album.

Robyn Hitchcock Celebrates His 60th Birthday with a Fine New Rock Album

Steven Rosen | Posted 05.04.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

The English musician Robyn Hitchcock, who turned 60 on March 3, says this in the press notes for his new album, Love From London: "Rock and roll is an old man's game now, so I'm staying in it."

Love Beats Politics and Money to Inspire Substantial Change

Caroline Brewer | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Caroline Brewer

Love is like the seed that is in itself. It multiplies, elevates, and corrects errors, especially the erroneous thinking that those who are deficient in love have about themselves.

Music With Political Messages More Influential Than Political Punditry

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts
DeeDee Garcia Blase

How is it that a John Lennon or Marvin Gaye song has everlasting global and sustaining reach when they sing of peace or war? Why is a lyricist/musician more influential than a political pundit?

Can All Couples Pull Off Matching Hats?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 02.07.2013 | Style

Or should this just be left to the pros?

7 Celebrity Husbands Who Took Their Wives' Last Names

Posted 02.07.2013 | Weddings

Jay-Z isn't just Shawn Carter anymore.

A Belated 2012 Reading List: Some Favorite Titles

Steve Heilig | Posted 04.08.2013 | Books
Steve Heilig

This is something of a belated "best of year" list, although there are some older titles I only got to last year included. An eclectic list, modestly offered -- a bit heavy on books on music, but many others, and perhaps something will strike the interest of other readers.

HARD DAY'S NIGHT: Police Arrest 3 John Lennons

Posted 02.05.2013 | Weird News

They couldn't just give peace a chance. Police in Brazil are going through a bad case of Beatlemania after arresting three people -- and finding on...

A Compendium of Encounters -- Including Excerpts From My Book On Rhino, My Life In The Ghost of Planets - The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was

Binky Philips | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Over my many years as a rock 'n' roll/pop culture freak, I've had my share of classic New York City encounters with celebrities and ummmmm, street life.

John Lennon, U2, Larry Norman And A Trilogy Of God Songs

Michael Gilmour | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Whereas Lennon tends to reject religion outright and U2 sings about its mysterious ways and at least partial un-knowability, Larry Norman represents a Christian conservatism both confident of its rightness and critical of those failing to embrace a particular definition of orthodoxy.

Flies, Angels, and Cake

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We are either a product of brute biology -- how we are designed -- or of culture, and designs of our own. To some extent, inevitably, it must be both. But how the balance is struck is itself subject to evolution, and we may lend a guiding hand. We may mix the batter.

The Ballad Of John And ... John

Bert Montgomery | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

Yes, we hear a lot about two Johns every time December rolls around: Strange and hairy, screaming as loud as they can that we've really messed up the world, and we all better get our act straight before it's too late.

I'da Called Ya' Woody, Joe!

Salvatore Bono | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

The legacy of The Clash needs no explanation and can still be seen and heard today, and it is Joe Strummer who still stands apart as the front man of The Clash. He is more than just one of the founding fathers of punk. He is a man of the people.

From Ike & Tina Turner, John Lennon and Led Zeppelin to The Clash, The Sex Pistols and Green Day: A Conversation with Bob Gruen

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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What Chicanos (Mexican-Americans) Can Learn From the Revolutionary Steve Jobs in a New Era

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 02.20.2013 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

I think it's time to snap out of this crusty old thinking, and it might be a healthy idea for us to evaluate whether or not we are becoming blind sheep. Life-giving blood is constantly on the move in our veins, but do we act like it? Should we not be more alive, passionate and become a positive source of energy?

Late Sitar Master's Legacy Endures

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 12.14.2012 | Entertainment

NEW DELHI -- The walls of Sanjay Sharma's music shop are lined with gleaming string instruments and old photographs of legendary musicians. Beatles G...

10 Great Christmas Albums to Help You Shake the Police State Blues

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

After endless months of being mired in gloom and doom, we now find ourselves just a few weeks away from Christmas, struggling to latch onto that spirit of joy, excitement, innocence, magic and hope we had as children.

Dreamers Abound -- Despite the Odds

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

Having been working on a film about Mr. Lennon for a few years, I've discovered how deeply imbedded he is in the consciousness of so many. It's 32 years since Mr. Lennon was shot, and the song "Imagine" resonates as much now as when it was written.