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Psychedelic Time Warp Radio Tonight

Shameless plug alert. Tonight on Psychedelic Time Warp – we present music from The Chocolate Watchband, the Chambers Brothers, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull (live,) Steve Miller (from his first album,) Procol Harum (from their debut – and it’s not “Whiter Shade of Pale”) Spirit, and Grateful Dead. Comedy from Bill Cosby and George Carlin. Sound... Read more »

Today in Music History: Beatles

On this date forty-six years ago, the Beatles have their eighth number one single with Ticket to Ride.  It would just be a one-week stay with Help Me Rhonda displacing it.  Here is Ticket performed a few months later on Ed Sullivan:      

Today in Music History: Beatles

On this date forty-seven years ago, the Beatles continue their U.S. chart domination as She Loves You kicks off a two-week run at number one.  This follows the seven-week run at the top by I Want to Hold Your Hand.  Here is the new number one song performed on the Ed Sullivan show:    ... Read more »
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Today in Music History: John Lennon

On this date thirty-seven years ago, John Lennon is forcibly removed from the Troubadour Club in L.A.  He was on a drinking binge with his buddy Harry Nilsson and was heckling the act on stage – the Smothers Brothers.  Here is a John’s duet with Elton John from later that year:      

Today in Music History: George Harrison

On this date sixty-eight years ago, the quiet Beatle is born in Liverpool.  He passed away ten years ago this coming November.  Here he performs his best-known (and best) song at the Concert for Bangladesh in ’71:        

Today in Music History: John and George

On this date forty-three years ago, John and Cynthia Lennon and George and Patti Harrison fly to India to study transcendental meditation for two months with Maharishi Mahish Yogi.  Ringo and Maurren Starr, Paul and Jane Asher, Donovan, and Mia Farrow would follow four days later.  Here is a song from the White Album about this... Read more »
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Today in Music History: Beatles

On this date forty-seven years ago, the Beatles arrived in the States for the first time.  (George had visited his sister in Illinois several months earlier).  They would appear on Ed Sullivan for the first time two nights later.  Here is their arrival at JFK Airport:      

John Lennon - Thirty Years and One Day Later

John Lennon - Thirty Years and One Day Later
I was pondering what to write about when it occurred to me that one day just didn’t seem to be enough time to pay tribute to John Lennon, someone who had an enormous influence on a vast number of my contemporaries (read old fogies.)  I’ll never forget where I was (my college fraternity house) when... Read more »

What are the Beatles Top Ten Songs?

What are the Beatles Top Ten Songs?
Yesterday I received a press release announcing a first ever ranking of the top hundred Beatles tunes.  They listed the top ten. Here is the text of the press release:   ROLLING STONE RELEASES “THE BEATLES 100 GREATEST SONGS” “A Day in the Life” tops the list, as chosen by Rolling Stone editors New York,... Read more »
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All You Need is LOVE - a review of the Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil production

All You Need is LOVE - a review of the Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil production
I just returned from a brief trip to Las Vegas (Lost Wages) – more on that in another column. Fortunately I was able to score two tickets for a Saturday night performance of The Beatles LOVE – Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage.  If you like dance but don’t necessarily like the Beatles, you would... Read more »
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