Posts tagged "The Beatles"

Music for an eclipse

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We're hoping for a "Sunny Afternoon" but I'm afraid it will be mostly cloudy.
We’re just hours away from the eclipse. People are traveling all over the world to see the sun and moon come together. For some of us, it’ll be our last chance to witness this phenomenon. It’s easy to find a viewing party….and if there’s a party, there needs to be music. Here’s some tunes to... Read more »

The Influence of Chuck Berry

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All the Beatles loved Chuck Berry. John Lennon said if you were going to give Rock and Roll a different name you'd call it Chuck Berry. Here they sing "Rock and Roll Music".
Legendary music pioneer Chuck Berry died yesterday at age 90. One way to tell and artist’ influence is by the number of his songs recorded by other great musicians. There are hundreds of Berry tunes covered by musicians in all genres of music. Here’s a look at some of them: Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Jagger, Richards,... Read more »

Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits

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10. Nadine. This version features Keith Richards.
“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.” Chuck Berry died today at age 90. To call him a legendary figure in the history of music would be an understatement. On almost every list of Rock and Roll’s greatest’s, you’ll find Chuck Berry. He’s also received the... Read more »

Eagles of Death Metal are not The Eagles: Last week in music

Besides my friend and fellow blogger Michelle, how many of you knew about Eagles of Death Metal before Friday? Me neither. You may have even thought it was the Eagles in concert, in Paris? As sad and horrifying as the attack was, I wonder if it will now put this band on the map? Eagles of Death Metal are now mainstream? We'll see.
Lots of interesting things happened in the music world over the last few days. Here’s a look at some of them.   Here’s a story I wrote about Jackson Browne’s September concert at Ravinia. Plus here’s one more about Wrigley Field Concerts. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button.... Read more »

Vinyl Records in Living Color

Dave Mason- Alone Together.
Mason's first album is known as much for the marble coloring as the music.
Vinyl albums have been making a comeback. While you are used to seeing them in black, there have been some special issues of vinyl records in color. Here’s some of them.

Music From A to Z

This is an Ipod. Generation 1 or 2. Kids have no idea what it is. I’ve had this thing for six years. Bought it used in 2008. My daughter helped me download songs. I’m still listening to those same songs. Right now it’s Diana and the girls doing “Someday We’ll Be Together”. I was in... Read more »

Denial Is Not A River

  Last week Michael J. Fox and I received some disturbing news. Mike’s self -titled television show was cancelled and I received a decision on my disability claim. To quote Wayne or Garth, I forget which one, from Wayne’s World, “Stairway Denied.” Obviously Mike can handle the financial hit a little..well a whole lot better... Read more »

The List: The 10 Greatest Beatles Songs

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The 50th anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show is tomorrow night. Today let’s look at what I consider the best of The Beatles. Obviously this list is subjective. If you have a different opinion, I welcome your comments.

Beatles Trivia

 With this Sunday finally being the date of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, I thought I’d start the weekend a little early and warm things up with some Beatles trivia. Most are easy questions…at least for me….and the answers will be at the bottom. NO CHEATING!! Let’s roll… 1.... Read more »

The Beatles 1964 to 2014

We’re three weeks away from the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to the United States. Their first tv appearance was February 9, 1964, on the Ed Sullivan Show. Their first U.S. concert was two days later in Washington D.C. For my generation, our lives were never the same. The above Sun-Times photo is of... Read more »
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