Category: Beatles

It's 2020 and I'm exhausted

It's 2020 and I'm exhausted
I’m so tired, I haven’t slept a wink I’m so tired, my mind is on the blink I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drinks  It’s 2020 and I’m exhausted. February: Coronavirus hadn’t hit the United States yet, but we knew it was coming. You stared down every person who came into... Read more »

What do you remember about John Lennon?

What do you remember about John Lennon?
Do you remember the first time you heard John Lennon? It was January of 1964. I heard “I Want To Hold Your Hand ” on WLS-Radio in Chicago. It was a life-changing moment. Do you remember the first time you saw John Lennon? It was February 9, 1964. The Beatles made their first appearance on... Read more »

Did Rolling Stone's new "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" get it right

Did Rolling Stone's new "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" get it right
‘Best of’ lists drive people crazy. It could be who is the greatest president, who is the best athlete or some inane topic that will lead to long arguments among friends. Music is no different. Rolling Stone’s new list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” was published this week. RS first completed this exercise in... Read more »
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Fifty years of classic rock classics

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"Moondance" was Van Morrison's third album. Between this and t l he earlier "Astral Weeks", he moved far away from "Brown Eyed Girl." Fifty years later, Morrison has produced forty-one studio albums and is still going strong.
If you’re from my generation, classic rock is probably your go-to genre of music. Yeah, you may try to pretend that you’re cool and hip enough to love newer types of music, but we always seem to come back to the songs and records that we loved when we were young. 1970 was a big year... Read more »

The marriage of pop music and television: The Ed Sullivan Show

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In 1955, Bill Haley became the first rock artist to perform on the Sullivan show. His "Rock Around The Clock" started the Sullivan show music phenomenon that went on for more than a decade.
The Museum of Broadcast Communications has an exhibit which looks at the connection between rock music and television. Both industries used each other to drive up tv ratings as well as sales of records and concert tickets. This is a two part series that looks at some of the most historic moment in the worlds... Read more »

Bob Dylan and "Murder Most Foul": A look back at an assassination and the pop culture that followed

Bob Dylan and "Murder Most Foul": A look back at an assassination and the pop culture that followed
Twas a dark day in Dallas, November ’63 A day that will live on in infamy President Kennedy was a-ridin’ high Good day to be livin’ and a good day to die November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy is shot to death in Dallas, Texas. Everyone from my generation can give you a detailed... Read more »
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Peter Asher's "The Beatles from A to Zed": It could have been so much more

Peter Asher's "The Beatles from A to Zed": It could have been so much more
About five years ago I told a friend I was thinking about writing a book. He said, “About the Beatles?” I replied sarcastically, “Yeah, because that’s what the world needs. Another book about The Beatles.” It’s impossible to pinpoint a number, but there are thousands, maybe in the tens of thousands, of books written on... Read more »

The search for all fifty states

The search for all fifty states
Now somewhere in the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota There lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon Do you have a bucket list? When you get older, there are things you want to do and see before you call it a day. Some are important, others not so much. One thing I want to do... Read more »

Songs to protest Donald Trump's 4th of July Parade

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It's been obvious for decades that Donald Trump is the "American Idiot" (Green Day)
Happy Independence Day eve. Tomorrow, Donald Trump is throwing himself and his followers a little party. He’s going to have a parade, military-dictatorship style. Trump is enamored of those parades his heroes throw. Tanks rolling down the street. Soldiers marching and paying honor to their leader. He’s always wanted one of those to honor him.... Read more »
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Mick Jagger gives a shout out to Lori Lightfoot, Trump, Pence and Kellyanne tell more lies: The week in review

The Rolling Stones opened their tour on Friday, in Chicago. Mick Jagger gave a shout out to our new mayor, Lori Lightfoot. The only problem, Lori wasn't at the concert. She said she appreciated the pub and is hoping to be at the second show tonight. Can someone hook up Lori with some tickets and maybe some Stones swag?
The world of strange continues. It never ends, does it. From music to politics to sports, there’s always something. It’s time for another week in review. Let’s have a peek: That’s all folks…see ya next time…and there will be a next time. Related Post: Are George and Kellyanne Conway screwing with all of us? Type... Read more »
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