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Master Class: The Art of Dying
George Harrison’s Best Solo Songs

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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The reasons for The Beatles’ break-up were legion. During the sessions for The White Album, after learning Paul McCartney was playing the drums on his


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Master Class: “The More I Learn, The Less I Know” –
George Harrison’s Best Songs with The Beatles

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Last week marked the occasion of what would have been George Harrison’s 71st birthday. In commemoration, I have compiled two lists of his greatest songs


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The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus:
The Opening Acts under the Big Top

Monday, December 24th, 2012
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Some moments in the history of rock and roll defy the imagination, and The Rolling Stones’ Rock & Roll Circus is certainly one of them.


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The Magical Mystery Tour Is Waiting to Take You Away

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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“When a man buys a ticket for a magical mystery tour… He knows what to expect. We guarantee him the trip of a lifetime.” So


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Master Class: Paul & Linda McCartney: Ram (1971)

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
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Discussions of The Beatles’ solo careers have a tendency to get heated quickly, at least if I’m ever involved. I have a hard time respecting



Master Class: An Introduction to The Yardbirds

Sunday, May 15th, 2011
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The Yardbirds have a strange legacy in the annals of rock history. They are celebrated as the band where Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy


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Master Class: Cheap Trick – The First Five Albums

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
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Time seems to be an impartial judge with many artists, giving recognition to those who have earned it, and allowing the ones who weren’t that



John Lennon: His Best Solo Songs

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
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As of December 8, 2010, the world will have existed without the voice of John Lennon for three decades. He was murdered by a deranged


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