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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

Friday, September 19th, 2014
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“Eleanor Rigby” has to be one of the saddest, most tragic songs ever from The Beatles. With all the thought and care that goes into

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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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Woman Around Town: Jennifer Sheehan Has a Calling

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
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The little brown-haired daughter born to Jan and Diane Sheehan almost arrived performing. At 2 ½ she could credibly manage “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” “in

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Hey Hey the Magic Bus

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
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“When did the 60s begin? That might seem obvious…but really it was a very black and white world…” Thus begins Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search

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Woman Around Town: Mechele Flaum—
Making a Case for Boomers

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
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Ever since they burst onto the scene following World War II, the Baby Boomers, that pig in a python generation, have made history. On January

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Peter Quaife: Veritas, Volume One

Monday, July 18th, 2011
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After a couple of shaky albums littered with pop tunes and blues covers, The Kinks truly established themselves in the mid-60’s with songs that told

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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

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