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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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Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s

Friday, May 17th, 2013
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The title comes from a New Yorker cartoon by Victoria Roberts. Two women sit having tea, one telling the other, “I want my ashes scattered

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The Fracking Frakas

Monday, January 28th, 2013
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In any healthy republic worth its salt, there is necessary debate on issues of governance and individual rights. One issue that appears paramount these days

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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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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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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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John Lennon’s Ten Most Important Beatles Songs

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
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With the passing of what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday on October 9th, we are once again reminded of the life of a

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Ringo Starr Stars in His NYC Birthday Bash

Friday, July 9th, 2010
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Ringo Starr turned 70 years old on Wednesday, and he brought the party (and plenty of “peace and love”) to New York as he performed

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