Articles tagged john lennon

The Cathedral and the Shrink’s Office: ‘All Things Must Pass’ vs. ‘Plastic Ono Band’

All Things Must Pass and Plastic Ono Band are the best of the post-Beatles albums because they demonstrate the opposing modes in the ways we exist.

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John Lennon’s Studio Discography to Receive Deluxe Box Set Treatment

All of John Lennon's eight studio records will be released this summer as a 9LP box set called Lennon.

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In His Own Write: John Lennon’s Life in Lyrics

More so than any other member of the Beatles, John Lennon wrote about himself. Through his songwriting, he described nearly every aspect of his personal life in a way that no professional biographer could.

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In ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, Trifle Becomes Transcendent

Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented.

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‘Lucy in the Mind of Lennon’ Attempts to Psychoanalyze Art

Though a mixed bag, Lucy in the Mind of Lennon prompts some interesting questions about the interplay between art and scientific inquiry.

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Alyn Shipton’s ‘Nilsson’ Is a Perfect Portrait of an Imperfect Man

For a story of this scope there’s neither a moment or word wasted, nor is there seemingly any stone unturned. Bravo to Shipton for not only giving us the first Nilsson biography, and maybe the only one we'll ever need.

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Harry Nilsson - “Save the Last Dance For Me”

Harry Nilsson's take on the Ben E. King classic never fails to bring a lump to my throat.

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The Top Eight Songs About Other Famous People

You're so vain but this song is about you.

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19 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

Geniuses Are People, Too

Creative geniuses don’t succeed despite their flaws, they succeed because they are flawed.

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Celebrating John Lennon’s 71st Birthday With Seven Underrated Songs

Though we instantly identify him with such hits as “Help!”, “I Am the Walrus”, “Imagine”, “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)”, and more, let’s look at seven of his lesser-known songs.

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Ringo Starr’s 71st Birthday: A Life In Videos

Let’s take a look at some of the career highlights of one of the most well known drummers in music history.

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The 12 Most Memorable Paul McCartney Solo Songs

When he wasn’t collaborating with wife Linda, working in Wings, doing a duet, or disguised as the Fireman, Paul McCartney was going at it alone post-Beatles. In honor of his 69th birthday and the recent reissues of McCartney and McCartney II, here’s a look at his best solo work.

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Celebrating 68 years of George Harrison

Dubbed “the quiet one”, George Harrison contributed some of the Beatles best work and continued on to an impressive solo career. He died far too soon, but the world still has a lifetime of his work to admire and enjoy.

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Life in the Key of Song: “Strawberry Fields Forever”

John Lennon agonized over his snapshot of youth seen through the glass hazily, and with the final touches of the indispensable George Martin, saw his simple reminiscence mutate into the surreal sound-bomb it remains today.

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Pulp Non-Fiction: Where Tarantino Meets Aristotle

Truth is as strange as fiction. Compare God in America with Angels in America and you can hardly tell the difference -- which is what Pulp Fiction has been saying all along.

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Celebrating 70 Years of John Lennon

This October 9th marks quite a milestone.

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The Continuing Legacy of Buddy Holly

Earlier this month (September 7th) would’ve been Buddy Holly’s 74th birthday. Despite his short life and career, his music influenced many different artists.

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Paul & Linda McCartney - “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”

Sound Affects' Between the Grooves look at the solo career of Paul McCartney concludes for now with a peek at his second album Ram (1971), courtesy of that album's first single.

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Paul & Linda McCartney - “Another Day” and “Oh Woman, Oh Why”

Bridging the gap between 'McCartney' and 'Ram', Jessy Krupa takes a look at the first single collaboration between Paul McCartney and his wife Linda.

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26 Jul 2010 // 10:45 AM

Paul McCartney - “Teddy Boy”

“Teddy Boy” is the simple acoustic tale of a boy named Ted with serious mother issues. Ted’s mother cries when talking about his soldier

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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