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20 Nov 2015 // 2:00 AM

Paul McCartney’s “War” and “Peace”

Paul McCartney recently re-released two of his albums from the early 1980s: Tug of War and Pipes of Peace, making for the perfect time to reconsider a critical period in his career.

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Ringo Starr Releases ‘Photograph’ Collection and is Subject of Short Doc

Famed drummer Ringo Starr is also an avid photographer. At the Strand, Starr discussed images from his collection Photograph with Little Steven Van Zandt.

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The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’—But Oh, That Magic Feeling, Nowhere to Go

Abbey Road still fills me with the sense of wonder and fascination it did when listening to it over and over on my dad’s turntable.

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13 Oct 2015 // 9:03 AM

‘Beatles 1/1+’ Deserving of an Ovation

The Beatles' 1/1+ repackages 1 with performance footage and films for each of the Fab Four’s 27 No. 1 hits on the album.

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4 Aug 2015 // 9:30 AM

A Pop Music Milestone: The Beatles Meet Elvis

The Beatles had longed to meet Elvis Presley, one of their most influential rock and roll muses.

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3 Aug 2015 // 8:44 AM

A Pop Music Milestone: The Beatles at Shea Stadium

The Shea Stadium concert was the first stop in an 18-day, 11-city tour that showcased the Beatles in front of a total of 300,000 adoring fans.

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The Beatles Are Pent-Up Prisoners of Their Own Notoriety in ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

Over 50 years after its release A Hard Day's Night is regarded as a minor classic. It's easy to forget, however, that no one thought the film would ever achieve such stature.

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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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16 Apr 2015 // 12:35 PM

Was 1965 Music’s Greatest Year Ever?

Here in the media-saturated 2010s, we get to relive the events of the momentous 1960s in an inexorable year-by-year march. Last year, the Beatles re-invaded

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An Intimate Evening With Michael Shaw - “Floating Away” (audio) (Premiere)

Beatlesesque clouds of vocal harmony make up "Floating Away", the lead track off of the new album by An Intimate Evening With Michael Shaw, This Is It.

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Ringo Starr: Postcards From Paradise

Ringo sings praises to the past with obvious nods to nostalgia.

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1965: 12 Months That Shook the World

1965 places that year's astonishing surge of innovative pop music in a larger context of social, cultural, and political change.

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The Act You’ve Known for All These Years: Covering ‘Sgt. Pepper’

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band may be the most overanalysed, overexposed album in history. In light of the Flaming Lips' affectionate reimagining, can the inescapable masterpiece ever be surpassed?

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Paul McCartney’s Ten Greatest Live Performances

With a career as illustrious as Sir McCartney's, it is no surprise that these ten performances hit it as far out of the park as they do.

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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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George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75

Listening to the entire production on offer here means delving inside an artist's trajectory. Naivety, genius and clever pop.

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25 Aug 2014 // 11:00 AM

Songs of the Summers: The ‘60s

As it turns out, America's infatuation with sometimes kooky summer tunes is an old one.

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The 18 Ways of Beginning and Ending an Album

Whether by chance or by careful planning, there is an observable pattern to intros and outros in albums. PopMatters breaks down 18 of them.

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

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