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Paul McCartney - “Maybe I’m Amazed”

Every artist has a signature song, which becomes the symbol of their entire career. For better or worse, it sums up how the public views

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On TV This Week: Paul McCartney and the PBS Special with a Long Title

As a fan of both Paul McCartney and the Beatles, I heard quite a bit about this special, and had low expectations. The event seemed focus too much on itself and its guests instead of the real reason they were there.

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26 Jul 2010 // 11:45 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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Paul McCartney - “Momma Miss America”

“Momma Miss America” is another instrumental track on the McCartney album, as the only voice heard is that of an engineer announcing that this is

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14 Jul 2010 // 2:32 AM

Paul McCartney - “Oo You”

“Oo You” opens side B of the McCartney album, and despite the fact that it is such a great, bluesy little rocker, it isn’t

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How Does One Beat the Heat? Try Descending Into Icy Madness

To cope with the heat wave, advisories suggest visiting 'cooling centers' or public pools. To achieve a truly chilled-out state of mind, however, why not open the door to your mind and let the iceman cometh inside?

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Celebrating 70 Years of Ringo Starr (videos)

On July 7th, 1940, Richard Starkey was born in Liverpool, but from 1959 on, he would mostly be known to the world as Ringo Starr. Here's an up-to-date video flashback of his entire career.

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Paul McCartney - “Junk” and “Singalong Junk”

As we previously discussed, Paul McCartney’s first solo album was heavily criticized, perhaps most of all by his former Beatles bandmates. This is somewhat

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In my opinion, “Hot As Sun/Glasses” is one of Paul McCartney’s best instrumental tracks. However, it is actually several different compositions put together

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21 Jun 2010 // 10:23 AM

Paul McCartney - “Every Night”

“Every Night” is one of Paul McCartney’s greatest solo accomplishments. For the life of me, I don’t understand why it (or any songs

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Celebrating 68 Years of Paul McCartney

An up to date video flashback of his entire career.

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Paul McCartney - “The Lovely Linda”

Similar to how Barry Lenser set out to profile every song by the Beatles in a series of Sound Affects posts last year, I’ve

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Surprises at Paul McCartney’s “Up and Coming Tour” (videos)

Is a re-release of his solo albums next?

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24 Mar 2010 // 3:59 AM

Lennon and Dylan share a spot of nutty chit chat in the back of a taxi in 1966, clearly a bit inspired by an illicit substance

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Strictly Global: A Source for Music Videos on Broadcast TV

The kind of show you wished MTV would make.

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10 Mar 2010 // 9:58 PM

All Together Now

Director Adrian Wills skillfully captures the massive scale of the Cirque du Soleil production from concept to reality, as well as the enormous challenges facing the individual contributors.

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9 Feb 2010 // 10:00 PM

Rags to Riches: The Fangirl Phenomena

Take a quick look at fangirl history and you will realize that fangirls’ devotion has “made” some of the most significant players in pop culture history. Fangirls are one of the primary drivers in popular media and today they are more empowered than ever before.

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It’s Me, I’m Alive: A Conversation with Yoko Ono

PopMatters sits down with Yoko Ono to discuss her most recent artistic output along with the big ideas of life, death, and the Beatles.

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15 Dec 2009 // 8:00 AM

Part One: 29 Years Ago Where were you? I was in my mother’s bedroom, kissing her goodbye before I caught the school bus, and I

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Julian Lennon: The Secret Value of Daydreaming/Mr. Jordan/Help Yourself

Noble Rot have re-released three of Julian Lennon's Atlantic albums. Of these works, 1991's Help Yourself is still the most relevant, and potent of the artist's efforts.

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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