The crabbed, irate, confounding nature of the Beatles' White Album -- a hard dose of reality compared to the fantasy offered the year before -- fit well with the zeitgeist of 1968.
18 Feb 2016
Famed drummer Ringo Starr is also an avid photographer. At the Strand, Starr discussed images from his collection Photograph with Little Steven Van Zandt.
30 Oct 2015
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.
09 Jul 2015
Books about the Fab Four need to justify themselves. The Beatles Solo, a handsome but information-light and overpriced doorstop, doesn't get there.
18 Feb 2014
For being a movie about one of the most beloved bands in all the western world, Beatles Stories sure has a surprising amount of fluff.
28 Oct 2012
Suave, smart, sophisticated, and beyond musical, George Martin is a true treasure, as is this documentary, which examines his long and glorious career.
27 Sep 2012
With over a dozen albums to his credit, Ringo Starr has many underrated songs. Let’s focus on seven of them.
12 Jul 2012
Robert Rodriquez's book is well-written, well-researched, and presented to us by an author with a sense of authority that makes you eager to read -- and listen to -- what he has to say.
10 Jun 2012
The Beatles entered the American consciousness at a moment when a generation of young Americans were not only strongest in number, but for the first time had real economic power via a growing disposable income.
31 May 2012
This is a powerfully intimate portrait of a private man who led a very public life.
20 May 2012
The British saved rock 'n' roll, reignited the blues, and may just make country music more American.
16 Oct 2011
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.
07 Oct 2011
The Beatles' 1968 self-titled double LP has been referenced by everyone from Joan Didion to Charles Manson and analyzed literally backwards and forwards. Mendelsohn and Klinger, always smiling and arriving late for tea, discuss the Number 14 album on the Big List.
22 Dec 2010
Fans have made a strong case for the following bands and artists who weren’t nominated this year and aren’t in the hall of fame yet.
05 Oct 2010
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