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The Songwriters - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

When The Beatles  exploded onto the music scene in the early 1960s they were so full of new songs and fresh ideas they could feed their own recording career and still have plenty left over for other people. 754 more words

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The "27 Club" Gets It's First Member, Beatles Boot Best, And Elvis Does Not Leave The Building: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Robert Johnson, the “King of the Delta Blues”, became the first member of the “27 Club” of musicians to die at that age today in… 817 more words


6 Albums from 1981

The premiere episode of Mike Chimeri’s Music Collection is now up. For it, I chose six albums from 1981, two with Joe Sample. Enjoy.

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ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (2007) - Julie Taymor, what have you done?

Call me overly reverent if you must. But the music of The Beatles means a great deal to several generations of listeners, and I am sad and angry to see it so thoroughly mangled in Across the Universe. 467 more words

My Top 10 Beatles Covers

My favourite band of all time – not a controversial opinion I’m aware, but an honest one – had such an outstanding trio of songwriters at their core that any list of their ‘standards’ must extend way past the obvious hits and into the deep album cuts that are the pitfall of so many lesser groups. 936 more words

A taster of the new songs on our Rock & Pop 2018 syllabus

Over the next few weeks we’ll be revealing some of the great new songs appearing on our Rock & Pop 2018 syllabus in a series of video showcases. 479 more words