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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: Revisiting Beatles Classic 50 Years On 6

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: Revisiting Beatles Classic 50 Years On

I used to talk about the ’60s with Mrs. Davidson, the school librarian, when I was in seventh grade. She was a first generation Beatles fan and when she said she’d lend me some of her old records, the first thing I asked for was Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was the band’s eighth studio album, released on June 1 1967, a half-century ago this year. It soared up the charts back then, spending 27 weeks at the No. 1 in the United Kingdom and 15 weeks at No. 1 in the United States....
Beatles Music Being Used to Sell Pots, Pans, Toiletries at Christmas 8

Beatles Music Being Used to Sell Pots, Pans, Toiletries at Christmas

The Beatles were so protective of their music it took years to even get songs on Apple’s iTunes. But this Christmas one of their hits will enter the maelstrom of commercials encouraging consumers to shop at Kohl’s department store. What would John say? Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, collectively The Beatles, were one of the biggest bands of the 1960s....
Say What!? Paul McCartney Is Still Dissing Long-Dead Beatle John Lennon 10

Say What!? Paul McCartney Is Still Dissing Long-Dead Beatle John Lennon

Paul McCartney, one of two surviving members of the iconic ’60s group The Beatles, sounds like he still grinds an ax for band-mate John Lennon, who died tragically more than 35 years ago. In a new interview, he grouses that Lennon was “martyred and subject to “revisionism.” McCartney, 72, made the comments in the new UK issue of Esquire Magazine, which he also covers....
Rock Hall of Fame Bypasses Hip Hop Artists for Second Year in a Row 12

Rock Hall of Fame Bypasses Hip Hop Artists for Second Year in a Row

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be without hip hop artists for the second year in a row, even though the mid-1980s into the 1990s spawned some of the greatest rap and hip hop artists in the genre’s history. Indeed, many music critics call that time period the Golden Age of hip hop. So far, four hip-hop groups have been inducted beginning with Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five in 2007. They were followed by Run–D.M.C. in 2009, white rap group The Beastie Boys in 2012 and Public Enemy in 2013....
Madonna Leads Star-Studded Grammy Lineup; See Complete List! 14

Madonna Leads Star-Studded Grammy Lineup; See Complete List!

Madonna kicked a cast off her foot and is picking out her best high heels to perform at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. She’s headlining acts that include Sara Bareilles, Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde and surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. The awards show, hosted by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) boasts three-and-a-half hours of almost non-stop music....
Jenn Cormack Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs Beatles With Giant Tribute Tattoo 16

Jenn Cormack Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs Beatles With Giant Tribute Tattoo

Jenn Cormack has a Beatles memorabilia collection; now she’s part of it. She loves them, yeah, yeah, yeah and showed it by getting a giant Beatles tribute tattoo on her back. Cormack wasn’t even born when The Beatles broke up in 1970, and surviving band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are old enough to be her grandfather....