Midweek Music Moment: Double Fantasy, John Lennon

So is it the quality of the songs or the fact John Lennon was murdered three weeks after Double Fantasy was released that makes it special?

There’s a lot of good things to say about Double Fantasy. But there’s an equal amount of bad, with bad spelled Y-o-k-o O-n-o. While you don’t criticize a friend […]

Midweek Music Moment: Abbey Road, The Beatles

Recently, I’ve found myself listening almost incessantly to certain albums from the late ’60s and early ’70s. The “rediscovery” of this music leads to what I hope will become a weekly installment on the blog.

The focus largely will be on older albums for which the dates of the current week were important in […]

Book Review: Magical Mystery Tours (2005)

It seems as if books on the Beatles will never end. Tony Bramwell’s Magical Mystery Tours is the latest “insider” view of the band. Of course, when a John Lennon lyric sheet is selling for $1 million, the market is evidently there.

Bramwell grew up in Liverpool with Harrison, Lennon and McCartney. He was their […]