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Henry McCullough dies; played guitar with Paul McCartney and Wings, Joe Cocker, Spooky Tooth

Henry McCullough dies; played guitar with Paul McCartney and Wings, Joe Cocker, Spooky Tooth

Ex-Wings guitarist Henry McCullough suffered a devastating heart attack in 2012 and then endured a lengthy period of partial recovery.

The Beatles, “Chains” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Chains” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

This King and Goffin track typifies the Beatles’ early era, a time when the band was forming their own identity.

Steve Porcaro – Someday / Somehow (2016)

Steve Porcaro – Someday / Somehow (2016)

The sublime ‘Someday/Somehow’ finds Toto co-founder Steve Porcaro at the peak of his considerable powers.

Toto, “We Made It” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “We Made It” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “We Made It” is often overlooked, yet the David Paich/Jeff Porcaro collaboration offers so much more than meets the ear.

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The Beatles: Revelations of ‘Paperback Writer’ and ‘Rain’

Mike Tiano celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ landmark single “Paperback Writer/Rain,” while clearing up some misconceptions.

The Monkees – Good Times! (2016)

The Monkees – Good Times! (2016)

If you’ve been waiting for a Monkees reunion project to hit it out of the park, stand back as ‘Good Times!’ steps up to the plate.

Steve Porcaro, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Porcaro, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Porcaro has always been considered an ace songwriter, a trusted sideman, the ultimate team player. Now, he’s ready to step out.

Toto, “Lovers In The Night” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Lovers In The Night” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

‘Toto IV’ follows the Steve Lukather rocker “Afraid Of Love” with an even more potent song from David Paich.

The Beatles, “Devil in Her Heart” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Devil in Her Heart” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“Devil in Her Heart” exemplifies the early Beatles, representing their eclectic song selection, willingness to take risks and ability to transform a cover.

The Beach Boys – Sunflower (1970): Shadows in Stereo

The Beach Boys – Sunflower (1970): Shadows in Stereo

‘Sunflower’ was the Beach Boys being a band for one last moment in their eternal endless summer.