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Mike McCarthy – Gently Sleeps (2014)

Mike McCarthy – Gently Sleeps (2014)

Pianist Mike McCarthy doesn’t pull any punches with Gently Sleeps, subtitling it “a calming tribute to the Beatles.” Of course, the risk there is that these solo reworkings could become so relaxing as to send us into a drowsy oblivion. McCarthy, based out of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, largely avoids that pitfall by delving into lesser-known cuts from this world-famous outfit —Read More

Deep Beatles: “Free as a Bird” from Anthology 1 (1995)

Deep Beatles: “Free as a Bird” from Anthology 1 (1995)

The anniversary celebrations abound everywhere: 50 years ago, the Beatles first reached American shores, debuted on Ed Sullivan, and officially kicked off the Beatlemania era.

Sick of the Beatles? Rekindle your fading fandom with 10 lesser-known favorites

Sick of the Beatles? Rekindle your fading fandom with 10 lesser-known favorites

Every one knows “Hey Jude,” “Yesterday,” “She Loves You.” To the point where you could (gulp!) start getting sick of them. Blame classic-rock radio, blame Cirque du Soleil, blame your older brother.

Deep Beatles: The Beatles, “Her Majesty” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: The Beatles, “Her Majesty” from Abbey Road (1969)

Concluding our walk through the Abbey Road medley is the brief, secret coda “Her Majesty.” At only 23 seconds, it stands as the shortest song in the Beatles catalog.

‘That makes me the king’: Bob Dylan turned the Beatles onto pot; but who turned Dylan on?

‘That makes me the king’: Bob Dylan turned the Beatles onto pot; but who turned Dylan on?

Ian Tyson, the Canadian folk singer, tells George Stroumboulopoulos that he is pretty sure he gave Bob Dylan his first puff of pot.

‘I’m deeply honored’: Toto’s Steve Lukather to join Ringo Starr for Grammys

‘I’m deeply honored’: Toto’s Steve Lukather to join Ringo Starr for Grammys

To paraphrase a Fab Four favorite, it’s getting better all the time for Beatles nut Steve Lukather. He’s already performed with Paul McCartney, George Harrison and (most recently) Ringo Starr

Micks and Johns and Ians, oh my!: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Name Game

Micks and Johns and Ians, oh my!: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Name Game

OK, I don’t know what’s up with this, but it seems that at one time there were a lot of rock ‘n’ roll bands out there where different members had similar names.

Something Else! Throwdown: Led Zeppelin vs. the Beatles

Something Else! Throwdown: Led Zeppelin vs. the Beatles

When the New Year rolls around, it’s customary for reporters, columnists, reviewers and critics of all sorts to summarize the year that was by coming up with their annual Top Ten lists.

Readers’ Top 10 for 2013: The Beatles, Peter Banks, the Band, Adrian Belew, Carcass, Led Zeppelin

Readers’ Top 10 for 2013: The Beatles, Peter Banks, the Band, Adrian Belew, Carcass, Led Zeppelin

Never mind that our readers’ top pick for 2013 was actually published on December 27, 2011. It’s part of a trend involving a certain mop-topped bunch.

‘Didn’t know you could do that’: David Crosby never got over early preview of the Beatles’ ‘Day in the Life’

‘Didn’t know you could do that’: David Crosby never got over early preview of the Beatles’ ‘Day in the Life’

Throughout 1965-66, David Crosby and the Byrds were running neck and neck with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones commercially. And then, Crosby says, the Fab Four did something that blew him away.