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The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl

In 1977, the last Beatles album to be released during John Lennon’s lifetime was released. Until today, it had never been legally issued on CD. There’s a relatively good reason for that. In its original incarnation, at least, Live at … Continue reading

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RIP George Martin

We knew it would come sooner or later, of course — he was ninety years old, and given the horrible tendency of those associated with the Beatles to die prematurely we were *very* lucky he was with us for as … Continue reading

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The Beatles: All These Years vol 1 — Tune In

Mark Lewisohn’s latest book on the Beatles is almost impossible to review sensibly. Possibly the simplest review is simply to describe it. It’s volume one of a projected three-volume biography of the Beatles. My copy runs to 803 pages of … Continue reading

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New Copyright Extension Releases

For those who don’t know, as well as the Beatles Live At The BBC Vol 2 set (already on my Xmas list), Universal are releasing two digital-only albums of previously unreleased music — one by the Beatles and one by … Continue reading

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“Neil Innes And Friends”

Today was the fourth time I’ve seen Neil Innes live, and you never know what to expect. He’s one of the true greats of both comedy and music, but precisely because of that he’s hard to fit into a neat … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney, MEN Arena 19/12/11

I sometimes think Paul McCartney can’t win. One of the big complaints I’d read from reviewers after the previous shows on this tour was “He’s doing too many hits. Why doesn’t he do some more obscure stuff? It’s just the … Continue reading

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Monkee Music 4(5th Anniversary!) – Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd

A revised and improved version of this essay appears in my book Monkee Music, available as paperback, hardback, PDF, Kindle (US), Kindle (UK) and ePub (all DRM-free). Today is the 45th anniversary of the debut of the Monkees’ TV show, … Continue reading

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