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“Up on The Roof” . . . : Continued

I had recently posted about two concerts, each performed on rooftops in the center of a major city by a leading band of the day. The more well known one was by The Beatles on the roof of Apple Records

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“Up On The Roof” . . . : Two Rooftop Concerts, Same Ending

Just recently was the 50th anniversary of what turned out to be the final performance of the Beatles. On January 3oth 1969, The Beatles went up on the rooftop of the headquarters of Apple Records in central London and played

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“Hey Bulldog” . . . : From Forgotten Orphan To Cult Favorite

I remember when the Beatles movie “Yellow Submarine” came out. I went to see it with my older brother and a couple of his friends when I was about eleven years old. I watched and liked the Saturday morning Beatles

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Stick Theory: Norwegian Wood (Beatles cover) on the Chapman Stick Guitar

I’m continuing my series of Chapman Stick Guitar videos with my cover of the classic Beatles tune Norwegian Wood. Their is a long history of jazz versions of Beatles songs. That’s the subject for a future post. I’m just adding

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“And Now For Something Completely Different” . . . : Listening To Music Before And After Isolated Tracks

I was recently watching a movie with my wife called French Kiss (1995) with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. It’s a lightweight romantic comedy but there was one scenr that I found interesting. It takes place in the childhood home

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The Great What If . . . : A Beatles Alternate History

With the recent passing of George Martin, one’s thoughts inevitably turn to the Beatles and with it, “what if . . .” In previous posts, I have indulged in a bit of alternate history with the Grateful Dead, theorizing about

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“All You Need Is Cash: . . : The Rutles – Best Beatles Parody Ever

I went to the doctor the other day. I know that this usually means a decent amount of time in the waiting room so I brought something to read, “You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After The Breakup”

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