The Beatles, “Sexy Sadie”

The music somehow manages both dreaminess and melancholy, which makes it just the right fit for Lennon’s lyrics.
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The Beatles Will Soon Be Available for Streaming

  Christmas will likely come early for music fans, as music from the Beatles may at long last be available for streaming. The news comes from Billboard, reporting that the information came directly from “sources with knowledge of the negotiations.” According … Continued

Lyric Of The Week: The Beatles, “Julia”

Songs by rock artists about their mothers are relatively few and far between. Those that there are tend to go to one of two extremes. You’ll get the occasional gushing tribute, a la Bruce Springsteen’s “The Wish.” On the flip … Continued

Behind The Song: The Beatles, “A Day In The Life”

By the time The Beatles settled in to write the songs that would make up their legendary 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s songwriting partnership had drastically transformed from the early days when … Continued

What If The Beatles Had Used Social Media?

Most of America’s avid music fans just celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ debut in America. However, we can leave it up to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to use this iconic moment as a cheeky satire of … Continued
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The Beatles, “She’s Leaving Home”

Rock and roll is supposed to be about loud guitars and drums, not harps and violins. Rock and roll is supposed to be about kids rebelling against their parents, not each generation getting to voice their own point of view. … Continued

Get The Free New E-Book: “Making Rainbows — The Beatles Way”

My November/December column, “Listen…Do You Want to Know a Secret,” promised to provide more examples of rainbow phrases in hit songs by The Beatles, examples that you could use to improve your own songwriting, regardless of style. At first I … Continued
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