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In 2021, this extraordinary album still warms a room much the same way it did 50 years earlier.
Craig Brown’s One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time explores how, in less than a decade, the band redefined not just pop music but fame.
One of the founders of the music title on why it was “a thrill-ride at the front and a good shopping guide at the back”.
The interesting thing about the 1969 record is that it is bigger now than it was then.
Over four weeks in 1969 a succession of cultural shocks – the moon landings, Manson murders, Woodstock and the Beatles’ walk across Abbey Road – ended the Sixties. But, at the time, we had no idea what we were living through
From the Long Players series: writers on their most cherished albums.
Roots, Radicals and Rockers is full of great characters and vignettes of bracingly different times.
Why does he only open at weekends? He looks both ways in the manner of Arthur Daley. “Trading Standards don’t work weekends.” There’s your true spirit of punk rock.
Brian Wilson and Mike Love of the Beach Boys have both published new memoirs. The problem? They take themselves preposterously seriously.
Springsteen’s memoir, Born to Run, is the most accomplished of the recent cavalcade of rock autobiographies.