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Not Quite Top 40 But Quite Important: The B-52s’ “Rock Lobster”

It may have peaked at number 56 on the charts, but “Rock Lobster” generated terrific buzz for a young band from Athens, Georgia.

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“Purple Rain”…With A Twang

As the one-year anniversary of Prince’s passing approaches, this reflavored classic is a lovely way to remember the Purple One.

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A “Happy” Reunion for Bill Murray and Paul Shaffer

Two SNL alums circa 1979 are back together for a new animated music video (packed with Easter eggs).

How Jimi Hendrix (May Have) Influenced The Beatles’ “A Day In The Life”

Editor’s Note: We’ve gotten LOTS of feedback about this video — and Scott’s conjecture about Jimi’s possible influence on Sgt Pepper — so Scott just posted a follow up where he responds to the most frequent questions and comments.  Anyway, here’s the original article. We hope

The Surprising Chord That Helped Make “Penny Lane” a Masterpiece

In February of 1967, The Beatles released a groundbreaking double A-side single. On one side was a Lennon song, “Strawberry Fields Forever,” that had been transformed in the studio thanks to the contributions of the other Beatles along with producer George Martin and engineer Geoff