Would they have been The Beatles we came to know without her? Astrid Kirchherr’s recent death gives us a chance to assess her influence.
You already know the voice of Martha Wash (even if you don’t think you do). Her new album, “Love and Conflict,” is a perfect selection for today.
Ringo’s 1973 hit “Photograph” echoed the breakup of the Beatles. Yet it serves as a poignant anthem for us these days as we socially-isolate.
Paul McCartney has typically written some of the most optimistic songs in pop music. Here’s one particularly uplifting track for these times.
“She’s So Heavy” is given lots of kudos for helping craft prog-rock. But Billy Preston — and multiple black artists — found (and further built) the gospel groove beneath.