As origin stories go, this one is pretty amazing. The latest “Deconstructing the Beatles” films trace the band’s early years: from a fateful garden party (well, fete, if you’re a stickler) to the cusp of global mania.
On its 50th anniversary, “The White Album” is examined inside and out by various Beatle experts. Hosted by Monmouth University, this symposium should earn you an “extra credit” for fun.
Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross… Ray Parker Jr. has worked with the biggies. In this video interview, the Ghostbusters guy gets personal.
Intimate, unexpected – and with cameos from folks like Fred Astaire and George Harrison – John Lennon’s “Imagine” is a loving peek inside his post-Beatle world.
It appeared on nearly every Beatle album, from the first to the last. What was the “wind up” piano, how did it work, and why did the band love it so much?