Ken Womack’s “John Lennon: 1980” is an engaging look at a pivotal year. It paints a portrait of a happy man – which is something, at least.
Everyone knows the importance of George Martin and Brian Epstein in the career of the Beatles. But three other men deserve a shout-out.
Her knack for both mathematics and music, plus her willingness to experiment, made Delia Derbyshire a true musical pioneer.
Bettye LaVette always puts a unique spin on classic songs, like those of the Beatles. Her new album is a powerful statement for these times.