The passing of producer Phil Spector called up the darker parts of his troubled life. But his place in music can’t be disputed.
For his first post-Beatles outing, George Harrison released a deeply rich triple album. It left an indelible mark on the music world.
We take the titles of these iconic Beatle albums for granted now. But there was a time when the lads had some other ideas…
Many songs by the Beatles, Elton John, and the Moody Blues would’ve been much different without the deft hand of a skilled arranger. Even the Ramones utilized some strings. But exactly when did “strings” become a “thing” in rock?