The Surprising Chord That Helped Make “Penny Lane” a Masterpiece
“Penny Lane” is full of inventive twists, starting with this chord. See how Sir Paul wove it together so seamlessly. It’s a master class in composition.
We Are All Together: George Martin and “I Am the Walrus”
Sir George Martin was known for his understated brilliance as producer for The Beatles. “I Am the Walrus” is one song that shows that brilliance.
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.
“Purple Rain”…With a Twang
As the anniversary of Prince’s passing approaches, this re-flavored version of one classic is a lovely way to remember the Purple One.
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).