Category Archives: The Beatles

“More popular than Jesus”

“‘More popular than Jesus‘ was part of a longer remark made by the Beatles‘ John Lennon during a 1966 interview, in which he argued that Christianity would end, possibly before rock music. His opinions drew no controversy when originally published … Continue reading

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The Accidental Perfection of the Beatles’ White Album

Fifty years later, the White Album, the Beatles’ masterpiece, is still good, still indelible, still as clean and pure as its sleeve, requiring no explanation or description beyond the band’s name. “To mark this month’s fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles’ … Continue reading

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Poetry, Proto-Rap and Soul: The Sounds of the Black Power Revolution

Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised “The word ‘revolution’ has lost its edge in the 21st century. Advertisements inform us there’s a revolution in hair care or a revolutionary new driverless car. But when young Americans … Continue reading

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“Glad All Over” – The Dave Clark Five (1964)

“Glad All Over” is a song written by Dave Clark and Mike Smith and recorded by The Dave Clark Five. In January 1964, it became the British group’s first big hit, reaching No.1 on the UK Singles Chart. In April … Continue reading

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The Beatles – White Album (1968)

“The Beatles, also known as ‘The White Album’, is the ninth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968. A double album, its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the … Continue reading

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The Cavern Club

The original Cavern Club entrance in 1963. “The Cavern Club was a nightclub at 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, England. The Cavern Club opened on 16 January 1957 as a jazz club, later becoming a centre of the rock and roll … Continue reading

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International Times

“International Times (it or IT) is the name of various underground newspapers, with the original title founded in London in 1966. Editors included Hoppy, David Mairowitz, Roger Hutchinson, Peter Stansill, Barry Miles, Jim Haynes and playwright Tom McGrath. Jack Moore, … Continue reading

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