As with so many history-making juggernauts, the story of the Beatles is littered with folklore — often created by the insatiable appetite of the media, the group’s legions of fans and sometimes even the band mates themselves. Looking back on the … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: “It’s Going to Be a Really Big Show”
For most Americans, the explosive power of Beatlemania first revealed itself with the Beatles’ legend-making appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday, Feb. 9, 1964. But back in their homeland, the Beatles’ fame had reached its fever pitch some … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: Ladies and Gentlemen, Beatlemania!
For the two-part season premiere of the popular Fox television show “Glee,” the series’ producers have chosen to showcase the time-tested music of the Beatles. As with “American Idol” and “The Voice” before them, the creators of “Glee” know a thing … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: Meet the Gleeks!
In April 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as Patriot Day and as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. And while most Americans have little difficulty recalling precisely where they were and what they were doing on that terrible morning in … [Continue reading] about From the Penn State Laureate: Remembering the Restaurant at the End of the World
As pop-music masterworks go, the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” is one of the most ambitious, self-conscious compositions in the fabled Lennon-McCartney songbook. It would also be the classic tune that would alter the group’s fortunes across the … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: “I Want to Hold Your Hand” Propelled Band in U.S.