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  • When Four Became One: McCartney’s Melodic Farewell

    On this day in history, the tapestry of modern music was forever altered by a seismic shift that sent ripples through the realm of pop culture and beyond. April 10, 1970, stands as a cornerstone moment, not just in rock ‘n’ roll lore but in the annals of artistic endeavors at large. It was on…

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  • The Beatles’ Historic 1964 U.S. Arrival

    In the frosty grip of February 1964, four lads from Liverpool landed on American shores, igniting a cultural wildfire that would forever alter the course of music history. Their arrival on Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 at New York’s Kennedy Airport was met with unprecedented fervor, with 3,000 fans creating a chaotic welcome for…

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  • The Beatles Before the Blitz

    Flashback to 1961, a dimly lit Cavern Club in Liverpool, and a band about to explode into the stratosphere of rock legend. This is where we find The Beatles, raw and unrefined, far from their Sgt. Pepper days. Picture John Lennon, a youthful 20, and Paul McCartney, 19, strumming and crooning, while George Harrison, 18,…

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  • Girl, You Know It’s False: The Milli Vanilli Lip-Sync Scandal

    In the pantheon of pop music scandals, few resonate as deeply as the Milli Vanilli debacle of November 15, 1990. This was the day when music producer Frank Farian revealed that Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, the faces of Milli Vanilli, had not sung a single note on their multi-platinum album “Girl You Know It’s…

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  • The Paul McCartney Death Rumor: Dissecting the 1969 Beatles Conspiracy

    In the transformative year of 1969, amidst the backdrop of Woodstock and intense Vietnam War protests, the Paul McCartney death rumor seeped into pop culture, becoming one of rock’s most tenacious legends. This Beatles conspiracy theory contended that the beloved bassist, Paul McCartney, had met a tragic end in a 1966 car accident. Instead of…

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  • Zebra Stripes & Rock Legends: The Beatles’ Iconic Abbey Road Journey

    54 years back, in a slice of London that was more suburbia than swinging, The Beatles—rock’s original Fab Four—stopped traffic, literally and figuratively. It was August 8, 1969, when John, Paul, George, and Ringo strutted down Abbey Road, giving birth to an image as legendary as the riffs on that album. Outside the legendary recording…

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 8 — Paul McCartney saves the Poisoned Iveys (temporarily)

    1970 proved to be a landmark year in the annals of rock music.

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  • Diving into Disco, Part 6 — Psychedelics and Funkydelics

    By 1967, the Motor City is still monopolizing the music charts and airwaves, cruising full speed ahead, rivaled only by Britain’s Fab Four. But there’s turbulence and static on the horizon stemming from a strong current blowing from the West Coast, along with inner tensions within Hitsville U.S.A., a.k.a. Motown Records.These combined factors would eventually…

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  • The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 11-15

    Episode 11 On this week’s episode of The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music, Jay Jay chats with his friend chef Michael Lomonaco. Tune in to hear Jay Jay and Michael cover all things New York, the complex relationship between the entertainment and food industries, the current state of the restaurant business, the phenomenon…

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