| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:37 AM
It originally aired Dec. 26, 1967, in what could be called the winter -- not the summer -- of love. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star created "Magical Mystery Tour" as a post-Christmas feast for the senses.
"In the wake of...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Eleven years ago today, George Harrison died at the age of 58 in Los Angeles.
And exactly one year after that some of the late Beatle's closest friends -- including Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Harrison's surviving bandmates -- gathered for...
| Dec 1, 2012
Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 1:14 PM
The Beatles audition tape rejected by a record label executive in arguably the biggest blunder in pop history has resurfaced and will go on sale at a London auction next week.
Ted Owen of The Fame Bureau, an auction house specializing in pop...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 11:03 AM
They were four completely unknown men living in Liverpool in 1962.
Ordinary 20-something-year-olds who had formed what seemed to be a very ordinary rock band.
Their names were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best -- they called...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Meet the new Beatles … same as the old Beatles?
The albums being released Tuesday on vinyl certainly are old — the Beatles broke up 42 years ago, after all — and the mixes being used are the same as those that appeared on the 2009...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Jim James has done plenty of work lately outside the confines of his Kentucky-based roots-rock band, My Morning Jacket: In 2009 he recorded and toured with Conor Oberst, M. Ward and Mike Mogis as Monsters of Folk, and earlier this year he took part in...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:35 AM
April 5, 8 p.m., $20-$45, MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, (860) 312-3000, foxwoods.com.
In the spring of 1972, Yes guitarist Steve Howe was recording a guitar solo for "Siberian Khatru" for the upcoming...
| Oct 21, 2011
Barry Feinstein, a photographer who gained renown as one of the premier chroniclers of the 1960s and '70s music scene, including shooting iconic album covers for Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and George Harrison, has died. He was 80.
Feinstein, a longtime...
| Dec 8, 2011
When singer Roy Orbison was touring England in 1968, it had been four years since he last appeared at the top of the charts with "Oh, Pretty Woman," even though he continued playing live and recording long after the pulse of rock music shifted away from...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 7:01 PM
"Mojo is power. You've got your mojo working. Things are happening for you." - Tom Petty
"Mojo means the magic, the thing that gets girls excited." - Scott Thurston
The first studio offering from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in eight years, "MOJO,"...
| Jun 16, 2010
| 1:22 PM
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers belong to a special class of artists, a class comprised of those few acts that have sustained decades-long careers despite the restlessness of popular music's audience. The Heartbreakers' tours are among the most successful...