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Beach Boy who bonds father and son
The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" is acclaimed as one of the finest albums of the last 50 years; it has a particularly special place in my heart, as the CD was on repeat in our Brighton apartment while my partner Fiona was in the final throes of labor, about to deliver our first son.
1375 points by CNN | Pet Sounds The Beach Boys Al Jardine Brian Wilson Sloop John B The Beatles I Know There's an Answer God Only Knows
Love abounds within Las Vegas’ Cirque du Soleil shows
The spotlight shines on three stories.
335 points by Las Vegas Sun | Cirque du Soleil Criss Angel The Beatles Las Vegas Strip New York-New York Hotel & Casino The Mirage MGM Grand Las Vegas Viva Las Vegas
Elvis Presley encores with Royal Philharmonic for 'The Wonder of You' set
Elvis Presley’s voice is posthumously teamed with the full forces of an orchestra for a second time with “The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,” a collection due Oct. 21 that adds newly recorded orchestral accompaniment to more than a dozen of the King’s original...
427 points by Los Angeles Times | Elvis Presley The Beatles A Big Hunk o' Love Suspicious Minds RCA Records Sony Music Entertainment Orchestra Paul McCartney
Rolling Stones add another Las Vegas show at T-Mobile Arena
You’re getting one more chance to get a little “Satisfaction,” Vegas.
228 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | The Beatles The Rolling Stones Marianne Faithfull Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band English-language films Martin Scorsese Roger Waters Live 8
Rolling Stones add another T-Mobile Arena show
You’re getting one more chance to get a little “Satisfaction,” Vegas.
6 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | The Beatles The Rolling Stones Marianne Faithfull Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band English-language films Martin Scorsese Roger Waters Live 8
SEE IT: ‘Friday’ singer Rebecca Black releases new music video
When she was 13 years old, Rebecca Black released one of the most disliked music videos of all time.
161 points by Daily News | The Beatles Music video David Bowie The Big Bopper Smack My Bitch Up F. Gary Gray Great Divide Basin YouTube
Sib Hashian, former Boston drummer, dies at 67 during Legends of Rock Cruise
Drummer was playing a Legends of Rock Cruise show when he collapsed onstage.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Boston Album Single The Beatles Liner notes Albums Rock music Associated Press
Puppy trapped in well captivates the entire country of Turkey
After spending 10 days trapped in a well in Turkey, a 4-month-old puppy was finally rescued. Miners, firefighters and even a group of high school students worked together as the entire nation watched, and saved the pup’s life.
159 points by New York Post | New York Post Social network service Google App Store The Beatles IPhone OS Social media Dance
Wojo: For Mike Ilitch, a full life, a fulfilled vision
Tributes flow in for Mike Ilitch as public bids farewell        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Mike Ilitch The Beatles Fox Theatre
Iceland cops demand: Stop staring at the Northern Lights while driving
Police in Iceland have officially warned drivers to stop staring at the Northern Lights. The distracted driving caused by tourists staring at the night sky has apparently become a big problem across the country.
41 points by New York Post | New York Post App Store Google Social network service The Beatles IPhone OS Social media Police
This toddler is a bigger Beatles fan than you are
Two-year-old Walter is obsessed with The Beatles. One day in the car, his music-loving parents, Eli Bolin and Allison Posner, flipped through The Beatles’ “1” album to see how many of the band’s greatest hits Walter could name. In just two minutes, the tot correctly identified 21 songs.
505 points by New York Post | New York Post App Store Google Social network service The Beatles IPhone OS Social media Android
David Bowie’s son celebrates ‘Blackstar’ Grammy wins
David Bowie cleaned up at the Grammys Sunday when he was posthumously awarded five trophies for his final album Blackstar
-2 points by Boston Herald | David Bowie U2 Rock music Music video Glam rock Beck The Beatles Grammy Awards
David Bowie wins 2 posthumous Grammys
The late icon is up for five awards Sunday for his final album 'Blackstar.'         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Rock music David Bowie Glam rock The Beatles Grammy Award for Best Recording Package Alternative rock U2 Beck
In My Library: Dave Malloy
When you’re playing in a cruise-ship band, you tend to have a lot of free time on your hands. Which is how Dave Malloy found himself plowing through “War and Peace,” a section of which triggered an epiphany. “It ended with Pierre seeing a comet, and tears streamed down my face,” he said. “I felt...
18 points by New York Post | Elvis Presley The Beatles Rock and roll Superhero Fantastic Four G. Willow Wilson Avengers X-Men
Swinging Sixties Icon David Bailey Sounds Off on the Beatles, Stones
If you lived through the ’60s, David Bailey changed your life. If you didn’t live through the ’60s, David Bailey changed your life. Whether you call it “Swinging London” or “The British Invasion,” or use terms like “boomers,” or “youthquake,” to conjure up that mythical time when peace and prosperity met mind-expanding drugs, free love,... Read more »
153 points by Variety | The Rolling Stones Andy Warhol The Beatles Andrew Loog Oldham Marianne Faithfull As Tears Go By Mick Jagger Allen Klein
Jackie Evancho lands record deal after Trump inauguration
The ­16-year-old songbird has a new deal with Sony after being courted by several major ­labels.
12489 points by New York Post | President of the United States Country pop Crossover United States presidential inauguration The Beatles
Soul singer Sharon Jones, whose work with the Dap Kings sparked a renaissance, has died
Sharon Jones, the incendiary soul singer who propelled to stardom at an age when most musicians had either hit the big time or accepted the club circuit, has died. The artist’s albums with her backing band the Dap-Kings paved the way for a soul renaissance that influenced singers including Amy...
2160 points by Los Angeles Times | Soul music Amy Winehouse Album Funk Rock music The Beatles Donald Trump Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Lennon's Beatles breakup letter sold at auction for $30,000
An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney written shortly after the Beatles' breakup has been sold at auction for nearly $30,000. The two-page typed draft , with handwritten annotations by Lennon, was sold Thursday by ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Paul McCartney The Beatles Ringo Starr George Harrison John Lennon Abbey Road Linda McCartney Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
John Lennon’s angry letter to Paul McCartney sells for nearly $30K
“The letter captures the intense rivalry between Lennon and McCartney in the months, and even years, surrounding the breakup of the Beatles,” Boston’s RR Auction said in a statement.
197 points by New York Post | John Lennon Paul McCartney Yoko Ono The Beatles Grammy Award winners Ringo Starr George Harrison Bob Dylan
‘Michael Jackson One’ keeps King of Pop’s spirit fresh
Creative choreography and unusual acts highlight Cirque du Soleil's homage to the legend.
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Michael Jackson Dangerous World Tour Cirque du Soleil HIStory: Past Present and Future Book I Smooth Criminal Fred Astaire Las Vegas The Beatles
LISTEN: Olivia Millerschin, 'Long Weekend,' exclusive debut
Hear the Detroit singer-songwriter's new track in this Freep First Spin premiere.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Release Album Michigan Single The Beatles Metro Detroit Ann Arbor Michigan
New Beatles film now in theaters
Music aside, the true power of The Beatles wasn’t the volume of their fans or the popularity of their hairstyles – it was the pull of their politics.The band’s refusal to play to segregated American audiences in 1964 is one striking example explored in a new documentary about the band’s tireless yea...
3 points by Concord Monitor | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Ringo Starr Paul McCartney Abbey Road John Lennon George Harrison Let It Be
Police seek two men in cold-case killing near site of Manson family slayings
Los Angeles police are seeking two men in connection with the slaying of a 19-year-old Canadian woman who was stabbed to death in 1969, just a few miles from the most infamous of the Manson family killings. Sketches of the men were released Friday by the Los Angeles Police Department and are based...
169 points by Los Angeles Times | Charles Manson Vincent Bugliosi Sharon Tate Police The Beatles Helter Skelter Susan Atkins Helter Skelter
Readers reflect on the staying power of Beatlemania and mourn the loss of Gene Wilder
We still love them, yeah, yeah, yeah I look forward to seeing “Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years,” Ron Howard’s new documentary on the Beatles [“A Beatles Journey Filled With Twists and Shouts,” Sept. 4]. I was disappointed, however, that reporter Randy Lewis did not mention the 1964 British...
10 points by Los Angeles Times | Gene Wilder The Beatles Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka The Beatles discography Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks Richard Pryor
Concert review: Brian Wilson revisits classic ‘Pet Sounds’ at Atlanta show

106 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | The Beach Boys Brian Wilson Pet Sounds Al Jardine Good Vibrations Mike Love Tony Asher The Beatles
'Eight Days a Week' embraces Beatles' live magic
“It’s about us dealing with the life we had to lead in those days,” Ringo Starr says.         
4913 points by Arizona Republic | The Beatles Ringo Starr John Lennon George Harrison Paul McCartney The Beatles Abbey Road Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
With 'Imagine,' John Lennon continues his use of music to express his deepest feelings
Editor’s note: In honor of the 45th anniversary of John Lennon’s second solo album, “Imagine,” which was released in the U.S. on Sept. 9, 1971, read The Times' original review of the album: Not only does John Lennon’s new “Imagine” solo album give him a 2-0 lead over Paul McCartney in the post-Beatles...
650 points by Los Angeles Times | John Lennon The Beatles George Harrison Yoko Ono Ringo Starr Paul McCartney Imagine John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Mike Love's memoir 'Good Vibrations' recalls the Beach Boys harmonies and strife
Mike Love is acutely aware that he is perceived as a villain. In his new autobiography, “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy,” Love puts the conventional public framing of his relationship to his cousin and musical collaborator Brian Wilson simply: “For those who believe that Brian walks on...
1151 points by Los Angeles Times | The Beach Boys Brian Wilson Good Vibrations Carl Wilson California Girls Mike Love Dennis Wilson The Beatles