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Rock Rewind: The Beach Boys “I Get Around”

Pretty much everyone either remembers or has heard about The Beatles’ remarkable American television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. What many people forget is that The Beach Boys were running a close second on the overall radio charts, and were arguably just as influential as the Fab Four on the evolution of rock. The two bands were in something of a friendly creative competition during the 60s—Paul McCartney has […]


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Music News Week In Review (October 6 Edition)

So…our music news headlines this week cover no fewer than three bands (or former bands) celebrating 50-year anniversaries. Call it a mostly retro-themed week in review. Anyhow…here are a few headlines you might have missed recently.   BEATLES FANS OBSERVE 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY BREAKING RECORD IN LIVERPOOL You’ll find lots of odd facts in the Guinness Book of World Records—among them, the most number of Beatles fans who gathered in […]


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The Beach Boys Are Back with New Album, 50th Anniversary Tour

Did anyone see The Beach Boys perform at the Grammys this year? Didn’t they look old? They sure don’t sound that way. That’s Why God Made the Radio, the band’s first album of original tunes in 20 years, officially hits shelves today (June 5) as part of a reunion campaign that I have to say is one of the smartest marketing/promotion strategies I’ve ever seen. Why do I say that? […]