File this under "Actually Pleasant Celeb Encounters."
The Paul McCartney-United Nations Concerts for the People of Kampuchea: Closing Rock & Roll Diplomacy's First Decade
To gather together such diverse profiles and genres required a unique person. One who was able to compose antithetic tunes
When it comes to the RNC's song selection, it's not all right.
Herb Alpert kept checking in about his pin stripes, asking a rapt audience, some of whom traveled from Florida just to hear
Prince could do it all. Play everything. And he could dance to boot. In heels. The night he died there was nothing on my Facebook or Twitter feed but posts about him. We all expressed our sorrow in our own way.
The Beatles were blessed to have had Three Wise Men in their lives who guided them and helped them on their astonishing trajectory to joyous world domination and enduring cultural significance. And by some remarkable gift of the gods those men were not only wise but kind and gentle.
Mid-late 1960s: West goes East. While it was John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Canada that initiated Rock n' Roll Diplomacy, George Harrison was the first to apply that concept to music.
Most discussions about art eventually hit the wall of the argument that "taste is subjective". Nevertheless, in terms of pop music, there is near consensus that the Beatles were the greatest, most important band of all time. This post is dedicated to the minority that is still not convinced.
Controversy, dispute, and rock 'n' roll are siblings, and I accept that. However I must stand up for my woefully neglected bass brethren, some of whom no longer lay down the groove on this mortal coil.
Photo by Henry Diltz, "Keith Richards", courtesy of the artist and the Hilton Asmus Gallery Photographs from Pattie Boyd
In this latest edition of the Underrated Beatles Songs series, the tunes featured appear in both, some of their earliest works as well as their latest.
She was a vision of loveliness who attracted the eye of some of the best photographers in the world -- not to mention the fancy of two of rock 'n' roll's most iconic guitar heroes. Today, though, Pattie Boyd feels most comfortable on the other side of camera.