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Free As a Bird: The Dakota Beatle DemosIn honor of 09.09.09, the unofficial reboot of The Greatest Band The World Has Ever Known, here are NINE (of course) links to some Beatles-related features on this blog and its sister site www.musoscribe.com.

  1.  A 2007 interview with Marshall Crenshaw in which MC reminisces about his days as a cast member of the Beatlemania show.
  2.  A 2006 interview with Sean Lennon (John and Yoko‘s son, currently touring as part of Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band) on the release of his solo album Friendly Fire.
  3.  A 2007 interview with Yoko Ono discussuing her I’m Not a Witch album.
  4.  A 2009 interview with Howard Kaylan (The Turtles, Flo and Eddie, Frank Zappa’s Mothers) discussing his film My Dinner With Jimi. A central scene in this humorous-yet-true-story movie centers on John Lennon.
  5. One from my “Bootleg Bin” column in which the unofficial John Lennon CD Free As a Bird: The Dakota Beatle Demos is reviewed.
  6. A review of the latest odds-and-sods DVD of Beatles ephemera, Rare and Unseen.
  7. A review of the sorta-new DVD John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band – Live in Toronto ’69.
  8. A review of a 2008 Stax Records compilation titled Stax Does the Beatles.
  9. A review of the new album You Are Here, by George Harrison‘s son Dhani and Oli Hecks, calling themselves thenewno2.
  10. BONUS! Well, no…that one’s not ready quite yet. It’s my interview with Barry Tashian, leader of The Remains, the group that toured with The Beatles in 1966.

Happy 09.09.09!