Turn Me On, Dead Man.
In 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.
- A 2007 interview with Marshall Crenshaw in which MC reminisces about his days as a cast member of the Beatlemania show.
- 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.
- A 2007 interview with Yoko Ono discussuing her I’m Not a Witch album.
- 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.
- One from my “Bootleg Bin” column in which the unofficial John Lennon CD Free As a Bird: The Dakota Beatle Demos is reviewed.
- A review of the latest odds-and-sods DVD of Beatles ephemera, Rare and Unseen.
- A review of the sorta-new DVD John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band – Live in Toronto ’69.
- A review of a 2008 Stax Records compilation titled Stax Does the Beatles.
- A review of the new album You Are Here, by George Harrison‘s son Dhani and Oli Hecks, calling themselves thenewno2.
- 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.
About the Author
With a background in marketing and advertising, Bill Kopp got his professional start writing for Trouser Press. After a stint as Editor-in-chief for a national music magazine, Bill launched Musoscribe in 2009, and has published new content every business day since then (and every single day since 2018). The 4000-plus interviews, essays, and reviews on Musoscribe reflect Bill's keen interest in American musical forms, most notably rock, jazz, and soul. His work features a special emphasis on reissues and vinyl. Bill's work also appears in many other outlets both online and in print. He regularly hosts lecture/discussions on artists and albums of historical importance (including monthly events Music to Your Ears and Music Movie Mondays), and is a frequent guest on music-focused radio programs and podcasts. In Spring 2023 he is co-teaching a history of Rock 'n' Roll at UNC Asheville's College for Seniors. He also researches and authors liner notes for album reissues -- more than 30 to date -- and co-produced a reissue of jazz legend Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's final album. His first book, Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2018, and in paperback in 2019. His second book, Disturbing the Peace: 415 Records and the Rise of New Wave, was published in 2021 by HoZac Books. His third book, What's the Big Idea: 40 Great Concept Albums will be published in 2024. Read even more about him here.