Tag: John Lennon

Hot Chocolate

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Hot Chocolate, “You Sexy Thing”

A soulful British band took a song to the upper reaches of the US charts in 1975...

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: The 75 Best Paul McCartney Songs

On June 18, Paul McCartney celebrated his 75th birthday. With enviable longevity and prodigious musical gifts, he’s amassed a legacy...

Bobby Freeman

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Freeman, “Do You Want To Dance”

Bobby Freeman wrote and recorded one of the most covered songs in the history of rock and roll...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Notable books of 2016

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2016

2016 was a bad year for musicians, but a good year for music books...


Producer George Martin Has Passed Away

Famed producer for The Beatles was 90....

Dan Baird and Homemade Sin

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 12: Dan Baird

The great Dan Baird has been blasting out some of rock and roll's finest jams for more than 30 years. He joins us to talk about his new...

Comedy, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback: The Comedy Albums of Albert Brooks

Albert Brooks made two comedy albums in the '70s. Both have stood the test of time....

Music, News

What You Need to Know: The Streaming Beatles

At 12:01 AM this morning, the world was gifted by The Beatles' music appearing on virtually every available streaming service. But what...

CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, Music

DVD/CD Review: The Beatles, “1+”

Objectivity be damned; this is The Beatles we’re talking about.  The single, most important cultural entity to happen in my...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Hollywood Vampires, “Hollywood Vampires”

Doesn't suck, but lacks bite....

Music, Popdose Lists

7 Albums You’d Never Expect Needed Parental Advisory Stickers

Oh no! Bad words!! Wash my eyes with bleach!!...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: U2, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, 7/6/15

For a group that once loudly and proudly proclaimed that they were reapplying for the job of best band in the world, U2 have faced their...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: June 19, 2015

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Billy Preston

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Billy Preston, “Will It Go Round In Circles”

"Will It Go Round In Circles" was one of the biggest hits in a legendary career...


Popdose Giveaway: “The Beatles in Mono” Vinyl Box Set

Popdose is giving away "The Beatles in Mono" vinyl box set!...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Exclusive: Extreme’s Gary Cherone Previews The New Hurtsmile Album “Retrogrenade”

Gary Cherone is perhaps best-known for being the longtime vocalist of the Boston-based rock band Extreme and after that, the guy who picked...

Soul Serenade - Wilson Pickett, "Hey Jude"

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Wilson Pickett, “Hey Jude”

Liverpool and the American south came together in Muscle Shoals...

Soul Serenade - Betty Everett & Jerry Butler

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Betty Everett & Jerry Butler, “Let It Be Me”

Betty Everett & Jerry Butler scored with a cover of a beloved Everly Brothers hit...

The Olympics - Good Lovin'

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Olympics, “Good Lovin'”

The Olympics had it first, the Rascals made it huge...

Beatles Licorice Box

Consumerism, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 of the Strangest Officially Licensed Beatles Products Ever

Wherein we look at ten of the weirdest and most random products to be marketed using the Beatles name and image....

A Fan's Notes

A Fan's Notes, Concert Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, Wang Theatre, Boston, 10/9/13

Two music legends unite in a remarkable collaboration...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Julian Lennon

It’s never easy to grow up in your father’s shadow, no matter who you are, so you can only imagine how it was for Julian...

Soul Serenade - Ann Peebles

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Ann Peebles, “I Can’t Stand The Rain”

Ann Peebles was one of the great deep soul singers of the '70s...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: August 23, 2013

Ah, it's Friday, time to relax, and you know what that means, a glass of wine and the Friday Five!...

Popdose Flashback

Music, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback 1993: Billy Joel, “River of Dreams”

In 1993 Billy Joel made people feel awkward and sad. ...

The Beatles - Help!

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: The Beatles, “Help!”

The Beatles second film has been released on Blu-ray...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: June 14, 2013

Stop! Drop! Shuffle into the weekend! Join in this week's Friday Five....

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Medleys

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...


bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Seven

No list of the Seventies' best albums is complete without Pink Floyd, right? Well, we got two of their albums here!...