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Can You Come Out To Play In Your Empty Garden?

For many years I have been familiar with the song Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny), which was a moderate hit for Elton John in 1982, peaking at #13 on the Hot 100 and making the Year End chart for that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now

Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now, by Barry Miles This book is about as close to an autobiography that one could expect of Paul McCartney’s life, and though it only covers the period up to the breakup of the Beatles, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paul McCartney: The Life

Paul McCartney: The Life, by Philip Norman By and large (and this book is large, at more than 800 pages), this is an enjoyable book to read if you are fond of the Beatles and especially Paul McCartney. This book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paul McCartney: A Life

Paul McCartney: A Life, by Peter Ames Carlin Paul McCartney is an interesting figure and this book does a good job at looking at his life in such a way that the reader who has an interest in the history … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Jumping Waterfalls

The lyrics to the opening verse of “Waterfalls” by Paul McCartney go as follows: “Don’t go jumping waterfalls / Please, keep to the lake. / People who jump waterfalls /Sometimes can make mistakes.” If these lyrics sound familiar to those … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Never Give Me Your Money

This book has the makings of a Greek tragedy. One of the foremost elements of a Greek tragedy as opposed to other tragic traditions is that in a Greek tragedy the tragic fate is known ahead of time and yet … Continue reading

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Book Review: Still The Greatest

Still The Greatest: The Essential Songs Of The Beatles’ Solo Careers This book is conducted on an unusual but compelling premise, and that is seeking to create a solid compilation of the solo Beatles recordings that follows the same rules … Continue reading

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Book Review: And In The End

And In The End: The Last Days Of The Beatles, by Ken McNab The last days of the Beatles make for sobering reading. Between 1969 and 1970, the Beatles entirely fell apart as a group and did so in a … Continue reading

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