Prince, the legendary musician and songwriter, has died at the age of 57. At a 2004 appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the artist played a guitar solo during a rendition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,”…
By PBS NewsHour
“Pop music is dead.” You’ve heard the refrain dropped by nostalgic music lovers at backyard barbecues. And it’s no surprise. Everyone thinks the tunes of their generation marked a sort of cultural pinnacle and that music has since become bland.
By Nsikan Akpan
Newly released recordings reveal Beatles before they inspired mania…
"Twist and Shout," "Love Me Do," "I Saw Her Standing There." It might be hard to believe that these three songs, belonging to the soundtrack of a generation and beloved by several more, sprang from a single album 50 years…
By Tom LeGro
Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar, 92, Popularized Indian Music for Western Audiences…
By Tom LeGro
On Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed outside of his New York home. Jeffrey Brown talks to music critic Greil Marcus about the musician's cultural legacy.
President Barack Obama presented former Beatle Paul McCartney with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, on behalf of the Library of Congress. Jim Lehrer has a look at McCartney's serenade to the president and first lady at the White House.
Jeffrey Brown speaks with NPR music critic Tim Riley about the Beatles' influence decades later.
By Arts Desk
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown talks to Tim Riley, a contributing music critic for NPR, about the release of the Beatles Remastered. Earlier Wednesday, Michelle Steele of Bloomberg News gave the business angle on the Beatles' releases.
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