Beatles http://www.kunc.org en Beatlemania! When The Fab Four Rocked The Lunchroom http://www.kunc.org/post/beatlemania-when-fab-four-rocked-lunchroom The Beatles are not only considered the top of the heap when it comes to musical acts of the 20th century, they're also apparently the kings of the lunchbox.<p>After John, Paul, George and Ringo shook their little mop tops on <em>The Ed Sullivan Show</em>, 50 years ago this Sunday, American lunchbox manufacturers figured out, hey, the kids dig 'em. Let's put these boys on lunchboxes. And so in 1965, The Beatles became the first pop music group ever to grace a metal lunchbox, according to a Smithsonian exhibit from several years ago. Sun, 09 Feb 2014 15:55:00 +0000 53950 at http://www.kunc.org Beatlemania! When The Fab Four Rocked The Lunchroom John Lennon's Bloodied Glasses Used In Plea On Gun Violence http://www.kunc.org/post/john-lennons-bloodied-glasses-used-plea-gun-violence Yoko Ono, the widow of slain Beatle John Lennon, has weighed in on the issue of gun control by tweeting a photo of the blood-spattered eyeglasses worn by the legendary musician when he was fatally shot by a deranged fan more than three decades ago.<p><a href="https://twitter.com/yokoono">Her tweet</a>, on the 44<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the couple's marriage:<p>"Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980."<p>In a series of follow-up tweets:<p><blockquote><p>"31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:12:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 41858 at http://www.kunc.org John Lennon's Bloodied Glasses Used In Plea On Gun Violence Days With John And Yoko: A Writer Remembers http://www.kunc.org/post/days-john-and-yoko-writer-remembers As the European editor of <em>Rolling Stone</em>, Jonathan Cott spent his time interviewing legendary musicians like <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15527531/mick-jagger" target="_blank">Mick Jagger</a> and Pete Townshend. But in 1968, he finally got the opportunity to meet his hero, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15405854/john-lennon" target="_blank">John Lennon</a>. Cott was nervous.<p>"He said, 'There's nothing to be nervous about,'" Cott recalls. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:59:00 +0000 40329 at http://www.kunc.org Days With John And Yoko: A Writer Remembers Reflecting On EMI, An Industry Giant Felled In 2012 http://www.kunc.org/post/reflecting-emi-industry-giant-felled-2012 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjbie1O1jxc</p> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:31:00 +0000 Joel Rose 38207 at http://www.kunc.org Reflecting On EMI, An Industry Giant Felled In 2012 The Beatles' Surprising Contribution To Brain Science http://www.kunc.org/post/beatles-surprising-contribution-brain-science The same brain system that controls our muscles also helps us remember music, scientists say.<p>When we listen to a new musical phrase, it is the brain's motor system — not areas involved in hearing — that helps us remember what we've heard, <a href="http://www.abstractsonline.com/Plan/ViewAbstract.aspx?sKey=785f968b-0724-44b7-82bc-6d62843f50d5&cKey=950844e8-c635-4e07-9fd7-d1bfb1b5768f&mKey=%7b70007181-01C9-4DE9-A0A2-EEBFA14CD9F1%7d">researchers reported</a> at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans last month.<p>The finding suggests that the brain has a highly specialized system Thu, 08 Nov 2012 08:21:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 36193 at http://www.kunc.org The Beatles' Surprising Contribution To Brain Science