Beatles

3:21am

Tue May 8, 2012
Business

The Last Word In Business: Mad Men Licenses The Beatles

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 5:41 am

Beatles tunes are very hard to license — the surviving band members and heirs have been choosy about who can play their songs. AMC's Mad Men made the cut. For a reported $250,000, the show was allowed to pay "Tomorrow Never Knows."

5:29pm

Wed April 18, 2012
Music Interviews

Anoushka Shankar: A Sitar Player In Andalusia

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 6:41 am

"There's a very primal, emotional response I feel when I hear flamenco," sitar player Anoushka Shankar says. "It's quite in the belly in a way."
Harper Smith

Anoushka Shankar is the daughter and protege of the renowned Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, who is credited with introducing Indian classical music to Western audiences. Now, Anoushka Shankar carries on this tradition in more ways than one. On her new album, Traveller, she goes back in time to make the connections between India and Spain.

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8:00pm

Fri March 23, 2012
Weekend Audition

They're Called... WHAT?

Wikimedia Commons / via Christie's, with permission

What’s in a name band-wise? If you try playing “beatles” on a Scrabble board -- no dice, of course. So where did this icon get their unique name? And what contemporary duo grabbed their moniker from a mere dictionary flip-through?

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6:21pm

Wed February 1, 2012
Music Interviews

Starr Soldiers On With 'Ringo 2012'

Ringo Starr's new album is Ringo 2012.
Courtesy of the artist

Richard Starkey always had dreams of being a musician — long before he took up the drums, joined The Beatles and became Ringo Starr. But his career didn't end when the band broke up.

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12:24pm

Fri October 7, 2011
World Cafe

World Cafe Looks Back: The Beatles

Originally published on Mon January 30, 2012 9:52 pm

The Beatles, left to right: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, producer George Martin, John Lennon.

Chris Ware Getty Images

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe by revisiting some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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