Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles’ 1964 Tour

Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles 1964 Tour That Changed the World by Larry Kane Backbeat Books / October 28, 2014 / 978-1480393042 / 272 pagesIn conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' 1964 tour of America, Backbeat Books has republished Larry Kane's insider's view, Ticket to Ride. Just 21 years old, Larry was the only American reporter to accompany the … [Read more...]

Review – Roger Waters: The Man Behind The Wall

Roger Waters: The Man Behind The Wall by Dave Thompson / Backbeat Books / 978-1-61713-564-4 271 pagesMusic journalist Dave Thompson's new book Roger Waters: The Man Behind The Wall is an entertaining intro to the music of the former Pink Floyd front man. Thompson takes an interesting circular route starting out with "The Wall," ostensibly another Floyd album but a vision so … [Read more...]

Review – Ringo 2012

Ringo Starr has been on a roll the past several years with the well-reviewed 2010 release "Y Not," a successful tour, and now a lively new album called "RINGO 2012". This marks Ringo's 17th solo outing as well as his first self-produced effort, and is an infectious pop-rock project with a good feel and damnably catchy tunes."2012" kicks off with a nod to old-school … [Read more...]