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Robert Kinsler’s Music DVD Gift Guide – Part 1

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to pick up some outstanding music-minded multi-format releases new in 2015. Here are some highly-recommend titles available on DVD and Blu-ray (and in some cases as a multi-format deluxe set). Artist: Rush. Title: R40 Live (Rounder). You might like if you enjoy: Rush. Tell me more: For fans of Rock and…
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8 Awesome Animated Music Videos to Inspire or Terrify Your Inner Child

Whether your eating you’re eating your cereal in front of the TV before school or too hungover to get off the couch on Sunday morning, cartoons play an integral role in getting us ready for the world outside. The irony of that is not lost on us. Fantastical adventures of space and furry critters seems like the most removed you can be from the real world. However…
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The Beatles Named America’s Favorite Band

The Beatles have been named America’s Favorite Band, according to a new Harris Poll. The Fab Four inched out Elvis Presley to snag the top spot on the list, which was conducted using information from an online poll that took …
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Encore Broadcast of “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A Grammy Salute” To Air Feb. 12 on CBS

CBS will present an encore broadcast of “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY® Salute,” this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT. The primetime entertainment special originally aired Sunday, Feb. 9 — exactly 50 years …
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The Beatles and More Honored With Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

The Recording Academy® announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year’s honorees are: the Beatles, Armando Manzanero, Clifton Chenier, the Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson, and Maud Powell as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients; Rick Hall, Jim Marshall and Ennio …
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Music Worth Buying: Favorite Music Movies With The Beatles & Motown

Orange County Register (CA) music critic Robert Kinsler and his co-host, TJR review new CDs. This week on Music Worth Buying it’s favorite Music Movie Documentaries as we look at Beatles Stories (a film wherein the famous recount their encounters with the fab four) and Standing in the Shadow of Motown (A film about the unsung Motown records house band (The Funk Brothers) and how they played on every Motown classic.
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Still Fab! The 10 Greatest Solo Albums By Former Beatles

Sure, The Beatles revolutionized music and created a body of work that will stand for centuries. That doesn’t mean, however, that the members of group didn’t go on to produce music that in some instances was just as timeless. Below are 10 solo albums made by Fab Four alumni that should be part of every record collection. Plastic Ono Band – John Lennon (1970). Few Beatles fans were prepared for the searing introspection John Lennon unleashed with his first solo album. Having recently undergone primal …
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Legendary Artists Shine on New Releases

The Yardbirds and Peter Gabriel are the focus of new DVD releases, while one of The Beatles’ earliest recording projects returns in a splendid stocking stuffer-minded package. A special Nektar album features the progressive rock outfit joining forces with a who’s who of classic rock talents. Artist: The Yardbirds. Title: Making Tracks: On Tour 2010 – 2012 (Eagle Rock Entertainment) You might be interested if you like: Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck. Tell me more: While Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy…
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The Beatles And Joan Osborne Earn Grammy Nominations

Time Life / StarVista announces that two of their recent releases have been nominated for Grammy Awards, including “Bring It On Home” by Saguaro Road Records artist Joan Osborne (Best Blues Album) and The Beatles’ “First Recordings: 50th Anniversary Edition” …
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Rock’s Greatest Names Celebrated Across New DVDs

Several of rock music’s most influential artists are showcased on recently-issued DVD releases. Fans of the Doors, the Who, Queen and the Beatles all have something to celebrate this holiday season. Artist: The Doors. Title: Live at the Bowl ‘68 (Eagle Rock Entertainment). You might be interested in buying this if you like: The Doors, the Zombies, Jefferson Airplane. Tell me more: After a five-year period dominated by the Beatles and Rolling Stones, the emergence of California-spawned bands such as Credence Clearwater Revival (CCR)…
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Music Worth Buying – Musical Movies

Orange County Register (CA) music critic Robert Kinsler and his co-host, TJR review new CDs and DVD. Starting this week. A new regular feature where we talk about Music Movies, This week it’s favorite “fictional” movies as we talk about The Beatles Yellow Submarine and Brian De Palma’s Phantom of The Paradise.
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