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On Music: Beatlemania Week – No. 5

“Helter Skelter” This song off The White Album probably wouldn’t be so famous were it not for the Manson murders. More on that in a sec. But first, the inspiration for “Helter Skelter.” Paul McCartney has said he’d read a 1967 Guitar Player magazine interview with Pete Townshend where the Who’s guitarist described their latest single, [...]

The Strange Art of Picking a TV Title

Selecting the right title for a TV series can mean the difference between success and failure: just ask the producers of Cougar Town. Would Friends have done as well with the name Six of One or Across the Hall? The Hollywood Reporter makes some points about how to find a good title, and then has [...]

Keith Moon, Bathroom Bomber

The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. More than 30 years after his death, the Who’s drummer, Keith Moon, is still remembered as one of the best in rock history. And as more than one hotel chain learned to their regret, that wasn’t all he was known for. MY GENERATION In the [...]