How Women Influenced The Beatles

The Beatles were fortunate to have a number of strong women in their lives, who helped shape them into the people they became as well as providing creative inspiration. Whether it was the foundation laid by their mothers (and also, in John's case, his aunt) or the love and support of their wives, women have…

Why Sgt Pepper Is Not “Music For Men”

As expected, the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper has resulted in a huge number of articles being written about it. The opinions range from 'greatest album of all time' to 'most overrated album of all time'. And then there's this — an article by Amanda Marcotte for Salon which argues that Sgt Pepper was essentially music for males. Marcotte says that…