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Author seeks definition of ‘Beatleness’ from those who know it best: the fans

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In what she calls “the fan story of last century,” sociologist and author Candy Leonard shares the stories of scores of first-generation Beatle-lovers on what it was like to be an original fan. You won’t find interviews with band members, lovers, former roadies or anyone even remotely associated with The Beatles in “Beatleness;” these are the words a 9-year-old watching Ed Sullivan on Feb. 9, 1964, a 7-year-old who dreamed of marrying George Harrison, and the pre-teen who refused to cut his hair.

Ray Thomas Recalls the Magnificent Moodies

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With the Moody Blues firmly entrenched among the giants – and, indeed, the founders – of prog rock, it is often easy to forget that, for three years before Days of Future Passed in 1967, they were a finely functioning …

Owning Friday Music record label is a dream come true for Joe Reagoso

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Most kids dream what they’ll do when they grow up, be it doctor, professional athlete, teacher, superhero, firefighter, farmer, lawyer, actor, builder, policeman, writer, actor, spy or rock star landed on your radar at one point. But Joe Reagoso’s childhood career goal was more specific — and more importantly, one that he made come true. “Ever since I was a young kid, catching The Beatles and The Monkees on TV, I dreamed of having my own record label,” says Reagoso, who today is president of the Friday Music label.