It’s Global Beatles Day!

Steve Matteo, author of The Beatles’ Let It Be, is taking over the blog today to talk about the everlasting influence and wisdom of the band, this album, and the people that he met through writing his 33 1/3… The musical, cultural and historical phenomenon of the Beatles seems to know no bounds. When I began working on my 33 1/3 book on the Let It Be album back in 2002, I didn’t imagine the book would still be so relevant today. The Let It Be album was the last…

The 33 1/3 Author Q&A: Charles Fairchild

Over the next few months, we’ll be profiling the authors of the eighteen forthcoming 33 1/3 titles here on the blog so you can get to know them, their writing, and what kind of twisted soul chooses to think about just one album for months at a time. Next up: Charles Fairchild. A Senior Lecturer in Popular Music at the University of Sydney, Australia, he is the author of Music, Radio and the Public Sphere (2012) and Pop Idols and Pirates (2008).  He has published in such journals as Popular…