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How we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Let It Be

Our first podcast episode on one of our 33 1/3 titles is now available

Are you a Beatles fan? Do you know what this week is? No?

May 8th, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Let It Be album—the recording sessions for which might be the most creative and chaotic of their career. And we’re having the ultimate celebration with author and journalist Steve Matteo as he gives us a behind-the-scenes look at its formation. Steve is a well-known music writer whose work has appeared in a variety of publications including The New York Times and Rolling Stone. And after his many interviews with people close to the band, he’s here to give a full account of this dramatic music-making period, from their move back to a more authentic sound to their rocky relationship with Apple to the purpose behind their rehearsals. He also gets into his own experience writing about music and his thoughts on the music industry today. 

If you’re a Beatles fan or just love a good conversation filled with music history and artist recommendations, this is the episode for you. Listen to The Beatles’ Let It Be with Steve Matteo on our websiteSpotifyApple Podcasts, or wherever it is you get your podcasts. And if you want more of his work and are eager to get the full Let It Be story, you can read Steve’s book here

Keep an eye out for upcoming interviews on other 33 1/3 titles like Tom Petty’s Southern AccentsThe Raincoats’ The Raincoats, and D’Angelo’s Voodoo. The Bloomsbury Academic podcast releases new content every Tuesday, so be sure to check out our other episodes!

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