Oct 21, 2012 — Apart from the obvious stardom of The Beatles, one of the things that makes Abbey Road Studios unique is the diversity of the music recorded there. From becoming the world's first-ever custom recording studio to facing an era of low-budget self-recording, Abbey Road "continues to push boundaries."
Dec 28, 2011 — The NPR Music staff presents 12 titles that range from the art of album covers to disco to Def Jam to metal to MTV. This year, our favorite music reads were mostly revealing biographies and wide-spanning analyses.
Dec 20, 2011 — Fresh Air's critic looks back on a fruitful year and lists his favorite music releases of 2011.
Dec 15, 2011 — From 1955 to 1960, a Cleveland DJ named Tommy Edwards had the bright idea to snap photos of folks who came through his studio.
Dec 3, 2011 — Even after all these years, people are still drawn to the music of The Doors. Frontman Jim Morrison is responsible for a lot of that, but author Greil Marcus says what really made the band magnetic was something deeper.
Aug 9, 2011 — 1970 was a bummer of a year: violence, political unrest and the end of The Beatles. Fire and Rain, a new book by David Browne, chronicles that turbulent year in politics and music.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Life by Keith Richards and James Fox. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970 by David Browne. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 21, 2011 — Music journalist David Browne captures the zeitgeist of 1970 by zeroing in on the unexpected career turns of The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in his new book Fire and Rain.
Jun 1, 2011 — The late Ellen Willis was the first pop-music critic for The New Yorker. A new anthology, Out of the Vinyl Deeps, collects her thoughts on Dylan, Joplin and The Rolling Stones, among others. Critic Ken Tucker says the anthology "resurrects a nearly lost, vital, invaluable voice" in pop music.