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Commentaries on music from NPR's Here and Now and elsewhere...

Author Tim Riley has written books on the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Madonna, and his most recent title is FEVER: HOW ROCK'N'ROLL TRANSFORMED GENDER IN AMERICA (Picador 2005). He is at work on a major new biography of John Lennon for W.W. Norton slated for 2009. His music commentary is featured regularly on NPR's HERE AND NOW, the nationally-syndicated show produced weekdays out of WBUR-FM in Boston.

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Commentaries on music from NPR's Here and Now and elsewhere...

Author Tim Riley has written books on the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Madonna, and his most recent title is FEVER: HOW ROCK'N'ROLL TRANSFORMED GENDER IN AMERICA (Picador 2005). He is at work on a major new biography of John Lennon for W.W. Norton slated for 2009. His music commentary is featured regularly on NPR's HERE AND NOW, the nationally-syndicated show produced weekdays out of WBUR-FM in Boston.

    Clarence Clemons tribute

    Clarence Clemons tribute

    NPR's ON POINT with Tom Ashbrook
    June 23, 2011
    With Robert Santelli from Grammy Museum

    • 47 min
    Love is Strange

    Love is Strange

    Mickey and Sylvia > Wings (1973) > Tim Riley remix

    • 5 min
    WNYC'S SOUNDCHECK, AUGUST 31, 2010

    WNYC'S SOUNDCHECK, AUGUST 31, 2010

    Smackdown debate: Beatles vs. Stones, Oldham Refs...

    • 23 min
    Steely Dan Does Boston, 7/22/09

    Steely Dan Does Boston, 7/22/09

    Album night devoted to AJA turned into AJA plus ROYAL SCAM, and a bunch more. see http://www.artsjournal.com/riley for more...

    • 9 min
    Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson

    "The pure products of America go crazy..." Talking with Anthony DeCurtis on NPR's On Point, broadcast June 26, 2009

    • 45 min
    On Point: The Song Is You 4-27-2009

    On Point: The Song Is You 4-27-2009

    Arthur Phillips's new novel, The Song Is You, binds together fiction with music criticism using sharp musical descriptions to steer terrific characters. A talk with Phillips and Tim Riley, hosted by Tom Ashbrook.

    • 47 min

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