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
NPR's ON POINT with Tom Ashbrook
June 23, 2011
With Robert Santelli from Grammy Museum
Love is Strange
Mickey and Sylvia > Wings (1973) > Tim Riley remix
WNYC'S SOUNDCHECK, AUGUST 31, 2010
Smackdown debate: Beatles vs. Stones, Oldham Refs...
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...
"The pure products of America go crazy..." Talking with Anthony DeCurtis on NPR's On Point, broadcast June 26, 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.