Woodstock Nation: taking personal stock

Woodstock Nation: taking personal stock

How would you have liked to awaken to the “Star Spangled Banner,” rendered on guitar by a black guitarist, one who invented a new way to work the strings with his overlong thumb? One who famously set his guitar on fire, actually as well as metaphorically....
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

As an avid Beatlemaniac, I have long agreed that the Beatles transformed the world. From men’s hairstyles to social attitudes to musical innovation, their hands touched more than our hearts and their musical instruments. But who knew that the world’s most...
…”when I’m 64″

…”when I’m 64″

We were celebrating a big birthday and an ‘all-clear’ from cancer for me. My husband and I had also endured an intense period of deaths, pitfalls, and passages in the prior year, and we needed to culminate our grieving with some kind of commemorative...
Fame

Fame

The Beatles came to America for my birthday, many years ago. They didn’t know it, but I did. That is the way of Fame – no thought for my existence. George Harrison famously asserted that the Beatles didn’t want to be famous – they wanted to be...