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Listen Tunes That Got You Through Your Teens

October 19, 2010 – All Songs Considered features listener stories on the music that got them through their teens.


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Listen You Ask, We Answer: What's A Hook?

October 15, 2010 – What is a song's "hook?" It's that part that sticks in your mind -- whether you want it to or not.

Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon

Listen Cynthia Lennon Reflects On Life With John

October 8, 2010 – John Lennon's first wife shares what it was like to experience Beatlemania firsthand in the 1960s.


The cast of 'Glee'

Read 'Glee' Beats The Beatles: Three Reasons This Isn't The Worst Thing Ever

October 7, 2010 – The show's cast now has more hits than the Beatles. This may not be the end of the world.

The Beatles perform at the BBC in 1966.

Read All You Need Is Love (And Peace): The Beatles In Jazz

July 21, 2010 – Celebrate 70 years of Ringo Starr with five Beatles songs, as reworked by jazz musicians.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Read Gershwin Songwriting Prize: Paul Without John?

June 2, 2010 – Can the Library of Congress' songwriting prize go to just one half of rock music's most famous team?

Read All Their Loving: Jazz Covers The Beatles

September 9, 2009 – As the landscape of popular music changed, jazz players found themselves interpreting the Fab Four.

Listen Beatles New Video Game Attracts Younger Gamers

September 9, 2009 – "The Beatles: Rock Band," tells the story of the band's rise to fame and eventual break up in 1970.


Listen Mono Or Stereo: Which Beatles Box Is Better?

September 8, 2009 – Bob Boilen talks with Beatles historian Kevin Howlett about the band's remastered recordings.


Listen The Beatles Remastered, Not Just For Audiophiles

September 8, 2009 – All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks about the newly remastered mono and stereo Beatles CDs.


Listen 'Hard Day's Night': A Mathematical Mystery Tour

December 27, 2008 – A mathematician used sound-wave analysis to figure out the song's beguiling opening chord.


Listen 'The White Album' 40 Years Later

November 24, 2008 – Author Bruce Spizer talks about the groundbreaking 'White Album' and how it came to be.


Listen Beatles' 'Eleanor Rigby' Mystery May Be Solved

November 12, 2008 – A 97-year-old document contains clues about a woman who may have inspired the iconic song.


Listen The Beatles Sign 'Rock Band' Video Game Deal

October 30, 2008 – MTV Networks announces a digital deal to use songs by The Beatles in the "Rock Band" video game.


Listen Guest DJ Randy Newman

August 4, 2008 – The singer stopped by to DJ an episode of All Songs Considered and talk about his favorite music.


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