a nexus between a few old articles and their new versions

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THIS IS NOT A NEW ARTICLE! It’s a transfer point from a se­ries of old ar­ti­cles to a se­ries of rewritten ar­ti­cles. So, if you just came upon this piece ac­ci­den­tally, there’s nothing here to read. How­ever, if you are looking for any one of the eleven ar­ti­cles from the “We Buy White Al­bums” se­ries from 2105, then read on. READ MORE

unplugging the white album (beatles ’68 part 3)

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WE’RE OFF TO SEE THE MAHARISHI, the won­derful Ma­har­ishi of Oz!” On Feb­ruary 16, 1968, John and Cyn­thia Lennon and George and Pattie Har­rison ar­rived in Delhi, later joined by Ringo and Mau­reen Starr and Paul Mc­Cartney and long­time girl­friend Jane Asher. They were there for a pro­longed stay at the Rishikesh ashram of the Ma­har­ishi Ma­hesh Yogi for spe­cial courses in Tran­scen­dental Med­i­ta­tion. READ MORE

understanding riaa gold and platinum record awards

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MOST INFORMATION on the In­ternet about gold and plat­inum records of the Six­ties is crap! That is, most of the “in­for­ma­tion” re­garding RIAA Gold and Plat­inum Records awarded to al­bums from the ’60s and early ’70s is fac­tu­ally in­cor­rect. This applies to al­most every web­site: the few that aren’t plain in­cor­rect are often un­in­ten­tion­ally mis­leading, and this in­cludes the RI­AA’s own web­site! READ MORE