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Parallel Universe: Hey Jude, The Darker, Sadder Minor Key Version

In recent weeks, a spate of digitally key-shifted tunes have hit the online airwaves. Various artists have converted tracks like R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” and the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” from their native minor keys to major keys, creating cheerier, poppier versions from the original recordings that are both bemusing and beguiling. It’s sort of like the concept of […]

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Pete Best, The Beatles’ Bummer Drummer

Pete Best survived what may be a drummer?s worst nightmare (second only to perhaps Def Leppard?s Rick Allen losing his arm). As those even untouched by Beatlemania may know, Best was rock legend The Beatles? original percussionist who was replaced in 1962, some insist mysteriously, by Ringo Starr just before the Beatles broke big. Nearly […]