Could The Beatles Have Rocked The 70s?

by Kevin Burton    On my Amazon Echo device, Alexa Myers has made me a post-Beatles play list.  She calls it Beatles playlist because I couldn’t make her understand the name I wanted for it.  No matter.    The list has my favorite tunes from the Fab four after their 1970 breakup.    My first …

Salute To John Lennon, Beatles Leader

by Tracy Duffy    (Tracy Duffy is more than a keen observer of music, she plays guitar herself. She is a close friend and schoolmate of mine from the Ohio State School for the Blind.)    John Lennon is my number one Beatle because he is the one who put the group together from the …

McCartney Was The Most Fab Beatle

by Kevin Burton    As discussed last week, I have declared for Paul McCartney in the great “John or Paul” Beatles debate (John Or Paul? A Fun, Silly Beatles Question, April 6).      There are those who favor one or the other who are quite hostile about it and say derogatory things about the other. …

John Or Paul? A Fun, Silly Beatles Question

by Kevin Burton    If you’ve ever talked Beatles with me or even read some of my music posts, you know I’m a McCartney guy.     So to show you Lennon people my heart is in the right place, I’m going to tell you the great things about John that stand out to me before …

Favorite Songs With Pink In The Title

by Kevin Burton    Pink is the girliest color, ever.  It’s the favorite color of the girliest granddaughter I have.    OK, I just have the one granddaughter, but anyway, she takes the cake, the pink cake.  Here comes a list in a hue she would heartily endorse, although it’s not all suitable for eight-year-old …

Favorite Songs With Silver In The Title

by Kevin Burton    Silver is second best at the Olympics. Silver lining is a consolation prize.  Yet silver is shiny, gray with a smile on.     Because of silver’s status as second best your bonus track is “Be My Number Two,” by Joe Jackson.  This is one heart-weary love song, performed by the British …

Beatles Are Template For All That Followed

by Kevin Burton    My wife once asked me why I like the Beatles so much. Amazingly, I didn’t have a ready answer for her. I still don’t have a short sound-bite answer.     This is a good thing I think. It means there are several aspects of their music and their cultural influences that …

Favorite Songs With Orange In The Title

by Kevin Burton    Orange is too bright to be ignored, too loud to be quiet.  Orange has something to say, so listen up.     Orange may be the flyingest of all flying colors, so that’s where we land on our trip around the rainbow this week.     With apologies to the grape variety, “I …

Favorite Songs With Gray In The Title

by Kevin Burton    That color that falls midway between black and white, the British tend to spell it with an e, the yanks with an a.  Ever notice that?      You will see both spellings on this week’s edition of Flying Colors. I will go with the spelling that the artist used.     So …

Songs With Two Or More Flying Colors

by Kevin Burton     A co-worker once told me she didn’t have a favorite color, she liked colors in combination.     She was an artist, so I get that. And I buy into variety being a spice of life, so why not with colors?  Displayed properly, colors bring out the best in each other.    …