A Few Answers About ‘Answer Me’


nswer me this: What 60-year-old song co-written by a German and an American reached No. 1 on the UK singles charts by two different singers at the same time; was penned by an atheist but banned by the BBC for its “religious” content; was secularized by said atheist via a change of three syllables; subsequently became […]

Lennon-McCartney Melodies Linger On and On, Across the Universe


hen I asked friends who’ve put in their 10,000 hours of intense pop music listening to pick a favorite melody from the past 50 years, there was no doubt that Lennon-McCartney — who wrote their last song together more than four decades ago — would get a plurality of nods. What does surprise is the variety of […]