2:03 am
Sat April 4, 2015

'The Man From Muscle Shoals' On Shame And FAME

Producer and FAME Studios founder Rick Hall, left, with R&B singer Clarence Carter.
Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Originally published on Sat April 4, 2015 10:30 am

For more conversations with music-makers, check out NPR's Music Interviews.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit



Read more
Music Interviews
6:13 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Little Simz Keeps Her Eye On The Throne

"I like to refer to myself as king sometimes, not as queen," Little Simz says. "That's a conscious decision, because I feel like women are just equally as powerful."
Kevin Morosky Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 6:42 pm

Read more
2:31 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

In Her Life After John, Cynthia Lennon Didn't Stop Loving Him

In 1985, Cynthia Lennon said that touring with The Beatles was "wonderful," but "all we saw were the inside of hotel rooms, the inside of Cadillacs."
Evening Standard Getty Images

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 2:36 pm

Back in the 1960s, when teenage girls in America and England fantasized about romance with their favorite Beatle, Cynthia Powell Lennon held the position so many girls dreamed of — she was married to John.

The two shared a working-class background. They met in art school in 1957 and were married in 1962, just weeks before The Beatles recorded "Love Me Do." But as The Beatles became a sensation, Cynthia had to pretend she wasn't married to John.

Read more
4:02 am
Thu April 2, 2015

The 2 Filmmakers Behind The Who

Managers Chris Stamp (left) and Kit Lambert were aspiring filmmakers when they first approached The Who.
The Image Works/Sony Pictures Classics

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 2:22 pm

Two young, aspiring filmmakers walk into a bar. One's a hip, working-class dreamer. The other, a suit-and-tie wearing son of a classical musician.

The punchline: One of the greatest rock bands in history.

Read more
8:53 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Bunbury Music Festival Announces Daily Lineup

The Bunbury Music Festival has announced the daily lineup for this year’s festival! Check it out!

Thanks to our friends at for the band profiles...

Read more