A dozen hot new political takes plus live Beatles and Marvin Gaye--and trailer for Velvet Underground doc.
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Song Pick of the Day
On this day in 1968, The Beatles debuted “Hey Jude” on UK TV with David Frost, after a little goofing around.
And on this date in 1973, Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” hit #1 on the U.S. charts.
Greg Mitchell is the author of a dozen books, including the bestseller The Tunnels (on escapes under the Berlin Wall), the current The Beginning or the End (on MGM’s wild atomic bomb movie), and The Campaign of the Century (on Upton Sinclair’s left-wing race for governor of California), which was recently picked by the Wall St. Journal as one of five greatest books ever about an election. His new film, Atomic Cover-up, is drawing extraordinary acclaim. For nearly all of the 1970s he was the #2 editor at the legendary Crawdaddy. Later he served as longtime editor of Editor & Publisher magazine. He recently co-produced a film about Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.