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Articles by Jeff Slate in The New Yorker      Articles by Jeff Slate in Esquire      Articles by Jeff Slate in the Wall Street Journal  


Articles by Jeff Slate in Rolling Stone   Articles by Jeff Slate in The Daily Beast    


Articles by Jeff Slate in Quartz      Articles by Jeff Slate in Rock Cellar Magazine 


Jeff's Personal Top 5

1) THE NEW YORKER: Bob Dylan’s First Day with “Tangled Up in Blue”

2) ESQUIRE: Tom Petty Was Always One of Us

3) WALL STREET JOURNAL: 20 Odd Questions With Ringo Starr

4) ESQUIRE: The Music in Ken Burns' The Vietnam War Is Remarkable. Here's How It Was Chosen.

5) ESQUIRE: When Bob Dylan Saw God

Additional Recommended Reading

WALL STREET JOURNAL: How Deepak Chopra Is Getting Through Quarantine

NBC News THINK: Little Richard dead at 87: The rock and roll king who scared — and changed — America

THE DAILY BEAST: Bob Geldof: America Is ‘Screwed’

THE DAILY BEAST: John Cleese and Eric Idle on the Trump and Brexit ‘Sh*tshow’

NBC News THINK: Netflix and Martin Scorsese's 'Rolling Thunder Revue' is peak Bob Dylan

THE DAILY BEAST: A Beatles Masterpiece Just Got Even Better

QUARTZ: Led Zeppelin’s discography is immortal, thanks to Jimmy Page

QUARTZ: Prince made weird sexy, and kept sexy weird

ESQUIRE: The Best Rock Album You've Never Heard

QUARTZ: David Bowie’s bandmates explain just how he got them to sound like that

ESQUIRE: Monty Python Finally Says Goodbye

NBC News THINK: Passing Michael Jackson, the Eagles now have the best-selling album of all time. And they're still terrible.

ESQUIRE: Wu-Tang Clan Opens Up About Reuniting and the New Album

ESQUIRE: When David Bowie Invented The Future

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Will the Smartphone Ever Truly Replace Your Beloved Wallet?

ESQUIRE: Willie Nelson Wants You to Buy His Music–And His Weed

ESQUIRE: The Making of David Bowie's Lost Soul Album

ROCK CELLAR MAGAZINE: The Beastie Boys Origin Story: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz on Their Roller-Coaster Career

ROLLING STONE: 10 Things We Learned From Elvis Costello’s Brilliant New Memoir

ESQUIRE: John Cleese Picks the Most Gut-Busting Monty Python Sketches

THE DAILY BEAST: Ringo Starr’s Post-Beatles Bliss

ESQUIRE: David Crosby Does Not Give a Single F*ck

ROCK CELLAR MAGAZINE: Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

ESQUIRE: Roger Waters Won't Hide His Disdain for Donald Trump

ESQUIRE: Gregg Allman Always Walked Through the Fire

ESQUIRE: 73 Reasons to Love Bob Marley on His 73rd Birthday

QUARTZ: “Pink Floyd is dead. I’m ready to move on.”

THE DAILY BEAST: Goddamn, Dylan’s Sinatra Album Is Great

QUARTZ: Hey haters: rock stars like Miley are supposed to be rebels, and a little crazy

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Previous events

Jeff Slate's Weekend Wilburys at The Fest For Beatles Fans George Harrison Birthday Celebration


We celebrate the life of George Harrison, who would have turned 78 on February 25th. The Beatles recorded George's first song, Don't Bother Me, in 1963. What George made up in quantity of Beatles songs, was his incredible quality and popularity. His songs While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Something, and Here Comes The Sun are among the most beloved of all Beatles Songs. George's first post Beatles album, All Things Must Pass, is the bestselling solo Beatles album ever! Beyond the material realm, George had a profound hand in introducing the Western world to Eastern music, culture and spirituality. He gave the music world the blueprint to how to raise huge sums of money for important causes by simply gathering a few of his musical friends and create an historic concert and album - The Concert For Bangla Desh. We celebrate his life this year with a Zoom event — vibe out to re-creations of George’s music, hear personal stories from his friends and fellow musicians, go on a journey into his time with Maharishi in India, try your knowledge with some George trivia, enjoy some breakout rooms for mini-chats with other George fans, and partake in a strum-along on Ukulele, an instrument we know he truly loved.

There is no question, we miss having live and in person FESTs, but for now, Zoom events are the best alternative to see each others faces and do what we do best together - be Beatles Fans. We are looking forward to seeing many of you on the 25th as we celebrate George's Birthday, LIVE and Interactive from 5PM - 11PM EST.… followed by a Fan Jam Fest Hangout, in the Lobby or Under-The-Stairs style, all through the night, until the last zoomer departs.


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