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Book Review: “Act Naturally: The Beatles on Film” — Everything You Would Want to Know About the Fab Four and Their Five Movies

June 9, 2023
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The problem is that the factoids and bits of trivia supplied by Act Naturally rarely tie back to any larger narrative, or serve any discernible purpose other than to be cataloged.

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Book Review: “What, and Give Up Showbiz?” — The Busy Life of Boston Impresario Fred Taylor

January 28, 2021
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Boston’s Fred Taylor was by turns (and often simultaneously) a recording engineer, promo man, artist manager, talent scout, press agent, newspaper columnist, concert promoter, club manager, nightclub owner, restaurant, and movie house owner.

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Book Review: “Shout It Out Loud” — KISS and Sell

December 22, 2015
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Shout It Out Loud begins as a forensic examination of KISS’s Destroyer album, but it ends up as much more.

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