Beatles http://kunc.org en John Lennon's Bloodied Glasses Used In Plea On Gun Violence http://kunc.org/post/john-lennons-bloodied-glasses-used-plea-gun-violence Yoko Ono, the widow of slain Beatle John Lennon, has weighed in on the issue of gun control by tweeting a photo of the blood-spattered eyeglasses worn by the legendary musician when he was fatally shot by a deranged fan more than three decades ago.<p><a href="https://twitter.com/yokoono">Her tweet</a>, on the 44<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the couple's marriage:<p>"Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980."<p>In a series of follow-up tweets:<p><blockquote><p>"31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:12:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 41858 at http://kunc.org John Lennon's Bloodied Glasses Used In Plea On Gun Violence Days With John And Yoko: A Writer Remembers http://kunc.org/post/days-john-and-yoko-writer-remembers As the European editor of <em>Rolling Stone</em>, Jonathan Cott spent his time interviewing legendary musicians like <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15527531/mick-jagger" target="_blank">Mick Jagger</a> and Pete Townshend. But in 1968, he finally got the opportunity to meet his hero, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15405854/john-lennon" target="_blank">John Lennon</a>. Cott was nervous.<p>"He said, 'There's nothing to be nervous about,'" Cott recalls. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:59:00 +0000 40329 at http://kunc.org Days With John And Yoko: A Writer Remembers Reflecting On EMI, An Industry Giant Felled In 2012 http://kunc.org/post/reflecting-emi-industry-giant-felled-2012 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjbie1O1jxc</p> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:31:00 +0000 Joel Rose 38207 at http://kunc.org Reflecting On EMI, An Industry Giant Felled In 2012 The Beatles' Surprising Contribution To Brain Science http://kunc.org/post/beatles-surprising-contribution-brain-science The same brain system that controls our muscles also helps us remember music, scientists say.<p>When we listen to a new musical phrase, it is the brain's motor system — not areas involved in hearing — that helps us remember what we've heard, <a href="http://www.abstractsonline.com/Plan/ViewAbstract.aspx?sKey=785f968b-0724-44b7-82bc-6d62843f50d5&cKey=950844e8-c635-4e07-9fd7-d1bfb1b5768f&mKey=%7b70007181-01C9-4DE9-A0A2-EEBFA14CD9F1%7d">researchers reported</a> at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans last month.<p>The finding suggests that the brain has a highly specialized system Thu, 08 Nov 2012 08:21:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 36193 at http://kunc.org The Beatles' Surprising Contribution To Brain Science From Elgar To Beatles: Abbey Road Blazed A Trail http://kunc.org/post/trail-abbey-road-blazed-still-glows In 1969, four moppy-haired musicians named John, Paul, George and Ringo walked single file on a London crosswalk and made one of the most iconic album covers of all time. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 17:16:14 +0000 35357 at http://kunc.org From Elgar To Beatles: Abbey Road Blazed A Trail