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Riley on Beatles Nostalgia Today to Los Angeles Review of Books

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Associate Professor, author, and Beatles expert Tim Riley provides commentary to the Los Angeles Review of Books using Simon Reynolds’ Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past to contemplate music nostalgia in today’s ever-evolving technology scene.

But inside Reynolds’s argument lies a tantalizing question: what if the music from that past, from Chuck Berry to the Beatles, strikes aesthetes as original, inventive, and durable — even 50 years later, in this new and entirely unpredictable context?

Read the article here.