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Riley on Beatles Nostalgia Today to Los Angeles Review of Books

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 on the Los Angeles Review Of Books website.

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