Almanac Music: The Beatles in Adelaide – From Me To You

Peter Crossing’s formative years in Adelaide were coloured by The Beatles and the mania that surrounded their visit.

Almanac Music: ‘Let There Be Rock’ – Songs That Reference Rock and Roll

In this installment of KD’s long-running series about popular song, the theme is songs that reference rock and roll. As usual, readers’ responses are warmly welcomed.

Almanac Music (Podcast) – The Beatles: They Came to a Land Downunder

The legendary Beatles tour of 1964 has inspired many – including plenty of Almanackers – and this cultural touchstone is the driver of Gareth Meyer’s new podcast that looks deeply at the phenomenon

Almanac Music: ‘Here Comes the…’ – Songs Involving the Sun

In this instalment of his long-running series about popular music themes, KD deals with songs involving the sun. As usual, readers’ responses are warmly welcomed.

Almanac Music: ‘My Huckleberry Friend’ – Songs about the Moon

In the latest instalment of his long-running series on popular music themes, KD look at songs involving the moon. As usual, readers’ responses are warmly welcomed.

Almanac Music: ‘Eat the Music’ – Songs Involving Food

This week, in his ongoing series on popular music themes, KD focuses upon songs involving food. As usual, readers’ contributions are warmly welcomed.

Almanac Music: ‘Now and Then’ – Why the world has shed a tear

Like many, Richard Griffiths is enthralled with the release of ‘Now and Then’ by The Beatles, as his wonderful review so clearly states.

Almanac Music: Songs About Mail

In his ongoing series about popular music themes, KD writes about songs involving mail – letters, posties, mail in general…

Almanac Music: The Beatles Best 50 Songs

Smokie takes us on an epic personal journey through his 50 favourite Beatles songs. [With Paul McCartney touring Australia at the moment it is an opportune time to reprise Smokie’s Beatles story. – ED]

Almanac Life: Melbourne’s resurgence

Ian Wilson compares the wellbeing of Melbourne’s social night life with the earlier days of the covid pandemic and can’t help but feel buoyed, while two of the biggest names in the last 70 years of music feature too.

Almanac Book Review: The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney

With Paul McCartney touring locally (for possibly the last time) Kevin Densley’s review of the music man’s monumental, two-volume boxed set, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present is being reprised. Get Back to the words behind the songs before Macca and friends become a Band on the Run home.

Almanac Music: You Go To My Head – Songs Involving the Mind

This week’s music piece from KD concerns songs involving the mind as a central aspect. As usual, readers’ choices and comments are warmly encouraged.

Almanac Music: Songs about Roads

This week’s music piece from KD concerns songs that mention roads in the title, whether they be specifically highways, streets, avenues, boulevards, esplanades or similar infrastructure.

Almanac Music: Songs with One Word Titles (No Personal Names or Places)

This week’s music theme from KD is songs with one word titles – but in the comments section, readers, no songs with names of people or places, please. Songs relevant to these topics have been covered to some extent in other Footy Almanac articles Kevin has written.

Almanac Music: The French Connection

This week’s music piece by KD concerns songs with French content that were successful in English-speaking countries. As usual, readers are warmly invited to contribute their own choices.

Almanac Music: Songs About Songs

In this week’s music piece, as part of an ongoing series concerning popular songs, KD discusses ‘songs about songs’, and warmly encourages readers to add their own selections, as well as further discussion.

Almanac Music: I’m Only Sleeping and/or Dreaming

KD continues his series of Footy Almanac music pieces about key themes of popular songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era. We are now in the world of sleep and/or dreams. The contributions of Almanackers – and indeed, anyone – are, as usual, welcomed in the ‘Comments’ section.

Almanac Music: Women and Men, and Songs: Part 2 – Songs Featuring a Male Name

In Part 2 of ‘Women and Men, and Songs’, KD focuses upon songs which highlight a male name. As usual, Almanackers are encouraged to put forward their own selections.

Almanac Music: Women and Men, and Songs: Part 1 – Songs Featuring a Female Name

In this week’s piece, KD focuses upon songs which highlight female names. As usual, Almanackers are encouraged to put forward their own choices. (Part 2 of the piece, dealing with songs featuring male names, will appear next week.)

Almanac Music: Instrumentals

In this Friday’s piece, KD looks at instrumentals of the rock / pop era, and, as usual, welcomes feedback from Almanac readers.