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Steve Matteo

Steve Matteo

Steve Matteo is the author of Let It Be (Bloomsbury), published in 2004, part of the 33 1/3 series of books on individual albums. It was one of the featured books on the Abbey Road studios store website in 2020 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Let It Be album and film. He is also the author of Dylan (Sterling), published in 1996. In addition, he contributed to The Beatles in Context, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. Publications he has written for include The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, New York magazine, Time Out New York, Rolling Stone, Spin, Interview, Elle and Salon.

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Kate Bush: Hounds of Love (EMI America)

Review by Steve Matteo, Spin, January 1986

IF KATE Bush had been a writer instead of a musician, she might have written something like Alice in Wonderland. She writes children's songs for ...

Joni Mitchell

Interview by Steve Matteo, CD Review, July 1991

BACK IN 1975, Rolling Stone mercilessly slammed Joni Mitchell's The Hissing of Summer Lawns, charging the singer/songwriter with adapting styles of music – jazz and ...

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who: Naked Eye: An Interview with Ethan Russell

Interview by Steve Matteo, Long Island Pulse, 26 October 2009

PHOTOGRAPHER ETHAN Russell prefers to let his pictures do his talking. In a rare interview, the only photographer to do an album cover for the ...

The Beatles: Looking Back on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Retrospective by Steve Matteo, Boomer, 1 June 2017

FOR THE BEATLES, the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, released on June 1, 1967, may have really begun on Aug. 29, 1966, at ...

George Harrison: The Vinyl Collection

Review by Steve Matteo, Under the Radar, 30 October 2017

GEORGE HARRISON would have turned 74 this year. He died in 2001, and his untimely death at such a relatively young age still haunts his ...

The Beatles, Art Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, George Martin, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Webb: Paperback Writer

Guide by Steve Matteo, Boomer, 17 August 2018

Recent books by and about favorite boomer musicians and influencers ...

Paul McCartney: Flaming Pie (Paul McCartney Archive Collection 2020)

Review by Steve Matteo, It's Psychedelic Baby!, 31 August 2020

PAUL MCCARTNEY'S post-Beatles career can be divided up in many ways. He has worked solo, with his band Wings, collaborated with other artists on brief ...

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