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Kit O'Toole
Works at Something Else Reviews
Attended Northern Illinois University
Lived in DeKalb, IL
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I was honored to be on 2 Legs, a new Paul McCartney-centered podcast. I had a terrific time discussing Songs We Were Singing, specifically focusing on how Paul developed as a songwriter and singer during the Beatles years. We also had fun discussing our favorite Paul tunes from the 70s. Tune in to this great show, and be sure to check out past episodes. Thank you to two great hosts, Tom Hunyady and David Gargalino! https://2legspodcast.podbean.com/e/songs-we-were-singing/?token=2008ffe89a53760f5b30fa8a7e5ba01c
2Legs is back! The first show of the new year is here with our first guest, Beatles author Kit O'Toole! Join Tom Hunyady and David Gargalino as they take an in depth look at Kit's book, Songs We Were Singing:Guided Tours Through The Beatles' Lesser-Known T...
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+Gargalino84 200 edits?!? Wow! I really enjoyed being on the show, and I hope to be on again in the future!
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Here's my last DeepSoul of 2016, celebrating both the holidays and the legacy of a groundbreaking artist we lost this year. Only at +Blinded By Sound : http://blindedbysound.com/features/deepsoul/deepsoul-prince---another-lonely-christmas/
It seems only fitting that Prince should grace the final DeepSoul of 2016. Fans around the world mourned his untimely loss earlier this year, and continue to celebrate his vast legacy. Few may recall that Prince released a Christmas song in 1984: "Another Lonely Christmas," the B-side to the "I ...
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My DeepSoul tribute to house music pioneer Colonel Abrams, up at +Blinded By Sound: http://blindedbysound.com/features/deepsoul/deepsoul-colonel-abrams-how-soon-we-forget/
House fans are mourning the passing of Colonel Abrams, a 1980s club favorite whose best known hit remains 1985's "Trapped." In 2015, Abrams was found living on the streets suffering from diabetes; DJs (most notably Chicago house architect Marshall Jefferson) set up crowdfunding sites to raise ...
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Have a +The Beatles fan on your gift list? My 3016 gift guide has something for everybody--and maybe an item or two for yourself. ;)
This list of Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016 includes selections that every Beatles fan on your gift list will love.
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I am thrilled to be back on Things We Said Today! This time we discuss what Apple Corps has done RIGHT, and we pay tribute to the late, great Leon Russell. We hope you will enjoy the show (guitar solo). Let us know what you think! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyZwwMB6LoA
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My latest Deep Beatles is here! +Nick DeRiso
The Beatles' “Getting Better” illustrates John Lennon and Paul McCartney's differing outlooks, and willingness to reveal personal truths.
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Ken Michaels has just announced a year-end contest where you can win five prizes! Yes, you read that correctly: ONE winner wins FIVE prizes! The prizes are the Beatles +1 CD/DVD; the Blu-ray edition of Eight Days A Week; the Live at the Hollywood Bowl CD; the Pure McCartney 2-CD collection; and my book, Songs We Were Singing! The contest runs from Dec. 29-Jan. 6. Find out how to enter below, and good luck. What a great way to start 2017! :)

http://kenmichaelsradio.com/special-contests.html
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My last review of the year, up at +SomethingElseReviews: 
Heart's 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall' shows a jubilant band obviously thrilled at the prospect of performing in such a storied venue.
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Happy New year Kit.

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The last Deep Beatles of 2016 is up at +SomethingElseReviews! Thanks to all of you for your support and kind comments. http://somethingelsereviews.com/2016/12/12/beatles-dont-let-me-down-john-lennon/
The Beatles may have been in their final stages, but “Don’t Let Me Down” exemplifies how they could ultimately work together to create powerful songs.
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My new Deep Beatles is here at +SomethingElseReviews! Learn about how "All Together Now" fits in the British music hall tradition. http://somethingelsereviews.com/2016/11/21/beatles-all-together-now-yellow-submarine/
“All Together Now” shows how the Beatles incorporated other genres and infused them with their own rock sound, creating a unique music form.
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My new DeepSoul at +Blinded By Sound focuses on one of the most pleasant surprises of the year: http://blindedbysound.com/features/deepsoul/deepsoul-solange-cranes-in-the-sky/
One of 2016's most outstanding -- and surprising -- releases is Solange's A Seat at the Table. Previously best known as Beyoncé's avant-garde younger sister, Solange had recorded two albums and an EP; all received mixed to positive reviews, but failed to equal the impact of her older sibling's ...
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My new review at +Cinema Sentries: 
Actor Morgan Freeman, who co-owns Mississippi juke joint Ground Zero, describes Delta Blues as “American classical music.” The documentary Last of the Mississippi Jukes—originally released in 2003 and now available on DVD—chronicles one state's fight to preserve not only Delta Blues but the juke ...
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Music writer, technology geek, recovering academic
Introduction
Music and Popular Culture Freelance Writer
Education
  • Northern Illinois University
    Instructional Technology, Ed.D., 1996 - 2006
  • Depaul University
    Writing, M.A., 1994 - 1996
  • Benedictine University
    Literature and Communications, B.A., summa cum laude, 1991 - 1994
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Gender
Female
Work
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Freelance writer specializing in music and technology
Employment
  • Something Else Reviews
    Contributor, 2012 - present
  • Beatlefan
    Contributing Editor, 1995 - present
  • Blinded by Sound
    Contributor, 2011 - present
  • Blogcritics.org
    Writer, 2008 - 2012
  • Blogcritics.org
    Music Editor, 2011 - 2012
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DeKalb, IL