Riley shares insight on Beatles in U.S. News & World and NBC News

January 22, 2014

Assistant Professor of Journalism Tim Riley is quoted throughout feature stories in both U.S. News & World Report and NBC News titled “What the Beatles Meant to America" and "Too little, too late? Grammys finally deem the Beatles legends," respectively.

Looking back 50 years after the Beatles made their U.S. debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, Riley talks about the band’s influence and originality in the U.S. News & World Report article, and how the Grammys "were...inconsistent when it came to the Beatles" in the NBC News article.

“In some ways, the Beatles led the technical advances of their era. They were always one step ahead of where the studios were and were pushing those engineers to do things they didn’t think possible. So they always sounded fresh and new and that idea of constantly paying attention to inventiveness and newness kept them contemporary…”

Riley is the author of Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary and Lennon: the Man, the Myth, the Music—The Definitive Life.

Read the U. S. News & World Report article and the NBC News article.