McLuhan @100: Bless the Beatles

– Marshall McLuhan and Harley Parker, Counterblast

(2011 marks the centenary of my all-time favourite Canadian, Marshall McLuhan. I’m going to mark the occasion here over the next few weeks by posting various McLuhan-related items, including though not necessarily limited to some of the intersections between McLuhan and pop music. I once half-jokingly suggested somewhere that McLuhan was “the world’s first rock critic.” This is indeed funny until you wake up one day and realize that it might just be true. As no less an authority than Tom Wolfe once asked, “What if he is the world’s first rock critic?”)

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