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This week I learned it wasn't originally supposed to be a 'Midnight Train to Georgia,' and more
Fun and interesting facts from around the web
 

Read more about the facts mentioned:

Anatomy of a song: 'Midnight Train to Georgia' (The Wall Street Journal)

Book review: 'Respect Yourself,' by Robert Gordon (The Wall Street Journal)

How 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' revolutionized pop (Slate)

An insider's account of The Beatles' American invasion (Newsweek)

An interview with Brian Wilson (A.V. Club)

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Lauren Hansen is the multimedia editor at TheWeek.com. A graduate of Kenyon College and Northwestern University, she started her career in arts publishing and has since worked at media outlets including the BBC and Frontline.

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