Once upon a time, people like the Everly Brothers, Carole King and Sam Cooke
made pop songs timeless, accessible and instantly familiar music. Melvern
Taylor and His Fabulous Meltones craft brilliant songs that remind us that pop
isn't a dirty word.
Taylor's dreamy voice is a singular wonder. He grew up in Andover, Mass.,
secretly listening to his older siblings' Beatles and Stones records. "They had
an acoustic guitar I wasnt supposed to touch, too," says Taylor, "One rainy
Saturday when I was in seventh grade, I sat in my room with...