Articles by: Kit O'Toole

The Beatles, “I Wanna Be Your Man” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I Wanna Be Your Man” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles helped kickstart the Rolling Stones’ career with “I Wanna Be Your Man,” then made the song their own on ‘With the Beatles.’

The Beatles, “No Reply” from  Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “No Reply” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

What is the link between a 1957 hit and the Beatles’ 1964 track “No Reply”? The answer lends insight into the group’s changing sound and growing lyrical sophistication.

The Beatles, “Revolution 1” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Revolution 1” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ “Revolution 1” provides no definitive answers, reflecting the turbulent time period from which it emerged.

The Beatles – Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years (2016): Movies

The Beatles – Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years (2016): Movies

While some restored Beatles footage truly impresses, ‘Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years’ still seems to suffer from an identity crisis.

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2016): Movies

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2016): Movies

In 1999, Tower Records made $51 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong?

The Beatles, “Slow Down” from Something New (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Slow Down” from Something New (1964): Deep Beatles

While “Slow Down” may not rank among the Beatles’ most well-known covers, it does provide a snapshot of the group’s raw early days.

The Beatles, “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

Thematically and musically, “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” signals yet another stage in the Beatles’ artistic development.

Heart – Beautiful Broken (2016)

Heart – Beautiful Broken (2016)

Heart’s new album Beautiful Broken demonstrates that some artists get better with age.

The Beatles, “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

“I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” is both the last time all four Beatles were in the studio, and their last breakthrough.

The Beatles, “Please Mister Postman” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Please Mister Postman” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“Please Mister Postman” illustrates how the Beatles adapted other musical forms to create their own sound, both honoring their forebears and adding another dimension.