Articles by: Kit O'Toole

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau’s distinctive singing style crossed boundaries, encompassing jazz, pop, R&B, funk, gospel, and even world music.

The Beatles, “You Like Me Too Much” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “You Like Me Too Much” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

While it may not match his other Beatles masterpieces, “You Like Me Too Much” marks another turning point in George Harrison’s artistic development.

Heart – Live at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2016)

Heart – Live at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2016)

Heart’s ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ shows a jubilant band obviously thrilled at the prospect of performing in such a storied venue.

The Beatles, “Don’t Let Me Down” from Past Masters (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Don’t Let Me Down” from Past Masters (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles may have been in their final stages, but “Don’t Let Me Down” exemplifies how they could ultimately work together to create powerful songs.

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016

This list of Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016 includes selections that every fan on your gift list will love.

The Beatles, “All Together Now” from Yellow Submarine (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “All Together Now” from Yellow Submarine (1969): Deep Beatles

“All Together Now” shows how the Beatles incorporated other genres and infused them with their own rock sound, creating a unique music form.

The Beatles, “Getting Better” from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Getting Better” from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ “Getting Better” illustrates John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s collaborative style, differing outlooks, and willingness to reveal personal truths.

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.

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