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Worst Beatles Song Ever?: ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ (1969)

Worst Beatles Song Ever?: ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ (1969)

John Lennon and Paul McCartney recorded “The Ballad of John and Yoko,” a bluesy retelling of Lennon’s marriage to Yoko Ono, between 2:30 and 9 p.m. on April 14, 1969 — and released it later that May. Was it, in fact, the worst Beatles song ever?

Deep Beatles: “Hold Me Tight” from With the Beatles (1963)

Deep Beatles: “Hold Me Tight” from With the Beatles (1963)

Some Beatles tracks forged new sonic territory, and others just rocked hard. “Hold Me Tight,” a track off 1963’s With the Beatles, harkens back to their beginnings in Hamburg and Liverpool

‘He is definitely alive’: Yoko Ono denies long-held rumor about death of Beatles’ Paul McCartney

‘He is definitely alive’: Yoko Ono denies long-held rumor about death of Beatles’ Paul McCartney

Each week, Yoko Ono opens the floor for fan questions of any stripe, from her philosophy on art and outlook on life, to her music career and that of her husband John Lennon — both solo and with the Beatles. This week, she confirmed something that’s long been perculating among conspiracy theorists

‘I was so wiped out’: Micky Dolenz on how a Beatles song got into the final Monkees TV show

‘I was so wiped out’: Micky Dolenz on how a Beatles song got into the final Monkees TV show

Monkees fans will remember that “Good Morning, Good Morning,” from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, appears as part of the Micky Dolenz-directed final episode of their television show, called “The Frodis Caper.” Turns out the song has always had special meaning for Dolenz.

Deep Beatles: “I Need You,” from Help! (1965)

Deep Beatles: “I Need You,” from Help! (1965)

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to my last Deep Beatles column on “The Night Before,” this week shines the spotlight on another underrated Help! track: “I Need You,” an early George Harrison composition that still sounds haunting and airy.

‘It’s just me and him’: Toto’s Steve Lukather on his fun new song with Ringo Starr

‘It’s just me and him’: Toto’s Steve Lukather on his fun new song with Ringo Starr

Steve Lukather says he gained an even deeper appreciation for Ringo Starr’s easy-going brilliance at the drums while collaborating on a new song for the former Beatles’ upcoming solo album. Impishly titled “You Bring the Party Down,” it’s part of an as-yet unnamed followup to Starr’s Ringo 2012.

Books: The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert (2014)

Books: The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert (2014)

‘He played like a songwriter’: The Eagles’ Don Felder on how George Harrison changed everything

‘He played like a songwriter’: The Eagles’ Don Felder on how George Harrison changed everything

Don Felder, the ex-Eagles guitarist, acknowledges a myriad of influences on his sound, from Elvis Presley and B.B. King to Eric Clapton. “Just as important,” he adds, “was the early Beatles stuff” — in particular, Felder says, George Harrison’s approach to the guitar on Meet the Beatles.

Deep Beatles: “The Night Before” from Help (1965)

Deep Beatles: “The Night Before” from Help (1965)

Was “The Night Before” the Beatles’ response to the Shirelles’ 1960 hit “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”? The 1965 Help! track could be seen that way, as it deals with a common topic: what happens the morning after intimacy?

‘We just love playing together’: Paul McCartney’s current band has outlasted the Beatles, Wings

‘We just love playing together’: Paul McCartney’s current band has outlasted the Beatles, Wings

He was in the Beatles and Wings for roughly a decade a piece. But Paul McCartney has been collaborating with his current band for far longer, and he says that longevity has helped him to some of the most celebrated outings of his storied career on stage.