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The Beatles, “Blue Jay Way” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Blue Jay Way” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

A kind of sibling to “I Am the Walrus,” George Harrison’s “Blue Jay Way” is a perfect snapshot of the Beatles’ most unusually creative artistic phase.

The Beatles, “I’m Only Sleeping” from Revolver (1966): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I’m Only Sleeping” from Revolver (1966): Deep Beatles

“I’m Only Sleeping,” with its hallucinogenic quality, vivid yet surreal lyrics, creative guitar solo and unusual recording effects, still sounds like no other song in the Beatles’ catalog.

Ringo Starr’s ‘She’s About a Mover,’ ‘Harry’s Song,’ ‘Walk with You’ + others: Deep Cuts

Ringo Starr’s ‘She’s About a Mover,’ ‘Harry’s Song,’ ‘Walk with You’ + others: Deep Cuts

Born on July 7, 1940, Ringo Starr solo career was (finally!) recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Let’s drill down a little further.

The Beatles, “I Call Your Name” from Past Masters (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I Call Your Name” from Past Masters (1964): Deep Beatles

Through it failed to make the ‘Hard Day’s Night’ soundtrack, “I Call Your Name” nevertheless illustrates the Beatles’ rapid artistic development.

Paul McCartney says the Beatles used Motown as a template – for what not to do

Paul McCartney says the Beatles used Motown as a template – for what not to do

The Beatles covered a few Motown cuts, but that doesn’t mean they fashioned themselves after Detroit’s hitmaking juggernaut. In fact, quite the opposite.

The Beatles, “Tell Me What You See” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Tell Me What You See” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

One of the Beatles’ least-known ‘Help!’ tracks, “Tell Me What You See” has even been dismissed by chief songwriter Paul McCartney. We make its case.

The Beatles, “Love of the Loved” (Decca Audition, 1962): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Love of the Loved” (Decca Audition, 1962): Deep Beatles

“Love of the Loved” failed to secure a recording contract for the Beatles with Decca. But Brian Epstein didn’t give up the hope that it could still hit.

Here’s how the Beatles (almost) met Doctor Who

Here’s how the Beatles (almost) met Doctor Who

Remembering when Doctor Who unveiled his Time and Space Visualizer, only to find the Beatles performing on a now-lost episode of ‘Top of the Pops.’

Steve Cropper on the Beatles’ flirtation with Stax: ‘Didn’t happen for a lot of different reasons’

Steve Cropper on the Beatles’ flirtation with Stax: ‘Didn’t happen for a lot of different reasons’

At the peak of their powers, the Beatles considered recording an album at Stax Records in Memphis. Steve Cropper sorts out why it never happened.

The Beatles, “Three Cool Cats” (Decca Audition, 1962): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Three Cool Cats” (Decca Audition, 1962): Deep Beatles

While the Beatles would eventually drop this early cover song from their setlists, “Three Cool Cats” holds a special place in the band’s history.