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Smokey Robinson still thrilled by George Harrison’s long-ago tribute: ‘A wonderful, flattering thing’

Smokey Robinson still thrilled by George Harrison’s long-ago tribute: ‘A wonderful, flattering thing’

George Harrison’s “Pure Smokey,” a 1976 tribute to Smokey Robinson, gave credit to an artist who had been part of the Beatles’ musical foundation.

Deep Beatles: Beatles Christmas Records

Deep Beatles: Beatles Christmas Records

More than throwaway Yuletide keepsakes, the Beatles’ Christmas discs offer fans a peek into their rapid artistic and personal development.

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2014

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2014

Kit O’Toole counts down the best Beatles-related releases of the past year, as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania.

On the Beatles’ first listen to the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds: ‘John and Paul made me play it twice’

On the Beatles’ first listen to the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds: ‘John and Paul made me play it twice’

Their silent wonder at the Beach Boys’ as-yet-unreleased masterpiece was offset, however, by a much different reaction from Keith Moon.

“Good Morning Good Morning” (1967): Deep Beatles

“Good Morning Good Morning” (1967): Deep Beatles

A seemingly straightforward, upbeat rock track from the Beatles instead that tells a bleak story of discontentment.

The Beatles Invade Cincinnati, by Scott Belmer (2014): Books

The Beatles Invade Cincinnati, by Scott Belmer (2014): Books

Scott (Belmo) Belmer’s scrapbook retrospective ‘The Beatles Invade Cincinnati’ captures the hysteria surrounding Beatlemania.

“Dig a Pony,” from Let It Be (1970): Deep Beatles

“Dig a Pony,” from Let It Be (1970): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ often-overlooked “Dig a Pony” is a classic example of John Lennon’s love of wordplay.

Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole to speak at Los Angeles Fest for Beatles Fans

Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole to speak at Los Angeles Fest for Beatles Fans

Kit O’Toole, who writes Deep Beatles for Something Else!, is be a featured speaker throughout this weekend’s Los Angeles Fest for Beatles.

Rock is Dead! Songs by Todd Rundgren, the Knack, Elvis Costello, others: Gimme Five

Rock is Dead! Songs by Todd Rundgren, the Knack, Elvis Costello, others: Gimme Five

To celebrate October, autumn and U2’s recent marketing fiasco, here’s a few songs about the death of everyone’s favorite bad penny, rock ‘n’ roll.

The Beatles and Me on Tour, by Ivor Davis (2014): Books

The Beatles and Me on Tour, by Ivor Davis (2014): Books

‘The Beatles and Me on Tour’ recounts Ivor Davis’ month traveling with the band as an embedded correspondent in 1964.