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Books: Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter, by Alyn Shipton (2013)

Books: Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter, by Alyn Shipton (2013)

Harry Nilsson is a legend to many musicians and connoisseurs of 1960s and ’70s rock music, but an enigma to the mainstream listening public.

Deep Beatles: “Sun King” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Sun King” from Abbey Road (1969)

Next in the Abbey Road medley is one of the Beatles’ most beautiful yet mysterious tracks, “Sun King.” In later years, John Lennon dismissed “Sun King” as “a piece of garbage I had around,” but its lovely harmonies and mystical lyrics transform it into an entrancing listening experience.

‘Everything is perfect': Greg Lake on the timeless chemistry between the Beatles’ Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr

If Greg Lake didn’t already have an appreciation for the unique syncopations of the Beatles rhythm section, he certainly learned a thing or two while on tour with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band.

Something Else! Interview: Good Ol’ Freda director Ryan White

Good Ol’ Freda director Ryan White’s documentary about the Beatles’ loyal secretary Freda Kelly, has been a big hit at film festival screenings for the last few months.

‘Made the group’s sound what it was': The Beatles’ Paul McCartney on Ringo Starr’s underrated role

‘Made the group’s sound what it was': The Beatles’ Paul McCartney on Ringo Starr’s underrated role

So much of the modern history of the Beatles revolves around the twin songwriting genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, with George Harrison — and, particularly, Ringo Starr — often being all but ignored.

Deep Beatles: “You Never Give Me Your Money” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles’ look at the Abbey Road medley continues with “You Never Give Me Your Money,” an obvious nod to the group’s legal and financial woes from their ill-fated venture Apple Corps.

Movies: Good Ol’ Freda (2013)

Movies: Good Ol’ Freda (2013)

The Beatles’ 1963 Christmas recording makes the rounds of classic rock radio stations every holiday. The lads send Christmas cheer to fans around the world as they joke and sing bits of holiday carols.

Deep Beatles: “Because” from Abbey Road (1969)

For the next several columns, I will closely examine the legendary Abbey Road medley, their 16-minute magnum opus comprised of numerous song fragments. Where did these short works come from? How did they fit together so flawlessly?

‘What are you going to do?': A very-much-alive Paul McCartney on the rumors of his demise

‘What are you going to do?': A very-much-alive Paul McCartney on the rumors of his demise

The rumor goes back to the late 1960s, and centered in part on the cover of Abbey Road: Was the Beatles’ Paul McCartney actually killed in a 1966 car crash and replaced by a look alike?

‘It’s a lot of different kind of songs': Paul McCartney previews his first solo album in six years

‘It’s a lot of different kind of songs': Paul McCartney previews his first solo album in six years

Amy Winehouse vet Mark Ronson’s work on a forthcoming Paul McCartney studio effort, the former Beatle’s first mainstream pop album as a solo artist since 2007’s Memory Almost Full, has gotten all the headlines. The truth is, Ronson’s one of several collaborators on the project.