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Books: The Beatles: The BBC Archives, by Kevin Howlett (2013)

Some of the best Beatles performances were, for many years, not officially available anywhere. From 1962-1965, the group played live on 53 BBC radio programs

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Fab Faux, November 9, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Fab Faux, November 9, 2013

At the Chicago Theatre: The phrase “Beatles tribute band” usually conjures images of costumes, bad wigs, and even worse pseudo-Liverpudlian accents.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Alvin Lucier, “Nothing Is Real” (1990)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Alvin Lucier, “Nothing Is Real” (1990)

Composer Alvin Lucier‘s fascination with acoustics and resonance is well-documented.

Deep Beatles: “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” from Abbey Road (1969)

The next entry in the Abbey Road medley continues the naughtiness of “Polythene Pam.”

‘The best Ringo has ever had': Ringo Starr returns for more dates with close-knit All-Starr Band

‘The best Ringo has ever had': Ringo Starr returns for more dates with close-knit All-Starr Band

The debate over whether this is the greatest All-Starr Band that Ringo Starr has ever assembled can be put off for another time. There is no question, however, that it’s one of the most closely knit

‘This shows you what it was like': Grammy exhibit puts everything in perspective for the Beatles’ Ringo Starr

‘This shows you what it was like': Grammy exhibit puts everything in perspective for the Beatles’ Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr, in going through his things for a new Grammy Museum exhibit, found a priceless piece of pre-Beatles memorabilia from his time as a drummer with the group Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.

‘He didn’t have my number': Paul McCartney laments missed telegram that halted work with Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis

Paul McCartney still wonders at what might have become of a musical collaboration with Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis — creating perhaps the unlikeliest of supergroups — but for a misplaced telegram.

‘He’d never seemed that interested': Paul McCartney still marvels at George Harrison’s songwriting growth

‘He’d never seemed that interested': Paul McCartney still marvels at George Harrison’s songwriting growth

For Paul McCartney, the decision to fill most of the Beatles’ albums with songs composed alongside John Lennon — rather than those of George Harrison and Ringo Starr — came down to productivity.

Deep Beatles: “Polythene Pam” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Polythene Pam” from Abbey Road (1969)

One of John Lennon’s more underrated compositions, “Polythene Pam” fits perfectly with the preceding Abbey Road fragment “Mean Mr. Mustard.”

‘A mark that no one will ever make again': Fab Faux return with tributes to the Beatles, George Harrison

‘A mark that no one will ever make again': Fab Faux return with tributes to the Beatles, George Harrison

For members of the Fab Faux, the music of the Beatles still holds a talismanic intrigue. Some 15 years into their career as loving interpreters, the magic remains.