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Books: The Beatle Who Vanished by Jim Berkenstadt (2013)

Just when you think no other aspect of Beatles history could possibly be overlooked, a book comes along revealing a little-known corner of their story.

Deep Beatles: “Hello Little Girl” (Decca audition, 1962)

Last week’s Deep Beatles took a closer look at the Beatles’ 1962 audition for Decca Records. Since manager Brian Epstein wanted to present Decca’s A&R department with a vivid picture of the Beatles’ live shows, he asked the band to perform covers

Deep Beatles: “Crying, Waiting, Hoping” (Decca audition, 1962)

As the Beatles finished their rocking rendition of “Get Back” at the conclusion of their 1969 Apple rooftop concert, John Lennon joked “I would like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition.”

Tony Sheridan, early collaborator with the Beatles (1940-2013): An Appreciation

He may be best known not for his own career, but for providing the first big break for one of the most important bands in rock history. Tony Sheridan, who passed away February 16, 2013, was the Gene Vincent of Hamburg

Deep Beatles: “Savoy Truffle” from The White Album (1968)

Many Beatles songs contain two key elements: wordplay and nods to their R&B roots. George Harrison is no stranger to either aspect, and few songs encapsulate these qualities like “Savoy Truffle,” the White Album track

Best of January 2013: Readers pick Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Steven Wilson, Richard Thompson, Depeche Mode

Four of this month’s reader-selected Top 10 items on Something Else! Reviews deal with Beatle-y things: Specifically, the times they whiffed as a group and as solo artists

Deep Beatles: “I’ve Got A Feeling” from Let It Be (1970)

Volumes have been written on the Lennon/McCartney dynamic, after point/counterpoint exchanges graced “We Can Work It Out,” “Getting Better,” and “She’s Leaving Home.” One of their finest moments as a duo occurred during the troubled Get Back sessions.

‘He’s suffered some significant brain damage’: A tragic update on ailing ex-Wings guitarist Henry McCullough

‘He’s suffered some significant brain damage’: A tragic update on ailing ex-Wings guitarist Henry McCullough

Guitarist Henry McCullough is unlikely to make a meaningful recovery after suffering a heart attack last November, says Denny Seiwell, his former bandmate with Paul McCartney and Wings in the early 1970s.

‘Hopefully, we’ll try and cross the pond’: The Beatles’ Pete Best eyes new studio effort, a U.S. tour

The Beatles’ drummer is planning a new U.S. tour, and his first album in years. No, not Ringo Starr: Pete Best, the group’s original fourth member.

Deep Beatles: “Run for Your Life” from Rubber Soul (1965)

It’s the song everyone loves to hate, the one containing squirm-inducing lyrics that are at least politically incorrect, at most misogynistic.