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Deep Beatles: “I Saw Her Standing There” (Star Club, 1962)

Deep Beatles: “I Saw Her Standing There” (Star Club, 1962)

This raucous rendition possesses a rawness not present on the more familiar album cut.

‘We just did it’: Yoko Ono on the making of the Beatles’ avant-garde “Revolution 9”

‘We just did it’: Yoko Ono on the making of the Beatles’ avant-garde “Revolution 9”

Today, it’s easy to connect this free-form tune with the first flowerings of punk.

More Perfect Playlists: The Next Beatles Album (All Things Must Pass, McCartney, Plastic Ono Band, 1970)

More Perfect Playlists: The Next Beatles Album (All Things Must Pass, McCartney, Plastic Ono Band, 1970)

This time, we’re combining tracks from the group’s immediate post-breakup solo albums.

Greatest of all time? The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band turns 47

Greatest of all time? The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band turns 47

An anniversary reminds me of my circuitous love/hate relationship with the band.

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles – Revolver (1966)

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles – Revolver (1966)

Let’s start by getting rid of “Yellow Submarine.” Buy the soundtrack if you feel that strongly about it.

Deep Beatles: “Ask Me Why” (Star Club, 1962)

Deep Beatles: “Ask Me Why” (Star Club, 1962)

Lennon and McCartney embark on their unprecedented run as songwriters.

Deep Beatles: “The Hippy Hippy Shake” (Star Club, 1962)

Deep Beatles: “The Hippy Hippy Shake” (Star Club, 1962)

The Beatles never recorded a studio version of “The Hippy Hippy Shake,” instead using the obscure Chan Romero barnburner to rev up early live audiences.

Books: I Want to Tell You: The Definitive Guide to the Music of the Beatles Volume 1: 1962/1963 by Anthony Robustelli (2014)

While Beatles books continue to flood the market, few focus on specific musical details. Who played what instrument? How did producer George Martin contribute to the group’s sound? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, why do the Beatles’ recordings stand the test of time

Deep Beatles: The Beatles Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany 1962 (1977)

Deep Beatles: The Beatles Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany 1962 (1977)

“The Star Club Tapes”: this very phrase inspires spirited debate among Beatles fans. Are they garbage, or do they serve as an important historical document? Should they be officially released, or has Apple been correct in prohibiting a Beatles-sanctioned Star Club album?

I’m Not the Beatles: The John and Yoko Interviews 1969-1972, by Howard Smith (2014)

There’s a moment during the eight-disc set John & Yoko: I’m Not the Beatles when every Beatles fan will envy Village Voice journalist Howard Smith.