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‘He played like a songwriter’: The Eagles’ Don Felder on how George Harrison changed everything

‘He played like a songwriter’: The Eagles’ Don Felder on how George Harrison changed everything

Don Felder, the ex-Eagles guitarist, acknowledges a myriad of influences on his sound, from Elvis Presley and B.B. King to Eric Clapton. “Just as important,” he adds, “was the early Beatles stuff” — in particular, Felder says, George Harrison’s approach to the guitar on Meet the Beatles.

Deep Beatles: “The Night Before” from Help (1965)

Deep Beatles: “The Night Before” from Help (1965)

Was “The Night Before” the Beatles’ response to the Shirelles’ 1960 hit “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”? The 1965 Help! track could be seen that way, as it deals with a common topic: what happens the morning after intimacy?

Paul McCartney’s current band has outlasted the Beatles, Wings: ‘We just love playing together’

Paul McCartney’s current band has outlasted the Beatles, Wings: ‘We just love playing together’

He was in the Beatles and Wings for roughly a decade a piece. But Paul McCartney has been collaborating with his current band for far longer.

Deep Beatles: “Wait,” from Rubber Soul (1965)

Deep Beatles: “Wait,” from Rubber Soul (1965)

The Beatles’ 1965 album Rubber Soul is an embarrassment of riches. In addition to its stellar material, it signaled the final days of Beatlemania and a transition into more experimental sounds and sophisticated songwriting.

Books: Sex and the Beatles: 400 Entries, by Jeff Walker (2014)

Jeff Walker’s just-published book Sex and the Beatles: 400 Entries is exactly what the title suggests — a look at the sexy underbelly of the Fab Four in 400 ways you probably couldn’t imagine.

‘I was just being myself’: Yoko Ono on letting loose at the Beatles’ Grammy shows

‘I was just being myself’: Yoko Ono on letting loose at the Beatles’ Grammy shows

Yoko Ono, in a Q&A with fans, addresses a couple of questions involving recent Beatles-related events she attended, including the 56th annual Grammy awards and the star-flecked 50th anniversary concert filmed a day later. Ono attended both shows, which found Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reuniting on stage.

‘That changed every member of that band’s life’: Steve Cropper to return to site of stirring Stax success

When Steve Cropper performs another round of European dates with the Animals in the fall, he will be returning to the site of some of Stax Records’ biggest — and, for some, most surprising — successes in the late 1960s. An explosive revue featuring Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Carla Thomas and Eddie Floyd was backed by Booker T. andRead More

Deep Beatles: “Cry Baby Cry” from The Beatles (1968)

Deep Beatles: “Cry Baby Cry” from The Beatles (1968)

John Lennon may have called it “a piece of rubbish,” but “Cry Baby Cry” symbolizes one of Lennon’s more underrated compositions. Written while in India, “Cry Baby Cry” serves as a twisted nursery rhyme, and he would return to the motif years later on Double Fantasy’s “Cleanup Time.” The 1968 tune landed on the White Album, and still intrigues withRead More

‘Give me the originals any day’: Why Julian Lennon stayed away from the Beatles anniversary blitz

‘Give me the originals any day’: Why Julian Lennon stayed away from the Beatles anniversary blitz

As the long period of celebrations in honor of the Beatles’ stateside arrival 50 years ago wrapped on this week, we’d seen Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, Olivia and Dhani Harrison. But where was Julian Lennon?

‘It was a joy’: Vintage Yoko Ono film helped Kevin Godley make Beatles video magic

‘It was a joy’: Vintage Yoko Ono film helped Kevin Godley make Beatles video magic

Twenty years ago, director (and 10cc co-founder) Kevin Godley was approached about constructing a video for the reunited Beatles. The challenge was to craft something fresh from so many old things.