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‘That makes me the king’: Bob Dylan turned the Beatles onto pot; but who turned Dylan on?

‘That makes me the king’: Bob Dylan turned the Beatles onto pot; but who turned Dylan on?

Ian Tyson, the Canadian folk singer, tells George Stroumboulopoulos that he is pretty sure he gave Bob Dylan his first puff of pot.

‘I’m deeply honored’: Toto’s Steve Lukather to join Ringo Starr for Grammys

‘I’m deeply honored’: Toto’s Steve Lukather to join Ringo Starr for Grammys

To paraphrase a Fab Four favorite, it’s getting better all the time for Beatles nut Steve Lukather. He’s already performed with Paul McCartney, George Harrison and (most recently) Ringo Starr

Micks and Johns and Ians, oh my!: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Name Game

OK, I don’t know what’s up with this, but it seems that at one time there were a lot of rock ‘n’ roll bands out there where different members had similar names.

Something Else! Throwdown: Led Zeppelin vs. the Beatles

Something Else! Throwdown: Led Zeppelin vs. the Beatles

When the New Year rolls around, it’s customary for reporters, columnists, reviewers and critics of all sorts to summarize the year that was by coming up with their annual Top Ten lists.

Readers’ Top 10 for 2013: The Beatles, Peter Banks, the Band, Adrian Belew, Carcass, Led Zeppelin

Readers’ Top 10 for 2013: The Beatles, Peter Banks, the Band, Adrian Belew, Carcass, Led Zeppelin

Never mind that our readers’ top pick for 2013 was actually published on December 27, 2011. It’s part of a trend involving a certain mop-topped bunch.

‘Didn’t know you could do that’: David Crosby never got over early preview of the Beatles’ ‘Day in the Life’

‘Didn’t know you could do that’: David Crosby never got over early preview of the Beatles’ ‘Day in the Life’

Throughout 1965-66, David Crosby and the Byrds were running neck and neck with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones commercially. And then, Crosby says, the Fab Four did something that blew him away.

Deep Beatles: “The End,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “The End,” from Abbey Road (1969)

The final section of the Abbey Road medley also symbolizes the Beatles winding down their careers.

‘He plays so musically’: All-Starr Band-mate Gregg Bissonette on the magic of Ringo Starr

‘He plays so musically’: All-Starr Band-mate Gregg Bissonette on the magic of Ringo Starr

Many have tried to untangle the mysteries of Ringo Starr’s drumming — why it works when it looks so ungainly, how he remains so definitively in the pocket with so little effort.

‘I don’t have it’: Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour is holding on to a key piece of Beatles memorabilia

‘I don’t have it’: Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour is holding on to a key piece of Beatles memorabilia

Beatles 101 tells us that a drawing of a schoolmate by the young Julian Lennon inspired his father’s trippy “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” from Sgt. Pepper. But you’ll never believe where that piece of rock history ended up.

Books: The Beatles, All These Years: Tune In, by Mark Lewisohn (2013)

Books: The Beatles, All These Years: Tune In, by Mark Lewisohn (2013)

The name “Mark Lewisohn” carries significant weight in the Beatles fan and scholar communities. During the 1980s and 1990s, the author published essential reference works for any Beatles enthusiast’s library.