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The Beatles, “Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

During the late stages of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ sessions, Paul McCartney made a controversial decision to enter the studio by himself.

Beatles mono mixes are all the rage; here’s why they shouldn’t be

Beatles mono mixes are all the rage; here’s why they shouldn’t be

I’m still looking for a published interview where any of the Beatles or producer George Martin indicate a preference for monaural sound.

The Beatles – Love Songs (1977): On Second Thought

The Beatles – Love Songs (1977): On Second Thought

Promoting both ecstasy and heartache, the never-reissued ‘Love Songs’ is perfect for those who prefer the softer touches of the Beatles.

The Beatles, “Thank You Girl” (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Thank You Girl” (1963): Deep Beatles

Passed over as an A-side, “Thank You Girl” illustrated the foundational role the blues, R&B, and early rock ‘n’ roll played in the Beatles’ early sound.

The Beatles, “Think For Yourself” from Rubber Soul (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Think For Yourself” from Rubber Soul (1965): Deep Beatles

With the Beatles’ “Think For Yourself,” it became clear that George Harrison’s skill as a songwriter was developing at an incredibly fast rate.

Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole featured at Fest for Beatles Fans

Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole featured at Fest for Beatles Fans

Kit O’Toole, who writes a regular column for Something Else!, is a featured speaker at this weekend’s Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago.

Paul McCartney on the Beatles’ breakthrough with Revolver: ‘Me and John were starting to really cook’

Paul McCartney on the Beatles’ breakthrough with Revolver: ‘Me and John were starting to really cook’

‘Revolver,’ released in America on August 8, 1966, can be seen as the Beatles’ big-bang moment. Paul McCartney says he could see it coming.

The Beatles, “Blue Jay Way” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Blue Jay Way” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

A kind of sibling to “I Am the Walrus,” George Harrison’s “Blue Jay Way” is a perfect snapshot of the Beatles’ most unusually creative artistic phase.

The Beatles, “I’m Only Sleeping” from Revolver (1966): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I’m Only Sleeping” from Revolver (1966): Deep Beatles

“I’m Only Sleeping,” with its hallucinogenic quality, vivid yet surreal lyrics, creative guitar solo and unusual recording effects, still sounds like no other song in the Beatles’ catalog.

Ringo Starr’s ‘She’s About a Mover,’ ‘Harry’s Song,’ ‘Walk with You’ + others: Deep Cuts

Ringo Starr’s ‘She’s About a Mover,’ ‘Harry’s Song,’ ‘Walk with You’ + others: Deep Cuts

Born on July 7, 1940, Ringo Starr solo career was (finally!) recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Let’s drill down a little further.