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Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2015

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2015

Kit O’Toole counts down the best Beatles-related releases of the past year, ranging from books to CDs to DVDs to calendars and more.

Smokey Robinson still thrilled by George Harrison’s long-ago tribute: ‘A wonderful, flattering thing’

Smokey Robinson still thrilled by George Harrison’s long-ago tribute: ‘A wonderful, flattering thing’

George Harrison paid tribute to Smokey Robinson both with the Beatles and as a solo artist, including a key cut on ‘Thirty Three and 1/3’ from November 1976.

George Harrison’s sad and triumphant Brainwashed was defined by a single song

George Harrison’s sad and triumphant Brainwashed was defined by a single song

Released in November 2002, ‘Brainwashed’ provided George Harrison with one of rock’s most delicately executed goodbyes. Credit Jeff Lynne.

ELO’s Jeff Lynne on his career-changing introduction to George Harrison: ‘It was like a dream come true’

ELO’s Jeff Lynne on his career-changing introduction to George Harrison: ‘It was like a dream come true’

Jeff Lynne, the Electric Light Orchestra frontman, had met old friend Dave Edmunds for dinner when George Harrison’s name suddenly came up.

Traveling Wilburys, “End of the Line” from Volume One (1989): One Track Mind

Traveling Wilburys, “End of the Line” from Volume One (1989): One Track Mind

The Traveling Wilburys’ debut, released in October 1988, featured a should’ve-been-hit that summed up this all-star amalgam’s enduring charm.

The Beatles, “Within You Without You” from Sgt. Pepper’s (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Within You Without You” from Sgt. Pepper’s (1967): Deep Beatles

George Harrison established his songwriting skills on “Within You Without You,” an often-overlooked Beatles track that boldly explored Indian styles.

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.

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.

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.

The Beatles, “Three Cool Cats” (Decca Audition, 1962): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Three Cool Cats” (Decca Audition, 1962): Deep Beatles

While the Beatles would eventually drop this early cover song from their setlists, “Three Cool Cats” holds a special place in the band’s history.

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