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Even today, Pattie Boyd can’t choose between Eric Clapton, the Beatles’ George Harrison

Even today, Pattie Boyd can’t choose between Eric Clapton, the Beatles’ George Harrison

As Pattie Boyd talks about old photos of George Harrison and Eric Clapton, she remains — perhaps appropriately, given that she was the inspiration for Clapton’s love-lorn “Layla” — unable to decide which had been more inspirational.

Jeff Lynne – Armchair Theatre (1990; 2013 reissue)

Jeff Lynne – Armchair Theatre (1990; 2013 reissue)

Perhaps, given its vintage, it’s no surprise that Armchair Theatre seems to owe so much to Lynne’s participation in the Traveling Wilburys, along with George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.

Electric Light Orchestra – Zoom (2001; 2013 reissue)

This is a project the Electric Light Orchestra should have put out at the turn of the 1980s, a lean, tune-focused affair which dials back the “I Am The Walrus”-era Beatles obsessions — even while retaining all of Jeff Lynne’s trademark hooky songcraft.

Deep Beatles: “Crying, Waiting, Hoping” (Decca audition, 1962)

As the Beatles finished their rocking rendition of “Get Back” at the conclusion of their 1969 Apple rooftop concert, John Lennon joked “I would like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition.”

Deep Beatles: “Savoy Truffle” from The White Album (1968)

Many Beatles songs contain two key elements: wordplay and nods to their R&B roots. George Harrison is no stranger to either aspect, and few songs encapsulate these qualities like “Savoy Truffle,” the White Album track

‘Wonderful, and inspiring’: Robben Ford on his new album, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison … and Kiss?

‘Wonderful, and inspiring’: Robben Ford on his new album, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison … and Kiss?

Do-anything guitarist Robben Ford is hailing his forthcoming album Bringing It Back Home as “my favorite thing that I’ve done in a long time,” and that’s certainly saying something.

Gimme Five: Songs where the Beatles, well, sucked (again!)

Gimme Five: Songs where the Beatles, well, sucked (again!)

We called “All You Need Is Love” a pasted-together goof, “The Long and Winding Road” a devastatingly maudlin bore. And you ripped us to shreds. Now, we’re back for more.

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2012

2012 marked a number of musical events, including the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut single “Love Me Do.” The limited-edition anniversary “Love Me Do” single represents just one of many Fab Four-related products released this past year.

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2012: Live Albums and Reissues

Live albums and reissues give us a chance to take stock, be that in reevaluating something you once hated and/or missed — or, even more rewardingly, gaining fresh perspective on songs you thought you knew by heart.

‘That was the gotcha moment for me’: Peter Frampton remembers his first experience with the talk box

‘That was the gotcha moment for me’: Peter Frampton remembers his first experience with the talk box

Peter Frampton’s famous talk box is back in a big way, found everywhere from his new FCA! 35 Tour release to that funny commercial for Geico auto insurance. But where did he first hear this unusual device?