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George Martin (1926-2016), An Appreciation: Deep Beatles

George Martin (1926-2016), An Appreciation: Deep Beatles

Without George Martin’s maverick streak, the Beatles may have never become one of the most influential bands in modern music.

George Martin’s Lasting Contribution to the Beatles: Let Them Be

George Martin’s Lasting Contribution to the Beatles: Let Them Be

George Martin could have made the Beatles toe the company line. Instead, Mike Tiano argues, he inspired them to greatness by working as a musical and production collaborator.

George Martin built his legend with the Beatles, then branched out

George Martin built his legend with the Beatles, then branched out

The records, those sounds – even in George Martin’s awful absence – will remain, forever.

The Beatles’ Love was a worthy concept not taken far enough

The Beatles’ Love was a worthy concept not taken far enough

The Beatles’ Love, released this month in 2006, was at its best when George Martin got outside of convention – but that didn’t happen nearly enough.

Paul McCartney – Tug of War (1982; 2015 reissue)

Paul McCartney – Tug of War (1982; 2015 reissue)

‘Tug of War,’ an album that chronicled Paul McCartney’s journey from fond reminiscing to grief to artistic rebirth, has aged well.

‘It’s a lot of different kind of songs’: Paul McCartney previews his first solo album in six years

‘It’s a lot of different kind of songs’: Paul McCartney previews his first solo album in six years

Amy Winehouse vet Mark Ronson’s work on a forthcoming Paul McCartney studio effort, the former Beatle’s first mainstream pop album as a solo artist since 2007’s Memory Almost Full, has gotten all the headlines. The truth is, Ronson’s one of several collaborators on the project.

Gimme Five: 1980s songs where Paul McCartney didn’t, you know, suck

Gimme Five: 1980s songs where Paul McCartney didn’t, you know, suck

Paul McCartney had always been cuffed around for the times when he got too cute or — worse, really — too domestic. Yet, until the 1980s, he’d always possessed an unerring sense of hitmaking magic.

Books: Photograph, by Ringo Starr (2013)

Books: Photograph, by Ringo Starr (2013)

Imagine looking through old photos with a family member, with that person reminiscing about people, places, and events with each turn of the album page. Now imagine Ringo Starr in place of that family member

Deep Beatles: “Misery” from Please Please Me (1963)

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of a cultural revolution: the release of the Beatles’ Please Please Me. Their first effort, recorded over 12 hours on a single day, stands as one of the most impressive debuts in rock history.

Deep Beatles: “Hello Little Girl” (Decca audition, 1962)

Last week’s Deep Beatles took a closer look at the Beatles’ 1962 audition for Decca Records. Since manager Brian Epstein wanted to present Decca’s A&R department with a vivid picture of the Beatles’ live shows, he asked the band to perform covers