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The Beatles, “I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

“I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” reveals the Beatles’ country and rockabilly roots, even as it foreshadows – like much of ‘Beatles for Sale’ – the musical changes to come.

John Lennon – Menlove Ave (1986): On Second Thought

John Lennon – Menlove Ave (1986): On Second Thought

John Lennon always preferred music raw and natural, and ‘Menlove Ave’ captured him 30 years ago in a thoroughly human moment.

John Lennon, “I Found Out” from Plastic Ono Band (1970): One Track Mind

John Lennon, “I Found Out” from Plastic Ono Band (1970): One Track Mind

Issued on Dec. 11, 1970, ‘Plastic Ono Band’ found John Lennon confronting demons, talismans and heroes – but he never rocked harder than he does here.

Steve Cropper remembers a treasured jam with John Lennon: ‘I’ve got a little something I want to show you’

Steve Cropper remembers a treasured jam with John Lennon: ‘I’ve got a little something I want to show you’

Steve Cropper discusses a session where John Lennon, who’d be murdered on Dec. 8, 1980, showed off a riff he’d saved just for Booker T. and the MGs.

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.

How the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was almost, but not quite, saved

How the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was almost, but not quite, saved

Pity the poor Brits, who didn’t initially receive the full 11-song U.S. version of the Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour,’ released on Nov. 27, 1967.

The Beatles’ still-flawed Let It Be … Naked adds detail to their journey

The Beatles’ still-flawed Let It Be … Naked adds detail to their journey

The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be … Naked,’ released this month in 2003, works as a kind of artistic bridge toward later individual personas.

John Lennon, “Out the Blue” from Mind Games (1973): One Track Mind

John Lennon, “Out the Blue” from Mind Games (1973): One Track Mind

Released on Nov. 2, 1973, ‘Mind Games’ opened the door for John Lennon’s Lost Weekend. One song hinted at the sweet reconciliation to come.

John Lennon remembered by Alan White, Joey Molland + Tony Levin: Gimme Five

John Lennon remembered by Alan White, Joey Molland + Tony Levin: Gimme Five

Turns out, John Lennon – who would have been 75 today – was just as mercurially intriguing to his sidemen as he was to everyone else.

The Beatles’ Abbey Road wasn’t just a showcase for Paul McCartney

The Beatles’ Abbey Road wasn’t just a showcase for Paul McCartney

Released on Sept. 26, 1969, the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ held many collaborative surprises. But I just couldn’t get over its Side One ending.