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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.

Elephant’s Memory, “Mongoose” (1970): Forgotten Series

Elephant’s Memory, “Mongoose” (1970): Forgotten Series

Before hooking up with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Elephant’s Memory hit the Top 50 with “Mongoose,” a song that was thrillingly raw.

John Lennon and the American left: Some Time in New York City (1972)

John Lennon and the American left: Some Time in New York City (1972)

‘Some Time in New York City,’ released in the summer of ’72, is not only the worst John Lennon album. It’s the worst (non-Ringo) solo Beatles record.

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.

The Beatles, “I Call Your Name” from Past Masters (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I Call Your Name” from Past Masters (1964): Deep Beatles

Through it failed to make the ‘Hard Day’s Night’ soundtrack, “I Call Your Name” nevertheless illustrates the Beatles’ rapid artistic development.

The Beatles, “Baby You’re a Rich Man” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Baby You’re a Rich Man” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

The B-side to “All You Need Is Love,” “Baby You’re a Rich Man” stands as one of the Beatles’ most innovative, funky, and underrated tracks.

John Lennon’s Milk and Honey was unfinished, but still resonant

John Lennon’s Milk and Honey was unfinished, but still resonant

The brutally honest, toss-off attitude on ‘Milk and Honey’ was more in keeping with John Lennon’s solo career than the slick, celebrated ‘Double Fantasy.’

Final memory with John Lennon led Julian to Steven Tyler: ‘He is a very insightful man’

Final memory with John Lennon led Julian to Steven Tyler: ‘He is a very insightful man’

When Julian Lennon was looking to finish ‘Everything Changes,’ he returned to a last drive with his late father — and Aerosmith on the radio.

Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ introduced Julian Lennon to pot: ‘I went, What is this?’

Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ introduced Julian Lennon to pot: ‘I went, What is this?’

As John Lennon’s son, Julian Lennon occasionally found himself in settings that would boggle the mind of the average kid.

“Good Morning Good Morning” (1967): Deep Beatles

“Good Morning Good Morning” (1967): Deep Beatles

A seemingly straightforward, upbeat rock track from the Beatles instead that tells a bleak story of discontentment.