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The Beatles, “Glass Onion” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Glass Onion” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

John Lennon turned a satirical pen on himself and his bandmates for this stand-out deep cut from the Beatles’ self-titled 1968 studio project.

The Beatles, “Bad Boy” from Past Masters (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Bad Boy” from Past Masters (1965): Deep Beatles

Like the Beatles’ other covers, Larry Williams’ “Bad Boy” reveals their roots: In this case, rhythm and blues.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Declared ‘Time’s Up’ – Way Back in 1972

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Declared ‘Time’s Up’ – Way Back in 1972

As the Time’s Up / #metoo women’s movement rages on, Mike Tiano notes that John Lennon and Yoko Ono boldly addressed this issue decades ago.

The Beatles, “Anna (Go to Him)” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Anna (Go to Him)” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

“Anna (Go to Him)” impacted the Beatles’ songwriting, and Arthur Alexander’s heartfelt vocal style influenced John Lennon’s intensely personal performances.

The Beatles, “Yes It Is” from Past Masters (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Yes It Is” from Past Masters (1965): Deep Beatles

Arguably one of the Beatles’ best B-sides, “Yes It Is” features sophisticated wordplay, deeply reflective lyrics, and unusual chord changes.

The Beatles, “Sexy Sadie” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Sexy Sadie” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ controversial visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi inspired one of the most bitter John Lennon compositions.

The Beatles, “Not a Second Time” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Not a Second Time” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“Not a Second Time” may be a hidden gem off ‘With the Beatles,’ but it has also become famous for two other words: “Aeolian cadence.”

The Beatles, “You Know My Name” from Past Masters (1970): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “You Know My Name” from Past Masters (1970): Deep Beatles

It may not rank as an all-time fan favorite, but “You Know My Name” reveals the various sources the Beatles drew from in their music.

The Beatles, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” from Sgt. Pepper (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” from Sgt. Pepper (1967): Deep Beatles

A vintage poster and some cut-up tapes: these two elements play key roles in the Beatles’ “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!”

The Beatles, “One After 909” from Anthology 1 (1995): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “One After 909” from Anthology 1 (1995): Deep Beatles

If one wants to learn about the music the Beatles listened to in the 1950s, “One After 909” provides an instant lesson.

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