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More Perfect Playlists: The Next Beatles Album (All Things Must Pass, McCartney, Plastic Ono Band, 1970)

More Perfect Playlists: The Next Beatles Album (All Things Must Pass, McCartney, Plastic Ono Band, 1970)

This time, we’re combining tracks from the group’s immediate post-breakup solo albums.

‘It doesn’t bother me at all': Sean Lennon pushes on, in the long shadow of the Beatles’ John Lennon

‘It doesn’t bother me at all': Sean Lennon pushes on, in the long shadow of the Beatles’ John Lennon

Most of the questions – not to mention the comparisons – remain focused on his dad, the lost legend.

I’m Not the Beatles: The John and Yoko Interviews 1969-1972, by Howard Smith (2014)

There’s a moment during the eight-disc set John & Yoko: I’m Not the Beatles when every Beatles fan will envy Village Voice journalist Howard Smith.

Worst Beatles Song Ever?: ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ (1969)

Worst Beatles Song Ever?: ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ (1969)

John Lennon and Paul McCartney recorded “The Ballad of John and Yoko,” a bluesy retelling of Lennon’s marriage to Yoko Ono, between 2:30 and 9 p.m. on April 14, 1969 — and released it later that May. Was it, in fact, the worst Beatles song ever?

‘They are all there with me': Yoko Ono’s unique philosophy eases pain of living without John Lennon

‘They are all there with me': Yoko Ono’s unique philosophy eases pain of living without John Lennon

Yoko Ono still lives in the same building where her husband John Lennon was gunned down by a crazed fan in 1980. In the same apartment they shared. For that matter, in the same space where she raised her son Sean before he grew up and moved away.

Gimme Five: Alan White, Joey Molland and Tony Levin remember the Beatles’ John Lennon

Gimme Five: Alan White, Joey Molland and Tony Levin remember the Beatles’ John Lennon

Turns out, John Lennon was just as mercurially intriguing to those who shared studio time with the late Beatles star as he was to those who simply purchased the music.

Deep Beatles: “Cry Baby Cry” from The Beatles (1968)

Deep Beatles: “Cry Baby Cry” from The Beatles (1968)

John Lennon may have called it “a piece of rubbish,” but “Cry Baby Cry” symbolizes one of Lennon’s more underrated compositions. Written while in India, “Cry Baby Cry” serves as a twisted nursery rhyme, and he would return to the motif years later on Double Fantasy’s “Cleanup Time.” The 1968 tune landed on the White Album, and still intrigues withRead More

‘Someone was thinking about you': Julian Lennon on inspiring the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’

‘Someone was thinking about you': Julian Lennon on inspiring the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’

As the celebrations marking 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America reach a fever pitch, Julian Lennon remembers their legacy — and his role in it.

Deep Beatles: “Free as a Bird” from Anthology 1 (1995)

Deep Beatles: “Free as a Bird” from Anthology 1 (1995)

The anniversary celebrations abound everywhere: 50 years ago, the Beatles first reached American shores, debuted on Ed Sullivan, and officially kicked off the Beatlemania era.

‘I’m in touch every day': Julian Lennon helped his mother through a tough year

‘I’m in touch every day': Julian Lennon helped his mother through a tough year

Most people are quick to compare Julian Lennon to his father, in particular when it come to his facial features. The younger Lennon says they’re missing something