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Deep Beatles: “I’ll Be Back” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Deep Beatles: “I’ll Be Back” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Inexplicably underrated, “I’ll be Back” foreshadows later Lennon-penned masterpieces.

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles reunite! (Well, kind of)

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles reunite! (Well, kind of)

With Lennon and Harrison’s untimely passings, this is as close as we’ll ever get again.

‘We just did it': Yoko Ono on the making of the Beatles’ avant-garde “Revolution 9″

‘We just did it': Yoko Ono on the making of the Beatles’ avant-garde “Revolution 9″

Today, it’s easy to connect this free-form tune with the first flowerings of punk.

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.

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: Gimme Five

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