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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.

John Lennon, “Nobody Loves You” from Walls and Bridges (1974): One Track Mind

John Lennon, “Nobody Loves You” from Walls and Bridges (1974): One Track Mind

When John Lennon returned in 1980 with some of the most contented sounds of his career, it gave greater weight to an earlier tune like this.

John Lennon’s Imagine was more than the sum of its inspirational title track

John Lennon’s Imagine was more than the sum of its inspirational title track

Sidemen Joey Molland and Alan White joined us for a deeper dive in John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ released on Sept. 9, 1971.

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.