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More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles … LIVE!

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles … LIVE!

The Beatles’ early retirement makes compiling a concert playlist difficult – but not impossible.

‘I’ve got a little something I want to show you': Steve Cropper remembers a treasured jam with John Lennon

‘I’ve got a little something I want to show you': Steve Cropper remembers a treasured jam with John Lennon

“It was just him and me,” the Stax legend remembers, “in the studio.”

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.