A number of important lessons emerge from “Weird Al” Yankovic’s new triumph.
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Inexplicably underrated, “I’ll be Back” foreshadows later Lennon-penned masterpieces.
Despite a recent illness, McCartney appeared trim, fit, and ready to rock.
George Harrison begins developing his craft at an astoundingly rapid pace.
On Beck’s birthday, we select five examples of his frisky genius.
This raucous rendition possesses a rawness not present on the more familiar album cut.
Lennon and McCartney embark on their unprecedented run as songwriters.
The Beatles never recorded a studio version of “The Hippy Hippy Shake,” instead using the obscure Chan Romero barnburner to rev up early live audiences.
Books: I Want to Tell You: The Definitive Guide to the Music of the Beatles Volume 1: 1962/1963 by Anthony Robustelli (2014)
While Beatles books continue to flood the market, few focus on specific musical details. Who played what instrument? How did producer George Martin contribute to the group’s sound? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, why do the Beatles’ recordings stand the test of time
“The Star Club Tapes”: this very phrase inspires spirited debate among Beatles fans. Are they garbage, or do they serve as an important historical document? Should they be officially released, or has Apple been correct in prohibiting a Beatles-sanctioned Star Club album?