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The Beatles, “Your Mother Should Know” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Your Mother Should Know” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

“Your Mother Should Know” may not break new musical ground, but it further exemplifies how the Beatles drew from seemingly unlikely sources in their compositions.

The Beatles, “Long, Long, Long,” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Long, Long, Long,” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ darkly experimental “Long, Long, Long” foreshadows a frequent trope in George Harrison’s solo work: comparing spiritual and romantic love.

The Beatles, “Bad Boy” from Past Masters (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Bad Boy” from Past Masters (1965): Deep Beatles

Like the Beatles’ other covers, Larry Williams’ “Bad Boy” reveals their roots: In this case, rhythm and blues.

Laurence Juber – Standard Time (1982; 2018 reissue)

Laurence Juber – Standard Time (1982; 2018 reissue)

‘Standard Time’ launched Wings guitarist Laurence Juber’s highly respected career as a sophisticated yet graceful finger-style solo performer.

The Beatles, “Act Naturally” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Act Naturally” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

“Act Naturally” came, well, naturally for Ringo Starr. He had flirted with country music long before joining the Beatles.

The Beatles, “Words of Love” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Words of Love” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, particularly John Lennon and Paul McCartney, were avid students of the Texas-born singer-songwriter Buddy Holly.

The Beatles, “Anna (Go to Him)” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Anna (Go to Him)” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

“Anna (Go to Him)” impacted the Beatles’ songwriting, and Arthur Alexander’s heartfelt vocal style influenced John Lennon’s intensely personal performances.

The Beatles, “Two of Us” from Let It Be (1970): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Two of Us” from Let It Be (1970): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ “Two of Us” was meant to celebrate Paul McCartney’s new romance with Linda Eastman, but it also summarized his partnership with John Lennon.

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2017

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2017

An expanded gift guide highlighting notable new Beatles-related items, with items that appeal to both the most-casual and hard-core enthusiasts.

The Beatles, “Yes It Is” from Past Masters (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Yes It Is” from Past Masters (1965): Deep Beatles

Arguably one of the Beatles’ best B-sides, “Yes It Is” features sophisticated wordplay, deeply reflective lyrics, and unusual chord changes.

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