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The Beatles, “Please Mister Postman” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Please Mister Postman” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“Please Mister Postman” illustrates how the Beatles adapted other musical forms to create their own sound, both honoring their forebears and adding another dimension.

The Beatles, “Chains” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Chains” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

This King and Goffin track typifies the Beatles’ early era, a time when the band was forming their own identity.

The Beatles, “Devil in Her Heart” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Devil in Her Heart” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“Devil in Her Heart” exemplifies the early Beatles, representing their eclectic song selection, willingness to take risks and ability to transform a cover.

The Beatles, “Boys” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Boys” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

For the next few columns, Deep Beatles spotlights some of their best covers – beginning with Ringo Starr’s rousing rendition of the Shirelles’ “Boys.”

DELIRIOUS: Our Ultimate Prince Deep Cut Playlist

DELIRIOUS: Our Ultimate Prince Deep Cut Playlist

Lesser-known Prince songs – including deep cuts, b-sides and sometimes-overlooked singles – give us new perspective on his vast talents.

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

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

As politics continues to dominate the news in this U.S. election season, the Beatles’ “Piggies” resonates stronger than ever.

George Martin (1926-2016), An Appreciation: Deep Beatles

George Martin (1926-2016), An Appreciation: Deep Beatles

Without George Martin’s maverick streak, the Beatles may have never become one of the most influential bands in modern music.

The Fab One Hundred and Four, by David Bedford (2016): Books

The Fab One Hundred and Four, by David Bedford (2016): Books

The lesser-known friends, family and musicians who influenced the Beatles finally receive their due in David Bedford’s ‘Fab One Hundred and Four.’

The Beatles, “Lovely Rita” from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Lovely Rita” from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ “Lovely Rita” provides a moment of levity to ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ distinguishing itself from other tracks through its raunchy subject matter and clunkier sound.

Elvis Costello – Detour: Live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (2016)

Elvis Costello – Detour: Live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (2016)

Elvis Costello performs in front of an ebullient hometown crowd, reinterpreting favorites and dusting off more obscure album tracks.