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Gimme Five: Things the Music Industry Can Learn from ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

Gimme Five: Things the Music Industry Can Learn from ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

A number of important lessons emerge from “Weird Al” Yankovic’s new triumph.

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.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Paul McCartney, July 9, 2014

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Paul McCartney, July 9, 2014

Despite a recent illness, McCartney appeared trim, fit, and ready to rock.

Deep Beatles: “Don’t Bother Me” from With the Beatles (1963)

Deep Beatles: “Don’t Bother Me” from With the Beatles (1963)

George Harrison begins developing his craft at an astoundingly rapid pace.

Gimme Five: Jeff Beck’s ‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,’ ‘People Get Ready,’ others

Gimme Five: Jeff Beck’s ‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,’ ‘People Get Ready,’ others

On Beck’s birthday, we select five examples of his frisky genius.

Deep Beatles: “I Saw Her Standing There” (Star Club, 1962)

Deep Beatles: “I Saw Her Standing There” (Star Club, 1962)

This raucous rendition possesses a rawness not present on the more familiar album cut.

Deep Beatles: “Ask Me Why” (Star Club, 1962)

Deep Beatles: “Ask Me Why” (Star Club, 1962)

Lennon and McCartney embark on their unprecedented run as songwriters.

Deep Beatles: “The Hippy Hippy Shake” (Star Club, 1962)

Deep Beatles: “The Hippy Hippy Shake” (Star Club, 1962)

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)

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

Deep Beatles: The Beatles Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany 1962 (1977)

Deep Beatles: The Beatles Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany 1962 (1977)

“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?