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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.

The Beatles, “I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

“I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” reveals the Beatles’ country and rockabilly roots, even as it foreshadows – like much of ‘Beatles for Sale’ – the musical changes to come.

The Beatles, “I’ll Follow the Sun” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I’ll Follow the Sun” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

Tellingly, Paul McCartney still occasionally performs the Beatles’ “I’ll Follow the Sun” in concert. It’s an important stepping stone in his artistic development.

Glenn Frey, “The One You Love” from No Fun Aloud (1982): One Track Mind

Glenn Frey, “The One You Love” from No Fun Aloud (1982): One Track Mind

Rather than repeating the Eagles country-rock sound, Glenn Frey’s solo career reverted to his Detroit roots, blending rock, pop and soul.

The Beatles, “Inner Light” (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Inner Light” (1968): Deep Beatles

Find out why George Harrison had to be convinced to sing “The Inner Light,” an unlikely b-side to the Beatles’ more commercial “Lady Madonna.”

The Smith Tapes 1969-1972: Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons (2015): Books

The Smith Tapes 1969-1972: Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons (2015): Books

Howard Smith’s ‘Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons’ lends new perspectives on historical figures we thought we knew well.

George Harrison, “Give Me Love [Give Me Peace on Earth]” (1973): One Track Mind

George Harrison, “Give Me Love [Give Me Peace on Earth]” (1973): One Track Mind

We break format in the Deep Beatles series to discuss a George Harrison message that couldn’t be more appropriate for the season, or this time in history.