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The Beatles – On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2 (2013)

The Beatles – On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2 (2013)

Despite their enormous popularity, the Beatles released few live recordings. The closest the group ever came to releasing a live album was in 1977, when Live at the Hollywood Bowl made its debut.

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2013

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2013

The upcoming 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ American debut has inspired a slew of related books, CDs, movies, and other collectibles. In other words, this Christmas will be a dream

Deep Beatles: “Carry That Weight,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Carry That Weight,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Continuing the melancholic mood set by “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight” further stresses the turmoil the Beatles were experiencing by 1969.

New York Voices – Let It Snow (2013)

Jazz and holiday music naturally fit each other; some of our most beloved Christmas albums have been recorded by jazz artists such as Nat King Cole and Vince Guaraldi.

Books: Got That Something!, by Allan Kozinn (2013)

Many books, articles, and documentaries have analyzed the Beatles’ music, often focusing on their work from Rubber Soul through Let It Be. Their early work is overlooked or seen as “simplistic”

The Who – Tommy (1969; 2013 reissue)

The Who – Tommy (1969; 2013 reissue)

At once ambitious and complex, the Who’s Tommy stands as a shining moment in their vast career. Their sweeping work redefined the “concept album” and set the standard for rock operas such as Green Day’s American Idiot.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Michael Nesmith, November 15, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Michael Nesmith, November 15, 2013

At City Winery, Chicago: Since 2012, Michael Nesmith has toured around the country with the Monkees and as a solo act.

Deep Beatles: “Golden Slumbers,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Golden Slumbers,” from Abbey Road (1969)

One of the most tender and moving sections of the Abbey Road medley, “Golden Slumbers” features Paul McCartney at his best.

Books: The Beatles: The BBC Archives, by Kevin Howlett (2013)

Some of the best Beatles performances were, for many years, not officially available anywhere. From 1962-1965, the group played live on 53 BBC radio programs

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Fab Faux, November 9, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Fab Faux, November 9, 2013

At the Chicago Theatre: The phrase “Beatles tribute band” usually conjures images of costumes, bad wigs, and even worse pseudo-Liverpudlian accents.