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The Beatles, “Thank You Girl” (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Thank You Girl” (1963): Deep Beatles

Passed over as an A-side, “Thank You Girl” illustrated the foundational role the blues, R&B, and early rock ‘n’ roll played in the Beatles’ early sound.

Paul McCartney’s overly mechanized Press to Play had one saving grace

Paul McCartney’s overly mechanized Press to Play had one saving grace

Paul McCartney has been on a creative tear of late. But first he had to dispense with the overproduced dud ‘Press to Play,’ released on Aug. 25, 1986.

Paul McCartney on the Beatles’ breakthrough with Revolver: ‘Me and John were starting to really cook’

Paul McCartney on the Beatles’ breakthrough with Revolver: ‘Me and John were starting to really cook’

‘Revolver,’ released in America on August 8, 1966, can be seen as the Beatles’ big-bang moment. Paul McCartney says he could see it coming.

Ringo Starr’s ‘She’s About a Mover,’ ‘Harry’s Song,’ ‘Walk with You’ + others: Deep Cuts

Ringo Starr’s ‘She’s About a Mover,’ ‘Harry’s Song,’ ‘Walk with You’ + others: Deep Cuts

Born on July 7, 1940, Ringo Starr solo career was (finally!) recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Let’s drill down a little further.

Paul McCartney’s Buried Treasures: “A Love For You,” “Secret Friend,” “Girls School” + others

Paul McCartney’s Buried Treasures: “A Love For You,” “Secret Friend,” “Girls School” + others

Bill DeYoung explored largely forgotten projects from 1971-1989 in search of 10 favorite little-known Paul McCartney songs.

Paul McCartney says the Beatles used Motown as a template – for what not to do

Paul McCartney says the Beatles used Motown as a template – for what not to do

The Beatles covered a few Motown cuts, but that doesn’t mean they fashioned themselves after Detroit’s hitmaking juggernaut. In fact, quite the opposite.

The Beatles, “Tell Me What You See” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Tell Me What You See” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

One of the Beatles’ least-known ‘Help!’ tracks, “Tell Me What You See” has even been dismissed by chief songwriter Paul McCartney. We make its case.

Paul McCartney’s attempt to revitalize Wings with Back to the Egg fell just short

Paul McCartney’s attempt to revitalize Wings with Back to the Egg fell just short

‘Back to the Egg,’ released on June 8, 1979, showed Paul McCartney could plug into the new wave zeitgeist. Well, when he wanted to, anyway.

Paul McCartney, “See Your Sunshine” from Memory Almost Full (2007): One Track Mind

Paul McCartney, “See Your Sunshine” from Memory Almost Full (2007): One Track Mind

Paul McCartney’s ‘Memory Almost Full,’ released on June 5, 2007, included a moment of pure, Wings-inspired pop – despite arriving amid crushing adversity.

The Beatles, “Love of the Loved” (Decca Audition, 1962): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Love of the Loved” (Decca Audition, 1962): Deep Beatles

“Love of the Loved” failed to secure a recording contract for the Beatles with Decca. But Brian Epstein didn’t give up the hope that it could still hit.