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Deep Beatles: “Wait,” from Rubber Soul (1965)

Deep Beatles: “Wait,” from Rubber Soul (1965)

The Beatles’ 1965 album Rubber Soul is an embarrassment of riches. In addition to its stellar material, it signaled the final days of Beatlemania and a transition into more experimental sounds and sophisticated songwriting.

‘They probably play those Beatles songs better than the Beatles': Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer on Paul McCartney’s band

‘They probably play those Beatles songs better than the Beatles': Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer on Paul McCartney’s band

Joey Kramer says there wasn’t much to draw him into the Grammys broadcast save for a partial reunion of the Beatles. That, he says, was enough to endure a show that didn’t have nearly enough rock music.

‘It’s just a habit at this point': On Ringo Starr’s tandem drumming with Paul McCartney at the Grammys

‘It’s just a habit at this point': On Ringo Starr’s tandem drumming with Paul McCartney at the Grammys

Many Beatles fans were disappointed when a much-anticipated Grammys reunion featuring Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney found Starr performing alongside McCartney’s regular drummer, Abe Laboriel Jr. That’s actually Starr’s preferred format these days.

Deep Beatles: The Beatles, “Her Majesty” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: The Beatles, “Her Majesty” from Abbey Road (1969)

Concluding our walk through the Abbey Road medley is the brief, secret coda “Her Majesty.” At only 23 seconds, it stands as the shortest song in the Beatles catalog.

Readers’ Top 10 for 2013: The Beatles, Peter Banks, the Band, Adrian Belew, Carcass, Led Zeppelin

Readers’ Top 10 for 2013: The Beatles, Peter Banks, the Band, Adrian Belew, Carcass, Led Zeppelin

Never mind that our readers’ top pick for 2013 was actually published on December 27, 2011. It’s part of a trend involving a certain mop-topped bunch.

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Reissue and Live): The Band, Otis Redding, Beach Boys, ELO, Jethro Tull

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Reissue and Live): The Band, Otis Redding, Beach Boys, ELO, Jethro Tull

The Band is revealed in all of its muscular, almost (but never completely) out-of-control on-stage glory — bolstered, in a meeting of musical worlds, by these stabbing horn charts from Allen Toussaint.

New Music Monday: Mike Keneally, Freddie Hubbard, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Journey, Howlin’ Wolf

New Music Monday: Mike Keneally, Freddie Hubbard, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Journey, Howlin’ Wolf

As the year that is becomes the year that was, it’s perhaps to be expected that retrospective items would move to the fore — and this week, we’re loaded down.

Deep Beatles: “The End,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “The End,” from Abbey Road (1969)

The final section of the Abbey Road medley also symbolizes the Beatles winding down their careers.

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Rock and Pop): Steven Wilson, Steve Lukather, Stick Men, Paul McCartney

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Rock and Pop): Steven Wilson, Steve Lukather, Stick Men, Paul McCartney

Artists reclaimed their thrones in 2013, did things they were supposed to do in the way they were supposed to do them. Sounded, if nothing else, like their very own glorious selves.

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