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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

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

The 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.

‘Open to all types of music’: For Jimi Hendrix, an often-overlooked connection with the Beatles

Jimi Hendrix’s passion for the work of Bob Dylan has been well documented, most notably within his fiery rendition of “All Along the Watertower.” Less talked about is how much he loved the Beatles.

Hugh Laurie – Live on the Queen Mary (2013)

There is perhaps no more unpredictably weird image than Hugh Laurie — who, from 2004-12, played the Golden Globe-winning title protagonist on TV’s House — weaving his way through Professor Longhair

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

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

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

‘He didn’t have my number’: Paul McCartney laments missed telegram that halted work with Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis

Paul McCartney still wonders at what might have become of a musical collaboration with Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis — creating perhaps the unlikeliest of supergroups — but for a misplaced telegram.

‘He’d never seemed that interested’: Paul McCartney still marvels at George Harrison’s songwriting growth

‘He’d never seemed that interested’: Paul McCartney still marvels at George Harrison’s songwriting growth

For Paul McCartney, the decision to fill most of the Beatles’ albums with songs composed alongside John Lennon — rather than those of George Harrison and Ringo Starr — came down to productivity.

Paul McCartney – New (2013)

Paul McCartney – New (2013)

‘New’ serves as a perfect title and summation of the latest addition to Paul McCartney’s vast catalog.

The Beatles’ Paul McCartney remembers discarded initial work with John Lennon: ‘We plowed on’

The Beatles’ Paul McCartney remembers discarded initial work with John Lennon: ‘We plowed on’

Several early songs from the writing collaboration between Paul McCartney and John Lennon eventually saw the light of day — save for their very first, a song called “Just Fun.”

Paul McCartney – New (2013): Something Else! sneak peek

Paul McCartney – New (2013): Something Else! sneak peek

‘New’ might be the ultimate misnomer, so often does Paul McCartney reference his iconic musical past.

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