The End – The World

The End – The World (Lennon/McCartney) Abbey Road, 1969 As the Beatles were recording Abbey Road in 1969, there was an unspoken sense that the end of the band was near. They recorded the album Let It Be earlier in the year but did not release it because it had been such a mess. There…

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Lady Madonna – Queen of Pentacles

Lady Madonna – Queen of Pentacles (Lennon/McCartney) Released as a single, 1968 Available on Past Masters After three wildly innovative and critically-lauded psychedelic albums in 1966 and 1967, the Beatles were preparing themselves for a new creative direction at the start of ’68. Their adventurous (and some would say disastrous) film Magical Mystery Tour had…

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I’m A Loser – 5 of Cups

I’m A Loser – 5 of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) Beatles For Sale, 1964 You would think being in the most beloved musical group on Earth would be tremendously fun. Surely it was some of the time, especially during the Beatles’ ascendancy to the peak of fame. But by the time the phenomenon known as Beatlemania reached…

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I Saw Her Standing There – The Lovers

I Saw Her Standing There – The Lovers (Lennon/McCartney) Please Please Me, 1963 Our journey through the Beatles astonishing body of work begins with the first song off their first album. They had already released the singles “Love Me Do” and the #1 smash “Please Please Me”. But here, with a count in of “One,…

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The Beatles Song Tarot Project

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” – Lao Tzu “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” – Khalil Gibran “From one generation to the next, The Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time.” – Dave Grohl I…

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