Only a Northern Song – Knight of Pentacles

Only a Northern Song – Knight of Pentacles (Harrison) Yellow Submarine, 1969 This George composition is one of the strangest, ugliest, and most hilarious songs the Beatles ever made. It was originally intended to be George’s contribution to Sgt Pepper, but wasn’t included because producer George Martin didn’t feel it was a good fit. Nearly…

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Dizzy Miss Lizzy – Knight of Wands

Dizzy Miss Lizzy– Knight of Wands (Williams) Help!, 1965 The album Help! was unofficially the last of the Beatles’ early period. (Things would change quite dramatically with the release of the follow up, Rubber Soul.) And as they had done with their very first album, the Beatles chose to close Help! with an energetic cover…

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Birthday – 4 of Wands

Birthday – 4 of Wands (Lennon/McCartney) The Beatles (The White Album), 1968 The second record of the White Album opens with one of the most recognizable and catchy riffs in rock music. This song is fun to sing along or dance to, perfectly befitting a birthday celebration. “Birthday” was primarily composed by Paul, whose girlfriend…

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Tell Me Why – 5 of Cups

Tell Me Why – 5 of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) A Hard Day’s Night, 1964 The Beatles’ third album was the soundtrack to their first movie, A Hard Day’s Night. The film was a celebration of all things Beatlemania and served as a showcase of the Beatles’ remarkable wit and charm. It was the only album comprised…

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She Loves You – 3 of Cups

She Loves You – 3 of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) Released as a single, 1963 Available on Past Masters “She Loves You” perfectly encapsulates the infectious spirit of the Beatles’ early music. It is absolutely essential and one of their greatest songs. “She Loves You” was a true collaboration of John and Paul, which they wrote nearly…

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Sun King – King of Wands

Sun King – King of Wands (Lennon/McCartney) Abbey Road, 1969 This is the second song of the infamous Side 2 Abbey Road medley. It’s easy to imagine listening to this tune while peacefully meditating under the sun on a beautiful day. Its soothing instrumentation and harmonies put you into a relaxed state of mind, as…

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