The summer of 1969 saw the world united in hope, but by the end of the year, the death of the 60s dream left the world asking: what was next?
The Beatles may have ushered in the “album era” of music, but their singles were no less influential on the course of pop music. Here’s why…
From confessional ballads to dancefloor hits and opera-tinged anthems, Freddie Mercury’s solo singles chart the singer’s restlessly creative spirit.
Beginning life as a song inspired by the Maharishi, John Lennon’s ‘Jealous Guy’ evolved to look at the insecurities and possessive nature of love.
The best Paul McCartney songs reveal that, as a solo artist, he has always continued to explore the boundaries of pop and rock music.
The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ album has attracted enough cover versions to create countless alternative albums. Here we pick the best of them.
Praised by John Lennon as “about the best track on ‘Abbey Road’”, ‘Something’ remains a landmark song in George Harrison’s creative development.
Written towards the end of the “White Album” sessions, ‘Long, Long, Long’ was one of George Harrison’s most notable spiritual songs.
With its unlikely origins in a campaign slogan, ‘Come Together’ evolved to become one of The Beatles’ most memorable songs.
With George Harrison’s songwriting blossoming during the ‘Abbey Road’ sessions, ‘Here Comes The Sun’ emerged as a standout song from the album.
The power of the protest song looks set to be exploited as politics takes centre stage again. That music is used as a means to raise awareness and share a common goal...
The Beatles’ most-covered song, ‘Yesterday’ has inspired a movie of the same name, and remains a high-water mark in The Beatles’ career.
Playing with fans who sought to decipher hidden meanings in their songs, The Beatles laced ‘Glass Onion’ with references to their earlier songs.
With nods to the 50s songs that inspired The Beatles in their early days, ‘Oh! Darling’ found them looking to the past while revealing how far they’d come.
Arguably The Beatles’ most visceral moment on record, ‘Helter Skelter’ grew from a bluesy jam into what’s been cited as the world’s first heavy metal song.