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“With every song that I write, I compare it to the Beatles. The thing is, they only got there before me. If I’d been born at the same time as John Lennon, I’d have been up there.”

This mind-boggling quote comes from Noel Gallagher. The self-delusion is obvious but the fact that Gallagher has made a career out of plagiarism is proof of how wrong this statement is. If not for the inspiration of The Beatles (and many others), nobody would have even heard of Noel Gallagher (sounds like heaven!).

This playlist – covering 1966 to 1969 – finds The Beatles discovering their individual voices as John Lennon, Paul McCartney and to a lesser extent George Harrison began to assert themselves as songwriters and artists in their own right.

The influence of Indian music, the avant garde, psychedelic drugs and rock ’n’ roll basics would weigh heavily on The Beatles during this fecund period. The latter 60s was an amazing time for rock music and The Beatles were front and centre throughout.

… still there’s more …