Happy Birthday, Let It Be, released on 8 May 1970.
Happy Birthday, Please Please Me, released on 22 March 1963.
I was going to blather on about The Beatles and how they changed the face/eyes/ears/hair of Western civilisation, about how they altered the Earth’s gravitational pull, and Lennon/McCartney’s eventual bending of the time and space continuum, but you know the story so I won’t.
(You certainly don’t need one more Beatles nut accosting you with information you don’t want to hear.)
Happy Birthday, Rubber Soul, released on 3 December 1965.
Rubber Soul is easily my second-favourite Beatles album. It has such a specific mood (due to those jazz cigarettes that Bob Dylan had introduced the lads to the year before) that I can’t help but love. Apart from a couple of things – George’s guitar being way too loud in “What Goes On,” and John’s murderous tendencies in “Run For Your Life” – that mood’s maintained.
The song that I look most forward to hearing whenever I give Rubber Soul a spin is “You Won’t See Me.” I don’t quite know why, but that’s the one. Before I get to the song, though, I’d personally like to thank Jane Asher, Paul’s girlfriend at the time – I firmly believe that if Paul wasn’t having difficulties with Jane in 1965 then there’s a very strong chance that this song would not have been written. Thank you, Jane, for annoying Paul:
Happy Birthday, Magical Mystery Tour, released on 27 November 1967.
In honour of one of the weirdest (but not in a good way) TV movies ever released, here’s one of the weirdest (but in a very good way) pop songs ever released. This song is still so far ahead of its time:
Happy Birthday, The Beatles (aka “The White Album”), released on 22 November 1968.
In honour of that momentousness, here’s Paul with my favourite comment ever about The White Album: