I hope you never know, dear boy,
How much you missed.
And even when you fall in love, dear boy,
It won’t be half as good as this.
-Paul McCartney, “Dear Boy,” Ram, 1971.
The only thing you done was “Yesterday,”
And since you’ve gone it’s just “Another Day.”
Oh, how do you sleep?
Oh, how do you sleep at night?
-John Lennon, “How Do You Sleep?”, Imagine, 1971.
(Fully Reconditioned’s latest feature, The Solo Project, will examine the careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo, post-breakup, album-by-album. Fronted by Tyler, a Beatle obsessive since the age of twelve, Solo will do its best to ignore its natural predilections (Paul is a genius) and prejudices (John, also a genius, wasted his talent), and highlight the legitimate achievements of each Fab as the work demands.)
Invaluable Primary Sources (aside from the music)