In honor of the long-awaited The Beatles: Rock Band release and the band’s digitally remastered studio albums, TIME explores some of the lesser-known facts about the Fab Four
From enlisting Eddie Van Halen for a guitar solo to borrowing the refrain “Mama-se, mama-sa, mama-coo-sa” from a Cameroonian
saxophonist, Michael Jackson’s very best songs drew from influences far and wide.
If you need to make a comeback album, then you’re already in bad shape. TIME looks back at the most notable attempts of recent decades.
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The album may be dead, but it’s certainly not forgotten. TIME’s critics have chosen the 100 greatest and most influential musical compilations since 1954.