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Wednesday, August 26, 1998 Published at 11:32 GMT 12:32 UK


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Name your Fab Four tops and flops



It is nearly 30 years since the Fab Four went their separate ways. But for many people the Beatles remain the definitive pop group.

Fans from across the world are converging on Britain for the annual Beatles week. The focal point is the group's place of origin - Liverpool. But for those who can't get there, the next best place is the famous recording studio in Abbey Road, London.

Stepping on such hallowed ground is a chance of a lifetime for fans on the annual pilgrimage. Some even describe the experience as "Nirvana".

They can enter studio two where the Beatles recordings were first made. They can even sit at the band's sacred piano.

But the most lasting treat is the chance to record their own version of their favourite Fab Four track.

Some choose to croon out Hey Jude with heartfelt sincerity. Others go for the more blood-stirring, Hard Day's Night. While others drift off to Yesterday.

What all have in common is their love for that song. So what would be your choice of best Beatles track or tracks? And which would you be happy never to hear again?

To help you choose, here is a selection of songs from the Beatles early, middle and late years:

1962-64
This Boy
Love Me Do
She Loves You
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Hard Day's Night
Money
Twist And Shout

1965-66
Help
Day Tripper
Yesterday
Yellow Submarine
Paperback Writer
I Feel Fine

1966-70
Blue Jay Way
Strawberry Fields Forever
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Let It Be
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
All You Need Is Love

Tell us your best and worst Beatles tracks:

Please include details of your name and country.





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