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Songwriter looks to claim ownership of ‘Love Me Do’ and other songs from 2018
The song came to Paul McCartney in a dream one night in London in 1963
Here was pop at its most anti-ephemeral, as laden with significance as any heftier work of high art
Ron Howard’s documentary covers the band’s journey from early years to last concerts
Harry Nilsson turned the delicate song into what would later be known as a power ballad, recorded by some 180 artists
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