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The Beatles Featured in ‘Mad Men’ Plot

For the third time this season, classic rock played an important role in the plot of and episode of AMC’s ‘Mad Men.’ Last month saw Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Harry Crane (Rich Sommer) try to get the Rolling Stones to shill for Heinz Baked Beans and the Beach Boys‘ ‘I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times’ was the soundtrack to Roger Sterling’s (John Slattery) first acid trip. On last night’s (May 6) episode, the Beatles worked their way in to the daily life of the men and women of Sterling Cooper Draper Price.

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The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Hitting Theaters Nationwide

A restored and remastered edition of the animated Beatles film ‘Yellow Submarine’ will be making the rounds at movie houses around the country prior to its June 5 release on DVD and Blu-Ray. Beginning May 5, ‘Yellow Submarine’ will make its way across the country for brief, limited engagements.

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Beatles 1964 Concert To Hit The Big Screen

The Beatles will soon be hitting the big screen once again. Recently restored footage of the group’s first full concert in the United States at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C. will be shown in movie theaters next month.

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The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Film Restored for Home Release

It took four months to digitally restore the Beatles‘ ‘Yellow Submarine’, but that’s only one-sixth the time it took to create it. The animated feature film will be re-released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 28. Each frame was attended to individually, instead of by using the more common automated software process.

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Ringo Starr Doesn’t Care If Kids Ask ‘Who Are the Beatles?’

When Paul McCartney performed at the 2012 Grammy Awards last month, “Who is Paul McCartney” became a trending topic on Twitter, causing older Beatles fans to blink in amazement.

But before you start spouting off about “kids these days” and the sadness of their musical apathy, it turns out McCartney’s one-time bandmate Ringo Starr was not offended by the question — even though it’s likely he’d have garnered the same digital reaction.

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Strange Fruit: The Beatles’ Apple Records Documentary Due Out April 24

In 1967, Apple was conceived by The Beatles and manager Brian Epstein, but wasn’t officially launched until January of 1968, several months after Epstein passed away. The imprint became synonymous with The Beatles and lasts to t

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Publishing Rights to Six Early Beatles Songs Sold

So as it turns out, the estate of Michael Jackson doesn’t own the global publishing rights to every Beatles song ever. In fact, the North American rights to six early Fab Four songs have just been snapped up by a company you’ve probably never even heard of.

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Flaming Lips Offer Up Bizarre Cover of the Beatles’ ‘I Am the Walrus’

Maybe the Flaming Lips decided to record a crazy, bass-heavy, guitar-free video for the Beatles psychedelic masterpiece ‘I Am the Walrus’ as a way to prepare for their upcoming New Year’s Eve concerts with Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band in their hometown of Oklahoma City. More likely, they’re weirding out in the clip because, well, that’s what they do best.

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The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Comes to Apple’s iBooks Store

A little over two years after the Beatles‘ classic albums finally arrived in the iTunes store, another of the band’s classic works is arriving in Apple’s digital emporium. But this time, fans can look forward to an a more interactive offering from the Fab Four.

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Bob Dylan, the Beatles + the Cars Covered By Prince During Toronto Concert

Prince paid tribute to classic rock artists Bob Dylan, the Beatles and the Cars by covering their songs during a three-plus hour performance in Toronto on Friday night (Nov. 26).

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Beatles Rare Autographed Single Sells for Five Figures on eBay

An autographed Beatles ‘Please Please Me’ Red Parlophone single sold on Ebay on Nov. 14 for approximately $12,720.00. This rarity was signed on the A-side by George Harrison and John Lennon while signatures from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on the B-side of the record, which plays ‘Ask Me Why.’

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The Beatles’ ‘Revolution’ to be covered by Flaming Lips as Tribute to Steve Jobs

Apple Inc. and the Beatles have been intertwined since the computer giant’s earliest days, so it’s only fitting that the band’s music should be used to pay tribute to recently deceased company founder Steve Jobs.

The Flaming Lips have announced plans to debut their cover of the classic Beatles track ‘Revolution’ at the O Music Awards 2 on Oct. 31 — and record their performance on an iPad. 

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