We've seen some pretty odd bits of Beatles memorabilia hit the auction block over the years, but this is one sale that seems legit: the piano Paul McCartney and John Lennon played during 'Help!' -- and which McCartney reportedly later used while writing 'Yesterday' -- is about to find a new home.
On March 4, 1966, an article appeared in the London Evening Standard that would cause an uproar and ripple for some time. Journalist Maureen Cleave was doing a series entitled 'How Does a Beatle Live?' and her encounter with John Lennon provided controversy that spread far beyond the London paper.
The Rutles, aka the Pre-Fab Four, pioneers of the 'Rutland Sound,' have found their "get up and go" and are returning to the concert stage. They will play 19 dates -- listed below -- across the U.K. in May.
One of the perks of being Beatles that that group had to get used to in the early days was getting to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. One of the first celebrities they met on that initial trip to America was boxer Cassius Clay.
Rock legend and renaissance man Todd Rundgren recently received the highly regarded Les Paul award at the NAMM convention in Southern California. As a songwriter, producer and all-purpose innovator, Rundgren's legacy splashes across many different platforms.
Despite a two-hour parade of musical tributes featuring the biggest names from every genre of modern popular music, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney effortlessly stole the show at 'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America.'
When the Beatles left London's Heathrow Airport on the morning on Feb. 7, 1964 -- sent off by a swarm of well-wishing fans -- they didn't know what to expect. Even though they had a No. 1 hit with 'I Want to Hold Your Hand,' they'd heard enough stories about other British musicians who failed to connect in America to question whether or not their success in England would translate on the other side of the Atlantic.
The third part of the equation that would become the Beatles fell into place on Feb. 6, 1958. George Harrison joined the Quarry Men, the John Lennon-led group that Paul McCartney had joined as a second guitarist and singer the previous summer.
The 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first visit to America is certainly getting its due as a pop-culture milestone, with celebrations hosted by the Grammys, David Letterman and CBS. But it'll also receive a more lasting honor, courtesy of John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City.
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