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The Beatles’ ‘BBC Volume 2′ Coming in November

Another two-disc set of the Beatles' radio recordings from their native England will be released on Nov. 11. 'On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2' will feature 40 performances by the band, recorded in 1963-64 for broadcast on various BBC programs.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Write a Song for the Rolling Stones

In the early days of the Beatles, John Lennon and Paul McCartney often gave songs to their friends. They wrote one of them, 'I Wanna Be Your Man,' for the Rolling Stones at London's De Lane Lea Studio on Sept. 10, 1963.

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John Lennon Shares Beatles ‘Hell’ in Recently Unearthed Interview

A long-lost interview with John Lennon, conducted around the time of the Beatles' 'Let It Be' album, but only recently unearthed, delves into the difficulties the band experienced during its final days in the recording studio together.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Record ‘Helter Skelter’

On Sept. 9, 1968, recording engineer Chris Thomas received a note from producer George Martin. "Chris, hope you had a nice holiday," it read. "I'm off on mine now. Make yourself available to the Beatles."

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49 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Introduces the Beatles to Marijuana

The mid-to-late '60s saw the Beatles morphing from mop-topped pop stars into Nehru jacket-wearing mystics -- a transformation that may have started on Aug. 28, 1964, when Bob Dylan introduced the Fab Four to the joys of smoking marijuana.

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Beatles ‘Live at the BBC, Vol. 2′ Coming in October

Hard as it might be to believe, apparently there are still enough unreleased Beatles recordings to fill yet another compilation.

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45 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Temporarily Quits the Beatles

Although they wouldn't officially disband until April 1970, the first signs that the four-headed beast known as the Beatles was starting to come apart at the seams took place on Aug. 22, 1968. A little more than six years to the day that he performed his first show with the group, drummer Ringo Starr walked out during the recording sessions for 'The Beatles.'

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51 Years Ago: The Beatles Fire Pete Best

Arguably the most ignominious firing in rock history happened on Aug. 16, 1962. Shortly before recording their debut single, the Beatles dismissed drummer Pete Best.

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Nat Weiss, Beatles Associate and Artist Lawyer, Dies

Nat Weiss, a music-business lawyer who ran the Beatles' affairs in the U.S., died on July 31. Neither his age nor the cause of death was disclosed.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Begin Recording ‘Hey Jude’

It's one of the most famous songs of the 20th century and an anthem that, to this day, still ends the main set of Paul McCartney's concerts. On July 29, 1968, the Beatles began recording 'Hey Jude,' a process that would take one week and two studios to complete.

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Beatles First Original Pressing ‘White Album’ for Sale

Some day, the world is bound to run out of cool and interesting Beatles memorabilia to auction off. But in the meantime, it looks like the very first copy of 'The White Album' to ever be pressed to vinyl is about to find a new home.

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George Harrison’s Lost Guitar Solo: Here Comes The Sun

As a life-long audiophile, I've always found it fascinating to read and watch stories behind the music - especially in regards to the production and studio work that goes into the songs we hear.  I recently discovered this gem online via a production forum that I read on a regular basis

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