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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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Father and Baby Son Cover Beatles And It’s Totally Cute

We've said it before, and we'll say it again -- if you're going to subject yourself to the stress of parenthood, you may as well use your kids for party tricks. This dad has taught his almost two-year-old

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Begin Recording ‘The White Album’

In May of 1968 – nearly a year after the release of the triumphant ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and a few months after the major movie blunder ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ – the Beatles began working on their next album. They had been writing songs (including ‘Dear Prudence,’ ‘Mother Nature’s Son’ and ‘Sexy Sadie’) during their trip to India earlier in the year. In May, they began to lay down demo versions at George Harrison’s bungalow in Esher, England.

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Yoko Ono Says Being a Beatle’s Wife is a ‘Difficult’ Life

As part of Yoko Ono's UK press blitz for her efforts as curator of the 2013 Meltdown Festival in London, the 80-year-old artist/activist acknowledged the pressures inherent in her marriage to the late John Lennon, describing being married to a Beatle as "the most difficult thing to be."

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Beatles-Focused Show Coming to Broadway

The Beatles anthology production 'Let It Be' is making the leap from London's West End to the St. James Theatre on Broadway. Rather than focus on the Fab's bitter-end finale, however, the show includes songs from throughout their career.

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Paul McCartney Debuts Five Beatles Songs in Concert

If there's any rocker who can rest on his laurels onstage, it's Paul McCartney. After all, with such a huge catalog, he can simply fill up a setlist with dozens of his hits, play them night after night without changing, and nobody complains that they didn't get to hear their favorites.

Except he doesn't. Consequence of Sound noted that, at the op

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The Beatles Revived by Greg Kihn in New Novel

For most music fans, Greg Kihn will always be known as the guy behind hits like 'Jeopardy' and 'The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em).' But he's also an established writer and all set to publish his fifth novel, the Beatles-inspired 'Rubber Soul.'

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Beatles Top List of Artists Used to Help Students Learn English

English is a tricky language, and no one method is universally accepted as the best way to learn it -- but quite a few teachers have found that playing their students Beatles songs can help.

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