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50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Please Please Me’ Album Released

How confident were the Beatles in what they had and how they played it when they entered EMI Studios in February 1963 to record their now 50-year-old debut album, 'Please Please Me?'

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10 Most Unique Beatles Cover Versions

Since the very beginning, many an artist took note of the songwriting brilliance of John Lennon and Paul McCartney (and later George Harrison), and lined up to record their own versions of a Beatle

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles ‘Lady Madonna’ Video Premieres

On March 14, 1968, BBC1's 'Top Of The Pops' program premiered a new video clip from the Beatles for their then-new single, 'Lady Madonna.' Long before MTV-style music videos were the norm, the concept had already gained ground with the Beatles in 1965 and 1966.

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25 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Past Masters’ Albums Released

EMI's decision to overhaul the Beatles catalog in 1987, spurred by the CD revolution, was a long time coming. For more than 20 years the world’s most popular band’s albums were known one way to U.S. fans and another way to fans in Europe.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Record ‘From Me To You’

On March 5, 1963, the Beatles began recording sessions that would yield their third single, 'From Me To You.'  That afternoon, the band ran through seven takes of the tune. Written just a few days prior to the session, 'From Me To You' found the songwriting team of John Lennon and Paul McCartney moving forward.

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Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ Cover Used for Traffic Safety Campaign

Decades after the Beatles turned a stroll across the road -- Abbey Road, that is -- into one of the most widely copied images of the rock era, police in Calcutta, India are using the Fab Four to try and promote better traffic safety.

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New Cookbook Pays Tribute to Beatles’ Golden Anniversary

Good news, Beatles fans: While you're reflecting on the passage of a half-century since the release of the band's first LP, you can celebrate the band's groundbreaking music by baking all the meals listed in a brand new Beatles-inspired cookbook.

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49 Years Ago: The Beatles Land in America

In October 1963, the word "Beatlemania" was coined in Britain to describe the reactions of screaming young girls every time they heard the Beatles' music, either in performance or on the radio. On Feb. 7, 1964, the U.S. got its first proper taste of Beatlemania, as the group arrived in America for the first time.

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How British Music Shop HMV Helped the Beatles Score Their First Record Deal

British music fans suffered a blow this week when venerable U.K. record store HMV announced it was teetering on the brink of liquidation -- but while the company makes a last-ditch effort to stay in business, it's worth taking a moment to pay tribute to the way it used its clout to help jump-start one of the most important careers in rock history.

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The Beatles, Rolling Stones Could End Up on British Pound Notes

Talk about laughing all the way to the bank. As if having a Knight of the Realm in your band weren't honor enough, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones are among the celebrities under consideration to appear on a new 10 pound note that is soon to be issued by the Bank of England.

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The Beatles, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ – Film Review

Going into the last quarter of 1967, the Beatles couldn’t get any bigger. Their masterwork, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ pretty much changed the way pop music was made, sounded and consumed. They had transcended the rock ‘n’ roll ghetto, entering the final phase of a career that glided past pop music’s boundaries and into a wide-open realm of exploration and experimentation.

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Beatles Collaborator Ravi Shankar Dead at 92

The music world is mourning the death of Ravi Shankar, the musician best known for bringing Indian sitar music to the masses and introducing it to the Beatles. Shankar passed away Tuesday night (Dec. 11) in San Diego at t

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