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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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Paul McCartney Spokesman Shoots Down Rumors of Upcoming Nirvana Collaboration

It looks like Paul McCartney's not collaborating with the surviving members of Nirvana again, after all. A report from earlier this week, citing an unnamed source at McCartney's label, has been quickly debunked by the former Beatle's spokesman.

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Paul McCartney’s ‘Wings Over America’ Reissue to Kick Off With Theatrical ‘Rockshow’ Viewing

Paul McCartney and Wings will reissue 'Wings Over America' on May 28 in a number of different formats with a cornucopia of bonus features. However, the most intriguing prospect may be the May 15 theatrical release of 'Rockshow,' a live concert film shot in 1975 and 1976 during the Wings Over the World Tour.

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40 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ Albums Released

The Beatles were broken up for a little more than three years when the ‘1962-1966’ and ‘1967-1970’ compilations were released in April 1973. The two-disc sets – known as the ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ albums, respectively – were neither supplements to nor replacements for the band’s other records. They were merely what they appeared to be: collections of great songs by the greatest band that ever walked the earth.

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Signed Copy of The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Sells for Nearly $300,000

What would you be willing to pay for a signed copy of the Beatles' 1967 masterpiece 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'?

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Early Bids for Signed Copy of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Album Shoot Past $110,000

Money, as the Beatles famously opined, can't buy you love. What it can get you, however, is a signed edition of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' -- though, alas, the price is skyrocketing.

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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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