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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Release Their First Single, ‘Love Me Do’

Not all cultural revolutions take place overnight. Some begin with little fanfare and take a while to gather steam. That's exactly what happened on Oct. 5, 1962, when the Beatles released their first single, 'Love Me Do,' in Great Britain exactly 50 years ago today.

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Beatles to Release 50th Anniversary Single of ‘Love Me Do’

While the Rolling Stones have spent much of 2012 promoting their intentions to honor their 50th anniversary next year, the Beatles have allowed theirs to mostly fly under the radar. Until now, that is.

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New Footage From The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ Released

The upcoming release of the Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour' on DVD and Blu-ray contains three deleted scenes. A sneak preview of one of those scenes has emerged at thespace.org.

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The Beatles & Frank Ifield Stereo ‘On Stage’ Album Sells For Over $22,000

This Beatles & Frank Ifield ‘On Stage’ album sold for a heavyweight price when the vinyl recently appeared for sale on eBay. The 10 day auction quickly started a bidding war, securing bids that took its .99 cent start price to $2500.00 in less than 90 minutes. It was all uphill from there, with the seller finally landing $22,268.68 for a record that was originally issued in 1964.

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Beatles Painting Sells for Over $150,000

After spending 20 years in a box under someone's bed, a 1966 painting by all four members of the Beatles has found a new home -- and made its previous owner more than $150,00 richer.

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Guitarist Faces Jail After Convincing Investors to Fund Bogus Charity Album Featuring Jimi Hendrix, Beatles + More

In what feels like it has to be the strangest, saddest story of the year, an L.A.-based recording artist is facing up to eight years in prison after being accused of swindling millions of dollars out of investors who believed they were helping fund the release of new recordings from rock legends for a charity compilation.

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Beatles Film Production Supervisor John Coates Dies

John Coates, a film production supervisor who worked on a number of animated movies including the Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine,' has passed away after a battle with cancer.

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Beatles Record Player Sells For Over $1500 At Auction

A 1964 Beatles record player just sold on eBay for $1580.00 and it doesn’t even play records! That didn’t deter collectors in the slightest because the vintage turntable that listed for $9.99 found the high bidder spending the equivalent of what most folks might pay to own a high-definition sound system.

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Here’s Your Chance to Own the Painting the Beatles Made Together in 1966

A one-of-a-kind collaborative painting that the Beatles worked on during their 1966 visit to Tokyo has been unboxed after spending over 20 years under its owner's bed -- and now it's headed for the auction block.

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Early Recordings from Ringo Starr’s Pre-Beatles Band Unearthed

Before there were the Beatles, Richard Starkey was a group called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The drummer, who would go on to change his name to Ringo Starr, recorded with the band before joining the Fab Four, and now some of those early recordings have surfaced after more than 50 years.

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John Lennon’s Killer Denied Parole

Mark David Chapman, 57, was denied parole by a three-member board after a hearing yesterday by a three person group.

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The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour’ to be Released on DVD and Blu-ray

‘Magical Mystery Tour,’ the Beatles‘ 1967 made-for-TV film, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray worldwide on Oct. 8 and in North America on Oct. 9, which, coincidentally, would have been John Lennon’s 72nd birthday. The movie will also have a limited theatrical release on Sept. 27.

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