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Ron Howard Beatles Film to Launch Hulu Documentary Division

May 4, 2016

Ron Howard's upcoming Beatles film will be featured in Hulu Documentary Films, the streaming service's newest division. Howard's movie – working title The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – will debut in theaters and on Hulu this...

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10 Best Beatles Books

May 4, 2016

Considering that it takes some formidable organizational chops to serve as a competent Beatles bibliographer, it can be downright daunting if you're coming to the stacks of Fab Four literature as a neophyte reader wondering where you might start....

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Beatles 'Anthology, Volumes 1-3' Available for Streaming

April 4, 2016

The Beatles' acclaimed 1995/1996 rarities sets, Anthology, Volumes 1-3, are now available for streaming on all digital outlets. The collections, which contain studio outtakes and alternative versions of iconic tracks, have been newly remastered at Abbey...

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George Harrison's 'Let It Be' Telecaster Headed to Stores

March 11, 2016

Guitar company Fender has painstakingly replicated the Telecaster George Harrison played both in the sessions for Let It Be and in the Beatles' farewell concert atop the roof of Apple Records headquarters. It has made 100 limited-edition copies of the...

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Hear Ben Harper Perform George Harrison's 'Give Me Love'

February 25, 2016

Last September at L.A.'s Fonda Theatre, an eclectic crew including Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Wayne Coyne, Britt Daniel, Conan O'Brien and "Weird Al" Yankovic came together to perform at George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison....

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See All-Star 'Handle With Care' From George Harrison Tribute

January 14, 2016

George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison, a CD/DVD set documenting an all-star September 28th, 2014 concert honoring the late Beatle, will be released on February 26th, the day after what would have been Harrison's 73rd birthday....

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George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison

March 18, 2016

In the fall of 2014, an expansive group of artists – from Brian Wilson to Butch Walker – got together for two concerts in Los Angeles honoring George Harrison. George Fest is a concert album put on by Best Fest, the traveling tribute-show...

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Hear Ravi Shankar Play Raga for George Harrison

March 11, 2016

George Harrison attended a private morning concert put on by one of his biggest inspirations, Ravi Shankar, at the Indian classical musician's Hollywood home in June 1971; two months later, both would perform at the Concert for Bangladesh. Recordings...

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Watch Spoon's Britt Daniel Honor George Harrison Live

January 29, 2016

An eclectic group of musicians – including Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, the Flaming Lips and "Weird Al" Yankovic – united for 2014's George Fest, a concert event honoring the late George Harrison. Spoon's Britt Daniel paid tribute with...

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All-Star George Harrison Tribute Concert Coming to CD/DVD

December 11, 2015

On September 28th, 2014, an all-star concert celebrating the music of George Harrison took place at Los Angeles' Fonda Theater, with the Killers' Brandon Flowers, Conan O'Brien, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, Flaming Lips, Spoon's...

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Terry Gilliam's Wild Memoir: 12 Things We Learned

November 9, 2015

Over the past half-century, Terry Gilliam has lived several lifetimes — first as the mastermind behind the surrealistically satirical animations on Monty Python's Flying Circus and then as a filmmaker with an unparalleled, singular imagination....

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Ringo Starr Asks McCartney, Yoko to Dig Out Beatles Photos

September 9, 2015

Ringo Starr recently unearthed over 250 intimate Beatles images for a book, Photograph, out September 21st. Now, the iconic drummer is asking Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison to explore their personal photo archives for a potential follow-up...

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Why Beatles' Shea Show Was Even Greater Than You Knew

August 14, 2015

Leaving festivals like Woodstock and Monterey aside, there is no more famous gig in rock & roll history than when the Beatles played Shea Stadium, an orange and blue ass pit of a venue in front of 56,000 mostly teenyboppers on August 15th, 1965. It...

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Read Previously Unknown George Harrison Letter From 1966

May 25, 2015

A previously unreleased letter that George Harrison wrote to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew in May of 1966 reveals that the Beatles seriously contemplated recording at Stax in Memphis with producer Jim Stewart before the plan was derailed by...

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Ringo Starr Auction Features 'Can't Buy Me Love' Drums

November 13, 2015

Ringo Starr and his wife, actress Barbara Bach, have collected over 1,200 items from their residencies in London, Beverly Hills and Monaco for a Julien's Live auction that will take place on December 4th and 5th. The auction will feature...

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Paul on Drums, George on Bass: 10 Beatles Instrument Swaps

September 15, 2015

With every single LP, the Beatles shed some creative skin. Decades later, it's still difficult to process their two-year leap from Revolver to Sgt. Pepper's to the White Album. The members also continuously expanded their...

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The Real 'Dear Prudence' on Meeting Beatles in India

September 4, 2015

In January of 1968, a then-20-year-old Prudence Farrow finally fulfilled a dream of hers that had been in the making for two years: to study meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, India. Accompanied by her sister, actress Mia, Farrow was...

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Watch Billy Corgan Cover Beatles' 'Something' on Piano

June 24, 2015

Billy Corgan treated fans to an intimate cover of the Beatles' "Something" during the VIP Experience at a Smashing Pumpkins show last week in Des Moines, Iowa. The frontman tackled the Abbey Road classic by himself, accompanying his voice with...

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George Harrison's 1963 Guitar Sells for $485,000 at Auction

May 17, 2015

George Harrison's Maton Mastersound guitar, used during the Beatles' live performances in the summer of 1963, sold for $485,000 at Julien's Auctions Friday. The auction, which focused entirely on unique items from throughout music history, also featured...

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