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'A Hard Day's Night' Reborn: Behind the Film's Restoration

July 3, 2014

"If you listen closely...there, right there. Did you hear that?" Ryan Hullings moves his mouse back to the play button and clicks, and the single most recognizable opening chord ever — a modified F chord, played against a Gsus4 and a D bass note...

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Beatles Guitar Headed to Auction

May 9, 2014

UPDATE: Harrison's guitar sold for $657,000 at auction Saturday night to an anonymous bidder. An electric guitar owned and played in the studio by George Harrison is headed to auction. The Beatle's 1962 Rickenbacker 425 will be up for grabs on May 17th...

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Beatles' 'Help!' Jackets Going Up for Auction

February 11, 2014

George Harrison and Ringo Starr's jackets from the Beatles' 1965 film Help!, which they also wore on the cover of the movie's soundtrack, will be auctioned off among 200 other pieces of Beatles memorabilia, the BBC reports. The jackets come from Help!...

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How the Beatles Took America: Inside the New Issue

January 1, 2014

Fifty years ago, the Beatles landed in the U.S., generating the biggest explosion rock & roll has ever seen. In the new issue of Rolling Stone (on stands Friday, January 3rd), contributing editor Mikal Gilmore examines just how the Fab Four arrived in...

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Beach Boys' Mike Love Honors George Harrison

February 25, 2014

On what would have been his 71st birthday, George Harrison gets honored by friend and fellow musician Mike Love on the previously unreleased track "Pisces Brothers." Written in 2004, but released for the first time today, "Pisces Brothers" was inspired...

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Beatles' Autographed Wall from 'Ed Sullivan Show' Headed to Auction

February 6, 2014

A chunk of backdrop wall from the Ed Sullivan Theater signed by the Beatles during their famous debut on The Ed Sullivan Show will go to auction in New York City this April, the Associated Press reports. Autographed, from top to bottom, by Ringo Starr,...

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Song Premiere: Dhani Harrison Embraces Dad's Song for Charity

September 23, 2013

Dhani Harrison carries a weighty family name, but he's carved his own path until now: the son of George Harrison dipped into his father's catalog for a good cause, covering "For You Blue" from the Beatles' Let It Be to raise money...

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The Beatles Strip Bare 'Don't Let Me Down' for 'Let It Be…Naked'

April 8, 2013

Despite the grand legacy of the Beatles' Let It Be, the band originally intended the Phil Spector-produced album to be much different: a stripped-down, freewheeling return to live takes. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr didn't...

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Richard Griffiths, 'Harry Potter' Actor, Dead at 65

March 29, 2013

English actor Richard Griffiths, who played Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter film series, died unexpectedly from complications following heart surgery, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 65. Along with playing Potter's curmudgeonly muggle...

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Beatles Guitar Going Up for Auction

March 21, 2013

A custom-built VOX guitar played by not just one, but two Beatles around the time of Magical Mystery Tour will be up for auction this May, Reuters reports. Expected to sell between $200,000 and $300,000 at Julien's Auctions, John Lennon and George...

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Flashback: Clapton Honors George Harrison

March 5, 2013

Exactly one year after George Harrison died, a jaw-dropping lineup of musicians gathered at London's Royal Albert Hall to honor his lifetime of work. The Concert for George featured performances by Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton,...

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Grammys to Salute the Beatles With Two-Hour Special in February

November 14, 2013

The Grammy Awards will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' landmark performance on The Ed Sullivan Show with a two-hour special that will air on CBS. The program, titled The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles, will...

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Beatles Fans Swarm Abbey Road

August 12, 2013

The Beatles' classic Abbey Road simply stands as one of the greatest albums of all time, and its memorable cover is equally iconic. As the LP's 44th anniversary approaches (it was released in September 1969 in the U.K., and reached the U.S. a month...

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Beatles Guitar Sells for $408,000

May 20, 2013

A custom-made electric guitar played by Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison sold for $408,000 at auction over the weekend. The customized VOX guitar – which sold for double the expected amount – was part of the annual Music...

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The Beatles Add 'Let It Be . . . Naked' to iTunes

April 3, 2013

More than two years after the Beatles made most of their albums available on iTunes, they've added a missing piece: Let It Be . . . Naked. The re-imagined version of the band's final release is now for sale for the first time through Apple's digital music...

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The Beatles' 'Please Please Me' 50th Anniversary

March 22, 2013

Before Beatlemania and The Ed Sullivan Show; before they met Queen Elizabeth and smoked pot with Bob Dylan; before they sprouted drooping mustaches, dropped acid, discovered sitars and pilgrimaged to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Himalayan retreat; before...

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Alvin Lee of Ten Years After Dead at 68

March 6, 2013

Alvin Lee of Ten Years After died today from complications after a recent surgery. He was 68. "With great sadness we have to announced that Alvin unexpectedly passed away early this morning after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure,"...

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