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Watch Beatles' Early Concert Footage in Ron Howard's New Doc

June 20, 2016

After last month's announcement that Ron Howard's Beatles documentary would launch Hulu Documentary Films, a release date and trailer have been revealed. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years will hit theaters on September 15th and...

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Inside Beatles' Bloody, Banned 'Butcher' Cover

June 20, 2016

"My original idea for the cover was better – decapitate Paul," John Lennon once cracked while discussing Yesterday and Today, a 1966 collection of assorted recent Beatles tracks cobbled together for the North American market. Joking aside, his concept...

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Ringo Starr on the Time Muhammad Ali Picked Him Up

June 6, 2016

On February 18th, 1964, just nine days after the Beatles made their acclaimed American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, and a week before Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) won his first World Heavyweight Championship title, these two preeminent...

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Flashback: The Day Muhammad Ali Met the Beatles

June 4, 2016

The Beatles had only been in America for 11 days when they found themselves herded into Miami Beach's 5th Street Gym for a photo op with a 22-year-old boxer named Cassius Clay. It was February 18th, 1964, and the band was in town to...

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Paul McCartney: 'I Was Depressed' After Beatles Split

May 24, 2016

Paul McCartney recalled his heavy drinking and depression after the Beatles broke up in 1970 during a candid interview on BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes. "I was depressed at the time," McCartney said, before paraphrasing Lesley Gore's...

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15 Legendary Unreleased Albums

May 18, 2016

Unreleased albums offer a tantalizing glimpse of an alternate rock universe just beyond our reach. Ultimately we're drawn to these tales not just for the music – which doesn't always live up to the hype – but because of the people who make...

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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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Paul McCartney Meets Women Who Inspired Beatles' 'Blackbird'

May 1, 2016

Paul McCartney met two of the women who helped inspire the Beatles' White Album classic "Blackbird" backstage at his Little Rock, Arkansas concert Saturday night. The women, Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford, were two members of...

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McCartney Plays 'Hard Day's Night' for First Time Since 1965

April 14, 2016

Paul McCartney promised that his 2016 One On One Tour would offer "no shortage of surprises," and he was true to his word at the kickoff show Wednesday night at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. The musician opened up the show with "A Hard...

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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best George Martin-Produced Albums

March 16, 2016

George Martin passed away last week at the age of 90. His career was a lengthy one, but his legacy lies primarily in his work with the Beatles as one of the biggest influence's on how the iconic band molded their sound over the course of the Sixties....

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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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Paul McCartney Remembers Muhammad Ali: 'I Loved That Man'

June 4, 2016

Paul McCartney, who first met Muhammad Ali alongside the Beatles in February 1964, penned a tribute to the legendary boxer who died Friday at the age of 74. "Dear Muhammad Ali. I loved that man," the bassist wrote on his site. "He was great from...

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Beatles' Game-Changing 'Paperback Writer' at 50

May 30, 2016

In the annals of Beatles singles, we have what we might think of as a game-starter in "Please Please Me," a game-ender in something like "Let It Be," and a host of game-changers, the most important of which is rarely discussed as one of the band's...

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Watch Paul McCartney Jam With Young Fan on 'Get Back'

May 18, 2016

Paul McCartney made a young fan's wish come true at his Tuesday concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He spotted Leila Lacase holding up a sign in the audience and invited her up to jam with him on the Let It Be classic "Get Back."  "I...

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Beatles Publicist, 'Fab Four' Creator Tony Barrow Dead at 80

May 17, 2016

The Beatles' first publicist Tony Barrow, who coined the indelible nickname "the Fab Four" and helped shape the world's view of the rock group, died Saturday in Morecambe, England, The New York Times reports. He was 80. Barrow's death was...

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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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Paul McCartney Plays Beatles Hits, Solo Deep Cuts in Fresno

April 14, 2016

Paul McCartney came to Fresno, California, Wednesday night to open his new One on One tour, and delivered nearly three hours of music that moved gracefully from the intimate to the explosive. There were bright lights and stirring images from his...

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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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Watch Trailer for George Martin's All-Star 'Soundbreaking'

March 14, 2016

Before George Martin's death on March 8th, the legendary producer and "fifth Beatle" aligned with PBS for an eight-part series titled Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music. For the series, which was five years in the making, Martin...

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Quincy Jones Talks George Martin: 'He Was Number One'

March 10, 2016

In 1963, after a successful stint as a trumpeter and record label executive, legendary hitmaker Quincy Jones produced Lesley Gore's Number One song "It's My Party," the first of numerous successful collaborations with the teenage singer. While on...

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