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Complete Guide to the 2016 Candidates' Favorite Music

February 1, 2016

There was a time when it was adventurous for a U.S. president to like George Gershwin, as Harry Truman did when he wanted a break from his usual favorites, Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin. Those days are long gone: The current crop of Democratic and Republican...

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Beatles' Famous Rooftop Concert: 15 Things You Didn't Know

January 29, 2016

The Beatles' rooftop concert was the climax of a project originally titled Get Back. It was conceived as exactly that, a return to their rock roots in a desperate effort to restore unity when business and personal chaos threatened to destroy the band....

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Robert Balser, 'Yellow Submarine' Director, Dead at 88

January 8, 2016

Robert Balser, an animator who co-directed the cartoon sequences of the Beatles' 1968 musical fantasy film Yellow Submarine, passed away January 4th at a Los Angeles hospital following complications from respiratory failure. He was 88. Balser's widow...

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What Beatles' Streaming Decision Means for Music Industry

December 23, 2015

Now that the Beatles have announced they'll activate their famous catalog on every on-demand streaming service, from Spotify to Apple Music, as of midnight on December 24th, the record business has one overwhelming reaction: What took them so long?...

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The Beatles Coming to Streaming Services Christmas Eve

December 23, 2015

The Beatles, who have long withheld their legendary catalog from streaming services, will finally offer up their discography to Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon's Prime Music and more starting December 24th at 12:01 a.m. local times around...

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Colts Owner: Why I Paid $2.2 Million for Ringo Starr's Drums

December 6, 2015

Jim Irsay is calling from Pittsburgh, where his Indianapolis Colts will face the Steelers on Sunday, and regretfully not New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden, where an all-star gathering to celebrate John Lennon's 75th birthday is about to...

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How the Beatles' 'Rubber Soul' Invented the Future of Pop

December 3, 2015

Happy 50th birthday to Rubber Soul, the album where the Beatles became the Beatles. It was the most out-there music they'd ever made, but also their warmest, friendliest and most emotionally direct. As soon as it dropped in December 1965, Rubber...

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The Beatles' 'Anthology 1' at 20: Early Fab Four Rarities

November 28, 2015

While the Beatles' first Anthology, released 20 years ago this month, isn't exactly canonical Fab Four, it's worth remembering how momentous the compilation seemed at the time. Perhaps you were among those whose minds were blown in anticipation...

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Andy White, Beatles' 'Love Me Do' Drummer, Dead at 85

November 11, 2015

Andy White, the Scotland-born session musician who played drums on the Beatles' debut single "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You," passed away Monday in New Jersey after suffering a massive stroke. He was 85. White's family confirmed his death to the BBC,...

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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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The Beatles' '+1' Video Collection: The 10 Fabbest Moments

November 6, 2015

Act naturally, indeed. The new deluxe 1+ DVD/Blu-ray collection is a treasure of Beatle footage from every phase of their career — promo videos, TV appearances, Abbey Road studio footage, a few drastically restored favorites already...

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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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'Come Together' Tops Beatles' Most Streamed Songs List

December 27, 2015

The Beatles made their legendary catalog available to streaming services on Christmas Eve, and after two days of streaming, Spotify offered up some preliminary numbers focusing on the Fab Four's most played tracks on the service. Looking at the streaming...

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Beatles' 5 Boldest Rip-Offs

December 23, 2015

Accused of exploiting other artists' songs in the Beatles, John Lennon defended himself by saying, "It wasn't a rip-off; it was a love-in." Paul McCartney's take: "We pinch as much from other people as they pinch from us." "In the early years,...

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Beatles' Indian Retreat Officially Reopens to Tourists

December 9, 2015

The Indian retreat where the Beatles wrote many of the songs that would end up The White Album has officially been reopened to the public, nearly 50 years after the Fab Four journeyed to the Rishikesh, India ashram to learn meditation under...

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Ringo Starr's Personal 'White Album' Sells for $790,000

December 5, 2015

Ringo Starr's personal copy of the Beatles' The White Album, numbered No.0000001, sold for a world record $790,000 Saturday at the Julien's Live auction of instruments and items from Starr and wife Barbara Bach's estate. Starr's White...

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Ringo Starr Talks White Album Auction

December 2, 2015

In a Beverly Hills back room filled with the personal possessions of a lifetime of fame as a Beatle and solo artist, Ringo Starr happily posed for pictures with guests on Tuesday. It was the opening-night party celebrating this week's auction...

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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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Ringo Starr to Release All-Star Tribute Concert Live LP

November 11, 2015

The music of Ringo Starr was celebrated on January 20th, 2014 at a tribute concert in Los Angeles, an event that also saw the Beatles drummer honored with the Lifetime Of Peace & Love Award on behalf of the David Lynch Foundation. That tribute...

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John Lennon's 'Love Me Do' Guitar Sells for $2.4 Million

November 8, 2015

John Lennon's long-lost acoustic Gibson J-160E, used in the recording of the Beatles' Please Please Me and With the Beatles LPs, shattered all estimates Saturday on the Julien's Live auction block, as the instrument sold for $2.41 million, a record...

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