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47 Years Ago: The Beatles Begin Recording ‘Penny Lane’

The Beatles’ decision to give up touring in August 1966 gave them unlimited and unprecedented time to spend in the studio experimenting and inventing new recording techniques. One of the first songs to come out of that period, Paul McCartney’s ‘Penny Lane,’ was first committed to tape on Dec. 29, 1966.

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Beatles to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

It doesn't seem possible that the Beatles have any significant honors left to accrue, but they're going to pick up one more on Jan. 25: a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.

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The Beatles’ U.S. Albums to Be Released As Box Set

The Beatles albums that Capitol put out in the U.S. from 1964-1966 will soon be available again. A 13-CD set, 'The U.S. Albums,' will be released on Jan. 21.

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33 Years Ago: John Lennon Murdered

John Lennon would have turned 73 this past October, but as we all know, his life was tragically cut short by four bullets from an assassin's gun. John Lennon died 33 years ago today.

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46 Years Ago: The Beatles Open Apple Boutique

One of the first projects the Beatles undertook after forming their Apple Corps company was the expansion into retail. The fruits of that effort, the Apple boutique, opened on Dec. 7, 1967 at 94 Baker Street in London.

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40 Years Ago: Ringo Starr’s ‘Ringo’ Features (Sort-Of) Beatles Reunion

This was the closest the Beatles ever got to reuniting in the studio during John Lennon's lifetime, and the buzz catapulted Ringo Starr's third solo album to the top of the charts. 'Ringo,' released in the U.K. on Nov 23, 1973, would become Starr's lone platinum release.

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10 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Let It Be…Naked’

In 1969, everybody had a hard year, and everybody had a good time. It was a year in which history seemed to be tripping over itself -- the moon landing, Woodstock and Altamont, and the slow disintegration of the Beatles.

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The Beatles Release Video for ‘Words Of Love’

To help promote their new collection, ‘On Air — Live at the BBC Volume 2,’ the Beatles have released a video for Buddy Holly's 'Words of Love.'

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Beatles Bio Author Plans to Deconstruct Fab Four Legend

If you read the news about Mark Lewisohn's massive new book about the Beatles' early years and wondered what it could possibly add to the band's legend, the answer is simple: absolutely nothing at all. In fact, as Lewisohn recently told CNN, he tried to wipe all that away and start over.

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John Lennon’s High School Detention Reports Are Being Auctioned Off

On November 22nd, two reports from John's high school...which detail his history of DETENTION...are going to be auctioned off. The sheets date back to the mid-'50s, and were authenticated by John's childhood friend Pete Shotten.

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The Beatles “On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2″ Released Out Today

"On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2" from The Beatles is a two-disc set of 63 tracks, which include 37 previously unreleased performances, and 23 recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band and the BBC hosts.

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48 Years Ago: The Beatles Finish ‘Rubber Soul’

On Nov. 11, 1965, the Beatles convened to finish recording their sixth album, 'Rubber Soul.' Entering the studio at around 6PM, they realized they were a couple songs short of the 14 tracks slotted for the new record. Believe it or not, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were having trouble writing enough material for the album. So they "tossed off" a few new songs and resurrected a cast-off from the 'Help!' sessions. 

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