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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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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Play ‘Rattle Your Jewelry’ Concert

On Nov. 4, 1963, the Beatles strode onstage to politely thunderous applause at London's Prince of Wales Theatre, as the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret gazed fondly amid the crowd. But these four charming Liverpool lads were clearly royalty themselves -- at least in pop music terms.

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50 Years Ago: ‘Beatlemania’ Is Born

When the Beatles took the stage fifty years ago today (Oct. 13 -- ignore the date on this video) to appear on the variety show 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium,' they were four lads armed with the simple tools of their early classics--a bass, two guitars, drum kit.

The psychedelia, the massive studio productions, the brilliance and adoration, suspicion and disintegration -- those were years away. In this moment, cited widely as the birth of Beatlemania, it was simply John, Paul, George and Ringo, setting their homeland on fire.

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48 Years Ago: ‘The Beatles’ Animated Series Premieres

48 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play . . .

Actually, that's not true, but it was 48 years ago -- on Sept. 25, 1965 -- that ABC first broadcast 'The Beatles,' a 30-minute Saturday morning cartoon that became an instant ratings smash for the network. Several years before they all lived in a yellow submarine (or so the song claimed), the legendary British rockers were first immortalized in animated glory, lending their music -- but not their actual speaking voices -- to the show.

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The Cavern Club
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The Cavern Club to Be Sold at Auction

Liverpool's legendary Cavern Club, where the Beatles performed roughly 300 times at the start of their career, is going to the auction block.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Paul Is Dead’ Rumors Hit the Papers

'Paul Is Dead' rumors, which claimed the Beatle had died, showed up in newspapers on September 23, 1969.

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