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45 Years Ago: Ringo Rejoins the Beatles

On Aug. 22, 1968, Ringo Starr had enough of his bandmates' constant bickering. So he packed up his drumsticks and walked out of the Beatles' chaotic recording sessions for their upcoming double album, 'The Beatles' (better known as 'The White Album'). And he planned to stay away for good.

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Famed Beatles Interviewer David Frost Dies at Age 74

One of the most famous men in Britain, television host Sir David Frost, died on Saturday (Aug. 31) when he suffered a heart attack while on a cruise ship. He was 74.

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49 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Introduces the Beatles to Marijuana

The mid-to-late '60s saw the Beatles morphing from mop-topped pop stars into Nehru jacket-wearing mystics -- a transformation that may have started on Aug. 28, 1964, when Bob Dylan introduced the Fab Four to the joys of smoking marijuana.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Revolution’

On Aug. 26, 1968, the Beatles launched their Apple Records label with their new single, John Lennon's politically minded 'Revolution.'

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45 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Temporarily Quits the Beatles

Although they wouldn't officially disband until April 1970, the first signs that the four-headed beast known as the Beatles was starting to come apart at the seams took place on Aug. 22, 1968. A little more than six years to the day that he performed his first show with the group, drummer Ringo Starr walked out during the recording sessions for 'The Beatles.'

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Play Their Final Cavern Show

Few clubs are as associated with one band's rise to stardom as Liverpool's Cavern Club is with the Beatles. On Aug. 3, 1963, they played the tiny basement club on Mathew Street for the 292nd and final time.

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50 Years Ago: Beatles Monthly Debuts

The term "Beatlemania" wouldn't be coined for another two months, but by August 1963, the Beatles were becoming so popular in the U.K. that they created a magazine devoted to all things Beatles. That month, the first of 77 issues of Beatles Monthly went out to members of the band's fan club.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Begin Recording ‘Hey Jude’

It's one of the most famous songs of the 20th century and an anthem that, to this day, still ends the main set of Paul McCartney's concerts. On July 29, 1968, the Beatles began recording 'Hey Jude,' a process that would take one week and two studios to complete.

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40 Years Ago: George Harrison Knocks Paul McCartney Off the Top of the Charts

Three years after breaking up, the Beatles were still quite capable of reaching the top of the best-selling singles charts. Only problem was, sometimes they had to climb over each other to get there.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Write ‘She Loves You’

It went on to become the Beatles' biggest-selling U.K. single and arguably their defining song, but in the summer of 1963, 'She Loves You' was just the latest bid for worldwide success from a band whose music had yet to take over the world.

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The Beatles “And Your Bird Can Sing” – Yank It or Crank It?

"And Your Bird Can Sing" was composed by John Lennon and was included on the Beatles album "Revolver". The distinctive harmonies and the dual guitar parts. This is also one of the harder songs to play on Beatles Rock Band!

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Begin Recording ‘The White Album’

In May of 1968 – nearly a year after the release of the triumphant ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and a few months after the major movie blunder ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ – the Beatles began working on their next album. They had been writing songs (including ‘Dear Prudence,’ ‘Mother Nature’s Son’ and ‘Sexy Sadie’) during their trip to India earlier in the year. In May, they began to lay down demo versions at George Harrison’s bungalow in Esher, England.

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