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45 Years Ago: Beatles End Spiritual Retreat

On April 19, 1968, the Beatles parted ways with the Mararishi Mahesh Yogi. After submerging themselves in his teachings for what was supposed to be a three-month spiritual course, cracks began to appear. The band had flown to Rishikesh, India, in February 1968 along with friends like Donovan, Mia Farrow and the Beach Boys' Mike Love to begin an education in enlightenment.

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Beatles Top List of Artists Used to Help Students Learn English

English is a tricky language, and no one method is universally accepted as the best way to learn it -- but quite a few teachers have found that playing their students Beatles songs can help.

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Paul McCartney Spokesman Shoots Down Rumors of Upcoming Nirvana Collaboration

It looks like Paul McCartney's not collaborating with the surviving members of Nirvana again, after all. A report from earlier this week, citing an unnamed source at McCartney's label, has been quickly debunked by the former Beatle's spokesman.

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46 Years Ago: Beatles Pose for ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Cover Photo

At the time, it was one of the most expensive album covers ever created. And in the end, it would become one of the most iconic images in rock 'n' roll history.

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Derek Watkins, Trumpet Player for the Beatles, Eric Clapton, James Bond + More, Dead at 68

If you've seen any of the 23 James Bond movies, you're familiar with British trumpet player Derek Watkins. The session player also sat in with Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Elton John and more during a nearly 50-year career. Watkins died on Friday (March 22) after a two year battle with cancer.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Please Please Me’ Album Released

How confident were the Beatles in what they had and how they played it when they entered EMI Studios in February 1963 to record their now 50-year-old debut album, 'Please Please Me?'

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10 Most Unique Beatles Cover Versions

Since the very beginning, many an artist took note of the songwriting brilliance of John Lennon and Paul McCartney (and later George Harrison), and lined up to record their own versions of a Beatle

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Metallica and the Beatles Combined on Beatallica’s ‘Abbey Load’ Album

The Milwaukee-based Beatallica's latest assault on the delicate sensibilities of Beatles fans arrives with their hilarious new Metallica-meets-the-Fab-Four mash-up 'Abbey Load.'

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20 Beatles Songs Beatboxed in New One Minute Mash-Up Video

How many Beatles songs can be mashed-up in a one-minute span? That's the question posed by musician Chad Neidt in a new video that features him and a beatboxing friend running through the group's catalog at breakneck speed.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Record ‘From Me To You’

On March 5, 1963, the Beatles began recording sessions that would yield their third single, 'From Me To You.'  That afternoon, the band ran through seven takes of the tune. Written just a few days prior to the session, 'From Me To You' found the songwriting team of John Lennon and Paul McCartney moving forward.

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Songwriter Diane Lampert Dead at 88

Diane Lampert, the prolific pop songwriter whose extensive list of credits included songs recorded by the Beatles and Harry Nilsson, has passed away at the age of 88 after suffering heart failure in a Manhattan hospital.

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New Cookbook Pays Tribute to Beatles’ Golden Anniversary

Good news, Beatles fans: While you're reflecting on the passage of a half-century since the release of the band's first LP, you can celebrate the band's groundbreaking music by baking all the meals listed in a brand new Beatles-inspired cookbook.

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