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Ever Wondered How The Beatles Created The Strange Sound Of 'Tomorrow Never Knows'?


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It's been more than 50 years since The Beatles took the world by storm, and the phenomenon that was their day-to-day lives is to be explored in yet another exhaustive documentary called 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years', featuring fascinating archival footage and some new interviews.

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The surviving two members of this influential pop band, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, invited director Ron Howard into their past to talk about the insanity that was Beatlemania, their democracy as a group and just how they managed to create sounds that no-one ever heard before.

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In 1962 The Beatles were signed to a management deal with a local record shop owner called Brian Epstein after he heard the band playing at their local venue, The Cavern Club, this was the first step in a series of events that soon saw the four lads from Merseyside become the biggest phenomenon the world had ever seen. 

Once George Martin signed the band to Parlophone Records, it didn't take long for them to make their first visit to Abbey Road Studios and once they found themselves a permanent drummer in the form of Ringo Starr, the band had a number of possible singles recorded with the likes of 'Love Me Do' and 'Please Please Me', as good as the songs were, their reputation was still unknown and their first single peaked on the singles chart at #17. Their first number one came about after re-recording 'Please Please Me' at a faster tempo and the band began to make TV appearances. The clean shaven boys had style and an edgy quality that attracted young girls and their music was good enough that boys liked them too. 

Thousands of fans followed them wherever they went and it lead to the band touring and promoting themselves and their music continually.

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4K Restoration Of The Beatles' Shea Stadium Gig To Be Released In Cinemas


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With Ron Howard’s documentary movie Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years hitting cinemas in a couple of months’ time, it has been announced that a specially restored film The Beatles’ iconic concert performance at Shea Stadium in 1965 will receive a limited theatrical run at the same time.

On Thursday (July 28th), it was revealed that a fully-restored 4K version of the show that the Fab Four played at New York’s Shea Stadium on August 15th 1965 will be released in certain cinemas to support the roll-out of Howard’s documentary, which will premiere on September 16th.

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Extremely Rare Beatles Record Expected To Fetch Over $10,000 Next Month


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An extremely rare Beatles record that was found gathering dust in a loft is to be auctioned next month, and is expected fetch at least $10,000.

The 10-inch record of ‘Till There Was You’ and ‘Hello Little Girl’ is described as a “Holy Grail item” by Beatles collectors, and bears the handwriting of the Fab Four’s manager Brian Epstein. It was cut before the band broke through to the national charts in late 1962, and the predicted price is only a conservative estimate since the record is so rare.

It was discovered in the home of Les Maguire, who used to be the keyboardist in The Beatles’ early Liverpool rivals Gerry & The Pacemakers, where it was left in the attic for decades.

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One-off Christmas, The Beatles and Catawiki
One-off Christmas, The Beatles and Catawiki

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The video for The Beatles track Penny Lane has been restored to former glory. The track was actually released as part of a double A-Side for the single along with the song 'Strawberry Fields Forever'. The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and features on their classic album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' originally released in 1967 through Parlophone Records.

John Lennon's Stolen Guitar Fetches $2.4m At Auction


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A guitar stolen from John Lennon in 1963 has sold for $2.4m at an auction in Beverley Hills. The Gibson acoustic was used on the recordings of ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘PS I Love You’ and auctioned alongside other items of Beatles memorabilia, including a drum head which went for $2.1m.

John LennonA guitar stolen from John Lennon has sold for $2.4m at auction.

The guitar and the drum head fetched two of the highest prices ever paid for items of rock and roll memorabilia. Lennon’s guitar had been in the possession of novice musician John McCaw for decades, who bought it in the late 1960s without knowing it had been stolen from the Beatle.

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The Beatles' Management Contract With Brian Epstein Fetches £365,000 At Auction


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The original contract signed by The Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein sold at auction for £365,000 on Tuesday (September 29th).

The document, dated October 1st 1962, was signed at Epstein’s office in Whitechapel a matter of days before the group released their first single ‘Love Me Do’. It confirmed Epstein, often referred to as the ‘Fifth Beatle’, as the group’s permanent manager and also brought in Richard Starkey (known obviously as Ringo Starr) in place of their former drummer Pete Best.

The BeatlesThe Beatles' management contract went under the hammer this week

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The Beatles' First Ever Recording Contract Going Up For Auction In New York


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A critical piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is to go on sale next month, with the news that the first ever recording contract signed by The Beatles is to go under the hammer in New York.

The Associated Press reports that the contract, believed to have been signed when The Fab Four were in Hamburg, Germany in 1961 serving as backing band for Tony Sheridan on the song ‘My Bonnie’, will be up for auction alongside about 300 other pop music artefacts sold by the estate of Uwe Blaschke, a German record producer and graphic designer who died in 2010.

The BeatlesA fresh-faced Fab Four at the start of their career

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Ono And Bono Unveil Tapestry In New York Honouring John Lennon


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A tribute to the late John Lennon was unveiled in New York on Wednesday, with a tapestry unveiled in a ceremony attended by a number of stars including Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono and U2 stars Bono and The Edge.

The cheeky artwork, which depicts Manhattan as a yellow submarine in a sea of blue, is on display at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Lennon himself appears on the tapestry as the captain of the submarine and giving the peace sign. The piece was commissioned by an organisation called Art For Amnesty to thank Ono for diverting more than $5 million in royalties from the singer’s post-Beatles music to Amnesty International since 2004.

Yoko OnoYoko Ono unveiled the tapestry honouring her late husband John Lennon

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Sam Smith Joins The Beatles In Making Chart History With 'In The Lonely Hour'


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British singer Sam Smith has secured his place in chart history, after achieving a record-breaking milestone previously managed only by the Beatles. The singer has become the only artist since the fab five to spend nearly a year in the top five with a debut album thanks to his massively successful, In The Lonely Hour.

Sam SmithSam Smith has made chart history with In The Lonely Hour.

The singer’s debut album has so far spent 50 weeks in the top five of the UK album chart, according to the Official Charts Company. That’s only one week short of The Beatles’ record, as they managed 51 weeks on the chart with Please Please Me in 1963.

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Paul McCartney Plays Hit Packed Three Hour Set At London's O2 Arena


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It may have been 50 years since The Beatles released ‘Yesterday’, but on Saturday night in front of a packed crowd at London’s 02 arena, 72 year Paul McCartney proved he’s certainly still got it.

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The former Beatle played a career spanning three hour set for the enthusiastic crowd, opening with 1964’s ‘Eight Days A Week’. Macca then took the audience through his storied career playing classics from his Beatles’ days such as ‘Paperback Writer’, The Long and Winding Road, ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Lady Madonna’.

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Simon Cowell To Co Produce Biopic About Brian Epstein


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Simon Cowell is set to produce a movie biopic of the late Beatles manager Brian Epstein, which will be entitled The Fifth Beatle. It’s an adaptation of a graphic novel of the same name published in 2013 by Vivek J. Tiwary, and tells the story of how Epstein took the legendary group from local stardom to international success under his stewardship.

According to a report in Variety, Tiwary himself has written the screenplay and is also signed on to be a producer alongside the ‘X Factor’ judge. The project has also secured the rights to use the group’s music in the film, with a director set to unveiled in the near future.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell is set to co-produce a film about Brian Epstein, The Beatles' manager

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George Harrison's Guitar Plucks $485,000 At Auction


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The Fab Four may have once sung "Can't buy me love", but Friday's auction at the Hard Rock Cafe proved you can buy George Harrison's prized Maton Mastersound guitar - if you have almost half a million dollars handy.

The BeatlesGeorge Harrison (far right) with the rest of the Fab Four

Rolling Stone reports that the instrument sold for $485,000, the top earner at Julien's Auctions in New York, which specialized in the sale of hundreds of rare items from the world of music.

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The Beatles 'Sgt. Pepper' Album To Be Included In New Music GCSE Syllabus


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It’s been 48 years since Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, and now it appears that he’ll be helping a whole new generation about music too, with the news that The Beatles’ era-defining album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is to be taught to Music GCSE students.

The Independent reported on Wednesday that British exam board AQA is shaking up its Music curriculum for 13 to 16 year olds, and is set to make the iconic 1967 album one of the central themes of its course, which will be implemented for the start of the 2016 academic year.

The BeatlesThe Beatles in 1967 circa 'Sgt. Pepper'

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Scientific Study Concludes Hip Hop Was More Impactful Than The Beatles


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A study by the University of London and Imperial College has concluded that the emergence of hip hop has had the biggest impact on the charts of any genre since the 1950s. The study also found that the importance of The Beatles may have been overstated, suggesting that the fab five did not spark a musical revolution.

the beatlesThe Beatles may not have been that revolutionary

The study found there were three musical revolutions on the charts, the first being in 1964 with the rise of rock and roll bands such as The Beatles. The second was in the mid 80s with the use of synthesisers and drum machines, while the third came in 1991 when rap and hip-hop infiltrated the mainstream charts.

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Job Advert: Lollipop Lady, Or Man, For 'Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing


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A Westminster councillor is making plans to create a job opening for a lollipop lady or man to work at the famous 'Beatles' zebra crossing outside the Abbey Road Studio. Hundreds of music fans visit the crossing in St John's Wood each day, slowing traffic by recreating the famous album cover.

The BeatlesThe Beatles famously walked across the zebra crossing for the cover of their seminal 'Abbey Road' album cover

Business owners and local residents have complained about pedestrian safety, traffic issues and graffiti caused by the tourist destination. Councillor Lindsey Hall is looking to install a lollipop lady or man at the site, to act as the "eyes and ears" for the council when such issues arise.

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Guess Which Insects Have Killed The George Harrison Memorial Tree?


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A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died after being infested by...beetles. The pine tree was planted in Los Angeles' Griffith Park in 2004, three years after the musician's death.

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Council officer Tom LaBonge told the Los Angeles Times that the tree had grown to more than 10 feet tall, but that an infestation of beetles had overwhelmed it. A new tree will be planted at a date yet to be announced.

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Beyoncé "Honoured & Humbled" By Hall Of Fame Exhibition


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Beyoncé's fabulous collection of stage outfits in addition to some of her red carpet looks will be the focus of a new exhibition hosted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. 

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Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' outfit has been immortalised at Madame Tussauds.

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Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary


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Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in San Francisco in 1966. The documentary will use archive footage and recent interviews to trace the astronomic rise of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon.

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Ron Howard will direct the upcoming Beatles documentary.

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Beatles Documentary In Safe Hands As Ron Howard Signs On To Direct


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Ron Howard will direct and produce a fully authorized documentary on The Beatles touring years between 1960 and 1966, it has been confirmed. This is Howard’s second music documentary, following last year’s Jay-Z festival film 'Made in America.'

The BeatlesThe Beatles are getting the Ron Howard treatment

With the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, Apple Corps, White Horse Pictures and Howard’s Imagine Entertainment will produce the documentary. “I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964,” Howard said. “Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”

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The Beatles - The Beatles tribute band Friday 7th December 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards Concert launch party held at Cafe de Paris - Arrivals

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Beatles, John Lennon and Ringo Starr Wednesday 18th August 2010 Liverpool, England

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Beatles, John Lennon and Ringo Starr

Sid Bernstein and Beatles Monday 16th August 2010 45th Anniversary of the Beatles held at the Shea Stadium New York City, USA

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Ringo Starr, Chicago and Beatles - Wednesday 7th July 2010 at Metropolitan Museum Of Art New York City, USA

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Beatles - Cirque Du Soleil's Beatles Love Wednesday 23rd June 2010 at Palms Hotel Las Vegas, USA

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Holly Fielding and Beatles - Holly Fielding, Brain Fielding New York City, USA - The 2nd Annual Beatles Complete On Ukulele Festival Sunday 6th December 2009

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Khloe Kardashian and Beatles - Sunday 25th October 2009 at Evolution Festival Las Vegas, Nevada

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John Lennon and Beatles - Fans pay tribute to the late John Lennon on what would have been the Beatle's 69th birthday. The gathering took place at the Imagine Monument which is located near the New York apartment where Lennon lived before being shot dead outside in 1980. New York City, USA - Pictured: A young fan sings the lyrics from a Beatles songbook Friday 9th October 2009

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Beatles at The Rock 'n' Roll Celebrity Memorabilia Fame Bureau Auction Beatles merchandising stage set and plastic beakers at the Rock 'N' Roll celebrity memorabilia Fame Bureau auction at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in

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