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Paul Mccartney Pays Tribute 'Second Father' George Martin

The 73-year-old musician worked closely with Martin during his time in The Beatles, with the musical director even earning the nickname the 'Fifth Beatle' due to his work with the band.Following the tragic news that...

Another Legend Departs: Fifth Beatle Sir George Martin Dies Aged 90

This year is rapidly turning into the year that we say goodbye to some of music's biggest legends, with the latest to go being 'Fifth Beatle' and record producer Sir George Martin who passed away...

John Lennon's First Note Up For Auction

The thank you card the late Beatles star wrote to his Aunt Harriet is expected to go under the hammer for $42,400 (£30,000). The scrawl on a fold-out note card was written...

Singer Gayle Mccormick Dies

The star lost her lengthy battle with cancer on Tuesday (01Mar16) in St. Louis, Missouri. MCCormick launched her music career with St. Louis band Steve Cummings and The Klassmen, but after moving...

Dave Grohl Keeps Cool Dad Status With Oscars Performance

The Foo Fighters frontman attended the Oscars for the first time on Sunday night (28Feb16), gracing the red carpet with his wife Jordyn Blum. When quizzed beforehand whether this set would be one of the...

Rare Early Beatles Record To Go On Sale

The 1962 record, featuring the songs Till There Was You and Hello Little Girl, was the last the band had cut before they rose to national, and then international fame. The Beatles'...

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

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...

Rihanna Takes Work To The Top For 14th U.s. Number One

The R&B star's new single Work takes her past Michael Jackson and puts her third on the list for the most number ones behind the Beatles and Mariah Carey. The singer also...

Paul Mccartney And Ringo Starr Pay Tribute To Engineer And Archivist Allan Rouse

Details surrounding Rouse's death on Saturday (20Feb16) have yet to be released, but according to reports he suffered from a lengthy illness. Rouse began scoring films at Abbey Road Studios in...

Ringo Starr's Twitter Page Hacked

Fans of the veteran rocker became suspicious after noticing a series of odd messages pop up on Ringo's micro-blogging profile, with one retweet stating, "f**k the beatles". Another criticised One Direction star...

A Lock Of John Lennon’S Hair Is Expected To Fetch Over $12,000 At Auction

A lock of hair belonging to John Lennon is up for sale at a Dallas auction later this month and is currently bid up to $12,000. The lock was cut from Lennon’s hair by German...

The Beatles Add £82 Million To Liverpool's Economy Annually

New research suggests that The Beatles are worth roughly £82 million per year to the economy of Liverpool.The band’s legacy and the tourism interest generated also sustains an estimated 2,335 jobs in the city, according...

Paul Mccartney Hails Hospital Fundraiser

Donations flooded in during an annual campaign to boost the coffers of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, with the tally standing at more than $4.4 million (£3 million) on Monday (08Feb16)....

Has Record Dealer Unearthed Inspiration For Sgt. Pepper Artwork?

The EP by music collective Mercblecket was released in 1964, a full three years before the Fab Four unveiled their creative tour-de-force, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, in 1967. The Mercblecket...

Liam Gallagher Exits Beatles Film Project - Report

The singer bought the rights to adapt Richard DiLello's 1973 book, The Longest Cocktail Party, for the big screen with his film company, In 1 Productions. The book details DiLello's tenure at...

Yellow Submarine Animation Director Dies

The 88-year-old passed away at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday (04Jan16) after suffering complications from respiratory failure. Along with fellow animation director Jack Stokes, Balser oversaw the work of the...

Beatles Achieve 50 Million Streams In Two Days

The Hey Jude singers gave fans a Christmas treat by making their back catalogue available on a number of services, including Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal, for the first time on Christmas Eve...

'Come Together' Is The Most Popular Beatles Track On Spotify

It’s been less than a week since The Beatles’ back catalogue finally hit streaming services and music fans all over the world have been indulging in all the Fab Four’s classic hits. But the band’s...

The Beatles' Back Catalogue Confirmed To Hit Streaming Services On Christmas Eve

The Beatles music has finally been confirmed as hitting a range of streaming services just in time for Christmas. The band’s official twitter account made the announcement today, with their full catalogue becoming available from...

Beatles Tracks In Worldwide Streaming Deal

The Fab Four's back catalogue will be placed on nine Internet music platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Prime, and Google Play on Christmas Eve (24Dec15). The songs will also be on...

Beatles Christmas Card Up For Auction

The festive greeting was signed by the legendary band in December, 1963, as they stood on the brink of global superstardom at the height of Beatlemania in the U.K. It was sent...

Could The Beatles Be Ready To Hit Streaming Services On Christmas Eve?

It's been a long wait for fans, but The Beatles are rumoured to finally be about to begin releasing their music on streaming services and tracks could come as early as Christmas Eve. Despite being...

The Beatles Fans To Get Christmas Streaming Surprise - Report

The iconic British rock group only entered the digital age in 2010, when label bosses at EMI, the company which owns the recordings, reached a deal with tech experts at Apple to have...

Beatles Retreat Opens In India

Paul MCCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all spent time at the sanctuary run by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the city of Rishikesh in 1968. The musicians wrote around 48...

Yoko Ono Calls For An End To Gun Crime On 35th Anniversary Of John Lennon's Death

The Beatles icon was murdered by crazed fan Mark Chapman on 8 December, 1980, outside his home in Manhattan's Dakota building, and his widow has continued his avid peace campaigning since the tragedy....

Ringo Starr's Drum Kit Sells For Whopping $2.1 Million

Ringo used the drums for more than 200 performances with the Fab Four after buying the kit in May, 1963, and Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts American football team, was the...

Ringo Starr's Drum Kit Sells For $1.75 Million At Charity Auction

A drum kit used by former Beatle Ringo Starr in over 200 shows during the 1960s has sold for $1.75 million at a charity auction. More than 800 pieces of memorabilia were being sold by...

Beatles Statue Unveiled In Liverpool To Mark Anniversary Of Last City Gig

The impressive memorial was given to the city by the owners of the Cavern Club, where the Fab Four played throughout the early 1960s. The depiction of the band walking along the...

Beatles Fans Continue Fight For Disputed Studio Tapes

More than 500 audio tapes made during the legendary band's recording sessions for their Let It Be album were removed from the possession of Stan Snelleman and Jos Remmerswaal by British and Dutch...

Adele & The Beatles Top Billboard's First Albums & Artists Of All Time List

The trade publication's editors have ranked America's biggest hit albums and the acts who recorded them for the first time, and Adele's smash-hit release has beaten the Sound of Music soundtrack to the...

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