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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...

Beatles Stand-in Drummer Dies

Session musician Andy White was asked by George Martin to run through Love Me Do and its eventual B-side P.S. I Love You because the famed producer was unhappy with Starr's rhythm tracks....

John Lennon's Lost Guitar Sells For Millions At Auction

The 1962 Gibson J-160E was used by Lennon to record several early Beatles hits, including I Want to Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Please, Please, Me, All My Loving, From Me to...

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

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’...

One Direction Beat The Beatles' Top 10 Debuts Record

The boy band's Perfect has entered the new Billboard Hot 100 at 10, marking the group's fifth top 10 new entry, the most among all groups. The latest debut breaks a tie...

Jack O'connell And Nicholas Hoult Tapped For Beatles Manager Biopic

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom filmmaker Justin Chadwick is in talks to direct A Life In The Day from a script by Tony Gittelson, with the two young actors expressing interest in tackling...

Yoko Ono: 'John Lennon Had A Desire To Have Sex With Men'

The Japanese artist reveals both she and Lennon had discussed the idea of sexual fluidity during their time together and were open to the thought of bisexuality. She tells TheDailyBeast.com, "John and...

Yoko Ono Still Scared Of John Lennon's Killer

Yoko Ono is ''super careful'' since John Lennon's assassination.The 82-year-old artist was married to the Beatles star until his murder in 1980 and admits she now struggles to go anywhere without remembering the day crazed...

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