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Drake Overhauls 54-Year Old Beatles Chart Record

Rap megastar Drake has just overhauled a Billboard chart record held by The Beatles for over half a century, after his new track with Bad Bunny landed in the top ten this week.The 32 year...

'Yesterday' Meets 'Gloomy Sunday': 15 Classic Tunes That Will Make You Cry

It's an interesting facet of the human condition that we can find beauty and, in some cases, solace in misery and heartbreak. Indeed, musicians have been doing it for years and made a lot of...

Sir Ringo Starr Has A Nice Ring To It - And An Even Nicer Medal

Ringo Starr becomes the second Beatle to be knighted at Buckingham Palace as he is named Sir Richard Starkey by the Duke of Cambridge. It's a huge achievement for the drummer, though it's admittedly a...

Quincy Jones Confesses He Hates The Beatles' Music

It doesn't matter that they are considered one of the most influential rock bands in history, Quincy Jones has nothing good to say about The Beatles - particularly Ringo Starr. Though, in all honesty, he...

Sir Paul Mccartney Backs Campaign To Stop Music Venues Closing

Sir Paul McCartney has backed a campaign to stop iconic music venues from closing.The Beatles star has spoke out in support of Labour MP John Spellar's move to introduce a bill in the Commons that...

Radiohead Star Philip Selway Plays Beatles With Ringo Starr

Radiohead's Philip Selway and Ringo Starr has got to be one of the coolest live collaborations this year - and there have been quite a few. They performed a rendition of 'With a Little Help...

'Eleanor Rigby' Music Sheet By The Beatles Up For Auction

The original handwritten score that the Beatles wrote for 'Eleanor Rigby' is being put up for auction in Cheshire next month, signed by Sir Paul McCartney. It will be sold alongisde a number of other...

Selfridges Unveil New Beatles Merch For 'Sgt. Pepper' 50th Anniversary

Beatles fans of the UK will now be able to wear their band passion on their sleeves, literally, as Selfridges unveils a brand new T-shirt collection to celebrate 50 years of their 1967 album 'Sgt....

Paul Mccartney Reaches Deal With Sony Over Beatles Songs Publishing Rights

After a long-running legal wrangle, Sir Paul McCartney and Sony have finally reached a deal regarding the ownership of publishing rights to The Beatles’ back catalogue, settling what had looked like a case that was...

The Beatles Expected To Top Charts With 'Sgt. Pepper' 50th Anniversary Album

The Beatles are expected to hit number one in the UK with their 50th anniversary release of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' as the official chart announcements prepare to be released this week. Being...

The Beatles Tease 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' 50th Anniversary Release

With all the recent coverage regarding another 1960s superstar, Bob Dylan, here at Contactmusic, it may have been easy to let him steal the spotlight from his most popular contemporaries from that era, The Beatles,...

Paul Mccartney Files Lawsuit Against Sony For Beatles Songs Publishing Rights

In what is hotting up to be one of the most significant music industry legal battles in recent memory, Sir Paul McCartney has filed a lawsuit against Sony ATV hoping to regain his copyright share...

The Beatles Helped Break Down Racial Segregation By Refusing To Perform

The world's most successful pop group The Beatles is re-visited in Ron Howard's comprehensive documentary 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week', released today. They were a band that had a massive impact on the pop...

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

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...

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

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...

Sir Paul Mccartney Named Most Successful Act In UK Albums Chart History

Sir Paul McCartney has been revealed as the most successful albums artist in British chart history, according to the Official Charts Company.The announcement comes on the 60th anniversary of the first ever nationwide Albums Chart...

David Cameron Tries, And Fails, To Recreate Beatles Cover At Abbey Road Studio

David Cameron and his E.U. Remain campaign ally Tessa Jowell have awkwardly attempted to re-create the front cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road as they visited the famous studio – and jokes and puns immediately...

Rihanna Overtakes The Beatles For Most Weeks At Number One In The Us

Comeback Queen Rihanna has broken an impressive record - by clocking up a total of more weeks at number one in the US than The Beatles. With her latest song, Work, now in its ninth...

Ringo Starr's Childhood Home In Liverpool Sells For £70k At Auction

The childhood home of The Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr has been sold at an auction in Liverpool for £70,000, to a fan who also owns properties connected with John Lennon and George Harrison.The property of...

Paul Mccartney Attempts To Regain Control Of Beatles' Us Publishing Rights

Sir Paul McCartney has launched a bid to regain control of his share of The Beatles’ catalogue’s US publishing rights from Sony / ATV Music Publishing. Although he co-wrote the majority of the legendary band’s...

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...

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...

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...

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...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

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