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New Book Offers a Look at Vintage Beatles Tour Photos

The Beatles have been the subject of countless books and films, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen everything there is to see about the Fab Four. Case in point: ‘The Beatles: On the Road 1964-1966,’ a lavish new collection of photos taken by legendary photographer Harry Benson during the band’s early years.

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The Beatles Featured in ‘Mad Men’ Plot

For the third time this season, classic rock played an important role in the plot of and episode of AMC’s ‘Mad Men.’ Last month saw Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Harry Crane (Rich Sommer) try to get the Rolling Stones to shill for Heinz Baked Beans and the Beach Boys‘ ‘I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times’ was the soundtrack to Roger Sterling’s (John Slattery) first acid trip. On last night’s (May 6) episode, the Beatles worked their way in to the daily life of the men and women of Sterling Cooper Draper Price.

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George Harrison’s Wife and Giles Martin Discuss ‘Early Takes, Vol. 1′

Today (May 1) saw the release of the DVD of ‘Living in the Material World,’ the Martin Scorcese-directed documentary about George Harrison that debuted on HBO last October. A companion CD, ‘Early Takes, Vol. 1,’ which compiles ten Harrison demos that were used in the film, also came out. In a new interview, Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin, and Harrison’s wife Olivia discussed the previously unreleased material.

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The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Hitting Theaters Nationwide

A restored and remastered edition of the animated Beatles film ‘Yellow Submarine’ will be making the rounds at movie houses around the country prior to its June 5 release on DVD and Blu-Ray. Beginning May 5, ‘Yellow Submarine’ will make its way across the country for brief, limited engagements.

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Ringo Starr and Dave Stewart Announce Movie Musical

After watching the film version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ you’d think Ringo Starr would have no love for rock movie musicals, but think again — the Funny Beatle is teaming up with erstwhile Eurythmic Dave Stewart to write and executive produce a project for Paramount.

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Beatles 1964 Concert To Hit The Big Screen

The Beatles will soon be hitting the big screen once again. Recently restored footage of the group’s first full concert in the United States at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C. will be shown in movie theaters next month.

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The Beatles Autographed Mono Vinyl ‘Please Please Me’ Sells For Big Money At Auction

An original and extremely rare 1963 mono copy of the Beatles‘  ‘Please Please Me’ album, signed by the Fab Four, sold April 18 during an eBay auction for nearly $25,000. Finding a copy of their debut record in decent condit

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The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Film Restored for Home Release

It took four months to digitally restore the Beatles‘ ‘Yellow Submarine’, but that’s only one-sixth the time it took to create it. The animated feature film will be re-released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 28. Each frame was attended to individually, instead of by using the more common automated software process.

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Strange Fruit: The Beatles’ Apple Records Documentary Due Out April 24

In 1967, Apple was conceived by The Beatles and manager Brian Epstein, but wasn’t officially launched until January of 1968, several months after Epstein passed away. The imprint became synonymous with The Beatles and lasts to t

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Ringo Starr Doesn’t Care If Kids Ask ‘Who Are the Beatles?’

When Paul McCartney performed at the 2012 Grammy Awards last month, “Who is Paul McCartney” became a trending topic on Twitter, causing older Beatles fans to blink in amazement.

But before you start spouting off about “kids these days” and the sadness of their musical apathy, it turns out McCartney’s one-time bandmate Ringo Starr was not offended by the question — even though it’s likely he’d have garnered the same digital reaction.

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U2, Bon Jovi + More Among Music’s Top Money Makers in 2012

U2, Bon Jovi, Journey, the Beatles, Bob Seger and Elton John are among those classic rockers who have been named among the highest-grossing acts by Billboard magazine on its 2012 Music’s Top 40 Money Makers list.

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The Beatles Offer Ringtones of Their Biggest Hits for Sale

Ring, ring, why don’t you give me a call?  Ring, ring, the happiest sound of them all. The Beatles have entered the world of ringtone-mania! As of today, Feb 22, 2012, all you Beatle people can now add the Fab Four to your cell phone via an exclusive deal with iTunes. There will be 27 songs to pick from, all taken from their ’1′ collection.

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