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Why Julian Lennon Skipped the Beatles Anniversary Celebrations

The world recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first trip to America with a series of all-star affairs that included appearances from younger artists as well as former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr -- and extended family members Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, and Olivia and Dhani Harrison. Conspicuously absent from the crowd was Julian Lennon, who discussed the reasons for his no-show during a recent interview.

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The Beatles Real First Performance On American TV [VIDEO]

Although we celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" last Sunday night, that wasn't their first performance on American TV.

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Exclusive: Todd Rundgren On His New Foundation and the Beatles’ Influence

Rock legend and renaissance man Todd Rundgren recently received the highly regarded Les Paul award at the NAMM convention in Southern California.  As a songwriter, producer and all-purpose innovator,  Rundgren's legacy splashes across many different platforms.

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The Flaming Lips and Sean Ono Lennon Cover the Beatles on ‘Letterman’

All week long, CBS' 'The Late Show with David Letterman' has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America with other musicians performing their songs. Last night, it was the Flaming Lips' turn, and they brought along a friend with a personal connection to the band, John Lennon's son, Sean Ono Lennon, on 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.'

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Sneak A Peek Backstage With Paul And Ringo [VIDEO]

I absolutely loved the "The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Tribute To The Beatles" last night on CBS. A week before, Sir Paul McCartney and former band mate Ringo Starr had a chance to play one of Paul's new songs, "Queenie Eye" on the "2014 Grammy Awards Show". Here's a backstage look at their rehearsal.

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Steal the Show at Beatles Grammy Tribute

Despite a two-hour parade of musical tributes featuring the biggest names from every genre of modern popular music, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney effortlessly stole the show at 'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America.'

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Exclusive: Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder Trade Awesome Beatles Stories

It's hard to find a rock musician who wasn't strongly influenced by the Beatles, and in a new exclusive video interview Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder talk extensively about their life-changing initial experiences with the Fab Four.

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Sting Covers the Beatles on ‘Letterman’

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America, 'The Late Show With David Letterman' is scheduling musicians to perform Beatles songs all week. Last night, Sting stopped by to play 'Drive My Car.' You can watch the video above.

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The Beatles with Ed Sullivan
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‘Meet The Beatles’ Again With Music Historian

I love The Beatles, and Sunday night, millions of us will be watching "The Beatles, The Night That Changed America, A Grammy Salute" on CBS, commemorating the Fab Four's first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago. Earlier today, I interviewed music historian George Gimarc on Oldiez 96.1, who had some fascinating inside info about the lads first appearance on that show.

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Beatles Honored With Historical Marker at JFK Airport

The 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first visit to America is certainly getting its due as a pop-culture milestone, with celebrations hosted by the Grammys, David Letterman and CBS. But it'll also receive a more lasting honor, courtesy of John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City.

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Stanley Theater Hosts Beatles Musicfest This Thursday

You probably know by now that I'm a huge fan of The Beatles, and this Thursday, the "Fab Four" will be the theme of a music fest at the Stanley Theater in downtown Utica. Here are the details.

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Rock And Rolls Greatest Hits Celebrates The Beatles 50th Anniversery Saturday February 2nd

It was 50 years ago back in 1964 when The Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show and took America by storm.

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