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THE BEATLES 5-4-3-2-1

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"It was (the second week of April,) 1964 that the British invasion of America was conclusive. The Beatles’ 'Can’t Buy Me Love’ had jumped from No.27 on the Hot 100 to the No.1 spot, in the four places behind it were Beatles' records. It was an unprecedented achievement and it is one that will never be repeated…"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4th April, 1965 - Sunday. John and Paul compose 'Help!'

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"Most people think of it as a fast rock'n'roll song. I didn't realise it at the time - I just wrote the song because I was commissioned to write it for the movie - but later I knew, really I was crying out for help. 'Help!' was about me…"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Real Love can now be watched in full on Vevo.

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Wonfor, the director of the Anthology documentary series, filmed the Beatles recording in the studio and Godley combined this with archive footage of the band, adding some animated sequences as well as film he shot in 1995.

 

 

 

 

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The Beatles Anthology. Streaming Now.

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Find your local streaming partner at thebeatles.com:

On April 4 at 12:01am local time, The Beatles’ acclaimed Anthology, Volumes 1-3 music collections are available for streaming worldwide.

Originally released in 2CD volumes in 1995 and 1996, Anthology’s three chronological collections of rare and previously unreleased Beatles recordings include studio outtakes and alternate versions.

The “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love” singles, from Anthology, Volume 1 and Anthology, Volume 2, respectively, were completed in 1995 by George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr from 1977 demos recorded by John Lennon.

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Sir George Martin CBE 1926 - 2016

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We were sad to hear the news of Sir George Martin’s passing. Our love and thoughts are with his family today. It is impossible to overstate the significance of George’s contribution to the Beatles' music and the strength of his relationship with the band. He was a member of the family. We will always miss and remember him with admiration and love. “If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George” - Paul

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The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One Is....

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ITV UK's 'The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One' has just announced that Britain voted Hey Jude as its top Beatles track of the 27 that reached #1 in the UK and US charts.

Which is your favourite Beatles Number One?

If you missed it UK viewers can catch “The Nation’s Favourite Beatles No1” on http://ITV.com  & on Sunday at 4.30pm #NatFaveBeatles

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'The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One' Wednesday, ITV, 8pm.

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“The Beatles are a band that have defined popular culture and music for decades and so we're thrilled to be celebrating their hits on ITV. Everyone's got a favourite Beatles number one - but which is yours and which will be the nation's?” - Commissioning Editor, Priya Singh.

The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One will tell the stories behind some of the greatest Beatles songs ever. With interviews from Beatles’ insiders including musicians, friends, fellow performers and celebrity fans, we’ll hear about the stories behind the Fab Four’s best-loved hits.

These are the stories behind the 27 songs that reached number one here and in the U.S – from She Loves You to Let it Be – as the show hears from the people who were there to witness in person the extraordinary rise and rise of The Beatles.

Across 120 minutes, this prime-time celebration of the biggest and most influential band the world has ever seen uses archive from a number of sources, including rare and exclusive footage from the Beatles’ company Apple Corps.

“It’s extraordinary to think that The Beatles’ output changed so dramatically within seven years – these are 27 songs that chart that extraordinary revolution in popular music”. - Executive Producer, Mark Robinson
Wednesday, ITV, 8pm.

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RINGO STARR: AN EVENING IN CONVERSATION

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To celebrate the publication of Ringo Starr’s PHOTOGRAPH memoir, on September 25 at 8:00pm, Ringo Starr will appear on stage at LA’s historic El Rey Theatre. During the course of a moderated conversation, the audience will be invited to join Ringo Starr looking through rare and unseen photographs drawn from his personal archives. 

In the words of Ringo Starr: ‘These are shots that no one else could have. I just had the camera with me a lot of the time. There’s a lot of shots of "the boys" that only I could have taken. Together they chart the story of four lads from Liverpool trying to live normal lives amidst the frenzy that surrounded them.’ – RINGO STARR

For details visit http://www.theelrey.com

Tickets go on sale Steptember 3rd HERE. 

 

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Paul will reissue the classic solo albums ‘Pipes of Peace' and ‘Tug of War' on 2nd October 2015 as part of his Archive Collection.

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Paul will reissue the classic solo albums ‘Pipes of Peace' and ‘Tug of War' on 2nd October 2015 as part of his Archive Collection. 

Free download of Paul McCartney 'Take It Away [Single Edit] (2015 Remaster)' HERE: 
http://www.paulmccartney.com/downloads

Pre-order your copy today: http://mpl.pm/ToW_PoP_KingsRoad
Pre-order from iTunes: http://smarturl.it/PMPoPiTunes

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The Beatles Singles Lithograph Collection

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We are proud to announce the launch of The Beatles’ Singles Lithograph Collection, a curated collection of single sleeves from around the world.

Limited to a worldwide edition size of only 400 per print, each print will measure 20” x 20”, and available only at TheBeatles.com.

Each print will feature one of the band’s classic single sleeves drawn from the many international versions, some of which have not been seen since their original release in the ’60’s.

UK / EU | USA | Canada | All Beatles Stores

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Congratulations to Ringo on his induction at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

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"As all the other drummers say, he just is something so special. When he’s playing behind you, you see these other bands, they’re looking around at the drummer, like, is he going to speed up, is he going to slow down? You don’t have to look with Ringo.

It’s a great honour for me to be able to induct him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland tonight!”

Read Ringo and Paul's speeches at his induction.

See photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes video from the induction on ringostarr.com

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Paul McCartney to bring his ‘Out There’ tour to Europe in 2015

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Paul McCartney to bring his ‘Out There’ tour to Europe in 2015.  In the first 18 months since its launch, Paul’s incredible ‘Out There’ tour has been seen by almost two million people around the world. So far, this tour has seen Paul and his band perform a total of 64 shows in 12 different countries in venues of all different shapes and sizes. 

"I’m looking forward to taking the ‘Out There’ tour back to Europe this summer. It’s been a little while since I’ve performed in some of these places so we know it’s going to be a fun tour. I hope the audiences enjoy this tour as much as we’ve been enjoying it ourselves all over the world."

Check paulmccartney.com for latest ticket information

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Albert Maysles

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"Albert Maysles was a beautiful human being. The many times I hung out with him it was always a pleasure. He was a pioneer of his time, even for a short man. He will be missed. God bless him. Peace & Love, Ringo” 

Albert Maysles, legendary documentary filmmaker, has died. Albert chronicled the Beatles first visit to the USA in 1964 in the unique candid style that he had pioneered with his brother. It was to become the inspiration for their film “A Hard Days Night”.

http://mayslesfilms.com 

http://www.thebeatles.com/film/first-us-visit

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Happy Birthday George!

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25th February 2015

On this day we are remembering George.  

Here is a special announcement from http://georgeharrison.com

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE! On this day 25 February 1943 George Harrison was born in Liverpool, England. Actually, George himself once said that his actual birthday was the 24th February!

So to celebrate both days, here's a never before seen clip of George singing 'Congratulations'.  It was filmed during the shoot for the 'All Things Must Pass' 30th Anniversary Edition in 2000 at Friar Park. It's a Traveling Wilburys tune, sung by Bob Dylan on their first album: 'Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1.'

Watch George sing 'Congratulations'

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POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE

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Ringo Starr’s 18th studio release, POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE (out March 31 through Universal Music Enterprises) is now available for to order on Amazon! 

The solo album, with 11 original tracks, is the first to include a song written and recorded by Ringo Starr and his current All Starr Band – Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette. POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE was produced by Ringo and recorded at his home studio in Los Angeles and, as always, features friends and family. As Ringo often says, “If I am recording and you’re in town and drop by, you’re going to be on the record!”

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"A MUSICARES TRIBUTE TO PAUL MCCARTNEY" - ALL-STAR TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY PERFORMER ON BLU-RAY AND DVD 24th MARCH 2015

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'A MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney' will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on 24th March.

The film features performances of Paul's music by artists including Dave Grohl [Foo Fighters/Nirvana], Joe Walsh, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Norah Jones, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Diana Krall, Duane Eddy and Sergio Mendes.

Full details HERE: http://www.paulmccartney.com/news-blogs/news/musicares-tribute-to-paul-mccartney

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George honoured with Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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Many congratulations to George who is honoured with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

From The Recording Academy: "Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter George Harrison achieved international fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most influential groups of all time. The 12-time GRAMMY winner’s embrace of Indian music is often credited with helping introduce world music to the West. As a solo artist, Harrison achieved success with projects such as his GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® inducted album All Things Must Pass and The Concert For Bangladesh, the latter of which garnered an Album Of The Year GRAMMY.”

Recording Academy Press Release

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Ringo is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Congratulations Ringo on today's announcement and Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the Award for Music Excellence!

“As we mark 30 years of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions, we’re proud to honor these artists,” said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President Joel Peresman. "These Inductees epitomize rock and roll’s impact over the past 50 years and continuing through today."

Read the full story at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website

 

 

 

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Sing with John and #IMAGINE a better world for children.

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http://imagine.unicef.org

Lend your voice and be a part of history. Download the free TouchCast app, sing your version of Imagine with John Lennon and share with friends. Your voice will be part of a new 'world version' of Imagine for UNICEF, to be released in time for New Year's Eve 2014.

#IMAGINE is a UNICEF initiative uniting millions of people to raise awareness and funds for children’s rights globally.  

In collaboration with Yoko Ono, UNICEF is bringing the world together to create the largest sing-along ever.

Every child counts. #EVERYVOICECOUNTS

 

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#ImagineNoHunger

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Join Yoko Ono, WhyHunger and Hard Rock International to kick off the #ImagineNoHunger campaign to ensure every child has the right to sustainable, nutritious food. 

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Wings' Classic Albums 'Venus and Mars' & 'At The Speed Of Sound' - Remastered, Out Now

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Venus and Mars and At The Speed Of Sound - the remastered Wings classic albums and latest instalment of the GRAMMY award-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection – are out now!  

Wings are one of the most successful acts the UK has ever produced, achieving no less than 14 US Top 10 hits and 12 Top 10 hits in the UK. 

Paul has personally supervised all aspects of the reissues.  The remastering work was done at Abbey Road by the same team who have worked on all the reissues as well as The Beatles’ catalogue.

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“Long Tall Sally” is re-released for Record Store Day

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The four track EP "Long Tall Sally" is to be released in Mono for Record Store Day’s Black Friday in a very limited quantity. The EP complements the recent release of The Beatles in Mono vinyl box and individual vinyl reissues (http://gnikn.us/thebeatlesmonovinyl)

Side One
1. Long Tall Sally
2. I Call Your Name
Side Two 
3. Slow Down
4. Matchbox

Original release date: June 19, 1964

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Get Back To Mono: Beatles’ Recording Engineer Ken Scott On The Best Way To Hear The Fab Four

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by Jordan Runtagh (@JordanRuntagh)

An Excerpt from VH1.com

The Beatles In Mono is perhaps the most crucial Beatles release for those who were not privileged to live in a time when the four Fabs roamed the Earth. For a start, just use your ears. Far from a relic, the sound is more alive, full, and frightfully contemporary than ever before. And that’s not just our opinion- it’s also the opinion of Ken Scott, the music industry great who got his start as the Beatles’ recording engineer. Prior to his groundbreaking work with a list of legends including David Bowie, Elton John, Jeff Beck and Supertramp, Scott was in the room when some of the Beatles’ classic recordings were being made, and had his hand on the fader when the original masters were created. Who better to say how these records are meant to sound?

Read the full article at VH1

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Celebrating John's Birthday: Streaming, HD and More

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To celebrate John Lennon's birthday on October 9th, Yoko Ono Lennon and Universal Music Group are proud to announce John's music is now available for you to listen on streaming services, as HD audio downloads and more. 

You can also get his Greatest Hits album 'Power To The People' including a digital booklet at a special low price:

iTunes http://bit.ly/PTTP-iTunes (Mastered for iTunes)
Amazon http://bit.ly/PTTPAmazon
Google Play http://bit.ly/PTTP-Google

STREAMING
Spotify http://bit.ly/JLennon-Spotify
Rdio http://bit.ly/JLennon-Rdio
Deezer http://bit.ly/JLennon-Deezer
Beats Music http://www.beatsmusic.com/ 

DOWNLOAD MP3
iTunes http://bit.ly/PTTP-iTunes (Mastered for iTunes)
Amazon http://bit.ly/PTTPAmazon
Google Play http://bit.ly/PTTP-Google

DOWNLOAD HD 24/96
HD Tracks http://bit.ly/HDLennon-HDTracks
Quobuz http://bit.ly/HDLennon-Qobuz
7 Digital http://bit.ly/HDLennon-7Digital

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