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Ron Howard guest DJs on The Beatles Channel!

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Some of the band’s most well-known fans are joining the channel with guest DJ sessions this summer, sharing their favorite tracks and some very memorable stories.

Director Ron Howard sits in for his guest DJ session with stories from making the documentary film, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week. A staple in Hollywood with final say on the film’s cut, he recalls receiving only one request while making the movie.

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Ringo Announces New Album “Give More Love”, Available September 15

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Ringo celebrated his birthday July 7 at Capitol Records with a special salute to "Peace & Love" with family, friends and fans.

The same day, Ringo also revealed details of his 19th solo album, Give More Love, which will be released by UMe on digital and CD formats on September 15, 2017, with vinyl to follow on September 22, 2017.

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Tour Dates for Paul's ‘One On One’ Tour

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Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney is bringing his acclaimed long-running 'One On One' Tour through North and South America, New Zealand and Australia.  

For all the latest news and ticket information on Paul's tour: https://www.paulmccartney.com/live

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George Harrison - The Vinyl Collection

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The Harrison family is proud to announce the release of George Harrison – The Vinyl Collection box set featuring all of George Harrison’s solo studio albums in one collection for the first time.

The vinyl box set includes all twelve of George’s studio albums with exact replicas of the original release track listing and artwork - all the discs are 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The original analogue master tapes were used for the new re-masters and were cut at the legendary Capitol studios to ensure exceptional audio quality throughout.   An expanded edition of George's much-loved autobiography, I, Me, Mine, originally released through Genesis Publications in 1980, will also be released on February 24.

Find out more at georgeharrison.com

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The Beatles LOVE

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For more information about the creation of this incredible show, and how to get tickets visit love.thebeatles.com.

New acts, costumes, choreography, technology and music bring a more vibrant and engaging experience to one of the most celebrated shows in the world. 

The three-time Grammy Award winning LOVE is a Rock ‘n’ Roll poem, inspired by the poetry of the lyrics and brought to life by a cast of world-class aerialists, acrobats and dancers. 

Music Director Giles Martin, son of the legendary Beatles producer, Sir George Martin, has heightened LOVE’s listening experience with a completely remixed soundtrack, noting “The show is the closest anyone can get to being in the studio with the band.”

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WATCH THE TRAILER FOR 'THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - THE TOURING YEARS'

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Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is set for a global theatrical release date for September 16th. The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. 

Following an all-star world premiere in London on September 15th the film will be shown theatrically around the world and will stream exclusively in the US on HULU.

VISIT THEBEATLESEIGHTDAYSAWEEK.COM TO WATCH THE TRAILER AND FIND OUT MORE.

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THE BEATLES’ AWARD-WINNING ‘LOVE’ ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING WORLDWIDE

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On June 17 at 12:01am local time, The Beatles’ award-winning LOVE album is available for streaming worldwide.

FIND YOUR LOCAL STREAMING SERVICE 

The Beatles LOVE is the audio companion to the acclaimed stage production, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. To create the show’s lush soundscape, producers Sir George Martin and Giles Martin worked at Abbey Road Studios with the entire archive of Beatles master recordings. This unique approach to assembling the music for a live show was rapturously received by critics and Beatles fans and resulted in the groundbreaking album garnering two GRAMMY Awards®. 

A truly innovative and unique production, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil has evolved for its 10th anniversary to present a more dynamic musical experience. New acts, costumes, choreography, audio visual technology and remixed music have made the experience of the LOVE show more immersive and exciting than ever.

Since LOVE’s debut, more than 4,500 performances have been staged for a cumulative audience approaching eight million people. Tickets are on sale now for LOVE’s special 10th anniversary celebration performance on Thursday, July 14 at 8pm.

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22nd May, 1995 - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Martin begin work on Anthology 1 at Abbey Road Studios.

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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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Tony Barrow, The Beatles's First Press Officer (1936 – 2016)

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Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Tony Barrow, who passed away at the weekend.

Tony was the Beatles' first press officer and he played an invaluable role in their early career. At a time when the band had a schedule of uninterrupted touring and countless appearances, Tony managed the ceaseless press activity. 
He also fulfilled a multitude of other jobs, from writing album sleeve notes to editing the Magical Mystery Tour strip cartoon book.

With love from all at Apple.

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HULU announces exclusive US streaming partnership for forthcoming Ron Howard documentary about the The Beatles' touring years

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Hulu has secured the exclusive US streaming video on-demand rights to Academy Award Winner Ron Howard’s feature documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week (working title). The film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.  

Details about the film’s international television and streaming partners, and its theatrical and DVD release in Autumn 2016 will be announced soon.

 

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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 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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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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23rd March, 1964 - In His Own Write Is Published

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"I like writing books. I got a big kick out of the first one. There was a literary lunch to which I was invited and at which I couldn't thick of anything to say - I was scared stiff, that's why I didn't. I got as big a kick out of seeing that book up there in the writing world's Top Ten as I do when The Beatles get a Number One record. And the reason is that it's part of a different world." - John, from The Beatles Anthology.

Click through to read more about 'The first solo Beatle project'.

 

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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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In Memory of Allan Rouse

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Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Allan Rouse, who passed away yesterday and in particular Fiona his wife who cared for him with such tenderness and consideration following his illness.

Allan (on right) is pictured here with the engineers at Abbey Road who worked on The Beatles remasters.

Allan joined Abbey Road studios in 1972 and during his time there made an invaluable contribution towards preserving the music and legacy of The Beatles.  He worked on all the releases with extraordinary dedication and loyalty.  

We will also miss his acerbic wit that was actually part of his charm.  Allan did not suffer fools gladly but once you earned his respect he could not have been more co-operative and helpful.

Allan was a true friend of the band and of everyone at Apple, and will be remembered with great affection by those of us who were lucky enough to spend time working with him.

From Paul, Ringo, Olivia, Yoko and everyone at Apple. 

 

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OUT NOW George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison.

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George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music of George Harrison is available today! Featuring Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, Dhani Harrison, Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers of The Killers, The Flaming Lips, Conan O'Brien, Ben Harper and more, George Fest is a wonderful live tribute to the life of George.

Get the live album and concert-film at Amazon Music.

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7th February, 1964 - Beginning of First US Tour

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"It was so exciting on the plane, flying in to the airport, I felt as though there was a big octopus with tentacles that were grabbing the plane and dragging us down into New York. America was the best." - Ringo (from The Beatles Anthology)

Click through to hear the famous JFK Airport press conference from when the band had just landed in the United States.

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9th February, 1964 - The Beatles Make Their Ed Sullivan Show Debut

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"We were aware that Ed Sullivan was the big one because we got a telegram from Elvis and the Colonel. And I've heard that while the show was on there were no reported crimes, or very few. When The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan, even the criminals had a rest for ten minutes." - George (from The Beatles Anthology)

The broadcast was watched by an estimated 73 million viewers in over 23 million households - a record for US television, at the time.

Click through to watch the band play I Wanna Hold Your Hand on the show.

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