The Beatles

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Hit U.S. Airwaves
On Dec. 17, 1963, the U.S. still had no idea what was in store. The Beatles had yet to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show where they seemingly overnight changed the landscape of pop music forever. That wouldn’t occur until February 1964. However on a mid-December day in 1963, Carroll James of WWD…
Beatles Releasing Rarities Album to Fight Copyright Laws
Yesterday (Dec. 13) we learned that the Beatles were putting out a set of 59 outtakes, demos and songs cut for the BBC. Today we learn that ‘The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963’ is being released on Tuesday (Dec. 17) in order for them to retain their copyrights. The BBC is reporting th…
Beatles to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
It doesn’t seem possible that the Beatles have any significant honors left to accrue, but they’re going to pick up one more on Jan. 25: a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys. The band will be part of a select group of honorees at this year’s ceremony, which includes the Is…
Beatles ‘Bootleg Recordings’ Coming to iTunes
After more than 50 years, you might think the vaults had been entirely emptied of Beatles tracks, but you’d be wrong. According to NME, on Dec. 17, iTunes reportedly plans to release ‘The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963,’ which compiles a boatload of early live recordings and al…
The Beatles’ U.S. Albums to Be Released As Box Set
The Beatles albums that Capitol put out in the U.S. from 1964-1966 will soon be available again. A 13-CD set, ‘The U.S. Albums,’ will be released on Jan. 21. This new box brings together the records many American Beatles fans grew up with, including ‘Something New,’ …
Brian Epstein Biopic Gets a Director
The biopic about Beatles manager Brian Epstein just got itself a director. Peyton Reed has been tapped to direct ‘The Fifth Beatle.’ Information began leaking out a couple months ago about the project, which will focus on the years that Epstein managed the band — from 1961 …
That Time a Ringo Starr Album Sorta Included a Beatles Reunion
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube The closest the Beatles ever got to reuniting in the studio during John Lennon‘s lifetime was on Ringo, Ringo Starr’s third solo album. It was released in the U.K. on Nov. 23, 1973, and soared to the top of the charts and became the drummer&…
45 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘The White Album’
The name of the album may have signified a unified front, but it was really the beginning of the end. On Nov. 22, 1968, the Beatles released their self-titled two-LP set, which would soon be known as ‘The White Album.’ Perhaps its title was a way of showing the world that the tumultuou…

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