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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Record ‘From Me To You’

On March 5, 1963, the Beatles began recording sessions that would yield their third single, 'From Me To You.'  That afternoon, the band ran through seven takes of the tune. Written just a few days prior to the session, 'From Me To You' found the songwriting team of John Lennon and Paul McCartney moving forward.

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Songwriter Diane Lampert Dead at 88

Diane Lampert, the prolific pop songwriter whose extensive list of credits included songs recorded by the Beatles and Harry Nilsson, has passed away at the age of 88 after suffering heart failure in a Manhattan hospital.

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Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ Cover Used for Traffic Safety Campaign

Decades after the Beatles turned a stroll across the road -- Abbey Road, that is -- into one of the most widely copied images of the rock era, police in Calcutta, India are using the Fab Four to try and promote better traffic safety.

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New Cookbook Pays Tribute to Beatles’ Golden Anniversary

Good news, Beatles fans: While you're reflecting on the passage of a half-century since the release of the band's first LP, you can celebrate the band's groundbreaking music by baking all the meals listed in a brand new Beatles-inspired cookbook.

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49 Years Ago: The Beatles Land in America

In October 1963, the word "Beatlemania" was coined in Britain to describe the reactions of screaming young girls every time they heard the Beatles' music, either in performance or on the radio. On Feb. 7, 1964, the U.S. got its first proper taste of Beatlemania, as the group arrived in America for the first time.

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Multiple John Lennons Involved in Brazilian Crime Wave

John Lennon was known for having more than his fair share of brushes with the law while he was alive, but this is ridiculous.

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The Flaming Lips Cover the Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’

Although they have a deserved reputation as one of indie rock's weirdest bands, the Flaming Lips have a classic rock heart. Literally. Just in time for Valentine's Day, they have released a limited edition 15-song mix, 'Songs of Love,' which closes with a cover of the Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love.'

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Record ‘Across the Universe’

At the start of Feb. 1968, the Beatles found themselves, after a month-and-a-half break, back in Abbey Road studios to begin work on their next single, their first release for 1968. On Feb. 4, the day after work began on Paul McCartney's newest creation, 'Lady Madonna,' sessions took off on a new John Lennon song called 'Across The Universe.'

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How British Music Shop HMV Helped the Beatles Score Their First Record Deal

British music fans suffered a blow this week when venerable U.K. record store HMV announced it was teetering on the brink of liquidation -- but while the company makes a last-ditch effort to stay in business, it's worth taking a moment to pay tribute to the way it used its clout to help jump-start one of the most important careers in rock history.

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First Beatles Single Enters Public Domain in Europe, Prompts Multiple Reissues

Want to own a first pressing of the Beatles' 'Love Me Do,' but don't have thousands of dollars in the bank? Good news: Thanks to European copyright law, the Fab Four's first single is now part of the public domain, meaning anyone can issue new copies for sale.

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John Travolta and Keith Urban Team up to Cover the Beatles Classic ‘Yesterday’

Yesterday, all our troubles seemed so far away . . . but that was before a clip came online of John Travolta singing the Beatles classic 'Yesterday' at a hotel in Beverly Hills last night, accompanied on guitar by country star and 'American Idol' judge Keith Urban.

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Beatles, Led Zeppelin Featured in New Mash-Up

Mash-ups - the art of taking elements of two or more songs and creating something new out of them - are a hit-or-miss proposition. Too often the songs don't match up musically in an attempt to create an interesting or ironic juxtaposition.

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