The Beatles

The Beatles’ ‘BBC Volume 2′ Coming in November
Another two-disc set of the Beatles‘ radio recordings from their native England will be released on Nov. 11. ‘On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2′ will feature 40 performances by the band, recorded in 1963-64 for broadcast on various BBC programs. A sequel to 1994…
45 Years Ago: Ringo Rejoins the Beatles
On Aug. 22, 1968, Ringo Starr had enough of his bandmates’ constant bickering. So he packed up his drumsticks and walked out of the Beatles‘ chaotic recording sessions for their upcoming double album, ‘The Beatles’ (better known as ‘The White Album’). And he…
Famed Beatles Interviewer David Frost Dies at Age 74
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube One of the most famous men in Britain, television host Sir David Frost, died on Saturday (Aug. 31) when he suffered a heart attack while on a cruise ship. He was 74. Frost interviewed hundreds of world leaders and cultural figures over the course of his nearly…
Strawberry Fields Gates Vandalized
Strawberry Fields may be forever, but a mystery vandal apparently believes that the paint on the park’s distinctive red gates should be far less permanent. The Liverpool Echo reports that the top half of one gate was recently painted yellow, with the message “There is always a field fo…
49 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Introduces the Beatles to Marijuana
The mid-to-late ’60s saw the Beatles morphing from mop-topped pop stars into Nehru jacket-wearing mystics — a transformation that may have started on Aug. 28, 1964, when Bob Dylan introduced the Fab Four to the joys of smoking marijuana. The Beatles Bible looks back on the event, which…
Beatles ‘Live at the BBC, Vol. 2′ Coming in October
Hard as it might be to believe, apparently there are still enough unreleased Beatles recordings to fill yet another compilation. Multiple sources are reporting that Apple has set Oct. 3 as the release date for ‘Live at the BBC, Vol. 2,’ which arrives nearly 20 years after ‘Vol. …
45 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Temporarily Quits the Beatles
Although they wouldn’t officially disband until April 1970, the first signs that the four-headed beast known as the Beatles was starting to come apart at the seams took place on Aug. 22, 1968. A little more than six years to the day that he performed his first show with the group, drummer Rin…
Sid Bernstein, Beatles Concert Promoter, Dies
The man responsible for the Beatles‘ legendary Shea Stadium concert, Sid Bernstein, has died at the age of 95. No cause of death has been disclosed as of press time. Bernstein rose from being the adopted son of Russian immigrants to one of the most famous concert promoters in the United State…
51 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Joins the Beatles
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube Only two days after Pete Best was fired as the drummer of the Beatles, the group performed their first official gig with Ringo Starr. The concert took place at Hulme Hall in Birkenhead – a ferry ‘cross the Mersey away from Liverpool – on A…

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