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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.

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47 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Revolution’

One of the Beatles' greatest songs was released as a B-side on Aug. 26, 1968.

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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.

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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 Ringo Starr walked out during the recording sessions for 'The Beatles.'

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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.

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51 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Joins the Beatles

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 Aug. 18, 1962.

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45 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Records ‘Mother Nature’s Son’

On Aug. 9, 1968, the Beatles were in the middle of the recording sessions that would yield 'The Beatles,' the double LP better known as 'The White Album.' One song that got finished that day was Paul McCartney's 'Mother Nature's Son.'

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Nat Weiss, Beatles Associate and Artist Lawyer, Dies

Nat Weiss, a music-business lawyer who ran the Beatles' affairs in the U.S., died on July 31. Neither his age nor the cause of death was disclosed.

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The Day the Beatles Began Recording ‘Hey Jude’

It's one of the most famous songs of the 20th century and an anthem that, to this day, still ends the main set of Paul McCartney's solo concerts.

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Beatles First Original Pressing ‘White Album’ for Sale

Some day, the world is bound to run out of cool and interesting Beatles memorabilia to auction off. But in the meantime, it looks like the very first copy of 'The White Album' to ever be pressed to vinyl is about to find a new home.

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Meet the ‘Double Pete Best’ of ’90s Rock

For just about any band that eventually made it big, there's at least one guy who was in the lineup before they were famous -- their 'Pete Best,' if you will. But Jason Everman, who played guitar for Nirvana and bass for Soundgarden in the late '80s, narrowly missed his shot at the charts twice.

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40 Years Ago: George Harrison Knocks Paul McCartney Off the Top of the Charts

Three years after breaking up, the Beatles were still quite capable of reaching the top of the best-selling singles charts. Only problem was, sometimes they had to climb over each other to get there.

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