The Beatles

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. The news comes via the Examiner, but the news was announced by singer-songwriter Steve Forbert, who had a No. 11 hit in 1980 with ‘Romeoo&#…
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. Dangerous Minds offers an in-depth look at the story …
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…
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Write ‘She Loves You’
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube It went on to become the Beatles‘ biggest-selling U.K. single and arguably their defining song, but in the summer of 1963, ‘She Loves You’ was just the latest bid for worldwide success from a band whose music had yet to take over the world…
Yoko Ono Says Being a Beatle’s Wife is a ‘Difficult’ Life
As part of Yoko Ono‘s UK press blitz for her efforts as curator of the 2013 Meltdown Festival in London, the 80-year-old artist/activist acknowledged the pressures inherent in her marriage to the late John Lennon, describing being married to a Beatle as “the most difficult thing to be.…
Beatles-Focused Show Coming to Broadway
The Beatles anthology production ‘Let It Be’ is making the leap from London’s West End to the St. James Theatre on Broadway. Rather than focus on the Fab’s bitter-end finale, however, the show includes songs from throughout their career. Billboard reports that the show co…
The Beatles Inducted into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame
By an overwhelming margin of nearly three to one, the Beatles have beaten the Doors to become the second inductees into the 100% fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame. In their brief history together, no group single-handedly changed music — and the culture around them — as…
The Beatles Revived by Greg Kihn in New Novel
For most music fans, Greg Kihn will always be known as the guy behind hits like ‘Jeopardy’ and ‘The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em).’ But he’s also an established writer and all set to publish his fifth novel, the Beatles-inspired ‘Rubber S…
Beatles Top List of Artists Used to Help Students Learn English
English is a tricky language, and no one method is universally accepted as the best way to learn it — but quite a few teachers have found that playing their students Beatles songs can help. A recent study conducted by Kaplan International Colleges surveyed more than 500 English as a Second La…

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