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A square quartered into four head shots of young men with moptop haircuts. <a name=.Clockwise from top left, one smiles jauntily towards his right, one faces forward excitedly with an opened mouth, one smiles with his left eye half closed as if blinking, and one looks up with his tongue stuck out slightly as if licking his lips.^ He brings a smile to my face that NO ONE else can do.
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^ You've only got to look at my sales in 1980 to figure that one out.
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^ He was certainly the one I looked up to most--definitely.
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The Beatles in 1964
Clockwise (from top left): John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison
Background information
Origin Liverpool, England
Genres Rock, pop
Years active 1960–1970
Labels EMI, Parlophone, Capitol, Odeon, Apple, Vee-Jay, Polydor, Swan, Tollie, UA
Associated acts The Quarrymen
Website www.TheBeatles.com
Members
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Ringo Starr
Former members
Stuart Sutcliffe
Pete Best
.The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960 and one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music.^ THAT is why The Beatles are the greatest and most musically talented band of alltime.

^ The Beatles are most responsible for Rock&Roll turning into Rock Music.

^ The Beatles: Rock Band track list: .
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[1] .From 1962 the group consisted of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals).^ John picked Paul to be in that group.

^ The Lineup Card (1962-1970) Paul McCartney (bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals) also of Wings John Lennon (guitar, keyboards, vocals) George Harrison (guitar, vocals) Ringo Starr (drums) The Beatles represent everything good about rock music as a form.

^ Lots of cascading vocal harmonies by John Paul and George.

.Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, the group later worked in many genres ranging from folk rock to psychedelic pop, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways.^ Along the way, she has performed musical genres from classical to folk and pop.

^ In spite of his statements then, and later admission that he also used cocaine regularly at that time, McCartney was fortunate to be one of the few leading British pop stars who did not fall foul of the Drug Squad, as did Lennon, Harrison and many other friends including The Rolling Stones and Donovan.
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^ Often times, whenever I listen to a record recorded in the early 60's I have an overwhelming happy feeling that the folks on the other side of the microphone are having a GREAT time making a record for me.

The nature of their enormous popularity, which first emerged as the "Beatlemania" fad, transformed as their songwriting grew in sophistication. .The group came to be perceived as the embodiment of progressive ideals, seeing their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.^ His social transformation from feral vagabond gypsy musician into billionaire philanthropist peer of the realm is largely due to their crucial early influence.

.With an early five-piece line-up of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe (bass) and Pete Best (drums), The Beatles built their reputation in Liverpool and Hamburg clubs over a three-year period from 1960. Sutcliffe left the group in 1961, and Best was replaced by Starr the following year.^ April 1961 - Stuart Sutcliffe decides to quit the Beatles.

^ The project was approved by McCartney and Starr, as well as the estates of Harrison and Lennon.

^ Lennon and Harrison are gone now, but McCartney and Starr remain.
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.Moulded into a professional outfit by music store owner Brian Epstein after he offered to act as the group's manager, and with their musical potential enhanced by the hands-on creativity of producer George Martin, The Beatles achieved UK mainstream success in late 1962 with their first single, "Love Me Do". Gaining international popularity over the course of the next year, they toured extensively until 1966, then retreated to the recording studio until their breakup in 1970. Each then found success in an independent musical career.^ June 6, 1962 - After auditioning for George Martin, a producer at EMI, he signs them.

^ It was their first live performance since they terminated touring in 1966.

^ He recorded "Eleanor Rigby" on a Martin uke.
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.Lennon was shot and killed in 1980, and Harrison died of cancer in 2001; McCartney and Starr remain active.^ Lennon and Harrison are gone now, but McCartney and Starr remain.
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^ Being the Beatles was the why of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr's lives.
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^ And on January 30, 1969, the Fab Four of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played on the rooftop for the last time.
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During their studio years, The Beatles produced what critics consider some of their finest material, including the album Sgt. .Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), widely regarded as a masterpiece.^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band 27.

^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," transcendent in the remastered format.
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^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band , as well as the #3 and 5 spots with Revolver and Rubber Soul .

.Four decades after their breakup, The Beatles' music continues to be popular.^ Also go to acclaimed music.net which compiles tons of music reviews from many different rock music critics from decades and you will see The Beatles are rightfully at # 1!

^ Paul continues his vegetarian campaign - rec.music.beatles .
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^ Even though it's the most thoroughly discussed breakup in musical history, we don't think we've heard it straight from you, Paul: Did you or didn't you want the Beatles to continue?
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.The Beatles have had more number one albums on the UK charts, and held down the top spot longer, than any other musical act.^ 'With The Beatles' number 1, 4th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

^ The only other act to reach the top more times is the Beatles with 19.
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^ 'With The Beatles' number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

[2] .According to RIAA certifications, they have sold more albums in the US than any other artist.^ They are no more than tools.
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^ They were more similar than they were different.
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^ I meant "the idea that they could be considered more talented than Paul McCartney, sorry) .
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[3] .In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the all-time top-selling Hot 100 artists to celebrate the US singles chart's fiftieth anniversary, with The Beatles at number one.^ The Beatles were the greatest band of all time.

^ There’s only one Beatle on the best selling album of all time.

^ It was number one in Billboard for eleven weeks and topped the charts in eleven countries.

[4] .They have been honoured with 7 Grammy Awards,[5] and they have received 15 Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.^ On the musical side, Paul was the first Beatle to record an outside project, composing (with George Martin) a fine score for the 1966 feature film The Family Way, for which he won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Instrumental Theme.
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^ It won the 1968 Ivor Novello Award for "A-Side With the Highest Sales".

[6] .The Beatles were collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the 20th century's 100 most important and influential people.^ And about Buddy Holly I get your point, but he also influenced a lot of people including the Beatles, and without him Elvis and Chuck Berry and people like that Rock n Roll wouldn't exist most likely.

^ CLICK LINK TO ORDER! The Beatles Collector's Edition of Monopoly celebrates the music that revolutionized rock-n-roll in the 20th century.
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^ To co-brand and identify with love as your central concept is the most important of the many reasons that Beatles are not going anywhere soon.

[7]

Contents

History

Formation and early years (1957–1962)

.Aged sixteen, singer and guitarist John Lennon formed the skiffle group The Quarrymen with some Liverpool schoolfriends in March 1957.[1] Fifteen-year-old Paul McCartney joined as a guitarist after he and Lennon met that July.^ It was written mainly by Paul McCartney, with help from Donovan and John Lennon.

^ John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the greatest composers of the 20th Century.

^ Profile: Phenomenally successful 1960s guitar band, formed in Liverpool, UK. Line-up comprised John Lennon (b.
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[8] .When McCartney in turn invited George Harrison to watch the group the following February, the fourteen-year-old joined as lead guitarist.^ February 1958 - George Harrison joins the Quarry Men.

^ This fascination came primarily from George, and the following year the whole band joined him at a retreat in India with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, an Indian mystic who had founded a movement known as Transcendental Meditation.
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^ The albums were digitally remastered over a four-year period at Abbey Road Studios in London, where The Beatles - lead guitarist George Harrison, rhythm guitarist John Lennon, bassist Paul McCartney and drummer Ringo Starr - recorded most of their music.
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[9][10] .By 1960, Lennon's schoolfriends had left the group, he had begun studies at the Liverpool College of Art and the three guitarists were playing rock and roll whenever they could get a drummer.^ They were the first group to have strings on a Rock/Pop song, for one.

^ All of these, but especially the last one, present the kind of energetic rock machine the Beatles could be when they (John) put their minds to it.

^ Is it True that Paul played lead guitar in 1960-61 and only took over bass when Stu left the band?

[11] .Joining on bass in January, Lennon's fellow student Stuart Sutcliffe suggested changing the band name to "The Beetles" as a tribute to Buddy Holly and The Crickets, and they became "The Beatals" for the first few months of the year.^ And the first name I said was Buddy Holly.
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^ They used to have to change their name from gig to gig.
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^ He was in a band for quite a few years.
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[12][13] .After trying other names including "Johnny and the Moondogs", "Long John and The Beetles" and "The Silver Beatles", the band finally became "The Beatles" in August.^ The band decides to change its name to Silver Beatles.

^ Johnny And The Moondogs was the name of a proto-Beatles group.

^ Also the band the Beatles took insiration for their name from.

[14] The lack of a permanent drummer posed a problem when the group's unofficial manager, Allan Williams, arranged a resident band booking for them in Hamburg, Germany.[15] .Before the end of August they auditioned and hired drummer Pete Best,[16] and the five-piece band left for Hamburg four days later, contracted to fairground showman Bruno Koschmider for a 48-night residency.^ It is the first time that the group's first four albums - "Please Please Me", "With The Beatles", "A Hard Day's Night" and "Beatles for Sale" - have been released on compact disc entirely in stereo.
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^ The idea here is that a friend of a friend of the band, who probably knew they'd gotten a recording contract with EMI but sure as fuck wasn't 'friends' with the group, brought a tape recorder and a hand mike to one of the band's last Hamburg gigs.

^ Did you know they crossed Holland long before they were famous (okay, on their way to Hamburg, but still)?

."Hamburg in those days did not have rock'n'roll music clubs.^ Rock & Roll Music 90.

^ CLICK LINK TO ORDER! The Beatles Collector's Edition of Monopoly celebrates the music that revolutionized rock-n-roll in the 20th century.
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^ The Beatles are most responsible for Rock&Roll turning into Rock Music.

It had strip clubs", says biographer Philip Norman.
.
Bruno had the idea of bringing in rock groups to play in various clubs.^ They go on to play various venues in Hamburg including such clubs as Indra, Kaiserkeller, Top Ten and Star.

They had this formula. .It was a huge nonstop show, hour after hour, with a lot of people lurching in and the other lot lurching out.^ Oh and i showed up to get on line yesterday at 5pm and there were not even 100 people on line by that time and the show was announced hours before that.
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^ The Garden (and many other venues) release tickets might of the show for many shows that have long been sold out.
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.And the bands would play all the time to catch the passing traffic.^ The Beatles were the greatest band of all time.

^ They are the most awesome band of all time.

^ The Beatles very well may be the best band of all time - Ashley Jade , Cleveland, GA .

.In an American red-light district, they would call it nonstop striptease.^ Maybe if The Beatles had been American they would have written about spaceships.

^ The group would learn during this visit to Paris that they had scored their first American #1 single with 'I Want To Hold Your Hand.'

.Many of the bands that played in Hamburg were from Liverpool...It was an accident.^ No band ever had so much talent, from writing, singing the ability to play so many different instruments; it's unbelievable how talented they were!!

Bruno went to London to look for bands. But he happened to meet a Liverpool entrepreneur in Soho, who was down in London by pure chance. And he arranged to send some bands over.[17]
Harrison, only seventeen in August 1960, obtained permission to stay in Hamburg by lying to the German authorities about his age.[18] .Initially placing The Beatles at the Indra Club, Koschmider moved them to the Kaiserkeller in October after the Indra was closed down due to noise complaints.^ They go on to play various venues in Hamburg including such clubs as Indra, Kaiserkeller, Top Ten and Star.

[19] .When they violated their contract by performing at the rival Top Ten Club, Koschmider reported the underage Harrison to the authorities, leading to his deportation in November.^ They go on to play various venues in Hamburg including such clubs as Indra, Kaiserkeller, Top Ten and Star.

[20][21] .McCartney and Best were arrested for arson a week later when they set fire to a condom hung on a nail in their room; they too were deported.^ McCartney famously insisted that his wife should be involved with his music and later tour in his bands so they did not have to be apart while he travelled in spite of her protests that she was not talented enough.
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[22] .Lennon returned to Liverpool in mid-December, while Sutcliffe remained in Hamburg with his new German fiancée, Astrid Kirchherr, for another month.^ December 27, 1960 - The Beatles return to Liverpool and play at Litherland Town Hall.

.Kirchherr took the first professional photos of the group and cut Sutcliffe's hair in the German "exi" (existentialist) style of the time, a look later adopted by the other Beatles.^ The only other act to reach the top more times is the Beatles with 19.
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^ Keith Richards later described Klein's time with the group as "the price of an education".
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^ The difference is The Beatles did this on only one song and style at a time.

[23][24]
.During the next two years, the group were resident for further periods in Hamburg.^ George Martin plays a distorted harmonium that references the indian influences that were to become standard during the next few years of Beatle recordings.

^ For a year or two he would be the celebrity devotee of the next big thing.

^ Roger and Dave see two opposing styles of writing emerging during this turbulent period in John's career and personal life.

.They used Preludin both recreationally and to maintain their energy through all-night performances.^ The world's growing 3rd world populations will see to it that ALL > animals are used until they have given the last full measure of > devotion.
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^ They both invested a lot of energy into the façade of the perfect rock star/actress celebrity couple.

^ The world's growing 3rd world populations will see to it that ALL > > animals are used until they have given the last full measure of > > devotion.
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[25] .Sutcliffe decided to leave the band in early 1961 and resume his art studies in Germany, so McCartney took up bass.^ April 1961 - Stuart Sutcliffe decides to quit the Beatles.

^ Is it True that Paul played lead guitar in 1960-61 and only took over bass when Stu left the band?

^ But what I took the original post to mean was that the author was illustrating McCartney and the other artists' level of importance in their former bands.
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[24][26][27] .German producer Bert Kaempfert contracted what was now a four-piece to act as Tony Sheridan's backing band on a series of recordings.^ Back in Sweden Papa Dee joined forces with an old friend/producer Kent Gillström at Cosmos Records.

^ Known mostly for their original songs, Kathena's band THE HIPPY NUTS recorded a Humble Pie song "Thirty days in the Hole" and are now enjoying a surge.

^ When they came back together to record The Beatles , better known as The White Album, the band had come to a breaking point.
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[28] .Credited to "Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers", the single "My Bonnie", recorded in June and released four months later, reached number 32 in the Musikmarkt chart.^ It shortly reaches number one on the charts.

^ Let It Be was released later but recorded earlier.

^ January 13, 1969 - The soundtrack album, "Yellow Submarine" is released in the U.S. and reaches number two both in the U.K. and the United States.

[29][30] .The Beatles were also becoming more popular back home in Liverpool.^ Labeled as "Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers" , later released as The Beatles with Tony Sheridan the single "My Bonnie" gained some popularity, particularly in Liverpool.
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^ And John Lennon said "The Beatles are more POPULAR than Jesus Christ" not bigger, better or more powerful.

^ To the people that claim Zeppelin is/was more popular than the Beatles compare their compilations.

.During one of the band's frequent appearances there at The Cavern Club, they encountered Brian Epstein, a local record store owner and music columnist.^ They are sold by crooks via record stores, internet auction sites, at record fairs, etc.
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^ What I am saying is despite the fact that they're so different they're both really good and there is no reason to dis one in favor of the other.

^ Musically they could write this kind of song in their sleep, which they often had to do due to the touring, recording, promotional schedule of 1964/7 .

[31] .When the band appointed Epstein manager in January 1962, Kaempfert agreed to release them from the German record contract.^ Brian Epstein managed a large record shop in the city, and when he discovered that these Beat Brothers were a local group, he decided to go see them play.
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^ January 1, 1962 - The Beatles audition unsuccessfully for Decca Records in London.

^ Klein helped the Stones negotiate a new contract with their label but the relationship soured after he bought the rights to the band's 1960s songs and recordings - classics like (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction and Jumpin' Jack Flash - from a former manager.
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After Decca Records rejected the band with the comment "Guitar groups are on the way out, Mr. Epstein", producer George Martin signed the group to EMI's Parlophone label.[31][32][33] News of a tragedy greeted them on their return to Hamburg in April.[34] Meeting them at the airport, a stricken Kirchherr told them of Sutcliffe's death from a brain haemorrhage.[35]
A flight of stone steps leads from an asphalt car park up to the main entrance of a white two-story building. <a name=.The ground floor has two sash windows, the first floor has three shorter sash windows.^ However I did put my head around the door of what used to be John and Yoko's 'Bag One' office on the ground floor, and the former press office on the first floor.
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Two more windows are visible at basement level. The decorative stonework around the doors and windows is painted grey." src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/10/3/0/5/2810294655085750.jpg" width="220" height="147" class="thumbimage" />
Abbey Road Studios main entrance
.The band had its first recording session under Martin's direction at Abbey Road Studios in London in June 1962. Martin complained to Epstein about Best's drumming and suggested the band use a session drummer in the studio.^ Abbey Road is the name of the recording studio they used.

^ "Best of the Beatles" was recorded by Pete Best, the Beatles' first drummer .
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^ We were all curious about their secret sessions at EMI's Abbey Road studio.
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[36] .Instead, Best was replaced by Ringo Starr.^ Pete Best, Ringo Starr, and Alan White, all recorded versions of the track.

.Starr, who left Rory Storm and the Hurricanes to join The Beatles, had already performed with them occasionally when Best was ill.^ That’s not to say that as record producers who also write, we at Roger And Dave are not occasionally faced with charismatic, competitive vocalists, who insist on performing their own “ideas” no matter what.

^ Performance at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Derry and the Seniors, Dale Roberts and the Jaywalkers.

[37] .Martin still hired session drummer Andy White for one session,[38] and White played on "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You". Released in October, "Love Me Do" was a top twenty UK hit, peaking at number seventeen on the chart.^ It was number one in Billboard for eleven weeks and topped the charts in eleven countries.

^ Paul Mccartney has had numerous number one worldwide hits and albums.
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^ You play one note and it becomes an explosion of infinite overtones that lasts for years.

[39] .After a November studio session that yielded what would be their second single, "Please Please Me", they made their TV debut with a live performance on the regional news programme People and Places.^ People need to EAT. They need a > place to live.
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^ People need to EAT. They need a place to live.
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^ Over the next eight years, they would create what many consider to be the greatest collection of studio recordings of the 20th century.
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[40]
.The band concluded their last Hamburg stint in December 1962.[17] By now it had become the pattern that all four members contributed vocals, although Starr's restricted range meant he sang lead only rarely.^ Is it True that Paul played lead guitar in 1960-61 and only took over bass when Stu left the band?

^ They were family, socialist if you will, like U2, who for almost 30 years have functioned on a 1/5th cut between the four band members and their manager on all income, no matter what.

^ Today in Beatles History December 17 1962 Transmision of a performance for Granada TV's 'People And Places'.

[41] .Lennon and McCartney had established a songwriting partnership; as the band's success grew, their celebrated collaboration limited Harrison's opportunities as lead vocalist.^ Their output was staggering, particularly thanks to the prodigious songwriting of Lennon and McCartney and the slow but steady growth of Harrison.
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^ McCartney formed a close working relationship with Lennon and they collaborated on many songs, although they rarely wrote a complete song together.
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^ Despite the devastating blow of the murder of John Lennon later that year, McCartney enjoyed continued success in the early 1980s.
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[42] Epstein, sensing The Beatles' commercial potential, encouraged the group to adopt a professional attitude to performing. .Lennon recalled the manager saying, "Look, if you really want to get in these bigger places, you're going to have to change—stop eating on stage, stop swearing, stop smoking."^ Nothing you do or say is ever going to change that.

^ Yeah, it looks like he really wanted to talk to you too, hahahahaha.
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^ What I am saying is despite the fact that they're so different they're both really good and there is no reason to dis one in favor of the other.

[43] .Lennon said, "We used to dress how we liked, on and off stage.^ Why didn’t Lennon learn to move well on stage like his hero, Elvis?

^ Paul McCartney said that he was being driven by a chauffer to John Lennon’s house to write songs and asked the driver how he was.

.He'd tell us that jeans were not particularly smart and could we possibly manage to wear proper trousers, but he didn't want us suddenly looking square.^ Could you tell us about it?"

^ Says: June 16th, 2009 at 12:10 am if god didn’t want us to eat animals he wouldn’t have put all that meat on them.
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He'd let us have our own sense of individuality ... it was a choice of making it or still eating chicken on stage."[43]

Beatlemania and touring years (1963–1966)

UK popularity, Please Please Me and With The Beatles

McCartney, Harrison, Swedish pop singer Lill-Babs and Lennon on the set of the Swedish television show Drop-In, 30 October 1963[44]
.In the wake of the moderate success of "Love Me Do", "Please Please Me" met with a more emphatic reception, reaching number two in the UK singles chart after its January 1963 release.^ It shortly reaches number one on the charts.

^ 'With The Beatles' number 1, 4th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

^ 'With The Beatles' number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

.Martin originally intended to record the band's debut LP live at The Cavern Club.^ Brian takes Martin to the Cavern, to let him see the Beatles live for the first time.

^ I like very few of the songs he's recorded since Wings and as for Beatles songs, I'd rather listen to a Beatles tribute band who have dedicated themselves to recreating The Beatles' recordings live.
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^ That means starting at Liverpool's Cavern Club in 1963 and progressing in time as the band got more famous.
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.Finding it had "the acoustic ambience of an oil tank",[45] he elected to create a "live" album in one session at Abbey Road Studios.^ Live At Abbey Road Studios 27-07-05 (2 cds) .
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^ Live sessions from Elstree Studio.
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^ But McCartney continued to live in the city, first in a house in the center of town, then at a larger property in St John's Wood, a short distance from Abbey Road Studios.
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.Ten songs were recorded for Please Please Me, accompanied on the album by the four tracks already released on the two singles.^ This was the first song recorded for the Revolver Album.

^ They had previously released two moderately successful singles, and the album was a hit in the U.K. Meanwhile, they had a lot of trouble getting signed to a label in the U.S., and eventually a version would be released on the tiny Vee Jay label.
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^ Also included are three songs recorded 14th September 1979 for Buddy Holly Week, as bonus tracks.
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[45] Recalling how the band "rushed to deliver a debut album, bashing out Please Please Me in a day", an Allmusic reviewer comments, "Decades after its release, the album still sounds fresh, precisely because of its intense origins."[46] Lennon said little thought went into composition at the time; he and McCartney were "just writing songs à la Everly Brothers, à la Buddy Holly, pop songs with no more thought of them than that—to create a sound. And the words were almost irrelevant."[47]
.Released in March 1963, the album reached number one on the British chart.^ It shortly reaches number one on the charts.

^ November 22, 1963 - The Beatles release "With the Beatles" in the U.K., It reaches the number one spot on the British charts and stays there for 21 weeks.

^ In August the album is released in the United States where it also reaches number one.

.This began a run during which eleven of The Beatles' twelve studio albums released in the United Kingdom through 1970 hit number one.^ December 4, 1964 - The album "Beatles For Sale" is released in the U.K. and as with previous releases it hits number one.

^ In August the album is released in the United States where it also reaches number one.

^ November 27, 1967 - The album, "Magical Mystery Tour" is released in the U.S. and hits number one.

.The band's third single, "From Me to You", came out in April and was also a chart-topping hit.^ If you were John Lennon, amazed by how everyone in the world is talking about your band, wouldn't you jokingly blurt it out?

^ Tomorrow in Beatles History December 11 1963 'She Loves You', 15th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

^ "She Loves You", 18th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

.It began an almost unbroken run of seventeen British number one singles for the band, including all but one of those released over the next six years.^ November 27, 1967 - The album, "Magical Mystery Tour" is released in the U.S. and hits number one.

^ McCartney was to use a backing band in the studio but later decided to play almost all the instruments himself, including drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, block flute, harmonium and flugelhorn.
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^ Out of all the bands that tried to be like The Beatles, the only one that accomplished this was Badfinger.

.On its release in August, the band's fourth single, "She Loves You", achieved the fastest sales of any record in the UK up to that time, selling three-quarters of a million copies in under four weeks.^ Zeppelin released mother ship a few days ago and a month later worldwide sales are a little under 400,000 with the album peaking at 7 in the U.S. When the Beatles released 1 a few years ago, it became the fastest selling album in history, selling 2 million copies in the U.S. alone and stayed at #1 for 8 weeks during the highly competitive pre-Christmas weeks.

^ They have had more #1 singles and albums than any other musical group, and had the fastest selling single and of all time with " I Want To Hold Your Hand " and 1 respectively.

^ Besides the fact that Pearl Jam sucks, the Pearl Jam ticket sale was announced way ahead of time and people were lined up forever.
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[48] .It became their first single to sell a million copies, and remained the biggest-selling record in the UK until 1978 when it was topped by "Mull of Kintyre", performed by McCartney and his post-Beatles band Wings.^ (This in many ways this paralleled the role that Yoko Ono played in Lennon's post-Beatles musical life, just as there would be organizational similarities between Wings and Lennon's Plastic Ono Band).
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^ The collection comprises all 12 Beatles albums in stereo, with track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK, and 'Magical Mystery Tour,' which became part of The Beatles' core catalogue when the CDs were first released in 1987.
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^ The Beatles: Rock Band will be published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world's premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band.
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[49] .The popularity of the Beatles' music brought with it increasing press attention.^ The Beatles are the most influential and popular musical group ever(arguably the most popular people in history).

.They responded with a cheeky, irreverent attitude that defied what was expected of pop musicians and inspired even more interest.^ You can't blame them for releasing the wealth of brilliant original material that they seemingly endlessly created, even if they did release more albums than Zeppelin.

^ "I can honestly say that Pop Go the Beatles is probably THE best Beatles radio series that I've heard - especially from a Beatle fan's perspective and what THEY would expect from a Beatles show."
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[50][51]
The Beatles' drop-T logo
.The Beatles' iconic "drop-T" logo, based on an impromptu sketch by instrument retailer and designer Ivor Arbiter, also made its debut in 1963. The logo was first used on the front of Starr's bass drum, which Epstein and Starr purchased from Arbiter's London shop.^ Coupled with Ringo Starr's drumming they form a rhythm section that played a hugely underrated part in the Beatles' dynamic combination of grace 'n' fury.
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^ The Beatles are very clever in the way they compose their music and the way they were very economical with guitar, bass and drums and you hear that in the game.
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^ February 11, 1963 - The Beatles record their first full album, "Please Please Me."

[52][53] .The band toured the UK three times in the first half of the year: a four-week tour that began in February preceded three-week tours in March and May–June.^ During 1989-1990 McCartney staged a major, year-long world tour, in which for the first time he included a substantial number of Beatles songs in the set list.
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^ This will mark the first time that the first four Beatles albums will be available in stereo in their entirety on compact disc.
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^ It is the first time that the group's first four albums - "Please Please Me", "With The Beatles", "A Hard Day's Night" and "Beatles for Sale" - have been released on compact disc entirely in stereo.
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.As their popularity spread, a frenzied adulation of the group took hold, dubbed "Beatlemania". Although not billed as tour leaders, they overshadowed other acts including Tommy Roe, Chris Montez and Roy Orbison, US artists who had established great popularity in the UK.[54] Performances everywhere, both on tour and at many one-off shows across the UK, were greeted with riotous enthusiasm by screaming fans.^ Harrison, who had developed into a great songwriter through osmosis, released one magnificent triple-LP solo album, All Things Must Pass, consisting primarily of a backlog of Beatles-era material, and then a string of ever-more-unlistenable records before hooking up with a group of fellow has-beens, including Dylan and Roy Orbison, to form the intermittently palatable Traveling Wilburys.
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^ In spite of his statements then, and later admission that he also used cocaine regularly at that time, McCartney was fortunate to be one of the few leading British pop stars who did not fall foul of the Drug Squad, as did Lennon, Harrison and many other friends including The Rolling Stones and Donovan.
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^ Paul's father James McCartney was an accomplished classical jazz pianist who was the leader of his own jazz band called Jim Mac's Band and they were really popular in clubs in the 1930's.

[55] .Police found it necessary to use high-pressure water hoses to control the crowds, and there were debates in Parliament concerning the thousands of police officers putting themselves at risk to protect the group.^ He held a unloaded rifle and refused to put it down, which led 2 police officers to shoot him.

[56] .In late October, a five-day tour of Sweden saw the band venture abroad for the first time since the Hamburg chapter.^ This joint artistic venture marks the first time that The Beatles company, Apple Corps Ltd., has agreed to a major theatrical partnership.
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^ It is the first time that the group's first four albums - "Please Please Me", "With The Beatles", "A Hard Day's Night" and "Beatles for Sale" - have been released on compact disc entirely in stereo.
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^ ALL-TIME TOP FIVE: 1) A Day In The Life (from Sgt.
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[57] Returning to the UK, they were greeted at Heathrow Airport in heavy rain by thousands of fans in "a scene similar to a shark-feeding frenzy", attended by fifty journalists and photographers and a BBC Television camera crew.[58] .The next day, The Beatles began yet another UK tour, scheduled for six weeks.^ Last week I played every Beatles song on ukulele in one day with dozens of guest musicians.

^ Paul was also the main instigator of “Caravan Of Light” another experimental piece that has yet to see the light of day.

^ After an exhausting touring schedule from 1962 - 1965, The Beatles needed a hit for the Christmas market.

By now, they were indisputably the headliners.[54]
.Please Please Me was still topping the album chart.^ Please Please Me LP, 41st week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

^ 'Please Please Me' LP, 38th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

^ 'Please Please Me' LP, 40th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

.It maintained the position for thirty weeks, only to be displaced by With The Beatles which itself held the top spot for twenty-one weeks.^ The only other act to reach the top more times is the Beatles with 19.
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^ Last week I played every Beatles song on ukulele in one day with dozens of guest musicians.

^ The difference is The Beatles did this on only one song and style at a time.

.Making much greater use of studio production techniques than its "live" predecessor, the album was recorded between July and October.^ For the record, I live in a recording studio with a bed in the corner.

^ The Beatles have sold more records than any other musical artist in history, with EMI estimating more than one billion albums sold worldwide.
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^ Water use for meat consumption is greater than all other uses combined.
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.With The Beatles is described by Allmusic as "a sequel of the highest order—one that betters the original by developing its own tone and adding depth."^ November 22, 1968 - The album, "The Beatles" (better known as the White Album) is released and reaches number one both in the U.K. and the United States.

[59][60] .In a reversal of what had until then been standard practice, the album was released in late November ahead of the impending single "I Want to Hold Your Hand", with the song excluded in order to maximize the single's sales.^ Or carefree songs like I Want To Hold Your Hand to meaningfull and moving songs like Let It Be.

^ People will still recognize songs like "Yesterday", and "I Want To Hold Your Hand".

^ November 29, 1963 - The single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" is released in the U.K. and immediately hits number one on the charts.

[60] .With The Beatles caught the attention of Times music critic William Mann, who went as far as to suggest that Lennon and McCartney were "the outstanding English composers of 1963".[60] The newspaper published a series of articles in which Mann offered detailed analyses of The Beatles' music, lending it respectability.^ London 'Times' critics award Lennon and McCartney as the best composers of the year.

^ He also spent lots of time familiarising himself with Lennon's favourite music, including records by Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly.

^ The Beatles: Rock Band will be published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world's premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band.
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[61] .With The Beatles became the second album in UK chart history to sell a million copies, a figure previously reached only by the 1958 South Pacific soundtrack.^ Zeppelin released mother ship a few days ago and a month later worldwide sales are a little under 400,000 with the album peaking at 7 in the U.S. When the Beatles released 1 a few years ago, it became the fastest selling album in history, selling 2 million copies in the U.S. alone and stayed at #1 for 8 weeks during the highly competitive pre-Christmas weeks.

^ 'With The Beatles' number 1, 4th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

^ The collection comprises all 12 Beatles albums in stereo, with track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK, and 'Magical Mystery Tour,' which became part of The Beatles' core catalogue when the CDs were first released in 1987.
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[62]

The British Invasion

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.Beatles releases in the United States were initially delayed for nearly a year when Capitol Records, EMI's American subsidiary, declined to issue either "Please Please Me" or "From Me to You".[63] Negotiations with independent US labels led to the release of some singles, but issues with royalties and derision of The Beatles' "moptop" hairstyle posed further obstacles.^ January 20, 1964 - "Meet the Beatles" is released in the United States.

^ United States don't know The Beatles?!

^ The Beatles albums were released in the United States by Capitol Records, a unit of private-equity partnership Terra Firma's EMI Group Ltd.
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[64][65] .Once Capitol did start to issue the material, rather than releasing the LPs in their original configuration, they compiled distinct US albums from an assortment of the band's recordings, and issued songs of their own choice as singles.^ This was the first song recorded for the Revolver Album.

^ However, it was McCartney who finalized the end of the group by announcing it publicly when he released his own solo album (and legally dissolved the band after filing a lawsuit to break up their partnership on 31 December 1970).
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^ The Beatles had started to smoke pot and now produced their first record album which was not merely a collection of singles hits, but a mature work of art using only songs composed by the Beatles themselves.
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[66] .American chart success came suddenly after a news broadcast about British Beatlemania triggered great demand, leading Capitol to rush-release "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in December 1963.[67] The band's US debut was already scheduled to take place a few weeks later.^ 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 4th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

^ December 26 , 1963 - "I Want To Hold Your Hand" is released in the United States and spends seven weeks in the number one spot on the charts.

^ "I Want To Hold Your Hand" number 1, 5th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

The Beatles are standing in front of a crowd of people at the bottom of an aeroplane staircase.
The Beatles arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport, 7 February 1964
.When The Beatles left the United Kingdom on 7 February 1964, an estimated four thousand fans gathered at Heathrow, waving and screaming as the aircraft took off.^ February 7, 1964 - The Beatles arrive in the United States.

^ Matthew left "The Long and Winding Road" off his list of Beatle singles.

^ February 16, 1964 - The Beatles make their second appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

[68] ."I Want to Hold Your Hand" had sold 2.6 million copies in the US over the previous two weeks, but the group were still nervous about how they would be received.^ The group would learn during this visit to Paris that they had scored their first American #1 single with 'I Want To Hold Your Hand.'

^ People will still recognize songs like "Yesterday", and "I Want To Hold Your Hand".

^ Among the many points of interest in this interview, Paul talks about the process between himself and John during the songwriting of 'I Want To Hold Your Hand,' George recalls the story of Ed Sullivan's chance brush with the group at London Airport, and John explains Beatlemania by attributing their success to George's dressing gown.

[69] .At New York's John F. Kennedy Airport they were greeted by another vociferous crowd, estimated at about three thousand people.^ He gave readings of these works in Liverpool and New York; the selections were both serious (Here Today, about John Lennon) and humourous (Maxwell's Silver Hammer).
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^ Following this stay in Paris, the Beatles would fly home to London on February 5th before turning America upside-down with their arrival at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City on February 7th.

^ March on John's homage in New York, from 23rd Street, walking down 5th Avenue, ending at the Dakota Building.

[70] .They gave their first live US television performance two days later on The Ed Sullivan Show, watched by approximately 74 million viewers—over 40 percent of the American population.^ It was their first live performance since they terminated touring in 1966.

^ The Beatles' first TV appearance in the US was not on the Ed Sullivan show.

^ It could have just been they've got The Beatles in their Ed Sullivan outfits on stage somewhere and you played all the songs.
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[71][72] .The next morning one newspaper wrote that The Beatles "could not carry a tune across the Atlantic",[73] but a day later their first US concert saw Beatlemania erupt at Washington Coliseum.^ My Dad tok my sister and I to the Hollywood Bowl for the '64 concert, and the next year a girlfriend from school scored us 7th row box seats!!

^ Introducing The Beatles (1964, Vee-Jay (US)) On the first issue of this album the tracks were identical to Please Please Me , except that Please Please Me and Ask Me Why were missing.
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^ Consider the first verse of "For No One": "Your day breaks, your mind aches / You find that all her words of kindness linger on / When she no longer needs you."
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[74] .Back in New York the following day, they met with another strong reception at Carnegie Hall.^ Actually, we got the trumpets to start on the lowest note, and the violins started a little later; violins tend to follow one another, they're like sheep.
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^ New York songwriters plugging away at the piano--"We'll call it Alligator Symphomy; what a great idea!"--and they all go to California and get drunk.
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^ And we do another Ed Sullivan there, but I think before that we do Carnegie Hall, don't we?"

.The band appeared on the weekly Ed Sullivan Show a second time, before returning to the UK on 22 February.^ February 16, 1964 - The Beatles make their second appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

^ AFN correspondent Harold Kelley had the opportunity to speak with the Beatles in an interview that preceded their historic February 9th Ed Sullivan television appearance by 17 days.

^ The Beatles' debut "Please Please Me," was primarily recorded during a single day in February, 1963 and was essentially a chronicle of the group's stage show at the time.
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[75] .During the week of 4 April, The Beatles held twelve positions on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, including the top five.^ It was number one in Billboard for eleven weeks and topped the charts in eleven countries.

^ April 4, 1964 - The Beatles hold 14 slots on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

^ It remains in the number one position on Billboard's chart for 11 weeks.

[76] .That same week, a third American LP joined the two already in circulation; all three reached the first or second spot on the US album chart.^ With The Beatles LP number 1, 6th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

^ As for all the other stuff that's been written about the two of us, so much of it is rubbish.
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^ November 22, 1963 - The Beatles release "With the Beatles" in the U.K., It reaches the number one spot on the British charts and stays there for 21 weeks.

.The band's popularity generated unprecedented interest in British music, and a number of other UK acts subsequently made their own American debuts, successfully touring over the next three years in what was termed the British Invasion.^ In 2002 McCartney launched another major American tour, garnering strong notices for an energetic and tight supporting band and an evocative and varied show that appealed to fans of all generations.
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^ 'With The Beatles' number 1, 4th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

^ 'With The Beatles' number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

[77] .The Beatles' hairstyle, unusually long for the era and still mocked by many adults, was widely adopted and became an emblem of the burgeoning youth culture.^ While the Beatles were a phenomenon in Britain, they were still a very new phenomenon, and their individual names were not yet household words for many people outside of England.

^ In 1967 the Beatles would release only one full album, but it is considered by many to be the seminal album of the rock era.
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^ When I tell the youth of today about the cultural influence of The Beatles on the 60's, the little treasures don't really get it.

[78]
The Beatles toured internationally in June. .Staging thirty-two concerts over nineteen days in Denmark, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand, they were ardently received at every venue.^ Anyone who comes to the venue at 11AM with a ukulele the day of the show will be granted free admission for the day in exchange for learning two songs which we will open the show with at noon.

^ To wit, as I sit here in 2009 listening to YMSK on repeat, I get the exact same feeling every two minutes thirty seconds.

^ They had a week or two to write a new album.

[79][80] Starr was ill for the first half of the tour, and Jimmy Nicol sat in on drums. .In August they returned to the US, with a thirty-concert tour of twenty-three cities.^ Press Conference North American Tour Diary August 1965 Discs 3 & 4 [FLAC] Disc 3 Disc 4 Disc Three 18 August 1965 Atlanta 01.

^ August 19, 1964 - The Beatles begin a USA/Canada tour with a concert at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California.

[81] .Generating intense interest once again, the month-long tour attracted between ten and twenty thousand fans to each thirty-minute performance in cities from San Francisco to New York.^ I called him Kojak once, because he was really laying New York street hip on me.
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^ Smitch arranged and sang duets and performed in various choirs and groups in New Hampshire before moving on to sing at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

^ And the Beatlenews Roundup reports on the opening of Macca's tour of Europe, new projects and releases (including Macca's "Good Evening New York City"), and much more.
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However, their music could hardly be heard.[81] .On-stage amplification at the time was modest compared to modern-day equipment, and the band's small Vox amplifiers struggled to compete with the volume of sound generated by screaming fans.^ CNN: Do you think that "Rock Band" and the remasters will make the Beatles sound revolutionary again to younger generations?
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^ Ltd., set out to ensnare every level of fan this time around, from die-hard, longtime collectors to a whole new generation of listeners.
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^ Martin: I think that "Rock Band" and the remasters will appeal to younger generations, I don't think it makes, I think, the Beatles sound revolutionary because they are the Beatles.
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.Forced to accept that neither they nor their audiences could hear the details of their performance, the band grew increasingly bored with the routine of concert touring.^ Musically they could write this kind of song in their sleep, which they often had to do due to the touring, recording, promotional schedule of 1964/7 .

^ The legendary concert was probably their worst live performance ever but it didn't matter since no one could hear them, including themselves, above the screaming teenage girls.
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[82]
.At the end of the August tour they were introduced to Bob Dylan in New York at the instigation of journalist Al Aronowitz.^ And the Beatlenews Roundup reports on the opening of Macca's tour of Europe, new projects and releases (including Macca's "Good Evening New York City"), and much more.
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^ North American Tour Diary August 1965 Discs 1 & 2 [FLAC] Disc 1 Disc 2 Disc One 13 August 1965 Warwick Hotel, New York 01.

^ Interview by ‘Lord’ Tim Hudson Disc Two 15 August 1965 Shea Stadium, New York 01.

Visiting the band in their hotel suite, Dylan introduced them to cannabis.[83] .Music historian Jonathan Gould points out the musical and cultural significance of this meeting, before which the musicians' respective fanbases were "perceived as inhabiting two separate subcultural worlds": Dylan's core audience of "college kids with artistic or intellectual leanings, a dawning political and social idealism, and a mildly bohemian style" contrasted with The Beatles' core audience of "veritable 'teenyboppers'—kids in high school or grade school whose lives were totally wrapped up in the commercialized popular culture of television, radio, pop records, fan magazines, and teen fashion.^ McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the most successful musician and composer in pop music history, with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles to his credit.
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^ THE BEATLES ON RECORD, a new documentary premiering on HISTORY on Wednesday, November 25 at 10pm, charts The Beatles' extraordinary recording journey from Please Please Me to the epic Abbey Road LP and reveals how they developed as musicians, matured as songwriters and created an enduring body of work that pushed the boundaries of studio recording, changing the course of musical history and popular culture.
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^ McCartney and Lennon made up one of the most influential songwriting partnerships and were responsible for some of the most popular music in history.
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They were seen as idolaters, not idealists." .Within six months of the meeting, "Lennon would be making records on which he openly imitated Dylan's nasal drone, brittle strum, and introspective vocal persona."^ I roll a stoney, well you can imitate everyone you know.” Lennon is on record as saying that The Rolling Stones copied everything The Beatles ever did, and he has a point.

^ The site also reports Lennon was lying on his back while recording the vocals to make his voice sound different.
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^ And after that I must report, that there is not a single episode, ever, of John Lennon not giving a compelling, and emotionally present lead vocal, on any Beatle record, ever.

Within a year, Dylan would "proceed, with the help of a five-piece group and a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, to shake the monkey of folk authenticity permanently off his back"; "the distinction between the folk and rock audiences would have nearly evaporated"; and The Beatles' audience would be "showing signs of growing up".[84]

A Hard Day's Night, Beatles for Sale, Help! and Rubber Soul

.Capitol Records' lack of interest throughout 1963 had not gone unnoticed, and a competitor, United Artists Records, encouraged United Artists' film division to offer The Beatles a motion picture contract in the hope that it would lead to a record deal.^ The Beatles have sold more records than any other musical artist in history, with EMI estimating more than one billion albums sold worldwide.
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^ Bud Ornstein, British production head of United Artists, quits his job and announces he and Brian will form Pickfair Films Limited, film producing company.

^ The original idea of the film was that the Beatles would be perform a huge concert which would be filmed and recorded for posterity.
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[85] .Directed by Richard Lester, A Hard Day's Night had the group's involvement for six weeks in March–April 1964 as they played themselves in a boisterous mock-documentary of the Beatles phenomenon.^ March 2, 1964 - The Beatles begin filming their first film, "A Hard Day's Night."

^ Directed by Richard Lester, who also directed the band's debut feature film 'A Hard Days Night', 'Help!'
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^ Richard does Beatles London walks five days a week for London Walks.
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[86] .The film premiered in London and New York in July and August, respectively, and was an international success.^ North American Tour Diary August 1965 Discs 1 & 2 [FLAC] Disc 1 Disc 2 Disc One 13 August 1965 Warwick Hotel, New York 01.

^ Interview by ‘Lord’ Tim Hudson Disc Two 15 August 1965 Shea Stadium, New York 01.

^ Interview by Brian Mathew 15-16 August 1965 Warwick Hotel, New York 16.

[87] .The Observer's reviewer, Penelope Gilliatt, noted that "the way the Beatles go on is just there, and that's it.^ (This in many ways this paralleled the role that Yoko Ono played in Lennon's post-Beatles musical life, just as there would be organizational similarities between Wings and Lennon's Plastic Ono Band).
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^ So we told the orchestra members to just start on their lowest note and end on their highest note and go in their own time--which orchestras are frightened to do.
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^ In the news today there is a report in the Pepperland Bugle that Pop Go the Beatles , the radio show that was banned in the U.S. will be rebroadcast in it's original form on REAL MUZIC WEB RADIO. .
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In an age that is clogged with self-explanation this makes them very welcome. It also makes them naturally comic."[88] .According to Allmusic, the accompanying soundtrack album, A Hard Day's Night, saw The Beatles "truly coming into their own as a band.^ A hard day's night .
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^ Good Night is the last song on the terrifying 1968 Beatle’s White Album.

^ In 1969, despite obvious signs that the band was falling apart, he attempted to convince The Beatles to return to the stage, suggesting the Get Back project, which evolved into their valedictory film and album Let It Be.
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.All of the disparate influences on their first two albums had coalesced into a bright, joyous, original sound, filled with ringing guitars."^ The collection comprises all 12 Beatles albums in stereo, with track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK, and 'Magical Mystery Tour,' which became part of The Beatles' core catalogue when the CDs were first released in 1987.
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^ It will contain 10 of the albums with their original mono mixes, plus two further discs of mono masters (covering similar ground to the stereo tracks on 'Past Masters').
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^ I could hear two distinct guitars playing, not just a generic guitar sound.
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[89] .That "ringing guitar" sound was primarily the product of Harrison's 12-string electric Rickenbacker, a prototype given him by the manufacturer, which made its debut on the record.^ John’s rhythm guitar is the groove, and it sounds like a hi-string or 12-string playing along too, with lots of phasing that evokes tamboura or sitar.

^ There is a cryptic and incomplete solo that John plays on guitar, it really sounds to me like the chords were too jazzy and going by too fast for him to finish the thought.

^ Paul: It's nearer to the actual sound in the room when we made the record.
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.Harrison's ringing 12-string inspired Roger McGuinn, who obtained his own Rickenbacker and used it to craft the trademark sound of The Byrds.^ John’s rhythm guitar is the groove, and it sounds like a hi-string or 12-string playing along too, with lots of phasing that evokes tamboura or sitar.

^ That’s not to say that as record producers who also write, we at Roger And Dave are not occasionally faced with charismatic, competitive vocalists, who insist on performing their own “ideas” no matter what.

[90]
.Beatles for Sale, the band's fourth studio album, saw the emergence of a serious conflict between commercialism and creativity.^ It is the first time that the group's first four albums - "Please Please Me", "With The Beatles", "A Hard Day's Night" and "Beatles for Sale" - have been released on compact disc entirely in stereo.
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^ Some die-hards jammed the streets outside Abbey Road, the landmark studio where the Beatles recorded many of their groundbreaking albums.
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^ The Beatles: Rock Band has hit the milestone of 1 million sales across the globe.
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[91] .Recorded between August and October 1964, the album had been intended to continue the format established by A Hard Day's Night which, unlike the band's first two LPs, had contained no cover versions.^ Original version recorded October 1962 .

^ Original Version, recorded October 6, 1964 .

^ July 10, 1964 - The album "A Hard Day's Night" is released in the United Kingdom.

[91] .Acknowledging the challenge posed by constant international touring to the band's songwriting efforts, Lennon admitted, "Material's becoming a hell of a problem". Six covers were eventually included on the album.^ The new versions, to be released on Wednesday, include the group's 12 albums, plus the "Magical Mystery Tour" soundtrack and the "Past Masters" releases covering non-album singles.
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^ And he was part of a large band that included Christopher Cross, Denny Laine and Lou Gramm that toured last summer doing "A Tribute to Sgt.
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^ Hey Bulldog is a rock and roll piano song, which would eventually become Lennon’s main instrument.

[91] .Released in early December, its eight self-penned numbers nevertheless stood out, demonstrating the growing maturity of the material produced by the Lennon-McCartney partnership.^ However, it was McCartney who finalized the end of the group by announcing it publicly when he released his own solo album (and legally dissolved the band after filing a lawsuit to break up their partnership on 31 December 1970).
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^ It must have been George Martin’s idea, Lennon and McCartney’s self taught yet impeccable taste would have precluded such a vulgarity.

^ The Lennon/ McCartney partnership, once the greatest in the world, is not going well at this point.

[91]
In April 1965, Lennon and Harrison's dentist spiked their coffee with LSD while they were his guests for dinner.[92] .The two later deliberately experimented with the drug, joined by Starr on one occasion.^ PAUL: Two or three months later, when I was about to release the solo album I'd been working on, one of my guys said to me, "What about the press?"
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[93] .McCartney was reluctant to try it, but eventually did so in 1966, and later became the first Beatle to discuss it publicly.^ As for McCartney, the ex-Beatle says he hasn't tried the game and acknowledges some purists may be offended by the licensing of the Beatles' music for it.
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^ McCartney did not conceive the number in a kitsch or camp way, nor was he trying to be ironic in a Warholian or Koonsian sense.

^ It was Paul, not John who made the first tape loops to appear on a Beatles song, Tomorrow Never Knows, from 1966, and You Never Give Me Your Money (one of the last Beatle songs to be completed), also concludes with tape loops prepared by McCartney.

[94] .Controversy erupted in June 1965 when Queen Elizabeth II appointed the four Beatles Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) after Prime Minister Harold Wilson nominated them for the award.^ June 12, 1965 - The Beatles are named Members of the British Empire by the Queen, and in October they are presented with medals at Buckingham Palace.

^ London newspaper 'The Sunday Times' reports that Prime Minister John Major has received appliances of various deputies for the Beatles to be knighted.

^ Stockholm into London Airport, and at the same time the Prime Minister and the Queen Mother were also flying out, but the airport was just overrun with teenagers.

[95] In protest—the honour was at that time primarily bestowed upon military veterans and civic leaders—some conservative MBE recipients returned their own insignia.[96]
The Beatles performing music in a field. <a name=.In the foreground, the drums are played by Starr (only the top of is head is visible).^ Coupled with Ringo Starr's drumming they form a rhythm section that played a hugely underrated part in the Beatles' dynamic combination of grace 'n' fury.
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^ Ring’s Drum part is really innovative, he only plays a normal beat in the second half of the B sections.

^ My only problem with the drum part is that Ringo plays 16 th notes on the second and final chorus.

Beyond him, the other three stand in a column with their guitars. In the rear, Harrison, head down, strikes a chord. .In the front, Lennon smiles and gives a little wave toward camera, holding his pick.^ Even though they had rehearsed and recorded Dig A Pony dozens of times, an assistant had to hold a clipboard in front of Lennon with the lyrics on it during the rooftop recording.

.Between them, McCartney is jocularly about to choke Lennon."^ That is, the love between Lennon and McCartney is over.

^ This led to constant bickering between Lennon and McCartney.
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^ This was one of the best things about Lennon and McCartney, the competitive element within the team.
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The US trailer for Help! with (from the rear) Harrison, McCartney, Lennon and (largely obscured) Starr
The Beatles' second film, Help!, again directed by Lester, was released in July. Described as "mainly a relentless spoof of Bond",[97] it inspired a mixed response among both reviewers and the band. .McCartney said, "Help! was great but it wasn't our film—we were sort of guest stars.^ But the tradeoff is worth it because the game will help the band reach a younger audience, McCartney said.
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^ However Paul McCartney wanted some sort of climax for the film and also wanted to play live.
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It was fun, but basically, as an idea for a film, it was a bit wrong."[97] The soundtrack was dominated by Lennon, who was lead singer and songwriter on the majority of songs, including the two singles performed on it: "Help!" and "Ticket to Ride".[98] The accompanying album, the group's fifth studio LP, again contained a mix of original material and covers. Help! saw the band making increased use of vocal overdubs and incorporating classical instruments into their arrangements, notably the string quartet on the pop ballad "Yesterday".[99] Composed by McCartney, "Yesterday" would inspire the most recorded cover versions of any song ever written.[100] .The LP's closing track, "Dizzy Miss Lizzy", became the last cover the band would include on an album.^ Dizzy Miss Lizzy 06.

^ Dizzy Miss Lizzy 05.

^ Dizzy Miss Lizzy 07.

.With the exception of Let It Be's brief rendition of the traditional Liverpool folk song "Maggie Mae", all of their subsequent albums would contain only self-penned material.^ Had they released an entire album in the 1960’s using 1920’s song form and technology, they would have been considered crazy.

^ John and Paul’s gesture of help was to sing harmony only on the very last line of the song, “Do all without doing.” .

^ This was one of John's only new contributions to the Let It Be album.

[101]
.On 15 August, The Beatles' third US visit opened with the first major stadium concert in history when they performed before a crowd of 55,600 at Shea Stadium, New York.^ August 15, 1965 - The Beatles perform at New York's Shea Stadium.

^ The Beatles are told of his death while they are visiting Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Bangor, Wales.

^ They also created two new Beatles songs by layering new music around unfinished tracks Lennon had made before his death fourteen years earlier.
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[102] A further nine successful concerts followed in other American cities. .Towards the end of the tour the group were introduced to Elvis Presley, a foundational musical influence on the band, who invited them to his home.^ However, it was McCartney who finalized the end of the group by announcing it publicly when he released his own solo album (and legally dissolved the band after filing a lawsuit to break up their partnership on 31 December 1970).
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^ He also spent lots of time familiarising himself with Lennon's favourite music, including records by Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly.

^ Every middle class American home had a piano and a mother or daughter who could read music.

[103] .Presley and the band set up guitars in his living room, jammed together, discussed the music business and exchanged anecdotes.^ Profile: Phenomenally successful 1960s guitar band, formed in Liverpool, UK. Line-up comprised John Lennon (b.
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^ And what better way to put on a show in your living room than with the legendary music of the greatest band of all time?
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^ The Beatles: Rock Band will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalogue of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band's legendary career.
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[104] .September saw the launch of an American Saturday morning cartoon series featuring the Beatles and echoing A Hard Day's Night's slapstick antics.^ July 10, 1964 - The album "A Hard Day's Night" is released in the United Kingdom.

^ Directed by Richard Lester, who also directed the band's debut feature film 'A Hard Days Night', 'Help!'
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^ It is the first time that the group's first four albums - "Please Please Me", "With The Beatles", "A Hard Day's Night" and "Beatles for Sale" - have been released on compact disc entirely in stereo.
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Original episodes appeared for the next two years, and reruns aired through 1969.[105]
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.Rubber Soul, released in early December, was hailed by critics as another major step forward in the maturity and complexity of the band's music.^ 'Rubber Soul' number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

^ 'Rubber Soul' number 1, 4th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

^ December 3, 1965 - The album, "Rubber Soul" is released in the U.K. and reaches number one both in the U.K. and the United States.

[106] .Biographer and music critic Ian MacDonald observes that with Rubber Soul, The Beatles "recovered the sense of direction that had begun to elude them during the later stages of work on Beatles for Sale".[107] After Help!'s foray into the world of classical music with flutes and strings, Rubber Soul's introduction of a sitar on "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" marked a further progression outside the traditional boundaries of rock music.^ We remember John Lennon, as he was tragically murdered by that bastard Mark Chapman on 8th December 1980, a great loss to music and the world in general.

^ The Beatles: Rock Band will be published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world's premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band.
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^ CLICK LINK TO ORDER! The Beatles Collector's Edition of Monopoly celebrates the music that revolutionized rock-n-roll in the 20th century.
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.The album also saw Lennon and McCartney's collaborative songwriting increasingly supplemented by distinct compositions from each (though they continued to share official credit).^ Getting Better is a McCartney/Lennon song from that most famous of Beatle’s albums, Sgt.

^ As time wore on, although the Lennon/McCartney songwriting tag would always remain, the two would write together less and less often.
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^ Lennon and McCartney would write the bulk of the songs, with Harrison usually getting a couple of compositions in per album.
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.Their thematic reach was expanding as well, embracing more complex aspects of romance and other concerns.^ Well, I think the reason for that really is that we nearly always try and write songs which are a little bit more personal than others, you see.

[106] As their lyrics grew more artful, fans began to study them for deeper meaning. .There was speculation that "Norwegian Wood" might refer to cannabis.^ There is a chronic quality to Norwegian Wood.

[108] In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine's "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" ranked Rubber Soul at number five,[109] and the album is today described by Allmusic as "one of the classic folk rock records".[1] According to both Lennon and McCartney, however, it was "just another album".[110] Recording engineer Norman Smith saw clear signs of growing conflict within the group during the Rubber Soul sessions; Smith later said that "the clash between John and Paul was becoming obvious" and "as far as Paul was concerned, George could do no right."[111]

Controversy, studio years and breakup (1966–1970)

Events leading up to final tour

.In June 1966, Yesterday and Today—one of the compilation albums created by Capitol Records for the US market—caused an uproar with its cover, which portrayed the smiling Beatles dressed in butcher's overalls, accompanied by raw meat and mutilated plastic dolls.^ The Beatles' slipped slightly in the middle of their career, bogged down from the pressures to maintain a ridiculous touring, movie-making and recording pace, and the result was album filler like lackluster covers of "Mr.
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^ One is on his first solo album, the primal screamathon Plastic Ono Band.

^ The Beatles have sold more records than any other musical artist in history, with EMI estimating more than one billion albums sold worldwide.
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A popular, though apocryphal, story was that this was meant as a response to the way Capitol had "butchered" their albums.[112] .Thousands of copies of the album had a new cover pasted over the original; an uncensored copy fetched $10,500 at a December 2005 auction.^ It will contain 10 of the albums with their original mono mixes, plus two further discs of mono masters (covering similar ground to the stereo tracks on 'Past Masters').
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^ Tomorrow in Beatles History December 11 1963 'She Loves You', 15th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

^ The earlier albums included a large split between Lennon/McCartney originals, covers, and the occasional Harrison composition.
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[113] .During a tour of the Philippines the month after the Yesterday and Today furore, The Beatles unintentionally snubbed the nation's first lady, Imelda Marcos, who had expected the group to attend a breakfast reception at the Presidential Palace.^ It's also expected to boost the value of the estate of the late Michael Jackson, who owned a substantial share in the publishing rights to the Beatles' fabled back catalog.
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^ Today in Beatles History December 20 1964 The first signing of an actor for NEMS Enterprises: John Gillespie.

^ We were then met by Leigh Thomas who led the first group into the building, along with the CNN crew.
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[114] When presented with the invitation, Epstein politely declined on behalf of the group, as it had never been his policy to accept such official invitations.[115] .The group soon found that the Marcos regime was unaccustomed to taking "no" for an answer.^ No Reply is a John Lennon song about an obsessive creep who won’t take no for an answer.

The resulting riots endangered the group and they escaped the country with difficulty.[116]
.Almost as soon as they returned home, they faced a fierce backlash from US religious and social conservatives (as well as the Ku Klux Klan) over a comment Lennon had made in a March interview with British reporter Maureen Cleave.^ The ladies have just returned from a U.K. trip: where they made a special visit to Daniel's house.

^ They made no distinction between country, R&B, show tunes, the blues, well ...

[117] Lennon had offered his opinion that Christianity was dying and that The Beatles were "more popular than Jesus now".[118][119] The comment went virtually unnoticed in England, but when US teenage fan magazine Datebook printed it five months later—on the eve of the group's final US tour—it created a controversy in the American South's "Bible belt".[120] South Africa also banned airplay of Beatles records, a prohibition that would last until 1971.[121] Epstein publicly criticised Datebook, saying they had taken Lennon's words out of context,[122] and at a press conference Lennon pointed out, "If I'd said television was more popular than Jesus, I might have got away with it." Lennon said he had only been referring to how other people saw The Beatles, but "if you want me to apologise, if that will make you happy, then okay, I'm sorry."[122]

Revolver and Sgt. Pepper

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.Rubber Soul had marked a major step forward; Revolver, released in August 1966 a week before the band's final tour, marked another.^ (CD also includes original 1965 stereo mix)+ Rubber Soul (CD also include original 1965 stereo mix)+ Revolver+ Sgt.
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^ 'Rubber Soul' number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

^ Revolver or Rubber Soul--I'm a bit hazy about which one.
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[123] Pitchfork identifies it as "the sound of a band growing into supreme confidence" and "redefining what was expected from popular music."[50] Described by Gould as "woven with motifs of circularity, reversal, and inversion", Revolver featured sophisticated songwriting and a greatly expanded repertoire of musical styles ranging from innovative classical string arrangements to psychedelic rock.[123] Abandoning the group photograph that had become the norm, its cover—designed by Klaus Voorman, a friend of the band since their Hamburg days—was a "stark, arty, black-and-white collage that caricatured the Beatles in a pen-and-ink style beholden to Aubrey Beardsley."[123] The album was preceded by the single "Paperback Writer", backed by "Rain". The Beatles shot short promo films for both songs, described as "among the first true music videos",[124] which aired on Top of the Pops and The Ed Sullivan Show.[125][126]
.Among Revolver's most experimental tracks was "Tomorrow Never Knows", for whose lyrics Lennon drew from Timothy Leary's The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead.^ The lyrics are cryptic, but like most of Lennon’s work, this is where all the action is.

^ Feb 24 Tomorrow Never Knows - Declan Zimmerman .

^ Love: "Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows" .
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.The song's creation involved eight tape decks distributed about the recording studio building, each manned by an engineer or band member, who randomly varied the movement of a tape loop while Martin created a composite recording by sampling the incoming data.^ Rouse, who was accompanied by one of the project's mastering engineers, Guy Massey, joined the studio in 1971.
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^ Ebbetts was recording from vinyl discs cut from studio tapes.
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^ It says something that the most complicated vocal arrangement ever conceived and recorded on any Beatle song was this one, on Because, and that John did it by himself, as he was about to leave the band.

[127] McCartney's "Eleanor Rigby" made prominent use of a string octet; it has been described as "a true hybrid, conforming to no recognizable style or genre of song."[128] Harrison was developing as a songwriter, and three of his compositions earned a place on the record. .In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked Revolver as the third greatest album of all time.^ And what better way to put on a show in your living room than with the legendary music of the greatest band of all time?
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^ The Beatles, while the greatest band of all time, were not perfect.

^ If you go by popular opinion they will alway be the one group regarded as the greatest of all time.
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[109] .On the US tour that followed, The Beatles played none of its songs.^ It could have just been they've got The Beatles in their Ed Sullivan outfits on stage somewhere and you played all the songs.
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^ McCartney’s bass playing is livid, it is incensed and angry, and is by far the fastest and busiest playing he ever does on a Beatle song.

^ Fab 4 Radio mainly plays songs of The Beatles.
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[129] .The final show, at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, on 29 August, was their last commercial concert.^ August 29, 1966 - The Beatles perform their last live concert, in San Francisco, California.

^ August 1966 im Candlestick Park in San Francisco statt / The last Beatles concert took place on August 29, 1966 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco .
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^ August 19, 1964 - The Beatles begin a USA/Canada tour with a concert at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California.

[130] .It marked the end of a four-year period dominated by touring that included nearly 60 US concert appearances and over 1400 internationally.^ In the US, "Amusement Business" magazine publishes its year-end survey of top-grossing concerts.

^ PLAYBOY: Paul, it's been nearly four years since John Lennon died and you haven't really talked about your partnership and what his death meant to you.
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[131]
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Freed from the burden of touring, the band's creativity and desire to experiment grew as they recorded Sgt. .Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, beginning in December 1966. Emerick recalled, "The Beatles insisted that everything on Sgt.^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band 27.

^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," transcendent in the remastered format.
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^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (uk mono mix) .
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Pepper
had to be different. .We had microphones right down in the bells of brass instruments and headphones turned into microphones attached to violins.^ Of course, you’d turn down the free money, land, and perks, right?
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.We used giant primitive oscillators to vary the speed of instruments and vocals and we had tapes chopped to pieces and stuck together upside down and the wrong way round."^ Show me round your snow peaked mountains way down south,” certainly sounds salacious.

^ A handle on the phonograph would be by cranked by an engineer with excellent rhythm; otherwise the recording would speed up and slow down and vary sharp or flat in pitch.

[132] .Parts of "A Day in the Life" required a forty-piece orchestra.^ The chance of playing "A Day in The Life," it's a download song, it is such a strange drum part but it's incredibly effective in what it does.
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[132] Nearly seven hundred hours of studio time were devoted to the sessions. .They first yielded the non-album double A-side single "Strawberry Fields Forever"/"Penny Lane" in February 1967; Sgt.^ The previous album, 1967’s Sgt.

^ Strawberry Fields Forever 51.

^ Copy of 'Strawberry Fields Forever' for the US. Recording of the keyboard sound for 'Penny Lane'.

Pepper
followed in June. .The musical complexity of the records, created using only four-track recording technology, astounded contemporary artists seeking to outdo The Beatles.^ The Beatles had started to smoke pot and now produced their first record album which was not merely a collection of singles hits, but a mature work of art using only songs composed by the Beatles themselves.
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^ The Beatles: Rock Band will be published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world's premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band.
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^ Sir George Martin, The Beatles original producer, and his son Giles Martin worked with the entire archive of Beatles recordings to create the musical component for LOVE. The result is an unprecedented approach to the music for a stage production.
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[133] For Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson, in the midst of a personal crisis and struggling to complete the ambitious Smile, hearing "Strawberry Fields" was a crushing blow and he soon abandoned all attempts to compete.[134][135] Sgt. Pepper met with great critical acclaim. .In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it number one among its "500 Greatest Albums of All Time"[109] and it is widely regarded as a masterpiece.^ November 27, 1967 - The album, "Magical Mystery Tour" is released in the U.S. and hits number one.

^ 'The Wedding Album', number 178, 3rd and last week in the ranking (Billboard).

^ There’s only one Beatle on the best selling album of all time.

[136] Jonathan Gould describes it as
.
a rich, sustained, and overflowing work of collaborative genius whose bold ambition and startling originality dramatically enlarged the possibilities and raised the expectations of what the experience of listening to popular music on record could be.^ So that was really all the input we could give having been there, having made the original records.
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^ Sir George Martin, The Beatles original producer, and his son Giles Martin worked with the entire archive of Beatles recordings to create the musical component for LOVE. The result is an unprecedented approach to the music for a stage production.
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^ However, it was unanimously agreed that because of the importance of The Beatles' music, limiting would be used moderately, so as to retain the original dynamics of the recordings.
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On the basis of this perception, Sgt. Pepper became the catalyst for an explosion of mass enthusiasm for album-formatted rock that would revolutionize both the aesthetics and the economics of the record business in ways that far outstripped the earlier pop explosions triggered by the Elvis phenomenon of 1956 and the Beatlemania phenomenon of 1963.[136]
Front cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, "probably the most famous album cover in popular musical history"[137]
Sgt. .Pepper was the first major pop album to include its complete lyrics, which were printed on the back cover.^ The new versions, to be released on Wednesday, include the group's 12 albums, plus the "Magical Mystery Tour" soundtrack and the "Past Masters" releases covering non-album singles.
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^ That includes the unique mono mixes of the Beatles' first 10 albums (they stopped releasing albums in mono after "The Beatles" the 1968 set also known as "The White Album").
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[138] Those lyrics were the subject of intense analysis; fans speculated, for instance, that the "celebrated Mr K." in "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" might in fact be the surrealist fiction writer Franz Kafka.[139] The American literary critic and professor of English Richard Poirier wrote an essay, "Learning from the Beatles", in which he observed that his students were "listening to the group's music with a degree of engagement that he, as a teacher of literature, could only envy."[139] Poirier identified what he termed the "mixed allusiveness" of the material: "It's unwise ever to assume that they're doing only one thing or expressing themselves in only one style ... one kind of feeling about a subject isn't enough ... any single induced feeling must often exist within the context of seemingly contradictory alternatives."[139] .McCartney said at the time, "We write songs.^ As time wore on, although the Lennon/McCartney songwriting tag would always remain, the two would write together less and less often.
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^ Lennon and McCartney would write the bulk of the songs, with Harrison usually getting a couple of compositions in per album.
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^ Talking about "Carnival of Light" back in November, McCartney said "The time has come for its moment.
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We know what we mean by them. .But in a week someone else says something about it, and you can't deny it ...^ PLAYBOY: When you say something like that, people wonder if you're being insincere.
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^ You guys should seek more the truth about this, as you say.
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^ I understand in about a week or ten days you're going to be on the Ed Sullivan show.

.You put your own meaning at your own level to our songs".[139] Sgt.^ PAUL: Normally, you just sang your own songs, and you played whatever you wrote.
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^ I Want You functions on one level as pure sex song.

^ Or did you just agree you would sing your own songs?
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Pepper
's remarkably elaborate album cover also occasioned great interest and deep study.[140] The heavy moustaches worn by the band swiftly became a hallmark of hippie style.[141] Cultural historian Jonathan Harris describes their "brightly coloured parodies of military uniforms" as a knowingly "anti-authoritarian and anti-establishment" display.[142]
.On 25 June, the band performed their newest single, "All You Need Is Love", to TV viewers worldwide on Our World, the first live global television link.^ Love is all love is you.” .

^ Paul sees the girl for the first time, holds her hand, dances with her, holds her tight, falls in love, and then renounces all other women for the rest of his life.

^ When you were young and your heart was an open book You used to say live and let live But now in this ever changing world we live in makes you give in and cry Live and let DIE !!!
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[143] .Appearing amid the Summer of Love, the song was adopted as a flower power anthem.^ Initially it appears to be an adolescent Moon/June idiot love song.

^ That the Beatles appeared on the first television show to be broadcast via satellite ever, and that the song they played was All You Need Is Love, is telling.

[144][145] .Two months later the group suffered a loss that threw their career into turmoil.^ PAUL: Two or three months later, when I was about to release the solo album I'd been working on, one of my guys said to me, "What about the press?"
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.After being introduced to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, they travelled to Bangor for his Transcendental Meditation retreat.^ This fascination came primarily from George, and the following year the whole band joined him at a retreat in India with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, an Indian mystic who had founded a movement known as Transcendental Meditation.
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^ John Lennon wrote I’m So Tired while he was following Maharishi Mahesh Yogi but before he started chasing the dragon.

^ George managed to persuade the other three to find Nirvana in Rishikesh with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

During the retreat, Epstein's assistant Peter Brown called to tell them Epstein had died.[146] The coroner ruled Epstein's death an accidental overdose, but it was widely rumoured that a suicide note had been discovered among his possessions.[147] .Epstein had been in a fragile emotional state, stressed by both personal issues and the state of his working relationship with The Beatles.^ November 22, 1968 - The album, "The Beatles" (better known as the White Album) is released and reaches number one both in the U.K. and the United States.

[148] He worried that the band might not renew his management contract, due to expire in October, based on discontent with his supervision of business matters. .There were particular concerns over Seltaeb, the company that handled Beatles merchandising rights in the United States.^ There's The Beatles themselves, Apple, and we kind of hold a lot of the rights so we can a bunch of decisions, but then you've got EMI who's our label, they hold a lot of cards too.
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^ The Beatles overall influence was so great that by 1976 the President Of the United States, Jimmy Carter, had hair over his EARS. .

^ January 20, 1964 - "Meet the Beatles" is released in the United States.

[147] Epstein's death left the group disoriented and fearful about the future. .Lennon said later, "I didn't have any misconceptions about our ability to do anything other than play music and I was scared."^ I know it scares you that the world is not only made up of you and your friends and family but it actually consists of more than six billion other people.
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^ The Beatles have sold more records than any other musical artist in history, with EMI estimating more than one billion albums sold worldwide.
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^ He said John Lennon had hired him to protect his interest in The Beatles, because he wanted what he called "a real shark - someone to keep the other sharks away".
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[149] He also looked back on Epstein's death as marking the beginning of the end for the group: "I knew that we were in trouble then ... I thought, We've fuckin' had it now."[150]

Magical Mystery Tour, White Album and Yellow Submarine

.Magical Mystery Tour, the soundtrack to a forthcoming Beatles television film, appeared as a six-track double extended play disc (EP) in early December 1967.[151] In the United States, the six songs were issued on an identically titled LP that also included tracks from the band's recent singles.^ "Magical Mystery Tour" LP. The LP (also available as a double EP) was a success, but the movie turned out to be a flop.
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^ The Beatles: Rock Band track list: .
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^ Magical Mystery Tour (2xCD) .
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.Allmusic says of the US Magical Mystery Tour, "The psychedelic sound is very much in the vein of Sgt.^ It was very much in that vein.
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^ Your Mother Should Know is a Paul McCartney song from the disjointed 1967 musical Magical Mystery Tour.

^ The new versions, to be released on Wednesday, include the group's 12 albums, plus the "Magical Mystery Tour" soundtrack and the "Past Masters" releases covering non-album singles.
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.Pepper
, and even spacier in parts (especially the sound collages of 'I Am the Walrus')", and calls its five songs culled from the band's 1967 singles "huge, glorious, and innovative".[152] It set a new US record in its first three weeks for highest initial sales of any Capitol LP, and it is the one Capitol compilation later to be adopted in the band's official canon of studio albums.^ Producer Lorne Michaels appeared on the show in a skit, oblivious to the fact that Lennon and McCartney were together across town, and offered the band the ridiculously low sum of $3,000 to appear on the show (the band had received huge offers to reunite even for a single show).
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^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band would break new ground for the band, with music and lyrics inspired less by teenage crushes, and more by a desire to create art out of sound and by their heavy use of hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD. Songs like "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite", were swirling sound collages, and were pretty much unplayable outside of a recording studio, so The Beatles gave up on touring by this point.
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^ PLAYBOY: But it's also been said that you got your revenge by giving out the news first, even though you'd all decided to sit on it for a while.
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[153] .Aired on Boxing Day, the Magical Mystery Tour film, largely directed by McCartney, brought The Beatles their first major negative UK press.^ The collection comprises all 12 Beatles albums in stereo, with track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK, and 'Magical Mystery Tour,' which became part of The Beatles' core catalogue when the CDs were first released in 1987.
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^ So, for that large majority, do you see something new that longtime fans of The Beatles will find to experience, kind of tackling it in a game format like this?
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^ In January, Spinner.com had reported a UK Daily Mirror tabloid report that Michael Jackson had reportedly left the Beatles catalog to Paul McCartney in his will.
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.It was dismissed as "blatant rubbish" by the Daily Express, which described it as "a great deal of raw footage showing a group of people getting on, getting off, and riding on a bus".[154] The Daily Mail called it "a colossal conceit", while the Guardian labelled it "a kind of fantasy morality play about the grossness and warmth and stupidity of the audience".[154] It fared so dismally that it was withheld from the US at the time.^ PLAYBOY: Despite your own father's advice about getting a trade, it was he who encouraged you to play music.
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^ George had not played live for two years by this time, and was deeply insecure about his playing.

^ What is so great about the chorus of Getting Better is the static A note played in octaves at the 14 th fret (that’s hi) on guitar against the other moving parts.

[155] .In January, the group filmed a cameo for the animated movie Yellow Submarine, a fantasia featuring a cartoon version of The Beatles.^ In 1997, MGM/UA were preparing to reissue the film 'Yellow Submarine' and, with the permission of Apple, asked that all of The Beatles' music be mixed for the film in 5.1 surround and stereo.
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^ The Yellow Submarine movie is amongst the most bearable of all kids entertainment for the unfortunate adult caretaker to endure.

^ The villains in the Yellow Submarine movie are of course “Blue Meanies.” .

.The group's only other involvement with the film was the contribution of several unreleased studio recordings.^ We are fortunate that there is a film of the Beatles recording this song in Studio B at Abbey Road.

^ Besides Les Paul and a very few others, recording up till this time was really the documentation of a live performance, like filming a play onstage.

^ G eorge finally came back after negotiations and filming and recording reverted to the Apple Studio in the basement of 3 Savile Row.
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.Released in June 1968, it was well received for its innovative visual style and humour in addition to its music.^ In addition, Giles Martin, co-producer of The Beatles innovative LOVE album project, is providing his expertise and serving as Music Producer for this groundbreaking Beatles project.
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It would be seven months, however, before the film's soundtrack album appeared.
The Beatles, wearing identical dark-grey button-down shirts. They are clean-shaven, except for Starr, who has a mustache. Lennon, wearing mutton chops, holds a folded telescope. <a name=.All are smiling, except for McCartney, who looks pensive."^ It’s a very interesting and under-discussed topic, that Lennon and McCartney split all of their song writing income 50/50, regardless of who contributed what.

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McCartney, Starr, Harrison and Lennon in the trailer for Yellow Submarine.
^ The earlier albums included a large split between Lennon/McCartney originals, covers, and the occasional Harrison composition.
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^ He has also been responsible for mastering releases by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
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^ And on January 30, 1969, the Fab Four of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played on the rooftop for the last time.
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.Their cameo was filmed 25 January 1968, three weeks before they left for India.^ They had been recording Let It Be, their final album, in the basement studio, before staging their first live performance for nearly three years.
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^ Since January they had been to America for Ed Sullivan, toured America, filmed and released A Hard Days Night, recorded and released the album A Hard Days Night, toured England and Europe, America again, Australia and Japan.

[156]
.In the interim came The Beatles, a double LP popularly known as the White Album for its virtually featureless cover.^ That includes the unique mono mixes of the Beatles' first 10 albums (they stopped releasing albums in mono after "The Beatles" the 1968 set also known as "The White Album").
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^ Uma Nolan, an Irish nurse visiting London, came to the Abbey Road studio to be photographed at the pedestrian crossing made famous on the "Abbey Road" album cover.
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^ White Unplugged Album (LP, Col) .
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.Creative inspiration for the album came from an unexpected quarter when, with Epstein's guiding presence gone, the group turned to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as their guru.^ John Lennon wrote I’m So Tired while he was following Maharishi Mahesh Yogi but before he started chasing the dragon.

^ George managed to persuade the other three to find Nirvana in Rishikesh with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

[157] .At his ashram in Rishikesh, India, a three-month "Guide Course" became one of their most creative periods, yielding a large number of songs including most of the thirty recorded for the album.^ This was the first song recorded for the Revolver Album.

^ Come Together might be one John Lennon’s most frightening songs.

^ It was recorded right before the Beatles went to India for several months.

[158] Starr left after ten days, likening it to Butlins, and McCartney eventually grew bored with the procedure and departed a month later.[159] For Lennon and Harrison, creativity turned to questioning when Yanni Alexis Mardas, the electronics technician dubbed Magic Alex, suggested that the Maharishi was attempting to manipulate the group.[157] After Mardas alleged that the Maharishi had made sexual advances to women attendees, Lennon was persuaded and left abruptly, taking the unconvinced Harrison and the remainder of the group's entourage with him.[159] .In his anger Lennon wrote a pointed song called "Maharishi", but later modified it to avoid a legal suit, resulting in "Sexy Sadie".[157] McCartney said, "We made a mistake.^ Of course this is the part of the song that Lennon wrote.

^ Lennon said that this song was about a threesome.

^ The reason people don’t notice all the flubs on this song is the fantastic sound of 2 McCartney’s and 2 Lennon’s singing super in tune with each other.

.We thought there was more to him than there was."^ There's a hell of a lot more to him than that!
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^ "It was more fun than I thought it would be.
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^ But there was a hell of a lot more to him than that.
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[157]
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.During recording sessions for the album, which stretched from late May to mid-October 1968, relations among the band's members grew openly divisive.^ Original Version Recorded October 8, 1968 .

^ Original version recorded October 1968 .

^ Ringo was the first member to quit The Beatles; he did so during the recording of this record.

.Starr quit for a period, leaving McCartney to perform drums on several tracks.^ McCartney was the first of the group to become involved in avant-garde music, performances, happenings, bookstores, and art galleries in the period 1966-1969.

^ Lennon sings his own double tracked lead vocals, and as is typical of this period, the performance is botched.

[160] .Lennon's romantic preoccupation with avant-garde artist Yoko Ono contributed to tension within the band and he lost interest in co-writing with McCartney.^ Again it's McCartney not Lennon introducing true avant-garde procedures.

^ As time wore on, although the Lennon/McCartney songwriting tag would always remain, the two would write together less and less often.
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^ But even if Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono or any of the Beatles brain trust is able to get the catalog back under their control, this Jackson maneuver will never be forgotten.
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[161] .Flouting the group's well-established understanding that they would not take partners into the studio, Lennon insisted on bringing Ono, anyway disliked by Harrison, to all of the sessions.^ I feel I started to get to know her then, to understand what she was going through instead of only my point of view all the time--which I think is part of growing up anyway.
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^ McCartney, Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison are all backing the game, which is being overseen by Love co-producer Giles Martin.
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^ Over the next eight years, they would create what many consider to be the greatest collection of studio recordings of the 20th century.
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[162] .Increasingly contemptuous of McCartney's creative input, he began to identify the latter's compositions as "granny music", dismissing "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" as "granny shit".[163] Recalling the White Album sessions, Lennon gave a curiously foreshortened summing-up of the band's history from that point on, saying, "It's like if you took each track off it and made it all mine and all Paul's...^ PAUL: What could you say?
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^ Honey Pie is a Paul McCartney number from the 1968 White Album.

^ What were the high points that made you give the thumbs up?
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just me and a backing group, Paul and a backing group, and I enjoyed it. We broke up then."[164] .McCartney also recalled that the sessions marked the start of the breakup, saying, "Up to that point, the world was a problem, but we weren't" which had always been "the best thing about The Beatles".[165] Issued in November, the White Album was the band's first Apple Records album release.^ Revolution 1 was the first song recorded for what was to become the White Album.

^ This was the first song recorded for the Revolver Album.

^ After hearing that Paul and his wife had stayed a few days earlier in the hotel room he booked, he immediately changed rooms because, “Paul and Linda had f---ed up the good karma.” McCartney was known to be a control freak during recording sessions.
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.The new label was a subsidiary of Apple Corps, formed by the group on their return from India, fulfilling a plan of Epstein's to create a tax-effective business structure.^ The White Album would be released on their new label, Apple Records .
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^ More than a repurposed roundup for obsessives, EMI and the Beatles' label, Apple Corp.
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[166] .The record attracted more than two million advance orders, selling nearly four million copies in the US in little over a month, and its tracks dominated the playlists of US radio stations.^ The audio of the Beatles singing is also more prominent than the vocalists on the regular Rock Band tracks.
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^ We talked to a ton of people for this month's The Beatles: Rock Band special, but no one was more special than the legendary Sir Paul McCartney.
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^ Rouse explained that the massive improvements in digital transfer technology had grown so much over the course of two decades that more of the magnetic tapes' content was recorded into the mastering system than had been done in the '80s.
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[167] Despite its popularity, it did not receive flattering reviews at the time. According to Jonathan Gould,
The critical response... ranged from mixed to flat. In marked contrast to Sgt. .Pepper, which had helped to establish an entire genre of literate rock criticism, the White Album inspired no critical writing of any note.^ DJDM created this piece, and the entire album it is part of, using only samples from Jay-Z’s Black Album mixed with samples from The Beatle’s White Album.

^ But "Rock Band" players will be able to download entire albums in the coming months as the 1960s icons catch up with 21st century technology.
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^ Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band," the 1967 release that often tops lists of the greatest albums of all time, was No.
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Even the most sympathetic reviewers... clearly didn't know what to make of this shapeless outpouring of songs. Newsweek's Hubert Saal, citing the high proportion of parodies, accused the group of getting their tongues caught in their cheeks.[167]
.General critical opinion eventually turned in favour of the White Album, and in 2003 Rolling Stone ranked it as the tenth greatest album of all time.^ There’s only one Beatle on the best selling album of all time.

^ Enjoy and sing along to the timeless music that has transcended generations as you collect the White Album, Revolver, Sgt.
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^ The Beatles, while the greatest band of all time, were not perfect.

[109] Pitchfork describes it as "large and sprawling, overflowing with ideas but also with indulgences, and filled with a hugely variable array of material ... its failings are as essential to its character as its triumphs."[168] Allmusic observes, "Clearly, the Beatles' two main songwriting forces were no longer on the same page, but neither were George and Ringo"; yet "Lennon turns in two of his best ballads", McCartney's songs are "stunning", Harrison is seen to have become "a songwriter who deserved wider exposure" and Starr's composition is "a delight".[169]
.By now the interest in Beatles lyrics was taking a serious turn.^ This may have also have been a clever social ploy to get the other Beatles to take the tune seriously enough complete it.

^ Dave took the chorus and turned it into a heavy metal singalong taking some of the finer lyrics and chanting them in his best Stadium Rock Voice.

.When Lennon's song "Revolution" had been released as a single in August ahead of the White Album, its messages seemed clear: "free your mind", and "count me out" of any talk about destruction as a means to an end.^ Everybody was talking about expanding your mind.
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^ According to the Ateaseweb message board, the song first surfaced on an upcoming, Europe-only bootleg Revolution: Take Your Knickers Off , as nod to Lennon saying "Take your knickers off and let's go" before "Revolution 1 (Take 20)" started rolling.
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^ The new versions, to be released on Wednesday, include the group's 12 albums, plus the "Magical Mystery Tour" soundtrack and the "Past Masters" releases covering non-album singles.
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[170] In a year characterized by student protests that stretched from Warsaw to Paris to Chicago, the response from the radical left was scathing.[171] .However, the White Album version of the song, "Revolution 1", added an extra word, "count me out ...^ Good Night is the last song on the terrifying 1968 Beatle’s White Album.

^ Songs For A Blue Guitar (Album) ◄ (3 versions) .
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^ The early Beatles albums were released separately in the U.K. and the U.S. The U.K. versions invariably contained 14 songs, while the U.S. versions would contain 12.
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in", implying a change of heart since the single's release. .The chronology was in fact reversed—the ambivalent album version was recorded first—but some felt that The Beatles were now saying that political violence might indeed be justifiable.^ This was the first song recorded for the Revolver Album.

^ The Beatles had started to smoke pot and now produced their first record album which was not merely a collection of singles hits, but a mature work of art using only songs composed by the Beatles themselves.
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^ The Beatles have sold more records than any other musical artist in history, with EMI estimating more than one billion albums sold worldwide.
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[172]
.The Yellow Submarine LP finally appeared in January 1969. It contained only four previously unreleased songs, along with the title track (already issued on Revolver), "All You Need Is Love" (already issued as a single and on the US Magical Mystery Tour LP) and seven instrumental pieces composed by Martin.^ Yellow Submarine is a charming track and recording.

^ Love is all love is you.” .

^ We all live in a Yellow Submarine”.

.Because of the paucity of new Beatles music, Allmusic suggests the album might be "inessential" but for Harrison's "It's All Too Much", "the jewel of the new songs...^ In 1997, MGM/UA were preparing to reissue the film 'Yellow Submarine' and, with the permission of Apple, asked that all of The Beatles' music be mixed for the film in 5.1 surround and stereo.
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^ I’ve never liked this song and I think it’s because I don’t like the idea of a Beatle groveling for anybody.

^ This is only possible because of the now deceased musical form, the album.

resplendent in swirling Mellotron, larger-than-life percussion, and tidal waves of feedback guitar... a virtuoso excursion into otherwise hazy psychedelia".[173]

Abbey Road, Let It Be and breakup

A terrace house with four floors and an attic. It is red brick, with a slate roof, and the ground floor rendered in imitation of stone and painted white. Each upper floor has four sash windows, divided into small panes. <a name=.The door, with a canopy over it, occupies the place of the second window from the left on the ground floor."^ However I did put my head around the door of what used to be John and Yoko's 'Bag One' office on the ground floor, and the former press office on the first floor.
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Apple Corps building at 3 Savile Row, site of the Let It Be rooftop concert
.Although Let It Be was the band's final album release, most of it was recorded before Abbey Road.^ The "Abbey Road" album will be released in October, followed by "Sgt.
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^ Trivia buffs are aware that while "Let it Be" was the last original album the band released, it was actually primarily recorded in early 1969, and "Abbey Road," recorded later that summer and released in late 1969 was the final album the Beatles ever recorded.
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^ This vocal tour de force by Paul McCartney appears on the final Beatle album, Abbey Road.

.Initially titled Get Back, Let It Be originated from an idea Martin attributes to McCartney: to prepare new material and "perform it before a live audience for the very first time—on record and on film.^ The original idea of the film was that the Beatles would be perform a huge concert which would be filmed and recorded for posterity.
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^ Let It Be [original monaural recording] .
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^ It must have been George Martin’s idea, Lennon and McCartney’s self taught yet impeccable taste would have precluded such a vulgarity.

.In other words make a live album of new material, which no one had ever done before."^ Consider the first verse of "For No One": "Your day breaks, your mind aches / You find that all her words of kindness linger on / When she no longer needs you."
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^ The lost years are really 1975-80, living as a recluse with Yoko and Sean, and making no work.

^ This was one of John's only new contributions to the Let It Be album.

[174] .In the event, much of the album's content came from studio work, many hours of which were captured on film by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg.^ She has now taken Ghost Party and re-worked it with director Shirley Kaplan to perform at the Ensemble Studio Theatre on October 30th/31st.

.Martin said that rehearsals and recording for the project, which occupied much of January 1969, were "not at all a happy ...^ Rehearsals, which were also filmed, began at Twickenham Film Studios in early January 1969.
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experience. It was a time when relations between the Beatles were at their lowest ebb."[174] .Aggravated by both McCartney and Lennon, Harrison walked out for a week.^ Their output was staggering, particularly thanks to the prodigious songwriting of Lennon and McCartney and the slow but steady growth of Harrison.
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^ Lennon and McCartney would write the bulk of the songs, with Harrison usually getting a couple of compositions in per album.
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^ Speaking of death, it’s time to trot out Lennon and McCartney’s big fat artistic advantage.

.He returned with keyboardist Billy Preston, who participated in the last ten days of sessions and was credited on the "Get Back" single—the only other musician to receive such acknowledgment on an official Beatles recording.^ The Beatles had started to smoke pot and now produced their first record album which was not merely a collection of singles hits, but a mature work of art using only songs composed by the Beatles themselves.
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^ The only other act to reach the top more times is the Beatles with 19.
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^ The Beatles have sold more records than any other musical artist in history, with EMI estimating more than one billion albums sold worldwide.
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The band members had reached an impasse on a concert location, rejecting among several concepts a boat at sea, the Tunisian desert and the Colosseum. Ultimately, the final live performance by The Beatles, accompanied by Preston, was filmed on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building at 3 Savile Row, London, on 30 January 1969.[174]
.Engineer Glyn Johns worked for months assembling various iterations of a Get Back album, while the band turned to other concerns.^ But should you blow a month's worth of grocery money or your kids' entire back-to-school budget on albums you already own?
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^ Between these two albums we get John in one speaker yelling “Yoko” and Yoko on the other speaker yelling “John” in her joke Japanese accent.

^ But "Rock Band" players will be able to download entire albums in the coming months as the 1960s icons catch up with 21st century technology.
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Conflict arose regarding the appointment of a financial adviser, the need for which had become evident without Epstein to manage business affairs. .Lennon favoured Allen Klein, who had negotiated contracts for The Rolling Stones and other UK bands during the British Invasion.^ Profile: Phenomenally successful 1960s guitar band, formed in Liverpool, UK. Line-up comprised John Lennon (b.
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^ Allen Klein was born in Newark, New Jersey, on December 18, 1931 and spent several years in an orphanage after his mother's death during his infancy.
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^ Klein helped the Stones negotiate a new contract with their label but the relationship soured after he bought the rights to the band's 1960s songs and recordings - classics like (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction and Jumpin' Jack Flash - from a former manager.
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.McCartney's choice was John Eastman, brother of Linda Eastman, whom McCartney married on 12 March (eight days before Lennon and Ono wed).^ It was written in the period where McCartney was breaking up with the self centered Jane Asher, and was soon to hook up with uber-MILF Linda Eastman.

^ John Lennon wrote I’m So Tired while he was following Maharishi Mahesh Yogi but before he started chasing the dragon.

^ Lady Madonna is a Paul McCartney song written with a little help from his friend, John Lennon.

[175] Agreement could not be reached, so both were appointed, but further conflict ensued and financial opportunities were lost.[175]
.Martin was surprised when McCartney contacted him and asked him to produce another album, as the Get Back sessions had been "a miserable experience" and he had "thought it was the end of the road for all of us...^ He did it all to try to win John’s artistic love back, to make him jealous.

^ McCartney, Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison are all backing the game, which is being overseen by Love co-producer Giles Martin.
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^ In all, the Beatles sold 626,000 albums during the week ended September 13, according to tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan.
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they were becoming unpleasant people—to themselves as well as to other people."[176] .Recording sessions for Abbey Road began in late February.^ We are fortunate that there is a film of the Beatles recording this song in Studio B at Abbey Road.

^ This isn’t from Abbey Road, so the recording is botched as usual.

^ Come Toge ther, like the rest of Abbey Road, is beautifully recorded.

.Lennon rejected Martin's proposed format of "a continuously moving piece of music", and wanted his own and McCartney's songs to occupy separate sides of the album.^ Musically this song screams McCartney.

^ The reason people don’t notice all the flubs on this song is the fantastic sound of 2 McCartney’s and 2 Lennon’s singing super in tune with each other.

^ McCartney and Lennon made up one of the most influential songwriting partnerships and were responsible for some of the most popular music in history.
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[176] The eventual format, with individually composed songs on the first side and the second largely comprising a medley, was McCartney's suggested compromise.[176] .On 4 July, while work on the album was in progress, the first solo single by a member of The Beatles appeared: Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance", credited to the Plastic Ono Band.^ One is on his first solo album, the primal screamathon Plastic Ono Band.

^ It was Ringo’s version that appears on the single, and Alan White’s on the first album.

^ He gained worldwide acclaim as a member of "The Beatles," with John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
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.The completion of the Abbey Road track "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" on 20 August was the last time all four Beatles were together in the same studio.^ Finally it was time to go and I completed the tour by going to Abbey Road.
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^ All four of the Beatles were at a meeting of the International Meditation Society in Bangor, North Wales at the time, pursuing their interest in Eastern mysticism.
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^ This time, studio wonks cracked open Abbey Road's vault -- twin steel doors sealed with combination locks, monitored by video cameras and protected with alarms and smoke detectors.
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.Lennon announced his departure to the rest of the group on 20 September, but agreed that no public announcement would be made until a number of legal matters were resolved.^ I support your right and would defend your right to say anything you so desire (no matter how stupid it seems to me) .
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.Released six days after Lennon's declaration, Abbey Road sold four million copies within two months and topped the UK chart for eleven weeks.^ It was number one in Billboard for eleven weeks and topped the charts in eleven countries.

^ Abbey Road was released first, in 1969.
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^ In any case, the UK Abbey Road LP WITH mis-aligned apple on the back cover and WITH "Her Majesty's" credits on the label has been unearthed by us in twice in 24 months, which proves that the variation combining the misaligned apple on the back-cover AND the "Her Majesty's"credits on the label is a definite fact.
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[177] .Its second track, the ballad "Something", was also issued as a single—the first and only song by Harrison to appear as a Beatles A side.^ The Beatles had started to smoke pot and now produced their first record album which was not merely a collection of singles hits, but a mature work of art using only songs composed by the Beatles themselves.
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^ Sadly, for the only Beatle song that has the word "Guitar" in its title, George didn't feel he was up to the job of guitar soloist.

^ The difference is The Beatles did this on only one song and style at a time.

[178] .Abbey Road received mixed reviews, although the medley met with general acclaim.^ Not heard, that is, outside of the studio control room at Abbey Road when the song was mixed in late 1968 -- until now.
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^ Allan requested the services of Abbey Road's senior engineer Peter Cobbin and assistant Guy Massey and, along with them, produced the new mixes.
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^ Zane says he owns all the remastered mono mixes and a copy of The Beatles "Abbey Road" album in MONO!!!
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[179] .Allmusic considers it "a fitting swan song for the group" containing "some of the greatest harmonies to be heard on any rock record".[180] MacDonald calls it "erratic and often hollow": "Had it not been for McCartney's input as designer of the Long Medley...^ In addition She has had the honor of performing live and recording with some of the greatest acts you could ever imagine....

^ "The White Album") reveals the presence of a Ringo Starr kick drum that was integral to rock's greatest rhythm section, alongside Paul McCartney's bass -- a beat that drives the song with a robust heartbeat not heard before.
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^ What comes through on the new stereo masters is the power and quality of the original recordings of that rock band -- the quality the Beatles themselves would have heard and intended when those recordings were created.
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.Abbey Road would lack the semblance of unity and coherence that makes it appear better than it is."^ This vocal tour de force by Paul McCartney appears on the final Beatle album, Abbey Road.

^ He would welcome any information by other collectors who own this special and rare variation of the original UK Abbey Road LP. .
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^ I doubt it would - people come to my concerts, they're like eight-years-old and they know the songs better than I do.
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[181] .Martin singled it out as his personal favourite of all the band's albums; Lennon said it was "competent" but had "no life in it", calling "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" "more of Paul's granny music".[182][183] Recording engineer Geoff Emerick noted that the replacement of the studio's valve mixing console with a transistorised one produced a less punchy sound, leaving the group frustrated at the thinner tone and lack of impact.^ I can’t help but be fascinated by Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.

^ Maxwell’s Silver Hammer is in time.

^ Evidently, John Lennon’s self-appointed job in 1968 was to freak out his band and the entire world.

[184]
.For the still uncompleted Get Back album, the final new Beatles song, Harrison's "I Me Mine", was recorded on 3 January 1970. Lennon, in Denmark at the time, did not participate.^ The difference is The Beatles did this on only one song and style at a time.

^ It was the last song The Beatles ever recorded.

^ This was the first song recorded for the Revolver Album.

[185] .To complete the album, now retitled Let It Be, in March Klein gave the Get Back session tapes to American producer Phil Spector.^ Now he's in the same prison as Phil Spector.

^ The Get Back tapes were turned over to a new producer, Phil Spector , who added numerous overdubs to the work, and it would be released in 1970 as Let It Be.
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^ John called it the “corny number” while they rehearsed it during the Let It Be/Get Back Sessions.

Known for his Wall of Sound approach, Spector had recently produced Lennon's solo single "Instant Karma!" In addition to remixing the Get Back material, Spector edited, spliced and overdubbed several of the recordings that had been intended as "live". McCartney was unhappy with Spector's treatment of the material and particularly dissatisfied with the producer's orchestration of "The Long and Winding Road", which involved a choir and thirty-four-piece instrumental ensemble. He unsuccessfully attempted to halt the release of Spector's version.[186] .McCartney publicly announced his departure from the band on 10 April, a week before the release of his first, self-titled solo album.^ The Lennon and McCartney-penned title track was the band's first No.
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^ Typically though, McCartney was the first to publicly announce that he had tripped.

^ Due to come out around the same time as Let It Be (actually two weeks before), Paul refused to delay release, and in a bizarre self-interview, announced that he was leaving The Beatles, although there are some who say John had actually quit the band some time before.
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.Pre-release copies of McCartney's record included a press statement with a self-written interview, explaining the end of his involvement with The Beatles and his hopes for the future.^ It was written in the period where McCartney was breaking up with the self centered Jane Asher, and was soon to hook up with uber-MILF Linda Eastman.

^ A pre-release of his newest record, featuring extensive collaboration with Roger Greenawalt, will be made available to concerned parents in early 2010.

^ In 1991, he had his first involvement with The Beatles, copying all of their master tapes (mono, stereo, 4-track and 8-track) to digital tape as a safety backup.
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[187]
.On 8 May, the Spector-produced Let It Be was released.^ The Get Back tapes were turned over to a new producer, Phil Spector , who added numerous overdubs to the work, and it would be released in 1970 as Let It Be.
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^ They should have transmitted the Phil Spector produced Let It Be album version, but suicidally, NASA sent the World Wildlife Fund charity version instead.

.The accompanying single, "The Long and Winding Road", was the band's last; it was released in the United States, but not Britain.^ Trivia buffs are aware that while "Let it Be" was the last original album the band released, it was actually primarily recorded in early 1969, and "Abbey Road," recorded later that summer and released in late 1969 was the final album the Beatles ever recorded.
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^ The Beatles albums were released in the United States by Capitol Records, a unit of private-equity partnership Terra Firma's EMI Group Ltd.
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^ Their best-seller last week was 1969's "Abbey Road," which moved 89,000 copies, making it the third-most-popular album in the United States.
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.The Let It Be documentary film followed later in the month; at the Academy Award ceremony the next year, it would win the Oscar for Best Original Song Score.^ As a six-year-old boy, Kenny would hear songs on the radio and play back what he'd just heard.

^ It would take George more than 5 years to write a truly great song (Something), but hey, you gotta start somewhere.

^ I doubt it would - people come to my concerts, they're like eight-years-old and they know the songs better than I do.
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[188] The Sunday Telegraph called it "a very bad film and a touching one ... about the breaking apart of this reassuring, geometrically perfect, once apparently ageless family of siblings."[189] .More than one reviewer commented that some of the Let It Be tracks sounded better in the film than on the album.^ The audio of the Beatles singing is also more prominent than the vocalists on the regular Rock Band tracks.
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^ The Beatles have sold more records than any other musical artist in history, with EMI estimating more than one billion albums sold worldwide.
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^ We talked to a ton of people for this month's The Beatles: Rock Band special, but no one was more special than the legendary Sir Paul McCartney.
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[189] .Observing that Let It Be is the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", Allmusic describes it as "on the whole underrated...^ "The first thing I thought of after he suggested it was a whole album of Beatles things," Hawkes said.
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^ This was one of John's only new contributions to the Let It Be album.

^ There’s only one Beatle on the best selling album of all time.

McCartney in particular offers several gems: the gospel-ish 'Let It Be', which has some of his best lyrics; 'Get Back', one of his hardest rockers; and the melodic 'The Long and Winding Road', ruined by Spector's heavy-handed overdubs."[190] McCartney filed a suit for the dissolution of The Beatles on 31 December 1970.[191] Legal disputes continued long after the band's breakup, and the dissolution of the partnership did not take effect until 1975.[192][193]

Post-breakup (since 1970)

1970s
.Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr all released solo albums in 1970. Further albums followed from each, sometimes with the involvement of one or more of the others.^ Lennon and Harrison are gone now, but McCartney and Starr remain.
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^ Being the Beatles was the why of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr's lives.
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^ As one can see below from their solo album covers Lennon reveals, McCartney conceals.

.Starr's Ringo (1973) was the only album to include compositions and performances by all four, albeit on separate songs.^ The early Beatles albums were released separately in the U.K. and the U.S. The U.K. versions invariably contained 14 songs, while the U.S. versions would contain 12.
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^ There’s only one Beatle on the best selling album of all time.

^ Pete Best, Ringo Starr, and Alan White, all recorded versions of the track.

.With Starr's collaboration, Harrison staged The Concert for Bangladesh in New York City in August 1971 with sitar maestro Ravi Shankar.^ And the Beatlenews Roundup reports on the opening of Macca's tour of Europe, new projects and releases (including Macca's "Good Evening New York City"), and much more.
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^ Jessie Murphy In The Woods is a New York City based all female “chamber pop” trio.

^ Ben They have played many club gigs around New York City including Don Hills and The Knitting Factory sometimes creating chaos when they bring a leafblower filled with money to blow at the audience from stage.

.Other than an unreleased jam session in 1974 (later bootlegged as A Toot and a Snore in '74), Lennon and McCartney never recorded together again.^ The reason people don’t notice all the flubs on this song is the fantastic sound of 2 McCartney’s and 2 Lennon’s singing super in tune with each other.

^ The Beatles have sold more records than any other musical artist in history, with EMI estimating more than one billion albums sold worldwide.
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^ Narrated entirely by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Sir George Martin , THE BEATLES ON RECORD features over 60 songs, rarely seen footage and images from The Beatles' archives along with never-before-heard outtakes of conversation from the original recording sessions.
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[194]
.Two double-LP sets of The Beatles' greatest hits compiled by Allen Klein, 1962–1966 and 1967–1970, were released in 1973, at first under the Apple Records imprint.^ The Beatles on the BBC 1962~1966 .
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^ Selections from The Beatles 1962-1966 & The Beatles 1967-1970 .
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^ Beatles at the Beeb [4 LP set] .
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[195] .Commonly known as the Red Album and Blue Album respectively, each earned a Multi-Platinum certification in the United States and a Platinum certification in the United Kingdom.^ The Beatles albums were released in the United States by Capitol Records, a unit of private-equity partnership Terra Firma's EMI Group Ltd.
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^ All were among the 10 biggest albums in the United States.
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^ Their best-seller last week was 1969's "Abbey Road," which moved 89,000 copies, making it the third-most-popular album in the United States.
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[196][197] .Between 1976 and 1982, EMI/Capitol released a wave of Beatles compilation albums without input from the band members.^ The first US Beatles LP was released only in Chicago first on the Vee-Jay label because EMI and VEE-JAY thought it would not sell in the U.S. .
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^ The Beatles have sold more records than any other musical artist in history, with EMI estimating more than one billion albums sold worldwide.
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^ In 1967 the Beatles would release only one full album, but it is considered by many to be the seminal album of the rock era.
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.The only one to feature previously unreleased material was The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl (1977).^ With more than one microphone, multiple singers can try out "harmonies," a feature that distinguishes "The Beatles: Rock Band" from its predecessors.
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^ The difference is The Beatles did this on only one song and style at a time.

^ Beatles wall banner (one of only 100 made) - remastered copies of Abbey Road, Sgt.
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.The first officially issued concert recordings by the group, it contained selections from two shows The Beatles played during their 1964 and 1965 US tours.^ Brian Epstein managed a large record shop in the city, and when he discovered that these Beat Brothers were a local group, he decided to go see them play.
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^ Tribute group The Bootleg Beatles had planned to play a 40th anniversary show on top of the building but it had been cancelled by police and council officials due to safety fears.
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^ The Beatles managed to log two new entries on the Billboard 200 -- the boxed sets containing all their albums.
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.After the international release of the original British albums on CD in 1987, EMI deleted this latter group of compilations—including the Hollywood Bowl record—from its catalogue.^ Twenty-two years after the original release of the Fab Four's British catalogue on CD, the group's music will finally be reissued, the release bearing the fruits of a 4 1/2 -year project by engineers at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London to remaster the entire catalogue.
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^ The collection comprises all 12 Beatles albums in stereo, with track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK, and 'Magical Mystery Tour,' which became part of The Beatles' core catalogue when the CDs were first released in 1987.
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^ It is the first time that the group's first four albums - "Please Please Me", "With The Beatles", "A Hard Day's Night" and "Beatles for Sale" - have been released on compact disc entirely in stereo.
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[198]
.The Beatles' music and enduring fame were commercially exploited in various other ways, outside the band members' creative control.^ The Beatles: Rock Band will be published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world's premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band.
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^ The Beatles are very clever in the way they compose their music and the way they were very economical with guitar, bass and drums and you hear that in the game.
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^ The game will be compatible with all Rock Band instrument controllers and other current music-based video game peripherals.
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.All This and World War II (1976) was an unorthodox nonfiction film that combined World War II newsreel footage with covers of Beatles songs by two dozen major recording artists.^ It was the last song The Beatles ever recorded.

^ Arguably, John Lennon released the two worst albums by a major artist in the 20th Century.

^ It could have just been they've got The Beatles in their Ed Sullivan outfits on stage somewhere and you played all the songs.
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.The Broadway musical Beatlemania, a nostalgia revue featuring four musicians performing as The Beatles, opened in early 1977 and proved popular, spinning off five separate touring productions.^ The early Beatles albums were released separately in the U.K. and the U.S. The U.K. versions invariably contained 14 songs, while the U.S. versions would contain 12.
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^ Beatlemania lives, especially in Las Vegas, where the Cirque du Soleil's Love is still a smash and Beatles tribute bands perform nightly.
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^ It’s a good production, but so dissimilar to the rest of The Beatles work that it really makes more sense to compare it to Lennon’s early solo work.

[199][200] The Beatles tried and failed to block the 1977 release of Live! at the .Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962.^ No, the crime wasn’t John Lennon selling his soul to Satan backstage at The Star Club in Hamburg in 1960 in exchange for his subsequent massive material success.

^ In Hamburg, Germany; 1962 (Cass) .
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^ At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962 - Volume 1 (CD, Album) .
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.The independently issued album compiled recordings made during the group's Hamburg residency, taped on a basic recording machine with one microphone.^ The Beatles' debut "Please Please Me," was primarily recorded during a single day in February, 1963 and was essentially a chronicle of the group's stage show at the time.
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^ In 1964, the reel-to-reel tape machines used on Beatle records were in a completely different room than where the producer and engineer were sitting.

^ We are listening to Loudspeaker Paintings performed on Tape Recorders via Microphones and Amplifiers.

[201][202] Sgt. .Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978), a musical film starring the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton, was a commercial failure and "artistic fiasco".[203] In 1979, the band sued the producers of Beatlemania, settling for several million dollars in damages.^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," transcendent in the remastered format.
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^ Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, was druggy and gay and eccentric but not really dangerous.

^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and more.
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."People were just thinking The Beatles were like public domain", said Harrison.^ Paul said in a 1965 interview that the Beatles wouldn’t encourage people not to drink.
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^ I’ve never liked this song and I think it’s because I don’t like the idea of a Beatle groveling for anybody.

^ "I think this looks like a great way to have an intense, physical listening experience with music," Trueman said.
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."You can't just go around pilfering The Beatles' material."^ It could have just been they've got The Beatles in their Ed Sullivan outfits on stage somewhere and you played all the songs.
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^ The backing vocals are ooh-has, and then go to “Yea Yea Yea,” a Beatle in joke, the hook of their breakthrough single She Loves You.

^ Post-the actual Beatles career, what tends to happen is ideas just come in, people say, "Do you want to do a movie?
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[200]
1980s
.Lennon was shot and killed on 8 December 1980, in New York City.^ And the Beatlenews Roundup reports on the opening of Macca's tour of Europe, new projects and releases (including Macca's "Good Evening New York City"), and much more.
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^ Jessie Murphy In The Woods is a New York City based all female “chamber pop” trio.

^ As a first call ukulele player in New York City she has appeared on recordings of Adam Green and The Pierces but now it is time for her to shine on her own right.

.In a personal tribute Harrison wrote new lyrics for "All Those Years Ago", a song about his time with The Beatles recorded the month before Lennon's death.^ It was recorded right before the Beatles went to India for several months.

^ The beatles were great, but that was long time ago… .
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^ It was the last song The Beatles ever recorded.

With McCartney and his wife, Linda, contributing backing vocals, and Starr on drums, the song was overdubbed with the new lyrics and released as a single in May 1981.[204] McCartney's own tribute, "Here Today", appeared on his Tug of War album in April 1982.
.The Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, their first year of eligibility.^ CLICK LINK TO ORDER! The Beatles Collector's Edition of Monopoly celebrates the music that revolutionized rock-n-roll in the 20th century.
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^ I was interested to hear how you were first approached about The Beatles: Rock Band project.
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^ Two decades later, in 1988, I finally broke down and bought a CD player and the first of many Beatles CDs -- now, that was a jump from what I'd been hearing on vinyl for years.
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[205] .Harrison and Starr attended the ceremony along with Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and his two sons, Julian and Sean.^ The robust sales are expected to add to the already considerable wealth of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the "thank my lucky stars" drummer who joined the band just before it had its first hit, as well as Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the widows of the late John Lennon and George Harrison.
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^ And on January 30, 1969, the Fab Four of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played on the rooftop for the last time.
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^ McCartney, Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison are all backing the game, which is being overseen by Love co-producer Giles Martin.
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.McCartney declined to attend, issuing a press release saying, "After 20 years, the Beatles still have some business differences which I had hoped would have been settled by now.^ "From a sound standpoint, you definitely can hear the difference between this and what was done 22 years ago," says Bruce Spizer, author of "The Beatles in America," who recently finished writing questions for the forthcoming Beatles edition of Trivial Pursuit.
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^ For a number of years now, Allan has worked exclusively on Beatles and related projects.
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^ As for McCartney, the ex-Beatle says he hasn't tried the game and acknowledges some purists may be offended by the licensing of the Beatles' music for it.
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.Unfortunately, they haven't been, so I would feel like a complete hypocrite waving and smiling with them at a fake reunion."^ And I think it has to be something like that, so If we did another Beatles project, or I did another Beatles project or if they give permission to do anything, it would have to be something that again would be trying to push the boundaries because that is what they are known for and that is what they still like to do.
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^ I doubt it would - people come to my concerts, they're like eight-years-old and they know the songs better than I do.
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^ No, there were certain songs that seemed like they would work better than others.
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[206][207] .The following year, EMI/Capitol settled a decade-long lawsuit by The Beatles concerning royalties, clearing the way to commercially package previously unreleased material.^ That typically doesn't happen, and to be clear: Sony/ATV has never stood in the way of a digital deal for the Beatles catalog, according to sources with knowledge of the negotiations.
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^ The Beatles albums were released in the United States by Capitol Records, a unit of private-equity partnership Terra Firma's EMI Group Ltd.
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^ Two decades later, in 1988, I finally broke down and bought a CD player and the first of many Beatles CDs -- now, that was a jump from what I'd been hearing on vinyl for years.
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[208][209]
1990s
.Live at the BBC, the first official release of previously unissued Beatles performances in 17 years, appeared in 1994. That same year McCartney, Harrison and Starr reunited for the Anthology project, the culmination of work begun in the late 1960s by Neil Aspinall.^ Being the Beatles was the why of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr's lives.
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^ It was their first live performance since they terminated touring in 1966.

^ Beatlemania lives, especially in Las Vegas, where the Cirque du Soleil's Love is still a smash and Beatles tribute bands perform nightly.
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[210] .Initially The Beatles' road manager, and then their personal assistant, Aspinall began to gather material for a documentary after he became director of Apple Corps in 1968.[210] The Long and Winding Road, as Aspinall provisionally titled his Beatles history, was shelved, but as executive producer for the Anthology project Aspinall was able to complete his work.^ Allan Rouse (Project Coordinator) - Allan joined EMI straight from school in 1971 at their Manchester Square head office, working as an assistant engineer in the demo studio.
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^ CNN's Peter Wilkinson went to EMI's legendary Abbey Road studios and spoke to Giles Martin about the project, for which the son of former Beatles producer George Martin mixed the music.
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^ This joint artistic venture marks the first time that The Beatles company, Apple Corps Ltd., has agreed to a major theatrical partnership.
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[210] .Documenting the history of The Beatles in the band's own words, the project saw the release of many previously unissued Beatles recordings; McCartney, Harrison and Starr also added new instrumental and vocal parts to two demo songs recorded by Lennon in the late 1970s.^ The Word is pivot al song for The Beatles and John Lennon in particular.

^ Of course this is the part of the song that Lennon wrote.

^ It was the last song The Beatles ever recorded.

[211] .During 1995 and 1996 the project yielded a five-part television series, an eight-volume video set and three two-CD box sets.^ "One two three four five six seven, all good children go to heaven."

^ Lastly there is also a mono box set for the more serious collector.
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^ The Beatles managed to log two new entries on the Billboard 200 -- the boxed sets containing all their albums.
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.The two songs based on Lennon demos, "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love", were each released as singles.^ Arguably, John Lennon released the two worst albums by a major artist in the 20th Century.

^ Two years later, he proposed an experimental stereo and surround mix of John Lennon's song 'Imagine' engineered by Peter Cobbin.
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^ Anyone who comes to the venue at 11AM with a ukulele the day of the show will be granted free admission for the day in exchange for learning two songs which we will open the show with at noon.

[210] .The CD box sets featured artwork by Klaus Voorman, creator of the Revolver album cover in 1966. The releases were commercially successful and the television series was viewed by an estimated 400 million people worldwide.^ The collection comprises all 12 Beatles albums in stereo, with track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK, and 'Magical Mystery Tour,' which became part of The Beatles' core catalogue when the CDs were first released in 1987.
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^ In addition, for purists and curious fans alike, there is "The Beatles in Mono" box ($298), a collection that contains all 10 of the Beatles' albums as originally released in mono (plus a "Mono Masters" set).
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^ That includes the unique mono mixes of the Beatles' first 10 albums (they stopped releasing albums in mono after "The Beatles" the 1968 set also known as "The White Album").
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[210]
2000s
.1, a compilation album of every Beatles number one British and American hit, was released on 13 November 2000. It became the fastest-selling album of all time, with 3.6 million sold in its first week and over 12 million in three weeks worldwide.^ There’s only one Beatle on the best selling album of all time.

^ "The Beatles: Rock Band has sold over 1 million units worldwide to date".
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^ The Beatles had started to smoke pot and now produced their first record album which was not merely a collection of singles hits, but a mature work of art using only songs composed by the Beatles themselves.
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.It was a number one chart hit in at least 28 countries, including the UK and the US.[212] As of April 2009, it had sold 31 million copies globally, and is the highest selling album of the decade in the United States.^ Tuesday, April 28, 2009 .

^ It was number one in Billboard for eleven weeks and topped the charts in eleven countries.

^ Brought to you by Roger and Dave at Tuesday, April 28, 2009 0 comments Links to this post Labels: The Beatles , Ukulele , Warren Buffett .

[213][214]
.Harrison died from lung cancer on 29 November 2001.[215][216] McCartney and Starr were among the musicians who performed at the Concert for George, organized by Eric Clapton and Harrison's widow, Olivia.^ He died of a stabbing and cancer of the lung.
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^ The robust sales are expected to add to the already considerable wealth of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the "thank my lucky stars" drummer who joined the band just before it had its first hit, as well as Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the widows of the late John Lennon and George Harrison.
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^ He is a fabulous guitarist and will be in Liverpool in late August performing his tribute to George Harrison ."
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The tribute event took place at the Royal Albert Hall on the first anniversary of Harrison's death. .As well as songs he composed for The Beatles and his own solo career, the concert included a celebration of Indian classical music, Harrison's interest in which had influenced the band.^ The Beatles were awesome, solo careers are always damaging!
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^ McCartney was an integral advisor for The Beatles: Rock Band video game, and sat down with us to discuss how the game came to fruition, as well as whether the Beatles' music will ever be available for download, and how the newly re-mastered albums sound.
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^ The concept for the videogame was honed with input from McCartney and Starr as well as from Beatles widows Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.
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[217] .In 2003, Let It Be… Naked, a reconceived version of the album with McCartney supervising production, was released to mixed reviews.^ Let’s discuss the Let It Be album version.

^ For the record, the one being reviewed here is that comprising the individual 14 albums, featuring all 12 the Fab Four released in the U.K. between "Please Please Me" in 1963 and "Let it Be" in 1970.
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^ That includes the unique mono mixes of the Beatles' first 10 albums (they stopped releasing albums in mono after "The Beatles" the 1968 set also known as "The White Album").
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It was a top ten hit in both the UK and the US.
.As a soundtrack for Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas Beatles stage revue Love, George Martin and his son Giles remixed and blended 130 of the band's recordings to create "a way of re-living the whole Beatles musical lifespan in a very condensed period".[218] The show premiered in June 2006, and the Love album was released that November.^ Beatlemania lives, especially in Las Vegas, where the Cirque du Soleil's Love is still a smash and Beatles tribute bands perform nightly.
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^ Sir George Martin, The Beatles original producer, and his son Giles Martin worked with the entire archive of Beatles recordings to create the musical component for LOVE. The result is an unprecedented approach to the music for a stage production.
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^ The album features 26 tracks re-worked by George and Giles Martin for the "LOVE" show in Las Vegas, an incredible music and visual experience created out of the collaboration between The Beatles and Cirque Du Soleil.
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.Attending the show's first anniversary, McCartney and Starr were interviewed on Larry King Live along with Ono and Olivia Harrison.^ Being the Beatles was the why of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr's lives.
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^ Sam Okell (Recording Engineer) - Sam's first job as a member of the team was in 2006, assisting Paul Hicks on Paul McCartney's DVD 'The McCartney Years,' and during that same year he was responsible for the re-mastering of George Harrison's 'Living In The Material World' CD along with Steve Rooke.
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^ In the course of their first few shows the Fourum cover such topics as: Paul McCartney's recent mini-tour of the U.S., the George Harrison compilation "Let It Roll," the 40th Anniversary of the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album, and the newly remastered Beatles' catalogue.
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[219] .Also in 2007, reports circulated that McCartney was hoping to complete "Now and Then", a third Lennon demo worked on during the Anthology sessions.^ December 15, 2007 at 07:41 Report Abuse the beatles rule i miss you john lennon .
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^ Lennon and Harrison are gone now, but McCartney and Starr remain.
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^ Now a completely different Paul McCartney song is stitched onto the end.

.It would be credited as a "Lennon/McCartney composition" with the addition of new verses, and feature a new drum track by Starr and archival recordings of Harrison playing guitar.^ Lennon and Harrison are gone now, but McCartney and Starr remain.
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^ The track features acoustic guitars by McCartney, and hand percussion by Ringo.

^ Being the Beatles was the why of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr's lives.
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[220]
.Lawyers for The Beatles sued in March 2008 to prevent the distribution of unreleased recordings purportedly made during Starr's first performance with the group at Hamburg's Star-Club in 1962.[221] In November, McCartney discussed his hope that "Carnival of Light", a 14-minute experimental recording The Beatles made at Abbey Road Studios in 1967, would receive an official release.^ We are fortunate that there is a film of the Beatles recording this song in Studio B at Abbey Road.

^ Ringo was the first member to quit The Beatles; he did so during the recording of this record.

^ Beatles fans still patiently waiting for Paul McCartney to release the band's 1967 sound collage "Carnival of Light" were surprised by an even better gift this weekend as a 10-minute version of The White Album's "Revolution 1" leaked onto the internet, giving fans a never-before-heard listen of what the White Album sessions must have been like.
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[222] .McCartney headlined a charity concert on 4 April 2009 at Radio City Music Hall for the David Lynch Foundation with guest performers including Starr.^ Aside fro m being knighted for his unparalleled contributions to music ­ which have also earned him multiple Grammy and Academy Awards ­ McCartney has been a strong advocate for animal rights and music education, and helped organize The Concert for New York City, a charity to aid the families of 9/11 victims.
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^ The legendary concert was probably their worst live performance ever but it didn't matter since no one could hear them, including themselves, above the screaming teenage girls.
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[223] .The Beatles: Rock Band, a music video game in the style of the Rock Band series, was released on 9 September 2009.[224] On the same day, remastered versions of the band's twelve original studio albums plus Magical Mystery Tour and the compilation Past Masters were issued.^ September 6, 2009 -- CNN Review: 'Beatles: Rock Band' fun for jamming in groups .
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^ The new versions, to be released on Wednesday, include the group's 12 albums, plus the "Magical Mystery Tour" soundtrack and the "Past Masters" releases covering non-album singles.
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^ The video game "The Beatles: Rock Band" is set to be released by Harmonix on Wednesday.
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[225]

Musical style and evolution

In Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends Who Changed Music Forever, Scott Schinder and Andy Schwartz sum up The Beatles' musical evolution:
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In their initial incarnation as cheerful, wisecracking moptops, the Fab Four revolutionized the sound, style, and attitude of popular music and opened rock and roll's doors to a tidal wave of British rock acts.^ It was a musical turning point for the fab four.
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^ CLICK LINK TO ORDER! The Beatles Collector's Edition of Monopoly celebrates the music that revolutionized rock-n-roll in the 20th century.
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^ "We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity".
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.Their initial impact would have been enough to establish the Beatles as one of their era's most influential cultural forces, but they didn't stop there.^ I love the Beatles but basically, with Paul, the buck stops there at their break up.
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^ There's The Beatles themselves, Apple, and we kind of hold a lot of the rights so we can a bunch of decisions, but then you've got EMI who's our label, they hold a lot of cards too.
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^ I think that the body of work they have out there right now is incredibly representative of what they do, and I can't imagine anyone would want more.
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.Although their initial style was a highly original, irresistibly catchy synthesis of early American rock and roll and R&B, the Beatles spent the rest of the 1960s expanding rock's stylistic frontiers, consistently staking out new musical territory on each release.^ The Beatles: Rock Band will be published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world's premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band.
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^ CLICK LINK TO ORDER! The Beatles Collector's Edition of Monopoly celebrates the music that revolutionized rock-n-roll in the 20th century.
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^ From the booklet that accompanies the new stereo release of "Beatles for Sale" (1964): Producer George Martin and engineer Norman Smith "spent two and a half hours mixing five songs into mono and just half an hour mixing four of them to stereo."
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.The band's increasingly sophisticated experimentation encompassed a variety of genres, including folk-rock, country, psychedelia, and baroque pop, without sacrificing the effortless mass appeal of their early work.^ He has progressed from mastering mostly classical recordings to include a much wider range of music, including pop and rock, with his specialized role as an audio restoration engineer.
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[226]
.In The Beatles as Musicians, Walter Everett points out Lennon and McCartney's contrasting motivations and approaches to composition: "McCartney may be said to have constantly developed—as a means to entertain—a focused musical talent with an ear for counterpoint and other aspects of craft in the demonstration of a universally agreed-upon common language that he did much to enrich.^ And while some fans may shy away from spending hundreds of dollars for a complete new collection of songs they already have, MacBain said the Beatles have more devoted fans than any other musicians.
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^ Steve Everett, professor of music at Emory University, said the concept of "The Beatles: Rock Band" engages kids to learn about an important 20th-century cultural phenomenon.
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^ At the time, McCartney added, "I like people having the opportunity to get to know the music from the inside out."
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Conversely, Lennon's mature music is best appreciated as the daring product of a largely unconscious, searching but undisciplined artistic sensibility."[227]
Ian MacDonald, comparing the two composers in Revolution in the Head, describes McCartney as "a natural melodist—a creator of tunes capable of existing apart from their harmony". His melody lines are characterised as primarily "vertical", employing wide, consonant intervals which express his "extrovert energy and optimism". Conversely, Lennon's "sedentary, ironic personality" is reflected in a "horizontal" approach featuring minimal, dissonant intervals and repetitive melodies which rely on their harmonic accompaniment for interest: "Basically a realist, he instinctively kept his melodies close to the rhythms and cadences of speech, colouring his lyrics with bluesy tone and harmony rather than creating tunes that made striking shapes of their own."[228] MacDonald praises Harrison's lead guitar work for the role his "characterful lines and textural colourings" play in supporting Lennon and McCartney's parts, and describes Starr as "the father of modern pop/rock drumming... His faintly behind-the-beat style subtly propelled The Beatles, his tunings brought the bottom end into recorded drum sound, and his distinctly eccentric fills remain among the most memorable in pop music."[229]

Influences

.The band's earliest influences include Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry, whose songs they covered more often than any other artist's in performances throughout their career.^ The fifties ended with Elvis being drafted, Bo Didley being blacklisted, Chuck Berry in jail, Jerry Lee Lewis losing his career in disgrace, Little Richard retiring to become a preacher, and Carl Perkins mutilating his hand.
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^ The further you get in the game, the more songs and other goodies you unlock.
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^ I know it scares you that the world is not only made up of you and your friends and family but it actually consists of more than six billion other people.
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[230] .During their co-residency with Little Richard at the Star Club in Hamburg from April to May 1962, he advised them on the proper technique for performing his songs.^ Live im Star-Club 1962 .
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^ Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962 .
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^ Live At The Star-Club In Hamburg Germany (2xLP) .
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[231] .Of Presley, Lennon said, "Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis.^ So it wasn't really a large part, I don't think I really heard the "White Album" until I was 17.
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^ He said John Lennon had hired him to protect his interest in The Beatles, because he wanted what he called "a real shark - someone to keep the other sharks away".
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.If there hadn't been Elvis, there would not have been The Beatles".[232] Other early influences include Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison.^ The early Beatles albums were released separately in the U.K. and the U.S. The U.K. versions invariably contained 14 songs, while the U.S. versions would contain 12.
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^ Beatles but there was certainly a "listen, I've done other things" attitude.
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^ No, there were certain songs that seemed like they would work better than others.
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[233] .The Beatles continued to absorb influences long after their initial success, often finding new musical and lyrical avenues by listening to their contemporaries, including Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, The Byrds and The Beach Boys, whose 1966 album Pet Sounds amazed and inspired McCartney.^ McCartney was an integral advisor for The Beatles: Rock Band video game, and sat down with us to discuss how the game came to fruition, as well as whether the Beatles' music will ever be available for download, and how the newly re-mastered albums sound.
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^ With "Love" my role was to try and morph and change the Beatles so that they fitted into that environment, and to come up with new ideas, new musical ideas of combining the music.
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^ So, for that large majority, do you see something new that longtime fans of The Beatles will find to experience, kind of tackling it in a game format like this?
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[234][235] .Martin stated, "Without Pet Sounds, Sgt.^ Inspired by The Beach Boys ' album, Pet Sounds , Sgt.
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^ Pepper" wouldn't have happened without "Pet Sounds," for instance.
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.Pepper
wouldn't have happened...^ Pepper" wouldn't have happened without "Pet Sounds," for instance.
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.Pepper was an attempt to equal Pet Sounds."^ Pepper" wouldn't have happened without "Pet Sounds," for instance.
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Genres

Two electric guitars, a light brown violin-shaped bass and a darker brown guitar, rest against a Vox amplifier.
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A Höfner "violin" bass guitar and Gretsch Country Gentleman guitar, models played by McCartney and Harrison, respectively.
^ It is typical that McCartney plays and sings all the elements that are vanilla on white bread consonant; piano, bass, and lead vocals.

^ McCartney’s bass playing is livid, it is incensed and angry, and is by far the fastest and busiest playing he ever does on a Beatle song.

^ That's what we hear on the new "Past Masters" -- all of the harmonics and dynamics, high and low, of McCartney's Rickenbacker bass guitar.
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The small Vox amplifier behind them is the kind The Beatles used in concert.
.Originating as a skiffle group,[237] The Beatles soon embraced 1950s rock and roll.^ The Beatles stood for Peace, Drugs, and Rock And Roll.

[238] .The band's repertoire ultimately expanded to include a broad variety of pop music.^ He has progressed from mastering mostly classical recordings to include a much wider range of music, including pop and rock, with his specialized role as an audio restoration engineer.
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.Reflecting the range of styles they explored, Lennon said of Beatles for Sale, "You could call our new one a Beatles country-and-western LP",[239] while Allmusic credits the band, and Rubber Soul in particular, as a major influence on the folk rock movement.^ December 15, 2007 at 07:41 Report Abuse the beatles rule i miss you john lennon .
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^ It could have just been they've got The Beatles in their Ed Sullivan outfits on stage somewhere and you played all the songs.
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^ CNN: Do you think that "Rock Band" and the remasters will make the Beatles sound revolutionary again to younger generations?
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[1] .Beginning with the use of a string quartet on Help!'s "Yesterday", they also incorporated classical music elements.^ It is a testament to The Beatles frightening fecundity that they could create an entirely new form and structure for pop music and then never use it again.

^ I bet it was the other George’s idea to use the jet as a musical element.

.As Jonathan Gould points out however, it was not "even remotely the first pop record to make prominent use of strings—although it was the first Beatles recording to do so ...^ Ringo was the first member to quit The Beatles; he did so during the recording of this record.

^ For the first time The Beatles really experimented with a recording.

^ To make matters worse, Paul used ridiculous amounts of studio time to try to polish this turd, annoying George Martin and the other Beatles in the process.

it was rather that the more traditional sound of strings allowed for a fresh appreciation of their talent as composers by listeners who were otherwise allergic to the din of drums and electric guitars."[240] The group applied strings to various effect. Of "She's Leaving Home", for instance, recorded for Sgt. Pepper, Gould writes that it "is cast in the mold of a sentimental Victorian ballad, its words and music filled with the clichés of musical melodrama."[241]
.The band's stylistic range expanded in another direction in 1966 with the B-side to the "Paperback Writer" single: "Rain", described by Martin Strong in The Great Rock Discography as "the first overtly psychedelic Beatles record".[242] Other psychedelic numbers followed, such as "Tomorrow Never Knows" (actually recorded before "Rain"), "Strawberry Fields Forever", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", and "I Am the Walrus". The influence of Indian classical music was evident in songs such as Harrison's "Love You To" and "Within You Without You", whose intent, writes Gould, was "to replicate the raga form in miniature".[243] Summing up the band's musical evolution, music historian and pianist Michael Campbell identifies innovation as its most striking feature.^ The appeal of getting further into the music you love is great, you know.
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^ Other bands may follow the Beatles' lead, he added.
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^ As for his attempts at writing classical music … .
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.He writes, "'A Day in the Life' encapsulates the art and achievement of the Beatles as well as any single track can.^ The Beatles' debut "Please Please Me," was primarily recorded during a single day in February, 1963 and was essentially a chronicle of the group's stage show at the time.
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.It highlights key features of their music: the sound imagination, the persistence of tuneful melody, and the close coordination between words and music.^ The tune features an incredibly precocious vocal melody over a swinging American Rhythm and Blues form.

.It represents a new category of song—more sophisticated than pop, more accessible and down to earth than pop, and uniquely innovative.^ And while some fans may shy away from spending hundreds of dollars for a complete new collection of songs they already have, MacBain said the Beatles have more devoted fans than any other musicians.
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^ The song "Yesterday" alone has been covered more than 3,000 times.
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^ Now, there's no question that the stereo versions of these familiar songs are clearer and more vivid than they've ever been.
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.There literally had never before been a song—classical or vernacular—that had blended so many disparate elements so imaginatively."^ There were so many more instruments I'd never noticed.
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^ Consequently, never have so many listened to a song so bad.

^ Although I'd been up a few times before, it still took my breath away to see the very familiar surroundings up there, although notice many changes too.
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[244] Music theorist Bruce Ellis Benson agrees: "Composers may be able to conceive new rhythms and chord progressions, but these are usually improvisations upon current rhythms and chord progressions. The Beatles ... give us a wonderful example of how such far-ranging influences as .Celtic music, rhythm and blues, and country and western could be put together in a new way."^ And what better way to put on a show in your living room than with the legendary music of the greatest band of all time?
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^ "It's great for music - it is a new revenue scheme and a way for people to explore music that they otherwise might not have had access to," he said.
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^ People in the Western countries don’t even know the best ways to use milk products !!!
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[245]
.In The Songwriting Secrets of The Beatles, Dominic Pedler also emphasizes the importance of the way they combined genres: "One of the greatest of The Beatles' achievements was the songwriting juggling act they managed for most of their career.^ Coupled with Ringo Starr's drumming they form a rhythm section that played a hugely underrated part in the Beatles' dynamic combination of grace 'n' fury.
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^ The Beatles are very clever in the way they compose their music and the way they were very economical with guitar, bass and drums and you hear that in the game.
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^ What set the Beatles apart was that they seemed to conjure their greatest work out of the ether-or maybe out of the breath of a muse.
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Far from moving sequentially from one genre to another (as is sometimes conveniently suggested) the group maintained in parallel their mastery of the traditional, catchy chart hit while simultaneously forging rock and dabbling with a wide range of peripheral influences from Country to vaudeville. .One of these threads was their take on folk music, which would form such essential groundwork for their later collisions with Indian music and philosophy."^ Upon arriving at the studio he would do one and only one take each session, an approach bordering on Conceptual or Process Art.

^ If McCartney was really writing about black folks, then he would have said, “take your broken wings”.

^ These folks want pop music to retain some mystery, even some spookiness.
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[246] .As the personal relationships between the band members grew increasingly strained, their individual influences became more apparent.^ The farther away from the battlefield, the more ignorant one is of one’s own national history, the less actual knowledge, influence or education they have, the more likely that that person is patriotic.

^ As Paul’s ego grew uncontrollably, Jane understandably became more and more disgusted with him.

^ John and Paul’s writing and music increasingly resembled Dylan’s, and Dylan became more and more noisy like the Beatles.

The minimalistic cover artwork for the White Album contrasted with the complexity and diversity of its music, which encompassed Lennon's "Revolution 9", whose musique concrète approach was influenced by Yoko Ono; Starr's country song "Don't Pass Me By"; Harrison's rock ballad "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; and the "proto-metal roar" of McCartney's "Helter Skelter".[169]

Contribution of George Martin

.George Martin's close involvement with The Beatles in his role as producer made him one of the leading candidates for the informal title of "fifth Beatle".[247] He brought his classical musical training to bear in various ways.^ With "Love" my role was to try and morph and change the Beatles so that they fitted into that environment, and to come up with new ideas, new musical ideas of combining the music.
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^ I remember a boy named Andrew crying in the back of the classroom because his mother made him cut his hair, which he'd wanted to grow out like the Beatles.
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^ Sir George Martin, The Beatles original producer, and his son Giles Martin worked with the entire archive of Beatles recordings to create the musical component for LOVE. The result is an unprecedented approach to the music for a stage production.
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[248] The string quartet accompaniment to "Yesterday" was his idea—the band members were initially unenthusiastic about the concept, but the result was a revelation to them.[249] .Gould also describes how, "as Lennon and McCartney became progressively more ambitious in their songwriting, Martin began to function as an informal music teacher to them". This, coupled with his willingness to experiment in response to their suggestions—such as adding "something baroque" to a particular recording—facilitated their creative development.^ Unlike Lennon, who in response to this turn of events would stalk, threaten, and blame the girl, George is such a pathetic wuss that he blames himself.

^ Why did McCartney at his creative peak continue to write and record twee imitation Twenties tunes?

^ Their output was staggering, particularly thanks to the prodigious songwriting of Lennon and McCartney and the slow but steady growth of Harrison.
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[249] .As well as scoring orchestral arrangements for Beatles recordings, Martin often performed, playing instruments including piano, organ and brass.^ Compare George’s sublime playing on the later Beatles recordings to the childish noises he was responsible for when the band began.

^ George Martin plays a distorted harmonium that references the indian influences that were to become standard during the next few years of Beatle recordings.

^ I roll a stoney, well you can imitate everyone you know.” Lennon is on record as saying that The Rolling Stones copied everything The Beatles ever did, and he has a point.

[250]
Looking back on the making of Sgt. Pepper, Martin said, "'Sergeant Pepper' itself didn't appear until halfway through making the album. .It was Paul's song, just an ordinary rock number and not particularly brilliant as songs go ...^ Jane is so pissed at Paul that he has to abandon the bedroom to her festering rage and go sit on the toilet with an acoustic guitar just to get some peace and write this little masterpiece.

^ I'm a good listener, and I don't just walk into a meeting and go, "It's got to be my songs!"
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^ Back in verse two of the song, Paul McCartney has just arrived home to Mother Russia.

.Paul said, 'Why don't we make the album as though the Pepper band really existed, as though Sergeant Pepper was making the record?^ Then it was really just they said, "Why are you doing it?"
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^ So it wasn't really a large part, I don't think I really heard the "White Album" until I was 17.
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^ In the days of vinyl, Paul and Ringo, though they played with enough punch to "make the needle jump off the record," never got a chance to actually make that happen.
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We'll dub in effects and things.' I loved the idea, and from that moment on it was as though Pepper had a life of its own." Recalling how strongly the song contrasted with Lennon's compositions, Martin spoke too of his own stabilising influence:
.
Compared with Paul's songs, all of which seemed to keep in some sort of touch with reality, John's had a psychedelic, almost mystical quality ...^ The appearance of this game sort of seems to indicate some willingness to allow Beatles to appear in some new formats that you're exploring.
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^ Did she know the song, or did she commit some sort of unoriginal sin?

^ John and Paul’s gesture of help was to sing harmony only on the very last line of the song, “Do all without doing.” .

.John's imagery is one of the best things about his work—"tangerine trees", "marmalade skies", "cellophane flowers" ...^ Paul McCartney lost the best thing he ever had when John got shot.
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^ John also said many kind things about Paul over the years, and they got together socially on several occasions after The Beatles broke up.
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^ Tina Says: June 16th, 2009 at 7:28 pm That is one thing I like about Faul – that he is vegetarian (or at least claims to be).
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I always saw him as an aural Salvador Dalí, rather than some drug-ridden record artist. .On the other hand, I would be stupid to pretend that drugs didn't figure quite heavily in The Beatles' lives at that time.^ Paul sees the girl for the first time, holds her hand, dances with her, holds her tight, falls in love, and then renounces all other women for the rest of his life.

^ The only other act to reach the top more times is the Beatles with 19.
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^ In other words, it's quite clear that you're singing with the Beatles and not replacing them.
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.At the same time they knew that I, in my schoolmasterly role, didn't approve ...^ With "Love" my role was to try and morph and change the Beatles so that they fitted into that environment, and to come up with new ideas, new musical ideas of combining the music.
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^ Yes she was killed a long long time ago, my mother never knew what hit her, my mother never knew what hit her.” .

^ "As you go through each album, there's background on what was going on their lives at the same time they were managing to cram out these wonderful albums."
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.Not only was I not into it myself, I couldn't see the need for it; and there's no doubt that, if I too had been on dope, Pepper would never have been the album it was.^ Proving once again, that in the real world in which we are stuck, there is no such thing as Karma, only luck.

^ Did you come to them and be like, "I would really like to see more from this album," or anything like that?
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^ B section, “Friday night arrives without a suitcase.” Friday night is a john, a client; he doesn’t sleep over so there’s no need for a suitcase.

[251]
.Harrison echoed Martin's description of his stabilising role: "I think we just grew through those years together, him as the straight man and us as the loonies; but he was always there for us to interpret our madness—we used to be slightly avant-garde on certain days of the week, and he would be there as the anchor person, to communicate that through the engineers and on to the tape."^ Ringo was always there, we just didn't hear him.
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^ This was fresh thinking, and in the early days of every medium, there is a lot of messiness.

^ As we stumbled home that evening in tears, it never occurred to us that this many years later, you would not have returned a single, solitary, one of our phone calls.

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In the studio

.The Beatles made innovative use of technology, treating the studio as an instrument in itself.^ To make matters worse, Paul used ridiculous amounts of studio time to try to polish this turd, annoying George Martin and the other Beatles in the process.

^ De-noising technology was only used for less than five of The Beatles' 525 minutes of music.
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.They urged experimentation by Martin and their recording engineers, regularly demanding that something new be tried because "it might just sound good".[253] At the same time they constantly sought ways to put chance occurrences to creative use.^ Maybe they were just good actors.

^ So they were very good that way.
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^ And just the fact that they had a good time doing it.
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.Accidental guitar feedback, a resonating glass bottle, a tape loaded the wrong way round so that it played backwards—any of these might be incorporated into their music.^ Declan Zimmerman likes to play the guitar, sing his songs, and receive hugs from well-rounded people of both genders.

^ I thought you know, it's the only way that a lot of kids will listen to music and really get into it and so I was swayed.
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^ Martin: Well, I don't know if anyone is aware, but the way these games work is you control guitar, bass and drums, if you don't play the bass correctly you don't hear the bass.
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[254] .The Beatles' desire to create new sounds on every new recording, combined with Martin's arranging abilities and the studio expertise of EMI staff engineers such as Norman Smith, Ken Townsend and Geoff Emerick, all contributed significantly to their records from Rubber Soul and, especially, Revolver forward.^ "Rubber Soul" was recorded in 1965.
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^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band would break new ground for the band, with music and lyrics inspired less by teenage crushes, and more by a desire to create art out of sound and by their heavy use of hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD. Songs like "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite", were swirling sound collages, and were pretty much unplayable outside of a recording studio, so The Beatles gave up on touring by this point.
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^ (CD also includes original 1965 stereo mix)+ Rubber Soul (CD also include original 1965 stereo mix)+ Revolver+ Sgt.
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[254] .Along with studio tricks such as sound effects, unconventional microphone placements, tape loops, double tracking and vari-speed recording, The Beatles augmented their songs with instruments that were unconventional for rock music at the time.^ R#9 was made not with musical instruments, but with loops of magnetic tape.

^ It was the last song The Beatles ever recorded.

^ This Completely customized game features Apple and Abbey Road Studios along with every album released by the Beatles allowing fans to create their own private music anthology.
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These included string and brass ensembles as well as Indian instruments such as the sitar in "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" and the swarmandel in "Strawberry Fields Forever".[255] They also used early electronic instruments such as the Mellotron, with which McCartney supplied the flute voices on the "Strawberry Fields" intro,[256] and the clavioline, an electronic keyboard that created the unusual oboe-like sound on "Baby, You're a Rich Man".[257]

Legacy

.The Beatles' influence on popular culture was—and remains—immense.^ When I tell the youth of today about the cultural influence of The Beatles on the 60's, the little treasures don't really get it.

.Former Rolling Stone associate editor Robert Greenfield said, "People are still looking at Picasso ...^ "It's not as if it's just a bunch of people in China doing it," McCartney told Rolling Stone.
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^ Some people waiting outside spotted Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones walk by!
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at artists who broke through the constraints of their time period to come up with something that was unique and original. .In the form that they worked in, in the form of popular music, no one will ever be more revolutionary, more creative and more distinctive than The Beatles were."^ Music, more than anything else, is an act of The Will.

^ It’s feels more John and Phil and hired hands than Beatles.

^ Even in 1964, though, no one could have predicted that by the end of that decade the Beatles would bear the same relationship to popular music that Shakespeare bore to the English drama of his time: clearly within it, yet curiously beyond it.
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[224] .From the 1920s, the United States had dominated popular entertainment culture throughout much of the world, via Hollywood movies, jazz, the music of Broadway and Tin Pan Alley and, later, the rock and roll that first emerged in Memphis, Tennessee.^ CLICK LINK TO ORDER! The Beatles Collector's Edition of Monopoly celebrates the music that revolutionized rock-n-roll in the 20th century.
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^ Plus Tin Pan Alley was still making hits (I’m into something good, etc) .
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^ He was very knowledgeable about the Tin Pan Alley composers and history of the songs."
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[258] .Drawing on their rock and roll roots, The Beatles not only triggered the British Invasion of the US, but themselves became a globally influential phenomenon.^ The first US Beatles LP was released only in Chicago first on the Vee-Jay label because EMI and VEE-JAY thought it would not sell in the U.S. .
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^ CLICK LINK TO ORDER! The Beatles Collector's Edition of Monopoly celebrates the music that revolutionized rock-n-roll in the 20th century.
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^ What comes through on the new stereo masters is the power and quality of the original recordings of that rock band -- the quality the Beatles themselves would have heard and intended when those recordings were created.
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[259]
.The Beatles' musical innovations, as well as their commercial success, inspired musicians worldwide.^ Hostility towards pop music, and hostility towards his partners, the other three Beatles, and their worldwide audience.

^ THE BEATLES' ENTIRE ORIGINAL RECORDED CATALOGUE REMASTERED BY APPLE CORPS LTD. AND EMI MUSIC FOR WORLDWIDE RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 .
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[259] .A large number of artists have acknowledged The Beatles as an influence or have had chart successes with covers of Beatles songs.^ When Roger and Dave wrestle bare chested to decide which is the best Beatles song rarely do they come to any meaningful conclusion but the most successful Beatles song is easy to measure.

^ Subsequently, John sang background vocals on Elton's a cover of the Beatle's song Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds .

[260] .On radio, the arrival of The Beatles marked the beginning of a new era; program directors like Rick Sklar of New York's WABC went as far as forbidding DJs from playing any "pre-Beatles" music.^ With "Love" my role was to try and morph and change the Beatles so that they fitted into that environment, and to come up with new ideas, new musical ideas of combining the music.
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^ So, for that large majority, do you see something new that longtime fans of The Beatles will find to experience, kind of tackling it in a game format like this?
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^ Music entrepreneur Allen Klein, blamed by many for contributing to the demise of The Beatles, has died in New York at 77 after suffering from Alzheimer's.
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[261] .The Beatles redefined the album as something more than just a few hits padded out with "filler".[262] They were primary innovators of the music video.^ Music, more than anything else, is an act of The Will.

^ Had you given young Roger or Dave that sort of attention we would have turned out more Kim Jong Il than Hare Krishna.

^ It’s feels more John and Phil and hired hands than Beatles.

[263] The Shea Stadium date with which they opened their 1965 North American tour attracted what was then the largest audience in concert history and is seen as a "landmark event in the growth of the rock crowd."[264] Emulation of their clothing and especially their hairstyles, which became a mark of rebellion, had a global impact on fashion.[78]
.More broadly, The Beatles changed the way people listened to popular music and experienced its role in their lives.^ The Beatles have sold more records than any other musical artist in history, with EMI estimating more than one billion albums sold worldwide.
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^ We talked to a ton of people for this month's The Beatles: Rock Band special, but no one was more special than the legendary Sir Paul McCartney.
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^ The Beatles are very clever in the way they compose their music and the way they were very economical with guitar, bass and drums and you hear that in the game.
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[265] From what began as the Beatlemania fad, the group grew to be perceived by their young fans across the industrialized world as the representatives, even the embodiment, of ideals associated with cultural transformation.[265] .As icons of the 1960s counterculture, they became a catalyst for bohemianism and activism in various social and political arenas, fueling such movements as women's liberation, gay liberation and environmentalism.^ The band members were icons of a 1960s generational shift that called for new social structures, questioned institutions and carried a "certain optimism," he said.
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[265]

Awards and recognition

In 1965, Queen Elizabeth II appointed the four Beatles Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).[95] .The Beatles film Let It Be (1970) won the 1971 Academy Award for Best Original Song Score.^ A soundtrack album accompanied it, with several new Beatles songs and a score by George Martin , the Beatles producer.
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^ It was was nominated for the Grammy Awards of 1969 in the Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

^ The original idea of the film was that the Beatles would be perform a huge concert which would be filmed and recorded for posterity.
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[188] .The Beatles have received 7 Grammy Awards[5] and 15 Ivor Novello Awards.^ Bob Smeaton (Director, Mini-Documentaries) - Bob Smeaton was series director and writer on the Grammy award winning 'Beatles Anthology' TV series which aired in the UK and the USA in 1995.
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^ He received a Grammy nomination for his involvement with The Beatles' album 'Live At The BBC' and, in 2003, produced the 'Fly On The Wall' bonus disc for 'Let It Be...
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[6] .They have been awarded 6 Diamond albums, as well as 24 Multi-Platinum albums, 39 Platinum albums and 45 Gold albums in the United States,[196][266] while in the UK they have 4 Multi-Platinum albums, 4 Platinum albums, 8 Gold albums and 1 Silver album.^ The Beatles albums were released in the United States by Capitol Records, a unit of private-equity partnership Terra Firma's EMI Group Ltd.
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^ All were among the 10 biggest albums in the United States.
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^ Their best-seller last week was 1969's "Abbey Road," which moved 89,000 copies, making it the third-most-popular album in the United States.
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[197] .The group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the all-time top-selling Hot 100 artists to celebrate the US singles chart's fiftieth anniversary—The Beatles ranked number one.^ There’s only one Beatle on the best selling album of all time.

^ Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.
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^ It was number one in Billboard for eleven weeks and topped the charts in eleven countries.

[4] .In 2009, the Recording Industry Association of America certified that The Beatles have sold more albums in the US than any other artist.^ It’s feels more John and Phil and hired hands than Beatles.

^ I know it scares you that the world is not only made up of you and your friends and family but it actually consists of more than six billion other people.
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^ The only other act to reach the top more times is the Beatles with 19.
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[3] .The Beatles have had more number one albums, 15, on the UK charts and held down the top spot longer, 174 weeks, than any other musical act.^ The only other act to reach the top more times is the Beatles with 19.
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^ The Beatles have sold more records than any other musical artist in history, with EMI estimating more than one billion albums sold worldwide.
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^ I know it scares you that the world is not only made up of you and your friends and family but it actually consists of more than six billion other people.
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[2] .The Beatles were collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the 20th century's 100 most influential people.^ The Beatles are the most bootlegged act of all time.

^ Rhythmically, this is one of the most complex Beatle tracks, the time signature is all over the place, shifting from 2/4 to 3/4 to 4/4.

[7]

Discography

Original UK LPs

.(For Magical Mystery Tour, see CD releases below.^ Magical Mystery Tour (2xCD) .
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^ "Magical Mystery Tour" LP. The LP (also available as a double EP) was a success, but the movie turned out to be a flop.
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^ Magical Mystery Tour Plus Other Songs (LP, RP) .
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)

CD releases

1980s
.In 1987, EMI and Apple Corps released all of The Beatles' studio albums on CD.^ The first US Beatles LP was released only in Chicago first on the Vee-Jay label because EMI and VEE-JAY thought it would not sell in the U.S. .
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^ The collection comprises all 12 Beatles albums in stereo, with track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK, and 'Magical Mystery Tour,' which became part of The Beatles' core catalogue when the CDs were first released in 1987.
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^ In addition, for purists and curious fans alike, there is "The Beatles in Mono" box ($298), a collection that contains all 10 of the Beatles' albums as originally released in mono (plus a "Mono Masters" set).
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.With this release, the band's catalogue was standardized throughout the world, establishing a canon composed of the twelve original studio albums as issued in the United Kingdom (listed above), as well as the US album version of Magical Mystery Tour (1967), which had been released as a shorter double EP in the UK.[267] All the remaining Beatles material from the singles and EPs which had not been issued on the original studio albums was gathered on the two-volume compilation Past Masters (1988).^ The collection comprises all 12 Beatles albums in stereo, with track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK, and 'Magical Mystery Tour,' which became part of The Beatles' core catalogue when the CDs were first released in 1987.
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^ The new versions, to be released on Wednesday, include the group's 12 albums, plus the "Magical Mystery Tour" soundtrack and the "Past Masters" releases covering non-album singles.
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^ So the 13th album in this set is "Magical Mystery Tour," which was originally released as a double E.P., in England but as a full album in America.
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2000s
.The US album configurations from 1964–1965 were released as box sets in 2004 and 2006 (The Capitol Albums Volume 1 and Volume 2 respectively); these included both stereo and mono versions based on the mixes that were prepared for vinyl at the time of the music's original American release.^ Hollywood Bowl (complete 1965 stereo 1964 mono) .
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^ The revised version of Capitol Albums Vol.
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^ The mono mixes, not just the stereo, have been cleaned up and refurbished for this release.
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[268][269]
.On 9 September 2009, The Beatles' entire back catalogue was reissued following an extensive digital remastering process that lasted four years.^ September 6, 2009 -- News Straits Times Beatles leap into digital age .
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^ September 6, 2009 -- CNN Review: 'Beatles: Rock Band' fun for jamming in groups .
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^ This was followed by four years working with Sir George Martin as assistant and project coordinator on the TV documentary 'The Making of Sgt.
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[267] .Stereo editions of all twelve original UK studio albums, along with Magical Mystery Tour and Past Masters, were released on compact disc both individually and as a box set.^ Magical Mystery Tour (2xCD) .
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^ A re-release in 2003 would strip away Spector’s overdubs and present the album in a form arguably closer to its original conception.
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^ It has nothing to do with anything the intrinsic merit of non-masterpiece YMSK. It is because on the original Magical Mystery Tour album, Your Mother Should Know immediately precedes I Am The Walrus.

.A second collection included all mono titles along with the original stereo mixes of Help! and Rubber Soul.^ Rubber Soul (uk mono mix) .
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^ MP3 Collection CD2 - UK Original Albums Stereo .
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^ Rubber Soul (LP, Mono) .
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[270] For a limited time, a brief video documentary about the remastering was included on each stereo CD.[271] In Mojo, Danny Eccleston wrote, "Ever since The Beatles first emerged on CD in 1987, there have been complaints about the sound". In support of the opinion that the original vinyl had significant advantages over the early CDs in clarity and dynamism, he suggested, "Compare 'Paperback Writer'/'Rain' on crackly 45, with its weedy Past Masters CD version, and the case is closed." Prior to the release of the 2009 remasters, Abbey Road Studios invited Mojo reviewers to hear a sample of the work, advising, "You're in for a shock." In his release-day review of the full product, Eccleston reported that "brilliantly, that's still how it feels a month later."[272]

Digital music

.The Beatles are among the few major artists whose recorded catalogue is not available through online music services such as iTunes and Napster.^ The Beatles have sold more records than any other musical artist in history, with EMI estimating more than one billion albums sold worldwide.
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^ The Beatles: Rock Band will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalogue of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band's legendary career.
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^ George Martin plays a distorted harmonium that references the indian influences that were to become standard during the next few years of Beatle recordings.

[273] Apple Corps' dispute with Apple, Inc. (owners of iTunes) over the use of the name "Apple" is partly responsible, although in November 2008 McCartney said the main obstacle was that EMI "want something we're not prepared to give them."[274] .In March 2009, The Guardian reported that "the prospect of an independent, Beatles-specific digital music store" has been raised by Harrison's son, Dhani, who said, "We're losing money every day...^ September 6, 2009 -- News Straits Times Beatles leap into digital age .
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^ The documentary is directed by Bob Smeaton, who directed the landmark Beatles Anthology series and created mini-documentaries for The Beatles' recently released re-mastered albums on CD. .
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^ Unless you’re raising your own cattle, or buy your beef from someone who does, that’s exactly what you’re eating.
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So what do you do? .You have to have your own delivery system, or you have to do a good deal with [Apple, Inc.^ Probably just tie you down for a week and subject you to your own songs.
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^ Unless you’re raising your own cattle, or buy your beef from someone who does, that’s exactly what you’re eating.
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^ I know all you civilians out there (non-musicians) are scratching your heads thinking “big deal.” But it is a very big deal.

CEO] Steve Jobs... [He] says that a download is worth 99 cents, and we disagree."[275] On 30 October, Wired.com reported that an online service, BlueBeat, was making available the entire Beatles catalogue, via both purchasable downloads and free streaming.[276] .Neither EMI nor Apple Corps had authorized the distribution,[277] and within a week BlueBeat was legally barred from handling the band's music.^ Apple Records , EMI Music (Sweden) .
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^ EMI Music (Sweden) , Apple Records .
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[278] .In December 2009, The Beatles' catalogue was officially released in FLAC and MP3 format in a limited edition of 30,000 USB flash drives.^ Says: June 15th, 2009 at 9:30 pm Well, the acid finally flashed.
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[279][280]

Song catalogue

.In 1963 Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr agreed to assign their song publishing rights to Northern Songs, a company created by music publisher Dick James.^ Musically this song screams McCartney.

^ Being the Beatles was the why of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr's lives.
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^ Lennon and Harrison are gone now, but McCartney and Starr remain.
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[281] .Administered by his company Dick James Music, Northern Songs went public in 1965 with Lennon and McCartney each holding 15% of the company's shares and James and the company's chairman, Charles Silver, holding a controlling 37.5%.^ Musically this song screams McCartney.

^ The reason people don’t notice all the flubs on this song is the fantastic sound of 2 McCartney’s and 2 Lennon’s singing super in tune with each other.

^ Getting Better is a McCartney/Lennon song from that most famous of Beatle’s albums, Sgt.

.After a failed attempt by Lennon and McCartney to buy the company, James and Silver sold Northern Songs in 1969 to British TV company Associated TeleVision (ATV), in which Lennon and McCartney received stock.^ The reason people don’t notice all the flubs on this song is the fantastic sound of 2 McCartney’s and 2 Lennon’s singing super in tune with each other.

^ Getting Better is a McCartney/Lennon song from that most famous of Beatle’s albums, Sgt.

^ Lady Madonna is a Paul McCartney song written with a little help from his friend, John Lennon.

[282] .Briefly owned by Australian business magnate Robert Holmes à Court, ATV Music was sold in 1985 to Michael Jackson for a reported $47 million (trumping a joint bid by McCartney and Yoko Ono), giving him control over the publishing rights to more than 200 songs composed by Lennon and McCartney.^ The Beatles have sold more records than any other musical artist in history, with EMI estimating more than one billion albums sold worldwide.
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^ The song "Yesterday" alone has been covered more than 3,000 times.
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^ Lennon and McCartney would write the bulk of the songs, with Harrison usually getting a couple of compositions in per album.
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[283]
.Jackson and Sony merged their music publishing businesses in 1995,[283] becoming joint owners of most of the Lennon-McCartney songs recorded by The Beatles, although Lennon's estate and McCartney still receive their respective shares of the royalties.^ Getting Better is a McCartney/Lennon song from that most famous of Beatle’s albums, Sgt.

^ It was the last song The Beatles ever recorded.

^ McCartney is a musical and business genius.

.Although the Jackson-Sony catalogue includes most of The Beatles' greatest hits, some of their earliest songs were published by an EMI subsidiary, Ardmore & Beechwood, before Lennon and McCartney signed with James.^ Getting Better is a McCartney/Lennon song from that most famous of Beatle’s albums, Sgt.

^ Real Name: Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE Profile: Born 18th June 1942 in Liverpool, England, UK; an English musician and songwriter, most famous for being a member of The Beatles.
  • Paul McCartney Discography at Discogs 2 February 2010 9:19 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ The reason people don’t notice all the flubs on this song is the fantastic sound of 2 McCartney’s and 2 Lennon’s singing super in tune with each other.

McCartney acquired the publishing rights to "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You" from Ardmore in the 1980s.[284] .Harrison and Starr allowed their songwriting contracts with Northern Songs to lapse in 1968, signing with Apple Publishing instead.^ The Inner Light is a George Harrison song from 1968.

Harrison created Harrisongs, which still owns the rights to his post-1967 songs such as "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Something", while Starr's Startling Music holds the rights to his own post-1967 songs recorded by The Beatles, "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus's Garden".[285]

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References

Further reading

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