The Beatles

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Ringo Starr Talks New LP, Future Deluxe Beatles Albums, Paul McCartney

"I hope they do the White Album and 'Abbey Road,'" he says<p>For his 19th solo album, Ringo Starr planned to record his first country album since 1970's</i> …

Ringo Starr

Charles Manson: How Cult Leader's Twisted Beatles Obsession Inspired Family Murders

He led his followers to believe songs on the White Album – most notably Paul McCartney's "Helter Skelter" – were a call for a violent race war<p>Charles …

Crime

Paul McCartney Talks One on One Tour, Pre-Stage Rituals, Rap as Poetry

Songwriter also offers advice to young musicians and clears up Beatles myths<p>The average Paul McCartney concert in 2017 features about 37 songs that …

John Lennon

Inside the Making of 'Sgt. Pepper'

In 1967, the Beatles were at a crossroads — they quit touring, experimented with drugs and set out to change rock & roll forever<p>In the autumn of …

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' at 50: The Doomed Socialite Behind 'A Day in the Life'

How Guinness heir Tara Browne's untimely death inspired the album's epic final track<p><i>The</i> <i>Beatles</i><i>'</i> Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band<i>, which</i> Rolling …

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' at 50: When Pink Floyd, David Crosby Visited 'Lovely Rita' Sessions

How parking-meter antagonism, a very high Byrd and a certain psychedelic group on the rise played into the Paul McCartney classic<p><i>The</i> <i>Beatles</i><i>'</i> Sgt. …

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' at 50: How a Corn Flakes Ad Inspired 'Good Morning Good Morning'

"It was about his boring life at the time," Paul McCartney later said of song that summed up John Lennon's domestic ennui<p><i>The</i> <i>Beatles</i><i>'</i> Sgt. Pepper's …

Review: The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' Anniversary Editions Reveal Wonders

This authorized reconsideration of a major canonical work may be how it was always meant to be heard<p>In 2006, the Beatles coaxed producer George …

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' at 50: How Paul McCartney's Dad Inspired 'When I'm Sixty-Four'

McCartney wrote "tongue-in-cheek" song on his father's piano at age 16<p><i>The</i> <i>Beatles</i><i>'</i> Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band<i>, which</i> Rolling Stone <i>named as</i> …

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' at 50: How George Harrison Found Himself on 'Within You Without You'

Inspired by Ravi Shankar and fed up with being "fab," the band's youngest member composed a hypnotic ode to higher consciousness<p><i>The</i> <i>Beatles</i><i>'</i> Sgt. …

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' at 50: How an Old Circus Poster Led to '... Mr. Kite!'

"Everything in the song is from that poster," John Lennon said of 1843 ad he picked up in a Kent antique shop<p><i>The</i> <i>Beatles</i><i>'</i> Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts …

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' at 50: Meet the Runaway Who Inspired 'She's Leaving Home'

Melanie Coe looks back on her teenage days as an unlikely Lennon/McCartney muse<p><i>The Beatles'</i> Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band<i>, which</i> Rolling …

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' at 50: When Jesus Dropped by During 'Fixing a Hole' Sessions

Paul McCartney brought a strange guest to the studio in February 1967<p><i>The Beatles'</i> Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band<i>, which</i> Rolling Stone<i>named as</i> …

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' at 50: John Lennon's Accidental 'Getting Better' Acid Trip

Lennon swallowed the wrong pill the night he was supposed to record backing harmonies for the song. Weirdness – and male bonding – ensued<p><i>The Beatles'</i> …

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' at 50: Remembering the Real 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds'

How a drawing by John Lennon's three-year-old son inspired his psychedelic masterpiece<p><i>The Beatles'</i> Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band<i>, which</i> …

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' at 50: How Band Rallied Around Ringo on 'With a Little Help ...'

Remembering the "touching show of unity" that led to the drummer's sole lead-vocal turn on 1967 LP<p><i>The Beatles'</i> Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band<i>,</i> …

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' at 50: How Paul McCartney's Travels Inspired the Title Track

"How about if we become an alter-ego band?" McCartney would recall asking the group following French road trip and Kenyan safari in late 1966<p><i>The</i> …

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2017

The Lost Beatles Photos: Rare Shots From 1964-1966

Photos of the Fab Four by photographer Bob Bonis<p>At Seattle Tacoma Airport, the Beatles boarded their chartered Americn Flyer Airlines Lockheed …

The Real Story Behind the Beatles' Last Days

What led to Paul McCartney's announcement on April 10, 1970 that the band was breaking up<p>Sunday marked an anniversary most Beatles fans would rather …

50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Released Their Debut Single, 'Love Me Do'

The surprise hit helped kick-start Beatlemania<p>Exactly 50 years ago today, on October 5th, 1962, a new single titled "Love Me Do" hit record stores …

The Beatles' 'Love Me Do' Hits the Public Domain in Europe

Under a soon-to-be-revised law, copyright expires after 50 years<p>The Beatles first single, "Love Me Do," has entered the pubic domain in Europe, …

The Beatles George Harrison's lost guitar solo

Hear an alternate take for 'Here Comes the Sun'<p>In this clip from <i>Living in the Material World,</i> Martin Scorsese's documentary about George Harrison, …

Watch the Beatles Chow Down on Fish and Chips

The Fab Four enjoy a silly meal in new BBC documentary<p>Just when you thought you'd seen every video imaginable of the Beatles, the BBC's new <i>Arena …

Rare Color Photos of the Beatles Going Up for Auction

Collection documents the band's first U.S. tour<p>A collection of unpublished early color photographs of the Beatles are going up for auction in the …