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The Beatles Song That Left Dolly Parton ‘Feelin’ All Kinds of

The Beatles have influenced many artists in every genre. While Dolly Parton came from a vastly different background than The Beatles, she was still struck by one of their earliest hits in America that left her “feelin’ all kinds of emotions.” ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ is one of The Beatles’ earliest hits Dolly […]

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A Drummer for The Rolling Stones Said The Beatles’ ‘Love Me Do’

TL;DR: A drummer for The Rolling Stones said The Beatles’ “Love Me Do” sounded sad at first. He said Ringo Starr changed the song considerably. The drummer for The Rolling Stones said the final version of “Love Me Do” was “joyous.” The Beatles | V&A Images / Contributor A drummer who’s worked for The Rolling […]

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Ringo Starr’s Weirdest Drumming With The Beatles Came During a

Ringo Starr songs rarely made the cut on Beatles albums (he wrote two Fab Four tunes). His playing almost never received the credit it deserved, either. Ringo’s drumming — subtle and situated perfectly in the song — often made him the most overlooked member of The Beatles, and yet there were very few places in […]

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Why Paul McCartney Initially Didn’t Perform Any Beatles Songs

After The Beatles broke up, each member tried to separate themselves from the record-breaking band. Paul McCartney formed Wings shortly after leaving The Beatles, but he knew the group needed a fresh identity. While many fans came to concerts expecting McCartney to perform a few Beatles tracks, Macca refused to do so for the first […]

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Paul McCartney’s unseen early Beatles photos to go on display

Announced by Macca this afternoon, Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm will be a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, featuring “an extraordinary archive of rediscovered and never-before-seen photographs taken by Paul at the height of Beatlemania.” According to the National Portrait Gallery’s website: “An unprecedented exhibition, revealing – for the first […]

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The Police ‘Had a Great Time’ Protecting the Beatles From

The Beatles were known for their “exuberant” fans — even sparking the term “Beatlemania.” (There was even a time when Ringo Starr’s then-girlfriend was scratched by a crazed fan.) Here’s what these artists said about their dangerous experiences with crowds, with Paul McCartney joking about police involvement.  The Beatles sparked ‘Beatlemania’ with their ‘exuberant’ fan […]

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The Beatles’ ‘Back in the U.S.S.R.’ Only Became a Hit Years After

TL;DR: Paul McCartney wrote The Beatles’ “Back in the U.S.S.R.” but John Lennon played on the track. The tune was partly a parody of a Chuck Berry song. The song became a hit single six years after The Beatles’ breakup. The Beatles | Hulton Archive / Stringer The Beatles‘ “Back in the U.S.S.R.” was mostly […]

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Studio Execs Wanted to Dub Over the Beatles’ Accents in ‘A Hard

By the time The Beatles made their first movie, they had already conquered the music charts. A Hard Day’s Night is a mockumentary about John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison’s fame as The Beatles. The 1964 film followed The Beatles’ appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, so everyone internationally knew what they […]

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Brad Mehldau Trades Bach for the Beatles

Brad Mehldau is arguably the greatest working jazz pianist. Top five, for sure. He’s fifty-two—too old to be a wunderkind, too young to be an éminence grise, although his hair is grayer and thinner than it was on the cover of “Introducing Brad Mehldau,” his 1995 début as a bandleader, which included some standards (Duke […]

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That Story Behind The Beatles’ Ill-Fated Trip to Asia in 1966

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