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Beatles
Rob Sheffield | Rolling Stone • Wed 2018 Sep 26, 10:57pm

Everything we know about the White Album is about to change. The Beatles’ 1968 masterpiece has always been been the deepest mystery in their story—their wildest, strangest, most experimental, most brilliant music. But as it turns out, the White Album is even weirder than anyone realized.…

Beatles - Help
rammajamma, Ace of Spades • Fri 2017 Nov 17, 2:35pm

Yoko was weird but she did get Lennon off heroin. The Beatles broke up because Mr. Vapid, excuse me McCartney was more interested in silly love songs than continuing to progress the band's music and Lennon and Harrison wouldn't stand for it. Oh and Ringo was there.…

Variation on the punchline, "and Ringo played the drums."
Beatles - Help
Colin Fleming, Rolling Stone • Fri 2016 Aug 5, 9:26pm

…Revolver, released August 5th, 1966 – was the band's biggest musical watershed. Never had the Beatles emerged with such a brace of high-quality songs. Never had Paul McCartney written so well. John Lennon wasn't far behind. Never had a band enmeshed itself so thoroughly with studio wizardry. Never, simply, had a musical collective done so much to change the very concept of how sound could be produced, at the level of sheer fun, and the level of full-on art..…

Well, Rubber Soul was pretty good, too.
Paul McCartney
Michael Rothman, ABC • Tue 2016 May 24, 5:50pm

…McCartney also addressed the reason for the split, saying, "The business thing split us apart," referring to a new manager and new business practices for the release of "Let It Be," the band's final record together.

After the breakup, McCartney added, he wasn't sure "whether I was still going to continue in music."…

Alas, he did continue, after he broke up the foursome.
John Lennon
Good News Network • Sun 2016 Mar 6, 6:10pm

A Ukrainian governor has ordered that a street named after Vladimir Lenin should be renamed “John Lennon Street.” … in the village of Kalini in Zakarpattia, Ukraine’s westernmost region…

Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Beatles - Help
Jessica Dershowitz, EW • Sun 2016 Feb 21, 10:57pm

A lock of John Lennon’s hair that was cut as he prepared for a movie role has sold at auction for $35,000.…

Ringo Starr
Ben Geier, Fortune • Tue 2015 Sep 15, 1:48pm

…Ringo Starr… putting up for auction… more than 800 items… a Rickenbacker guitar that fellow Beatle John Lennon played… “Number One” edition of the Beatles “White Album,” and another guitar previously used by lead guitarist George Harrison. Ringo’s 1963 three-piece drum kit… expected to sell for between $300,000 and $500,000.…

Beatles
Sophia Hollander, Wall St Journal • Sat 2015 Aug 15, 6:13pm

They stood together in the dugout at Shea Stadium and stared. It was Aug. 15, 1965, and the Beatles had just been flown into Queens by helicopter and hustled through a stadium shaking with screams.

There had never been an outdoor concert of this scale—a sold-out sports stadium. As archival footage shows, teenagers clawed at the metal fences behind home plate, and more than 55,000 fans pressed forward for their first glimpse. Raw shrieks ripped the air.…

Ben Rooney, Ozark First / CNN • Fri 2015 Jun 5, 8:35pm

Lennon used Gibson J-160E guitar for many early Beatles' songs… Lennon and fellow Beatle George Harrison both bought the same style Gibson guitars in 1962 at a music shop in Liverpool for £161, or about $245 at today's exchange rate.…

Paul McCartney
Fox News / AP • Sat 2015 May 30, 7:13pm

…Paul McCartney says he has given up marijuana after many years of indulgence and now prefers wine or "a nice margarita." …doesn't want to set a bad example for his children and grandchildren…

This from the jerk who made all the Beatles' lives more miserable by coming out about their (painfully obvious) drug use during their heyday. Always been an idiot. Truth is, Paul hasn't smoked pot since he died in that car crash…
George
Fox / AP • Sun 2015 May 17, 9:02pm

A guitar George Harrison played at a time when Beatlemania was taking flight… 1963 Mastersound electric guitar went for $490,000… at a New York auction.…

George
UK Telegraph • Thu 2012 Nov 22, 10:50pm

The Beatles' audition tape famously rejected by a record executive in 1962 has finally been uncovered after 50 years. … The recording has never been officially released and the sound quality on it is said to be pristine. … [Had they been signed, we would probably never have seen Ringo join.]

George
John Carucci, AP, SF Chronicle • Fri 2012 May 4, 2:17pm
George Harrison's widow Olivia hopes to add more perspective on the reticent Beatle with her new digital book, and fill in the blanks left by Martin Scorsese's recent documentary.
Guardian (UK) • Wed 2012 Apr 4, 12:52pm

A Beatles reunion might be impossible, but music fans may yet get to see Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starkey on stage together, because the Beatles' sons have mooted the idea of starting a band.

leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com • Tue 2009 Apr 7, 3:25pm

Paul McCartneyIn what could be a prelude to making the Beatles catalog available as digital files at on-line stores, the band's entire collection of compact discs will be digitally remastered for the first time in two decades and re-released Sept. 9.

news.bbc.co.uk • Sun 2009 Apr 5, 6:31pm

Ringo StarrSir Paul headlined the concert, in aid of The David Lynch Foundation, and sang a string of Beatles and solo career hits before bringing Starr on stage. The pair performed the Beatles song, With a Little Help from My Friends together before embracing afterwards. Sir Paul also paid a tearful tribute to the late John Lennon before playing Here Today, a song he wrote for him.

Paul
breitbart.com • Fri 2008 Nov 28, 9:56pm

Eleanor Rigby: fact or fiction? That question, which has bedeviled Beatles' fans for decades, may be answered in part by a 1911 hospital payroll sheet to be auctioned in London on Thursday. The document, sent by Paul McCartney in 1990 to the director of a music charity who had asked for funding, contains the signature of a scullery maid named "E. Rigby" who worked in a Liverpool hospital. The director of the company auctioning the document believes the woman who signed the payroll is the same Eleanor Rigby buried in 1939 in a Liverpool graveyard next to the church where McCartney met the young John Lennon.