50 Years Ago: Beatles Butcher Cover Fiasco
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The infamous Beatles Butcher cover (shown above) made its limited appearance in June 1966. After Capitol Records sent out copies … Read More

53rd anniversary of the release of PLEASE PLEASE ME
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Today is the 53rd anniversary of the release of the Beatles first album, PLEASE PLEASE ME. When the LP went … Read More

50 Years Ago: A Rubber Soul Christmas to Remember
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The 1965 Christmas season was a very special time for Beatles fans. On December 3, 1965, Parlophone simultaneously released the … Read More

First Magic From Apple Records
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I will never forget the magic I felt when I removed my copy of Hey Jude from its black “The Beatles on Apple” sleeve for the first time.

Capitol of the World Trivia
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Today’s trivia questions come from the “Capitol of the World” chapter in the revised and expanded digital edition of “The … Read More

50 Years Ago: BEATLES START VACATIONS WHILE LOVE ME DO ISSUED
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The Beatles began well-deserved vacations on May 2, 1964.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES PERFORM AT NME POLL-WINNERS CONCERT & TAPE TV SPECIAL
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Having completed the filming of their first movie, the Beatles were once again busy with concerts and television appearances.

50 Years Ago: FILMING COMPLETED FOR BEATLES FIRST FILM WHILE “NEW” CAPITOL LP HITS THE CHARTS
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Filming of the Beatles first movie was completed during the week of April 20 – 24, 1964.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES CONTINUE FILMING AND RECORD TITLE TRACK
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Work on the Beatles first film resumed at Twickenham Film Studios on Monday, April 13.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES CONTINUE FILMING ON THEIR MOVIE
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Work on the Beatles first film at Twickenham continued on April 6 and 7, 1964, with the shooting of the make-up room scenes and the police station scenes.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES DOMINATE U.S. CHARTS WHILE FILMING CONTINUES ON THEIR MOVIE
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Nowhere was the Beatles dominance of American radio and the American record industry more evident than in the April 4, 1964, issue of Billboard magazine.

50 Years Ago: VEE-JAY ISSUES BEATLES SINGLE & EP WHILE BEATLES CONTINUE WORK ON THEIR MOVIE
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In America, Vee-Jay Records continued with its release of “new” Beatles product

50 Years Ago: CAN’T BUY ME LOVE RELEASED WHILE BEATLES CONTINUE FILMING FIRST MOVIE
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The Beatles sixth U.K. single and first U.K. single for 1964, Can’t Buy Me Love b/w You Can’t Do That, was released on March 20, 1964.

50 Years Ago: FILMING CONTINUES FOR BEATLES FIRST MOVIE
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The Beatles spent the week of March 9, 1964, being filmed for their first movie.

50 Years Ago: FILMING BEGINS ON BEATLES FIRST MOVIE
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Filming began for the Beatles first movie on Monday, March 2, 1964, and continued non-stop through the following Friday.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES BEGIN RECORDING SONGS FOR FILM AND NEXT ALBUM
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The Beatles returned to Abbey Road Studios on Tuesday, February 25, 1964, to begin recording songs for their upcoming film and next album.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES VACATION IN MIAMI BEACH BEFORE HEADING HOME
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The Beatles spent the week of February 17, 1963, relaxing in Miami Beach.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES PLAY FIRST CONCERTS IN AMERICA
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The Beatles began the week of February 10, 1964, with a series of press conferences at the Plaza Hotel.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES WRAP UP 3-WEEK ENGAGEMENT IN PARIS AND INVADE AMERICA
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The Beatles began the week of February 3, 1964, finishing off their three-week engagement at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France.

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