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

Memories of Ali and the Beatles
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Saturday morning, June 4, 2016. I read the news today, oh boy, on the front face of my iPhone. There … 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.

0OLDPRODUCT The Beatles’ Story on Capitol Records – Digital Edition
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NOW AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD!
The revised and expanded digital edition of the Capitol album book is over 550 pages and features much additional information and tons of new images. The two chapters on the Butcher and Trunk covers appearing on the YESTERDAY AND TODAY album put together 99% of the jig-saw puzzle mystery behind the covers. You will learn the true story behind how these covers came about and see pictures of Bob Whitaker at work during the two photo sessions that produced the pictures used on the covers. 498 Productions has licensed all of the significant pictures from the infamous Butcher session plus a series of revealing images from the Trunk photo session that took place at Brian Epstein’s office. These chapters alone are worth the price of admission. In addition, the digital book contains original art work from several albums, including an alternate design for BEATLES ’65 and the uncropped picture that was used for the cover of BEATLES VI.

Beatlefan Gold Record Award Interview with Bruce Spizer
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On July 24, 2014, the Recording Industry Association of America (the “RIAA”) added four singles and one album to its list of Beatles records that have been certified gold. Beatlefan contacted Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer in hopes of learning the story behind these new certifications.

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.

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