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Trivia Series: U.K. chart-topping singles

This series of questions will test your knowledge of what Beatles songs did not top the charts and what songs were number one in the U.K. at the time the Beatles failed to do so.

Holiday Sale

Holiday Sale. Price Guide for the Beatles American Records ON SALE.

Early Paul McCartney Letter Offers Drummer Tryout

A newly discovered letter found folded in a book at a Liverpool yard sale has shed new light on the Beatles’ early days, revealing that Paul McCartney offered an audition to a mystery drummer in 1960, just a few days before the band left for a formative two-month gig in Hamburg, Germany.

Parlophone books are shipping!

On Friday, July 22, 498 Productions began shipping copies of Beatles For Sale on Parlophone Records to its U.S. customers. Some individuals already received their copy of the book on Monday and have left comments about the book on our site. If you have received your book and would like to let us and others…

Apple’s American Debut – The Original 1968 Press Kit

On August 22, 1968, Apple Records’ Los Angeles office mailed press kits containing the label’s first four releases. Relive the excitement felt by DJs receiving “Hey Jude” and Mary Hopkin’s “Those Were The Days” along with photos and notes on each recording artist.

Remember The Titans

Bruce Spizer tells of his search in tracking down the infamous Titans, who shared a 1964 MGM album with the Beatles. The article is written in the “just the facts” style of the classic TV series Dragnet and should be read that way. DUM – DE – DUM DUM.

The Beatles 1965

NPR All Songs Considered – April 13, 2006 This week Capitol Records is releasing four early Beatles recordings, never before available on compact disc. The American versions of The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, Help! and Rubber Soul make up a new box set, The Capitol Albums Volume 2. All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks…

Paul McCartney Admits Beatles Planned Death Hoax

Bruce tells how and why the Beatles maticulously planted clues of Paul’s death in their songs and album covers beginning in the summer of 1966, with quotes from Paul and Beatles press agent Tony Barrow.

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