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How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people? (The Beatles in ’67)

On May 11, 1967, The Beatles recorded “Baby, You’re a Rich Man” in 12 takes at Olympic Sound Studios in London. It was the group’s first song that was not recorded and mixed at Abbey Road. The song was added … Continue reading

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“The sooner it ends the better” (record execs’ lament of the Beatles’ invasion of America)

The headline for the Feb. 29, 1964, edition of Billboard (The International Music-Record Newsweekly) was:  Beatles Business Booms But Blessings Mixed. On the left column of the front page was an article about the band grossing more than $17 million … Continue reading

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It’s the next best thing to be … (“Free As a Bird” — The Beatles in 1995)

On Dec. 30, 1995, The Beatles’ “Free As a Bird” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #10. It would peak at #6 the following week. The single was released to promote The Beatles Anthology documentary and Anthology 1, the … Continue reading

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The Magical Mystical Tour is hoping to take you away (The Beatles & the BBC in 1967)

On Dec. 26, 1967, BBC Television broadcast the Beatles’ movie Magical Mystery Tour. Because BBC1 was not yet broadcasting in “colour,” the film was shown in black and white. The British press severely criticized the production – so much that … Continue reading

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Yeah you got that something (The Beatles in 1963)

In 1963, the general consensus among recording industry professionals was that British music could not be popular in the States. In England, a four-man band called the Beatles was generating publicity and sales. The Beatles’ British label, EMI, could not … Continue reading

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From “Scambled Eggs” to “Yesterday”

One of the most covered songs in pop music history (reportedly more than 2,500 versions have been recorded ) was released on Sept. 2, 1965. The original working title was”Scrambled Eggs,” but it became “Yesterday.” Although it’s officially a Beatles … Continue reading

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