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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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“This song …Charles Manson stole from The Beatles … we’re stealing it back.”

On Oct. 27, 1988, the U2 film Rattle And Hum had its world premiere in the group’s hometown of Dublin. It would be released in the US a week later. The film documented the band during the third leg of … Continue reading

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” … attracts me like no other lover …” (something from George Harrison in 1969)

In 1969, five days after the release of their album “Abbey Road” in the US, The Beatles released George Harrison’s “Something” as a single in the US on Oct. 6 (it would be released in the UK at the end … Continue reading

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Take me to that other place (U2 atop The Clarence Hotel)

On Sept. 27, 2000, in an homage to The Beatles’ rooftop concert during the Let It Be recording sessions, U2 pulled a similar stunt in Dublin, Ireland, to promote their tenth album, All That You Can’t Leave Behind. Atop The … Continue reading

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Yes we’re going to a party, party (The Beatles)

It’s said “Birthday” from The Beatles’ White Album began as a jam session in the early hours of Sept. 18, 1968, and was finished (22 takes later) that night. Paul McCartney wrote the song’s main guitar riff as a ’50s-style … Continue reading

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