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Annie Leibovitz photo collection donated to Halifax gallery - Thursday, June 06, 2013

A collection of artwork by famed American photographer Annie Leibovitz is being donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as part of a permanent exhibition, including an iconic photograph of John Lennon and Yoko Ono taken just hours before Lennon was killed in December 1980.

The work by the celebrity portrait photographer was given to the Halifax gallery from the Al and Faye Mintz family in Toronto, the gallery announced Thursday.

Body on the line for Beatles - Thursday, June 06, 2013

Paula grins as proudly holds up a creased A5 sized piece of paper scribbled with four signatures. It could be her most prized possession - and her most valuable set of autographs. And rightly so, she says, as she describes the lengths she went to, to get them.

"I think it was 1964, the Beatles were out here," she says, "and a group of us for school went out to Lennons to see if we could meet the Beatles."

Today is International Beatles Fan Day - Thursday, June 06, 2013

Today, Beatles fans from across the universe are once again showing the world that all you need is love as they celebrate the 6th Annual International Beatles Fan Day.

June 6, 1962 is considered by many as the greatest day in Beatles history. On that day, the Beatles auditioned for George Martin.

SOB's Summer Splash Concert Cruises The Fab Faux – Cavern To The Rooftop Show! - Thursday, June 06, 2013

Cool new series taking place in New York this summer.  SOB's Concerts has announced the Summer Splash Concert Cruises, a season-long row of spectacular concerts and dance parties on the deck of a 4-level infinity luxury yacht. July 13th we set sail with Beatles cover band Fab Faux. 

When John Lennon Was Simon Cowell - Wednesday, June 05, 2013

from their first chart-topper to their final rooftop concert. 50 years ago this month, John Lennon was a panelist on the BBC show Juke Box Jury, where he rated every song a “miss.”

In 1960s Britain, they didn’t have American Idol or The Voice or The X Factor. But they did have Juke Box Jury. Not to be confused with the American version of the series, Jukebox Jury, Juke Box Jury featured a rotating panel of four showbiz personalities who would listen to a selection of the latest singles and rate them on a simple, binary scale: Each record was either a “hit” or a “miss.”

Dark Horse to publish the 5th Beatle - Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The Fifth Beatle, from M Press Books, a division of Dark Horse Comics, recounts the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided the Beatles to unprecedented international stardom—yet died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two. More than merely the story of “The Man Who Made the Beatles,”

Larry Kane to talk about new Beatles book on The John Lennon Hour - Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Jun. 4, 2013 - PENNSYLVANIA, Pa. -- Jude Southerland Kessler, host of weekly The John Lennon Hour radio show, is honored to announce that Beatles expert Larry Kane will be her guest on Sunday, June 7th at 8 p.m. (ET).  Mr. Kane will be discussing his soon to be released book, When They Were Boys, along with other exclusive stories about his accompanying The Beatles on their U.S. tour in 1964 and 1965.

Historical marker to commemorate visit by Beatle - Tuesday, June 04, 2013

BENTON — The anniversary of George Harrison’s visit to Benton will be celebrated later this year.

Harrison, one of the fab four who made up The Beatles, spent several weeks in Benton at the home of his sister, Louise Harrison Caldwell, in 1963.

“2013 marks the 50th anniversary of George’s visit,” Robert Rea of the Franklin County Historic Preservation Society said. “He was the first Beatle to set foot on U.S. soil.”

Song Facts: The Beatles — "Taxman" - Tuesday, June 04, 2013

George Harrison’s withering indictment of Britain’s progressive tax system was chosen to open the Beatles’ most progressive musical effort to date.

Opening with a rasping cough and a droll count-in, “Taxman” kicks off Revolver in startling fashion, demonstrating both Harrison’s growing sophistication as a songwriter and Emerick’s budding talent for sculpting guitar tones.

'Beatles Gear' Tracks the Fab Four's Instruments from Stage to Studio - Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Beatles Gear is a landmark book that details exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers and keyboards The Beatles used at key points during their career.

The book was even used as the official technical reference book for Beatles Rock Band, and its author, musician Andy Babiuk, was the official technical consultant to the game.

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