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The Beatles 'responsible for recreational drug use increase' in Russia - Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The Beatles were responsible for a worldwide increase in recreational drug use which continues to harm young people, Russia's top anti-narcotics official has claimed.

Beatles music was banned in the Soviet Union, however, Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, is a fan of the group and met Sir Paul when he performed on Red Square in 2003.

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, actress Penelope Cruz and director Robert Redford have joined a campaign for a “global sanctuary” around the North Pole, Greenpeace announced Thursday.

They are among the first 100 names on a planned million-signature scroll that the green group wants to place on the seabed beneath Earth’s northernmost point.

Beatles ticket from 1963 Norwich concert at auction - Tuesday, July 03, 2012
A signed Beatles ticket from a concert in Norfolk in 1963 is expected to fetch up to £2,000 at auction in London.

The ticket for the Grosvenor in Norwich was bought for seven shillings and sixpence and signed at the gig by John Lennon and Ringo Starr.

Victor Spinetti, actor and star of Beatles films, dies - Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Victor Spinetti, Welsh-born star of stage and screen, has died at the age of 82. He appeared in more than 30 films, including three of the Beatles' movies.

It is said George Harrison told Spinetti that he had to be in the film because "me mum will only go to see them if you're in them". Paul McCartney described him as "the man who makes clouds disappear".

'We need a little help from our friends': YouTube plea to Paul McCartney to save Beatles museum in Hamburg - Tuesday, June 19, 2012
A personal plea on YouTube has been made to Paul McCartney to save a museum in Hamburg dedicated to the Beatles.

To the sound of the Fab Four songs like 'With a Little help From My Friends', 'Help' and 'Don't Let Me Down', staff appear in a six-minute video.

They tell of the love of the band and their fears that the five-storey Beatlemania museum in the German city's red-light district will have to close at the end of this month unless it gets financial support.

Seven of Paul McCartney’s Most Underrated Songs - Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Since Paul McCartney’s 70th birthday is this week, most of the major media will be focusing on his most popular moments. His iconic Beatles anthems, beloved Wings singles, and No.1 solo hits will be on everybody’s radar. But instead of praising “Let It Be”, “Band on the Run”, or “Hey Jude”, let’s put the spotlight on the lesser-known songs in McCartney’s catalogue.
GEORGE HARRISON Tops the Billboard Charts and Goes Platinum With LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD DVD/Blu-ray - Tuesday, June 19, 2012
George Harrison once again topped the charts when the 2-DVD set of Martin Scorsese's GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD debuted at No. 1 in North America in its first week of release. The DVD has remained in the Top 5 spots on the charts for 5 consecutive weeks.

Marking more milestones in an enduring legacy, the critically acclaimed DVD is Harrison's third No. 1 release, his highest charting DVD and was just certified platinum by the RIAA in the U.S. and double platinum in Canada.

The long and winding road Life of Beatles legend Macca as he hits seventy - Monday, June 18, 2012
SIR Paul McCartney once sang of being washed-up and unlovable When I’m Sixty-Four.

But as he reaches the even grander old age of 70, his gloomy teenage predictions seem wider of the mark than ever.

George Harrison's Son, Dhani Harrison, Marries—and the Bride Wore Stella McCartney! - Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Dhani Harrison, the 33-year-old son of late Beatle George Harrison and George's second wife, Olivia, secretly tied the knot with Icelandic former model Sólveig Káradóttir over the weekend in his native Southern England.
‘Beatlemania’ museum in Germany to close because of lack of visitors - Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Beatles museum in Hamburg, Germany, is closing its doors at the end of the month amid a disappointing lack of day-trippers making visits, Britain’s NME Magazine is reporting.

Despite boasting more than 1,000 pieces of rare memorabilia on display through its five stories, the Beatlemania museum drew only 150,000 visitors since it opened in May 2009, according to the report.

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