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End to George State Campaign in Henley-on-Thames, UK - Monday, January 14, 2013

The man looking to erect a George Harrison statue in Henley-on-Thames, near the Harrison estate, is ending his campaign after hearing from Olivia Harrison that she would prefer a community project undertaken in George’s memory.  42-yr old James Lambert , who admitted the statue might attract “unwanted fans” to the town.

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Mash Up Combines "Whole Lotta Helter Skelter" - Thursday, January 10, 2013

A new mash-up successfully combines Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" with the Beatles' "Helter Skelter", in both audio and video form.

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Paul's Backstage Rider: Flowers...Lots of Flowers - Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Have you ever wondered what Paul McCartney’s backstage requirements are like these days? In addition to banning leather, meat and meat byproudcts, Paul's backstage rider reportedly requires natural furntiure and a lot of flora...

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Rare Color Photos of The Beatles to Go up for Sale - Monday, January 07, 2013

Unpublished early color photographs of The Beatles' first U.S. tour will be sold at a U.K. auction.

The photos were taken during the rock band's 1964 visit to the U.S., when color film was expensive and most images of the group were in black and white.

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Julian Lennon Says Bono's Vision Deteriorating - Sunday, January 06, 2013

According to Julian Lennon, U2's Bono's vision--which the singer/activist has said is the reason he wears his trademark shades--is worsening.

 

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Forgotten Beatles Photos Found After Nearly Half a Century - Sunday, January 06, 2013

37 previously unseen photographs of the Beatles have been found after being forgotten for nearly half a century. Photographer Paul Berriff captured the photographs during a Beatles tour in 1963 and 1964 when he was just 16 years old, but the negatives ended up being forgotten for over 45 years along with 850 other negatives.

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"Yesterday" Fourth "Richest" Song Ever - Thursday, January 03, 2013

The Beatles’ “Yesterday” ranks fourth on the list of songs that have generated the most royalties, according to a new BBC 4 special, “The Richest Songs in the World.”  “Happy Birthday to You” ranks number one.

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Stella Gets OBE from Queen - Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Stella McCartney is being honored by Queen Elizabeth with an OBE—being made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire—for her work as a fashion designer, especially creating the British team’s Olympic uniforms. Other honorees include all the British gold medalists from the 2012 Olympics, actor Ewan McGregor and singer Kate Bush.

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Rare Copy of "Please Please Me" Sells for Rejected Bid - Monday, December 31, 2012

A rare copy of Please Please Me signed by all four Beatles has sold for the price rejected at auction in December.  The BBC reports that brother and sister Chris Collins and Liz Chambers initially turned down a £12,000 bid for the album, which was given to their late father during a drinking session.

They had hoped to get £15,000 ($24,400 US), but the siblings have now accepted £12,000 ($19,500 US) from private buyers.

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Beatles "Bucket List" Book Due in June - Monday, December 31, 2012

Beatles fans can look forward to lots in the new year, including a book telling us 100 things to do before we die. Or to be precise, 100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, a book due this June from author Gillian Garr. “It's actually a bit more like 126 'things,' because aside from the 100 listings there are 26 sidebars,” Garr says.

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