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Paul McCartney ranks as Britain's wealthiest musician - Thursday, April 11, 2013

McCartney remains Britain's wealthiest musician, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. The newspaper estimated Thursday April 11, 2013 that the ex-Beatle shares a 680 million pound ($1.05 billion) fortune with his third wife, Nancy Shevell, whose family owns a U.S. trucking company. McCartney has topped the musicians’ list every year since it was first compiled in 1989.

How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin - Thursday, April 11, 2013

How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin
 tells the extraordinary and untold story of how the Beatles punctured the Iron Curtain. In a personal journey through Russia by award-winning director Leslie Woodhead, he tells in first-person accounts the story of a secret revolution which contributed to the fall of communism.

One Track Mind, Pop Music, Rock Music — April 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm One Track Mind: Julian Lennon with Steven Tyler, “Someday” (2013) - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

If his last album seemed to be about coming to terms with John Lennon, both the good and the bad of their sometimes estranged relationship, Julian Lennon's new single "Someday" is about rushing toward that shared legacy — and pulling it in close.

Beatles' Breakup Anniversary Remembered On April 10 - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April 10 marks the 43rd anniversary of the breakup of The Beatles, one of the most beloved rock bands in history.

After months of speculation from fans and industry insiders about The Beatles' inevitable end, Paul McCartney announced in a press release published April 10, 1970, that he would no longer perform or record with John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

VERY RARE ‘NO. 5′ COPY OF BEATLES’ ‘WHITE ALBUM’ SELLS FOR $5,300 - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A collector has paid more than $5,300 on eBay for an ultra-rare early stereo pressing of the Beatles‘ ‘White Album,’ which may — or may not — have once belonged to John Lennon.

The auctioneer claimed that the first five copies of the album went to the Beatles, with the additional album going to producer George Martin, and that Lennon allegedly claimed No. 5.

Rare letters from Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon hit auction block - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

UNDATED (CNN) -- A treasure trove of rare letters from the likes of Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon is hitting the auction block. The collection also includes a correspondence from former president Dwight Eisenhower to his wife during World War II.

Monroe, Hemingway, Eisenhower; all of them icons, all of them so exposed, you might think you knew everything about them. Had seen all there was to see until now.

A collection of more than 200 rare personal letters, documents and photographs released from a private collector will soon to be sold by one of the world's largest auction houses: profiles in history.

Does Reworking Beatles' Song 'Hey Jude' Into a Minor Key Make It Better? - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

What if the Beatles had lived in an alternative universe, and the group's 1968 megahit "Hey Jude" was not intended to cheer up John Lennon's son Julian, but to sound like a funeral dirge?

That's just what you'll get with this version of "Hey Jude," mashed down into a minor key that feels completely different, especially to those of us who've grown up with the Beatles and their groundbreaking music.

Fab memories of The Beatles concert at York’s Rialto - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

THIS picture shows the moments before a legendary York performance by The Beatles.

Taken shortly before their performance at York’s Rialto concert hall in February 1963, a fresh-faced Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are seen alongside co-manager of the Rialto John Hattersley-Colson in the never-before published photograph.

April 9th is a sad day for fans of The Beatles - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The Fab Four were already pretty fractured at this point, but Sir Paul McCartney made it official in a written Q&A included with his debut solo album: "I do not foresee a time when the Lennon & McCartney partnership will be active again in songwriting." It should also be noted that eight years earlier, original Beatles bassist Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist died of brain hemorrhage at 21.

Maybe bands should beware the Ides of April, since this week, in 1997, also marked the break-up of Soundgarden -- for a dozen years, anyway.

The Beatles, ‘Taxman’ - Monday, April 08, 2013

As Harrison, who came from an impoverished background, began to make millions of pounds, he soon found out about the unfairness of these policies and lashed out about them in song. He portrayed the government, in the voice of one of Her Majesty’s tax collectors, as unrepentantly greedy.

The lyric “Be thankful I don’t take it all” echoes the famous remarks by former Prime Minister Harold MacMillan, who, in 1957, said that “most of our people have never had it so good.While Britain’s economy at the time was strong, many considered it to be dismissive and condescending.

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