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Audio: Lost John Lennon interview from 1968 - Sunday, February 09, 2014

In 1968, Maurice Hindle sent an ambitious letter to a Beatles fanzine requesting an interview with John Lennon. It was always going to be a long-shot; Hindle was a student at Keele University in Staffordshire County, England, and the Beatles were already the biggest band in the country. You can imagine Hindle’s shock, then, when he received a reply from Lennon himself in December, inviting him and his friends to Lennon’s home in Surrey.


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Tommy Roe, musician who opened for The Beatles, discusses his DC concert experience - Sunday, February 09, 2014


WASHINGTON - 
In just a few days, we will mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first U.S. concert. The Fab Four played right here in D.C. at the Washington Coliseum. Tommy Roe was as close to the action as anyone. He shared the stage with the legendary group that night as the opening act.



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Flaming Lips and Sean Lennon Visit 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds' - Saturday, February 08, 2014

The modern day's most popular psychedelic surrealists, the Flaming Lips, covered the Sixties' most popular psychedelic song, "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," as part of The Late Show With David Letterman's Beatles Week last night. Moreover, they did it with a little help from their friend Sean Lennon.




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Beatles Memories and Sounds Fill New Lincoln Center Exhibit - Saturday, February 08, 2014

A new exhibit at the New York Public Library shows how Beatle mania swept the country when the Fab Four stepped off a plane at JFK and onto the stage of the Ed Sullivan Show. It's hard to believe but Ed Sullivan famously said, "Ladies and gentleman, The Beatles" a half century ago. They're also the name of a new exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. It was organized by the Grammy museum to show the impact of the Beatles on American culture.


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Meet the girl who rescued George Harrison for Ed Sullivan - Friday, February 07, 2014

Of course there were the thousands of screaming teenage girls who loved them — yeah, yeah, yeah. But when the four Beatles first landed in New York in early February 1964 — here for “The Ed Sullivan Show” and a few other performances — they each got some more personal attention from some ladies.

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Beatles-signed stage wall to make $1m in Dallas auction? - Friday, February 07, 2014

A section of stage wall from the Beatles' February 9, 1964 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show is valued at $800,000-1m ahead of a sale at Heritage Auctions in Dallas on April 26.

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How Paul McCartney Ended Up In A Nirvana Reunion - Thursday, February 06, 2014

If it hadn’t been for Johnny Depp, Paul McCartney might never have won a Grammy for Best Rock Song with the surviving members of Nirvana. That’s precisely what happened a little over a week ago at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, when the former Beatle ended up onstage with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear to accept the hardware for their collaboration, “Cut Me Some Slack.”

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Author addresses the sociological impact of The Beatles on their fans and the world - Thursday, February 06, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014 - Candice “Candy” Leonard is a first-generation Beatle fan with a PhD in Sociology.  So not only does she still carry the Beatles in her heart, but she can explain what she calls the ‘joyful trauma’ experienced by millions of other Fab Four fans in her forthcoming book, Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World.

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Chairs From First U.S. Beatles Concert to Be Raffled - Wednesday, February 05, 2014

As the District prepares for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Beatles’ first concert in the United States, which happened to be right up the street from CQ Roll Call HQ at Uline Arena, chairs from the venue are being raffled off to benefit the DC Preservation League.

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Unseen Beatles photos from first U.S. concert on display Feb. 9 - Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The Beatles were photographed by National Geographic photographer Fred Ward during their first U.S. concert on Feb. 11, 1964, at the Washington Coliseum in D.C. Ward's Beatles photos, including rare color performance shots like this one, will be on display Feb. 9 in Camarillo. 

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