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Cunard Line to host Beatles cruise - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Beatles fans, take note: The U.K.-based Cunard Line has announced plans for a Beatles-themed cruise for later this year. Billed as a commemoration of the British band's first crossing of the Atlantic, which took place 50 years ago, the trans-Atlantic sailing on the Queen Mary 2 will feature The Beatles Experience, a tribute band.

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Paul McCartney Asking Fans to Submit Photos for Use in "Save Us" Video - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How would you like to appear in Paul McCartney‘s next video?  The ex-Beatles legend is putting together a new promotional clip for “Save Us,” a song from his latest album, NEW, and he’s asking fans to submit photos of themselves that also include one line of lyrics from the tune.

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Paul McCartney concert: Let it be at new stadium, 49ers say - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The 49ers are in talks with Paul McCartney to perform the opening concert at their new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara - a move that would effectively yank the rug out from under San Francisco's plans for the music legend to headline a final send-off concert at Candlestick Park.

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Photos featuring The Beatles in Dallas are about to hit the auction block - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Photojournalist John Mazziotta wouldn’t take his daughter along to the 1964 Beatles concert in Dallas, so he did the next best thing: He gave her his pictures and negatives. Jan Howes, who was 10 at the time but already deeply in love with The Beatles, did not see the band when it played Dallas on Sept. 18, 1964, but her father did.

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Ten Things You May Not Know About the Gretsch Guitar - Monday, April 14, 2014

Rock ‘n’ roll as we know it wouldn’t exist without the guitar – particularly the electric guitar. Originally imagined as a way of expanding the sound of contemporary jazz music, the electric guitar helped usher in the rock movement that produced some of the greatest musicians of all time and gave rise to many of the guitar manufacturers we now hold in an almost holy reverence – one of which is The Gretsch Company.

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Stones, Beatles Managers Oldham, Epstein Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Monday, April 14, 2014

After an introduction by Jann Wenner — during which it was revealed that, unsurprisingly, the Brooklyn, New York Barclays Center is full of E Street Band and Kiss fans — the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony kicked off with the induction of legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham.

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Preview The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus’ cover of The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” - Sunday, April 13, 2014

The time is near: as Wayne Coyne just reported on Instagram, The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus’ cover of  The Beatles cover is almost ready for release. Coyne wrote: “Woke up ..fell out of bed.. dragged a comb across my head.. Yep!!!! @mileycyrus singing the Paul McCartney bit on A Day In The Life!!!!! Yesss!! Thanks 

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Let It Be, Reconsidered - Sunday, April 13, 2014

It was a dark time for the group. The Beatles lost their manager and good friend Brian Epstein to a barbiturate overdose in the fall of 1967. To forget their sorrows, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr along with their wives flew out of London to Rishikesh, India for a retreat with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for three months (Harrison and Lennon stayed the longest) starting in February 1968.

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Business lessons from rock: Not everyone can be the Beatles - Sunday, April 13, 2014

What do you do when there’s a singular talent in your field that is SO demonstrably superlative that no one can EVER hope to compete with it? This is “the Mozart problem,” according to Boston Globecolumnist Alex Beam, who describes it as “the presence of a market-clearing talent in one’s chosen profession.”

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New Gospel album includes Beatles and John Lennon covers - Saturday, April 12, 2014

Harlem Records announces its first full-length album release. The Harlem-based independent record label that previously released the Cissy Houston EP "Walk on By Faith" in May 2012, and the Gospel for Teens Choir extended CD-single "Yes, We Can" in November 2012, will release the "HEY JUDE," a full-length collection of never-before released gospel versions of classic pop songs. 

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