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Harry Benson's best photograph: the Beatles pillow-fighting - Friday, February 14, 2014

I was meant to be going to Uganda to do a big news story for the Daily Express but, at the last minute, the paper called and said they wanted me to shoot the Beatles in Paris instead. I considered myself a serious journalist, so I managed to talk them out of it. I knew who the Beatles were, but it was early in 1964 and they had yet to have their big breakthrough. I wasn't interested in running around with them.

Remembering the John Lennon who showed up for a fight - Friday, February 14, 2014

Having changed the world once with The Beatles, at the beginning of the 1970s John Lennon wanted to do it all over again. But, this time, in line with his personal vision of global concord.

Why Julian Lennon stayed away from the Beatles anniversary blitz - Thursday, February 13, 2014

As the long period of celebrations in honor of the Beatles’ stateside arrival 50 years ago wrapped on this week, we’d seen Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, Olivia and Dhani Harrison. But where was Julian Lennon? Not at any of these gala events, but instead about as far away from the Grammy-type hub bub as he could be — in Kenya and rural Ethiopia, working to help restore clean water to the region.

Grohl: The Beatles are the reason I’m a musician - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dave Grohl has never hidden his admiration for the Fab Four – and after playing The Beatles’Hey Bulldog during a TV special for the band the Foo Fighters frontman claims he wouldn’t even be on stage but for Lennon, Macca and co.

Watch Paul Rehearse 'Queenie Eye' With Ringo Starr - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Recently, as the world saw, Ringo Starr joined Paul on stage at the GRAMMYs for a performance of 'Queenie Eye'. is publishing an exclusive look behind-the-scenes shot at the rehearsals featuring Paul and Ringo practicing 'Queenie Eye'.

All hail Ringo, for 50 years the unsung Beatle - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dear Ringo, Congratulations on the 50th anniversary of your appearance with the lads on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” I know you’re aware of the media din surrounding Sunday night’s CBS special commemorating the event.

Kris Kristofferson, Nile Rodgers, Berry Gordy Remember Beatles Debut - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

On Sunday CBS aired a tribute to arguably the most influential rock and roll band of all time, titled The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles. That night, of course, was February 9, 1964, when the Beatles made their debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

This photographer's editors thought The Beatles were a 'fad' - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

On a frigid February night 50 years ago, a cavernous sports arena in Washington D.C. became sacred ground. Two days before, the Beatles had performed on the “Ed Sullivan Show,” inaugurating one of the most frenzied, hysterical fan phenomena of all time. Then the foursome hopped a train to Washington, D.C., for their first live concert in America.

What the critics wrote about the Beatles in 1964 - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Today, the Beatles hold an exalted place in the history of rock 'n' roll. But 50 years ago, when they first crossed the Atlantic to perform in the United States, the reaction was decidedly mixed. Here is a sampling of what the critics were saying.

John Lennon's historic guitar goes on display at Rock Hall - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The British Invasion began 50 years ago on Friday, Feb. 7, 1964, when the Beatles landed at New York's Kennedy Airport. Two days later, on Sunday, Feb. 9, more than 70 million people watched as John, Paul, George and Ringo rocked the house – and the world – on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

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