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'The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963' Reaches Billboard 200 despite $40 price tag - Saturday, December 28, 2013

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of.

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Paul McCartney still hungry for success - Saturday, December 28, 2013

Paul McCartney is still hungry for success after remaining at the top of the music industry for 50 years. The former Beatles singer said stars should always think about somebody who might be better than them, Daily Mirror reported. 


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Beatles' Paul McCartney Was Approached To Score SILVER SURFER Movie That Never Was - Friday, December 27, 2013

A year ago, Sean Howe, author of "Marvel Comics: The Untold Story," revealed concept art from a Silver Surfer film that was pitched in 1980 by Hollywood producer Lee Kramer. What you may not know, is that Kramer approached Sir Paul McCartney about scoring it.

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Paul McCartney Eyes $13M 4BR Condo On Fifth Avenue - Friday, December 27, 2013

A four-bedroom condo on Museum Mile that's been sitting on the market for more than a year got some Christmas love from former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney.

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‘Didn’t know you could do that’: David Crosby never got over early preview of the Beatles’ ‘Day in the Life’ - Thursday, December 26, 2013

Throughout 1965-66, David Crosby and the Byrds were running neck and neck with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones commercially. And then, Crosby says, the Fab Four did something that blew him away.

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Hello, Goodbye - Ringo Sells Out in Record Time - Thursday, December 26, 2013

Thank you to all pre-ordering Ringo Starr's forthcoming book, PHOTOGRAPH. Ringo's limited edition is now fully subscribed, making it our fastest selling edition ever. 


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‘Take it to the next level’: Julian Lennon’s SXSW appearance could spark 2014 U.S. tour - Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Next year could bring a U.S. tour for Julian Lennon, keyed to a just-announced appearance at South by Southwest in Austin. Talks are apparently on-going. Lennon, who dove headlong into photography even as his 2011 solo effort Everything Changes saw stateside release this year, earlier said the SWSW stop could include an exhibit, a screening of his new documentaryThrough the Picture Window, a theater-based acoustic show with a Q&A session, and then a concluding performance featuring an orchestra.

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Dec. 28 marathon concert helps feed Beatle-mania - Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Joe Peppercorn attributes his annual Beatles Marathon show to a quote from Ernest Hemingway -- "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk." A few years back, the local musician was sharing a drink with some friends and discussing an upcoming show at which he planned to play the Beatles' White Album in its entirety, and made an offhand comment that he would do the band's entire catalog. Which he did.

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Beatles guitarist George Harrison 'turned down' OBE before his death - Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Beatles’ guitarist George Harrison turned down an OBE before his death, it has been revealed. According to the Mail on Sunday, Cabinet Office papers obtained under the Freedom of Information Act disclose that Harrison turned down the “insensitive” offer of an OBE – after Paul McCartney was awarded a knighthood.

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Paul McCartney & Madonna Surprise on ‘SNL’ with Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon - Tuesday, December 24, 2013

This weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live brought out all the surprises — Macca, Madge and more — with Jimmy Fallon as host and Justin Timberlake as musical guest.

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