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Monty Python were The Beatles - Monday, June 30, 2014

They were the surreal comedy troupe who took television by storm, made millions howl with laughter at their bizarre sketches and inspired a new generation of alternative humour.

And now, thanks to this special film, fans of Monty Python can go behind the scenes as they prepare for their farewell reunion shows in London.


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Macca in row over plan to fell trees on Mull of Kintyre farm - Sunday, June 29, 2014

He wants to remove 300 lorry loads of timber a year for the next few years from his Scottish hideaway on the peninsula of Kintyre. But residents say the increase in the number of heavy lorries using a single-track road would be dangerous. They already cope with trucks going to a nearby quarry and say the road is at saturation point.

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Canongate to republish Lennon classics - Sunday, June 29, 2014

Canongate will publish facsimile editions of John Lennon's two books, In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works this December. First published in 1964 and 1965 respectively, the books combine drawing, poetry, and stories. In His Own Write was one of the biggest books of the 1960s, selling 600,000 copies in the UK alone.

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UNC-Chapel Hill gives Ringo Starr a plaque—and a hat - Saturday, June 28, 2014

On Sunday, Mark Katz, the chairman of UNC-Chapel Hill's music department, helped secure a Carolina-blue mortarboard to the head of the man who sang “Yellow Submarine.” Ringo Starr, in town to play a show that evening at DPAC with his All-Starr Band, arrived on campus to accept a proclamation from the music department in recognition of his contributions to music, culture and life at large.

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50 Years After the Beatles' Hollywood Bowl Concert - Saturday, June 28, 2014

When they visited Los Angeles for the first time in the summer of 1964, the Beatles went to the Whiskey A Go Go, where George Harrison hurled a glass full of water at an annoying photographer and instead soaked actress Mamie Van Doren, who happened to be walking by. They attended a party in their honor at the Brentwood home of the mother-in-law of then-Capitol Records head Alan Livingston, where well-heeled parents paid $25 a pop (the money went to charity) to have their kids meet the lads, and where stars like John Forsythe, Edward G. Robinson, Groucho Marx, Rock Hudson, and Jack Benny joined the mop-top madness.

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How ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ Saved the Rock ‘n’ Roll Movie - Friday, June 27, 2014

The uniquely discordant strum of a guitar introduces the now-iconic image of the Fab Four careening down a London-as-Liverpool street, chased by a horde of screaming young fans. George attempts to sneak a glance behind him, then loses his balance and careens to the ground, bringing poor Ringo down with him. John looks back to witness the instantaneous mayhem and continues running elated with laughter.

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Yoko Ono (81) thinks she crazy for agreeing.... - Friday, June 27, 2014

The annual music festival, one of the most popular dates in the British music calendar, kicks off properly on Friday and has a varied and diverse line-up of artists including Dolly Parton, Metallica and Arcade Fire. Yoko will also be there to entertain the crowds, and it marks her first foray into the famous event.

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Rain can't dampen Ringo and his All-Starrs - Friday, June 27, 2014

Niagara Gazette — Greatest Tuesday in the Park show ever? It’s up for debate, but making the case for Ringo and his 12th All Starr Band as the greatest show in the 40-year history of Artpark is not a difficult task by any means.

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Ringo Starr's letters to teenage girlfriend about his 'new group' The Beatles sell for £16,250 - Thursday, June 26, 2014

-Doreen Speight met the future Beatle at a Butlin's holiday camp when he was with his old band Rory Storm and the Hurricanes Love letters from Ringo Starr to a teenage girlfriend sold today for £16,250.

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THE BEATLES INSTITUTE - Thursday, June 26, 2014

Explore the dynamic decade of the 1960s at “ground zero for peace and love,” the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and National Council for the Social Studies present workshops that focus on in-depth exploration of the Beatles and ways to apply the decade in engaging ways within your community.

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