News featuring The Beatles

The following news stories mention The Beatles. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 496 hours ago.

’15 Aug 4 Tue

Tuesday 4th August

  • A Pop Music Milestone: The Beatles Meet Elvis

    The Beatles had longed to meet Elvis Presley, one of their most influential rock and roll muses.

    Tribune News Service (TNS) -- Six days after the Beatles’ landmark concert at New York’s Shea Stadium on Aug. 15, 1965, the band and the traveling entourage embarked aboard their chartered aircraft for a flight to Portland, Ore. As the aircraft, a four-engine turboprop, neared Portland, fear gripped the passengers. “Oi, look!” George Harrison shouted and pointed at the outboard engine on the right wing. “The bleedin’ thing’s on fire!” British journalist Chris Hutchins included George’s reaction in his account…

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’15 Aug 3 Mon

Monday 3rd August

  • A Pop Music Milestone: The Beatles at Shea Stadium

    The Shea Stadium concert was the first stop in an 18-day, 11-city tour that showcased the Beatles in front of a total of 300,000 adoring fans.

    Tribune News Service (TNS) -- On a hot and muggy evening 50 years ago this month, four mop-haired young men walked across the top of New York City’s Pan Am Building and boarded a waiting helicopter. A few minutes later, the aircraft carrying the Beatles—John, Paul, George and Ringo—approached Shea Stadium at Flushing Meadows, Queens. There, 55,600 screaming fans, the largest crowd in show business history, waited in frenzied anticipation of their arrival. The undisputed leaders of the British Invasion…

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’15 Jul 10 Fri

Friday 10th July

  • Just the Notes: The Beatles - "All My Loving"

    With "All of My Loving", Paul McCartney breaks a fundamental rule of music... and lives to tell the tale.

    If its been said once, it's been said a thousand times: a melody that follows the bassline is no melody at all. This technique a mark of songwriters who can’t hear musically: they hear the chords, the bass plays the root of each chord, and they just sing what the bass is already playing. They haven’t written a tune, they’ve just copied the bass! So imagine my surprise when I realized that one of my…

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  • The Beatles Are Pent-Up Prisoners of Their Own Notoriety in 'A Hard Day's Night'

    Over 50 years after its release A Hard Day's Night is regarded as a minor classic. It's easy to forget, however, that no one thought the film would ever achieve such stature.

    In 2014, timed perfectly with its 50th anniversary, the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night was given a restored home video release on DVD and Blu-ray in addition to a series of limited screenings in select theaters across the United States. Each of these were worthy celebration of a now-classic film. However, the Beatles' first feature was never intended to have a 50-year shelf life; it was created as an exploitation film, pure and simple. The…

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’15 May 19 Tue

Tuesday 19th May

  • Oh Lorde, pray leaving your manager wasn't a mistake

    The New Zealand star has become the latest in a long line of musicians to separate from the manager who made them famous. Will she live to regret it, as so many before her have?

    “Now we’re fucked.” That was how John Lennon summed up the future for the Beatles after hearing of the death of their manager, Brian Epstein, in August 1967. Three more years of incredible music followed, but the heart had been pulled out of the band and they imploded in bitter recrimination as Paul McCartney pushed for Lee Eastman to be their business manager, while the others backed the ruthless Allen Klein.

    Read the complete article at feeds.theguardian.com

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’15 Apr 19 Sun

Sunday 19th April

’15 Mar 26 Thu

Thursday 26th March

  • Bleachers – “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles Cover)

    Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff must have been feeling especially inspired by The White Album (could you blame him?) because he recorded and shared a rough-and-tumble cover of the Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” from his hotel room in North Carolina. Antonoff breaks the song down into its most essential parts, adds some Autotune in place of the vocal […]

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’15 Mar 9 Mon

Monday 9th March

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