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46 Years Ago: The Beatles Arrive In Rishikesh, India To Study With The Maharishi

By the second half of 1967, the Beatles were searching for answers to some of life's larger questions. This search would lead them to meditation, Eastern philosophy and, eventually, to Rishikesh, India, where, on Feb. 15, 1968, they began a period of study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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43 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Sues to Breaks up the Beatles

One of the reasons the Beatles defined the 1960s is because they broke up shortly after that decade had ended. On Dec. 31, 1970, Paul McCartney took the first step in dissolving the group by filing a lawsuit against his three bandmates and their parent company, Apple Corps.

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48 Years Ago: ‘The Beatles’ Animated Series Premieres

48 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play . . .

Actually, that's not true, but it was 48 years ago -- on Sept. 25, 1965 -- that ABC first broadcast 'The Beatles,' a 30-minute Saturday morning cartoon that became an instant ratings smash for the network. Several years before they all lived in a yellow submarine (or so the song claimed), the legendary British rockers were first immortalized in animated glory, lending their music -- but not their actual speaking voices -- to the show.

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10 Years Ago: The Beatles Sue Apple

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Too many Apples in the music marketplace, however, can cause one heck of a messy lawsuit.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Record ‘Helter Skelter’

On Sept. 9, 1968, recording engineer Chris Thomas received a note from producer George Martin. "Chris, hope you had a nice holiday," it read. "I'm off on mine now. Make yourself available to the Beatles."

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45 Years Ago: Ringo Rejoins the Beatles

On Aug. 22, 1968, Ringo Starr had enough of his bandmates' constant bickering. So he packed up his drumsticks and walked out of the Beatles' chaotic recording sessions for their upcoming double album, 'The Beatles' (better known as 'The White Album'). And he planned to stay away for good.

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Strawberry Fields Gates Vandalized

Strawberry Fields may be forever, but a mystery vandal apparently believes that the paint on the park's distinctive red gates should be far less permanent.

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45 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Temporarily Quits the Beatles

Although they wouldn't officially disband until April 1970, the first signs that the four-headed beast known as the Beatles was starting to come apart at the seams took place on Aug. 22, 1968. A little more than six years to the day that he performed his first show with the group, drummer Ringo Starr walked out during the recording sessions for 'The Beatles.'

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Write ‘She Loves You’

It went on to become the Beatles' biggest-selling U.K. single and arguably their defining song, but in the summer of 1963, 'She Loves You' was just the latest bid for worldwide success from a band whose music had yet to take over the world.

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Father and Son’s Beatles Cover Most Adorable Ever

The Beatles are one of the most frequently covered bands of the rock era, so to get anyone's attention with your version of one of their classic songs, you've got to do something special.

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40 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ Albums Released

The Beatles were broken up for a little more than three years when the ‘1962-1966’ and ‘1967-1970’ compilations were released in April 1973. The two-disc sets – known as the ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ albums, respectively – were neither supplements to nor replacements for the band’s other records. They were merely what they appeared to be: collections of great songs by the greatest band that ever walked the earth.

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Early Bids for Signed Copy of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Album Shoot Past $110,000

Money, as the Beatles famously opined, can't buy you love. What it can get you, however, is a signed edition of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' -- though, alas, the price is skyrocketing.

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