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.'
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.
The Granny Smith apple that has served as the logo for the Beatles' record label is now the property of the Apple computer company. Yesterday (Oct. 25), Patently Apple discovered that the last remaining challenge to the logo's ownership had been cleared and it now belonged to the computer giant.
It seems sort of incredible today, but the Beatles recorded their first album in a single 12-hour session -- and to celebrate its 50th anniversary, an eclectic group of musicians is coming together to try and record a new 'Please Please Me' exactly the same way.
Mash-ups - the art of taking elements of two or more songs and creating something new out of them - are a hit-or-miss proposition. Too often the songs don't match up musically in an attempt to create an interesting or ironic juxtaposition.
Talk about laughing all the way to the bank. As if having a Knight of the Realm in your band weren't honor enough, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones are among the celebrities under consideration to appear on a new 10 pound note that is soon to be issued by the Bank of England.
A rare or limited pressing of a record can draw a pretty penny, and if it's a major rock band the price can really go through the roof. As you might expect, the Beatles dominate Record Collector's new list of the most expensive records in the world. But what might surprise you is that the Sex Pistols also turn up several times in the Top 10.
Dhani Harrison, the son of the late BeatleGeorge Harrison, wed his longtime girlfriend Solveig Karadottir at Friar Park, in a secret ceremony at the Harrison family’s estate in in Henley-on-Thames 40 miles outside London. The news was reported in the Henley Standard.
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