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13 Beatles news updates and articles
« on: October 06, 2012, 07:27:26 AM »

Daytrippin' Beatle Magazine
10/5/2012
Oops! Beatles release collector’s 50th anniversary Love Me Do single… but wrong version

As a longtime Beatles fan, it’s been hard to keep track of the different versions of The Beatles’ first single, “Love Me Do”– specifically, which released versions of “Love Me Do” did Ringo play drums on and which he did not.

http://daytrippin.com/2012/10/05/oops-beatles-release-collectors-50th-anniversary-love-me-do-single-but-wrong-version/

BBC News
10/5/2012
Beatles for sale: The vinyl underground in the USSR

The Beatles were never invited to play in Soviet Russia, and their albums were considered a threat - banned long after the likes of The Rolling Stones had records released behind The Iron Curtain.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19827438

ITV News
10/5/2012
Beatles fans break singing world record

More than a thousand Beatles fans came to the Pier Head in Liverpool Photo: ITV Granada
Beatles fans gathered in Liverpool on Friday for a record-breaking singalong to mark the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's first single.

http://www.itv.com/news/2012-10-05/beatles-fans-break-singing-world-record/

BBC News  Business
10/5/2012
The Beatles at 50: From Fab Four to fabulously wealthy

Last May, in the US, the hit television series Mad Men made a little piece of history.
An episode of the 1960s period drama concluded with The Beatles' song Tomorrow Never Knows.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19800654

MOJO
10/5/2012
Roll up! Roll up! MOJO's new 132-page Magical Mystery Tour And Beyond! special edition chronicles the most pivotal period in The Beatles' history.

http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/2012/10/the_beatles_magical_mystery_to_1.html

Spyvibe
10/5/2012
BIRTH OF BOND & BEATLES

If there is a cultural axis to the earth, then it certainly shifted on October 5th, 1962. With our 50 years of reference, it's hard to overstate the impact that both James Bond and The Beatles had on history. Amazingly, the first 007 movie and the first Beatles record came out on the same day.

http://spyvibe.blogspot.com/2012/10/birth-of-bond-beatles.html

Radio Times
10/5/2012
The Beatles: A to Z

Celebrate 50 years of the mop-topped Liverpudlians with our selection of fascinating alphabetical factsA – Apple Founded in 1968, Apple Records was originally intended as a creative outlet for the Beatles as a group and its members’ individual projects.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-10-05/the-beatles-a-to-z

The Huffingtom Post
10/5/2012
Beatles Travel: 10 Must-See Beatles Spots On The 50th Anniversary Of The Release Of 'Love Me Do' (PHOTOS)

October 5 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of "Love Me Do," The Beatles' first single.
n honor of the Fab Four, TripAdvisor has put together a list of the top 10 Beatles-related sites around the world that all fans must see.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/beatles-travel-10-must-se_n_1916375.html

Independent.ie
10/5/2012
Ireland always No.1 for the Fab Four

It's a half-century since The Beatles released their first chart topper. Ed Power looks at their love affair with the Emerald Isle

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/ireland-always-no1-for-the-fab-four-3250299.html

Earshot
10/5/2012
Beatles' First Hit Gets 50th Anniversary Re-Release: Here's Why America Rejected It in 1962

The story of the band's "Love Me Do," why America was initially reluctant to listen and the surviving members' plans put out a replica of the original single.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/beatles-love-me-do-50th-anniversary-re-release-paul-mccartney-376742

Contact Music
10/5/2012
Brian Epstein Bought 10,000 Copies of 'Love Me Do' To Ensure Beatles Chart Entry

It looks like The Beatles single, Love Me Do was always set a chart entry, due to some sneaky sales tactics employed by Brian Epstein, reports Music Week.

http://www.contactmusic.com/news/brian-epstein-bought-10-000-copies-of-love-me-do-to-ensure-beatles-chart-entry_3313720

Russia Beyond the Headlines
10/5/2012
Russia remembers The Beatles

“Lennon lived, Lennon lives, Lennon will live!” Every Soviet schoolchild knew the old communist slogan in which the name of Vladimir Lenin, leader of the world proletariat, could easily be replaced with that of the legendary member of the “Liverpool Four.”

http://rbth.ru/articles/2012/10/05/a_short_history_of_russian_beatlemania_18847.html

Examiner
10/5/2012
Howard Stern rips George Martin for taking credit for Beatles' success

Howard Stern says George Martin was no "fifth Beatle". Stern ripped into the music producer during Wednesday morning's satellite radio broadcast, saying that he had recently watched a documentary featuring Martin and felt he was "embellishing" his contributions to The Beatles and taking "too much credit" for the band's success.

http://www.examiner.com/article/howard-stern-rips-george-martin-for-taking-credit-for-beatles-success?cid=rss
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