Ron Howard to direct Beatles documentary

2014-07-18 03:00

Ron Howard will direct a documentary on the Beatles that focuses on the band's touring years during the early 1960s.

Beatles to get Grammys lifetime achievement award

2013-12-15 19:58

Grammys organisers have announced lifetime achievement awards for The Beatles and six other acts, including the Isley Brothers and electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk.

Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr makes awkward joke about reuniting with McCartney

2013-10-24 19:01

Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr has joked that he would welcome playing with former bandmate Paul McCartney again, but only if the group was called "Ringo's".

Beatles to release more BBC sessions

2013-09-13 15:45

The Beatles plan to release a new collection of the band's BBC sessions, including commercially unreleased recordings and studio chatter.

Rare Beatles guitar goes to auction

2013-05-14 18:00

This guitar may not quite gently weep, but it could at least make a well-heeled Beatles fan cry with happiness.

Beatles album sells for record $290k

2013-04-02 11:55

A rare, signed copy of The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has been sold for a record $290 500 at auction, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Taylor Swift's £50k Xmas gift for Harry

2012-12-18 22:02

Taylor Swift has started scouting around for rare Beatles memorabilia for Harry Styles' Christmas present - and has told shop assistants she is willing to pay out up to £50 000.

Sitar legend Ravi Shankar dies

2012-12-12 09:56

Ravi Shankar, sitar virtuoso and father of Norah Jones, who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles, has died aged 92.

Universal bags Beatles label EMI

2012-09-21 17:55

The world's biggest record company Universal has won clearance to take over EMI, home to the Beatles, but only on condition that it sell off rights to a string of top artists like David Guetta.

Olympics get musical soundtrack

2012-08-07 21:07

A walk around Olympic Park is a non-stop musical mystery tour - all part of a boisterous music policy that aims to keep spectators pumped up.

Beatles first US concert to hit cinemas

2012-04-25 11:44

A new documentary titled The Beatles: The Lost Concert, which includes footage of the band's first full-length concert in the US, is set to hit theatres.

Paul McCartney to release new album

2011-12-20 15:32

Paul McCartney will kick off 2012 with an album of cover tunes and two original songs, offering fans a glimpse of the music that inspired the Beatles.

Beatles amp set to sell for $100k

2011-11-30 09:18

An amplifier used by George Harrison during recording sessions for Beatles albums Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is up for auction.

Beatles' contract sells for $23k

2011-09-22 14:14

A Beatles contract for a 1965 concert that reveals that the Fab Four refused to play before a segregated audience has sold for more than $23 000.

McCartney reflects on Beatles breakup

2011-06-15 13:08

Sir Paul McCartney has said that "hadn't thought of the implications" when he effectively announced the end of The Beatles.

First Beatles concert pics up for sale

2011-05-20 12:48

Photos of The Beatles' first US concert in 1964 will be auctioned in New York.

Website to pay $1m over Beatles songs

2011-03-30 09:31

Online music service Bluebeat will be paying recording label EMI nearly $1m to avoid trial in a case over rights to stream and sell versions of Beatles songs.

Beatles' Abbey Road now heritage site

2010-12-22 17:04

The most famous pedestrian crossing in popular music, outside Abbey Road Studios, has been designated a site of national importance by the British government.

Lennon's final interview

2010-12-08 19:13

John Lennon's final interview has been released by Rolling Stone, on the 30th anniversary of the musician's death.

Beatles finally on iTunes

2010-11-17 11:22

The Fab Four's songs have finally become available on iTunes, setting the stage for a possible new outbreak of Beatlemania.

Piano used by Beatles for sale

2010-07-22 14:15

A coffee-stained piano used by the Beatles is set to be sold for around £100 000 at auction at the Vintage Goodwood festival.

Fan sells Beatles-at-home pics

2010-07-14 13:08

Photographs of the Beatles taken by a devoted fan who regularly visited their homes in the mid-1960s are to go on sale in Britain.


Eurythmics uniting at Beatles tribute

2014-01-07 21:00

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart from The Eurythmics are reuniting - to pay tribute to the Beatles.

Paul McCartney praises 'badass' Yoko Ono

2013-10-26 14:45

Sir Paul McCartney has decided to move on from his feud with John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and insists he no longer blames her for breaking up The Beatles.

Paul McCartney's toilet tunes

2013-10-08 06:15

Sir Paul McCartney likes writing music in the bathroom or in cupboards because the acoustics are usually good.

Beatles guitar auctioned for $408k in US

2013-05-20 18:07

A six-cord electric guitar that Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison played went under the hammer for $408 000, Julien's Auctions has said.

Pastor: John Lennon died from divine ire

2013-04-10 11:11

John Lennon died because he offended God by suggesting that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, pastor Marco Feliciano has said.

Elvis tops list of most-forged autographs

2012-12-28 10:45

Elvis Presley and The Beatles lead a list of the most-forged celebrity signatures in 2012, with less than half of their autographs for sale certified as genuine.

Ravi Shankar to receive posthumous Grammy

2012-12-13 18:51

Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar is to receive a posthumous lifetime achievement Grammy award, organisers of the music industry's top prize show have said.

Taylor Swift: One Direction's Yoko Ono

2012-12-10 13:42

Fears have surfaced that Taylor Swift's relationship with Harry Styles might lead to the breakup of One Direction, in the same way John Lennon's widow was blamed for splitting up The Beatles.

Nominees named for Pop Hall of Fame

2012-09-18 14:07

The American Pop Music Hall of Fame won't be open until next year, but the first round of nominees to be inducted into the western Pennsylvania-based hall has been announced.

Iron Maiden top best UK albums list

2012-05-29 20:07

Iron Maiden's 1982 album The Number of the Beast has been named the best British album of the past 60 years in a new poll to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth.

McCartney wedding song on new album

2011-12-22 15:47

Sir Paul McCartney will include the song My Valentine on his new album, which he wrote and performed on his wedding day to Nancy Shevell.

Queen Elizabeth meets Yoko Ono

2011-12-02 13:14

Queen Elizabeth II has met Yoko Ono on a visit to the birthplace of The Beatles.

Liam Gallagher set for Beatles movie

2011-10-26 22:13

Ex-Oasis singer Liam Gallagher has been cast in a movie adaptation of The Beatles' company Apple Records and the break-up of the band.

The Beatles back anti-piracy campaign

2011-08-18 09:28

The iconic British band has pledged its support for the anti-piracy campaign Music Matters by sanctioning a special animated short film set to their recordings.

Nowhere Boy

2011-05-27 17:13

The extraordinary untold story of John Lennon.

Another McCartney plays with The Cure

2011-04-11 14:56

Paul McCartney has arranged for The Cure to collaborate with his son James.

University awards first Beatles degree

2011-01-27 08:06

A Canadian woman has become the first person in the world to graduate with a Masters degree in Beatles studies.

Beatles copyrights violated

2010-12-10 14:31

A federal judge has ruled that a website that sold songs by The Beatles for 25 cents before they were legally digitally available is liable for copyright infringement.

John Lennon lives on

2010-12-07 09:04

Thirty years after his untimely death John Lennon remains a legend whose music and drive for world peace has inspired generations of artists.

Piano used by Beatles for sale

2010-07-22 14:15

A coffee-stained piano used by the Beatles is set to be sold for around £100 000 at auction at the Vintage Goodwood festival.

Fan sells Beatles-at-home pics

2010-07-14 13:08

Photographs of the Beatles taken by a devoted fan who regularly visited their homes in the mid-1960s are to go on sale in Britain.

Vatican reconciles with Beatles

2010-04-12 16:16

The Vatican has finally made peace with the Beatles, paying tribute to the Fab Four in its weekend newspaper.

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