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The Beatles: English rock band
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With a line-up comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are regarded as the most influential band of all time. The group were integral to the evolution of pop music into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s. Their sound, rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, incorporated elements of classical music and traditional pop in innovative ways. They also pioneered recording techniques and explored music styles ranging from ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As they continued to draw influences from a variety of cultural sources, their musical and lyrical sophistication grew, and they came to be seen as embodying the era's socio-cultural movements.


Sunday Profile: Entertainer Mitzi Gaynor

Mitzi Gaynor has been playing with audiences for more than 70 years now, in movies, then on TV and in Vegas. The singer, dancer and actress talks with Mo Rocca about being wooed by Howard Hughes,..
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New "Abbey Road" remix reveals insight into the Beatles' swan song

50 years after the original release of "Abbey Road," the new remix includes never-before-heard studio sessions from the Fab Four's final album together
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Videos for The Beatles

Patrick Stewart celebrates 50th anniversary of Beatles' Abbey Road album [Video]Patrick Stewart celebrates 50th anniversary of Beatles' Abbey Road album

Hollywood celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Abbey Road album on Thursday (September 27) with a temporary zebra crosswalk and a speech from longtime fan and friend, actor Patrick Stewart...

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Strawberry Field's gates open to the public [Video]Strawberry Field's gates open to the public

Beatles fans will be able to follow in the footsteps of John Lennon as the grounds of the children's home which inspired Strawberry Fields Forever are opened to the public. From Saturday, visitors will..

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Sir Paul McCartney releases first children's book [Video]Sir Paul McCartney releases first children's book

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has become a children's author after launching his first book, Hey Grandude, based on his own experiences as a grandparent.

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New remix marks 50 years since "Abbey Road" release

A remix of the legendary Beatles album “Abbey Road” is out Friday, marking 50 years since its original release. It includes studio sessions the public has never before heard. Charlie D’Agata..
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As 'Abbey Road' turns 50, creative director reflects on making the iconic cover

John Kosh was 23 when he submitted the cover he'd designed for "Abbey Road" to Apple Records. Kosh reflects on the Beatles' last recording.
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'Abbey Road' turns 50: All the album's songs, ranked

“Abbey Road” endures as a pure artistic achievement that closed the Beatles' songbook on a high note.
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Paul McCartney: human, humble and still having fun

In an interview with 60 Minutes, the Beatle talks about worrying, songwriting, and how even John Lennon was insecure
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10 essential country music covers from legendary rock, soul and reggae acts

From The Beatles to Megadeth, take a trip through the best country covers.
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Today in History for August 27th

Highlights of this day in history: Krakatoa erupts in South Pacific; President Lyndon Johnson and Mother Teresa born; America's first successful oil well; Britain's Lord Louis Mountbatten killed;..
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Beatles' iconic "Abbey Road" album cover turns 50

Beatles fans​ from across the globe have made the pilgrimage to stride across the most famous crosswalk in rock and roll
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Paul McCartney is adapting 'It's a Wonderful Life' as a stage musical

The former Beatle will adapt the 1946 film about a small-town banker wracked with regret who is shown the value of his life by a guardian angel.
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'I love you, man': Paul McCartney brings out Ringo Starr for a tour-closing Beatles reunion

Reunion alert! Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr shared the stage at Dodger Stadium, where the former Beatles played "Sgt. Pepper" and "Helter Skelter."
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Almanac: Ringo Starr's birthday

79 years ago today, Richard Starkey was born in a tough neighborhood of Liverpool, England. He grew up to become known as Ringo Starr, the drummer who in 1962 joined John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and..
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'Toy Story 4' still rules the playpen: No. 1 again, beating out 'Annabelle,' 'Yesterday'

Woody and gang remain box-office faves: Pixar's 'Toy Story 4' beat out 'Annabelle Comes Home' and Beatles fantasy 'Yesterday' in its second weekend.
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Spoilers! All about that divisive, emotional Beatles surprise in 'Yesterday'

If you saw “Yesterday,” there was one scene that likely took your breath away. Director Danny Boyle talks to USA TODAY about how he approached it.
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Danny Boyle imagines a world without The Beatles

A new film directed by Danny Boyle portrays a world where The Beatles never existed. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers spoke to the Academy Award-winning director and the star of the movie, Himesh Patel.
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How director Danny Boyle knew "straight away" that Himesh Patel should be the star of "Yesterday"

The Beatles had 20 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Chart, and they remain one of the most influential bands of all time -- but a new movie, "Yesterday," is set in a world where an..
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Paul McCartney reveals John Lennon's fear to 60 Minutes

The Beatle also talks about worrying, songwriting, and how even his famous bandmate was insecure
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More from Paul McCartney on 60 Minutes

From songwriting inspiration to how he finds new music, hear more from the former Beatle
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Paul McCartney still listens to the radio

In an interview with 60 Minutes, the former Beatle tells Sharyn Alfonsi how he finds new music
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How a big crowd makes Paul McCartney feel

What song made the former Beatle unexpectedly emotional?
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Director Ron Howard says he hopes 'Pavarotti' makes filmgoers realize they love opera

Howard follows acclaimed documentary on The Beatles with one on Luciano Pavarotti. (June 4)
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A nod to pop culture: National Bobblehead Museum and Hall of Fame offers hidden treasures

The National Bobblehead Museum and Hall of Fame features pop culture icons from LeBron James to The Beatles, crying piccolo girl to racing sausages.
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Robert De Niro slams Trump at Tribeca premiere of Beatles movie 'Yesterday'

Tribeca Film Festival founder Robert De Niro laid into President Donald Trump once again at the premiere of "Yesterday," which imagines a world without The Beatles.
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On This Day: 10 April 1970

In 1970, after rumors about the future of the band, Paul McCartney confirmed that he was leaving The Beatles
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Rock stars at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

They're some of the most iconic instruments from the rock 'n' roll era, played by some of the most artful and timeless musicians, and now they're being given a stage all their own. Opening this week at..
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Magazine returned to library after missing for over a half-century

A possible Beatles fan had to 'Get Back' an overdue magazine to an Ohio library. Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.
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8 Beatles moments that rocked history

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