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The Beatles Expected To Top Charts With 'Sgt. Pepper' 50th Anniversary Album

The Beatles are expected to hit number one in the UK with their 50th anniversary release of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' as the official chart announcements prepare to be released this week. Being...

The Beatles Tease 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' 50th Anniversary Release

With all the recent coverage regarding another 1960s superstar, Bob Dylan, here at Contactmusic, it may have been easy to let him steal the spotlight from his most popular contemporaries from that era, The Beatles,...

Paul Mccartney Files Lawsuit Against Sony For Beatles Songs Publishing Rights

In what is hotting up to be one of the most significant music industry legal battles in recent memory, Sir Paul McCartney has filed a lawsuit against Sony ATV hoping to regain his copyright share...

The Beatles Helped Break Down Racial Segregation By Refusing To Perform

The world's most successful pop group The Beatles is re-visited in Ron Howard's comprehensive documentary 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week', released today. They were a band that had a massive impact on the pop...

Ever Wondered How The Beatles Created The Strange Sound Of 'Tomorrow Never Knows'?

It's been more than 50 years since The Beatles took the world by storm, and the phenomenon that was their day-to-day lives is to be explored in yet another exhaustive documentary called 'The Beatles: Eight...

4k Restoration Of The Beatles' Shea Stadium Gig To Be Released In Cinemas

With Ron Howard’s documentary movie Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years hitting cinemas in a couple of months’ time, it has been announced that a specially restored film The Beatles’ iconic concert performance at...

Sir Paul Mccartney Named Most Successful Act In UK Albums Chart History

Sir Paul McCartney has been revealed as the most successful albums artist in British chart history, according to the Official Charts Company.The announcement comes on the 60th anniversary of the first ever nationwide Albums Chart...

David Cameron Tries, And Fails, To Recreate Beatles Cover At Abbey Road Studio

David Cameron and his E.U. Remain campaign ally Tessa Jowell have awkwardly attempted to re-create the front cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road as they visited the famous studio – and jokes and puns immediately...

Rihanna Overtakes The Beatles For Most Weeks At Number One In The Us

Comeback Queen Rihanna has broken an impressive record - by clocking up a total of more weeks at number one in the US than The Beatles. With her latest song, Work, now in its ninth...

Ringo Starr's Childhood Home In Liverpool Sells For £70k At Auction

The childhood home of The Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr has been sold at an auction in Liverpool for £70,000, to a fan who also owns properties connected with John Lennon and George Harrison.The property of...

Paul Mccartney Attempts To Regain Control Of Beatles' Us Publishing Rights

Sir Paul McCartney has launched a bid to regain control of his share of The Beatles’ catalogue’s US publishing rights from Sony / ATV Music Publishing. Although he co-wrote the majority of the legendary band’s...

Another Legend Departs: Fifth Beatle Sir George Martin Dies Aged 90

This year is rapidly turning into the year that we say goodbye to some of music's biggest legends, with the latest to go being 'Fifth Beatle' and record producer Sir George Martin who passed away...

Extremely Rare Beatles Record Expected To Fetch Over $10,000 Next Month

An extremely rare Beatles record that was found gathering dust in a loft is to be auctioned next month, and is expected fetch at least $10,000.The 10-inch record of ‘Till There Was You’ and ‘Hello...

A Lock Of John Lennon’S Hair Is Expected To Fetch Over $12,000 At Auction

A lock of hair belonging to John Lennon is up for sale at a Dallas auction later this month and is currently bid up to $12,000. The lock was cut from Lennon’s hair by German...

The Beatles Add £82 Million To Liverpool's Economy Annually

New research suggests that The Beatles are worth roughly £82 million per year to the economy of Liverpool.The band’s legacy and the tourism interest generated also sustains an estimated 2,335 jobs in the city, according...

Has Record Dealer Unearthed Inspiration For Sgt. Pepper Artwork?

The EP by music collective Mercblecket was released in 1964, a full three years before the Fab Four unveiled their creative tour-de-force, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, in 1967. The Mercblecket...

'Come Together' Is The Most Popular Beatles Track On Spotify

It’s been less than a week since The Beatles’ back catalogue finally hit streaming services and music fans all over the world have been indulging in all the Fab Four’s classic hits. But the band’s...

The Beatles' Back Catalogue Confirmed To Hit Streaming Services On Christmas Eve

The Beatles music has finally been confirmed as hitting a range of streaming services just in time for Christmas. The band’s official twitter account made the announcement today, with their full catalogue becoming available from...

Could The Beatles Be Ready To Hit Streaming Services On Christmas Eve?

It's been a long wait for fans, but The Beatles are rumoured to finally be about to begin releasing their music on streaming services and tracks could come as early as Christmas Eve. Despite being...

Ringo Starr's Drum Kit Sells For $1.75 Million At Charity Auction

A drum kit used by former Beatle Ringo Starr in over 200 shows during the 1960s has sold for $1.75 million at a charity auction. More than 800 pieces of memorabilia were being sold by...

John Lennon's Lost Guitar Sells For Millions At Auction

The 1962 Gibson J-160E was used by Lennon to record several early Beatles hits, including I Want to Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Please, Please, Me, All My Loving, From Me to...

John Lennon's Stolen Guitar Fetches $2.4m At Auction

A guitar stolen from John Lennon in 1963 has sold for $2.4m at an auction in Beverley Hills. The Gibson acoustic was used on the recordings of ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘PS I Love You’...

One Direction Beat The Beatles' Top 10 Debuts Record

The boy band's Perfect has entered the new Billboard Hot 100 at 10, marking the group's fifth top 10 new entry, the most among all groups. The latest debut breaks a tie...

Jack O'connell And Nicholas Hoult Tapped For Beatles Manager Biopic

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom filmmaker Justin Chadwick is in talks to direct A Life In The Day from a script by Tony Gittelson, with the two young actors expressing interest in tackling...

Yoko Ono: 'John Lennon Had A Desire To Have Sex With Men'

The Japanese artist reveals both she and Lennon had discussed the idea of sexual fluidity during their time together and were open to the thought of bisexuality. She tells TheDailyBeast.com, "John and...

Yoko Ono Still Scared Of John Lennon's Killer

Yoko Ono is ''super careful'' since John Lennon's assassination.The 82-year-old artist was married to the Beatles star until his murder in 1980 and admits she now struggles to go anywhere without remembering the day crazed...

Ringo Starr Is Glad He's Embraced Twitter

Ringo Starr loves Twitter.The legendary musician - who was one of The Beatles with late stars John Lennon and George Harrison and Sir Paul McCartney - made a conscious decision to get involved on social...

Sam Smith's Second Album To Be Out In 'Next Year Or So'

Sam Smith's second album will be out ''in the next year or so''.The 'Writing's On The Wall' singer has rubbished claims he's planning to follow in the footsteps of fellow James Bond theme-song writer Adele...

Elvis Presley's Gold Piano Up For Auction

The grand piano was adorned with 24-carat gold leaf by the rock icon's wife Priscilla as a wedding anniversary gift in 1968. It has been on display at the Country Music Hall...

Sir Paul Mccartney Turns One Direction Into Frogs For Children In Need Book

Sir Paul McCartney has resurrected his Frog Song to turn One Direction into frogs.The Beatles star has joined a host of celebrities - including Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue and Rod Stewart - to release children's...

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