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The Beatles

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The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960, that comprised John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They are regarded as the most influential band of all time and were integral to the development of 1960s counterculture and popular music's recognition as an art form. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock 'n' roll, their sound incorporated elements of classical music and traditional pop in innovative ways; the band later explored music styles ranging from ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As pioneers in recording, songwriting and artistic presentation, the Beatles revolutionised many aspects of the music industry and were often publicised as leaders of the era's youth and sociocultural movements.Led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the Beatles evolved from Lennon's previous group, the Quarrymen, and built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over three years from 1960, initially with Stuart Sutcliffe playing bass. The core trio of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, together since 1958, went through a succession of drummers, including Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them in 1962. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings, greatly expanding their domestic success after signing to EMI Records and achieving their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962. As their popularity grew into the intense fan frenzy dubbed "Beatlemania", the band acquired the nickname "the Fab Four", with Epstein, Martin and other members of the band's entourage sometimes given the informal title of "fifth Beatle".

By early 1964, the Beatles were international stars and had achieved unprecedented levels of critical and commercial success. They became a leading force in Britain's cultural resurgence, ushering in the British Invasion of the United States pop market, and soon made their film debut with A Hard Day's Night (1964). A growing desire to refine their studio efforts, coupled with the untenable nature of their concert tours, led to the band's retirement from live performances in 1966. At this time, they produced records of greater sophistication, including the albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), and enjoyed further commercial success with The Beatles (also known as "the White Album", 1968) and Abbey Road (1969). Heralding the album era, their success elevated the album to the dominant form of record consumption over singles; they also inspired a greater public interest in psychedelic drugs and Eastern spirituality, and furthered advancements in electronic music, album art and music videos. In 1968, they founded Apple Corps, a multi-armed multimedia corporation that continues to oversee projects related to the band's legacy. After the group's break-up in 1970, all principal members enjoyed success as solo artists and some partial reunions have occurred. Lennon was murdered in 1980 and Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001. McCartney and Starr remain musically active.

The Beatles are the best-selling music act of all time, with estimated sales of 600 million units worldwide. They hold the record for most number-one albums on the UK Albums Chart (15), most number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (20), and most singles sold in the UK (21.9 million). The band received many accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, four Brit Awards, an Academy Award (for Best Original Song Score for the 1970 documentary film Let It Be) and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and each principal member was inducted individually between 1994 and 2015. In 2004 and 2011, the group topped Rolling Stone's lists of the greatest artists in history. Time magazine named them among the 20th century's 100 most important people.

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August 17, 2022

BlackPink Teases ‘Pink Venom’, Zayn Sings 1D Songs, Drake Breaks Hot 100 Record & More | Billboard News

BlackPink teases their latest music video for their highly anticipated ‘Pink Venom’, Zayn Malik sings one songs from One Direction, Drake breaks a record held by The Beatles and more!

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August 16, 2022

Drake Reacts to Passing The Beatles’ Hot 100 Record: ‘Broke My Records for the Month’

DJ Khaled’s “Staying Alive,” featuring Drake and Lil Baby, debuted at No. 5 on the Aug. 20-dated Hot 100 chart.

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August 16, 2022

Drake breaks The Beatles’ record for most Top Five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

As the ‘Hotline Bling’ hitmaker rapped just a few years back, “I got more slaps than the Beatles” The post Drake breaks The Beatles’ record for most Top Five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart appeared first on NME.

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August 15, 2022

Here Are All the Hot 100 Records That Drake Has (And Hasn’t) Broken

Thanks to his new collab with DJ Khaled and Lil Baby, he passes The Beatles for the most top five hits in the Hot 100's history.

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August 8, 2022

Bert Fields, Powerhouse Hollywood Lawyer, Dies at 93

The dean of the entertainment bar, he represented many music figures including David Geffen, Michael Jackson, The Beatles and Madonna.

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June 25, 2022

Billie Eilish on Paul McCartney: “The Beatles were what raised me”

“My name next to theirs and being on the same level as them… it’s bonkers” The post Billie Eilish on Paul McCartney: “The Beatles were what raised me” appeared first on NME.

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June 17, 2022

Watch Paul McCartney team up with Bruce Springsteen to perform ‘Glory Days’ and ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’

Jon Bon Jovi also sang 'Happy Birthday' to The Beatles icon as he wrapped up his US tour The post Watch Paul McCartney team up with Bruce Springsteen to perform ‘Glory Days’ and ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ appeared first on NME.

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June 10, 2022

Watch The Rolling Stones cover The Beatles’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ in Liverpool

It marked the first time they’d played it live since 2012 The post Watch The Rolling Stones cover The Beatles’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ in Liverpool appeared first on NME.

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May 31, 2022

Harry Styles Reaches No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 & ‘Harry’s House’ Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200 | Billboard News

‘Harry House’ has the largest week of 2022 for any album and Styles joins The Beatles as the only British acts ever with four concurrent Hot 100 top 10s.

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May 31, 2022

Harry Styles Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 With ‘As It Was,’ Debuts 3 Songs in Top 10

Styles joins The Beatles as the only British acts ever with four concurrent Hot 100 top 10s, as his new album 'Harry's House' launches with the biggest week for a set this year.

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May 27, 2022

To Mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-Year Reign, Here Are the 70 Biggest Hits by U.K. Artists in Hot 100 History

Elton John and Paul McCartney (outside of The Beatles) each have five songs on the list. Adele, The Beatles and Ed Sheeran each have four.

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May 27, 2022

‘Fallout: London’ to include music inspired by The Beatles and David Bowie

Around 45 original music tracks have been written for the expansive 'Fallout 4' mod The post ‘Fallout: London’ to include music inspired by The Beatles and David Bowie appeared first on NME.

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May 25, 2022

Drake Calls The HAIM Sisters ‘The Beatles’: See Their Response

Drake likened the Haim sisters to the iconic band in an Instagram post that pictured them all hanging out.

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April 15, 2022

Some Songs Remain the Same: These Old Classics Are Today’s Streaming Hits

Some tracks by artists like The Beatles and Michael Jackson remain as popular as ever - while others are even seeing streaming gains.

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April 10, 2022

Jack White suggests that The Rolling Stones copied The Beatles

"The Rolling Stones were chasing a hit constantly and feeding off whatever the hippest thing was, copying whatever The Beatles did last week" The post Jack White suggests that The Rolling Stones copied The Beatles appeared first on NME.

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April 6, 2022

1960s teen pop idol and ‘Volare’ singer Bobby Rydell has died aged 79

Paul McCartney has said an unnamed Rydell track was the inspiration behind The Beatles' 'She Loves You' The post 1960s teen pop idol and ‘Volare’ singer Bobby Rydell has died aged 79 appeared first on NME.

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March 30, 2022

Paul McCartney Calls Taylor Hawkins ‘True Rock and Roll Hero’

The Beatles icon said the late Foo Fighters drummer will "always remain in my heart."

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March 25, 2022

Members of Rammstein, Faith No More cover The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ for Ukraine fundraiser

The stomping swag-rock redux features elements of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ The post Members of Rammstein, Faith No More cover The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ for Ukraine fundraiser appeared first on NME.

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March 20, 2022

‘CODA’ & Docs About The Beatles & Tom Petty Win 2022 PGA Awards (Full Winners List)

The two surviving members of The Beatles and the widows of the two deceased members shared in the award for outstanding producer of non-fiction television.

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March 18, 2022

See Priceless Artifacts From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s New Beatles Exhibit

'The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be' is open now in Cleveland

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March 15, 2022

Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin’s rock ‘n’ roll excess: “A lot of it is incredible exaggeration”

He previously played down The Beatles and The Rolling Stones' long-running feud The post Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin’s rock ‘n’ roll excess: “A lot of it is incredible exaggeration” appeared first on NME.

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March 2, 2022

Taylor Swift wins Best Reissue at the BandLab NME Awards 2022

‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ beat out OutKast, Nirvana, Radiohead and The Beatles The post Taylor Swift wins Best Reissue at the BandLab NME Awards 2022 appeared first on NME.

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March 2, 2022

The Beatles’ ‘1’ compilation album remastered by Giles Martin for spatial audio

Son of The Beatles' producer discusses the technology in a new interview The post The Beatles’ ‘1’ compilation album remastered by Giles Martin for spatial audio appeared first on NME.

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February 28, 2022

Andrew Garfield’s SAG Awards Suit Was Inspired by The Beatles’ ‘Get Back ‘Doc

Stylist Warren Alfie Baker says he and the 'tick,tick…BOOM!' star were both obsessed by the Peter Jackson doc.

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February 11, 2022

Paul McCartney Backs PETA’s Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Initiative: ‘No Animal Should Suffer for Beauty’

The Beatles legend previously teamed up with the brand to enlighten people on animal slaughterhouse conditions.

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February 2, 2022

Peter Jackson would’ve “lost it” with The Beatles if he had filmed ‘Let It Be’ doc

"They would have driven me crazy" The post Peter Jackson would’ve “lost it” with The Beatles if he had filmed ‘Let It Be’ doc appeared first on NME.

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January 30, 2022

Box Office: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Concert Doc Plays to Near-Sellout Crowds

Jackson, Imax and Disney have partnered on a special feature celebrating the iconic band's last concert in 1969.

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January 28, 2022

The Beatles’ ‘Get Back’ Rooftop Performance Is Now Streaming

The audio of that iconic 1969 rooftop concert dropped at the stroke of midnight.

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January 27, 2022

Questlove on ‘The Beatles: Get Back’: ‘That’s Hip-Hop!’

On the latest episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, the filmmaker discusses Summer of Soul and the next projects he has lined up — including a doc on Sly Stone

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January 27, 2022

‘The Beatles: Get Back’ rooftop concert is coming to streaming services

The band's final live performance has been mixed in stereo and Dolby Atmos for the first time The post ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ rooftop concert is coming to streaming services appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Get Back (Rooftop Performance)

January 28, 2022

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Let It Be (Super Deluxe)

October 15, 2021

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Abbey Road (Super Deluxe Edition)

September 27, 2019

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The Beatles

November 9, 2018

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Live At The Hollywood Bowl

September 9, 2016

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Yellow Submarine Songtrack

January 1, 2014

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Let It Be... Naked (Remastered)

January 1, 2014

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On Air - Live At The BBC (Vol.2)

November 11, 2013

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1 (Remastered)

November 13, 2000

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Live At The BBC (Remastered)

November 30, 1994

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Let It Be (Remastered)

May 8, 1970

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Abbey Road (Remastered)

September 26, 1969

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Yellow Submarine (Remastered)

January 17, 1969

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The Beatles (Remastered)

November 22, 1968

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Magical Mystery Tour (Remastered)

November 27, 1967

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)

June 1, 1967

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Deluxe Edition)

June 1, 1967

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Super Deluxe Edition)

May 26, 1967

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Revolver (Remastered)

August 5, 1966

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Rubber Soul (Remastered)

December 3, 1965

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Help! (Remastered)

August 6, 1965

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Beatles For Sale (Remastered)

December 4, 1964

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A Hard Day's Night (Remastered)

July 10, 1964

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With The Beatles (Remastered)

November 22, 1963

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Please Please Me (Remastered)

March 22, 1963

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