The Fab Four refused to play before a segregated audience in a 1965, according to a Beatles contract that was auctioned off for $23,000 on Tuesday.
A collection of 46 never-before-seen photos from The Beatles' first concerts in the United States was auctioned off for more than $350,000 at a New York auction house on Wednesday.
From his legendary work with the Beatles to his extensive solo career, now being exhaustively digitized by Hewlett-Packard, Paul McCartney has had technocultural innovation on the brain.
As dawn approached on their wedding night, the couple climbed into a decked-out mini Fiat
The snow began to recede this week, revealing a newspaper from January 27, a Gatorade bottle and our Christmas tree, dragged to the curb just before two feet of snow fell. But the greatest revelation was a patch of grass, still small but undeniably spreading, like the happy opposite of a bald spot.
Decades after The Beatles first surged onto the international music stage, fans in Argentina are flocking to a new museum dedicated to the 'Fab Four' that opened in the country's capital this week.
A striped crosswalk in London entered the history books Wednesday for a second time.
Journalists occupy a unique place in history.
CNN's John Roberts talks to people who saw John Lennon moments before he was murdered.
See more photos at LIFE.com: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, LIFE's Best Beatles Photos and The Beatles: Days in the Life.
When David Schuster was walking a friend home down West 72nd Street one night in 1980, he heard what sounded like a car backfiring or a firecracker.
Fans of the Beatles on iTunes want it all and they want it now.
It's been a long and winding road, but Apple finally began selling Beatles songs on iTunes on Tuesday.
It's been a long and winding road, this relationship between Apple and the Beatles.
Many have speculated about what Apple's big announcement tomorrow morning will be, and the Wall Street Journal claims that it has the answer: The Beatles' catalog will finally be available on iTunes.
In Rolling Stone's new Special Collectors Edition issue, we count down the 100 greatest songs from the greatest band of all time: The Beatles. Check out the top 10 songs now, before the issue hits stands:
John Lennon's autographed lyrics for "A Day in the Life" -- one of the top tunes from an iconic album -- went for more than a song Friday when it was sold at Sotheby's Auction house in New York for $1,202,500.
John Lennon's autographed lyrics for "A Day in the Life" -- one of the best-known songs from an iconic album -- are expected to sell for more than a song when they go up for auction at Sotheby's New York on June 18.
Media reports say the London studio where the Beatles recorded may be for sale. CNN's Sasha Herriman reports.
Cirque Du Soleil successfully tackled the Beatles with its "Love" show, so it seems fitting for it to take on another legendary name in rock 'n' roll: Elvis Presley.
Are you thinking of getting a graduate degree, but want something with a narrower focus than an MBA or a JD?
Vera Lynn, who made her name entertaining troops in World War II after recording her first song 70 years ago, has become the oldest living artist to have a number one album.
CNN's Eunice Yoon and Kevin Voigt talk about why the Beatles mean so much to the music industry.
The fourth quarter of 2009 for the music and video game industries is shaping up to be all about the Beatles. And both could use some "Help!"
John, Paul, George and Ringo are getting the band back together, in a manner of speaking, with a new Beatles-themed video game and digital upgrade of the group's entire catalog both released Wednesday.
"Number nine. Number nine. Number nine."
The newly remastered Beatles box sets are a treat for a casual fan and a dream come true for die-hards.
From Rock Band to digital remasters, the Beatles come into the 21st century as Jim Boulden reports.
Film-maker Bob Smeaton tells CNN's Peter Wilkinson about the mini-documentaries that are on the remastered Beatles albums.
Remastered versions of the Beatles catalogue will be released on Wednesday, giving listeners what the remaining members of "The Fab Four" say is the closest reproduction ever of how their music sounded in the studio.
Giles Martin, son of a former Beatles producer, tells CNN's Peter Wilkinson about his role in creating the band's video game.
The video game "The Beatles: Rock Band" is set to be released by Harmonix on Wednesday. Modeled on the already popular "Rock Band" game, and closely supervised by The Beatles and their estates, the game lets players sing and strum along to a huge list of Beatles classics over scenes ranging from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their final performance on a London rooftop.
Do you find yourself occasionally slipping into a Liverpudlian accent? Hankering after a pair of granny glasses? Arguing with your friends about the best Beatles songs of all time?
There I was, trying to wedge a microphone under my arm while simultaneously pressing colored buttons on a plastic guitar with my left hand, strumming it with my right hand and crooning, "I want to hold your hand ..."
First the rumor went around that Michael Jackson was leaving the Beatles catalog to Paul McCartney in his will. Then the rumor was that McCartney was upset that Jackson didn't leave the Beatles catalog to the Beatle in his will.
They've revolutionized music for nearly five decades. Now, some of the Beatles songs are about to hit video-game consoles.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr unveil "The Beatles: Rock Band."
For fans of The Beatles, 09/09/09 will mark a new invasion.
Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will reunite on stage next month to raise money to teach transcendental meditation to children around the world to "help provide them a quiet haven in a not-so-quiet world," McCartney said.
They helped introduce the world to mop top haircuts, collarless jackets and yellow submarines -- now a British university is launching what it says is the world's first ever masters degree in the Beatles.
The Vatican responds to controversial comments made by John Lennon. CNN's Alessio Vinci reports.
When John Lennon remarked in 1966 that the Beatles were then "more popular than Jesus" his comments prompted outrage in the United States. But this weekend the Vatican's newspaper paid tribute to the band on the 40th anniversary of the release of the "White Album" in an article interpreted by some as a papal pardon for Lennon.
A "lost" Beatles track recorded in 1967 and performed just once in public could finally be released, according to Paul McCartney.
Sir Paul McCartney's concert offers Israeli boomers a costly consolation for the Beatles gig banned by the Jewish State in 1965
A guitar burned onstage by Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles' first contract with Brian Epstein are up for sale
An upcoming concert by Paul McCartney has revived memories of the 1960s, when an Israeli official supposedly called off a Beatles concert for fear it would corrupt the nation's youth
A tape recording of The Beatles chatting and breaking into giggles during an early recording session is to be sold next week in England
The Beatles first appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" 44 years ago. It's also been 44 years since the Beatles held the five top positions of the Billboard pop chart, a feat never achieved before -- or since.
A group outside Abbey Road Recording Studio in London sings Beatle tunes on Ringo Starr's 68th birthday.
When Honey magazine commissioned photojournalist Michael Ward to follow and photograph an up-and-coming music group called The Beatles in February 1963, he had never heard of the Liverpool-based rock band.
Never before seen images of the Fab Four in '63 and '68 on sale in London, reports CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh.
The '60s Fab Five lend their music to two quirky new movies. Richard Corliss is both bored and enthralled
Celebrating the Beatles
Beyond the Beatles, there are a handful of artists who have resisted mammon's call to distribute their songs online. A bellwether of how well they would sell on iTunes is how much traffic they gene...
Click on the iTunes music store and punch in "Beatles" under artist search. More than 50 albums will pop up, including Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Play the Beatles, but none are the real dea...
Click on the iTunes music store and punch in "Beatles" under artist search. More than 50 albums will pop up, including Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Play the Beatles, but none are the real deal. Fans wishing to download the actual Fab Four in MP3 format have to search peer-to-peer sites like Limewire for unlicensed songs they can listen to free.
The release on Monday of a new Beatles album provided fresh evidence, as if any were needed, of the enduring popularity of the most successful pop band of all time.
I recently went through a divorce that ate up all of my 401(k) and left me in debt up to my eyeballs. I still own a home, although I have no equity in it, but I recently made the mistake of leasing a truck with insurance and lease payments that are the size of my house mortgage.
John Lennon had a new song. It was a droning, trippy affair with lyrics adapted from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and he knew exactly what he wanted.
One of my colleagues dropped by recently and asked me if I'd heard the news about "Friends."
In the notes to his biography "The Beatles," author Bob Spitz quotes Napoleon: "History is a set of lies agreed upon."
Trunk Ltd. is already a secret weapon for celebs who want "vintage" band T-shirts with a modern fit. Why let them steal the show? The shirts are handmade replicas of classic concert T's--from an ic...
Wax busts of three Beatles used on the "Sgt. Pepper's" album cover have sold at auction for £81,500 ($145,380).
Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney says he will stand by his brother after he was accused of groping a waitress.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The Rolling Stones have fully embraced the digital music bandwagon. Is it time for the Beatles to do the same?
Guilty or not guilty, Michael Jackson appears to be sinking deeper and deeper into a financial hole that may cost him his lucrative stake in the Beatles music catalog as well as the rights to his own platinum-selling songs.
Michael Jackson, the legendary pop star facing child molestation charges, could lose his stake in the lucrative Beatles music catalog as well as the rights to his own platinum-selling songs.
It's March 1964 and Beatlemania is inescapable.
Rock 'n' roll fans with deep pockets can buy a Beatles guitar or a mugshot of the pop star formerly known as Cat Stevens at what Christie's said Wednesday was its biggest auction of show business memorabilia.
In 1957, as the gritty sounds of rock 'n' roll started filling the airwaves, two teens named John and Paul met for the first time just outside the industrial English town of Liverpool, trading riffs and setting the stage for a musical revolution.
Paul McCartney returned to Madrid for the first time in 15 years and wowed fans with 33 songs, all but 10 of them Beatles' tunes.
Peter Smith tried everything. He played catch. He read books. He tried music.
It was 40 years ago today.
Their work finds the Beatles at the beginning and the end.
The Beatles arrived in America with wits blazing. Here are some excerpts from the group's press conference at New York's Kennedy Airport, February 7, 1964:
It was all in the future then.
--RASH MOVE A study in Nature finds that one- and two-euro coins emit 250 times more nickel than E.U. standards allow--causing eczema in some people.
"Shake Some Action," by The Flamin Groovies, on Groovies' Greatest Grooves (Sire)
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