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48 Years Ago: John Lennon’s ‘Beatles More Popular Than Jesus’ Story Is Published

On March 4, 1966, an article appeared in the London Evening Standard that would cause an uproar and ripple for some time. Journalist Maureen Cleave was doing a series entitled 'How Does a Beatle Live?' and her encounter with John Lennon provided controversy that spread far beyond the London paper.

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Why Julian Lennon Skipped the Beatles Anniversary Celebrations

The world recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first trip to America with a series of all-star affairs that included appearances from younger artists as well as former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr -- and extended family members Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, and Olivia and Dhani Harrison. Conspicuously absent from the crowd was Julian Lennon, who discussed the reasons for his no-show during a recent interview.

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38 Years Ago: John Lennon’s Deportation Order Reversed

On Oct. 7, 1975,  New York State Supreme Court judge Irving Kaufman reversed a deportation order for John Lennon, allowing him to legally remain in the United States. Lennon was in the spotlight throughout the first few years of the decade, not only due to his music and his status as a former Beatle, but equally for his very outspoken stance on the Vietnam War and the Nixon administration.

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon and Paul McCartney Appear on ‘The Tonight Show’

After their February 1968 trip to Rishikesh, India failed to provide the spiritual enlightenment they sought, the Beatles turned in the opposite direction, towards business matters. A few months later, the company they decided to form in the wake of manager Brian Epstein's death was ready to launch. In mid-May, John Lennon and Paul McCartney flew to New York to promote Apple Corps.

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The Beatles Revived by Greg Kihn in New Novel

For most music fans, Greg Kihn will always be known as the guy behind hits like 'Jeopardy' and 'The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em).' But he's also an established writer and all set to publish his fifth novel, the Beatles-inspired 'Rubber Soul.'

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45 Years Ago: Beatles End Spiritual Retreat

On April 19, 1968, the Beatles parted ways with the Mararishi Mahesh Yogi. After submerging themselves in his teachings for what was supposed to be a three-month spiritual course, cracks began to appear. The band had flown to Rishikesh, India, in February 1968 along with friends like Donovan, Mia Farrow and the Beach Boys' Mike Love to begin an education in enlightenment.

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Songwriter Diane Lampert Dead at 88

Diane Lampert, the prolific pop songwriter whose extensive list of credits included songs recorded by the Beatles and Harry Nilsson, has passed away at the age of 88 after suffering heart failure in a Manhattan hospital.

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Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ Cover Used for Traffic Safety Campaign

Decades after the Beatles turned a stroll across the road -- Abbey Road, that is -- into one of the most widely copied images of the rock era, police in Calcutta, India are using the Fab Four to try and promote better traffic safety.

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The Beatles Dominate List of the Most Expensive Records

A rare or limited pressing of a record can draw a pretty penny, and if it's a major rock band the price can really go through the roof. As you might expect, the Beatles dominate Record Collector's new list of the most expensive records in the world. But what might surprise you is that the Sex Pistols also turn up several times in the Top 10.

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John Lennon’s Killer Would Prefer to Stay in Prison

Last week, Mark David Chapman was denied parole for a seventh straight time since serving the minimum of his 20 year to life sentence for shooting Beatle John Lennon. That seems to be what he wants. The convicted killer says that if were granted parole he would “probably stay right where I’m at.”

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Beatles-Themed Cruise to Launch in 2013

With music festival cruises being all the rage these days, it makes sense that there would be a cruise dedicated to the most popular group of all-time. In March 2013, the Cruise for Beatles Fans will sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. on the sea of green for a week-long floating celebration of all things John, Paul, George and Ringo.

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Arctic Monkeys, ‘Come Together’ (Beatles Cover) – Song Review

The Arctic Monkeys‘ cover of ‘Come Together’ at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies last Friday means a third generation will get to experience the Beatles‘ 1969 hit. The song’s continual rebirth is a testament to the staying power of the original, written and sung by John Lennon for the ‘Abbey Road’ album.

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