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

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Keystone Features/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

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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John Lennon, Janis Joplin + More to Appear on Stamps

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Classic rockers will continue to be featured on American stamps. Today (Feb. 21), it was learned that we can expect to see names such as John Lennon and Janis Joplin adorning letters over the next few years.

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30 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Milk And Honey’ Released

John Lennon And Yoko Ono

When John Lennon was killed on Dec. 8, 1980, he was in the midst of recording the follow-up to the recently released 'Double Fantasy.' Those songs, combined with some outtakes from the 'Double Fantasy' sessions, were compiled by his widow, Yoko Ono on their album 'Milk and Honey,' which came out on Jan. 27, 1984.

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Two Virgins’ Seized by Police

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It's arguably the most controversial album cover in rock 'n' roll history, and, if authorities in New Jersey had their way, every last one of them would have been destroyed.

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Beatles Christmas Song Battle – Readers’ Poll

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Former Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon have been pitted against each other in the press many times since the band split up, and even though it's not really in the holiday spirit, we're going to do it again with a very special holiday-themed Christmas song readers' poll.

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Top 10 John Lennon Songs

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It came as little surprise that John Lennon released the most adventurous, and occasionally confusing, solo records after the Beatles broke up. After all, 'Revolution 9' was his idea. Where Paul McCartney used the occasion t

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33 Years Ago: John Lennon Murdered

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John Lennon would have turned 73 this past October, but as we all know, his life was tragically cut short by four bullets from an assassin's gun. John Lennon died 33 years ago today.

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Paul McCartney vs. John Lennon (Solo Careers) – Great Classic Rock Debates

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They are undoubtedly the greatest songwriting duo of the rock era. But which Beatles star -- John Lennon or Paul McCartney -- created better music on their own following the group's breakup? We asked two of our writers to each take on one side of this great classic roc

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See What Your Favorite Dead Rock Stars Would Look Like If They Were Still Alive

YouTube / Sachs Media Group
YouTube / Sachs Media Group

Today's dose of "kinda cool, kinda heartbreaking, kinda creepy" news comes to us courtesy of Sachs Media, where execs recently bankrolled a series of computer-generated portraits depicting what some of rock's best-loved deceased stars would look like if they were alive today.

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Led Zeppelin Vs. John Lennon – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals

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They helped shape hard-rock music in the '70s and forever after. He helped define the sound of popular music for the last two-thirds of the 20th century. Led Zeppelin take on John Lennon in the semifinals round of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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