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Simply put, rock ‘n’ roll as we know starts with the Beatles. Give Elvis and all those other pioneers credit for planting the seeds, but almost every rock artist of the past 50 years owes the Fab Four a heap of thanks for setting popular music’s template. Their very first album, 1963’s ‘Please Please Me,’ crackles with cross-Atlantic energy – inspired by American pop but rooted in British determination. By the time they made their sixth album, ‘Rubber Soul,’ they were writing their own songs and, more importantly, shaping a rock and pop landscape that would be explored and expanded on for decades to come. ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is their pop-art masterpiece, but each of the Beatles’ 12 albums is a classic. No other group in rock history can make that claim.

Flaming Lips Announce Track Listing and Guests for ‘Sgt. Pepper”s Tribute Album

Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images
Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

The Flaming Lips have released info about next month's 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' tribute album, 'With a Little Help From My Fwends.'

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Ringo Starr Disgusted by Terrorists’ Beatles-Inspired Nicknames

Ringo Starr
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Spend your life advocating for peace and love, and it still might not be enough to keep people from using your name in connection with a group of murderers.

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Win ‘The Beatles in Mono’ Vinyl Box Set

Beatles-Apple

On Sept. 9, the Beatles will release a 14-LP box set containing their mono mixes.

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Listen to the Beatles’ ‘Black Album’ Playlist From the Movie ‘Boyhood’

'Boyhood'
IFC

Director Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' is one of the best-reviewed movies of the year.

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50 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Introduces the Beatles to Marijuana

The Beatles and Bob Dylan
Larry Ellis, Hulton Archive / Keystone / Getty Images

The mid-to-late '60s saw the Beatles morphing from mop-topped pop stars into Nehru jacket-wearing mystics -- a transformation that may have started on Aug. 28, 1964, when Bob Dylan introduced the Fab Four to the joys of smoking marijuana.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Pose for Their Final Photo Session

Beatles John Lennon George Harrison Paul McCartney Ringo Starr
Capitol Records

As with so many of their earlier photo shoots, the Beatles' final session tells you everything about where the band was in its evolution.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Appear at Abbey Road Together for the Last Time

The Beatles
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Most of the time when we’ve covered an anniversary about the Beatles, it’s been in celebration — the release of an album or other triumphant moments in their career.

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Seven Bands Who Were Foolishly Labeled ‘The Next Beatles’

Next Beatles

We look at seven bands who were wrongly labeled - or more foolishly, called themselves - the next Beatles.

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Were the Beatles the Catalyst for the Charles Manson Murders?

Charles Manson Paul McCartney

Mass murderer Charles Manson thought he heard secret messages in the Beatles' 'White Album.'

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Walk into History with ‘Abbey Road’ Cover Photo

The Beatles, 'Abbey Road'
Apple Records

A stroll across the street near the Beatles' recording studio on Aug. 8, 1969 turned into the iconic cover for 'Abbey Road.'

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