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Beatles Parody Band The Rutles Announce 2014 U.K. Tour

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WB Records

The Rutles, aka the Pre-Fab Four, pioneers of the 'Rutland Sound,' have found their "get up and go" and are returning to the concert stage. They will play 19 dates -- listed below -- across the U.K. in May.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Meet Cassius Clay

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One of the perks of being Beatles that that group had to get used to in the early days was getting to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. One of the first celebrities they met on that initial trip to America was boxer Cassius Clay.

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How the Beatles Put America’s Teen Idols in a “State of Shock”

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When British Invasion groups like the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the Dave Clark Five arrived in the U.S. 50 years ago, they swept established American musicians from the record charts; most never had another hit.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Make Second Appearance On ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

After the history-making appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' fans didn't have to wait too long for another glimpse of the Beatles. On Feb. 16, 1964, only one week after their debut, the group performed again on the popular variety show.

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46 Years Ago: The Beatles Arrive In Rishikesh, India To Study With The Maharishi

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Keystone Features/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

By the second half of 1967, the Beatles were searching for answers to some of life's larger questions. This search would lead them to meditation, Eastern philosophy and, eventually, to Rishikesh, India, where, on Feb. 15, 1968, they began a period of study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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Beatles ‘Help!’ Jackets To Be Sold At Auction

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Coats worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr on the cover of the Beatles' 1965 album 'Help!' will be available to the highest bidder. The auction will take place at Liverpool's Adelphi Hotel on March 20, the 50th anniversary of the U.K. release of their global smash 'Can't Buy Me Love.'

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Filed Under: Category: News, Rock Memorabilia

Why Julian Lennon Skipped the Beatles Anniversary Celebrations

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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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Exclusive: Todd Rundgren On His New Foundation and the Beatles’ Influence

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Charles Epting for Ultimate Classic Rock

Rock legend and renaissance man Todd Rundgren recently received the highly regarded Les Paul award at the NAMM convention in Southern California.  As a songwriter, producer and all-purpose innovator,  Rundgren's legacy splashes across many different platforms.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ First U.S. Concert – and the Trouble Afterwards

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On Feb. 11, 1964, only two days after their first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' the Beatles made their American concert debut in Washington, D. C. Earlier that day, they had arrived from New York by train at Union Station in the middle of a snowstorm.

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One Direction Bigger Than The Beatles? Harry Styles Thinks So

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Stuart C. Wilson/Kevin Winter, Getty Images

First, he issued a track called 'Best Song Ever.' Now, One Direction's Harry Styles is saying that his group is bigger than the Beatles

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