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Meet Beatles Producer George Martin

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Of all the strokes of good fortune that the Beatles had, perhaps none was as great as the day that their failed Decca audition tape wound up in the hands of producer Sir George Martin. So great was Martin’s contribution to their music that he is one of the few people who could truly lay claim to being called the Fifth Beatle.

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46 Years Ago: The Beatles Try to ‘Get Back’ to Their Roots

Paul McCartney Beatles Let it Be
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As 1969 began, the Beatles were in a free fall.

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53 Years Ago: The Beatles Audition for Decca Records

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

In 1962, the Beatles would go from a band with a strong local following to the biggest rock group in all of England.

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‘Let It Be’ Engineer Glyn Johns Calls the Beatles Album a ‘Bunch of Garbage’

Apple
Apple

Generally speaking, 'Let It Be' isn't many people's favorite Beatles album.

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Paul McCartney Is Flattered and Perplexed by College Beatles Courses

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images

Paul McCartney expressed his thoughts at the idea that his music is being taught at universities.

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40 Years Ago: John Lennon’s Signature Dissolves the Beatles

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George Stroud, Getty Images

John Lennon became the last Beatle to sign the papers that officially ended the partnership.

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48 Years Ago: The Beatles Begin Recording ‘Penny Lane’

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

A decision to give up touring in August 1966 gave the Beatles unlimited and unprecedented time to spend in the studio experimenting and inventing new recording techniques.

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Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries, News, Songs

Beatles Christmas Song Battle – Readers’ Poll

John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Paul McCartney and John Lennon have been pitted against each other in the press many times since the Beatles 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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The History of the Beatles’ Christmas Records

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Ultimate Classic Rock

'Wonderful Christmastime' and 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' tend to get all the airplay, but the Beatles were releasing Christmas records before anyone in the U.S. knew who they were.

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Christmas Clash of the Titans: George Harrison vs. Ringo Starr

George Ringo Christmas Clash 2

 

The holidays are all about peace on Earth, goodwill to men and all that, which your friends here at Ultimate Classic Rock fully support -- but first, we need to pit a pair of former Beatles against each other in a Christma

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