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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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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