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

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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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Steal the Show at Beatles Grammy Tribute

Despite a two-hour parade of musical tributes featuring the biggest names from every genre of modern popular music, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney effortlessly stole the show at 'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America.'

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ First ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Appearance Changes the World

50 years ago today (Feb. 9), the world of rock music -- and American culture in general -- was turned upside down by the Beatles' legendary debut performance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Arrive In America

When the Beatles left London's Heathrow Airport on the morning on Feb. 7, 1964 -- sent off by a swarm of well-wishing fans -- they didn't know what to expect. Even though they had a No. 1 hit with 'I Want to Hold Your Hand,' they'd heard enough stories about other British musicians who failed to connect in America to question whether or not their success in England would translate on the other side of the Atlantic.

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56 Years Ago: George Harrison Joins John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the Quarry Men

The third part of the equation that would become the Beatles fell into place on Feb. 6, 1958. George Harrison joined the Quarry Men, the John Lennon-led group that Paul McCartney had joined as a second guitarist and singer the previous summer.

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Lenny Kravitz Covers the Beatles on ‘Letterman’

Beatles Week continued on 'The Late Show With David Letterman' last night, with Lenny Kravitz stopping by to deliver his rendition of 'Get Back.'

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Sting Covers the Beatles on ‘Letterman’

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America, 'The Late Show With David Letterman' is scheduling musicians to perform Beatles songs all week. Last night, Sting stopped by to play 'Drive My Car.' You can watch the video above.

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Beatles Honored With Historical Marker at JFK Airport

The 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first visit to America is certainly getting its due as a pop-culture milestone, with celebrations hosted by the Grammys, David Letterman and CBS. But it'll also receive a more lasting honor, courtesy of John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Play Their Final Live Performance

As the Beatles gathered for what would be their final live set on Jan. 30, 1969, they hadn't performed in public since Aug. 29, 1966 -- a three-year period in which the group would reach new artistic heights, even as it began to fall apart.

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Reunite on Grammy Stage

For all of the many superstars who made appearances and thrilled fans with performances at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, the night will probably best be remembered as the night the Beatles dominated the airwaves again . . . almost 50 years to the day when they first landed in the U.S.

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The Beatles Presented with Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

The Beatles were presented with a long-overdue Lifetime Achievement Award at a special pre-Grammy Special Merit Award ceremony held on Saturday afternoon.

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The Beatles, ‘The U.S. Albums’ – Album Review

Depending on your level of Beatlemania, the Beatles' U.S. albums are either a lasting corporate scar on the group's legacy or beloved nostalgic artifacts tailored for a specific marketplace. Capitol Records are hoping it's the latter with its 13-disc box set 'The U.S. Albums.'

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