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21 Years Ago: John Lennon’s Handwritten Lyrics Bring Big Money at a Sotheby’s Auction

Today in 1992, John Lennon’s original handwritten lyrics for The Beatles’ “A Day In the Life” fetched $87,000 at a Sotheby’s auction.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Revolution’

On Aug. 26, 1968, the Beatles launched their Apple Records label with their new single, John Lennon's politically minded 'Revolution.'

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45 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Temporarily Quits the Beatles

Although they wouldn't officially disband until April 1970, the first signs that the four-headed beast known as the Beatles was starting to come apart at the seams took place on Aug. 22, 1968. A little more than six years to the day that he performed his first show with the group, drummer Ringo Starr walked out during the recording sessions for 'The Beatles.'

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Begin Recording ‘Hey Jude’

It's one of the most famous songs of the 20th century and an anthem that, to this day, still ends the main set of Paul McCartney's concerts. On July 29, 1968, the Beatles began recording 'Hey Jude,' a process that would take one week and two studios to complete.

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56 Years Ago: John Lennon Meets Paul McCartney

The first time John Lennon met Paul McCartney, Lennon was about ready to go onstage with his band the Quarrymen. One of the group members knew McCartney from school, so he introduced him to his bandmates. Lennon was 16; McCartney was 15. It was July 6, 1957, and the most significant meeting in rock history was about to go down.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Write ‘She Loves You’

It went on to become the Beatles' biggest-selling U.K. single and arguably their defining song, but in the summer of 1963, 'She Loves You' was just the latest bid for worldwide success from a band whose music had yet to take over the world.

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Kid Sings The Beatles With His Dad [VIDEO]

Cool video of some father-son bonding. Check out this video of a two year old singing The Beatles classic "Don't Let Me Down" from 1969!

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The Beatles Inducted into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame

By an overwhelming margin of nearly three to one, the Beatles have beaten the Doors to become the second inductees into the 100% fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Paul McCartney Spokesman Shoots Down Rumors of Upcoming Nirvana Collaboration

It looks like Paul McCartney's not collaborating with the surviving members of Nirvana again, after all. A report from earlier this week, citing an unnamed source at McCartney's label, has been quickly debunked by the former Beatle's spokesman.

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Signed Copy of The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Sells for Nearly $300,000

What would you be willing to pay for a signed copy of the Beatles' 1967 masterpiece 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'?

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Early Bids for Signed Copy of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Album Shoot Past $110,000

Money, as the Beatles famously opined, can't buy you love. What it can get you, however, is a signed edition of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' -- though, alas, the price is skyrocketing.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Please Please Me’ Album Released

How confident were the Beatles in what they had and how they played it when they entered EMI Studios in February 1963 to record their now 50-year-old debut album, 'Please Please Me?'

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