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Photograph of The Beatles as they arrive in New York City in 1964
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The Beatles were a highly successful and popular British rock band from Liverpool, England. They are widely regarded as the most influential rock band in history and are known world-wide. The Beatles continue to be a major influence on music well into the 21st century, having sold over a billion records overall. The Beatles paved the way for new musical styles and influenced cultural revolutions in the 1960s and 1970s. The members of the most famous line-up of the Beatles were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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94 Baker Street, London; formerly the Apple Boutique

Apple Corps Ltd. is a multi-armed, multimedia corporation, founded in January 1968 by British rock band The Beatles to replace their earlier company (Beatles Ltd.) and to form a conglomerate. Its name (pronounced "apple core") is a pun. Its chief division is Apple Records, which was launched in the same year. Other divisions included Apple Electronics, Apple Films, Apple Publishing, and Apple Retail, whose most notable venture was the ill-fated Apple Boutique in London. Apple's headquarters, in the late-1960s, was at 3 Savile Row in London, known as the Apple Building, which was also home to the Apple Studio.

From 1970 to 2007, Apple's chief executive was former Beatles road manager Neil Aspinall, though he did not bear that title officially. The current CEO is Jeff Jones.

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Picture of the Eleanor Rigby Statue on Stanley St. in Liverpool
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Picture of the "Eleanor Rigby" Statue on Stanley Street, Liverpool

 

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Ringo Starr in 2007
  • ...that Ringo Starr's (pictured) acceptance into The Beatles prompted fans to chant "Pete forever! Ringo never!" or its reverse, "Ringo forever! Pete never!"?
  • ...that the working lyric for "Yesterday" was "Scrambled eggs/Oh, baby, how I love your legs," and that Paul McCartney was threatened with the removal of a piano by director Richard Lester after he had been playing it over and over during filming for Help!?
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  • 8 March, 2016: Beatles producer George Martin dies
  • 9 September, 2009: The Beatles: Rock Band and The Beatles' remastered albums are released
  • 27 August, 2009: Guardian: Beatles manager Brian Epstein to be focus of Fab Four biopic
  • 9 July, 2009: NME: Paul McCartney not surprised Michael Jackson didn't leave him Beatles songs
  • 19 March, 2009: Click Liverpool: Hey Nude! Beatles Bed In crashed by streaker
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  • September 2: Veteran journalist David Frost dies aged 74

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First and foremost I am a drummer. After that, I'm other things.... But I didn't play drums to make money. I played drums because I loved them.... My soul is that of a drummer.... It came to where I had to make a decision—I was going to be a drummer. Everything else goes now. I play drums. It was a conscious moment in my life when I said the rest of things were getting in the way. I didn't do it to be come rich and famous, I did it because it was the love of my life.
— Ringo Starr (b. 1940)
 from The Big Beat: Conversations with Rock's Great Drummers. (1984)

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Due to John Lennon's relationship with Yoko Ono, divorce proceedings had begun between him and his first wife, Cynthia Lennon. Paul McCartney went to visit Julian Lennon and Cynthia, bearing a single rose. He came up with a song called "Hey Jules" in the car, which developed into "Hey Jude" – at the time, it was the longest song to ever reach number 1.

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