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My mom would always talk about how she was an editor for Tiger Beat magazine when she was a teenager in the 1960’s. She would brag about spending time with the Stones and the Beatles. We always thought she was telling tall tales. Uncovered this pic cleaning out her house last week.
Subway Musicians cover Beatles, sound exactly like Lennon/McCartney
George Harrison, 1961. Happy 75th to the Quiet Beatle.
TIL The Beatles refused to play for segregated audiences in the U.S.
A Hard Day's Knight: Arise Sir Ringo, as Beatle due to be knighted in New Year honours
ELI5: In the song "Taxman" the Beatles complain about the then 95% tax rate for top earners in the UK. Why was the tax rate so high back then, and was the rate sustainable?
How many times every song by The Beatles has been covered by other artists, listed by album release [OC]
TIL In 1969, The Beatles originally planned to have an album titled Everest. However, the band didn't want to travel all the way to Mount Everest for the album cover photoshoot. This lead album title changing to Abbey Road, which was the street right outside their studio.
TIL The Beatles helped end racially segregated concerts by refusing to play at segregated events.
ELEANOR RIGBY by The Beatles, but as a BATTLE THEME
TIL the Beatles stopped touring in part because the audiences screamed so loud no one could hear them play.
The Beatles lining up for the famous "Abbey Road" crosswalk picture -- taken by Linda McCartney (1969).
TIL that The Beatles had a specific clause in their contract that stated that they would not ever have to play for a segregated audience.
TIL that The Beatles wanted to make a Lord Of The Rings movie before Peter Jackson did, however Tolkien refused to let them.
Future is one of 10 artists including The Beatles, Prince, Nelly, Guns N Roses and more to have a number 1 and 2 album simultaneously
The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' hits No. 3 in Billboard 50 years later
RIP Beatles 😭
TIL John Lennon received a letter from a student telling him his teacher made them analyze The Beatles' lyrics. Amused by this, he composed "I Am The Walrus" with intentionally confusing and meaningless lyrics to baffle those who tried to analyze the song
Neighbor came over and asked if I wanted these... full of Pink Floyd, Beatles and more!
The last picture of all four Beatles together, 1969.
The Beatles hanging out with one of their biggest inspirations, Fats Domino, before a concert in New Orleans. (1964)
The Beatles "on the grass", 1960s.