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The first time the Beatles are seen in "Help!" is when their Rolls Royce pulls up in a suburban residential street, they ge...
Model and actor Pattie Boyd married two of the most important guitarists in British rock history.
Pattie Boyd has opened up about what it was like to meet and marry George Harrison when he was in The Beatles.
Then a model, Pattie met George on the set of A Hard Day's Night, where she was cast as one of the schoolgirls warned off the boys by Paul's grandfather.
Pattie and George married in 1966, when she was just 22, and she told The Big Issue about their years together in Swinging London.
"George and I were very young when we met," she said. "I was 19 or 20 and he was a year older than me.
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The Beatles’ Revolver album, first released in 1966, has rushed to No. 1 on multiple Billboard charts following its deluxe expanded reissue on October 28. The set re-entered at No. 1 on Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums and Catalog Albums (all dated Nov. 12) – its first week at No. 1 on all three lists. Revolver also re-enters Top Album Sales, Vinyl Albums and Tastemaker Albums at No. 2.
On the Billboard 200, the former No. 1 – which spent six weeks atop the list in 1966 – re-entered the list at No. 4.
For Revolver’s special edition, the album was reintroduced and remixed in a variety of expanded formats and editions, including many with previously unreleased tracks. The range included a standard digital album priced at $9.99 in the iTunes Store up through a boxed set boasting four vinyl LPs and two seven-inch singles that sold for $200 or more, depending on the retailer.
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The Beatles often hid references to drugs and sex in many of their songs. However, most of the band’s music is relatively clean in terms of profanity and swear words. Still, The Beatles were creative in hiding their provocative references, and Paul McCartney reveals the Fab Four managed to hide a curse word within the lyrics of their song, “Sun King.”The Beatles made up some words and phrases for their songs, such as “Goo goo g’joob” in “I Am the Walrus” and “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.” However, the band mixed actual words from other languages in “Sun King,” a song from Abbey Road. The final group of lyrics contain words from Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. In a 1969 John Lennon interview (shared by Beatlesbible.com), Lennon shared how he and McCartney came up with the blend of languages.
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The Beatles are international cultural staples. People worldwide know their music and the iconic styles that made them incredibly popular during the 1960s. Today, the band’s worldwide influence can still be seen, and Paul McCartney shares when he knew The Beatles were “changing the world.”
The Beatles are one of the most successful artists ever. The four band members were born in Liverpool, England, and began their musical careers in the U.K. After finding success there, the band’s influence began to expand. Once the British Invasion reached the U.S., Americans became entranced by the music and style of The Beatles.
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Ringo Starr was the last person to join The Beatles, but he was a key piece. Ringo’s down-to-earth attitude helped save them from ending up like Elvis Presley as the Fab Four shot to worldwide fame. His demeanor also meant that John Lennon never forgot Ringo’s reaction to the start of his relationship with Yoko Ono, which was pure Ringo.
John once said he had no interest in The Beatles after meeting Yoko. That was in 1966, but John stuck it out with the Fab Four until they broke up in 1970. The rest of The Beatles weren’t necessarily happy about Yoko being around so much.
Paul McCartney admitted he wasn’t keen on Yoko, but he understood John needed to have a new relationship after John’s first marriage was doomed.
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In 1980, Ringo Starr flew to New York after receiving the news that his former Beatles bandmate John Lennon had been murdered. Like the rest of The Beatles, Starr was stunned by the news and knew that Yoko Ono needed support. When he arrived, though, he wasn’t happy with the scene he found outside Lennon and Ono’s apartment building. Many Beatles fans had gathered there, and Starr said he was disgusted with their behavior.
The Beatles, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison, pose together in front of a white brick wall.
In 1980, Lennon and Ono were walking up to their apartment building in New York when a fan, Mark David Chapman, shot Lennon multiple times. Chapman had been waiting outside the building all day and had even had Lennon autograph an album that afternoon.
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