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About The Beatles is a comprehensive and informative site about the Beatles. Our unique and in depth feature articles are backed up by an unparalleled international discography of LPs, EPs, singles, and more; interviews; rare photos; quotes; incredibly detailed song and album information; and much more.
Our albums discography features cover scans, catalog numbers, release dates, and track lists for over 100 different official albums released worldwide. The song index gives song backgrounds, quotes, recording notes, and much more on every regularly issued song in the Beatles career. Our EP discography features track lists, covers, and catalog/release data for over 90 different EPs issued worldwide. The singles discography offers catalog numbers and release dates for over 70 different singles released worldwide, with an incredible showcase of dozens more worldwide cover sleeves.
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WHAT A THING TO DO: The Alpha Omega Incident
In 1972 a small company in New Jersey brazenly flaunted copyright statutes and sold a huge four-disc set of well-known Beatles songs – even advertising the collection on television and radio.
HANG A SIGN ON ME: The Evolution of the Beatles Logo
The Beatles’ iconic and memorable logo was created on a whim by a drum store owner for a shockingly small amount of money — which took years to refine and decades to be adapted as their official logo. Here’s a look at how it came to be as well as the rest of the Fab Four’s logo history.
LEAVE THE WEST BEHIND: How Russia Pirated The Beatles
After the fall of Communism in the U.S.S.R., a former underground producer became a Robin Hood-esque hero to a country starved of the Beatles and rock and roll.
FOR NO ONE: A Look At Unused Beatles Album Covers
Over the course of their career the Beatles had a number of album cover ideas, concepts, and even finalized artwork that was eventually rejected in favor of the covers we know today. Here’s a look at a few of them.
SEE NO FUTURE: The Failed 1962 Audition for Decca Records
On New Year’s Day, 1962, the Beatles drove ten hours to London in a fierce snowstorm to audition for Decca Records and were rejected in what has gone down in history as one of the greatest mistakes in the history of the music industry.
VOICES OUT OF NOWHERE: A Look At Cancelled Beatles Releases
Several Beatles releases both during and after their recording career have been planned but cancelled at the last minute. Here are a look at those releases.
I READ THE NEWS TODAY: The “Paul Is Dead” Incident
It’s probably the greatest singular urban legend and conspiracy theory in pop music history. The “Paul Is Dead” myth generated a massive wave of rumor and discussion in 1969, and although it died off almost as quickly as it began, the speculation it generated has still lasted through the years.
THERE WILL BE A SHOW TONIGHT: The BBC Performances
From March, 1962 to May, 1965, The Beatles appeared on at least 52 radio programs for the BBC. Presented here is a listing of these shows, along with the set list they played (including songs which were recorded but not broadcast), recording dates, and broadcast dates.
SHADES OF LIFE: The ‘No One’s Gonna Change Our World’ Album
No One’s Gonna Change Our World is a World Wildlife Fund benefit album released in the UK on December 12, 1969. It is the only multiple-artist compilation album to contain a recording made by the Beatles, Across The Universe.
WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE: The History of Beatles Bootlegs
Whenever I try and explain my chief passion in life (collecting Beatles recordings) to somebody who has limited knowledge of the music business, I always get stuck in the same spot: explaining how bootlegs come to be. “You mean you have songs that were never sold to the public? How did you get these tapes if they weren’t released?”
This is the story of an aborted Beatles album named Sessions. It was to be the first officially released collection of unreleased Beatles’ outtakes, but after years of planning was scrapped in the 11th hour. Though never released, it paved the way for the (significantly more expansive) Anthology project.
A new book by LA photographer Robert Landau titled Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip (Angel City Press) features photos of many music industry hand-painted billboards which appeared on the Sunset Strip in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. It also tells an amusing story about a billboard for the Beatles album Abbey Road and the case of Paul’s missing head.