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There's No Song Like The First Song

Shelly Peiken | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment
Shelly Peiken

The first song you write with someone is like a first kiss. The songs (or the kisses) that follow might be better for other reasons, or you might never want to write another song with that person again. Either way there's no song like the first song. There just isn't.

Diary of a Beatlemaniac: 50 Years Later

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Mary Crescenzo

The following contains love sick drool along with reflection on the Beatlemania phenomenon being celebrated this year. It contains transcriptions written with poor spelling, fair grammar, and terrible punctuation, written first-hand by a teenager {me} in a Beatle diary.

Demystifying the Beatles: 5 Common Myths

John Covach | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
John Covach

Several myths about the band and the circumstances of the Fab Four's first American television, film and live performances persist

Re-heat The Beatles

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Unfortunately, we -- and by we, I speak now of my cohort, the Baby Boom generation -- seem to be the ones who have turned nostalgia into an industry. Which takes most of the fun out of it.

Hey Jude

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Fifty years ago, the Beatles came to America and told gaggles of screaming teenage girls, "I wanna hold your hand." But I first heard the song at my uncle's wedding in 1967.

"Some Fun Tonight": Not Just Another High End Boutique Coffee Table Book On The Beatles... This is a Monument!

Binky Philips | Posted 04.11.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I met a Beatle once. It was an after-soundcheck meet 'n' greet for one of his All Stars shows at Radio City Music Hall, 1992. There were about 35 of us, waiting in the dead-center of the orchestra seats at Radio City, about 5:30 in the afternoon.

Why We Won't Ever See Anything Like Beatlemania Again

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Musical moments that capture the attention of a national audience — and beyond — never seem to be in short supply. Last week,...

A Fab Anniversary for Beatle Babies of All Ages

Jere Hester | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jere Hester

"Hello, Dad," Paul said moments later, pumping my hand. But it wasn't my day -- it was Ella's.

WATCH: How This Beatles Fangirl's Iconic Image Ended Up Touring With McCartney

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

On Feb. 9, 1964, The Beatles made their U.S. debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, forever impacting American culture. Fifty years after the launch of 'Beatl...

This Chart Shows Exactly How Much People Loved Each Beatles Album And Song

Posted 02.07.2014 | Entertainment

On Feb. 9, 1964, the four shaggy haired men of The Beatles, donning matching, smart suits, took the stage of "The Ed Sullivan Show" for their first li...

Tears for Horror, Tears for Joy: The Arts and Human Renewal

Joseph Urgo | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts
Joseph Urgo

A pairing of photographs of emotionally captivated women charts a course of events 50 years ago which can tell us something, today, about the power of the arts and the humanities to affect the quality of human life, and more, to ensure the survival of its spirit.

ReThink Review: Good Ol' Freda - The Beatles' Longtime Secretary Speaks

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Freda Kelly, who ran the Beatles' fan club and was the secretary for their manager Brian Epstein, has refused to speak about or profit from her account of the eleven years she spent working for the Beatles. But with a desire for her grandson to know her story and her place in rock history, Freda is now ready to talk.

This Right Here Is Why Everyone Wants To Be A Rockstar

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.30.2013 | Celebrity

Elvis Presley performs in 1957. Beatles fans try to break through a police line at Buckingham Palace in London in 1965. Janis Joplin perform...

LOOK: Guess Who Fell Victim To Beatlemania Just Like The Rest Of Us

Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts

We'll give you three guesses on who this bewigged superstar is. If you guessed Moe Howard, you've only got two stabs left. The answer: Alfred...

'Love Me Do' Turns 50

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.05.2012 | Entertainment

The Beatles' "Love Me Do" was released 50 years ago, on Oct. 5, 1962. As NME notes, "Love Me Do" was Recorded on Sept. 4 of that year and would eve...

WATCH: The Beatles Help A Lovelorn Octopus

Mental Floss | Posted 06.02.2012 | Weird News

In September of 1965, the Beatles were the hottest act in the history of show business. With all of the massive worldwide Beatles production machin...

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

Rain: The Beatles Forever

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

The music of the Beatles lives on, and for those fortunate enough to see Rain during its stint on Broadway, it's a great way to spend an evening.

Mad Men Recap: Help!

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

This week's Mad Men episode "Hand and Knees" got crazy. All of a sudden, the little dormant problems that have been brushed aside spring up to throw the characters down.

Britannia Rules the Ripples?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

The heydays of Beatlemania when the rock scene helped British exports seem a distant memory as Britons suffer the indignities of tightening their belts across increasingly widening girths.

Why We Are Subjected to Beatlemania, Again

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

I love the Beatles, don't get me wrong. Paul McCartney in concert is a religious experience. But I'm over Beatlemania. I want it to stop. Why now? A little thing called copyright.

On Paul McCartney, and the Memories He Made

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

To relive Beatlemania in all its madcap glory, I suggest you sit yourselves down to the following double-feature.