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A Hard Day's Night: From Loophole to Surprise Hit

John Covach | Posted 09.01.2014 | Entertainment
John Covach

There are many surprising elements to the story of A Hard Day's Night, however, not the least of which is that the contracts for the movie were signed before The Beatles had any hint of success in America.

No Brian Epstein? No Beatles!

Martin Lewis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

Put simply -- The Beatles changed the world. But Brian Epstein's gift was that he changed them. And gave them the pathway to reach us.

Nirvana, Kiss And The E Street Band Join Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss made up, but its music went unheard. Nirvana used four women rockers to sing Kurt Cobain's songs. And Bruce Springsteen's E Str...

Tribute to the Beatles -- and Sid Bernstein Who Brought Them to America

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Starr

In our radio conversation, Sid told the intriguing story of his chance discovery of the Beatles and how he negotiated with their manager to book the Beatles into Carnegie Hall for a mere $4,000.

The Untold Story of the Beatles' Gay Manager

Vivek J. Tiwary | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Vivek J. Tiwary

The law said Brian had to hide his own love away -- so instead, he worked tirelessly to spread the Beatles' great message of love across the globe, and in so doing Brian Epstein made the world a far richer place for love than it would have been without him.

My Old Pal, Charly, Visits John and Yoko at the Dakota

Binky Philips | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

He'd been instructed to remove his boots in the elevator. Most of John and Yoko's apartment was fitted with white carpeting. A foyer door opened, and there stood ... John and Yoko. Boi-oi-oing!

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.

Interview With Sid Bernstein

John DeBellis | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
John DeBellis

Sid Bernstein was the man responsible for bringing the Beatles to America, which could be enough for several past and present lives. Add to that the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Manfred Mann, and the Dave Clark Five -- pretty much the entire British Invasion.

Crossfire Hurricanes: Conversations with Southside Johnny and Filmmaker Brett Morgen, Plus an Aina Haina Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.31.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's better than the new Van Halen," says Badman Recording Co. founder, and drummer for Aina Haina, Dylan Magierek. The group Aina Haina has a vibe reminiscent of classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd that both band members grew up on.

The Fifth Beatle? Here's a Top 10!

Mark Juddery | Posted 02.04.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

Currently a movie is in pre-production called The Fifth Beatle. It's a familiar phrase, which is generally used to describe... well, just about anyone.

PHOTOS: Intimate Portraits From The Beatles' Early Years

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
Hank Bordowitz

Robert Whitaker had the good fortune to be the Beatle's "official photographer" throughout their recording career. His famous shots are part of a hefty new book of photos, "With The Beatles."

An Interview with Author David Comfort on The Rock & Roll Book of the Dead

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's no simple answer to who John Lennon was. Sure, he was a great leader and a peacenik; on the other hand, he was an incredibly violent, narcissistic guy. That was the other side of him, and people just don't want to hear that."

Roll Up for the Magical Beatles Marketing Tour

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

9-9-09 marks the start of Beatlemania 2009. The Fab Four has been reduced to the Fab Two but they are determined to make sure the mystery tour lasts another 40 years.

A 40th Bite of the Apple

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With the exception of Motown and Atlantic, there is no other catalog with as high a profile or cultural and historical significance as The Beatles' label, Apple Corps.