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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Hit Billboard Hot 100 Chart for 1st Time

It was 50 years ago this weekend that The Beatles made history.

On Jan. 18, 1964, the Beatles' first Capitol single, 'I Want to Hold Your Hand,' entered the Billboard Hot 100. It was the first appearance for the group on the American chart.

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20 Years Ago: The Beatles Begin Work on New ‘Anthology’ Songs

History tells us that 1995's Grammy-winning 'Free As a Bird,' the first new Beatles single since 'The Long and Winding Road' in 1970, sold some 120,000 copies in the U.K. alone during its first week of release. It also marked the Beatles' 34th Top 10 single in America. There's more to the story, though.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Settle Lawsuit With Pete Best

Pete Best, one of the biggest “I could have been a contender” stories in rock history, won a legal battle against the Beatles in a defamation lawsuit in January 1969. 

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Yellow Submarine’

The Beatles’ animated film ‘Yellow Submarine’ is widely heralded as a classic for its mixture of whimsy, subversive humor and psychedelic design. However, the same fate was not bestowed upon its soundtrack, which was released on Jan. 13, 1969, in the U.S. and four days later in the U.K.

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51 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Please Please Me’

"Congratulations, gentlemen. You've just made your first No. 1."

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45 Years Ago: George Harrison Quit The Beatles

In early 1969, while their fans were still swooning over the recently released White Album, the Beatles were holed up in London's Twickenham Studios, trying to figure out their next move. These famously fractious sessions eventually produced the band's final studio release, 'Let It Be' -- but not before bringing long-simmering tensions between the group's members to a raging boil.

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Flashback: Paul McCartney Sues to Breaks up the Beatles

One of the reasons the Beatles defined the 1960s is because they broke up shortly after that decade had ended.

On Dec. 31, 1970, Paul McCartney took the first step in dissolving the group by filing a lawsuit against his three bandmates and their parent company, Apple Corps.

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40 Years Ago: Ringo Starr’s ‘Ringo’ Features (Sort-Of) Beatles Reunion

This was the closest the Beatles ever got to reuniting in the studio during John Lennon's lifetime, and the buzz catapulted Ringo Starr's third solo album to the top of the charts. 'Ringo,' released in the U.K. on Nov 23, 1973, would become Starr's lone platinum release.

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The Beatles Release Video for ‘Words Of Love’

To help promote their new collection, ‘On Air — Live at the BBC Volume 2,’ the Beatles have released a video for Buddy Holly's 'Words of Love.'

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The Beatles’ ‘Help!’ Coming to Blu-ray

The Beatles' 1965 movie 'Help!' is finally coming to Blu-ray. The remastered disc will be available on June 25 with a beefed-up soundtrack and more than an hour's worth of bonus material.

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Derek Watkins, Trumpet Player for the Beatles, Eric Clapton, James Bond + More, Dead at 68

If you've seen any of the 23 James Bond movies, you're familiar with British trumpet player Derek Watkins. The session player also sat in with Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Elton John and more during a nearly 50-year career. Watkins died on Friday (March 22) after a two year battle with cancer.

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Early Bids for Signed Copy of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Album Shoot Past $110,000

Money, as the Beatles famously opined, can't buy you love. What it can get you, however, is a signed edition of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' -- though, alas, the price is skyrocketing.

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