1. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Beatles Songs

    February 09, 2014 8:05 AM EST On the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. breakthrough, readers share favorite Fab Four songs, covers, solo hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as…

  2. The Beatles Celebrated in 'The Night That Changed America': Review

    February 08, 2014 8:46 PM EST The Beatles' arrival 50 years ago -- Feb. 9, 1964 -- in black and white is celebrated in musical hues of tangerine, yellow and green on "The Night That Changed America" special that airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. History weaves in and out of material from the Beatles'…

  3. Peter Frampton on Beatles Tribute: 'A Lot of Not-So-Dry Eyes'

    February 08, 2014 2:22 PM EST Guitarist participated as part of house band for "The Night That Changed America," premiering Sunday Just six weeks into the new year, Peter Frampton can say he's already had a pretty good 2014. As if being inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville just after the…

  4. Autographed Beatles Item From Ed Sullivan Show Going To Auction

    February 06, 2014 5:32 AM EST Yeah, Yeah, Yeah - Ye-ah! A large piece of stage backdrop autographed by the Beatles during their first live U.S. concert 50 years ago is headed to auction, where it could draw $800,000 to $1 million. Face caricatures accompany the signatures that the Fab Four penned between sets of their…

  5. New York Port Authority Honoring the Beatles With Historical Marker

    February 03, 2014 8:06 PM EST The marker will be placed in J.F.K. Airport -- the site of the band's first U.S. press conference The tributes keep coming in for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' jump to the United States; this time, the New York Port Authority is getting in on the action. According to Radio…

  6. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Returning to Ed Sullivan Theater

    January 28, 2014 2:01 PM EST Paul McCartney is scheduled to be in New York for the Super Bowl and if all goes according to schedule, he and Ringo Starr will make their way early next week to the Ed Sullivan Theater, where they made their American television debut 50 years ago. Related Articles Paul McCartney & Ringo…

  7. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They still can&…

  8. Rock Music Finds Winning Tough at GRAMMYs

    January 27, 2014 12:47 AM EST At the end of Sunday night’s ceremony, host LL Cool J noted that “here at the Grammy Awards, we never stop rockin’.” But you could have fooled us. With a paucity of major category nominations (only Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” for Record of the Year) rockers were consigned to the Rock…

  9. Kris Kristofferson, Beatles Honored at Special Merit Awards Ceremony

    January 26, 2014 1:19 PM EST The unofficial theme for the Recording Academy's laughter-filled Special Merit Awards ceremony could easily have been old friends. When Ringo Starr and Kris Kristofferson ran into each other on the red carpet Saturday, they bear-hugged it out. "I'm just going to hug you first,…

  10. Ringo Starr Honored by David Lynch Foundation Ahead of the GRAMMYs

    January 21, 2014 9:25 AM EST Ringo Starr got an early start to Grammy week, with famous friends honoring him for his life and work. The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. In turn, Starr…

  11. Gucci Introduces Special Edition GRAMMY Timepiece

    January 20, 2014 3:12 AM EST There's a stylish way to commemorate the Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Beatles reunion in this year's GRAMMYs . On Jan. 25, the night before the annual music awards show, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and the Recording Academy will launch the latest special edition GRAMMY watch…

  12. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 14, 2014 10:13 AM EST A pair of Fab rock legends will perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. It was announced today that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who with the Beatles are this year's recipients of the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, will perform at the ceremony, set to take place…

  13. Ringo Starr Releasing 'Photogragh,' Book of Rare Pictures

    October 23, 2013 7:54 PM EDT "If you look at photographs of the Beatles, in 90 percent of them the three things we were always carrying were cigarettes, a drink and a camera," Ringo Starr said at a press conference Wednesday to introduce Photograph, a limited edition book of photos taken by the Beatles'…

  14. The Beatles Ready 'Live at the BBC Volume 2'

    September 12, 2013 2:22 PM EDT The Beatles are releasing a massive collection of songs and studio banter from the band's widely heralded BBC sessions in 1963-64, including 37 performances of early classics and rare covers. "On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2" will be released Nov. 11 and includes over 60…

  15. Elton John Receives Inaugural Brits Icon Award

    September 04, 2013 2:39 AM EDT Rod Stewart on Monday night presented Elton John with the inaugural Brits Icon award during a gala event and concert here. The event, which ITV taped at the London Palladium for later this month, marked John's return to the stage after surgery for appendicitis. The six-time Grammy…

  16. Fake Fab Four Hit the Right Notes In Beatles Broadway Tribute

    July 24, 2013 11:56 PM EDT Even fake Beatles can bring back good memories of the real thing, when they're truly talented. The Beatles, arguably one of the most talented and influential bands in musical history, produced a treasure trove of unforgettable tunes. Mostly written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney,…

  17. Beatles' 'Octopus's Garden' Comes to Life As Kids' Book

    June 13, 2013 4:33 AM EDT Ringo Starr is teaming with illustrator Ben Cort to set the lyrics of "Octopus Garden" to pictures for a children's book. Simon & Schuster will publish the resulting work in October in England, with a U.S. release to follow in January 2014, the company announced. Starr…

  18. The Beatles’ ‘Let it Be…Naked’ Finally Arrives on iTunes

    April 03, 2013 2:44 AM EDT The Beatles’ stripped-back, Phil Spector-free version of “Let It Be” has finally made its debut on the iTunes store – a decade after its physical release. The 11-track “Let It Be…Naked” album arrived today on Apple’s digital music service carrying some bonus content, EMI has announced. The…

  19. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts at No. 1 on the…

  20. Ravi Shankar, Sitar Maestro, Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:45 PM EST Ravi Shankar, the master sitar player who earned three Grammys and left an indelible mark on generations of pop influencers including the Beatles, died on Tuesday at a hospital near his home in San Diego, his foundation and record label announced . He was 92. RAVI SHANKAR & FRIENDS •…

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