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WHERE WE'VE BEEN: The Road To 'Sessions'

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.

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THERE WILL BE A SHOW TONIGHT: The BBC Performances

The Beatles 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 setlist they played (including songs which were recorded but not broadcast), recording dates, and broadcast dates.

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AND IN THE END: The 1969 Rooftop Concert

The Beatles rooftop concert, 1969

The Beatles made their last-ever live appearence on January 30th, 1969, on the rooftop of the Apple offices on Saville Row in London with guest keyboardist Billy Preston, who had played on several other songs in a session just two days earlier. The police were called 42 minutes into the set, forcing an early ending to the show. Nobody was arrested, even though there may have been plans to keep playing until they were arrested and end the film that way.

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IT CAN'T GET NO WORSE: John's 1971 Letter To Paul & Linda

IT CANT GET NO WORSE: Johns 1971 Letter To Paul & Linda

In 1971, shortly after the Beatles breakup, John wrote a scathing letter to Paul and Linda McCartney in response to criticisms Linda levied against John regarding his comments about the Beatles. The letter was stolen by Yoko Ono's assistant Fred Seaman and went to auction in 2013. Reproduced here is that letter.

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LISTEN TO MY STORY: George Martin Interview With Melody Maker

George Martin

In 1971, about a year after the breakup of the Beatles, George Martin did an interview with the British music magazine Melody Maker in which he talked about many of the Beatles songs, their recording processes and influences, album makings, and what it was like to work with the band. The interview was presented in three parts, all of which are presented here.

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THE DEEPER YOU GO: A Collection Of Beatles Links

About The Beatles aims to off unique Beatles perspective and information while, at the same time, centralizing a lot of information about the Beatles especially in regards to their discography. But there are several sites and pages on the web which offer up some truly unique and specialized information - here are a few of them.

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The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story


Author: Vivek J. Tiwary
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: M Press
Manufacturer: M Press
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The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided the Beatles - from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom.