The Beatles

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The 70 greatest No 2 singles – ranked!
From Presley to Prince, with just one song per artist, we celebrate 70 years of the the UK singles chart with a look at the best songs that didn’t quite make it to No 1

Alexis Petridis

17, Nov, 2022 @5:12 PM

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Make it pop! Do we really need the Beatles to sound new?
Classic songs are now remastered to compete with contemporary pop on streaming services. But what do we lose when Yellow Submarine is ‘de-mixed’ for generation playlist?

Eamonn Forde

02, Nov, 2022 @4:43 PM

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The Beatles: Revolver Special Edition (Super Deluxe) review | Annie Zaleski's album of the week
New details tease out songs’ deeper meanings and reveal their transformational journeys in this expanded, remixed and remastered album

Annie Zaleski

27, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Rare images emerge of the Beatles playing the Cavern Club in 1961
Photographs show band performing at Liverpool venue more than a year before release of first official single

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

03, Oct, 2022 @4:25 PM

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‘My teenage hormones were raging!’: stars salute the Beatles’ Love Me Do at 60
It confused Gene Simmons, inspired Judy Collins and changed one pop star’s mum’s haircut. Here, musicians recall the impact of the Beatles’ debut single

Interviews by Dave Simpson

03, Oct, 2022 @10:59 AM

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‘Butt-shakers and toe-tappers’: Ramsey Lewis brought jazz to the people
The piano great tuned in to the hits of his day and played hard bop to a rock backbeat, crossing into the mainstream, selling millions, and making him one of the most sampled musicians of all time

John Lewis

14, Sep, 2022 @2:48 PM

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Three things with Zan Rowe: ‘I never washed my Take That T-shirt … then it started to smell’
In our weekly interview about objects, the Take 5 host tells us about the time she made Paul McCartney sign her record and her teenage music obsessions

As told to Katie Cunningham

13, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Beatles’ Revolver reissue shows band in new light: ‘This is the record where we were each most ourselves’
As the landmark 1966 album comes out again with revealing out-takes, two key figures tell of its enduring magic

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

10, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Love and Let Die by John Higgs review – Fab Four plus 007 doesn’t quite add up
This Bond versus the Beatles study works best as a series of lively historical nuggets rather than a fight for the nation’s cultural soul

Matthew Reisz

05, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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What links The Lord of the Rings to Lenny Henry and the Beatles?
As Middle-earth buffs get ready for the new Rings of Power extravaganza, we follow Tolkien down the rabbit hole and find Orson Welles, Michael Gambon and the Fab Four

Larry Ryan

27, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Tell us: 60 years since the Beatles’ debut, share your memories of their earliest days
We would like to hear about your experiences of seeing John, Paul, Ringo and George at their early live shows, or how it felt to hear Love Me Do for the first time

Guardian community team

09, Aug, 2022 @7:16 AM

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Beatles auction rekindles memories of 1963 royal variety show
Liverpool sale will include net curtains, a brick and autographs from night that catapulted band to superstardom

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

09, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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