As the album celebrates its 50th anniversary, few may realize just how groundbreaking its tracks were for the band.
By William D. Moylan, The Conversation
In a 1980 interview, Lennon said the song “should be credited as a Lennon-Ono song because a lot of it — the lyric and the concept — came from Yoko.” He said he received inspiration from Ono’s 1964 book “Grapefruit.”…
By Alison Thoet
Journalist Larry Kane talks about his experience covering the Beatles' whirlwind U.S. tour and how the band came to define its generation.
By Lora Strum
The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” shattered genre norms when it first came on the music scene a half-century ago.
By Lora Strum
By PBS NewsHour
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," one of the most influential albums of all time, turns 50 this week. Its 13 tracks, including "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and “A Day in the Life,” reinvented albums as works of…
By Elizabeth Flock
Since the 1950s, when Berry first started producing his signature blend of music that combined a rhythm and blues beat with country twang, rockers have begged, borrowed and stolen from the legendary musician. Some have even been sued for allegedly…
By Joshua Barajas
George Martin, longtime producer for English rock band the Beatles, died peacefully at his home Tuesday, his manager confirmed in a statement.
The acoustic guitar that Beatles legend John Lennon is thought to have used to record "Love Me Do" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand", sold at auction on Saturday in California for a record $2.41 million.
By Victoria Fleischer
Before we ring in 2015, we want to reflect on some of the great Art Beat stories from this past year. So who did we listen to in 2014?…
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