Coming up in February, New York City will be celebrating The Beatles first trip to America 50 years ago. “NYC Beatles 50” will be tribute concerts at different venues around the Big Apple. The dates are February 6th through February 9th.
One of the first projects the Beatles undertook after forming their Apple Corps company was the expansion into retail. The fruits of that effort, the Apple boutique, opened on Dec. 7, 1967 at 94 Baker Street in London.
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.
In 1969, everybody had a hard year, and everybody had a good time. It was a year in which history seemed to be tripping over itself -- the moon landing, Woodstock and Altamont, and the slow disintegration of the Beatles.
The Beatles' historic U.S. debut on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' will be saluted with a TV special on its 50th anniversary early next year. The Recording Academy has lined up a bunch of artists to pay tribute to the monumental event.
If you read the news about Mark Lewisohn's massive new book about the Beatles' early years and wondered what it could possibly add to the band's legend, the answer is simple: absolutely nothing at all. In fact, as Lewisohn recently told CNN, he tried to wipe all that away and start over.
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