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“I think The Beatles’ music did open a lot of doors for people who might otherwise have got trampled by society.” - Paul ➿ #TheBeatles #1960s ➿ Photo © Apple Corps Ltd.

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“‘In We Can Work It Out’, Paul did the first half, I did the middle eight. But you’ve got Paul writing, ‘We can work it out, we can work it out’ - real optimistic, y’know, and me impatient: ‘Life is very short and there’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend’.” - John.⁠ ⁠ Go to the link in our bio to hear the full song!⁠ ⁠ @johnlennonofficial @paulmccartney @georgeharrisonofficial @ringostarrmusic ⁠ ⁠

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“To get on the Palladium and all those places we wore the suits and we played their game, but a lot of the time we were thinking, ‘Ha, we’ll show these people.’” - George ➿ #TheBeatles #1960s ➿ Photo © Apple Corps Ltd.

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This Apple-produced promo for ‘Something’ featured all four Beatles with their wives. ⁠ ⁠ John and Yoko were filmed at home at Tittenhurst Park, Ascot.⁠ ⁠ Paul and Linda were at their farm on the Mull of Kintyre. ⁠ ⁠ George and Patti (for whom the song had been written ) were at ‘Kinfauns’, their house in Esher, Surrey.⁠ ⁠ And the footage of Ringo and Maureen was shot at ‘Brookfield’, the Starrs’ home in Elstead, Surrey.⁠ ⁠ This promo had just one showing in Britain - on BBC’s ‘Top of the Pops’ in the week following the single’s release, and then only in black and white.⁠ ⁠ Go to the link in our bio to hear the full song!⁠ ⁠ @johnlennonofficial @paulmccartney @georgeharrisonofficial @ringostarrmusic ⁠ ⁠

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Do you remember the first time you ever heard a Beatles song?

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“We were all opening our minds to different areas, and then we’d come together and share it all with each other. It was exciting, because there was a lot of cross-fertilisation.” - Paul ➿ #TheBeatles #1960s ➿ Photo © Apple Corps Ltd.

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“One of these days we must sort through our old compositions. We might be sitting on a goldmine! Some of them might stand a chance. Meanwhile we go on writing – mainly for our next LP.” John, April 1963 ⁠ ⁠ This, the band’s appearance on the annual Royal Variety Show was, in publicity terms, the biggest night of their career so far. ⁠ ⁠ Staged in front of members of the Royal Family, the show was watched in almost every home in Britain. ⁠ ⁠ John’s famous introduction to the band’s last song was *the* moment of The Beatles’ early TV career – the following day, everyone was talking about it: ⁠ ⁠ “For our last number I’d like to ask your help. The people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you’d just rattle your jewellery. We’d like to sing a song called, ‘Twist And Shout’.” ⁠ ⁠ Despite The Beatles’ continued success, they refused all further requests to appear on the show. ⁠ ⁠ Go to the link in our bio to hear the full version of ‘From Me To You’.⁠ ⁠ @johnlennonofficial @paulmccartney @georgeharrisonofficial @ringostarrmusic

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“Sometimes you get dizzy. But we usually hung together somehow. There’d always be somebody to lean on when there’s four of you. There’d always be somebody that would be together enough to pull you through the difficult phases." - John ➿ #TheBeatles #1960s ➿ Photo © Apple Corps Ltd.

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'Get Back' was one of the songs The Beatles played in their final gig - on the rooftop of Apple Studios, in 1969.⁠ ⁠ Ringo: “We hadn’t been seen playing live in a long while,” ... “Only the crew were there and some people on the rooftop, but I’ve always liked the idea that maybe half a million people would have come to see us if they could have got there. People loved it but there were complaints from the bank next door so the police came and pulled the plugs out of our amps – and George just put his back in. And I was playing away and thinking, ‘Just come and drag me off the drums!’” ⁠ ⁠ How perfect that it should have ended on such a high: the band’s swansong performance and none of them wanted to stop. ⁠ ⁠ “I’d like to say thank-you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition,” said John, as the police closed them down. ⁠ ⁠ That’s the last thing The Beatles ever said to an audience. ⁠ ⁠ It’s easy to look back now, decades after The Beatles dissolved, and assume everything they did was part of some mapped-out logical plan, a series of historic set-pieces in a trajectory we’ve all had time to evaluate. ⁠ ⁠ But it wasn’t. A lot of it was spontaneous experimentation. ⁠ ⁠ And a lot of that experimentation also took place in the studio. You can see them here during the making of 'Let It Be', with Billy Preston joining the band on keyboards.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Go to the link in our bio to hear the full version of ‘Get Back’.⁠ ⁠ @johnlennonofficial @paulmccartney @georgeharrisonofficial @ringostarrmusic

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Happy Birthday, Ringo!

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Set a reminder! https://ringo.lnk.to/BigBirthdayShow⁠ ⁠ Tune-in tomorrow - 5pm PDT - to celebrate Ringo’s 80th birthday with The Big Birthday Show. ⁠ ⁠ Featuring special performances and appearances from Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper and Dave Grohl, Sheila E., Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr. & many more - all to benefit Black Lives Matter Global Network, The David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares & WaterAid.

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"Recording #Beatles For Sale didn't take long. Basically it was our stage show, with some new songs - 'Eight Days A Week', for example. I remember writing that with John, at his place in Weybridge, from something said by the chauffeur who drove me out there. John had moved out of London, to the suburbs. I usually drove myself there, but the chauffeur drove me out that day and I said, 'How've you been?' - 'Oh, working hard,' he said, 'working eight days a week.'" - Paul ➿ #TheBeatles #1960s ➿ Photo © Apple Corps Ltd.

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RINGO TO CELEBRATE 80TH BIRTHDAY WITH STARR STUDDED CHARITY BROADCAST, "RINGO'S BIG BIRTHDAY SHOW" SHOW TO AIR ON RINGO'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL ON JULY 7, 2020 AT 5PM PST FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM STARR, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND JOE WALSH AND GARY CLARK JR, SHERYL CROW, SHEILA E, BEN HARPER @ringostarrmusic ALSO CONTINUES HIS PEACE AND LOVE INITIATIVE AND INVITES EVERYONE EVERYWHERE TO THINK, SAY OR POST #PEACEANDLOVE AT NOON ON JULY 7TH AND FANS ARE ORGANIZING ONLINE CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

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Which Beatles songs have soundtracked your life?

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Happy Birthday, Paul!

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FLAMING PIE ARCHIVE COLLECTION @paulmccartney LIMITED NUMBERED DELUXE EDITIONS TO INCLUDE REMASTERED ORIGINAL ALBUM, BONUS TRACKS, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL, EXCLUSIVE BOOKS, PHOTOS, ARTWORK, & MUCH MORE PRE-ORDERS AT https://PMC.lnk.to/FlamingPie TO BE RELEASED JULY 24 All Pre-Orders Include YOUNG BOY EP On July 24, Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, being released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions. Read the full story at paulmccartney.com #flamingpie Photos by @lindamccartney

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Jun 2020

#otd The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show in a pre-recorded video #edsullivanshow @abbeyroadstudios

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Jun 2020

“Being cheeky chappies saved our arses on many occasions, especially then, on the train to Washington, because the guys from the press had come to bury us. These reporters, being New Yorkers, would yell at us, but we just yelled back. When we got to know some of them they said, ‘We came here to kill you, but you just started shouting back at us - we couldn’t believe it.’ Up until then pop groups had been milk and honey with the press.” - Ringo ➿ #TheBeatles #1960s@georgeharrisonofficial , @johnlennonofficial , @paulmccartney , @ringostarrmusic ➿ Photo © Apple Corps Ltd.

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May 2020

“The problem was that we went to the Bahamas to film all the hot scenes, and it was freezing. We had to ride around and run around in shirts and trousers, and it was absolutely bloody cold.” - Ringo ➿ #TheBeatles #1960s@georgeharrisonofficial , @johnlennonofficial , @paulmccartney , @ringostarrmusic ➿ Photo © Apple Corps Ltd.

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May 2020

If you could use only one word to describe The Beatles, what word would it be?

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May 2020

“Songwriting is a thing we can’t stop. It’s a habit, almost.” - Paul ➿ #TheBeatles #1960s@georgeharrisonofficial , @johnlennonofficial , @paulmccartney , @ringostarrmusic ➿ Photo © Apple Corps Ltd.

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May 2020

“In Studio No. 2 there is a steep staircase that goes up to the control room. Underneath is a cupboard where they used to keep all kinds of different equipment. Most of it has gone now, but there is still a wind machine where you wind the handle. There were strange tambourines and Moroccan drums and all kinds of little things. The studio itself was full of instruments (… ) That’s why we used all those different sounds on our records - because they were there. So when we’d get to an overdub we’d look around the cupboard and see if there was something that would fit, like the funny drum sound on ‘Don’t Bother Me’.” - George ➿ #TheBeatles #1960s@georgeharrisonofficial , @johnlennonofficial , @paulmccartney , @ringostarrmusic ➿ Photo © Apple Corps Ltd.

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May 2020

“Musicians don’t usually have this thing about what street you live on. They get that scene sorted out as soon as they meet other musicians. It’s the music that counts. But there’s no common denominator for society like in music.” John ➿ #TheBeatles #1960s@georgeharrisonofficial , @johnlennonofficial , @paulmccartney , @ringostarrmusic ➿ Photo © Apple Corps Ltd.

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