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The Real Pure McCartney: 100 Essential Tracks

A lot of Macca fans have expressed dissatisfaction with the song selection for the forthcoming “Pure McCartney” career retrospective, noting that the 67-song lineup has serious omissions and doesn’t accurately reflect Paul McCartney’s entire solo career. Beatlefan Contributing Editor Tom … Continue reading

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REVIEW: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert

IMAGINE:  JOHN LENNON 75th BIRTHDAY CONCERT,  THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, DECEMBER 5, 2015 As this 75th birthday year had pretty much come and gone without any fanfare from the Lennon camp, it was nice to have a … Continue reading

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The Beatles’ ‘1+’ — A Fan’s Notes

Apple Corps and UMG have announced the Nov. 6 release of multiple configurations of reworked and expanded versions of the “1” album that showcase The Beatles’ promo films along with their 27 No.1 U.K. and U.S. singles. Beatlefan Contributing Editor … Continue reading

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Wandering Early and Late … With James Taylor

Beatlefan Contributing Editor Tom Frangione got to take part in a Sirius XM session with James Taylor on June 19 and talked with the star about what it was like to be on The Beatles’ Apple Records label early in … Continue reading

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L.A. Fest a Hit With Beatles Fans

The granddaddy of Beatles fan conventions, the Fest for Beatles Fans (formerly known as Beatlefest), returned recently to Los Angeles for the first time in 14 years. Correspondent Peter Palmiere was on hand and filed this report. … John Lennon … Continue reading

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Mystery ’Train Song’ Has Beatles Experts Divided

Bill King takes a look at a mystery track that has surfaced recently … The buzz in Beatles circles the past week or so has been a rare recording that appears in the film “A Hard Day’s Night” and may … Continue reading

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The Beatles at the Beeb … By the Numbers

Our resident Beatles BBC tracks expert, Tom Frangione, offers this look at what’s still missing … While the majority of the Beatles-reading world is savoring the long awaited first installment of Mark Lewisohn’s trilogy, avid students of the group are … Continue reading

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