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“Beatles History”
Ten Stories

Beatles’ Song History

“Love Me Do”

1962-2012

Story of the song that
became the Beatles’ first
hit in the U.K. (#17).

Beatles’ First No.1

“Please Please Me”

1962-1964

The song with a unique
“Beatles’ sound” marked
beginning of their fame.

Music & Pop Culture

“Beatles in America”

1963-1964

New rock ‘n roll group
brings “pop explosion” in
music, business, culture.

Annals of Music

“Dear Prudence”

1967-1968

The history of a beautiful
Beatles’ song and a
productive retreat in India.

Music History & Pop Rumor

“Paul-is-Dead Saga”

1969-2008

Rumor that Paul McCartney
died in auto crash touches
off media frenzy for “clues.”

Beatlemania & Music Biz

“Beatles’ D.C. Gig”

Feb-March 1964

The Beatles’ first-ever,
live U.S. concert was held
in Washington, D.C.

Video: TV Ad Clip

Nike’s “Revolution” Ad

1987-1988

Nike TV advertisement
uses classic Beatles song
to sell athletic shoes.

Music & Marketing

“Nike & The Beatles”

1987-1989

Nike finds ideal song
to promote athletic shoes,
but Beatles file a lawsuit.

Solo Beatles

“Watching The Wheels”

1980-1981

John Lennon sings about
his family life & time away
from the music biz.

Music, Money, History

“Michael & McCartney”

1980s-2009

Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney & The Beatles’
1960s song catalog.

 

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Date Posted: 15 December 2011
Last Update: 8 February 2013
Comments to: jdoyle@pophistorydig.com

Article Citation:
Jack Doyle, “Beatles History: Ten Stories,”
PopHistoryDig.com, December 15, 2011.

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