Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday Beatles potpourri

- British singer-songwriter Adele has matched The Beatles in one measure of chart success. It's an impressive feat.

- A rare sealed copy of Yesterday and Today, which features the infamous "butch cover," is up for auction in California.

Read about Get Back, a not-yet-filmed comedy that "centers on the discovery of a time machine by two die-hard Beatles fans, who travel back in time to prevent John Lennon from meeting Yoko Ono, who they blame for the break-up of the Fab Four."

- Meet the first graduate of Liverpool Hope University's Master of Arts in The Beatles, Popular Music and Society program.

- Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles

- British pop-artist Sir Peter Blake was only compensated 200 pounds (and no royalties) for designing the iconic Sgt. Pepper's album cover.

- Find out what celebrities like what Beatles songs.

- Viacom has sold Harmonix, the game developer behind The Beatles: Rock Band.

- Late last year, "Penny Lane" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Finally, a memorable moment between Paul, Ringo, and Larry King (scroll down a touch).

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