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Ringo Starr Celebrates Birthday, Former Member of The Beatles Turns 75

Ringo Starr, known best for his time as the drummer for The Beatles, celebrated a very special birthday on Tuesday. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and John Lennon’s former band mate turned 75. A celebration took place outside of L.A.’s Capitol Records building, underneath a giant card that read, “Happy Birthday Ringo July 7, 2015 #PEACEANDLOVE.” Ringo Starr blew out candles …

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Rolling Stones Saxophonist Dies at 70

Bobby Keys, the legendary saxophonist who toured and appeared on albums with the Rolling Stones, passed away on Tuesday at his Franklin, Tennessee home, after battling a lengthy illness. He was 70. Known for his blistering solos, most notably on the Rolling Stones’ 1971 hit “Brown Sugar,” Keys also at times led the horn section when the band went into …

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Rolling Stones Death: Saxophonist Bobby Keys Dies at 70

Bobby Keys, the legendary saxophonist for The Rolling Stones, died early Tuesday at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70. Michael Webb, the keyboardist in Keys’ band, the Suffering Bastards, announced Keys’ death. Suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, Keys missed the Stones’ October and November tour dates in Australia and New Zealand and was replaced by veteran saxophonist …

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George Harrison Guitar Sells For Shocking Amount

George Harrison passed away in 2001, but his legend lives on through the countless Beatles hits that still resonate with fans, and through the instruments of his trade. One of those instruments, a 1962 Rickenbacker 425 black-and-white electric guitar, sold at auction over the weekend for a tidy sum, surprising one man who was with Harrison when he bought it. …

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The Beatles Invade New York, 1964

The Beatles were the only two words on anyone’s lips during February of 1964, and in the days leading up to their arrival in New York City, AP reporters were beyond busy keeping up with all the hype. Press conferences like the one shown in the video clip above show how young, naive and completely untrained in handling the media …

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George Harrison: Sister Saved Him for Ed Sullivan

George Harrison might not have made it on to the Ed Sullivan Show back in 1964 had it not been for the vigilant watch of his older sister Louise. Harrison arrived in New York with the Beatles for the famous Ed Sullivan Show gig as well as a few other performances in February of 1964, but he was immediately deemed …

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Ringo Starr Honored Prior to Grammy Appearance

Ringo Starr received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night, during a concert in L.A. The foundation helps provide scholarships to teach transcendental meditation — a practice the Beatles dabbled in — to at-risk youth, veterans and domestic violence victims. Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono expressed their love for …

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George Harrison: Sister Got No Part of Fortune

George Harrison’s sister Louise harbors no grudge about the meager living she subsists on–nor does she feel slighted that she didn’t receive any of the late Beatle’s fortune. It seems George alotted Louise a pension in the amount of $2000 per month. This is a pittance compared to the $300 million fortune he amassed. When he died in 2001, however, …

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George Harrison’s Sister Cut Off From Family Fortune

George Harrison, a member of the rock icon band The Beatles died of cancer in 2001, leaving behind his wife, Olivia, and son Dhani in their Friar Park, a 120-room Victorian mansion in Henley-On-Thames just outside London. He also left sister Louise with a decent pension from his $300 million dollar estate. From the time up until a year after …

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