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FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Beatles’ first recording contract to be auctioned

The Beatles' first recording contract was signed in Hamburg, Germany, where the band honed its craft performing in the city's boisterous nightclub district.

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50 years later, Beatlemania alive and well for Minnesota fans

It has been five decades since the legendary band's first and only Minnesota performance.

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Watch Neil Young give Meryl Streep a guitar lesson

The actress spent six months learning how to play guitar for her role in "Ricki and the Flash."

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Obama to release music playlists on Spotify

The White House is launching an official channel on the popular music streaming service Spotify.

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Dave Grohl shares stage with singing fan at Canada gig

Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl let a fan take control of the band during a gig in Canada on Wednesday night.

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Nickelback axe world tour due to Chad Kroeger’s surgery

Rockers Nickelback have scrapped their entire world tour so Chad Kroeger can recover from surgery.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ attendees dismiss theater security concerns

Attendees at opening night screenings of "Straight Outta Compton" dismissed concerns about the film triggering violence amid heightened racial tension.

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Disney’s ‘Descendants’ soundtrack tops Billboard album chart

The soundtrack from the Disney Channel TV movie "Descendants" topped the Billboard 200 chart this week, as Taylor Swift and British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran strengthened their dominance in album sales this year.

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Arcade Fire plan ‘Reflektor’ film

"The Reflektor Tapes" will debut Sept. 12 at the Toronto Film Festival.

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Watch Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins dominate the drums in high school band battle

Before he was a famous rock star, in 1987 Taylor Hawkins was just another guy playing the drums in a high school band competition.

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Led Zeppelin has 3 out of the top 15 albums

Three albums currently in the top 15 of the Billboard 200 album chart were released nearly a decade before Taylor Swift was even born.

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Ed Sheeran sporting some ferocious new ink

The "Thinking Out Loud" hitmaker has added to his collection of body art in a big way.

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Ryan Adams covering every song on Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’

The rocker is paying tribute to the "Bad Blood" hitmaker by covering every song on her hit "1989" album and offer them up as downloads to fans.

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Sam Smith pranks news crew

The "Stay With Me" hitmaker paid a trip to the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado and managed to photobomb an interview.

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Kurt Cobain the comedian to feature on documentary soundtrack

He was more than a rock star, he was quite the comedian too.

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Dave Grohl – in Italian – promises the Foo Fighters will play Cesena

The organizer of a mass Foo Fighters singalong in Italy cried "like a baby" when he saw Dave Grohl's emotional response to the film.

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Gwen and Gavin are calling it quits

Is "The Voice" ruining marriages?

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Fans, family mark 20th anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death with #RippleEffect

The daughter of late the Grateful Dead frontman has launched a global art project to honor her father.

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Judge dismisses Kurt Cobain death scene photos case

A judge in Seattle has dismissed efforts by a TV host to release photographs of Kurt Cobain's death scene.

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