Remembering Michael Jackson

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It all started in Liverpool where John Lennon formed a band called the Quarrymen with Paul McCartney and George Harrison. 960 1280

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After the Quarrymen, the lads formed The Beatles, and from '61 to '63 they played 292 shows at Liverpool's Cavern Club. 960 1280

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Over 40 percent of the US population saw The Beatles' historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. 960 1280

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The Beatles recorded virtually all of their groundbreaking singles and albums at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London. 960 1280

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In 1967 John and Paul wrote the double-sided single "Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever," inspired by childhood haunts. 960 1280

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Beatles fans pose for photos imitating the iconic "Abbey Road" album cover. 960 1280

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved into NYC's Dakota building in 1973. John was murdered outside the Dakota on Dec. 8, 1980. 960 1280

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Strawberry Fields is a 2.5-acre section in New York City's Central Park dedicated to the memory of John Lennon in 1985. 960 1280

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The focal point of Strawberry Fields is a mosaic of a single word, the title of Lennon's 1971 song "Imagine." 960 1280

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Candles, flowers and pictures adorn the "Imagine" memorial at Strawberry Fields on the 29th anniversary of Lennon's death. 960 1280

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The Grateful Dead played their first concert on December 10, 1965, at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. This mural was painted on a wall in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood where the Dead pioneered the psychedelic sound with other local artists such as the Jefferson Airplane and Janis Joplin. 960 1280

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This poster for a 1966 concert at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco was the first appearance of the iconic "skeleton and roses" imagery used by the Dead throughout their career. 960 1280

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The Grateful Dead lived at this communal home on 710 Ashbury Street from 1966 to 1968. Their neighbors included Janis Joplin, Country Joe McDonald and Charles Manson. 960 1280

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The Dead were renowned for amazing live performances. Strangely, the biggest musical festival of the 1960s ' Woodstock ' was not one of them. The Dead played under harrowing weather conditions and were literally shocked by their own instruments. 960 1280

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The concert hastily organized by the Rolling Stones in December 1969 at Altamont Speedway (pictured here in a recent photo) proved to be another disaster for the Dead. The band was scheduled to perform, but declined to play due to the increasing violence spawned by the Hell's Angels who were hired to provide "security" at the venue. 960 1280

The Grateful Dead made many appearances the famous Fillmore East club in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Several live albums were subsequently released of their performances there. 960 1280

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In 1974, the Dead embarked on a tour that featured a revolutionary sound system made up of hundreds of stacked speakers called the 'Wall of Sound.' The tour kicked off on March 23, 1974, at the Cow Palace in Daly City, CA. 960 1280

The Grateful Dead's show at Cornell University's Barton Hall on May 8, 1977, is considered by many aficionados to be perhaps their greatest performance ever. The show became legendary after an audience member's tape and a high-quality soundboard recording began circulating among fans. 960 1280

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The Grateful Dead performed several times at Colorado's unique Red Rocks open-air amphitheater that appears as if it were carved out of a mountain. This photo of guitarist Jerry Garcia and drummer Mickey Hart was taken in 1987. 960 1280

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Thousands of Grateful Dead fans gather at a memorial erected to the memory of deceased Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on August 13, 1995. 960 1280

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Deadheads dance during an August 3, 2002, concert at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Center featuring the 4 surviving members of the Grateful Dead performing as "The Other Ones." It was the first time they had performed together since the death of guitarist Jerry Garcia in 1995. 960 1280

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Help From My Friends

The Beatles, affectionately known as the “Fab Four,” were born in Liverpool, England between the years of 1940 and1943. However, it wasn't until about 20 years later that they would use their musical influence to take the world by storm, causing an entire generation to take notice, and changing the face of music forever.

Did You Know? George Harrison - Feb. 25, 1943 - 12 Arnold Grove (upper left)
John Lennon - Oct. 9, 1940 - 251 Menlove Ave (upper right)
Paul McCartney - June 18, 1942 - 20 Forthlin Rd (lower left)
Ringo Starr - July 7, 1940 - 10 Admiral Grove (lower right)
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Eleanor Rigby

On July 6, 1957, McCartney went to see a local band, The Quarrymen, perform at the village festival at St. Peter's Parish Church in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool. It was on that fateful day that he met front man, John Lennon.

Did You Know? The cemetery at St. Peter's Parish Church is the final resting place of Eleanor Rigby. Initially, the iconic song, “Eleanor Rigby,” was written about a Miss Daisy Hawkins but McCartney felt the song required a name fit for a spinster. He took the name “Eleanor” from the actress that worked in the film, “Help!,” and “Rigby” from the name of a shop in town. McCartney later said that he may have also been subconsciously influenced by the name on the gravestone.
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Penny Lane

The song “Penny Lane” was written as part fact and part nostalgia about a bus roundabout in the Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool.

Did You Know? There is still a bank, a barber shop and a "shelter in the middle of a roundabout."
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I've Got a Feeling

Before replacing Pete Best for Ringo Starr in Aug. 1962, the Beatles began to make a name for themselves in Hamburg, Germany. Their stay in Germany was cut short after George Harrison was deported, but they returned shortly after for a 2 month stint at the Star Club after learning their friend and original bassist, Stu Sutcliffe, had died.

Did You Know? It's been said that the Gretel & Alfons Cafe, located a few doors from the Star Club, was the Beatles' favorite late night hangout spot in Germany.
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Want to Hold Your Hand

On Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles performed live on the Ed Sullivan Show, setting Beatlemania into motion and redefining what it meant to be a pop/rock star forever.

Did You Know? 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles iconic performance. At the time, it was the most watched program in American TV history with 73 million viewers.
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Here, There, Everywhere

The Plaza Hotel, located at 5th Avenue on Central Park South, was a popular, upscale hotel in NYC where the band would stay while in the states. Upon their arrival to the hotel, to the dismay of the hotel staff, the band was always greeted by screaming teenagers that could be heard from all over the city.

Did You Know? The Plaza Hotel is located just 1.5 miles from Strawberry Fields in Central Park, site of the "Imagine" memorial commemorating the life of John Lennon.
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Strawberry Fields

Located on Beaconsfield Road, a short distance from Lennon’s childhood home, Strawberry Field was a Salvation Army children’s home where Lennon would attend summer garden parties and would play in the heavily-wooded grounds with his friends.

Did You Know? At the end of the record you can faintly hear Lennon saying words that sound similar to "I buried Paul." As later explained by the band, the words were actually "cranberry sauce," however, during the "Paul is Dead" hoax, fans felt that this was Lennon's way of saying he buried his friend.
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A Day in the Life

Between Feb. 1961 and Aug. 1963, the Beatles brought rock ‘n' roll in England to new heights, playing nearly 300 shows at the Cavern Club, a tiny cellar club on Mathew Street in downtown Liverpool. After performing at the Cavern Club, the boys would head over to the Jacaranda Club on Slater Street for a nightcap. The club was owned by the Beatles first manager, Allan Williams.

Did You Know? The Cavern Club still operates 7 days a week, and hosts an array of live performances. It also is the final destination on London's Magical Mystery Tour.
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Come Together

After making the move from Liverpool to London in the summer of 1963, the Beatles lived together at the Hotel President in Bloomsbury.

Did You Know? Shortly after, in the fall of 1963, the "Fab Four" moved into a flat at 57 Green St - the only true home shared by the Beatles.
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All My Loving

Women of all ages -- pre-teens to the elderly -- were wild for the Beatles. Everyone loved them, and they loved everyone. However, in 1966, that love started to fade. The band began to receive death threats, fans were getting injured, and the crowds became so loud that their songs couldn’t be heard. On Aug. 29, 1966, the Beatles gave their final "official" live performance as a band at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park.

Did You Know? The concert was captured in color by a 15-year-old boy named Barry Hood. Most of Hood’s original footage still remains unseen by the public nearly 50 years later.
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Abbey Road

Between the years of 1962 and 1970, the Beatles recorded nearly all of their music at EMI Studios, located at 3 Abbey Rd in the St. John’s Wood district of northwest London. After the release of their iconic album, which features cover art of the Fab Four crossing an intersection of Abbey Road, the studio was renamed to honor the international fame and success of the Beatles.

Did You Know? Only 2 or 3 Beatles members were present at the time of recording Abbey Road. This was partially due to Lennon's auto accident and because of creative differences between Lennon and McCartney.
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A Hard Day's Night

“A Hard Day's Night” was the first film starring the Beatles during the height of Beatlemania. Considered to be one of the most influential musical films of all time, the black and white comedy film portrays several days in the lives of rock ‘n' roll's original boy band. The Marylebone Train Station (pictured above) was the setting for the memorable opening scenes of the film.

Did You Know? The Beatles may be the most iconic musicians of all time, but they also earned their stripes as funny, witty and charismatic actors who starred in many films.
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Ballad of John & Yoko

After splitting from the Beatles, Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono moved from London to NYC in 1973, moving into the infamous Dakota Building. On the fateful night of Dec. 8, 1980, Lennon was assassinated in the entranceway of the Dakota.

Did You Know? Lennon and Ono met at The Scotch of St. James in Westminster, London (known today as the Directors Lodge Club), during an art show featuring Ono’s work in Nov. 1966.
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Hello, Goodbye

In Jan. 1968, the Beatles purchased the property at 3 Savile Row in London to act as headquarters to Apple Corps, a multimedia corporation founded by the Beatles. Apple Studio, where the Beatles recorded and produced their 12th and final album, was located in the property’s basement.

Did You Know? 3 Savile Row was also the location of the band's final 'public' performance -- a 42-minute set on the rooftop of Apple.
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