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The iconic cover of The Beatles' Abbey Road.

Read From Elgar To Beatles: Abbey Road Blazed A Trail

October 21, 2012 – The pioneering Abbey Road Studios "continues to push boundaries," even in an era of self-recording.


Peter Gabriel

Read Guest DJ Peter Gabriel

October 16, 2012 – The singer shares some of his favorite songs by other artists and talks about his classic album So.


Little Darrin Wolsko spent a chunk of his childhood playing his father's copy of The Beatles self-titled album, best known as The White Album, over and over.

Read Loving An Album To Death Makes A Music Fan For Life

August 16, 2012 – An NPR listener spent his childhood playing his father's copy of The Beatles over and over.


Why are your musical tastes a reflection of you?

Watch You Are What You Hear: What Your Favorite Music Says About You

August 9, 2012 – More than ever, music matters to us — a lot. But why do we like what we like?

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Read Our Search For The Albums Everyone Loves

May 16, 2012 – Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton begin their quest to pin down the most universally loved albums.


Paul McCartney.

Listen Paul McCartney Blows 'Kisses' To His Father's Era

March 29, 2012 – McCartney's new album is a collection of standards he heard while growing up in Liverpool.


The Beatles, left to right: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, producer George Martin, John Lennon.

Read World Cafe Looks Back: The Beatles WXPN

January 30, 2012 – Celebrating The Beatles: interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Martin and Pete Best. WXPN


Indo-Canadian singer Kiran Ahluwalia (clockwise from left), Swedish duo First Aid Kit, and the Philadelphia-based rock group mewithoutyou.

Read A Final Gift From Steve Jobs, Plus New Music From First Aid Kit

October 11, 2011 – Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton let their iPods pick the music as a final farewell to Steve Jobs.


The Record

Read In Other News: Susan Boyle And The Beatles Sell, NYC Critics Rap

November 29, 2010 – Sales and chart numbers, new reviews, and other news you may have missed while you were eating.

Ulf Krueger; Astrid Kirchherr

Listen Beatles' Photographer Astrid Kirchherr Opens Up

November 19, 2010 – Astrid Kirchherr took some of the earliest photos of The Beatles before they were famous.


Listen Belatedly, Beatles Prepare For iTunes Release

November 16, 2010 – The biggest band in history has finally decided to sell its music as online downloads.


Beatles Coffee Break

Read The Beatles On iTunes: Does This Change Anything?

November 16, 2010 – The Beatles' music may be on iTunes for the first time, but the big picture remains the same.

The Beatles

Read Beatles Songs Now Available At iTunes

November 16, 2010 – Following a long negotiation, the band's songs are finally available on iTunes.

The Beatles

Listen The Best Of Apple Records' Albums: Beyond The Beatles

November 2, 2010 – Ed Ward takes a look behind the scenes at Apple Records, and at the albums the label released.


Apple label on Abbey Road

Listen Finding The Best Of The Bands On The Beatles' Label

October 27, 2010 – Apple Records released 31 albums and 52 singles by other artists, collected on Come and Get It..


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