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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Read Beatles Songs Now Available At iTunes

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

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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.

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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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